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Symptoms, Causes and Holistic Treatment

by Cathie McGill


Fibromyalgia is one of the most common types of chronic pain. It affects over 5 million people in the United States alone. Fibromyalgia was once thought to be a mental disorder. It was first described by doctors in the early 1800s as “muscular rheumatism.” In the 1900s the term was changed to “fibrositis.” In 1976, the name of the condition was changed to “fibromyalgia.” In 1981, the first scientific study formally confirmed fibromyalgia symptoms were medical conditions.

Fibromyalgia affects both men and women, although the majority of reported cases are women. Fibromyalgia is also seen in all age groups, including children, teenagers, and the elderly. Fibromyalgia occurs around the globe, and it affects all ethnic groups and cultures.

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include stiffness, widespread aches and pains especially in the extremities, fatigue, and sleeping disorder.

Causes of fibromyalgia have been considered as “unknown” by most health professionals. Based on my more than three decades of clinical experience working with people from many different ethnic origins and geographic locations, the following is a list of probable causes:

Yeast and parasitic infections: When your body is infected with yeasts and parasites, they suck your energy and also deposit their toxic wastes in your tissues, muscles, and joints. This in turn, causes inflammation and pain.

Dampness: A damp environment such as a beach-front apartment or a house in the woods can worsen symptoms of yeast and parasitic infections.

Lack of exercise: Our brain, tissues, muscles and tendons all need nutrients and oxygen. Lack of exercise will cause a “delivery problem” for the nutrients and oxygen. Also, yeasts and parasites love a still environment. A still environment makes it easier for them to populate.

Psychological stress: Psychological stress, if not managed properly, can weaken your immune system. When your immunity is weak, all kinds of invaders such yeasts, parasites, bacteria, and viruses can take over and cause many diseases including fibromyalgia.

Deficiency of vitamin L (L for Love): When you feel “unloved,” or “unapproved,” that’s the time the symptoms of fibromyalgia worsen.

Luckily fibromyalgia is treatable. Let’s take a look at the holistic treatment methods that have successfully eliminated fibromyalgia symptoms for my clients:

1) Yeast-Free Nutritional Program: As some of you may be aware, my “Eight Commandments” contain no wheat, no dairy, no sugar, no yeasts, no alcohol, no caffeine, no chemicals nor nicotine. When you indulge in any of these no-no’s, you feed the yeasts and parasites in your body. When your little enemies are well fed, they have a rock ‘n roll party and deposit toxic wastes that can cause aches and pains in your tissues, muscles, and tendons. The more you follow the yeast-free nutritional program, the more relief from pain you will get. To learn what to eat and what to avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking available in your local libraries in Southern California.

2) Herbal Therapy: When clients with fibromyalgia symptoms came to see me for consultation, they usually had suffered for years. Therefore, it’s important to use herbal formulas that build immunity and control the inflammation right away. The focus of herbal therapy should be on removing toxins and regenerating the hormonal system. This will help build up the immune system, increase energy and improve mental clarity. Sugar craving is usually one of the symptoms because of the overgrowth of yeasts and parasites. A high-protein herbal drink rich in digestive enzymes can effectively stop the sugar craving.

3) Keep Your Environment Dry: Many of my clients experimented with different kinds of dwellings and climates, such as beach fronts, woodlands, and the desert. Most of them found that dry climate in the desert helped them experience relief of fibromyalgia symptoms because a damp environment provides an incubator for yeast overgrowth.

4) Exercise Regularly: It is common sense that exercise improves blood circulation, and facilitates the efficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen to tissues, muscles, and tendons. You don’t need to go to the gym to exercise. Low-impact exercise such as walking around the block in your neighborhood, shopping mall, or simply jogging in place at home can yield great results for people with fibromyalgia.

5) Manage Stress Effectively: Stress is part of life. No one is immune to it. If managed properly, stress can be a motivating force for you to move forward. Daily meditations, prayers, affirmations, emotional releasing techniques, etc. can all help you release stress. For details, read my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, also available in your local libraries in Southern California.

6) Replenish “Vitamin L” (L for Love): ALL my clients with fibromyalgia felt the frustration or disappointment of not being loved or approved by their parents, spouses, partners, or children. Learning how to love yourself, and how to reprogram the script in your mind will help tremendously in releasing the frustration and disappointment, and in turn, replenish “vitamin L.” And, don’t forget, SEXERCISE is great for blood circulation, self-esteem, and eliminating fibromyalgia!

For more information on fibromyalgia, yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, and stress management, please call (800) 715-3053, or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to Visit:; Blog:; Facebook fan page: (Become a fan to read updated articles regularly on alternative, holistic treatment for various health issues.)