Recovering From Fibromyalgia (CFS/FMS) – S.H.I.N.E.

Recovering from Fibromyalgia: Am I Crazy?

by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

After dealing with an insane and skeptical medical system, those of you with CFS or fibromyalgia, or even just day-to-day fatigue, often begin to wonder if you’re crazy.Well rest assured that you’re not! … at least no more so than than everyone else 🙂

Let’s take a look at this problem in a little more depth. The medical community has a bad habit: When doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong with their patients, they too often resort to branding them “nuts.” Imagine calling an electrician because your lights don’t work. The electrician checks all your wiring, can’t find the problem, and says, “You’re crazy. There’s nothing wrong with your lights.” You flip the switches and they still don’t work, but the electrician just says it again, “I’ve looked. There’s no problem here,” and walks out the door. This is exactly what many people with CFS/FMS and day-to-day fatigue experience. Continue reading

Epstein-Barr Virus (lupus, fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s …)

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has created a secret epidemic. Out of the roughly 320 million people in the U.S., over 225 million Americans have some form of EBV. Epstein-Barr is responsible for mystery illnesses of every category: For some people, it creates fatigue and pain that go unnamed. For others, EBV symptoms prompt doctors to prescribe ineffective treatments, such as hormone replacement. And for so many people walking around with EBV, it gets misdiagnosed.

Among the reasons EBV is thriving: so little is understood about it. Medical communities are aware of only one version of EBV, but there are actually over 60 varieties. Epstein-Barr is behind several of the debilitating illnesses that stump doctors.  Doctors have no idea how the virus operates long-term and how problematic it can be.

The truth is, EBV is the source of numerous health problems that are currently considered mystery illnesses, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. EBV is also the cause of some major maladies that medical communities think they understand but really don’t—including thyroid disease, vertigo, and tinnitus. Continue reading

7 Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency in Fibromyalgia

by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

Your thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate your metabolic rate, which impacts how much energy you have. Although it doesn’t get much attention, consuming sufficient iodine is critical for a healthy thyroid. Since fibromyalgia at its core is an energy crisis, it’s important that those with FMS are aware of symptoms that might suggest iodine deficiency. Let’s look at seven symptoms of iodine deficiency and what you can do about it. Continue reading

Neurological Issues, Their Triggers, and Beneficial Food Choices

by Medical Medium

Do you struggle with chemical sensitivity, tingling in the hands and feet, tremors, brain fog, anxiety, or depression? These, and many more mystery symptoms, are connected to neurological and central nervous system issues.

The symptoms can be frustratingly inconsistent, and well-meaning practitioners can sometimes misread the signs your body is displaying and prescribe an ineffective protocol. No one should have to spend their time trying things that will never work! Below I will detail many of the mystery symptoms that signal neurological issues and the foods and supplements that offer you healing support.

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EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, AND FIBROMYALGIA

by Anthony William

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has created a secret epidemic. Out of the roughly 320 million people in the U.S., over 225 million Americans have some form of EBV.  Epstein-Barr is responsible for mystery illnesses of every category: For some people, it creates fatigue and pain that go unnamed. For others, EBV symptoms prompt doctors to prescribe ineffective treatments, such as hormone replacement. And for so many people walking around with EBV, it gets misdiagnosed. Continue reading

The New “Great Imitator” Disease That’s Sweeping Across the US

Lyme Disease on the Rise As Tick Epidemic Spreads Across the US

Story at-a-glance

  • An estimated 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, and the prevalence is rising across the US, even in states that have not reported any cases of Lyme before
  • Ticks pick up the Lyme disease bacteria when feeding on an infected host. White-footed mice infect 75-95 percent of larval ticks that feed on them; deer only infect about one percent
  • Diagnosing Lyme disease is notoriously difficult. In many cases, you need to be treated before a proper diagnosis can be made.

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Do You Suffer Widespread Pain?

It May Be Time to Address Your Sleep

by Dr. Mercola

Depriving your body of sleep can lead to some very serious—and surprising—health effects, including widespread pain, which is a primary feature of fibromyalgia.

According to recent research from Great Britain, poor or insufficient sleep was actually the strongest predictor for pain in adults over 50. Continue reading

Five Natural Alternatives for Banishing Fibromyalgia Pain and Inflammation

 by: Jonathan Benson
 
(NaturalNews) Though there is still some debate over whether or not it is an inflammatory or a neurological condition, or some combination of both, most everyone will agree that fibromyalgia is a severely debilitating health condition that robs its victims of their energy, their strength and ultimately their lives. But the good news is that there are a number of natural remedies that individuals with fibromyalgia can use to help keep the chronic illness under control, and maybe even cure it altogether. Here are five of the most effective ones: Continue reading

How Inflammation Affects Every Aspect of Your Health

Dr. David M. Marquis, DC, DACBN

Inflammation controls our lives. Have you or a loved one dealt with pain, obesity, ADD/ADHD, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, migraines, thyroid issues, dental issues, or cancer?

If you answered yes to any of these disorders you are dealing with inflammation. Sadly, most of us are suffering from one or more of these disorders but have no idea how to eliminate inflammation. Most doctors are utilizing pharmaceuticals in lieu of getting to the root cause. Continue reading

Eliminate Gout, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Pain FAST With 3 Natural Home Remedies

August 27, 2012 by: JB Bardot

(NaturalNews) Anyone experiencing the pain of an acute gout or rheumatoid arthritis attack would sell their soul to get fast relief from the agony. Most drugs take time to build up in the system before relief occurs; and, many of those same drugs cause unacceptable side effects. What if you could make a drink, that in the matter of just a few minutes, would help the pain subside to tolerable levels or relieve it entirely? Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s not. Continue reading