Recovery from Fibromyalgia and CFS by Self-Healing Functional Medicine.

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Fibromyalgia manifests multiple chronic inflammations spread in various body systems, making it difficult to diagnose and treat. CFS is essentially painless fibromyalgia!

Fibromyalgia.

"He who learns but does not think is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger."

Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher. By Simran Khurana (Updated March 18, 2017)

Fibromyalgia patients are often treated with the misconception that it is an incurable disease! Treatments accordingly are only symptomatic and do not attempt to bring about the patient's recovery. Fibromyalgia is a chronic inflammatory disease. The main difficulty in analyzing which type of chronic disease is Fibromyalgia stems from various symptoms in several organs/systems. CFS manifests metabolic fatigue, primarily due to immune system overload. (Multiple chronic inflammatory processes) 

 

Fibromyalgia & CFS - Short brainstorming. 

CFS is essentially painless Fibromyalgia! Fibromyalgia is an advanced stage of the same disease. Both are not adequately understood. (I will treat them as one disease)

  • Symptomatic treatments such as medications usually cannot cure the patient, as they do not eliminate the disease's causes. Antibiotics, steroids, and other drugs typically have short-term effects with many side effects.
    • Symptomatic treatments often perpetuate the patient's dependence on medication for the rest of their life without trying different approaches!
  • The self-healing method's principles of combining body, mind & spirit allow the body to independently rehabilitate the immune system, recovering from any acquired (non-genetic) chronic illness, including Fibromyalgia.
  • Fibromyalgia's full recovery is achievable using self-healing medicine within 6-18 months, even after many years of suffering.
  • Since no single treatment or medication can cure Fibromyalgia, it is recommended that you read the entire article.

This article presents an entirely different treatment approach and recovery from Fibromyalgia based on self-healing functional medicine principles.

  • The self-healing method's principles of combining body, mind & spirit allow the body to independently rehabilitate the immune system, thereby initiating recovery from any acquired chronic illness, including Fibromyalgia.
  • Although CFS is perceived as a disease, in practice, it is a symptom of inflammation in the body that consumes enormous energy resources and causes weakness and chronic fatigue.
  • The fatigue symptoms are not unique to CFS. There is no blood test or other unequivocal test that can diagnose CFS. Medicine treats CFS separately from Fibromyalgia. (Although both cases have very similar characteristics)

 

Fatigue in Fibromyalgia patients is due to the immune system's effort to rehabilitate tissue damage. (Metabolic fatigue) 

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In practice, a distinction can be made between four types of fatigue:

CFS and fibromyalgia fatigue are attributed to Metabolic fatigue.

  1. Muscle fatigue - (Muscles) Often due to the muscles' exertion (not necessarily aerobic). Such as holding a child in your arms and standing still.
    • Muscle fatigue is a result of lactic acid formation. Usually, within a few minutes, the pain will go away.
  2. Aerobic fatigue - (Heart & Lungs) Fatigue results from physical exertion, sports activities, climbing stairs, carrying loads, etc. Its manifestation is often associated with high heart rate, rapid breathing, muscle aches, and sweating.
    • Aerobic exertion activates the heart and lungs, and therefore the rate of pulse and respiration increases. Sweating is a mechanism designed to cool the body.
  3. Metabolic fatigue - (Liver, kidney, Immune system) Is often due to a heavy meal or chronic inflammatory diseases. The manifestation of metabolic fatigue is a desire to take a nap.
    • Metabolic fatigue is fatigue of the liver and kidneys that work very hard, usually after large meals. The liver is the most energetic organ in the human body! The need for drowsiness reflects the direct connection between the liver and the eyes. (According to Chinese medicine)
    • A weak immune system accompanied by prolonged inflammations can impair alertness, memory, and mood.
  4. Spiritual and mental fatigue - (Brain & Subconscious) Usually, after unpleasant or traumatic events. Mental fatigue manifests as low mood, a tendency to outbursts, closure, and social distance.
    • The brain is energetic; unpleasant and traumatic events are often stored in the subconscious mind. (As part of the defense mechanism of the mind) These processes impair the mood and the general energy level of the body.

 

Self-Healing is like "Performing miracles." Every human being has this capability. It just needs to be revealed.

Links: | Self-Healing Medicine – Main principles & guidelines.How to get started with self-healing therapies? |

Fibromyalgia symptoms.

Which type of chronic disease is Fibromyalgia?

Only four disease groups reflect long-term immune failure: Allergies, Chronic inflammatory diseases, cancer, and autoimmune diseases.

  • Fibromyalgia # Allergies.
    • An allergy is an incorrect reaction of the immune system to harmless substances. Allergy requires the presence of allergens - this is not the case with Fibromyalgia.
  • Fibromyalgia # Cancer. 
    • Cancer has known properties and blood tests of metabolic markers, which do not exist in fibromyalgia patients.
  • Fibromyalgia # Autoimmune disease.
    • Autoimmune diseases are often detected by ANA (Anti-Nuclear Antibody) autoantibodies in an individual's blood serum, which typically indicates that the body mistakenly attacks cells rather than external invaders, the case in Fibromyalgia.

Therefore the inevitable conclusion (by way of negation) is: Fibromyalgia is a chronic inflammatory disease. The main difficulty in analyzing which type of chronic disease is Fibromyalgia stems from the diversity of symptoms in several organs/systems.

 

The following facts reinforce the argument that Fibromyalgia is indeed a chronic inflammatory disease:

Prevalence of ages and sexes at which the disease breaks out. (Matches expected)

  • The incidence of the disease increases significantly with age. The average age at which the disease breaks out is about 50 years. (Although the first signs usually appear years earlier.)
  • The high prevalence among women and the increased tendency of women to produce gallstones support that this is a complex inflammatory disease.

Is there a match between the symptoms and the type of disease? (The answer is "YES") 

  • All symptoms suggest that Fibromyalgia is an inflammatory disease. Confusion (in my opinion) occurs since few organs and systems are involved.
  • Fatigue is a phenomenon that is directly related to chronic inflammation. The energy required from the immune system to prevent further deterioration is unceasing and might increase with the disease's progression. (Causes fatigue and exhaustion.) 
  • Patients with Fibromyalgia (in advanced stages) are very similar to patients with chronic liver disease. What sets patients with chronic liver disease apart is uncontrollable inflammations throughout the body.
    • As a liver and kidney disease patient, I had all these symptoms and many other symptoms. These symptoms indicate a weakness of the liver and kidneys and a low Qi life-force energy.

