10 Causes Of Fibromyalgia Even Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About It!

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With an estimated 10 million Americans suffering from fibromyalgia, isn’t it shocking that conventional medicine has yet to find a root cause and can only offer you the management of symptoms?

Fibromyalgia is characterized by fatigue, sleep disturbances, brain fog, depression, chronic pain, especially muscle pain, and painful points on the body that seem to go right down to the bone.

Functional medicine has been looking to find the root cause of this chronic, debilitating problem. Once you find the root cause, finding the cure could come naturally.

Do you or someone you love suffer from fibromyalgia? Keep reading and find out what top functional medicine doctors say are the 10 root causes behind this painful and chronic health problem.


1. Glutathione Deficiency

One of the most critical parts of your body’s natural detoxification system is glutathione. This compound gets recycled in the body unless our toxic burden become fairly high, or if we lack the enzymes needed to recycle and produce glutathione, which is GSTM1 and GSTP1. Your doctor can test your for this deficiency. You can also take glutathione supplements along with milk thistle. This often helps dramatically with feelings of fatigue.


2. Gluten Intolerance

This once rare but now common problem has been linked to at least 55 diseases. The reason that gluten intolerance causes fibromyalgia symptoms is not truly located in the digestive tract, but lies in the brain. Gluten intolerance causes pain, sleep problems, intense fatigue, depression, cognitive impairment, even behavioral problems. Stop consuming gluten for 60 days and see if your symptoms improve.


3. MTHFR Mutations

This is a genetic test that you can get at any lab. The more mutations that you have in your MTHFR gene, the less able your body is to metabolize and remove or neutralize toxins in the body such as lead, cadmium, and mercury. In fact, the more mutations to this gene that you possess, the higher your requirements for folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. These supplements will keep the detoxification pathways open and working properly, which will make you feel much better.


4. Candida Overgrowth

If you are unfamiliar with Candida, this is a very common type of yeast that naturally lives in very small amounts in the intestines. When our digestive system is out of whack, Candida grows unchecked. It breaks down the walls of the intestine and allows toxic byproducts to enter the bloodstream, causing numerous symptoms, none of which are pleasant. Many doctors state that almost all of their fibromyalgia patients have problems with Candida.


5. Adrenal Fatigue

Chronic stress is generally behind adrenal fatigue. By the way, chronic pain is very stressful to your adrenal glands even though it is not usually the initial stressor. Generally, the initial stressor is food-related, a Candida overgrowth, mycotoxins, or vitamin deficiencies. Adrenal fatigue can be dealt with using adpatogenic herbs.

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One Comment

  1. Gabe

    Mar 24, 2016 at 9:18 am

    MTHFR? I don’t even want to know what that stands for. 🙂