Break Free from Fibromyalgia

By Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain throughout the body, fatigue, brain fog, mood imbalances, and sleep disorders. The muscle pain, insomnia, mental fog, and fatigue of fibromyalgia can happen to anyone—especially when you are constantly stressed and required to spend more energy than your body can create. This can include physical stresses too, such as infections, sleep disorders, hormonal deficiencies, and pregnancies. It can also be caused by situational stresses, such as a divorce, death in the family, or loss of job. But, most often it is caused by a combination of both physical and situational stresses. It can be notoriously difficult for people to find a practitioner who can correctly diagnose and treat fibromyalgia, but once you do, treatment can be very effective, especially if one uses a comprehensive medicine approach.

Here is the Formula I Suggest

I have dedicated the last 40 years to researching this illness and making an effective treatment available to everybody. From these explorations came a health protocol that I've called "SHINE®". This acronym refers to the essentials of what is needed to begin the path toward healing: sleep, hormones, immunity, nutrition, and exercise. Our published double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed that 91 percent of people's symptoms improved with a 90 percent average increase in quality of life when this protocol was utilized.

Additionally, there are some nutrients and botanicals that have proven results in addressing the fatigue, brain fog, and sleep disorders associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

I recommend taking a high absorption curcumin, uniquely standardized boswellia, turmerones from turmeric oil, and frankincense oil, twice daily. This combination will:

• Reduce pain and damaging inflammation

• Rejuvenate your energy

• Balance your mood and mental outlook

• Clear away "brain fog" and restore clarity

Curcumin for Pain Relief

Curcumin derived from turmeric has been shown in numerous studies to effectively relieve pain.

Constant stress erodes the ability of the body to produce a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Curcumin from turmeric has been shown in numerous studies to effectively relieve pain and help circumvent the conditions of stress by protecting BDNF levels and reducing the stress response.

A clinical study focused on the effects of an enhanced absorption curcumin combined with turmeric essential oil (500 mg, twice daily) versus the prescription drug diclofenac sodium, one brand name is Voltaren®, (50 mg, twice daily) or a combination of the two in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The curcumin group had the best results, as they experienced the most reduction in joint pain and swelling with no adverse effects.


The curcumin I recommend is blended with turmeric essential oil, which helps increase absorption. Turmeric essential oil contains turmerones (specifically ar-turmerone), which have actions similar to curcumin. In fact, turmerones are a major area of study and research because they have such strong anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.

Additionally, turmerones have been found to increase superoxide dismutase and glutathione levels— natural antioxidants produced by the body that have incredible cellprotecting power and could be considered "fountains of youth" for their abilities to keep us healthy, regardless of age.

Boswellia—Reduce Pain and Inflammaton

Unlike conventional drugs, that usually target only a single molecular pathway, boswellia affects multiple pathways in the body. But, one of its most important benefits is probably its ability to modulate a particular inflammation pathway called the 5-LOX (5-lipoxygenase) pathway, which leads to significant reduction in inflammation and pain throughout the body.

Combined with curcumin, boswellia has been shown to relieve osteoarthritis pain better than prescription drugs. And because boswellia inhibits pro-inflammatory cytokines, it doesn't just stop pain, it stops the actual damage in joints and muscles.

Frankincense—Balance Cortisol Levels

Another natural medicine from boswellia is frankincense oil. Scientific research with constituents of frankincense oil shows that it may balance cortisol levels and boost BDNF, the same brain protein that curcumin preserves. So aside from being an antiinflammatory, frankincense can regulate the HPA axis in a way that prevents stress, anxiety, and emotional fatigue from taking hold.

Protein Is Essential

Protein helps stabilize blood sugar levels and provides a reliable energy source throughout the day. One of the reasons that whey protein is a preferred choice, is that it is a complete source of amino acids—the building blocks of the cells throughout the body, including the muscles, nerves, and brain.

Whey protein has been shown to boost lean muscle mass, reduce inflammation, and help increase strength. Especially in individuals who have lost some of their former muscle tone through inactivity or illness, including rheumatoid arthritis.

You Can Overcome Fibromyalgia

The start of the road back to better health is found in the proper application of clinically-validated nutrients and botanicals, a review of the SHINE® protocol, and sensible exercise. Activity is critical for a mentally and physically healthy life and outlook, which will be much easier to do once your energy levels increase with treatment!

Curcumin, boswellia, turmeric essential oil, and frankincense oil support your health—they don't just block an unwanted condition. All of these botanicals combined can reduce oxidative stresses and inflammation at a cellular level and heal muscle damage, stop pain, and help you feel re-energized. You owe it to yourself to explore these natural ingredients for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.