Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Additionally, those who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia may experience extreme fatigue and multiple tender points on the body. Changes in brain chemicals (neurotransmitters), sleep problems, genetics, and dysregulation of the system that controls stress related hormone release are all thought to play a role in the development of chronic pain. Those who have autoimmune disease are also hypothesized to have greater risk of developing chronic pain. Nutritional deficiencies, poor eating habits, food sensitivities, and impaired gastrointestinal function have all been documented in the worsening of pain symptoms.

Nicole’s Holistic Nutrition Approaches Include:

  • Education on what is going on in your body and why you may be experiencing pain
  • Foods to avoid to best manage your condition
  • Therapeutic foods to boost your natural metabolic patterns
  • The role of stress on brain function
  • Targeted and individualized supplementation protocols
  • How certain foods can affect our mood and physical symptoms
  • Natural approaches to boost cognitive function
  • The role of the gastrointestinal tract on mood and brain health
  • The role of inflammation in chronic pain

Recommended Laboratory Tests:

Nicole is happy to review labs drawn by your physician (including hormonal panels, comprehensive metabolic panels, complete blood counts, thyroid panels, urinalysis, and others as warranted)