Ditch healthy berries to beat muscle pain

When I wrote in the Daily Mail about how I’d overcome fibromyalgia, the response from readers was overwhelming.
Clearly, many people, like me, have been floored by the condition — and the lack of effective treatment — and were anxious for more details. Unfortunately, no one really knows what causes fibromyalgia and there’s no cure.  Treatments such as painkillers rarely do more than ease the symptoms (characterised by debilitating muscle pain).
Many patients end up giving up work and normal daily life — I longed to retire early from my job as a GP just so I could rest all day.
After two years of misery, my condition was getting worse — but I then came across the theory that fibromyalgia may be linked to oxalates, which are compounds found in ‘healthy’ foods such as fruit, vegetables, salad, nuts and beans.
I cut these out of my diet and overnight my symptoms disappeared — the disabling muscle pains, tingling legs, fatigue and inability to concentrate all went.
But if I ate foods rich in oxalates, the symptoms returned within hours.
Why would this be so?
Oxalates are a kind of ‘natural’ plant pesticide and if the body doesn’t excrete them properly for some reason, it’s possible they accumulate in the muscles, brain and urinary system, causing a range of problems.

Source  - Daily Mail

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