Do you wake up in the morning feeling stiff and sore in your joints and muscles? If you do you could have inflammation attacking your joints, connective tissues and muscles. This is sometimes called fibromyalgia, and it is not pleasant and, indeed, makes one feel old.

It is easy to reach for the anti-inflammatory drugs or analgesics but they are not treating the cause and the pain usually returns. These medications can cause gut inflammation resulting in leaky gut and they also over work your liver which must break down these drugs; this is why they make you feel fatigued when their pain relieving effects wear off.

So what can you do to reduce the inflammation causing your pain?

Eating natural whole foods is always the best first line treatment for healing the body, but it is important to choose the right kinds of foods.  It can be quite a challenge to eat these foods every single day with a busy lifestyle, but by juicing these fruits and veggies, it allows you to extract high doses of the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed to soothe pain and restore a better quality of health.

Raw juicing can reduce the acidity and toxicity in the body and reduce the inflammation which causes pain.  For more information see my book Raw Juices Can Save Your Life.

Fibromyalgia Juice

  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Lebanese Cucumber or ½ Continental Cucumber
  • 3 Celery sticks
  • 1/2 cm Fresh Ginger
  • 3 Pineapple slices

Wash, chop and process all ingredients in the juicer. Drink 1 cup twice daily. This juice will supply plenty of minerals and also provides anti-inflammatory effects. This juice also helps to reduce acidity in the muscles and joints.

Liver support

If you want to reduce the amount of inflammation and pain in your body, it’s critical to improve your liver health. A fatty liver, sluggish liver or inflamed liver will secrete inflammatory chemicals into your bloodstream such as C-reactive protein and cytokines. Along with increasing pain, these chemicals can affect your mood and cause fatigue. Livatone Plus contains herbs and nutrients to regenerate liver health and improve the efficiency of your detoxification pathways.

Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme originally discovered in the digestive tract of the Japanese silkworm. The enzyme is used by the worms to digest their cocoons.

Serrapeptase can ease chronic pain and inflammation. As an enzyme, it breaks down fibrin, scar tissue, mucus and waste substances that accumulate when the body’s natural repair functions are not working efficiently.

Serrapeptase can help reduce inflammation in the following painful conditions –

  • Arthritis – both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid
  • Stiff joints and fibromyalgia
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI) and carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendinitis and plantar fasciitis
  • Spurs on the joints and bones
  • Delayed healing of injuries
  • Migraine headaches

Serrapeptase is available in a delayed release acid resistant vegetarian capsule designed for optimal absorption in the intestinal tract. It is taken 15 to 20 minutes before food with a large glass of water. Daily doses range from 100,000 SPUs to 500,000 SPUs

Methyl Sulphonyl Methane (MSM)

MSM is a naturally occurring sulfur compound, which can assist with joint flexibility and elasticity of connective tissues, and reduces joint stiffness and scar tissue.

MSM not only supports the joints but assists with relieving pain and discomfort.  If MSM is combined with Vitamin C it can increase collagen which strengthens joints, cartilage and ligaments and reduces skin aging.

Magnesium

This mineral is a powerful muscle relaxer, which reduces painful muscle spasms, cramps and fibromyalgia. It is very useful in treating any painful muscular condition. Magnesium supplements can greatly reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches and must be taken every day to prevent headaches. Doses of elemental magnesium required vary from 200 to 400mg daily. I find the powder form of magnesium, such as Magnesium Ultra Potent Powder, more effective and quicker to act than tablets of magnesium. Powders, such as Magnesium Ultra Potent, are available which contain magnesium and the amino acid taurine and this augments the muscle relaxing effect.

We live in an age where effective analgesic drugs are available but many of these drugs slow us down, and change our mood, make us feel nauseated or hung over. We can become addicted to pain killers or even alcohol, which is often an effective pain reliever albeit a temporary one!

The tissues of the body, which are the source of pain, can often be healed from inflammation and then repair can start to take place. A holistic approach can bring a lasting solution.

Need more help ? See our free e book on Natural Pain relief or call Dr Sandra Cabot’s Health Advisory Service and speak to my naturopath in the USA, Christine, on 623 334 3232.

The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.