4 Steps to Naturally Overcome Fibromyalgia



Hi, guys. I’m Dr. Josh Axe, doctor of natural medicine and founder of DrAxe.com. In this video, I’m going to share with you the four steps to beat fibromyalgia. I’ll share with you fibromyalgia diet, the fibromyalgia natural remedies, as well as the best supplements to take. And I guarantee you if you follow these tips, you can see results in as little as 24 hours in getting relief from the pain you’re experiencing with fibromyalgia. Now, let’s talk about the diet first. When it comes to fibromyalgia, you want to reduce inflammation. And the causes of fibromyalgia tend to be inflammation in the body. Sometimes it can be related to, with some people, autoimmune-like reactions in the body so we really need to settle down the immune system. Also, fibromyalgia can be caused from ligament laxity. When you have too much ligament laxity, if you’ve ever been physically abused, or been in a car accident, that can cause it, and, of course, emotional things as well can cause major health issues, and cortisol and hormone imbalance in the body.

So with what I’m going to share with you in this video, I’m going to help you get to the root cause of healing fibromyalgia for good. So let’s jump back to diet. We’ve got to follow a diet that reduces inflammation but also helps repair damaged tissues. You know this if you’re experiencing fibromyalgia. You’re experiencing constant pain and tenderness throughout the body. Well, we want to reduce inflammation, but you also want to give your body the specific nutrients it needs to rebuild those healthy tissues. So to rebuild the healthy tissues, you need more collagen in your diet. We know collagen helps strengthen your cell structure. And there’s a big thing you’re missing in your diet today and that’s bone broth and collagen. Now bone broth, you can get this in the form of liquid form or in bone broth protein powder, but we know bone broth contains the amino acids proline, glycine, and glutamine, which are responsible for tissue repair.

So if you’re not getting bone broth in your diet, that’s the number one superfood you need to start healing fibromyalgia. And so bone broth is easy to make. You take some bones from beef, or cartilage and tendons and bones from chickens, you put it in a crock pot with water for 24 to 48 hours, or in a pressure cooker, you let it go with some water, and it basically pulls out the vitamins and minerals from those bones. And you’ve then got a liquid that you can help heal your body. But you don’t have to make it yourself. You can simply order it or get it in a powder form, and add about three tablespoons to a smoothie. But the number one healing food for fibromyalgia is bone broth protein powder.

The next food you need are foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild caught salmon, other forms of fish, such as halibut and mackerel, also grass-fed beef contains Omega-3 fats, and then certain nuts and seeds, such as flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts. Get more Omega-3s to reduce inflammation; it is key in healing fibromyalgia. Also, getting more fruits and vegetables, and specifically I don’t recommend a lot of raw foods if you have fibromyalgia, more cooked foods. The ideal food for you is a warm bone broth soup, with some organic chicken, lot of veggies that are made in a crockpot, a warm, nourishing food is ideal for anyone with fibromyalgia. Also getting more green, leafy vegetables and berries in your diet, nutrient-dense foods like that, are fantastic. So that’s the type of diet you want to follow specifically.

Now, in terms of supplements, here are some of the best things for fibromyalgia. Number one, without a doubt, is magnesium. Now not just any magnesium, you want to get a magnesium chelate or a magnesium oil. Now you can get a magnesium oil, rub it in your skin, it gets directly into your body. In fact, for most people, they absorb and do better with a magnesium oil than they do taking a magnesium capsule supplement. But magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral so it’s one of the best supplements for helping you heal fibromyalgia. You typically want to take about 300 to 500 milligrams a day or you want to rub, do about 30 sprays on your body of magnesium oil. And another great thing to do, by the way, a lifestyle tip, is to get a cup of Epsom salts, 20 drops of lavender essential oil, soak in a bath three nights a week, and then you’re getting the magnesium that way, as well as the lavender oil, which helps your body and muscles relax as well.

Other supplements that are important, Vitamin D-3. We know Vitamin D-3 supports your immune system, it’s important for hormone balance, it’s the second most important supplement for healing fibromyalgia. I recommend 5000 IUs daily. The next group of supplements is Vitamin B complex. Now, the most important of those is typically Vitamin B-12, and Vitamin B-12 really helps support neurological functions. It supports your brain, your spinal cord, helps in balancing out pain. But I highly recommend you get a good quality Vitamin B complex, and ideally, it’s organic. So look for an organic B complex supplement, another great supplement for naturally treating fibromyalgia.

And then a few other things. Again, essential oils are great, chamomile oil, ylang-ylang oil, lavender essential oil is good to use. And then one other natural treatment I want to share with you when it comes to treating fibromyalgia is doing something called prolotherapy, or PRP, or stem cell. Now prolotherapy is for lax ligaments. And if you’ve ever been in a car accident, or abused or had any type of injury, that can cause fibromyalgia, and so what happens is your ligaments should help be supporting your spine and your different muscles and ligaments. Well, if those get loose, then your muscles have to work even harder, which causes trigger points and muscle spasms. So prolotherapy can help in treating that. So what I would do is look up prolotherapy in your area. Prolotherapy is where they’re injecting glucose into you, or taking some of your own blood, taking just the plasma out, re-injecting your plasma into you, but that plasma helps the healing process. It helps speed healing, it’s great for that reason. And also, a few other things that can help, acupuncture is great, as well as certain types of corrective chiropractic care because it’s help restoring your spine, the normal posture and spinal curvatures, which can take pressure off the muscles, reducing muscle pain.

So remember, if you’re going to beat fibromyalgia, number one, follow that diet I shared with you. Also, look for some of these natural treatments. And if you want to learn more information, go to my website, DrAxe.com, it’s DrAxe.com, and just do a search for fibromyalgia. I have a written plan there. Also, subscribe to the YouTube channel here. I’ve got a lot more great videos that are going to teach you the best natural cures and remedies to take your health back. Hey, thanks for watching..

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