Doctors will say “we don’t know what causes fibromyalgia”, but I am telling you it’s a connective tissue disease.Benjamin Fuchs
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia means muscle fibre pain and it occurs all over the body because muscle tissue is intertwined with connective tissue. Fibromyalgia is a connective tissue disease. The connective tissue and fascia literately connect everything in the body and this is the unifying feature of all disease. The symptoms include fatigue, chronic pain, headaches and troubles with mental focus.
Fascia is a layer of fibrous connective tissue primarily collagen, that surrounds blood vessels, nerves, muscles and organs. It attaches, stabilises, encloses and separates muscles and other internal organs. The fascia contains more nerves than the muscles do.
What causes fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia starts with a build up of toxic oestrogen metabolites also known as catechol oestrogens in our blood. These and other toxins then get dumped into the fascia and connective tissue all over the body.
Oestrogen should be secreted in our bodies in tiny amounts and can easily build up especially with our stressful lives and exposure to xeno oestrogens in our environment. Oestrogen has to be cleared out of the body and usually it takes decades to accumulate these toxins to cause fibromyalgia symptoms.
Fibromyalgia should be called Fascia-myalgia.Benjamin Knight Fuchs
Cells and muscles are not just surrounded by fascia and connective tissue but they are nourished and fed by the fascia. Damaged, toxic and malnourished fascia causes a stickiness which is called an adhesion and this is one of the causes of the pain.
There is no test for fibromyalgia and doctors can only treat the symptoms but can’t seem to figure out the cause. Doctors will prescribe you an anti-depressant or just a pain pill which does not address the root cause.
Ben’s advice on Fibromyalgia symptoms.
Keeping your connective tissue healthy and driving the production of the connective tissue is the ultimate way to stay healthy and stay young. As we grow older our connective tissue breaks down and deteriorates. Our connective tissue also becomes hard which is called fibrosis and this a key feature of the ageing process.
Start to practice fasting and this should allow you to hit the rest button on your digestive system and reduce your symptoms.
Find the problem foods by using a food diary and the elimination diet and paying attention to your digestive symptoms. Concentrating on the health of the digestive system is key to fibromyalgia. Your largest control point is your food choices.
The gallbladder and liver produce bile which is responsible for clearing out toxic excess oestrogen from our bodies via the digestive system. You need your gallbladder and appendix especially for fibromyalgia. Don’t let the doctor take them out.
Pregabalin or Lyrica relieves pain in patients with fibromyalgia. But you don’t need Pregabalin or Lyrica, you can use the dietary supplement and brain chemical GABA to achieve the same effects. It has pain relieving as well as relaxing effects.
There is a clear relationship between fibromyalgia, cortisol and chronic stress. This involves an altered function of the stress response system. Any technique to relax the mind and body will be beneficial, such as meditation, massage, hot baths or deep breathing.
Strategies for balancing out oestrogen include:
- Progesterone, pregnenolone, vitamin E, lecithin and eating more fiber.
- Any supplement for fat metabolism such as digestive enzymes which usually include bile will help the digestive system clear out oestrogen.
- Fibromyalgia symptoms improve with co enzyme Q10 supplementation but you need more than most supplements will give you if your dealing with fibromyalgia.
- Calcium d-glucarate acts as a little magnet for toxic oestrogen and can also be used to detoxify other toxic substances.
There is a technique called myofacial release and rolfing which can release pressure and pain points in the body. Any form of massage or stretching can release fibrosis in the body which will relieve pain and have generally positive health benefits.
Exercising and moving the body energises both the brain and body. The connective tissue and fascia allow the body to move and exercise builds, strengthens and detoxifies our connective tissue. Exercise can be very helpful for movement restrictions related to fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia does have a psychosomatic element to it but nothing like mental illness. The mind body connection is very strong and just thinking negative, stressful thoughts can have an effect on our bodies especially the fascia.
Fibromyalgia symptoms in females.
Fibromyalgia occurs 80-90% of the time in women and this is because of the hormone oestrogen. We have connective tissue all over our bodies and all types of pain can be experienced in any part of the body.
Patients can experience what’s called ‘Fibro Fog’ and this is a sign that there is toxicity in the blood which will inevitably get dumped into the connective tissue.
Patients can also experience chronic fatigue symptoms and these can be treated in the same way as discussed above.
Ben does not recommend the birth control pill long term, just read the package insert and you’ll see increase risk of fibrosis, blood clots and heart disease. Oestrogen stimulates the movement of fluids and growth of fibres because the body is being tricked into thinking it is making a baby.
Fibromyalgia patients are at higher risk of other diseases such as, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. This relates back to dirty toxic blood, the connective tissue and not just catechol oestrogens.
Go to pharmacistben.com and read his post on Fibromyalgia.
These are the dates of the shows I used to write this post.
- Monday 27 February 2017
- Friday 24 February 2017
- Tuesday 21 February 2017
- Monday 20 February 2017
- Friday 17 February 2017
- Thursday 16 February 2017
- Wednesday 15 February 2017
- Monday 13 February 2017
- Tuesday 14 February 2017
- Monday 9 January 2017
- Monday 7 November 2016
- Thursday 19 January 2017
- Monday 25 April 2016
- Repeat show from Thursday 2 April 2015