Monday, June 2, 2014


What Natural or Holistic Path I Would Take If Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia
by Thomas Martin

Fibromyalgia is an ailment of inflammation.  There is no pharmaceutical drug that directly reverses inflammation, it is only reversible through our diets. 

I do believe people suffer from the symptoms of this ailment, but I am not sure I believe there really is a specific "disease."  Eliminate the inflammation in your body and increase your body's pH balance from acid to balanced and the symptoms will disappear.

I have found in my own experience that fibromyalgia is also fueled by a depressive attitude.  In working with these sufferers, never have I encountered so many who are so fatalistic and who have given me so many excuses as to why they can't follow an anti-inflammation routine. 

I must remember if I have this ailment, if I do nothing to reverse it, I will likely have heart disease, cancer and/or arthritis later on. 

If depression is a problem, I will start by either getting out into the sun every day or supplementing Vitamin D3 (around 5,000 to 10,000 IUs per day).  I will also take Niacin (Vitamin B3) starting at 500 mgs and increasing weekly until I reach 3,000 mgs daily.  Both vitamins I will take with food.

To address the inflammation here is what I will do:

  • I will take magnesium oil (preferably Ancient Minerals). I will spritz 10 to 15 shots of the liquid on my skin each day, preferably before bed, and rub it in with my inner forearm. 
  • I will take Lugol's Solution Iodine (a blend of iodine and potassium iodide).  Like the magnesium oil, I will apply this to my skin (about 10 to 15 drops) again rubbing it in with my inner forearm. 
  • Every morning upon rising, I will mix the juice of 1 organic lemon with warm water (approx. 115 degrees) to which I will add 1 tablespoon of virgin, organic coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey. 
  • I will eliminate all sugar and all chemical sugar substitutes from my diet.
  • I will take Cod Liver Oil, daily,
  • I will take Vitamin D3, 5,000 to 10,000 i.u.s daily with meals
  • I will stop using microwave ovens to cook or heat my food.
  • I will drink bone broth daily
  • I will use only raw, organic honey to sweeten my foods (if absolutely necessary).
  • I will eliminate all genetically modified foods from my diet, including all soy and soy byproducts, corn (especially high fructose corn syrup), and all wheat (including whole grains).
  • I will eliminate all vegetable oils from my diet, as most are from GMO sources.
  • I will add virgin, organic coconut oil to my diet, taking about 1 to 5 tablespoons per day
  • If possibly, I will buy a alkaline water system and drink 8 glasses of the water daily.
  • I will start a juicing program of raw, organic vegetables following the advice I have laid out in my book Just Do This One Thing, ensuring I use quite a bit of organic celery in the juice. 
  • I will make and drink kombucha daily.
  • I will take St. John's Wort daily.
  • I will have all of my mercury amalgam filling safely removed by a dentist specially trained in this procedure


    DISCLAIMER:  I am in no way recommending treatments or cures on this blog.  This blog is merely a compilation of what I have learned about a diet based, natural approach to health. I follow the steps I outline in my book Just Do This One Thing: A Guide To Chronic Good Health and know I will avoid almost every disease listed in this blog.  On the other hand, I needed a place to write steps for specific ailments as I came across them.  If you are looking for alternative therapies, I hope you can benefit from my research, especially if your doctor has told you "nothing more can be done for you." 

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