Fibromyalgia and The Digestion Connection Part 2

by Laura

When I wrote Part 1, I was very sick, in pain every day and night, and living in a state of toxicity. I truly believe that. How do I know this? Because my body was showing all the signs of toxins coming out. They have to come out somewhere, and for me it was in the form of daily migraines, severe inflammation, depression, inability to think clearly (good old brain fog) and anxiety, on top of Fibromyalgia pain all over my body!

My digestion had sucked for the past couple of years, and my ribs really hurt. Everything I ate gave me heartburn. I only pooped a couple times a week. Now I will say that opiate pain medication has a lot to do with that, but I think something much larger was at play, called Leaky Gut syndrome. I now know, deep in my heart that my “gut” played the biggest role in making me sick all these years.

There are several parts to this story. The first begins when we are born. God equips us with an exit-off-earth (physically speaking) plan by placing a microscopic amount of fungus in our intestinal tract when we are born. It’s chief form is there to decompose our body when we die.

The rub comes in when this fungus begins to take on a life beyond what it was intended for, feasting on antibiotics, sugar, refined carbohydrates etc. Stess, birth control pills, hormonal imbalances, and other factors can cause “fungus overgrowth” in your body. This leads to my second story.

When You first heard the term Leaky Gut what did you see in your mind’s eye? I know, right? Not so appealing. Well, it turns out that it’s not quite that bad thank goodness. All it means is that your body has got inflammation, which is where the Fibromyagia symptoms come in. The inflammation is being caused by a “leak” or weakening of the intestinal lining.

Our gut is supposed to be as strong as a steel trap. Nothing, and I mean nothing is supposed to get into the rest of your body. Your intestines hold all the poisons, toxins, and dead matter. It’s waste. So the fungus, or as the most hungry one is named Candida, is out of control and feasting on the dead matter (poop sorry to be graphic) your gut becomes like a screen, instead of a strong wall. The contents escapes into your bloodstream. Horrible things can happen after that. Depression for one.

Your immune system lives in your gut. Seratonin, Dopamine and other hormones are produced in your gut. If your gut is weakened, the signals to your brain to feel happy thoughts, to experience less pain, to even heal, are all compromised. Migraines are a simple one, because the gut is simply overloaded with toxins polluting your blood, which can affect oxygen to the brain.

Symptoms of Leaky Gut as a possible Cause of Fibromyalgia:

Chronic Constipation (Very Few Bowel Movements)

Hard Dry Stool

Acid Reflux

IBS

Brain Fog

Migaines

Insomnia

Racing heart

Hot flashes

Upset stomach after eating

Poor appetite

No energy

Exhaustion

If any of this sounds familiar, it’s a good possibility, and it could be time to clean up your tummy. There’s some amazing things that can be done. I did a ton of research on this, and found some probiotic-enzymes that work well for very little cost. My digestion has completely changed from total constipation, to pooping like a kid every day. This is a total miracle for me!

You can start with diet, by eliminating sugar, processed refined foods, and drinking your body weight in good water.

There are many articles online to support what I’m talking about. Just Google “gut health” or “Candida overgrowth and Fibromyalgia”. That’s where I started back a few years ago. I tried initially just going off sugar and gluten, but it was not enough. It took finding an anti-fungal probiotic to really address the issue.

If you want more info you can go to http://ohmyleakygut.com

 

 

 

 

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