Freedom from Fibromyalgia: 7 Steps to Recovery
Leah E. McCullough
Fibromyalgia is a serious condition that leaves sufferers incapacitated by pain and exhaustion. Medical doctors are not much help because there are no drugs that cure it or effectively suppress the symptoms. For those who limit themselves to that option there is little hope.
Leah McCullough wisely found another way to overcome fibromyalgia with a multi-faceted approach. One facet which is often overlooked is the importance of a positive mindset. Just say no to negativity. If you think your situation is hopeless, or you have bad genes and are doomed to a life of suffering, then you’re probably right.
McCullough spends several pages on gentle detoxification protocols and gives specific recommendations for the products that worked for her. Since toxins are often at least partly responsible if not the root cause of illness, it stands to reason that they should be avoided. A good rule of thumb pointed out by McCullough is not to put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat. That includes cosmetics, deodorants, shampoo, soap, tattoos, chemicals in hot tubs, sunscreens, and anything you can’t pronounce.
For nutritional supplementation she recommends fermented cod liver oil and high-vitamin butter oil. Her ground rules for nutrition and eating in general are fully Weston A. Price-compliant.
Leah McCullough suffered severe fibromyalgia (diagnosed by a medical doctor) and by using her protocols is now free of all symptoms. Most people, including me, find it hard to argue with success. She was extremely overweight and has lost all excess weight and looks very healthy. She went from feeling like she was going to die to good health and having a healthy baby. There is a current picture of her on the cover of the book. I have met the author so I know that picture is accurate and wasn’t brought to us by the magic of Photoshop. Her recommendations are based on her experience and what worked for her. That doesn’t guarantee it will work for everybody yet may work for many. The thumb is UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2015