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Are your adrenals burned out from years of sleepless nights?

As I have mentioned a few times before, sleep patterns is one of the first topics I discuss with my new patients who come to me with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.  Generally, 9 times out of 10, my patients are not sleeping enough, and when they do sleep, the quality is extremely poor.  Sleeplessness […]

MAGNESIUM IS ESSENTIAL FOR FIBROMYALGIA

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the body – especially for those with fibromyalgia. It is responsible for proper enzyme activity and transmission of muscle and nerve impulses, and it aids in maintaining a proper pH balance. It helps metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into energy. Magnesium also helps synthesize the genetic […]

No One Is Born with a Prozac Deficiency!

In any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from depression. Major depression is the leading cause of disability. The indirect and direct costs of mood disorder illnesses totals over 43 billion dollars a year. Depression and related mood disorders ranks behind high blood pressure as the […]

BLOOD TESTS FOR THYROID ARE INACCURATE

Blood tests for thyroid function measure the amount of TSH, T4, and T3 in the bloodstream. But thyroid hormones don’t operate within the bloodstream; the action takes place in the cells themselves. Blood tests are measuring how much thyroid hormone is  swimming around in the blood stream, but not what is in the cell. Traditional […]

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“savings account” filled with chemicals—such as hormones, amino acids, and nutrients—that can be deposited and then withdrawn when needed.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 […]