Nutrient Balance Center Specialty: Fibromyalgia
David Rodgers knows that Fibromyalgia is real and NOT psychosomatic. David stays on top of the latest research which is identifying several key health areas that can be addressed and corrected if necessary. These areas are:
Possible stealth infection (Mycoplasma, Parvovirus, Lyme or Coinfections, EBV, Candida)
Simple blood testing can identify these stealth pathogens. Conventional doctors usually ignore these tests or write a script for the wrong versions of the tests. Herbal, phytochemical, and dietary treatment can successfully reduce or eliminate pathogenic load.
Neurotransmitter Imbalance –
Glutamate, Serotonin, Dopamine, Epinephrine, Norepinephine, GABA testing, as an imbalance of these neurotransmitters can cause hyperactivity of the brain insula (center detecting pain). Imbalances can be corrected with natural amino acid supplementation
Nutrient Deficiencies – Magnesium, CoQ10, B-Vitamins, Ribose, Fatty Acids
Testing or trial of various high-quality and absorbable supplements. Fibromyalgia patients are often deficient in various nutrients more so than the general population.
Phosphate, Uric Acid, or Oxalate Buildup
Urine testing of these crystals can help determine if they are at the root of joint and muscle pain. Strategic supplementation and dietary measures can flush these from the body.
While the individual points of pain have been proven to not be inflammatory in fibromyalgia patients, underlying body processes leading to this pain can be sparked by inflammation. This explains why fibromyalgia patients often do very well on an anti-inflammatory diet.
The latest research indicates that an unhealthy thyroid may be the root of many fibromyalgia symptoms. Thyroid issues can be tested with simple blood tests, and corrected with supplementation, or in extreme cases, with a referral to an integrative physician for natural prescription thyroid medication.
Role of Exercise
The body is healed by regular activity, however for the fibromyalgia patient, even small amounts of regular activity can be painful and difficult. After a small amount of improvement has occurred, walking a short distance and building up is recommended. When ready, muscle training will help rebuild strength. Referral to a physical therapist or yoga instructor may be very helpful.