As you eat more fruit,
more vegetables and focus on non-animal products, you provide increased nutrition to your body, cleansing and detoxing in
support of the healing process.
The challenge of dietary change can be the elimination of toxins. This can be reflected through
healing reactions which, generally, last no more than a week, although some can last longer. Your body is cleansing and adapting
to the change, so anticipate possible physiological responses.
The healing reactions, as you eliminate animal
products from your diet, may include:
*an increase in pimples, rash, body odor
*a change in digestion, gas, bloating, diarrhea
*emotional responses such as anger, impatience, moodiness, depression
*increased need for sleep, fatigue
During this time,
toxins are being eliminated from the body.
There are foods that can help during this transition, including:
Chlorophyll rich foods can, also,
be helpful with the elimination of animal toxins during this transitional period. They, also, help build blood and support
Besides green vegetables, you may want to include green food products such as:
*wild blue-green algae
These food products that provide chlorophyll, protein and beta carotene can be purchased at
your local health food store.
Other foods that help neutralize the toxins include:
In considering all of the above aspects of
dietary change from one of animal product consumption, consider purchasing organic produce. Why would you want to transition
to a vegetarian diet that can help with the healing process while continuing to feed it chemicals, pesticides and other toxic
Transition slowly. Begin by eliminating red meats and follow with poultry and fish.
If you crave animal products
as you eliminate them from your diet, take small amounts, rather than one large portion, or take broth or soup. Introducing
whole grains into your diet can help eliminate or reduce the desire for meat.
As you begin to reduce animal products, also begin to
reduce eggs and dairy products.
Both these foods are mucus producing. In Chinese medicine certain foods can produce phlegm
in the body. It can be sinus, digestive or in the tissue. If you have what I call "cottage cheese under your skin"
(run your fingers up and down your forearms or thighs and you may feel lumpiness under the skin)then you will want to reduce
foods that are phlegm producing.
Many vegetarians will continue to eat dairy as a source of protein, in addition to -
The challenge of dietary change can be the elimination of toxins. This can be reflected through healing reactions
which, generally, last no more than a week, although some can last longer. Your body is cleansing and adapting to the change,
so anticipate possible physiological responses.
Many vegetarians will continue to eat dairy as a source of protein, in addition to other vegetable
Ensure you incorporate other sources of protein into your diet if you do decide to eat vegetarian.
Omega3s and B vitamins, also, need to be taken into consideration.
If you do decide to change your diet, then take your time
not built in a day and fibromyalgia is not cured in a day.
Better to transition gradually and become accustomed to the dietary
changes than jump in all at one and feel frustrated and give up.
Becoming a vegetarian is only one consideration in relation to diet and the cure of fibromyalgia.