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Published: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:30:42 -0700


Coping With a Loss of Pet

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:08:13 GMT

Coping with the loss of a loved one can be devastating for anyone, but even more so for the chronically ill.  After all, these furry friends are beside us always especially in times when loved ones seem to abandon us.With a heightened sensitivity in our central nervous systems,  the waves of grief that wash over us can seem unbearable at times. This simple fact of life may have no tangible meaning when we are on that island of despair.  After all, we have lost a loved one, someon [...]

Why Do Antibiotics Cause Me Pain?

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 15:43:34 GMT

I found an interesting article posted in 2012 in Vitality 101.  There numerous studies on the internet that can attain to such theories. One such specific experiment, if you enjoy reading medical journals, is Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Mycoplasmal Infections in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.  This was written in 1998, which only cries out concern as to why there isn't more extended studies being completed. I am sure it is due to the multi-billion dollar medical faciliti [...]

Do I Really Need a Tetanus Shot?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:37:48 GMT

The inevitable is bound to happen at some point.  You take great pains to keep your body out of trouble.  After all, one small defect can cause an entourage of unexpected symptoms.  Then all of a sudden you're outside, in the beautiful sunshine working on something that has been put on the burner for months, and you turn around and snag a nail or other sharp object that slips through your shoes.Sadly, you're tagged with a possible pathogen because it pierced the skin.  What d [...]

Great Flicks: Reclaim

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:26:41 GMT

A sad, but true movie about what goes on outside our borders.  Couples wanting to take an adoptive child into their lives are confronted by evil prey who want nothing but a lucrative income.  A desperate American couple discovers all is not what it seems when they uncover a high-stakes underground scam while traveling abroad. To expose the truth and get back to the U.S., they must risk their lives to save their daughter. IMBd [...]

Great Flicks: Boy Missing

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:16:31 GMT

If you enjoy foreign flicks, this is a great one with subtitles.  There is nothing better than watching a movie from another country to give you a cheap vacation viewing another homeland. Víctor is a child who is found casually roaming by a country road. His mother, Patricia, a well-known lawyer who specializes in media trials, soon learns of her son being found. Victor is taken to hospital and his mother soon follows, where it is explained by the mother that Víctor is deaf and mute, [...]

Build A Good Care Team

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 16:01:41 GMT

​Having a great care team is vital when you have a chronic illness. Who should be part of your team? How do you find doctors and caregivers that treat fibromyalgia effectively and that you can trust?I spent a majority of my adult life trying to figure this out. My original primary care physician did it all and never failed me. I went to him for everything. He thought it was important to find out why I was having certain problems, unlike some doctors who only treat the symptoms. Just as my FM s [...]

Nutrition Response Testing

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 16:07:21 GMT

When I saw that Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) is offered free of charge at my wellness center, I had to give it a try. What could I lose besides an hour of my life? Could this help my chronic pain, brain fog, inability to sleep, and my poor memory? I’m so desperate for relief, I’ll try almost anything.The entire premise of NRT is based on energy. Just like acupuncture, energy (or “qì”) flows between your organs and other parts of your body. This flow can be disrupted, which may cause [...]

Great Flicks: I am Jane Doe

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 15:44:28 GMT

This Netflix streaming movie is a powerful wake-up call for America and the judicial system.  Backpage, a site much like Craiglist, utilizes Section 230 to protect the rights of its Internet moguls.  While it is widely understood that certain privacy acts should be granted, this one allows the buying and trafficking of children right here in our own backyards.The epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking [...]

Daytime Naps May Not Benefit Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:56:47 GMT

A recent article by Maureen Newman left me perplexed.  I can't imagine not diving into my daily routine of an afternoon nap. In fact, I am certain that I would not be able to function through the evening if I eliminated this resourceful rest each day.  I'd love your thoughts on the following piece.  When patients with fibromyalgia nap during the day to cope with their symptoms, their symptom severity may actually increase, according to a study published in BMC Musculoskeletal [...]

Great Flicks: Born to Win

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:50:10 GMT

“Born to Win” is based on the true story of a troubled man named Leon Terblanche, a teacher at a school for disabled children, who finds himself confronted with the question, “Where is God?” This question sets him on a journey where he discovers that he has never been alone through all the hurt and brokenness of his past. He learns that no matter how broken you are, God is always our living hope. “Born to Win” shows how God turns the hurt, frustration and emptiness of a man into hope [...]