Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Doctors Tell Fibromyalgia Patients They're Crazy

Here's a video of a local news piece on Fibromyalgia. According to the doctor being interviewed (Teitelbaum), there could be up to 25 million Americans who have fibromaylgia. Teitelbaum also had some other interesting things to say that may (or may not as the cause/causes of fibromyalgia are still not defined) be beneficial to fibromyalgia patients.

Here's his list:

1. Avoid sugar
2. Avoid caffeine
3. Increase water intake
4. Increase protein intake
5. Decrease carbohydrate intake

Interesting. That short list of dietary advice tidbits for fibromyalgia patients sounds a lot like Dr. Atkins recipe for low carb dieting---which I think has a lot of merit but do be careful about becoming a meat-o-saurus. After all, you don't want your cholesterol, triglyceride, and LDL numbers shooting through the roof.

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