Vitamin K and Pain Relief

Bruising is a side effect of vitamin K deficiency.

I never thought much about vitamin K in my diet, since there wasn’t much written about it in the media. It was actually known as “the forgotten vitamin” because it’s benefits were often overlooked. Can Vitamin K help with the relief of pain?

What is […]

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Benefits of Digestive Enzymes

Enzymes have been called the ” Spark of Life”. Every biochemical function of the body depends on enzymes. They are proteins that facilitate the chemical breakdown of our food into smaller, absorbable components. We could not survive without Enzymes!

We depend on Enzymes to convert our food to energy. Normally, digestive enzymes are produced within […]

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Morgellons Disease – natural relief

Being dismissed as hysterical, a hypochondriac or having some kind of psychosis; people living with fibromyalgia have had to endure this unprofessional treatment. Other disorders, too, have caused their victims to be subject to the same type of maltreatment— Morgellons being one of these.

Morgellons emerged when a South Carolina mother was researching the symptoms […]

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Keeping Weight Loss Simple!

Keeping weight loss simple. That’s what we all want to do – especially when living with a chronic disorder like Fibromyalgia, we already have enough challenges in our life.

Personally, I am not someone that can stick to a strict eating regimen. I have finally found a program that is simple, and incorporates a few […]

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Horses and Fibromyalgia

Horses can have fibromyalgia, too!

As I was researching how our pets help us when living with a chronic pain disorder, I came across this article. I never knew that horses can also exhibit the symptoms of fibromyalgia!

As I read this and realized the many similar traits that we, as humans, experience living […]

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Fibromyalgia and Weight Gain

Tis the Season of Weight Gain!

 

‘Tis the season of brooding over the extra pounds that we normally pack on during the holidays and tend to hang on thereafter. When I do achieve a weight I am comfortable with, my body refuses to allow me to stay there! It’s time to get back on […]

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Antibiotics need Probiotics

‘Tis the season of colds, flu and, from holiday eating, maybe a bit of nausea.

There are times when we may need an anti-biotic prescribed by our doctor for an infection that we can’t seem to get rid of. An antibiotic has been chosen so that it will kill the desired bacteria, but not the […]

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Mushrooms – natural healers

I had been using the wild blue green algae since 1993, and now I am educating myself about mushrooms. I never thought about them before as being a superfood. In fact, the Cordyceps mushroom is used in a stem cell enhancing product.

Medicinal Mushrooms

There are many natural therapies that many fibromyalgia sufferers turn to […]

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Fibromyalgia and Depression

Fibromyalgia can be distinguished from depression according to a study by researchers at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada.

Studies by the primary investigator, Serge Marchand, P.D., have shown that the body’s natural ability to inhibit pain in fibromyalgia patients does not work. When the body is subjected to a lot of discomfort, the spinal […]

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Alkaline Diet Benefits for Fibromyalgia – is there any?

Is there any benefit to an alkaline diet for Fibromyalgia?

Alkaline Chart

Living with Fibromyalgia, I am always receiving “good-intentioned, loving” advice, “you should eat that, you shouldn’t eat that”. So, I decided to investigate the benefits of an alkaline diet for Fibromyalgia.

The theory of the alkaline diet is that eating certain foods […]

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Fibromyalgia and a Gluten-Free Diet

My latest challenge

My latest challenge is a gluten-free diet. I have even purchased a bread-making machine and I am actually pleased with how my breads have turned out! I think making my own gluten-free bread might actually work!

Gluten is the protein part of wheat, rye, barley and other related grains. It is what […]

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Weight Gain with Fibromyalgia

Weight gain with Fibromyalgia is a very frustrating challenge!

We may eat less but notice very little difference. According to Dr. Mark Pellegrino, in his book, Fibromyalgia: Up Close and Personal, it’s not unusual for someone to gain 25-30 pounds the first year after developing Fibromyalgia!

Researchers are not sure whether Fibromyalgia leads to weight […]

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Fibromyalgia and Gastroparesis

Pain and bloating may be Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder that affects the digestive system. Normally, the stomach will break down food and contract to push the food down to the small intestine; but, with Gastroparesis, the food will move slowly or not at all.

I listened to the “professionals” […]

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Fibromyalgia and a Slow Moving Bowel

Fibromyalgia and a slow-moving bowel—does it have to be this way?

I had worked in the direct care field and I knew what kind of day it would be when I would visit a client’s home and they would be complaining about not having a bowel movement.

At first, I didn’t understand the obsession with […]

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Pain and Bloating—Hypochlorhydria?

Pain and bloating can result from a condition called hypochlorhydria or as it is also referred to, achlorhydria.

This is a disorder where the stomach does not produce enough hydrochloric acid (HCI) and is especially common in people living with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. It is also known to be associated with childhood asthma.

Acid is […]

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