One feature of Fibromyalgia is that chronic infections, either viral or bacterial, are often present. There are several reasons, including the presence of heavy metals in the body; bacteria can use the toxic heavy metals as shields to defend themselves against our own bodies. I was reading in a natural health brochure about some natural treatments that are recommended for FM patients to use to do a heavy metal detox. AS I ALWAYS STATE ON FIGHTING FATIGUE, NEVER TRY ANY TREATMENTS WITHOUT FIRST TALKING TO YOUR PHYSICIAN.
A combination of cilantro (Chinese parsley) and chlorella (a fresh water single-cell algae) does a very nice job in removing heavy metals. Cilantro is able to remove (chelate) mercury from inside of cells in the body, while the tough exterior cell wall of the chlorella binds tightly to heavy metals to usher them out of the body without reabsorbing them.
Cilantro can be used in pesto or in fresh salsa, but it is also available as a tincture for those who don’t care for the flavor. Relatively large doses of chlorella, greater than 10 grams a day, are necessary to achieve heavy metal detox. Garlic, MSM and high dose vitamin C all have the ability to chelate heavy metals, though none is a specific treatment.
To try using these items for a heavy metal detox, see a health care professional who is knowledgeable in heavy metal detox.