This is downright shocking! It’s interesting that this didn’t make big headlines in the U.S. – probably because the pharmaceutical industry spends so much on advertising with the major media companies.
I Told You I was Sick: The sure-fire way to get ANY doctor to listen and take you seriously!
Blogger Jaime Heidel shares a simple strategy for getting your doctor to take action.
Fibromyalgia News Today: Biomarkers in saliva of fibromyalgia patients may be diagnostic tool
From the article: “Researchers have found that increased levels of three proteins in the saliva, namely alpha-enolase, phosphoglycerate mutase 1 and serotransferrin, may help differentiate fibromyalgia (FM) patients from those with other inflammatory diseases.”
Many of these may be helpful for fibromyalgia, too, but I would caution against adding an iron supplement unless you’ve been tested and shown to be deficient. Too much iron can cause serious health problems!
Mercola: Dr. Mercola interviews Todd Harrison about CBD oil and homeopathy (YouTube video, 46 minutes)
In recent months, the U.S. government has taken steps to illegalize hemp CBD oil and homeopathic remedies. In this video, attorney Todd Harrison gives an update on what’s being done to try to keep these products available to the public.
And a couple of extras…
A Journey through the Fog: Practical solutions to everyday spoonie problems
Blogger Jo Moss shares tips for navigating certain challenges that come with chronic illness, such as the inability to lift everyday objects, showering/bathing, having limited mobility and more!
SurvivingMold.com: Lab tests for detecting mold illness
Mold illness can cause fibromyalgia and ME/CFS symptoms, and it can also aggravate chronic Lyme disease, making it harder to treat. If you’ve ever lived in a moldy home or worked in a moldy building, it may be worth it to research mold illness (SurvivingMold.com is a good online resource!) to see if that might be an underlying cause for your symptoms. Even if you no longer live/work in that environment, you may still be affected because mold can colonize within the body.
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The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 3 is starting this Monday, April 30, free and online! Register here! If you aren’t able to listen to all of the free talks each day, you can purchase the talks at a discounted rate of $59 until Monday. After the summit starts, I think the price goes up to $79.
If you have chronic Lyme, this is THE event of the year where you’ll learn about the latest research and treatments. Dr. Jay does an incredible job each year of bringing together the top experts in the field of chronic Lyme, so have your notebooks and pens handy!
I was thrilled to make HealthLine’s list of Best Fibromyalgia Blogs this year! Check out all of the winners here!