I worked on this puzzle by reading everything I could find on fibromyalgia, chronic illness, the immune system, and healthy living, Along the way I discovered that our world is extremely toxic. (Check out how fragrance adversely affects our health the-problem-with-perfume-scented-products-make-us-sick.html) We are exposed to harmful chemicals in the environment, cleaning products, cosmetics, personal care items, and processed food. I developed strategies for creating a chemical-free life, exchanged toxic household products for safer ones (Here's how to make nontoxic cleaners at home how-to-make-nontoxic-all-purpose-cleaner.html), stopped eating most processed food, and started eating real food full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.
It took over a year for me to discover all the changes I needed to make. My symptoms improved with each lifestyle change I made. I didn't recognize that the last piece of the puzzle was in place until I woke up one morning and discovered that my symptoms were completely gone. I have been symptom free for over four years.
If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or another chronic illness and have been told that there is no cure, don't give up. I almost resigned myself to living the rest of my life as a semi-invalid. But I was too stubborn to believe there was no possibility for improvement. Since I was just looking for a way to feel better, I was astonished when I completely recovered.
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