Guest Post by Marcus Clarke It’s all too easy to turn to a great big bag of potato chips or the tub of ice-cream in the freezer when you’re feeling down. Food has long been a source of comfort, even some time to the detriment of a widening waistband. But do foods truly have the… Read More
Posts Filed Under Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Healthy lifestyle habits are good for everyone, but they are especially important when you are living with fibromyalgia. Below you will find an archive of posts about making healthy lifestyle choices including eating a healthy diet, stress management, exercise, and managing activities according to your energy level.
5 Foods Scientifically Proven To Make You Happier
Foods You Need To Eat To Help You Deal With Fibromyalgia
We’ve all heard the old adage "you are what you eat", but have you ever stopped to think how true that is? Eating a healthy diet gives your body energy and boosts immunity, even without a medical condition. In this guest post, food blogger, Kristin recommends some foods to eat that can help you deal… Read More
Can Ginger Help With Fibromyalgia Pain?
Most people know that ginger helps relieve upset stomach and nausea. But did you know that ginger acts as a natural pain reliever? In this guest post, Stephen explains some of the health benefits ginger has to offer, why ginger may ease fibromyalgia pain and ways to get more ginger in your diet. Guest Post… Read More
7 Health Benefits Of Turmeric
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. You may… Read More
5 Juice Recipes To Beat Fatigue
When you have Fibromyalgia the fatigue can be even more debilitating than the pain. The last three months, I've been exhausted EVERY day -ALL day long. So it is much appreciated that Mauricio Prinzlau over at Bestjuicer.net kindly offered to write this guest post. Mauricio believes juicing is nature’s greatest and best tasting form of… Read More
Guest Post: Can diet affect Fibromyalgia symptoms?
Although there is little clinical research on how diet can affect fibromyalgia symptoms, many people find that the food they eat can impact how they feel. In this guest post, Gabriella Diesendorf discusses that while there are no specific diet rules for fibromyalgia, there are some foods that should be avoided. By Gabriella Diesendorf Fibromyalgia… Read More
How To Manage Chronic Pain With Visual Imagery
Visual imagery meditation is a relaxation technique that uses the imagination. Although it's called "visualization", it involves far more than your visual sense. It engages the whole body, the emotions, and all the senses. Visual imagery can create harmony between the mind and body. The mind-body connection is an important part of pain management. In… Read More
Body Scan Meditation Can Change Your Relationship With Pain
Body scan meditation is a mindfulness practice which is particularly useful for chronic pain. Pain is more than just the physical sensations of the body. It also involves your beliefs, thoughts, and feelings. Chronic pain can cause feelings such as anger, hopelessness, sadness and anxiety. These difficult emotions make the pain even worse. Body scan… Read More
Deep Breathing Meditation Activates Relaxation Response
Deep breathing meditation is a simple yet powerful relaxation technique. It is easy to learn and can be practiced almost anywhere. Deep breathing is the cornerstone of many other relaxation techniques. Deep breathing meditation arouses a relaxation response from the body which counteracts the stress (fight or flight) response. It has been shown to have… Read More
Relaxation Response: Fight or Flight “OFF” Switch
Those of us with fibromyalgia know that stress is a major trigger of symptom flare-ups. Stress-related flares sneak up on us and it's been my experience they last the longest. Although no one can avoid all stress, we can counteract it by learning how to activate the body's natural relaxation response. The relaxation response puts… Read More