I wanted to discuss cooking here. Simply put we still wish to eat healthy and well but can’t always deal with standing and chopping in the kitchen. I found a popular Blog site that addresses this:http://www.themagicalslowcooker.com/
I was used to cooking all my meals from scratch prior to my first years with fibromyalgia. I resorted to spending outrageous amounts of money on take-out dinners. In retrospect, using a crockpot would have been a much better solution. I enjoy organic foods but any ingredients on this site can be substituted with organic, or, take out those items you don’t or won’t eat.
There has been a lot of attention put on the foods we eat and how they affect our health. Processed foods are becoming a no no! I understand that we can’t all afford only organic but I would suggest that you get in the habit of reading labels. The longer a label is the worse the ingredients! Andrew Weil has a wonderful, free website with lots of information about how our bodies work and what to eat to create a more optimum health. Fibromyalgia pain is inflammatory pain. Processed foods cause an imbalance in anti-inflammatory worker bees in our bodies, allowing inflammation to occur.
I am greatly simplifying this here. Please see attached article: http://www.nfra.net/fibromyalgia_diet.php
It is from the National Fibromyalgia Research Association 🙂
Keep the link as a bookmark, it has loads of assistance for living Well.
Lucinda, Fibro Peer