Fibromyalgia Remedies

Fibromyalgia remedies are often stumbled upon purely by chance. When you find a remedy that works for you its worth sticking to it and experimenting with it as the relief can be enormous.  

My Fibromyalgia Remedies

How I cope with Fibromyalgia

I find that when I'm stressed the fibromyalgia gets worse. I have tried various painkillers and meds but nothing has worked so I gave up on prescription drugs and I don't like taking medication.

While I was searching for alternative and natural fibromyalgia remedies, I found a crazy Italian guy on YouTube who had fibro who was ranting about the effectiveness of juicing to get rid of the fibro pain. He had suffered from fibro pain for years and was just about at the end of his tether until he found juicing.

I wasn't new to juicing, I already had a juicer so decided to start juicing to see if it would get rid of the pain.

Fibromyalgia remediesJuicing can relieve fibromyalgia pain

I juiced for two days, no other foods just juice, four of them each day and to my amazement the fibro pain went. The relief from the pain was wonderful. This only works as a temporary measure, it does not get rid of fibro completely. But it is a blessing when you are riddled in pain, knowing that you can juice and the pain will go.

This is how I manage the fibro. We should all try to live stress free lives but its impossible to avoid stress completely, so when I get stressed and get the fibro pain I turn straight to the juicer as I know that usually the next day I am pain free.

I use a Phillips Viva juicer for all my juicing and a Phillips blender where needed.

But when I am having a fibro flare up, it takes about 4 days of pure juicing, daily Reiki treatments and EFT tapping several times a day, for everything to subside and start feeling 'normal' again. Fibromyalgia remedies are not quick and do take time to work.

Your Healing Level

Everyone with fibro will have different degrees of pain and symptoms so juicing will work in varying degrees also. For some people it may only take a day or two for juicing to work, others it may take a week of juicing. So its important to know that you have to experiment with juicing, to find your healing level, how many days it takes for you.

Please Note!
Juicing may not be suitable for all fibromyalgia sufferers. Fibro almost always comes with something else and everyone will have a different combination of ailments and complications. IBS is a common fibro infliction therefore, juicing may not be recommended as they will may require the fibre to maintain blood sugar levels.  

If I know I have a stressful situation on the horizon I start juicing beforehand to avoid the pain. Although fibro pain can hit you for no apparent reason.

A Typical Juice Recipe

Fruit
4 apples
1 banana
2 pears
handful of strawberries
handful of cherries
1 lemon
2cm piece of ginger

Vegetables
1 avocado
handful sugar snap peas
2 big handfuls of kale
1 big handful of spinach
1 red pepper
3 carrots

Put all the fruit and vegetables, except the banana and avocado, through the juicer.

Pour the juice into a blender with the banana and avocado and blend for a few seconds.

You can put ice cubes in the mixture to give a beautiful cool drink. This makes enough for 4 juices for the day.

This is my favourite juice for fibromyalgia!

Fibromyalgia remediesFibromyalgia Remedies - Juicing can give pain free days

Nutrients to heal

There are so many juicing recipes available on line. Juicing recipes for fibromyalgia are being used a lot more now. Experimenting with your own recipes can be fun and also researching the nutritional value of foods to use when making your own juices.

For example ginger is a natural anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic, helps with travel sickness, helps to stop blood clots and lower cholesterol. It contains copper, potassium, sodium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium. 

I now start my day with a green smoothie to ensure my body has plenty of nutrients. 

Green smoothieGreen smoothie breakfast

Handy hint

I usually make my juices in the morning and then I store my juices in the fridge until I'm ready to drink them throughout the day. Don't leave them for more than 24 hours though. The juices can also be made and put in the freezer. This is something I do for emergencies as you never know when the pain is going to strike.

Research
A study carried out by Husak and Bair (2020) relating to people with fibromyalgia with chronic pain and sleep disturbances have greater symptoms of severity, longer duration of symptoms, and more disability. The research carried out identified that pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments may be beneficial in the treatment of fibromyalgia sufferers with chronic pain and sleep disturbances. 

This indicates that treatment other than prescribed medication may be helpful to sufferers.

Arranz et al, (2011) identified in their study that their research group changed their diets in an effort to improve their fibromyalgia symptoms through nutrition by changing the foods they ate and incorporating supplements into their daily diet. All dietary information for the study group was given by a health professional.

This indicates that your diet plays an important role in your management of fibromyalgia symptoms and can be improved with nutrition and supplements.

Research is now becoming evident that fibromyalgia remedies, albeit temporary, are recognized in the treatment of fibromyalgia.

References
Husak, A. and Bair, M. (2020). Chronic Pain and Sleep Disturbances: A Pragmatic Review of Their Relationships, Comorbidities, and Treatments. Pain Medicine.

