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Fibromyalgia & CFS: The Real Reason You Feel Hot

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Do you always struggle with feeling hot and overheated and told that “this is part of fibromyalgia and CFS”?  (Along with numerous other symptoms…).

Guess what?  Your body is trying to tell you something! Find out a major issue and a real reason why you feel hot here…

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Feeling Hot is a Huge Complaint of People Living with Fibromyalgia & CFS

Seems to me that many of us fibromyalgia and CFS warriors struggle with our body temperatures running hot. On our Facebook group Fibromyalgia, CFS & Chronic Pain Life, body temperature is a hot topic!

I know that I am far from being alone regarding temperature fluctuations and running hot (overheating) all the time….and it seems that for many of us, our bedroom fan has become our best friend – 365 days a year, even with sub-zero temperatures!

Struggling with Feeling Hot?

You know that this isn’t just menopause and the dreaded hot flashes and night sweats… But you also know that there is definitely something else going on?

And perhaps, just perhaps – it is all connected to why you are feelingso ‘blah’, and achy, fatigued and so many other health issues you are struggling with…

Have You Ever Wondered Why You are Feeling So Hot?

I am sorry.  I am going to say it and you may not like it.

The whole, ‘feeling hot is a symptom of fibromyalgia/CFS’ is a cop out answer from your doctor. (And you will find out below a lot more about why this is and what may be causing you to feel hot, and many of your other fibro/CFS symptoms…).

There are OTHER things going on that are obviously causing you/us to overheat!!!

Overheating is a Sign of Inflammation

For most of us, we are dealing with major inflammation going on in our bodies.  Our bodies are overheating, so no wonder we are hot!  But what is actually CAUSING this inflammation?

When we understand this (and what I am about to share with you), then it means that you are in a better position to make decisions on what you can do to improve your health.

It is all about ROOT CAUSES!  When we know WHAT is the base problem causing the issue, then we have the best opportunity to fix it and feel better!

And inflammation is being linked to everything from diabetes to cancer and Alzheimer’s to obesity (to name just a few health epidemics related to inflmmation).

As with everything…Education is critical!

Is Food Really  the Root Cause of Inflammation?

One of the big trends we are seeing at the moment, are anti-inflammatory diets, that basically eliminate foods such as:

  • sugar
  • gluten
  • artificial sweeteners
  • fast foods
  • trans fats
  • dairy
  • conventionally raised meats

There is no doubt that food and proper diet and nutrition is a key player in our overall health, and that the above foods are definitely culprits regarding inflammation, pain – and body heat.


Is food really, the root cause of the inflammation?  Or…

In many cases, it it really what is in and on the food – ie the chemicals – which is the underlying root cause of inflammation – and what is making us hot?

This stuff is not only causing inflammation and health epidemics we have never encountered to this degree in living history – and  it is beyond shocking!

We’re Overheating And Fatigued Because Our Organs Are Struggling…

On top of the inflammation being caused by the foods we are eating our liver, colon and other organs are attempting to process the toxic sludge built up in our systems, they are working harder…and not only increasing the heat generated in our bodies, but also causing…major fatigue as they are working overtime.

As just one example – our livers are our body’s filtration units!  And when they are clogged up…guess what? You overheat.

Ten signs your liver is telling you it needs help:

  • Abdominal bloating
  • Pain or discomfort over the liver – (right upper abdominal area under the rib cage)
  • Excessive abdominal fat; pot belly; or a roll around the upper abdomen
  • Trouble digesting fatty foods
  • Had your gallbladder removed
  • Acid reflux/heartburn
  • Dark spots on the skin commonly referred to liver spots
  • Overheating of the body & excessive perspiration
  • Acne/rosacea or itchy, blotchy skin
  • Unexplained weight gain and inability to lose weight even with calorie restriction

What To Do About It

Well.  I have to be honest here.  I am struggling with this all.  Because it is all so very overwhelming. Toxins are in the water we drink, the food we eat, the body care products we use, the car, the carpet, the house, the cat...(seriously, the cat…).

This is the protocol I use:

  • Eat clean – No processed foods, no sugar, no sweeteners. I am now vegetarian and almost 90% vegan (my downfall is cheese and butter, 🙁 )
  • Cut out wheat – including gluten-free substitutes (they are still covered in glyphosate)
  • Grow my own veg (when I can)
  • Buy organic
  • Use glass vs plastic containers and reduce plastic use (which is pretty much impossible btw!)
  • Soak ALL veg& fruit  (organic and not) in a 3:1 water to vinegar solution for 10-15 mins, rinse and repeat until residue is gone
  • Detox with my ‘miracle tea‘ on a daily basis

Bottom Line

I fully believe that those of us living with fibromyalgia and CFS are also dealing with a lot of toxicity issues, which can affect everything from our hormones to our livers and have a vast role in inflammation and making us feel hot.

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