When I turned forty years old, I became determined to find the cause of my Fibromyalgia and daily chronic pain – no matter what the cost! I started looking for holistic solutions. I tried all kinds of therapies including chiropractic, massage, reflexology, yoga, meditation, craniofacial, chi machines, acupuncture, biomagnetic, infrared sauna, etc. Nothing helped.
Next, I tried naturopathic doctors and was told my body was extremely acidic and that I was malnourished. So I started on a regimen of vitamins, minerals and herbs, leading up to a total of 90 pills, gel caps and one-ounce liquids everyday.
After swallowing all those vitamin pills and liquids within forty five minutes my vision was blurred, a headache had started and my neck and back were locked up in pain. What was in those vitamins?
I immediately started a vitamin journal. I want to share with you what I learned the following six months concerning certain health food supplements.
Most importantly if you are taking any kind of vitamins make sure they are not Synthetic. According to the University of California, reported in Science, (93: 261-262, 1941) animals on a synthetic vitamin-enriched diet died long before the animals on an unprocessed diet became disabled. Other animal studies reveal untimely deaths, sterility, and serious health deficits with the use of synthetic vitamins versus whole food in animal feeds. Synthetic vitamins C and E on the market today are distilled. A process where corn sugar, processed cottonseed and soybean are exposed to high powered chemicals, solvents and heat reducing it down to the desired crystalline vitamin.
Beware of Gelatin capsules! Each and every time I ingest an herbal or vitamin pill, no matter how nutritious the internal ingredients, if it is encased in a gelatin capsule I get a horrible stomach ache. Within one hour my eyes become red and the Fibromyalgia symptoms start their engine. I can literally feel each and every cell and limb in my body sting with pain. Gelatin is made from the boiled bones, skins and tendons of animals. Gelatin capsules are a toxic and ineffective product used to lower cost. They also carry the risk of prion exposure from BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) aka mad cow disease. Make sure your capsules are 100% vegetarian (made from vegetables) and you should not have any painful symptoms.
Check the Other ingredients on your vitamin’s label. Here is where you will find the excitotoxins, the cause of your Fibromyalgia and chronic pain.