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Fibromyalgia Syndrome – A Mysterious Disease. Reduce stress: Allow yourself time to rest each day and avoid or limit over exertion and emotional stress.

Fibromyalgia Syndrome – A Mysterious Disease

You they have to learn to say no without feeling guilty. Patients who quit work or drop all activity tend to do worse than those who remain active. Meditation and deep breathing exercises are great to help with stress management. Get enough sleep: Since fatigue is one of the main characteristics of the disease getting enough sleep is essential. Practice good sleep habits by going to bed about the same time and getting up at the same time each day. Exercise regularly: Initially exercise may increase your pain. Pace yourself: Keep your activity and even level because if you do too much on your good days you're going to have more bad days. Maintain a healthy lifestyle: Eat healthy foods, limit caffeine intake, do something each day that you find enjoyable and fulfilling. Oxalates In Spinach – Is Oxalic Acid A Green Smoothie Health Concern? There I was, enjoying a delicious green smoothie when an article about oxalates in spinach and other leafy greens caught my attention.

Oxalates In Spinach – Is Oxalic Acid A Green Smoothie Health Concern?

Is there a hidden danger lurking in my delicious, beloved green smoothie? Oxalic acid (also referred to as oxalates) are found in many foods and are a controversial subject among nutritionists and health experts. Finding a definitive answer online regarding the potential safety or dangers of this substance can make your head spin (as most cutting-edge nutrition research will). What Is Oxalic Acid? Oxalic acid is a naturally occurring chemical in plants and animals and is also consumed in a variety of different foods such as leafy greens, nuts, seeds, most berries, certain fruits, soy and soy products, meat and dairy products.

The main controversy surrounding oxalic acid in food is whether or not they contribute to the formation of kidney stones. How Green Smoothies Can Devastate Your Health. Oxalate Levels of Foods. I discovered about 3 years ago that Roo was reacting badly to the very highest oxalate foods, such as almonds, and took those out at that time.

Oxalate Levels of Foods

Ditch healthy berries to beat muscle pain: The eating plan that helped me cure my aches and pains. By Dr Clare Morrison Published: 02:00 GMT, 14 August 2012 | Updated: 15:44 GMT, 14 August 2012 'No one could have been as surprised as me that the low oxalate diet actually helped,' said Dr Clare Morrison When I wrote in the Daily Mail about how I’d overcome fibromyalgia, the response from readers was overwhelming.

Ditch healthy berries to beat muscle pain: The eating plan that helped me cure my aches and pains

Clearly, many people, like me, have been floored by the condition — and the lack of effective treatment — and were anxious for more details. Unfortunately, no one really knows what causes fibromyalgia and there’s no cure. Treatments such as painkillers rarely do more than ease the symptoms (characterised by debilitating muscle pain). More: Tough Choices You Face When Chronically Ill or in Pain. "Morning" by Edvard Munch On January 28th, I posted a piece called “ 5 Tough Choices You Face When Chronically Ill or in Pain .” I wrote it from my personal experience but was amazed to discover how many of you said it applied to you too. It seems as if we all face the same tough choices. In addition, we share the experience that living with chronic pain or illness (or, as is often the case, ) feels like a full-time job.

In this piece, I want to add to the list by sharing some of the feedback I received. People who raised this expressed two concerns. But the second concern cuts in favor of asking for help even if we don’t absolutely need it. I have this type of thing happen to me all the time. Vitality 101. Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms. Energy Analysis Program. How many of you used the old "Symptom Analysis Program" that used to be at our website — only to panic when you saw the 60-page printout of results that it produced?

Energy Analysis Program

Well, I'm happy to announce that I've "cured" that panic by replacing the old program with a simpler, easier and more effective analysis program — my new "Energy Analysis Program! " This free online tool analyzes dozens of key factors that impact your levels of energy and vitality, and then pinpoints the ones you need to address to optimize your energy. It outperforms the old Symptom Analysis Program in two important ways: 1) It performs a more thorough assessment of you, and 2) It provides much easier to follow, yet still detailed, guidance on how to boost your energy and improve your overall wellbeing. In addition, that old, annoying, 60 page report is now down to only 1-3 pages.

Dr. Berne’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)/Fibromyalgia Symptom Checklist. Dr.

Dr. Berne’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)/Fibromyalgia Symptom Checklist

Katrina Berne, a clinical psychologist and author who specializes in ME/CFS & FM, has developed a comprehensive symptom checklist she advises her patients to complete & take to their doctors. This form should be updated every few months to document your symptoms and your progress. It’s especially helpful in the disability application process. Please indicate on a scale of 1 to 10 the severity and frequency of each symptom, with 10 being the most severe and frequent. Use the past two months as a general guide.

Fatigue, worsened by physical exertion or stress Activity level decreased to less than 50% of pre-illness activity level Recurrent flu-like illness Sore throat Hoarseness Tender or swollen lymph nodes (glands), especially in neck & underarms Shortness of breath with little or no exertion. Dr. Berne’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)/Fibromyalgia Symptom Checklist.

Chronic pain

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