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

Daily Body Restore Helps Restore Your Gut & Immune Health

Daily Body Restore Helps Restore Your Gut and Immune Health

Considering 80 percent of the immune system is located in the digestive tract, maintaining a healthy gut is crucial to support overall health and immunity. Two of the most important ingredients for healthy digestion are digestive enzymes and probiotics. So when I was asked to try a product, Daily Body Restore which contains both probiotics and digestive enzymes in one pill, I was happy to do it. [ Read More ]

PatientBank Makes Tracking Down Your Medical Records Easy

PatientBank Makes Tracking Down Your Medical Records Easy

Although we have a right to request our medical records, that doesn’t mean we can get them easily. One of the problems, especially with chronic illness, is that our health records are often scattered across many different healthcare providers. Tracking down all of your doctors’ reports, lab test results, x-rays, and hospital records can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and expensive. This is where PatientBank can help. [ Read More ]

Can Drinking Alcohol Actually Ease Fibromyalgia Pain?

Can Drinking Alcohol Actually Ease Fibromyalgia Pain?

A couple of studies in recent years report that drinking alcohol can help relieve fibromyalgia pain and symptom severity. That seems contradictory since most of us with fibromyalgia cannot tolerate alcohol without feeling sick. In this guest post, journalist Stephen Bitsoli explains what the research says about drinking alcohol when you have fibromyalgia. [ Read More ]

Never Forget To Take Your Meds Again With PillDrill

Never Forget To Take Your Meds Again With PillDrill

How often do you forget to take your medications? Did you already take them? Did you actually take them or are you confusing thinking about taking your meds with actually taking them? It’s easy to become confused especially when taking multiple medications and supplements. Add in pain, fatigue, and brain fog and who knows whether you’ve taken your meds of not. This is called medication non-adherence. It’s a big problem and one that PillDrill can help solve. [ Read More ]

OSKA PULSE Stops Pain With Cutting Edge Technology

OSKA PULSE Stops Pain With Cutting Edge Technology

Back in November, I was offered the opportunity to try out a pain management device called the Oska Pulse. The Oska Pulse optimizes innovative, cutting edge technology to help reduce muscle stiffness and inflammation, help ease chronic pain and increase mobility. In this post, I am going to tell you how Oska Pulse works and why it is my new favorite pain management tool. [ Read More ]

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 ]