Eating is one of the most enjoyable pleasures in life, yet for Fibromyalgia sufferers this is not always true. Poor guts and eating habits can lead to major gut problems, especially in those suffering from Fibromyalgia. Keeping your body in balance through healthy eating and exercising is important for fibromyalgia sufferers. Being attentive to your body will help fibromyalgia sufferers deal with the common symptoms and digestive problems that plague these sufferers.
A good, healthful, balanced diet is a key factor for helping the digestive tract for fibromyalgia sufferers. Digestion problems such as constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, ibs, and other horrible bowel problems are common. We all have different foods that we should avoid and different nutritional requirements for optimal health. However, there are a few things you can do right now to help you with your digestive problems.
Eating a variety of fresh foods keeps us supplied with vitamins and minerals and essential fats that we need to keep our health. Knowing what our bodies need and what our bodies don’t need is a key factor in how well our digestive systems help us.
So let’s take a look at some general advice that can help sufferers of fibromyalgia deal better with their digestive systems.
First, eat slowly. I know this sounds like your mother but eating slowly and chewing your food well is the first step to good digestion. Your digestive system begins with your mouth and ends, you know, at the end. So having the proper start, by chewing your food thoroughly, helps you on the right path. This gets the proper digestive enzymes going so that processing your food happens correctly.
Second, if constipation is something you struggle with, make sure you are getting enough fluids. Water is a wonderful remedy to constipation and making sure you get enough can help more than you think. On average, a person should drink half their body weight in ounces. For instance, if you weigh 100 pounds, you should drink approximately 50 ounces of water daily.
Third, eating at regular hours facilitates digestion because the digestive system gets used to working at regular times and is more efficient. Efficiency is key to good digestive systems. If your system is sluggish you may have more health problems. Keeping it tuned up will help rid your body of toxins that may contribute to your fibromyalgia symptoms.
Next, your lifestyle can have a major impact on your digestive system. It is really easy to fall into unhealthy patterns in today’s fast food, eat too much, at weird times, society. The fast pace of today has driven many of us to eat too fast, too much, at weird hours, and very unhealthy foods. Fibromyalgia sufferers need to be extra cautious to avoid these patterns.
Stress is also hard on your digestive system. People with fibromyalgia often have high stress levels due to the condition and it can affect your overall digestive health. The stress can give you diarrhea symptoms as well as heartburn and ulcers.
As a fibromyalgia sufferer, listening to your body and making sure that it does not become off-balance, is very important. We generally get clues from our body that this is happening through our mouth, stomach, intestines, and liver. Being attentive to these signals will help us identify the problem and get back to a balanced and optimal eating program.
There are natural therapies that are safe and very effective in treating and restoring balance to your digestive system. It’s been said that 90% of your health problems begin in the digestive system, thus, it is a very important system to take care of and restore balance to. There is hope and there are solutions to achieving optimal health.
Copyright (c) 2007 Hailey Harris