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1. FIBROMYALGIA 2. Herbal: Grape Seed 3. HEALTH SITES   4. RECIPE  5. Thought of the Day:

1. FIBROMYALGIA:

Fibromyalgia is seldom seen outside of Western industrialized countries, leading researchers to theorize that

"Life-Style" or dietary factors may play a role. But theories are all thatís available so far; no one yet knows

what causes this disease. Fibromyalgia is becoming well known as a condition that researchers believe may be

related to chronic fatigue syndrome. Possibly in response to stress, lack of sleep, and injury or infection, or

other trauma or disease, your muscles begin to ache. Pain might develop gradually and effect a wide area, or it

may come on suddenly and sharply in specific areas.

You might feel burning, stiffness, shooting pain, or and overall throbbing sensation. The soreness can center on

the shoulders, in the hip or upper thigh muscles, or the elbows and knees.

Perhaps Fibromyalgiaís most distinguishable feature is that the aches are often accompanied by anxiety,

depression, fatigue, or an inability to sleep. Doctors often call the sleep disturbances, non-restorative sleep,

you may be able to fall off to sleep, but when you wake up you donít feel rested. In fact, you may be even more

fatigue.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia may worsen during periods of stress, over exertion, trauma, extreme temperature,

infections, or emotional crisis. Although the disorder isnít dangerous or life threatening, it can be very

disruptive. Unfortunately, Fibromyalgia is easily mistaken for other kinds of pain. But anti-inflammatory drugs

such as Naproxen and Ibuprofen seldom lessen Fibromyalgia pain.

IN RESEARCH FINDINGS:

People who have Fibromyalgia find that changing their diet, has helped more them any drug treatment or

sleeping pills.

WARNING:

Before you decide to try any of the suggestions that are in the following article on food, herbs, or supplements.

You should check with your family physician. Some herbs or supplements can be harmful to women who are

pregnant or nursing mothers.

Here are the findings that have helped.

Investigate your own food allergies, Try going with out a food if you think that it may be a food allergy. See how

you feel when you donít eat it.

Start with avoiding Red meats, fatty foods, and acidic foods.Avoid white potatoes, green peppers, and eggplant.

Limit or avoid all foods that are high in saturated fat,or hydrogenates.

Drink plenty of fluids, especially freshly squeezed. Like carrot juice,it is full of beta-carotene. Vegetable and

fruit juices for there antioxidant content.

Eating small meals throughout the day rather than large meals. Along with plenty of green leafy vegetables for

the vitamin and mineral effect. Reduce or eliminate your caffeine, and alcohol.

Research has also found that eliminating sugar consumption has helped greatly.

Supplements for Fibromyalgia that seem to be beneficial aids in sleeping.

Helping to nourish muscle cells, seems to help control inflammation, depression, and pain relief. Which in tern

people have found that they have regained their energy.

Check with your Homeopathic or health food store.

Malic Acid and Magnesium

Working together these two help muscles use glucose properly.

Typical dosage: 300 milligrams of malic aid and 200 to 300 milligrams of magnesium. Take both three times a

day.

NADH

(Nicotinamide adenie dinucleotide-hydrogen) For pain and muscle spasms.

Typical dosage: 50 to 10 milligrams morning and night on empty stomach with 6 to 8 ounces of water.

5-HTP

(5-Hydroxy-tryptophan) Studies have found this compound helps decrease the pain and insomnia of

Fibromayalgis symptoms. By increasing serotoninlevels.

Typical dosage: 50 to 300 milligrams per day.

SAM-e

(S-adenosylmethionine) This new compound is being hailed as a natural antidepressant. But clinical studies

show that it can also reduce Fibromyalgia pain and elevate mood.

Typical dosage: 200 to 1,600 milligrams per day.

Coenzyme Q10

This enzyme helps boost oxygen supplies to muscle tissue, helping to flush out inflammatory chemicals more

quickly.

Typical dosage: 60 to 400 milligrams per day.

There are also many Herbal remedies.

Grapeseed Extract, Devilís Claw, White Willow Bark, Ginkgo, Cayenne creams, and St-Johnís-Wort

By trying and eliminating the different foods, along with the herbs, and homeopathic supplements one can start

to live a healthier and improved way of living

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2. Herbal:

GRAPE SEED:

From the seed of wine come powerful antioxidant and natural anti-inflammatory compounds called procyanidins.

Theyíve been used to treat everything from varicose veins to poor night vision. FOR PEOPLE WITH with

Fibromyalgia, these compounds help to inhibit the inflammatory response, the chemical reactions responsible

for pain and soreness.

Typical dosage: 50 to 300 milligrams of oligomeric procyanidins

(OPCs) per day. Recommend that you start at a higher dose to saturate cells and them taper down to a lower dose.

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4. RECIPE:

ENCHILADA SKILLET

Good for breakfast or dinner.

Makes 4 servings.

Start to finish 20 minutes.

3 6- Inch tortillas

6 egg whites

5 eggs

1/3 cup fat-free milk

2 tablespoons sliced green onion

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Nonstick spray coating

1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (1 ounce)

3/4 cup picante sauce

1/4 cup fat-free dairy sour cream

2 tablespoons sliced pitted ripe olives

1. Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges, Arrange wedges on a large baking sheet. Bake in a 350degree oven for 5 to

10 minutes or until dry and crisp; set aside. Can use broiler watch closely. Or buy already cooked.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl beat together egg whites, eggs, milk, green onion and garlic powder. Spray an

unheated large skillet with nonstick coating. Heat skillet over medium heat. Pour egg mixture into skillet.

Cook, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around the edge. Using a spatula or large

spoon, lift and fold the partially cooked eggs so the uncooked portion flows underneath.Continue cooking for 2

or 3 minutes or until eggs are cooked through, but are still glossy and moist. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Top

each serving with picante sauce and sour cream olives, and baked tortilla wedges.Here you can add some fresh

cilantro, or cooked broccoli, cauliflower or chopped cold to tomatoes. What ever you would like.

Nutrition facts:

226 calories, 10 g total fat (3 g saturated fat),

272 mg cholesterol, 608 mg. sodium, 17 g carbohydrates,

0 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Daily values: 20% vitamin A, 14% vitamin C, 14% calcium, 10% iron.

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6.Thought of the Day:

"We are given second chances everyday of our lives.

We donít always take them, but theyíre there for the taking."

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