The Importance of Diet

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It’s been a while since I posted a New Life Outlook article, but here’s one I wrote on healthy eating and how it may have a positive impact on your chronic pain symptoms.

How Eating Well Can Help

As with many things related to fibromyalgia, there is no scientific proof that diet has any direct impact the condition. However, although it may not be able to cure your symptoms, your diet can play a big part in your pain levels and your ability to cope.

Diet Diary

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times; when it comes to fibromyalgia it’s all about trial and error. Ain’t that the truth! Keeping a diet diary is one of those things that (unfortunately) will take a bit of effort but (fortunately) will almost certainly teach you something you didn’t know.

By documenting everything you eat and drink, and also documenting the severity of your symptoms and any flare-ups that occur, you are likely to start seeing patterns that may influence the foods you eat.

This is also a good way of watching out for food allergies or intolerances that may exist aside from your fibromyalgia. Common food intolerances include dairy, wheat and gluten….

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