Do recovery stories match the assertion about the nature of the disease as a chronic inflammatory disease? (The answer is "YES") 

  • Recovery stories from Fibromyalgia are much alike - Changing to a much healthier lifestyle. (Long-term patients may need more than that.)

 

Why is it fairly difficult to diagnose patients with Fibromyalgia?

In the absence of clear indicators of tests, the diagnosis is made by adjusting to the disease's symptoms. But the common symptoms are not exclusive to Fibromyalgia!

  • Chronic inflammatory diseases are often detected using blood test measures such as - ESR and CRP protein. Both of these indices are unreliable when liver function is impaired. This is also one of the reasons why it is challenging to diagnose Fibromyalgia.
    • The liver synthesized C-reactive protein (CRP) CRP, a protein found in blood plasma whose levels rise in response to inflammation. (From Wikipedia)

 

Fibromyalgia is not an incurable disease!

Recommended reading: Kübler-Ross model – Explains the behavior of personal loss.

Remissions often characterize Fibromyalgia patients. They are not accidental; they result from an increase in the body's life-force energy level. Remissions reinforce the idea that Fibromyalgia is a curable disease. 

It is worth internalizing - there is no such thing as a chronic, acquired, incurable disease. (Except for genetic diseases.)

  • For those ready to embark on the inner journey of self-healing - full recovery is guaranteed. (The process can be lengthy, but healing is already felt in the early stages.)
  • Long-term patients may require extended recovery; full recovery is always possible. It is mainly related to faith in the way, perseverance, and strong willpower.
  • Fibromyalgia patients usually receive painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs that treat the symptoms rather than the causes, so it is not surprising that many patients lose faith in recovering from the disease.
  • The human body, mind & spirit are equipped with highly sophisticated mechanisms to recover even from prolonged illnesses. We are simply asked to allow the body to perform its duties without interruption!

 

Fibromyalgia's underlying causes. (Body, Mind & Spirit.)

Pathogens as a cause of Fibromyalgia outbreak.

  • In Fibromyalgia, pathogens are not a cause of the disease but only catalysts and triggers. The fundamental cause is always a weak immune system.

Lifestyle vs. Genetics. 

  • An unhealthy lifestyle (Mental & Physical)  is the leading cause of Fibromyalgia. (80% or more). Genetics explains only a small part of the failures. (20% or less.)
  • One of Fibromyalgia's leading causes is - Traumatic, Non-resolved mental & spiritual events from the past. (Usually subconscious) It can cause low life-force energy flow. Blockages in the flow of life-force energy have far-reaching physical and mental effects.)

The age factor - An unhealthy physical lifestyle vs. Traumatic non-resolved events from the past.

  • The age factor - As symptoms onset at a younger age (30-35 years or less), it is more likely that the weight of unresolved mental traumas is higher than the unhealthy lifestyle. The explanation is that cell aging and death are cumulative, while unresolved traumatic events have an immediate and cumulative effect.

Physical Body.

  • An unhealthy lifestyle reflected in Improper nutrition, high body toxicity, low physical activities, and exposure to the sun, lack of sleep manifests itself in:
    • The low flow of body fluids. (Blood, lymph, bile.)
    • Gut flora imbalance and parasite overgrowth cause a heavy load on the immune system.

Mind & Spirit.

Happiness, Love, Satisfaction, and other positive emotions charge life-force energy.   

Anxiety, stress, disappointment, hate, fear, guilt, envy, and negative emotions deplete the life-force energy.

  • Traumatic Non-resolved mental & spiritual events from our past (usually subconscious) can cause low life-force energy flow. (Blockages in the flow of life-force energy have far-reaching physical and mental effects.)

The combined effect of body, mind, and spirit.

  • A long list of symptoms. (Physical & Mental.)

Prognosis.

  • Recovery occurs only when all the disease causes (mental & physical) are resolved and eliminated.
  • Symptomatic treatments usually cannot cure chronic diseases, as they cannot eliminate their causes.

Fibromyalgia is not a psychiatric disorder. (As sometimes suggested.)

  • Depression and anxiety are signs of "personal loss" due to low quality of life. (Well explained by the Kubler-Ross model - Medical philosophy chapter)
  • Having a long-term chronic disease is depressing. (But it is not the cause of the disease; it is the outcome.)
  • I warmly recommend reading the Kubler-Ross model; I believe it will help patients toward recovery. Kübler-Ross model – Explains the behavior of personal loss.

 

The perception of the human body as a dual, physical, and energetic entity is essential to achieving full recovery.

"To live is to have Qi in every part of your body." To die is to be a body without Qi. For health to be maintained, there must be a balance of Qi."

The location of the symptoms and the severity are not accidental. (This analysis is simplistic but thought-provoking.)

Link: Chakra (Wikipedia) Note: A simple search will provide more detailed diagrams with elaborated information. (Recommended)  

The seven human Chakras (Energy Centers) and organs represent respective influential emotions. (The emotional settings I brought are slightly broader.)

The seven human Chakras (Energy Centers) and organs represent respective influential emotions. (The emotional settings I brought are slightly broader.)

General & Introduction -  The concept of energy centers. (Chakras)

Only Traumatic Non-resolved mental & spiritual events from our past may block the life-force energy. (Traumatic resolved mental & spiritual events do not block the energy centers.) 

  • These principles come from traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda) and Chinese medicine, balancing the body. Western medicine completely ignores the human body's energetic being and misses an opportunity to deeply understand chronic disease formation.
  • Diseases break out where life-force energy does not flow smoothly.
  • When we talk about stress and anxiety as significant causes of chronic morbidity, we must deepen and label the traumatic emotions to release them consciously.

 

Mental-energetic analysis concerning Fibromyalgia, using the Chakras (energy centers) method.

Only Traumatic Non-resolved mental & spiritual events from our past can block the life-force energy. (Traumatic resolved mental & spiritual events do not block the energy centers.) 

