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"We all have a need for connection and relationships. Do your heart good this month; allow yourself to love and be loved. Health is your most prized possession. Protect it with love. Handle it and you with care." is my favorite part of Deirdre Rawlings' Newsletter, Volume 1.1! She goes on to say: read more »
Dr. Rodger Murphree is one of the resources Dr Spurlock, Lumigrate's 'in house' FM/CFS/environmental medicine specialist, suggests people learn from, saying "he's one of my mentors".
I found a link to the following information on Facebook today and thought I'd post it here: If you're reading this after these events, they are recorded and are readily available at his website. I set you up at the end with the link to go, so do .. go!
I also have added some of my thoughts that came from reading this, so I hope you gain from that as well. read more »
I often say that 1/3 of things I've tried related to my health has been helpful, 1/3 has been harmful, and 1/3 is a 'neutral' or 'I don't know'. And sometimes, things that were helpful at first end up not being so helpful, either because of side-effects or because in doing 'functional medicine' and not solely 'conventional, allopathic medicine', I'm taking care of underlying problems and my wellness level changed, so then the need for the medication has lessened or changed. read more »
The Pressure Positive company and their 'knobber' products have long been a favorite of mine, though I admittedly have looked at their 'tools' and said 'you could make something like this out of wood for a fraction of the cost. That's the downside of having been handy in the workshop in the past. Having brought up our 'values' and 'thinking' about money by using myself as an example of how we sometimes have to get past that 'practicality', and say 'if this tool reduces my pain, is it worth $XX.00? read more »
Do you remember the great day and the great words "take down this wall"? Do you remember the images of that wall coming down? It appears to me that 'the wall' about dental amalgam fillings made of mercury and other metals is being taken down, hopefully with the same positive outcomes as when communism's symbolic and physical wall in Europe came down! Remember, things get worse for a while before they get better, even when most people are happy about the change. read more »
If you'd like to watch an interesting video series (3 parts about 15 minutes each), I suggesting taking the time and energy to watch Patrick Wood, MD's presentation titled "Fibromyalgia. New Insights, New Hopes.". At the time of the video, Dr Wood was with Pacific Rheumatology Associates as well as being Chief Medical Officer for Angler Biomedical Technologies. The video is provided by OFFERutah.org. read more »
Women and men are treated very differently by the allopathic, conventional medicine system when it comes to diagnosing and treating pain, as this recent piece by Laurie Edwards so brilliantly conveys in the New York Times (dot com, online version, links included and encouraged to go read at the source for all the fun images, etc.). read more »
"Researchers say they have found physical proof that Gulf War illness is caused by damage to the brain — and that proof may ultimately help civilians who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia" the byline says, as you will see below, to this most interesting new finding out in the mainstream media recently. read more »
My 3 Step, 3 Ingredient Tonic for GRATE Health and Joints
(chose organic when possible, or the best quality you can obtain)
1. In a food-safe 1 quart container (being aware about plastics which leach out toxins; glass is ideal if you can manage it, or mix a batch spread into smaller, more manageable containers: read more »