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

High-Dose Vitamin D Dramatically Improves Psoriasis and Vitiligo

A pilot study illuminates that high-dose vitamin D significantly improves lesions and depigmentation in psoriasis and vitiligo, respectively. Because Vitamin D deficiency is implicated in the pathophysiology of autoimmune responses, these findings may be applicable to other autoimmune disorders.

Vitamin D: A Hormone Critical to Health

Vitamin D insufficiency is a pandemic affecting nearly half of people worldwide, while one billion people are classified as vitamin D deficient . Hypovitaminosis D, or vitamin D deficiency, represents an independent predictor of total mortality in the general population, and conversely, vitamin D supplementation has been illustrated to be protective against mortality . 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

How to Stop Attacking Yourself: 9 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease.

Inflammation is a “hot” topic in medicine.

It appears connected to almost every known chronic disease—from heart disease to cancer, diabetes to obesity, autism to dementia, and even depression.

Other inflammatory diseases such as allergies, asthma, arthritis, and autoimmune disease are increasing at dramatic rates. As physicians we are trained to shut off inflammation with aspirin, anti-inflammatory medication such as Advil or Motrin, steroids, and increasingly more powerful immune suppressing medication with serious side effects.

But we are not trained to find and treat the underlying causes of inflammation in chronic disease. Hidden allergens, infections, environmental toxins, an inflammatory diet, and stress are the real causes of these inflammatory conditions. Continue reading

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression, Pain, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Breast Cancer, Diabetes, and More

It has become abundantly clear that vitamin D deficiency is a growing epidemic across the world and could be contributing to hundreds of common health problems. In fact, correcting your vitamin D deficiency may cut your risk of dying from any cause by 50 percent, according to one analysis.

If this sounds too incredible to be true, consider that vitamin D influences nearly 3,000 of your 24,000 genes. This occurs via vitamin D receptors, which can be found throughout your body, and should come as no great surprise given that humans evolved in the sun. 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

Beat Fibromyalgia Naturally

 by Dr. David Jockers
 
(NaturalNews) Fibromyalgia is a chronic inflammatory condition consisting of muscular and joint pain and fatigue. Three to five percent of the population suffers with this condition with over 80% being women. This is one of the fastest growing disabling conditions in the US. Beat fibromyalgia now with natural lifestyle strategies.

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HBO Kills Infectious Diseases and Bacteria

May 30, 2012  

How to kill flesh-eating bacteria fast

You may have heard about the recent tragedy of Aimee Copeland. This beautifulGeorgiagraduate student recently went on a zip line adventure. During the activity, the zip line broke and she fell in the water below the line. During the fall, the line cut her leg. It was a minor injury. But, she became infected with flesh-eating bacteria. Doctors treated her with antibiotics, which failed. Now, the bacteria have claimed both hands, both feet, and one leg. What’s incredible is that she didn’t have to lose any of her limbs. Let me tell you why. Continue reading

Watch This Video if You Eat Food, Worry About the Economy, or Have Kids!‏

This remarkable woman was a Wall Street food industry analyst before having her family. A self-confessed Type A, she poured her energy into finding out what is going on with our food supply. What has changed? How is it affecting us a nation in the global economy? All in very clear and easy to understand language, she shares what she found. It’s one of the most moving 18 minute talks you will ever see. – Evonne

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How a Physician Cured Her Son’s Autism…

Posted By Dr. Mercola | July 31 2011

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has a full-time medical practice in the United Kingdom where she treats children and adults with autism, learning disabilities, neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, immune disorders, and digestive problems.

Here, she shares her insights about Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), which can make a child particularly prone to vaccine damage, and the GAPS Nutritional program; a natural treatment for autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression and schizophrenia. Continue reading