  • Fibromyalgia is more complicated to analyze due to its diverse systems and organs. However, I believe the relevant centers are 1-3 (4?). The corresponding traumatic emotions are probably related to Basic trust (fear), career, Money mindset and sense of belonging, Sexuality, pleasure, Creativity, Wisdom, Personal Power, and the ability to channel Love, Relationships, and Self-acceptance. (Only the patient themself can interpret the traumatic events.)

The example I have provided is too simplistic but illustrates the idea and encourages self-searching.

  • The symptomatic organ should be adjusted to its energy center; the traumatic emotions that block the specific energy center must be identified and released.
    • You should consider assisting a certified hypnotist if the result cannot be reached through an internal search.
  • Prolonged and severe multi-system diseases need to be restored according to the chronological order of symptoms.
  • In many cases (as in my case), it is a mix of traumatic emotions and several energy centers, making it challenging to locate the energy block source.
  • The right side is the male at the energetic level, while the left is related to the female and the offspring. Therefore trauma with the mother or a brother, for example, will be expressed in different locations!

The severity of symptoms. 

  • The symptoms' intensity is related to the body's general energy (in the central energy channel) and the specific organ or organs' energy level.

 

Illustration of the digestive tract in the upper abdomen.

Illustration of the digestive tract in the upper abdomen.

Gallstones are one of the leading physical triggers & catalysts for the high prevalence of Fibromyalgia in women. 

  • Women tend to develop gallstones, and bile obstruction impacts the immune system.
  • The main reasons for women's increased tendency to develop gallstones are hormonal imbalances such as pregnancy, birth control pills, medications, and insulin resistance. (Poor nutrition)

Opening bile obstructions by natural means (not by surgical gallbladder removal) directly affects the immune system.

  • Bile is a strong alkaline and helps contradict the acidity of food coming from the stomach. In a pH-balanced environment, parasites in the digestive system do not thrive, significantly strengthening the immune system.
  • Bile is a lotion that contains fats and salts that help lubricate and restore the intestinal walls.
  • Restoration of the natural flora in the intestines significantly strengthens the immune system and helps recover from many chronic diseases.

The female hormone Estrogen gives women an increased ability to regenerate damaged internal cells and protect their liver.

  • At the end of the woman's fertility period, the estrogen level decreases, as does the liver's protection.
  • Women after their fertility period might suffer from an increased tendency to create Liver & Gallbladder stones.   
  • The Estrogen effect on the regeneration of damaged cells is probably evolutionary since the woman has to give birth and take care of the children. (Male Testosterone hormone gives men better muscle-building abilities. Although in modern ages, it is not required for survival.)

 

Gallbladder containing gallstones.

Gallbladder containing gallstones.

Fibromyalgia patients who underwent Cholecystectomy - Surgery to remove the gallbladder. 

The gallbladder is removed to treat inflammation of the gallbladder. No gallbladder – no pain.

  • The gallbladder's primary function is to store the bile produced in the liver and release it when digesting fatty foods. When the gallbladder is removed, the bile comes directly from the liver to the duodenum without stimulation. When you need bile to digest fatty foods, it enters the small intestine in quantities smaller than required.
  • Surgery to remove the gallbladder produces many side effects and does not solve inflammation in the body.
  • If the Surgery to remove the gallbladder is performed correctly, there should not be damage to the bile ducts that connect the liver to the duodenum.
  • Opening the liver's blockages that interfere with the normal flow of bile is necessary. In the absence of the gallbladder, this action is vital.
  • Fibromyalgia patients with no gallbladder should take longer than usual preparation before starting with liver flushes.
    • Start the morning with a natural squeezed lemon juice drink with lukewarm water and apple cider vinegar for at least a month.
    • Coffee enemas should be performed at least twice a week for a whole month.
    • Drink natural squeezed juices at least two or three times a week, in a large glass, for at least a month.
    • Liver flushes (without gallbladder flushes) can be done in half the recommended amount only if there are no severe side effects after a month of preparation. (Such as high fever, migraines, and unusual weakness.)

 

The first stage of recovery from Fibromyalgia - How to start?

Link: How to get started with self-healing therapies?

Self-healing is a challenging process that often involves changes in diet and lifestyle. The first stages of adaptation are the most difficult. Don't expect your attending physicians (they believe and know only the conventional methods), so support from your spouse, family, and friends is critical.

  • You should adopt the available treatments & lifestyle changes that best suit your condition. However, "The Balanced diet," Liver & kidney cleansing, is usually needed.
  • The benefits of adopting a self-healing lifestyle are immense; discipline and strong willpower are mainly required in the early stages.
  • If you followed self-healing principles for at least three months without a significant improvement in symptoms, it means that the more systemic inflammation, you just need more time! And more intense treatments.
  • A urine Ph. of 6.0 or below usually indicates that the intestines are too acidic. It can suggest that gut flora is imbalanced!

 

If you seek doctors' advice about self-healing from Fibromyalgia, do not expect your doctor's support for self-healing medicine.

Link: Conventional Modern Medicine vs. Self-Healing (Alternative) Medicine.

Recommend everyone delve into the principles of self-healing before deciding. And the differences between conventional medicine and self-healing medicine.

  • Deciding which way to choose is always the patient's decision; family and friends' support is essential.
  • Doctors don't like undermining their authority; they usually see themselves as the one who knows what's right for you! 
  • Many questions arise in my experience of entering a self-healing process, especially from severe illnesses. Understanding and believing along the way are critical to success. Self-healing is a challenging process accompanied by ups and downs; it is effortless to break down in the healing process; success comes thanks to perseverance.

 

Self-healing functional medicine works on the physical body and, mind & spirit to eliminate the causes of Fibromyalgia.

               

List of self-healing main principles and guidelines concerning Fibromyalgia. (Briefly)

Introduction.

  • Changing one's lifestyle is usually the main obstacle to achieving recovery. But the rewards are outstanding. 
  • You should adopt the available treatments & nutrition recommendations that best suit your condition. However, liver & kidney cleansing is usually needed.
  • Do not underestimate the importance of the mental & spiritual parts.

Harnessing the extraordinary capabilities of Self-Healing.

