It is estimated that 5-10 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, and the majority of them are women. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by chronic fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain and other unexplainable pains in the body, accompanied by sleep, mood, and memory issues.
Not much is known about the cause of this disorder. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Some experts have noticed that many additional health conditions are affecting fibromyalgia patients, including gluten intolerance, gout, and restless leg syndrome. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, removing sugar, gluten, MSG, caffeine, and dairy from your diet may help to relieve symptoms.
Another great way to relieve symptoms is to try this soup recipe that combines natural pain relief foods such as ginger and turmeric into one tasty dish. It is easy to make!
Fibromyalgia Symptom Relief Soup Recipe
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp powdered ginger
- 2 tbsp powdered turmeric
- 4 cups sodium-free veggie broth
- 2 stalks of scallions
1. At the stovetop, add coconut oil and powdered ginger.
2. When the coconut oil and ginger are well combined, add the veggie broth.
3. Bring to a boil.
4. Reduce the heat, and add the powdered turmeric.
5. Add sliced scallions.
6. It is finished!
7. Transfer to a bowl and enjoy!
Want a creamier soup? Steam a potato pureed in a blender with a little broth, and add it to your soup as it boils. Add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and some black pepper for a sweet, mild heat. Add extra flavor with steamed vegetables like carrots, kale, broccoli, and cauliflower.