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Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 09:41:23 -0700


Is it Fibro or is It Serious?

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:35:58 GMT

There is nothing like going to your doctor, pouring your heart out of all the aches and pains, not to mention the symptoms that you know are going to send you to your demise, only to hear, "It's the fibro."As many of you know, some of these symptoms concur with other major diseases.  We, the fibro community, are very adapt at internet research.  Why we can find, define, and diagnose any ailment in ourselves, and also medically define any illness and help others who cross our path with [...]

Great Flicks: IT

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:34:28 GMT

This was extremely well done and highlights Pierce Brosnan as wealthy family man who finds family is the root of his existence.  Mike Regan is a self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter, and a sleek, state-of-the-art smart home. But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed, starts using his skills to stalk Mike's daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is [...]

Great Flicks: Magic Mike

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:27:16 GMT

If you're a Channing Tatum fan, you won't want to miss this one by checking out moves that are awe-inspired by him.  By day, Mike (Channing Tatum) makes ends meet any way he can -- handyman jobs, detailing cars or designing furniture. But nighttime is when Mike really gets to display his many talents: He's the hot headliner in an all-male revue. Mike sees potential in a 19-year-old he dubs the Kid (Alex Pettyfer), takes the teen under his wing and instructs him in the tricks of the trade. H [...]

Great Flicks: Titanic's Final Mystery

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:19:53 GMT

This movie is very well done and gives a new perspective on the sinking of the Titanic.  If you're a history buff, you won't want to miss this one streaming on Netflix. The documentary looks at the reasons behind the sinking and lack of rescue of the RMS Titanic, and sees Tim Matlin, author of several books about the Titanic travel to locations across Europe, North American and the Atlantic Ocean to meet experts and perform experiments to test theories. IMBd [...]

What Are Alkaline Foods?

Sun, 14 May 2017 13:25:19 GMT

I don't know about you, but I can attest that stomach issues have plagued me these last two years.  Despite my diligence to ensuring I have a high-quality natural diet, I still find acid residue and bloating to be a bit of a problem. It may not surprise you that 50% of fibromyalgia sufferers are plagued to stomach complaints.  I have noticed when I incorporate more foods of certain vegetables and smoothies into my died, that this issue becomes obsolete.  What I've found are these [...]

Good Reads: Cross Creek

Sat, 13 May 2017 21:38:23 GMT

I just can't get enough of this book.  Wonderfully scripted in the Florida scrub, I feel a sense of kinship with Marjorie who moved from a large city to own and run an orange grove.The delightful Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings provides her readers with a deep-dish slice of life in a southern community that, although imperfect, is a network of wonderful people. At the same time, Rawlings' insights into nature, its seasons, rhythms and anomalies, are acute, sensitive and heart-warming. This is a co [...]

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Sat, 13 May 2017 21:21:11 GMT

These beans are delicious and are a quick retrieval when you have to exit quickly and need of a portable snack.  I make these often as they harbor virtually no work.  Packed with nutrients, this one will soon be a favorite. This is a phenomenal, easy recipe to make a huge batch of refried beans that will freeze extremely well.  Just cook, mash, place in plastic containers and you have a wholesome, on-the-go snack that warms up quickly.  ​1 pound dried Pinto B [...]

Classic Egg Salad

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:04:30 GMT

I'm still on the salad and dip trip offering quick recipes that can be stored and quickly packed should you need a snack or light lunch on an errand day.Did you know? One egg has only 75 calories but 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. The egg is a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin.Make this quick dish in advanced and pack it an easy open c [...]

A Healthy Gut From Probiotic Powder

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:10:12 GMT

​Fibromyalgia is one of the most common pain syndromes, affecting 2-4% of the population. Unfortunately, it is also one of the least understood.The hallmark of fibromyalgia is pain. There is pain in places we carry stress: the neck, shoulders, hips, and low back. Then there is chronic pain in the arms, thighs, chest, and rib cage.The medical community does not yet know what causes fibromyalgia or agree on how to remedy it.Currently, if you are diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may be told to ex [...]

Fibromyalgia Patients Have Increased Risk of Developing Peptic Ulcer Disease

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:05:10 GMT

Researchers from Taiwan found that patients with fibromyalgia are 1.4 times more susceptible to developing peptic ulcer disease (PUD) than those without the disease.The finding were recently published in the journal Plos One in a study titled “Association between fibromyalgia syndrome and peptic ulcer disease development.”About 50 percent of patients with fibromyalgia also have secondary illnesses, such as gastrointestinal disorders. Previous studies have associated fibromyalgia pa [...]