  • Self-healing is like "Performing miracles." Every human being has this capability. It just needs to be revealed.
  • Our body, mind & spirit are reflections of each other.
  • The influence of our mind & spirit on our physical body is immense. 
  • I prefer to call it Complementary Alternative Medicine. (CAM) "Self-healing medicine."

Recovery from Fibromyalgia - The Holistic approach of self-healing.

  • The location of symptoms does not necessarily reveal the main problem.
  • A single organ or system cannot be cured apart from the rest of the body. The entire body's immune system has to recover as well.

Fibromyalgia Self-Healing lifestyle recommendations.

  • Try to minimize your medication intake. (They all harm the immune system.)
  • Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages (including beer and wine) are not recommended, damaging the immune system.
  • Chew well, take a break, eat comfortably, and do not eat late at night.
  • Each morning on an empty stomach, squeeze one lemon and drink it mixed with lukewarm water. (You can add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.)
  • Intermittent fasting (not with zero calories) has many benefits.
  • Regular physical exercise and massage.
  • Sound 7-8 hours of night sleep.

The self-healing allegedly paradox - A few symptoms during recovery may be more severe, but other symptoms disappear!

  • Be aware that self-healing has ups and downs; it does not indicate that it does not work. The last stage might be the hardest because the immune system becomes more responsive. (Light fever and fatigue during self-healing are usually signs of recovery.)

 

Mental & Spiritual enhancement principles. (Often underestimated.)

Link: Mental & spiritual enhancement.

  • Lifestyle changes, with more relaxation and sleep.
  • Releasing Non-resolved stressful events from the past. (To restore the life-force energy flow.)
  • Strengthening positive emotions and faith.

Fibromyalgia patients should consider hypnosis. (Authorized only)

The use of hypnosis may be perceived by many as unrelated to their illness, but releasing mental distress has far-reaching effects on the body. 

  • The traumatic non-resolved issues may be from the distant past; in most cases, it is difficult for the patient to reconstruct the events independently.
  • Since the energetic flushing technique is unavailable to most patients, you may want to consider using hypnosis experts to release traumatic non-resolved stress from the past that blocks the Qi life-force energy.
  • Through hypnosis, it may be possible to reconstruct traumatic non-resolved events and release the stress that blocks the Qi life-force energy and thus causes sickness.

Hypnosis may be an essential therapeutic tool but not an exclusive treatment.

 

Physical body enhancement principles.

Link: Physical treatments & supplements - Summary table.

  1. Eating & drinking a large balanced variety of unprocessed food & beverages helps initiate the body's natural regeneration process.
  2. Mechanical Detoxification. (By unblocking and cleansing the liver & kidneys.)
    1. Liver cleansing includes drinking natural squeezed juices, coffee, and baking soda enemas—probiotic enemas of live bacteria.
  3. Exercise and massage to improve blood & lymphatic circulation.
  4. Controlled Solar-baths. (Essential for proper physiology and charges the life-force energy.)
  5. Acupuncture can restore the life-force energy flow and relieve pain.  
  6. It uses mainly herbal food supplements and antioxidants (as little as possible) to restore the body's balance and deficiencies.

 

Detailed overview of the Physical body principles to achieve recovery from Fibromyalgia.

 

An anti-inflammatory diet and proper eating habits are essential for recovery.

An anti-inflammatory diet and proper eating habits are essential for recovery.

Nutritional recommendations for Fibromyalgia patients.

Recommended link: "The balanced, varied diet" is the best diet for maintaining good health and optimal weight.

In my experience, very few fibromyalgia patients have a proper diet & eating habits, even though many believe they are eating healthy!

Introduction.

  • Fats, protein, carbohydrates & natural sugars are needed; it is wrong to deny completely one of the macronutrients.
  • The need for various foods (mainly from plants) allows the body to get all the nutrients (enzymes, minerals, electrolytes, dietary fiber, antioxidants) through food and drinks. High-quality and varied foods, together with sun-controlled exposure, almost eliminate the need for sometimes harmful supplements and absorb less than quality food.

Fibromyalgia patients may suffer from severe farting.

  • Imbalances in intestinal flora often manifested themselves in farting. Farting during the recovery period is often a positive sign! (Contrary to what is commonly thought) they reflect attempts by good bacteria to control the parasites. (Dead parasites release gas.)
  • Taking control of the good bacteria over the parasites is usually accompanied by much farting. This process can take several months. No need to panic and see the recommended diet as if it failed. On the contrary!

 

Recommended food:

  1. Start your morning by drinking one cup of squeezed lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water. (It is even better if you add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar + one tablespoon of olive oil.)
  2. Vegetables, seeds, sprouts, roots, nuts, legumes, beans, lentils, mushrooms, fruits, and berries.   
  3. Moist low-medium glycemic index starches such as rice, sweet potato, taro root, and spelled quinoa. (You better add a teaspoon of coconut oil, Ghee purified butter, or other natural oils for better absorption.)
  4. Organic range-free eggs (especially egg yolk) are excellent emulsifiers due to their high lecithin content. (Good quality egg yolk has an orange color.)
    1. Egg yolk is rich in vitamin D3.
  5. Eat wild deep-sea fish 2-to 3  a week. (They are less contaminated and also have a high omega-three content.)
    • Fish is easy to digest and does not create a very acidic environment in the intestines.
  6. Berries are among the most potent antioxidants – combined with any fruit, goat yogurt, cinnamon, and walnuts. (Yogurt, like all probiotics, may cause gas bloating. It is usually a good sign.)
  7. The liver, in particular, benefits from all-natural bitter foods. (Such as grapefruit and dark chocolate.)
  8. Dietary fiber (found only in plant-based diets) is essential for gut recovery. It might cause a reaction like gas bloating. (Fiber helps to feed the good bacteria.)
  9. Fermented products with natural live bacteria, such as goat yogurt or natural kombucha, are essential for good health.
  10. Consuming high-quality fats like Olive oil, flaxseed oil, hemp oil, Ghee (purified butter), and coconut oil, together with fiber, helps lubricate the lining of the intestinal walls. It is essential to replenish the good bacteria and help regenerate intestinal wall tissue.
  11. Regular eating of bone marrow (possibly in soup) is especially recommended.
  12. Consuming Iodine regularly (for proper thyroid function) is essential. (The easiest way is by consuming Himalayan pink salt.)
  13. It is recommended to consume sulfur foods such as avocado, onion, garlic, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale to strengthen the immune system.

