Can Some Vegetables Trigger Fibromyalgia Flares?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome experienced by around 4% of the U.S. population. If you have this condition, you may have to endure these symptoms:

  • Widespread pain
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Fibro fog (cognition and concentration issues)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Sleeping problems

Patients who seek help from every NUCCA chiropractor in Redwood City always ask about the possible reasons for this condition.

Although the leading cause of fibromyalgia is yet to be determined, a recent study reports that certain vegetables can trigger fibromyalgia flare-ups. 

The article states that vegetables in the nightshade family exaggerated the pain and fatigue experienced by patients with fibromyalgia. These vegetables carry a toxin called solanine, which they believe is the irritant leading to more pronounced fibromyalgia symptoms.

So, if you have fibromyalgia or other disorders linked to inflammations, avoid these vegetables at all costs:

  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggplants
  • Peppers

Basically, if you love to eat ratatouille, you may want to avoid this delightful dish if you have fibromyalgia.

Finding Relief for Fibromyalgia, The NUCCA Way

There is no particular lab test to determine if you have fibromyalgia, so doctors would usually diagnose after ruling out other possible conditions. However, if you are not familiar with fibromyalgia, know this:

People with fibromyalgia experience heightened levels of pain and discomfort compared to those without it. For example, for fibromyalgia patients, a simple, playful slap-on-the-back while laughing can become excruciating in mere minutes. 

In many cases, an upper neck misalignment causes this heightened sensitivity to pain and food. As a NUCCA chiropractor in Redwood City, Dr. Tsiglieris knows about the unnecessary difficulty fibromyalgia brings to those who have it. As an advocate for natural health, he wants his clients free from the pains and discomfort from this condition.

At Advanced Spinal Care, our goal is to give you much-needed relief from fibromyalgia. We do so by gently realigning the upper cervical spine back into place with accurate adjustments. Many of our patients stand by this technique, which yielded positive and sustainable results

If you want to enjoy the benefits of the NUCCA method yourself, call us at (650) 595-0500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tsiglieris.

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