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Fibromyalgia and Dr. Peter D’Adamo


I, like my mother, am a strong believer that when an idea comes to me through multiple sources I ought to pay attention.  For example, since this flare-up began, multiple people have suggested I try following the advice of Dr. Peter D’Adamo.  Since the suggestion came through quite a few folks, I took it to be a wise one.

Eat Right 4 Your Type

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And per their advice I read Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter D’Adamo.  To be honest, this book left me feeling a bit… hungry.  And maybe hopelessly lost.  So I purchased Cook Right 4 Your Type and this whole theory seemed more appealing and doable.  I highly recommend both books.  And, I confess, D’Adamo’s theory sure seems to make sense.

Cook Right 4 Your Type

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Over the next few weeks I will gradually implement his advice for folks with my blood type.  Each day I will introduce an attribute of the blood type diet and discuss how I will implement the attribute in my life.  Based on what I have read and heard this will be a challenging process but I am willing to do whatever I can to alleviate my chronic conditions, namely my fibromyalgia.

Have any of y’all tried this diet?  Has it helped any of your chronic conditions?

Fibromyalgia and Timothy Ferriss


After years without a severe flare, I had forgotten how bad things could get. Now, I remember and I am ready for a change…

The first few years after I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia were rough. But after settling into a routine and helping teachers and friends understand how to help me succeed with FMS I eventually began to step out of the constant fibro flare. By the time I went to college I had my FMS under control. Occasionally a late night or miserable weather would throw me off but, after some solid rest and wise decision making, I would feel better.

At the beginning of the month I had an assignment due and I did what it took to get it done. Since then my body has done all in it’s power to remind me I cannot afford to put work, or much else, before my health. I haven’t been to work for a normal day in over two weeks. I work from home as much as I can but my brain can’t seem to think in numbers. The fibro fog tries to make its way into my life but I’m fighting.

I tried to make an appointment with my specialist but his secretary told me I’d have to get his approval and give up my already scheduled annual December appointment in order to meet with him on such short notice (we’re talking two weeks out). I think this low-information diet Timothy Ferriss suggested has backfired**… I must have missed a memo. Did the United States already switch to a universal health care system? Are healthcare appointments now rationed?

In an effort to get help asap I have decided to turn to my family doctor for help. I called for an appointment but he was completely booked so I made an appointment 10 days out and started scheming up ways to survive until then.

**In all reality I recommend Timothy Ferriss’ low-information diet. Try it for a week. It has helped with my fibro fog and decreased my stress. I am more productive and less overwhelmed. The diet I created for myself is not as strict as the one he discusses in The 4-hour Workweek but I’ve enjoyed it.

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