Which bread is the healthiest? (Sprouted bread, rye, spelled, or whole flour sourdough bread.) 

  • Healthy bread is dense and tends to be massive. (Especially bread made without yeast.)
  • Bread with low gluten is best. Most healthy bread has low gluten. (Although not zero percent gluten)
  • There are many bread recipes. Most people do not bake their bread. Buying bread from a reliable source is essential. The best are small specialized bakeries that deliver organic whole-grain sourdough bread.
  • Sprouted bread is most recommended for everyone. Sprouting releases enzymes that break the grain shell. Sprouted bread has low gluten and is much easier to digest because enzymes start breaking the grain shell. (which is hard to digest)
  • Low-calorie bread is less dense and weighs less. Heavy bread makes you feel full faster.

Minimize eating white flour & yeast bread; it disturbs the gut flora balance.

 

Recommended beverages:

  • Water, tea (without sugar or milk), black coffee (without sugar or milk), and freshly squeezed juice. (Not too sweet.)
    • Drinking fresh juice may cause gas bloating. It is inevitable and part of the recovery process.

Due to intestinal wall damage, appropriate discipline in eating and drinking is required. 

  • Until there is a significant improvement in symptoms, the list of food and beverages not recommended is quite long, but that should not surprise anyone.
  • Eating mainly cooked, soft, warm, and moist food is recommended. (Easier to digest)
  • The additional nutrients that the body needs for recovery will come from drinking natural fresh-squeezed juices.

 

Not recommended Food & Beverages - Minimize consumption.

  • All Processed food, smoked food, preservatives, and canned food. (Huge category.)
  • Soft drinks of all kinds, including diet beverages. 
  • Plain sugars and high glycemic starches. (Such as white flour products, potatoes, white bread, biscuits, cakes, etc.)
  • Eating high doses of sweet fruits. (Especially grapes and watermelon containing mainly glucose.) Sugars can create an imbalance in gut flora.   
  • Trans-fats (found in many industrialized products) like Margarine are very harmful.
  • Yeast bread. (Sourdough bread is much better.)
  • Dairy products are unsuitable for Fibromyalgia patients as they are loaded with sugar (lactose) and too many proteins. Besides, they create an acidic environment in the intestines.
    • Goat's milk or yogurt is much better. (Limited quantities.)
  • High gluten content products. (Gluten protein is found in most cereals. Gluten tends to adhere to intestinal walls and will probably aggravate symptoms.)
  • Reduce meat & poultry consumption by 50% or more. (Meat & poultry are hard to digest; they create a high acidity environment in the intestines.)
  • Leafy greens. (Until significant relief in symptoms. They tend to stick to the inflamed intestinal walls.)
  • Spicy hot foods are usually beneficial, but they may cause symptoms to worsen. (Due to the Herxheimer effect, dead pathogens release toxins & gas.)
  • Eating large amounts of carbohydrates and animal proteins are not recommended. (Especially meat or dairy products with potatoes or other high glycemic starches.)

 

Eating habits.

  • Minimize eating away from home, preferably taking home food to work and not buying outside.
  • Chew well, take a break, and eat comfortably.
  • Do not eat late at night.
  • Intermittent fasting (not with zero calories) has many benefits.
  • Fresh vegetables should be sprinkled with olive oil or other oils such as hemp or flaxseed.
  • You should add a little fat with a higher melting temperature, such as coconut oil or Ghee butter, boiled or baked starches, or vegetables. (Although they are saturated fats.)
  • Especially after a meal that includes animal protein (more difficult to digest), taking a short 20-30 minute walk at moderate speed is recommended. Walking helps the digestive processes.

We eat with all senses; it is desirable to fill the plate with various vegetables with oils & spices. (Including aromatic salt.)

 

Coffee and baking soda enemas are incredibly helpful.

Coffee and baking soda enemas are incredibly helpful.

The ultimate liver and kidney detoxification is explained.

Recommended links: | Juicing principles | Coffee enemas | Liver & Gallbladder flush |

The liver and kidneys fill a long list of critical metabolic processes. A burden on one creates a burden on the other, so it is necessary to address both.

Liver detoxification: Freshly squeezed juices, coffee enemas, Liver flush.

  • Why combining freshly squeezed juice with liver & gallbladder flushes and coffee enemas is so powerful? 
  • Fresh juice supplies the body with all the needed nutrients, such as vitamins, enzymes, electrolytes & antioxidants. It elevates the body's energy and helps the liver to produce more bile.
  • Liver flushes (especially when adding apple cider vinegar) can dissolve and remove solidified bile stones resulting from high toxicity levels.
  • Coffee enemas are much more effective when the bile ducts are not blocked. (Because the movement inside the liver is through the bile ducts.) 
  • Coffee enemas have an almost immediate effect on the liver and intestines. When the body has lower toxicity levels, the body's energy will improve significantly. Therefore the immune system can fight all pathogens much more effectively.

 

Exercise and massage, Controlled Solar-baths, Acupuncture, and Food supplements.

Link: Lifestyle & Diet, Supplements, Herbal medicine & Additional anti-inflammatory therapies.

  • Regular exercise is essential because the lymphatic fluid (3 times the amount of blood in our body) is a significant part of the immune system, unable to function without the body's movement.
  • The sun has extraordinary healing properties. Sun is not the cause of skin cancer, and moderate controlled exposure has beneficial effects, especially for many systems in the body, including the immune system.
  • Acupuncture does not involve any side effects and has exceptional properties when combined with a comprehensive treatment.
  • One should always prefer good quality food & beverages with a high nutritional value over supplements. However, one might need a few (though not many) carefully selected supplements during the recovery process.

 

Summary, conclusions, and recommendations.

Fibromyalgia is a collection of symptoms caused by chronic inflammations that affect more than one organ and system.

What type of chronic disease is Fibromyalgia?

