makes eating more raw foods just short of miraculous? The secret is Enzymes. Enzymes are types of protein catalysts that have to be present for life to exist. They perform a multitude of functions in the body, both metabolic and digestive. A good analogy of this would be, “an enzyme can be compared to a skilled worker who has been trained very well to perform a specific task. Without him, all work stops.”
In terms of reducing pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms, according to the latest reviews, raw foods could have some beneficial effects. Incorporating raw and live foods into the daily diet led to significant improvements in fibromyalgia symptoms. Hence, the best science to date suggests incorporating more of a plant-based, cultured food diet in its many forms for sufferers of chronic pain.
I can't stress the relationship with food enough for patients of fibromyalgia. The importance of ensuring you eat food that supplies antioxidants, B vitamins, vitamin D, various minerals and healthy fats, as well as those that boost good bacteria in the gut is imperative. Poor food choices can be linked to inflammation which increases sensitivity to pain and causes sufferers to be less acive, prone to sleep problems, and linked to overweight statistics.
Here is an example plan I follow to ensure my energy levels stay up most days. This includes only the raw/live foods of my daily dietary intake:
Fibromyalgia Juice Recipe
Mid Morning Snack:
Raw Almonds or hard cheese
2 ounces of Kefir
By eating small frequent meals each day you can ward off those intense sugar cravings that plague most fibromyalgia patients. Once your diet begins to fill with more raw/live foods added, your consumption at other meals will dwindle to about 300 calories per sitting. This diminishes the caloric overload from a typical setting that makes you feel achy, out-of-sorts, and all around fatigued. Your nutrient intake becomes a healing mechanism that allows the body to begin curing its symptomology on a deeper level.
I know it's hard to remember but there was once a day, long ago, you didn't have fibro. So, apparently the body once kept its list of symptoms at bay, it makes one wonder, "How can I get my body back to its original state?" Food my be an integral component offering vitamins and minerals that may have been lost on the way.