How can diet and supplements help to reduce toxicity and complement the Beat Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue protocol?
Diet plays a hugely important role in the cycle and development of these conditions and I will outline exactly why this is clearly the case.
A small proportion of sufferers report similar pre-illness situations that cannot be explained by the normal models. They do not fit into any known models for these fatigue conditions. They reported no exposure to the normal toxins or lifestyle events that cause the majority of these morbid conditions.
They also reported that they could not identify a specific date or illness that they considered to be the ‘onset’ or ‘trigger’.
However their symptoms as described by all other diagnostics were exactly the same as those of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue sufferers.
Research indicated that there is a common link. All these people were addicted to wheat based carbohydrates particularly gluten.
They may also have been addicted to dairy products and/ or yeast based drinks and other products.
All these cases had strong intolerance reactions to the food products mentioned above and were placed on a very basic nutritious elimination diet.
All these individuals began to show rapid improvements in conjunction with the other elements of the How to Beat Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue protocol.
Further investigations revealed that the foods they were eating were in fact not digesting well, and were causing allergic reactions which would then produce antigenic molecules (toxic molecules) which created their own toxic stress cycle.
So basically simply by eating what we consider in our basic Western diet to be healthy foods containing wheat and dairy these particular individuals were generating toxic molecules in their own blood.
Furthermore gluten molecules appear to create direct disturbance of the Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis and thereby reduce thyroid activity in these individuals.
It became clear that the evidence is stacking up strongly against these products which form the basis of our Western diets.
Looking around my local food-store it became clear that almost every single product, in particular anything that cannot be described as a natural or organic food contained wheat, dairy, albumen (egg white) and yeast, the four products that generate the strongest immune reactions in human beings (as described by the largest food intolerance testing companies in the US and Europe)
This conundrum baffled me for several weeks and lead me onto further research. Here are a couple of interesting examples.
In Japan, Thailand and China 90% of populations lack an enzyme necessary to digest dairy produce. It appears in the West we have evolved a specific enzyme in response to the amount of dairy produce we consume. Could it be that we are not meant to consume a product meant for young calves that need to grow at a colossal rate in order to avoid being eaten by prey?
The Eskimos had absolute zero incidence of heart disease or cancer until the 1940’s when they adopted western diets containing wheat and dairy.
Almost 15% of the planets human population may be intolerant to a complex protein molecule which is very difficult to break down and is found in wheat and to a lesser extent in other grains.
Long term consumption of these foods appeared to be affecting the digestive systems of these sufferers and was creating situations where there was increased permeability of the gut wall, thereby allowing partially digested food to enter the blood stream.