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How Poor Sleep Effects Fibromyalgia Pain

Some of the hallmarks of fibromyalgia are fatigue, feeling un-refreshed in the morning, and chronic widespread pain that affects muscles and joints.  Recent research out of the United Kingdom found that non-restorative sleep is tied to these fibromyalgia symptoms.  This was especially prevalent in adults over the age of 50.  Additionally, it was found that […]

Have You Bankrupted your Stress-Coping Savings Account?

We’re all born with a stress-coping “savings account” filled with chemicals—such as hormones, amino acids, and nutrients—that can be deposited and then withdrawn when needed. Depending on our genes, some of us have large accounts, and some of us have smaller ones. The more stress we’re under, the more withdrawals we make. If we make […]

On a scale of 1-10, Where’s Your Fibro Pain?

Did you know that prescriptions for painkillers in the United States have nearly tripled in the past two decades? Fatal overdoses have reached epidemic levels, exceeding those from heroin and cocaine combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) I understand that years of unrelenting pain can cause even the most stoic […]

Leaky Gut And Fibro Pain

Could the diffuse, achy all over pain, associated with fibromyalgia, be coming from your gut? Yep. The major cause of fibro pain is from depleted stress coping chemicals, especially serotonin, which leads to a low pain threshold. Pain is magnified. A lowered pain threshold, known in medical jargon as allodynia, causes normally manageable pain from […]

Yucky Yeast Overgrowth? Here’s what to do about it!

The internet has a plethora of health-related websites and blogs that hone in on some of the more popular conditions and attempt to explain them in their own terms.  One of those conditions recently is anything to do with “Candida.” Unfortunately, “candida” (or “yeast overgrowth”) has become too common of a term on these blogs. […]

What you don’t know *CAN* hurt you.

Have you been ignoring these common symptoms of undiagnosed food sensitivities? Frequent headaches Fatigue and low energy Intestinal distress, including IBS and diarrhea Brain Fog Psoriasis and Eczema Asthma Arthritis Ear Infections Trouble sleeping Pain in muscles or joints When you struggle with an ongoing, unidentified food allergy or sensitivity, your body constantly sends out […]

Have You Lost Your Swing

One of my favorite movies of all time is Bagger Vance. Set in the Savannah, Georgia, post WWI. Directed by Robert Redford, it stars Charlize Theron, Will Smith as Bagger Vance (God on earth) who appears out of nowhere, to rescue battle weary, local golf hero, Captain Ranulph Junah (Matt Damon). It’s a “feel good” […]