Every so often I put out a call on Facebook to Ask Me Anything. Below are some of the questions and my answers. Do you live in a state that has legalized medical marijuana and if so have you tried it? Unfortunately, I do not live in a state that has legalized medical (or any) marijuana. … [Read more...]
Diet and Nutrition for Fibromyalgia
Diet and nutrition have become primary ways that I've improved fibromyalgia symptoms. I've learned that controlling what I eat and put in my body has a direct effect on how I feel. Cutting out gluten and grains, and juicing on a daily basis has greatly improved the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Can Visbiome Help me Create a Healthy Gut?
Like many with Fibromyalgia, I also live with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I tend to swing between IBS-C and IBS-D. At least that was always the case until I finally found a probiotic that really worked. For months I would wake up every morning with watery stool, and often repeated occurrences … [Read more...]
The Importance of Stretching for Fibromyalgia
The Importance of Stretching for Fibromyalgia I didn't understand the importance of stretching for fibromyalgia in the beginning. Like most patients newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia my doctor had told me I needed to exercise. He'd also prescribed physical therapy. However, also like most … [Read more...]
Improving Fibromyalgia Symptoms with Food
When I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, one of the first questions I asked was about whether there were foods I should eat or avoid that would improve my symptoms. The initial response from my doctor was not really, then that there were a few things that could help (avoiding sugar, … [Read more...]
My Story of Recovery from Fibromyalgia
It's been a decade since I became ill and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I spent the first two years barely existing. Getting out of bed was a struggle. Thankfully, I did find some answers that helped me recover and return to a mostly normal life. My story of recovery from fibromyalgia Don't get … [Read more...]
Could food sensitivities be making your Fibromyalgia symptoms worse?
Back in 2012, after spending two years feeling so awful I barely got off the couch/bed except for doctor appointments, I finally reached the point where I was willing to try anything - even completely changing my diet. During the previous two years I’d had many people suggest food sensitivities as a … [Read more...]
Celiac is not the only reason people react to wheat
There has been so much back and forth in the media and even among researchers in the last few years regarding whether or not those of us without celiac disease or a identified wheat allergy can actually react to wheat, with some claiming it's all in our heads. Gluten is the protein that makes up … [Read more...]
Why is exercise important for fibromyalgia?
I have a confession. I've not been exercising like I should. And, now my body is starting to let me know. It's beginning to remind me just why exercise is so important, especially when you have fibromyalgia. Instead of planned regular exercise, I've been over-doing it in other ways. I've been … [Read more...]
Breville vs Omega: Juicer Comparison
Comparing the Omega Big Mouth Juicer to the Breville JE98XL Over the last six years, I've used three juicers, including two very similar centrifugal juicers: the Omega BMJ330 and the Breville JE98XL Each has it's advantages and disadvantages. As I've returned to juicing each time I find … [Read more...]
Gluten-free Keto Belgian Waffles (It’s what’s for breakfast)
Gluten-free Keto Belgian Waffles I had forgotten that I like to cook. I think I go in phases with it and after switching to gluten-free I moved away from cooking quite a bit. Most gluten-free recipes seem to involve endless lists of ingredients and are just complicated. However, my best friends … [Read more...]