This post answers two different questions submitted from visitors on the topics of the best diet for fibromyalgia and hypoglycemia and the onset of MCS.
Q. I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia a long time ago. For almost as long I have been suffering with horrible chronic tension and all kinds of aches and pains, which has continued to worsen over the years and has caused me a lot of problems with depression and insomnia for more than thirty yrs. I haven’t been able to work since 1981. I think that I have fibromyalgia but I haven’t been diagnosed as yet. I moved from new York city where I was born and raised to the city of Rochester, N.Y. where the health care is really terrible to say the least. I feel like I’m at the end of my rope. I’m hoping that maybe you can give me some advice, I would greatly appreciate it. What type of diet would be beneficial to a hypoglycemic with fibromyalgia. ~Sincerely, Linda
A. Hi Linda,
For starters, I would suggest you take a look at my hypoglycemia page, which can be found here.
The diet that helps hypoglycemia and fibromyalgia, as well as depression, insomnia, aches and pains etc., the most is the Paleolithic diet. The Paleolithic diet is rich in all the nutrients needed to balance blood sugar, neurotransmitters, adrenal glands and the autonomic nervous system, all of which contribute to depression, insomnia, hypoglycemia, fibromyalgia etc. and void of the harmful substances that contribute to these conditions. You can find more details about this diet on the following page:
You should also take a look at the following pages for more info on depression and insomnia
Here’s my section on Fibromyalgia as well.
One of the most common causes of chronic tension is a magnesium deficiency, so you might want to consider a magnesium loading test. It can also be a primary cause of other muscle aches and pains. Food sensitivity is also a common underlying cause of tension, aches and pains, which you can learn more about on the following page:
There’s a great doctor named Dr. Charles Gant that practices in the D.C. area at a place called Integrated Health Associates, that you may want to check out. Here is their website
You can make great improvements in hypoglycemia, fibromyalgia, depression and insomnia with changes in diet alone. It is the most important aspect to address.
Q. Hello Cynthia,
Thank you for taking my question. I am a 35 year old woman who is suffering from a feeling like its difficult to breathe at times and like my air is dirty, many smells really bother me and I have to leave the area such as car fumes, coffee shop smell, burning, cleaning products and so many other smells. I got all the medical tests done and everything is clear except for maybe some mild asthma but nothing definitive. I never had any breathing problems before a year and a half ago and smells did not bother me. I have an eleven month old baby and this started a little before I got pregnant with her. I am not sure if I have some kind of chemical poisoning or what is going on but this shortness of breath and severe sensitivity to many smells is making me very frustrated and really having an impact on my life. I appreciate your help. Thank you, Dina
A. Hi Dina, It sounds like you are beginning to develop Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. You can learn more about it on the following pages
A doctor that can help with this condition is called a clinical ecologist or a doctor of environmental medicine. You can get a referral for someone in your area from The Academy of Environmental Medicine website.