Fibromyalgia vs. Vegetarian & Raw Vegan Diets

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30 Jun 2020

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DESCRIPTION: Plant-based diets may be effective for the treatment of fibromyalgia, a painful condition suffered by millions. One thing all sufferers should consider is an aspartame-free trial period (see

Why do plant-based diets help with chronic pain conditions? There may be a number of reasons why vegetarians only have about half the odds of being on painkiller drugs (see Potentially inflammatory compounds in animal products include Neu5Gc ( endotoxins ( ), and animal proteins (

On the other hand maybe the potassium in plant foods modulates adrenal function? See my video Potassium and Autoimmune Disease ( If it is the Anti-Inflammatory Antioxidants ( then that could certainly help explain it. See Antioxidant Power of Plant Foods Versus Animal Foods (

Vegetarian and raw vegan diets appear effective, but what about just mostly vegetarian diets or mostly raw vegan diets? That's the subject of my next video Fibromyalgia vs. Mostly Raw & Mostly Vegetarian Diets (

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