  • Only four disease groups reflect long-term immune failure; Allergies, Chronic inflammatory diseases, Cancer, and Autoimmune diseases. Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease and certainly not an allergy or cancer. And so, it must be a chronic inflammatory disease.
  • Fibromyalgia is a collection of symptoms caused by chronic inflammations that affect more than one organ and system.

Fibromyalgia is not an incurable disease!

  • It is worth internalizing - there is no such thing as a chronic acquired incurable disease. (Except for genetic diseases.)
  • Remissions often characterize Fibromyalgia. They are not accidental; they result from an increase in the body's life-force energy level. Remissions reinforce the idea that Fibromyalgia is a curable disease.
  • For those ready to embark on the inner journey of self-healing - full recovery is guaranteed. (The process can be lengthy, but healing is already felt in the early stages.) 

Fibromyalgia underlying causes.

  • The underlying causes of Fibromyalgia are an unhealthy lifestyle combined with anxiety & traumatic Non-resolved events from the past.
  • As the disease erupts at a younger age (30 years and below), the likelihood of mental trauma as the leading cause of the disease increases, and vice versa.
  • Recovery occurs only when all the disease causes (mental & physical) are resolved and eliminated.
  • Symptomatic treatments usually cannot cure the patient, as they do not eliminate the disease's causes.

The age factor - An unhealthy physical lifestyle vs. Traumatic non-resolved events from the past.

  • The age factor - As symptoms onset at a younger age (30-35 years or less), it is more likely that the weight of unresolved mental traumas is higher than the unhealthy lifestyle. The explanation is that cell aging and death are cumulative, while unresolved traumatic events have an immediate and cumulative effect.

Prolonged use of medications & Supplements. (Including herbal supplements.)

  • Sometimes, taking analgesics for relatively short periods is necessary when the pain does not allow proper functioning.
  • Painkillers cannot cure the disease but only moderate the symptoms, so the aim is to minimize their use to the minimum possible.
  • Prolonged use of most drugs, especially non-herbal drugs, has side effects (sometimes intolerable) and cumulative damage to the body that comes out of balance.
  • The use of dietary supplements is excessive and sometimes even harmful. A balanced and appropriate diet with naturally fermented products (or live probiotics) and controlled exposure to the sun are recommended to minimize dietary supplements for those who are not vegan.

Long-term Fibromyalgia can affect cognitive abilities, alertness, and mood.

  • Balanced gut flora has a direct effect on brain functions. Cognitive abilities, alertness, and mood are affected by the level of the neurotransmitter serotonin. The production of serotonin is primarily done in the gut in the presence of good bacteria. Thus resuming gut flora balance will also improve cognitive functions. 

Economic aspects.

  • The economic burden of doctors, drugs, and treatments is sometimes very high. (In my case, the expenditure was exceptionally high.)
  • Despite the significant expenditure on food and juices, the savings on medicines and doctors, not to mention the suffering and low quality of life, make the investment in self-healing exceptionally economical in the long run.

Self-healing is like "Performing miracles." Every human being has this capability. It just needs to be revealed.

Link: How to get started with self-healing therapies?

  • Following the principles & guidelines of self-healing medicine will cure the entire body mentally and physically.
  • The main drawback of self-healing is the need for changes in lifestyle & habits. The transformation is enormous in every aspect.
  • After symptoms improve, continuing the properly controlled lifestyle and diet is essential.

  

Recommended link: Forum discussions about Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

I wish all Fibromyalgia patients, wherever they live, full recovery. Good health with a better quality of life.

 
Frequently asked questions and answers:
Why is fibromyalgia a complex disease to diagnose?
The symptoms of fibromyalgia are not unique to the disease, and no test gives an unequivocal answer.
What type of chronic disease is fibromyalgia?
Only four disease groups reflect long-term immune failure: Allergies, Chronic inflammatory diseases, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. Therefore the inevitable conclusion (by way of negation) is: Fibromyalgia is a chronic inflammatory disease. The main difficulty in analyzing which type of chronic disease is Fibromyalgia stems from the diversity of symptoms in several organs/systems.
Is fibromyalgia an incurable disease?
It is possible to recover from fibromyalgia completely, but not through drug treatment, only through strengthening the immune system and using self-healing tools.
Do gallbladder infections have implications for fibromyalgia, especially in women?
Hormonal fluctuations in women, menstrual cycles, births, birth control pills, and various phytoestrogen foods increase the chances of gallbladder infections in women (twice as much as in men). Obstruction, even partially, of the flow of bile fluid into the duodenum significantly affects the weakening of the immune system.
Is switching to a healthy diet able to cure fibromyalgia patients?
A natural anti-inflammatory diet is of high importance in achieving healing from fibromyalgia. At the same time, a healthy lifestyle, mechanical detoxification, and mental relaxation is required, especially when it comes to prolonged and systemic illness.
Why can't drug therapy, antibiotics, analgesics, and corticosteroids cure fibromyalgia?
The drug treatment aims to relieve the symptoms (at the high cost of worsening the disease in the long term). It is not intended in the first place to bring about recovery from fibromyalgia. To recover, it is necessary to neutralize the causes of the disease and not the symptoms.
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Is Self-Healing Possible While Taking Medication?

20/02/2020 8:18
Harel Samuel
Dear Camille,
Self-healing combines body, mind, and spirit and does not constitute merely "detoxification."
Recovery from prolonged fibromyalgia involves changing lifestyle and nutrition as part of a process of understanding the nature of the disease.

I took about 100 pills a day! I stopped at once only when I realized that there was no need for them, but only severe and prolonged damage to the body.
Without enlightenment, it is very mentally challenging to stop the medication, continued medication makes the patient addictive, especially from the fear of pain.

Most drugs, in particular steroids, do not allow the immune system to recover, but for those who are unable to stop taking drugs immediately, the dose can be reduced gradually.

For those who understand and embrace the principles of self-healing (even with a gradual reduction in drug-taking), success is guaranteed! Anyone who considers self-healing as another type of experience, one of many, unfortunately, has a low chance of success.

Best wishes for quick recovery,
Harel Samuel

Where to start?

20/02/2020 7:33
Camille
Thank you for an informative article...I have a loved one who has been suffering from a severe case of this disease for over 10 years. She is on a ton of pharmaceuticals, which are no longer helping, but is reluctant to stop taking them. Most of the diet you recommend she already follows. Will detoxification be worthwhile even with the medications? Trying to figure out how to help her....

