Fibro Daily

The HFCS-Fibromyalgia Connection

Fibro Daily December 3, 2012

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is in the news a lot these days, and none of that news is good. Recently, HFCS has been linked to playing a substantial role in the development of Type II diabetes.

HFCS’s link to fibromyalgia lacks documented evidence, but what experts do agree on is that a link exists between certain foods and fibro flares. Many patients report HFCS foods to be in that category.

Women with fibromyalgia should note that eating less HFCS cuts down on chronic yeast infections, as yeast infections thrive on sugar. The pain of a yeast infection magnifies the pain of fibromyalgia.

For both men and women with fibromyalgia, weight loss can occur when excessive amount of HFCS are cut from the diet, especially if combined with an overall restriction of calories and more exercise/movement. Many patients complain about the weight gain that often accompanies fibormyalgia, and say they want to lose weight.

Cutting out the HFCS—except for occasional treats—would be a great place to start.

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