Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by craftycats6, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. craftycats6

    craftycats6 New Member

    Hi All,
    I have read alot of the responses to Purceys question about Diets.I noticed several of you reffered to__sals__?
    What is that? Thanks for your insight!

  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Salicylates are the natural antibiotics that plants make to kill bacteria in the soil. Sals compete with phosphates for excretion through the kidneys. Sals are favored by the kidneys, so our phosphate debris is recycled through the bloodstream and stored in the soft tissue in the body. This, according to Dr. St. Amand, is what causes our tender spots and interferes with our mitochondria's ability to produce energy in the Krebs Cycle.

    This is why it is important to eliminate the sals while on the Guaifenesin treatment. The Guai allows the excretion of phosphate debris through the kidneys, but if sals are present, they will still take priority for excretion.

    The book, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About FIBROMYALGIA," explains all this in detail. It is an excellent book on Fibromyalgia whether or not one decides to try the Guai treatment.

    Love, Mikie