There is no such thing as an incurable disease. (Except for genetic diseases.)

08/09/2019 7:37
Harel Samuel
Dear Zoey,
If you look at extraordinary Fibromyalgia recovery stories that seem impossible, you will find that the majority begins with the hope and belief that any illness can be cured, along with the internalization that active action is critical. (Passive strategy usually does not bring recovery from any chronic diseases.)

Conventional medicine in the first place does not offer to heal, but only relief of symptoms - so most patients become discouraged, get depressed (very natural) and stop trying to recover truly.

There is a whole industry around Fibromyalgia that is rolling billions of dollars from the suffering of patients. Medicine has no incentive to seek self-healing tools.

Best Regards and wishes for a full recovery.

Harel Samuel


Cure

08/09/2019 3:47
Zoey
Everything I have read states there is absolutely no cure for fibromyalgia. You seem to insinuate there is? That you can completely recover from this disease.

Hope and faith that we can heal are the basis for self-healing, which exists in all of us.

29/06/2019 10:22
Harel Samuel
Dear Richard Wilkins,

I fully understand your frustration; fibromyalgia patients suffer from symptoms of multi-systemic inflammation and pain accordingly. There is hope; you can fully recover from the situation you are in. (Even if you have been suffering from the disease for many years) It may take you a year or more until you feel significant relief, but after three months you will feel a partial relief. Once you understand that there is hope to be completely cured of the disease, you will be amazed at the tremendous powers you have. The ability to heal yourself exists in everyone and you, start doing what your body needs, especially.

I wish you would find the right way.

Harel Samuel

Fibromyalia

29/06/2019 3:49
Richard Wilkins
Pain with no relief

Dear Kumar

07/06/2019 11:22
Harel Samuel
Dear Kumar,
• All the symptoms you describe indicate a body with relatively high levels of toxins, which is manifested in various infections, weakness, and bad mood. (And other harmful effects.) Because you are still very young and the body can recover very quickly, it is likely that even with only slight dietary changes.
• In one to two months, you will already feel a very significant difference. Some people perceive the beginning of evolution as more complicated. When the body is released from the symptoms, the mood improves, and with it, the sexual drive.
• Unfortunately, I have not visited India; I am sure there is a vast variety of tasty vegetables and fruits. By the way, spices are not the source of your problems. I believe that most foods are also available in India.
Recommended food:
• Start your morning by drinking one cup of squeezed lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water. (It is even better if you add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar + one tablespoon of olive oil.)
• A large variety of vegetables, seeds, sprouts, roots, legumes, fruits, and berries.
• Low glycemic index starches. (You can add a teaspoon of coconut oil, ghee purified butter for better absorption.)
• Eat wild deep sea fish 2-3 a week. (They are less contaminated and also have a high omega three content.)
• Fish is easy to digest and does not create a very acidic environment in the intestines.
• Berries are among the best anti-oxidants – combined with goat yogurt and cinnamon; they are delicious. (Yogurt, like all probiotics, might create gas bloating. It is a good sign.)
• Dietary fiber (found only in plant-based diets) is essential for gut recovery. It might cause a reaction like gas bloating. (Fiber helps to feed the good bacteria.)
• Fermented products with natural live bacteria such as goat yogurt or natural kombucha are essential for good health.
• Consuming high-quality fats like Olive oil, flax seed oil, hemp oil, Ghee (purified butter) and coconut oil, together with fiber, helps lubricate the lining of the intestinal walls. It is essential to replenish the good bacteria and helps regenerate intestinal wall tissue.
Recommended beverages:
• Water, tea (without sugar or milk), black coffee (without sugar or milk), freshly squeezed juice. (Not too sweet.)
• Drinking fresh juice may cause gas bloating. It is inevitable and part of the recovery process.
Not recommended Food & Beverages - Minimize consumption.
• All Processed food, smoked food, preservatives, canned food. (Huge category.)
• Soft drinks of all kinds, including diet beverages.
• Plain sugars and high glycemic starches. (Such as white flour products, potatoes, white bread, biscuits, cakes, etc.)
• Trans-fats (found in many industrialized products) like Margarine are very harmful.
• Yeast bread. (Sourdough bread is much better.)
• Dairy products are not suitable for Fibromyalgia patients as they are loaded with sugar (lactose) and too many proteins. Besides, they create an acidic environment in the intestines.
• Goat’s milk or yogurt is much better. (Limited quantities.)
• High gluten content products. (Gluten protein is found in most cereals. Gluten tends to adhere to intestinal walls and will probably aggravate symptoms.)
• Reduce meat & poultry consumption by 50% or more. (Meat & poultry are hard to digest; they create high acidity environment in the intestines.)
• Leafy greens. (Until significant relief in symptoms. They tend to stick to the inflamed intestinal walls.)
• Spicy hot foods are usually beneficial, but they may cause symptoms to worsen. (Due to the Herxheimer effect, dead pathogens release toxins & gas.)
• It is not recommended to eat large amounts of carbohydrates and animal proteins together. (Especially meat or dairy products with potatoes or other high glycemic starches.)

There is a full list of all the nutritional recommendations that are appropriate for you in the balanced diet article.

Best wishes for fast recovery,
Samuel Harel

Hand ,& fingers night pain and stiffness in knee and feet , depressive thoughts and severe anxiety and numbness in feet ,hands .

06/06/2019 17:53
Kumar
Hi/Namaste
I'm 30 Year old /Male - from India,

Earlier comment was full of mistakes .
Sorry for that ..

Thanks for your detailed information
I have No problem of Arthritis & Doctor said it's symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

I have pain in palm and fingers in night same time I experience racing thoughts and accelarated heartbeat.

Doctor didn't find anything related to arthritis .
Even they done x-ray scanning and blood test .

Some sometimes I am having this problems these all are like on and off not regularly .

After sex I'll be exhausted and I am getting lot of hand and leg pain and numbness also .

Please suggest shelf healing Diet for Indians , Bcoz we are majorly vegetarians.

And please suggest Body massage oil to relax tight muscles .

Thank you / Namaste.

