Fibromyalgia information and self-care tips for living a better life despite chronic illness.

The Whole Health Approach For Treating Chronic Illness

The Whole Health Approach for Treating Chronic Illness

The whole health approach for treating chronic illness emphasizes healing of the whole person – mind, body, and spirit, rather than only the illness itself. It’s an approach that requires you to actively participate in enhancing the quality of your health. But, where do you start? Keep reading for my review on The Whole Health Life book and The Connection documentary. Both offer evidence-based solutions to help you improve your health from every aspect, mentally, physically, and spiritually. [ Read More ]

Book Review: Life Beyond Chronic Pain by Jaime Heidel

Life Beyond Chronic Pain

Are you interested in relieving your pain naturally but don’t know where to start? Or maybe like me, you have tried different natural remedies that just haven’t worked. Even if you have tried and failed, there is still hope. Life Beyond Chronic Pain is a step-by-step guide to healing chronic illness naturally. This book will show you how to heal your chronic illness with 4 steps that have to be executed in the right order. [ Read More ]

10 Common Hidden Illnesses Explained Infographic

10 Common Hidden Illnesses Explained

Many health conditions, chronic illnesses, and diseases are often invisible to the eye. This infographic “Common Hidden Illnesses Explained” was created by Victoria Abbott-Fleming. Victoria is the founder of a chronic pain charity called Burning Nights. The infographic provides an overview of ten of the most common hidden illnesses, along with their symptoms and causes, as well as possible treatments. [ Read More ]

Posture Pump® Gets to the Source of Fibromyalgia Neck Pain

The Posture Pump® Cervical Disc Hydrator

The pain in fibromyalgia often first shows up as chronic upper back and neck pain. In fact, recent studies have shown that the majority of fibromyalgia patients have lost the natural curve in the cervical spine. In this post I am going to tell you how a device called the Posture Pump® Cervical Disc Hydrator can be an effective home therapy for neck and upper back pain. [ Read More ]

Why You Need A Good Probiotic When You Have Fibromyalgia

Why you need a good probiotic when you have fibromyalgia

Probiotics are the good bacteria that line your digestive tract. Probiotic bacteria support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. Several studies have connected fibromyalgia with bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. When we have an overgrowth of bad bacteria, toxins start to build up, causing inflammation, pain, digestive problems, autoimmune disease, and even anxiety. Therefore, it is important to restore the proper balance of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract with a high-quality probiotic supplement. [ Read More ]

5 Natural Fibromyalgia Remedies You May Want To Try

5 Natural Fibromyalgia Remedies

More and more people with fibromyalgia are looking for natural ways to gain control of their symptoms. Unfortunately, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. You may have to experiment to find what works for you. And while it may not be possible to completely eliminate the symptoms, it is possible to improve your health with natural remedies. In this guest post, Beth gives us 5 natural fibromyalgia remedies you may want to try. [ Read More ]

Chronic Illness Bloggers Holiday Giveaway

Chronic Illness Bloggers Holiday Giveaway

To kick off the holiday season Chronic Illness Bloggers is hosting a giveaway. The giveaway starts November 23 and ends December 3, 2016. Each day a chronic illness prize pack valued between $400 and $600 will be awarded to a lucky winner. So come back each day and join in the fun! [ Read More ]

How To Choose The Best Turmeric Curcumin Supplement

How to choose the best turmeric curcumin supplement

Turmeric has many powerful health benefits because it contains an active compound called curcumin. Thousands of studies have shown curcumin has natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-cancer properties. Curcumin has even shown that it can serve as a very effective pain-reliever. There is no doubt that most people, especially those with chronic illness, could benefit from using a curcumin supplement. But with so many different turmeric supplements available from so many different manufacturers, how do you choose the best Turmeric Curcumin supplement? [ Read More ]

7 Health Benefits Of Turmeric

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Turmeric is called the miracle spice. Numerous research studies have shown that Turmeric has many healing properties. The most interesting finding is that turmeric’s benefits equal that of many pharmaceutical medications. It is also far safer. In this guest post, Mike Jones, contributing editor for HomeRemedyShop gives us 7 health benefits of turmeric. [ Read More ]

Compression Socks Really Can Help with Joint Pain and Inflammation

Compression Socks Really Can Help with Joint Pain and Inflammation

Guest post by Sarah Jones. Have you ever considered using compression socks for your joint pain or for inflammation? If you are a sufferer of chronic joint pain and/or inflammation, then you should definitely consider wearing compression socks to help relieve your pain. Not only can they help relieve your pain and inflammation, they can give you a plethora of other benefits. [ Read More ]