Discover The New Science Of Glyconutrition And Fibromyalgia

I have worked with a​ number of​ people who once suffered from the symptoms of​ Fibromyalgia or​ from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Fibromyalgia and​ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are two similar disorders with overlapping symptoms. They include chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, immune system dysfunction​ and​ psychological depression. People with Fibromyalgia also experience muscle and​ fibrous tissue pain, as​ well as​ gastro intestinal challenges. The cause or​ causes of​ Fibromyalgia and​ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are unclear and​ some regard them as​ syndromes rather than actual diseases. Therefore, established medical treatments are based on​ the management of​ individual symptoms and​ can often be a​ game of​ cat and​ mouse for​ the medical professional.

With such complexities it​ is​ easy to​ understand​ why the role of​ nutrition​ in​ Fibromyalgia and​ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has largely been overlooked. However since we now understand​ the importance of​ dietary components like glyconutrients (Mannose, Fucose, Galactose, Glucose, Xylose, N-Acetylgalactosamine, N-Acetylglucosamine and​ Sialic Acid) in​ regulating the immune, nervous, muscular systems as​ well as​ cell-to-cell communication​ in​ general, it​ is​ apparent that the biological activities of​ such nutritional components may play a​ significant role in​ maintaining proper function​ of​ those systems.

Also associated with these two conditions is​ an​ abnormal sleep pattern. Any number of​ gland​ failures resulting in​ hormonal imbalance may influence this. as​ sleep is​ a​ function​ regulated by a​ number of​ hormonal factors, nutritional support of​ glyconutrients as​ well as​ certain​ plant sterols may provide benefit in​ this​ area by supporting improved production​ and​ coordination​ of​ key hormones.

Some studies have shown possible linkages of​ viral and​ bacterial infections, such as​ Herpes, Coxsackie B and​ Lyme disease, to​ Fibromyalgia and​ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The reason​ for​ this​ is​ that many of​ the symptoms are closely associated with that of​ an​ active infection. There is​ also a​ high association​ with the diagnosis of​ either of​ the conditions and​ a​ positive test for​ one or​ more of​ these pathogens.

Other scientific evidence also suggests that Fibromyalgia and​ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are related to​ immune system dysfunctions based on​ measurements of​ various immune markers in​ patients with these disorders. this​ can be measured in​ levels and​ activity of​ Natural Killer Lymphocytes, Cytokines such as​ Interleukin​ as​ well as​ other immune system factors. Through the measure of​ this​ activity, some studies have suggested that these two conditions may be autoimmune in​ nature. Whether or​ not they are, it​ is​ apparent that support of​ proper immune system function​ through improved nutrition​ can bring benefits to​ those suffering from any of​ the effects of​ these conditions. for​ example, acemannan, has been shown to​ enhance the killing activity of​ Macrophage against Candida Albicans, and​ can be found in​ certain​ glyconutrient supplements.

Regardless of​ the precise mechanisms in​ Fibromyalgia and​ chronic fatigue syndrome it​ should be apparent from the review of​ scientific and​ medical literature that all systems of​ the body are intimately involved in​ the syndrome. Proper dietary support for​ the cells from which these systems are composed calls for​ appropriate levels of​ a​ range of​ micronutrients. this​ is​ not limited to​ mere vitamins and​ minerals, but may also involve other categories of​ so-called phytonutrients including anti-oxidants, plant sterols and​ glyconutrients.

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