Hand ,& fingers night pain and stiffness in knee and feet , depressive thoughts and severe anxiety and numbness in feet ,hands .

06/06/2019 17:46
Kumar
Hi/Namaste
I'm from India,
Thanks for your detailed information
No problem of Arthritis Doctor said it's symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

I'm pain in palm and fingers in night and whenever I have racing thoughts and accelarated heartbeat.

Doctor didn't find anything related to arthritis . Even that done x-ray scanning and blood test . Some sometimes I am having this problems these all are like on and off not regularly . After sex I'll be exhausted I am forgetting lot of hand and leg pain and numbness also .

Please suggest shelf drilling foods to cure numbness and this sort of fibromyalgia pain .

Dear Sara

02/06/2019 19:07
Harel Samuel
I fully understand your depression. Once you feel that there is hope, you are assured that
even if it is a long and challenging process, you will feel completely different. Also if you had an
operation to remove the gallbladder (this surgery is widespread, especially in the Western
world), then the bile ducts that connect the liver with the duodenum remain in place. There
is, of course, much to do, only with different emphases. For a more exhaustive answer, you can contact me through my direct email sf_healing@yahoo.com

Best wishes,
Harel Samuel

Fibromyalgia

02/06/2019 7:31
Sarah Stoffregen
I suffer from depression from this disorder. I do not have a gallbladder what is my alternative

You can’t recover from fibro

23/04/2019 14:43
Harel Samuel
Dear Rachel,

• I'm happy you wrote your comment. I understand your frustration. Fibromyalgia is a disease that can be cured, although it may take a longer time than expected but, it is a reversible process in every situation.
• The human body is programmed for survival and self-defense. You must not give up. Only getting to the acceptance stage (recommend you look at the Kubler Ross model) will allow you to enter the discipline required for recovery. When I say recovery, I mean full recovery.
• Self-healing is something that all have. You do not need to be a Buddhist monk or an Indian Yogi to obtain its benefits.
• I strongly encourage you to start with the relatively easy things to do. A balanced diet, without processed foods, of course without smoking and alcohol. (There is a detailed explanation on the site in the chapter on nutrition.)
• Juice squeezed at least 2-3 pimples a week creates initially quite harsh reactions, but after a month you will begin to feel a change. Once you feel good, even if you have bad days now and then, you will suddenly feel that you have tremendous hidden powers. You must not give up. I know what poor quality of life is, I just rotted while I'm still alive!
• Take your time, reread the materials carefully, and if necessary involve your close family, do not expect the support of your doctors. I guess you've already tried all the possible remedies without success. These drugs treat the symptoms rather than the causes of the disease. Fibromyalgia is a very common, but very misleading, disease, especially the multiple symptoms in a large number of organs and systems. Fibromyalgia is not a mental illness and antidepressants do not solve anything; they create a terrible dependency on the drug over time.


• I think that your appeal points to hope and faith.

• Life is precious, quality of life no less important than life expectancy, fight to change the situation in which you are; it is not defined from heaven. It's in your hands.

Best wishes for a full recovery from Fibromyalgia.

I wish you complete success. You can write to me and ask questions at your convenience.

Samuel Harel

You can’t recover from fibro

15/04/2019 15:57
Rachel
I’ve had fibromyalgia my entire life. It’s not something you can’t recover from. It’s a genetic disorder and will lay dormant till after a traumatic event, whether it if it’s physical or mental. For me, I almost died at birth.
You can manage the pain with different kinds of medications, it’s different for everyone. But it’s something that I, and everyone with it, has to live with it for the rest of our lives.
And yes some doctors either think it’s all in our heads or will take a long time to figure out what it is. But that doesn’t mean it’s not real. And more and more doctors are understanding what it is. So listen to them because fibromyalgia is a very difficult thing to diagnose and it’s not something you can recover from. You can manage the pain and other symptoms but it will always be there.

Fibromyalgia

22/12/2018 7:52
VICKY KEIR
Shelley i can help you with the coffee stuff i think you are talking about. Please befriend me on face book.

Fibromyalgia

22/12/2018 7:47
Vicky Keir Tokoroa New Zealand
Hi everyone I am a suffer of this condition and i have found something that my help alot of people. It is all natural and it has helped with my chronic pain, brain fog, depression, stress and everything else that can occur from this condition. I have heaps of energy and fined that i am moving around alot better everyday. If you would like to know more please befriend me on face book and i can give you all the information.

wellington

18/11/2018 21:51
Shelley
Thank you so much for this info .I am so relieved to find some help as everytime I go see my doctor they more or less say it's in my head .hence I walk away feeling even more frustrated and down.
I have noticed my symptoms are getting worst now numbness and pain in more places . And a lot more tired.along with fatigue bad memory and pain in joints and muscles
I'm 54 now and lately feeling like 80.today I'm going to limit all process food. And have some juices .not sure though what is the best fruits veg to put in these..and where do u get the coffee things ?
It's sad as people dont see what's going on inside so they think u are ok . But it's a struggle and heartbreaking as u want to feel amazing .I was bubbly and social now I'm tired and sore and want what I was again

Fibromyalgia

21/10/2018 1:06
Kit Yap
I had this for over 30 years, blaming it to over working my body (perhaps it is). I am now 60 years old and fortunate enough to be able to stop work for the last 12 months. I feel a lot better, my pain killer has reduced by 80% and now working to reduce my sleeping pills. Anxiety can be one of the main cause but its difficult to eradicate that, as like me I used to have young family, financial difficulties and two jobs per day. For my initial diagnosis, the doctor prescribed muscle relaxant and I thought now, that was not the right treatment. My sickness went downhill to depression. I am not sure what I have done to be where I am now (only 2 panadeine for alternate morning compared to 6-8 per day), definitely not working, having grown up children reduces lots of worries. I still have bad days particularly during winter. To my fellow sufferers there are definitely brighter days ahead...to come.

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14/10/2018 6:13
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You have a problem, kiddie.

Fibromyalgia

20/09/2018 22:47
Linda Johnson
I suffer with this every day. I am 47 and was diagnosed with this when I was in my early 20's. It hasnt been till today that Im realizing ots related to all my orher symptoms such as PTSD anxiety and depression. Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone
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