Arranz, L., Canela, M. and Rafecas, M. (2011). Dietary aspects in fibromyalgia patients: results of a survey on food awareness, allergies, and nutritional supplementation. Rheumatology International, 32(9), pp.2615-2621.

A word of Caution!

Juicing will not cure fibromyalgia and not all sufferers will be able to tolerate juicing because of other health conditions they have that are associated with fibro.

Fibromyalgia juicing is one of the remedies that only gives temporary relief!

Juicing for Fibromyalgia

I have found juicing for fibromyalgia an absolute God send through my holistic healing journey especially at times of fibromyalgia flare ups.

Juicing provides an excellent way of getting nutrients into the body and cells quickly.

Juicing can be done at any time and enjoyed at any time.

fibromyalgia remedies - fibromyalgia juicing recipesJuicing for Fibromyalgia

Juice Fasting

I juice fast when my fibromyalgia is bad. What does 'juice fast' mean?

A juice fast is having just juice and not much else apart from water and herbal drinks.

A juice fast can be started slowly for those who have never done it before.

  • Try a 4 hour juice fast to start
  • Move to an 8 hour juice fast
  • Move to a full day of juice fasting
  • Try a weekend of juice fasting

Small amounts of raw organic fruits and vegetables can be eaten while doing a juice fast.

This will not appeal to everyone. Some people will not be able to do a juice fast because of other health conditions and should not attempt to try it.

Juicing for fibromyalgia will not suit everyone!

Ingredients for Juicing

Try to use as much organic produce as possible to avoid the buildup of toxins.

I get all my organic fruit and vegetables from Riverford Organic Farmers.

Thoroughly wash all the ingredients you need before using them in your juice recipe.

Even though your fruit and vegetable ingredients maybe organic they still need to be given a good wash before using them.

Fibromyalgia Juicing Recipes

 

Anti-Inflammatory Juice

Ingredients

  • 1/4 organic cucumber
  • 3 organic celery stalks
  • 2 organic carrots
  • 1 organic apple
  • 1/2 inch piece of organic ginger 
  • 1/4 inch piece organic turmeric

Method

Take off the outer skin of the ginger and turmeric and juice all the ingredients together. There is no need to peel and deseed the other ingredients.


Lemon Jest Juice

Ingredients

  • 1/2 organic cucumber
  • 1 organic apple
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 4 organic celery stalks
  • 4 organic kale leaves
  • 1/2 inch piece of organic ginger
  • 1/4 inch piece of turmeric

Method

Take off the outer skin of the ginger and turmeric and lemon and juice all the ingredients together.

 

Daily Dance

Ingredients

  • 1 organic sweet potato
  • 4 organic carrots
  • 1 organic broccoli stalk
  • 1 sprig of peppermint (optional)

Method

If you are not using an organic sweet potato, take off the skin. Juice the sweet potato, carrots, broccoli and peppermint.


Refresher Juice

Ingredients

  • 1 organic apple
  • 3 organic carrots
  • 1 sweet red, orange, or yellow pepper (organic)
  • 1 organic celery stalk
  • Handful of organic spinach

Method

Juice all the ingredients together. There is no need to peel and deseed the other ingredients.

 

Orange Refresher

Ingredients

  • 1 organic small sweet potato
  • 1 organic apple
  • 1 organic pear
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger
  • 1/4 inch piece of turmeric

Method

Peel the sweet potato if it’s not organic. Peel the ginger and turmeric. Push all ingredients through the juicer.


Sweet Purple Zinger

  • 1 handful organic red cabbage
  • 2 cups of organic purple grapes
  • 1 organic pear
  • 1 small organic beetroot
  • Seeds of 1 pomegranate
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger

Method

Juice all ingredients together.


Sweet Veg Juice

Ingredients

  • 1 small peeled organic butternut squash
  • 1 organic apple
  • 3 organic carrots
  • 2 handfuls of organic Spring Mix salad
  • 1/2 peeled organic lemon

Method

Peel the butternut squash and the lemon. Juice all the ingredients together.


Ginger Zest Juice

Ingredients

  • 3 organic carrots
  • 2 peeled organic oranges
  • 1 peeled organic lemon
  • 1 organic sweet potato
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 inch piece of turmeric

Method

If you are using an organic sweet potato you can leave the skin on, if not, take the peel off. Juice all the ingredients together.


Energizer

Ingredients

  • 3 sprigs of organic parsley
  • 1 handful of organic watercress
  • 1 handful of organic spinach
  • 3 organic apples

Method

Juice all the ingredients together.  



I have tried to give you as much information as I can about how I cope with fibromyalgia and what works for me, so that it might help you. The fibromyalgia remedies here will not work for all sufferers.

If you have any queries or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me and I will try to answer any questions you may have.

Make sure you check out the Fibromyalgia page which gives you information about it. 

PS. Take a look at the fibromyalgia causes to see if you can pin point if anything triggered yours.


Wishing you vibrant health!


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