Archives for July 2019

07.29.2019

Resonant Botanicals’ Painless PM & Neuro-Soothe pain-relieving lotions review + MSR maximum-strength pain-relief cream and Digest-Ease for digestive discomfort

Disclosure: I received free products from Resonant Botanicals in exchange for this review. However, all opinions are my own and have not been influenced by the company. This article contains affiliate links. If you've read my blog for a while, you probably know I'm a humongous fan of Resonant Botanicals' products. I've used their pain-relieving lotions almost exclusively for the past couple of years. I love Resonant Botanicals' products for so many reasons. They help to relieve my pain! They contain natural ingredients! They smell fantastic! They keep my skin moisturized … [Read more...]

07.26.2019

July 26, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. LymeDisease.org: CDC agrees to add disclaimer to Lyme disease case definition There's another small victory for the Lyme disease community this week. 2. Pain News Network: Common meds can cause cognition problems in seniors From the article: "An estimated 1 in 4 older adults take anticholinergic drugs - a wide-ranging class of medications used to treat allergies, insomnia, leaky bladders, diarrhea, dizziness, motion sickness, asthma, Parkinson’s disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and various psychiatric disorders. Older adults are highly susceptible to negative … [Read more...]

07.19.2019

July 19, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. RollCall.com: House orders Pentagon to say if it weaponized ticks and released them Huge news for the Lyme community!!!!! This may not go anywhere, but at least for a little while there's hope... 2. BetterHealthGuy.com: Frequency specific microcurrent with Dr. Carolyn McMakin, MA, DC (YouTube interview, 80 minutes) Dr. McMakin discusses using frequency specific microcurrent as a treatment for fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, mass cell activation and other conditions. 3. LymeDisease.org: Is disulfiram a breakthrough drug for Lyme and … [Read more...]

07.12.2019

July 12, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. Fibromyalgia News Today: Glial cells overly activated in brains of fibromyalgia patients to promote inflammation, study suggests Yet another research study is showing brain inflammation and the involvement of the immune system in those with fibromyalgia. So, the question is, if we go farther upstream, what's triggering the immune system? For some of us (but definitely not all of us), the answer is chronic Lyme. 2. The New Daily: Do vitamin drips really work? The evidence says no so save your money and eat real food! The tone of this article is really negative, but vitamin … [Read more...]

07.05.2019

July 5, 2019 fibromyalgia and Lyme news

1. Pain News Network: Is Indonesia banning kratom exports? From the article: “If this ban is allowed to go into effect, it will effectively end consumer access to kratom in the United States, and the FDA won’t have to do anything more to declare victory in the war on kratom." 2. TheMighty.com: 16 things people with fibromyalgia mean when they say 'I can't hang out' This a good awareness piece to circulate to friends and family. 3. Prohealth.com: 10 supplements for Lyme disease every patient has in their protocol From the article: "Recently, I asked for recommendations … [Read more...]

07.02.2019

Researchers may have found genetic marker for fibromyalgia

This article was originally published on Prohealth.com and is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. University of Illinois College of Medicine researchers may have discovered the genetic signature of fibromyalgia. Phase two of the genomics study is currently underway in an attempt to validate their initial finding. Dr. Bruce Gillis “If we do identify the genomics of fibromyalgia, we will be aware of the cause of the disease, have a more precise target for treatment, be able to prove once and for all and unequivocally that fibromyalgia is an actual medical disease, be … [Read more...]

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