Could eating Turkey help treat fibromyalgia?

When tryptophan (found in turkey, among many other foods) converts to the neurotransmitter serotonin, there’s a phase in the middle where 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) appears. Though it’s still being researched and debated, supplements of 5-HTP, derived from plant seeds, could be used as treatments for people suffering from fibromyalgia. (So, no, people aren’t really eating turkey […]


Brazilian study shows creatine helps fibromyalgia patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Creatine, a supplement favored by bodybuilders, modestly boosted muscle strength in patients with fibromyalgia, Brazilian researchers report. Apart from helping with muscle weakness, though, the treatment had little effect on other symptoms of the mysterious disorder, such as chronic pain, fatigue, memory loss, depression, anxiety and sleeplessness. “The improvements in […]