Fibromyalgia is a combination of 3 conditions happening at the same
1) A hypothyroid effect
2) A hypoadrenal effect
3) A hyperinflammatory Prostaglandin effect.
1) The hypothyroid effect does not mean that you will have a low thyroid
on blood testing. It may be abnormal, but subclinical ( not showing up on
testing). The thyroid hormone may be blocked at the cell level. This is the
effect part. The hormone just can't get to where it needs to be.
2) The Hyopadrenal effect can be a fatigued, burned out, exhausted, or
drained adrenal gland. This can also be the adrenal hormones being
blocked at the cell level.
3)The Hyperinflammatory prostaglandin effect causes an increase in
inflamation and pain.
People who have fibromyalgia fit a lifestyle pattern. This pattern is what
causes the problem. When I outline the lifestyle for one of my patients
they immediately say that's me. The lifestyle looks like this. For breakfast
they either skip breakfast, eat sweets, drink coffee, or all three. Usually
they skip breakfast drink some caffeine and eat a sweet snack a little
later. This starts the adrenal weakening. Repeat this over, and over and
soon you will have fibromyalgia. It's that simple. Does everyone get it?
No, everyone's body is different.
How and why does this happen? When you skip breakfast the blood
sugar levels drop. When you drink caffeine the blood sugar level goes up
then it drops. When you eat sweets like pop tarts, toast, and pastries the
blood sugar level goes up and then it drops. The more times the blood
sugar level drops the harder the adrenal glands must work. The adrenal
glands are doing a job your balanced breakfast with no caffeine should be
doing. Coffee and caffeine artifically stimulate the adrenal glands to
release cortisol a blood sugar elevator, but at a price. The more caffeine
you drink the weaker the adrenal glands get. After a while the adrenal
glands can no longer function to raise blood sugar. It can no longer
produce the hormones that reduce stress or maintain blood pressure
while active. That's why you get dizzy. The thyroid will try to pick up the
slack but most thyroids are weak and not able to do their own job as well
as taking on more responsibility. The thyroid gland begins to weaken as
well. Now you have a weak adrenal and a weak thyroid. Remember the
sweet snaks full of white flour, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, trans fat,
processed oils, and chemicals I can't spell or pronounce. Those things
cause pain and inflamation. They cause the inflammatory prostaglandin
level to rise. This creates inflamation and pain. It gets progressively
worse. It sounds too simple but that's how it works.
How do you fix it?
1) Eat protein for breakfast with a vegetable or a fruit.
2) No caffeine
3) No processed white flour, white sugar foods, high fructose corn syrup,
processed oils, or MSG.
4) Take high quality fish oil or eat fish daily to reduce inflamation.
5) zinc, manganese, chromium, riboflavin, magnesium help to increase
the hormone effect at the cell level.
6) Iodine for the thyroid
7) unrefined sea salt for the adrenal gland
8) there are several other supplements that I use based on the patient.
This is a good start, if you cannot or will not do this then you may never
get over the fibromyalgia.