Fibromyalgia is a condition characterised by widespread pain, painful response to pressure, morning stiffness, fatigue, sleep disturbances and can include many other health issues. There is no known cause but it’s been suggested that central nervous system malfunction is partly to blame – it may lead to intensification of pain. External factors that may also contribute to the development of the disease include infection, trauma, stress and toxic substances.
Despite the lack of understanding of the underlying causes, research suggests a raw vegan and a gluten-free wholesome vegan diets can improve the condition. In particular these vegan diets have been shown to significantly lessen pain and joint stiffness, improve quality of sleep and general wellbeing and aid weight-loss.
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