February 8, 2013

Salicylates Complicate Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is an accumulation of seemingly unrelated conditions that arbitrarily come and go. Specialists usually treat only symptoms to their given specialty. Medications temporarily treat symptoms but do not address the disease.

Research by R. Paul St. Amand M.D. found a genetically inherited involvement. While doing research, Dr. St. Amand found various defective genes adversely affecting the ability of kidneys to excrete phosphate. In fibromyalgics, this excessive phosphate, along with calcium ends up in their cells and becomes painful lumps and bumps. Together, phosphate and calcium initiates the metabolic mischief that results in the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Excess phosphate impedes the formation of energy (ATP) within the cells and calcium causes the exhausted cells to keep working. This leads to a malfunction of cells being overworked and an energy deprived syndrome, with incapacitating fatigue, pain and disruptive body function.

Stetson Chiropractic Clinic exclusively treats fibromyalgia with guaifenesin. It is an innocuous substance that has no side effects and is safe for children. It is the most potent substance to date for the reversal of fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, the guaifenesin protocol is more complex than simply taking a pill. Salicylates, found in aspirin and many other sources blocks the action of guaifenesin as no other class of medication.

What makes up salicylates? There are many natural and synthetic sources of salicylates (salicylic acid). Plants manufacture salicylates as weapons against bacteria and fungi. Our skin and intestines easily absorb salicylates from either botanical or manufactured sources. All salicylates must be strictly avoided. Ignoring this and making modifications in the protocol will guarantee failure.

The following is an incomplete guide to natural and salicylate sources:

  • Medications: Pain relievers that contain salicylates or salicylic acid such as aspirin, Anacin, Excedrin, Pepto Bismol, Alka Seltzer
  • Herbals: St John’s Wort, ginko biloba, saw palmetto,echinacia
  • Vitamins: Plant based such as Vitamin C from rose hips, or plant extracts such as alfalfa or parsley
  • Topical Creams: Tiger balm, Ben Gay, Myoflex, Capsaicin
  • Cosmetics: From plant derivatives, Skin cleansers, hair products, bubble baths, etc.
  • Shaving Aids: Aloe based or menthol
  • Oral Agents: Mouth washes or tooth paste with any form of mint

These are just a few of many products that salicylates can be found in. Working with Dr. Muhich will assure you of successfully avoiding salicylates and completing this highly effective protocol. If you have fibromyalgia, you must take responsibility for this protocol by contacting Dr. Kenneth Muhich at Stetson Chiropractic Clinic.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Detox, Diet, Pain Management, Salicylates

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