Friday, February 1, 2013

Reader Testimony: Controlling Fibromyalgia and Weight Loss

This is a reader testimony from Carol of Silver Spring Acres 
 She has helped control her fibromyalgia and lost 40 lbs. in 5 months naturally!
Carol has given me permission to share her story with you!


 "I had also been in a major "Fibro Flare" that had lasted for months and was taking control of my life. All the doctors wanted to do was increase anti-depressants and heavy duty pain medications and tell me to do less and rest more. They also suggested anti-seizure medications that had horrific side effects that I just wasn't willing to deal with. I could no longer take anti-inflammatory's because if acid reflex and nasty skins rashes they were causing. I was very worried about my liver. ...
 {Emphasis mine}

So I started doing research on more Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia.
One of the first things I started trying was  Vitamin D supplements.  I had read several articles like this one...

... After just a few weeks on "D" I noticed that not only was I taking less pain medications but I had started losing weight. Just small amounts but when you've put on nearly 60 pounds in the past 6 years every little bit counts. Especially when it was almost effortless :o)

I had already figured out on my own that eating more healthy also made my fibro more tolerable.  So after reading more about food for energy and pain control  this is what I came up with that worked for me .

I start my morning with a fruit and yogurt smoothie.  I don't use the same fruits all the time and I normally use frozen fruits because it's easier and works for me. I usually mix up a batch of 3 or 4 at a time so they are ready to grab and go in the morning.  I try to have a high berry content in the mix and  I always use bananas. The yogurt is usually organic vanilla cause I love how it tastes. I do buy as many organic fruits as I can. 
Sometimes I throw in spinach and kale. I love the spinach and tolerate the kale :0) and I use avocados in it a LOT. 

For lunch I have an avocado and yogurt....almost every single day!  Avocado's are amazing and they do so much for your entire body! My skin has become fantastic after eating all of these avocados!
Google it and see :0) 

For supper I have a normal meal like we always eat. I just watch the portion sizes.
I even indulge in  a bowl of ice cream on a regular bases. I just eat a smaller amount and leave off all of the topping stuff that is mostly just sugar. 

With this plan I have lost 40 pounds since July!!!! I have a ton more energy and I don't crave those carbs constantly like I used to. My fibromyalgia has been a lot better and I feel like I'm participating in my life again. 

...I recently had a physical and the doctor was impressed with my weight loss and my blood levels where fantastic. Even my blood pressure was down and they lowered my medications for that. I hope to be off of them completely at some point soon."

 I really appreciate Carol being willing to share her testimony with us!  
To read the full testimony, click here.

Do you have a story of how you've improved your health naturally?  It can be a few sentences or a longer story.  I would love to share it with my readers!  Email it to me at jillshomeremedies@gmail.com.

 

3 comments:

  1. Doctors are great with emergency situations but terrible with chronic conditions! Drugs never heal, just control the symptoms with a lot of side effects. I am so happy that God gave our bodies the ability to heal themselves of most things if we go back to living the way He intended for us to live. He is so good!

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    1. Couldn't have said it better myself Lori!

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    2. Yes, Lori! You hit the nail on the head!!

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