From the article: “Using a computer clustering analysis of patient body pain maps and pain assessments, the researchers discovered that patients fit into nine groups of chronic pain. … What’s more, these patterns of pain distribution could predict pain intensity, pain quality, pain impact, physical function, mood, sleep and indicate likely patient outcomes.”
LymeDisease.org: Herbal medicines show potency against bartonella in test tube
From the article: “A new study shows that herbal medicines have potent activity in test tubes compared to pharmaceuticals commonly prescribed for the treatment of bartonellosis. Bartonellosis is a collection of emerging infectious diseases, including cat scratch disease, trench fever, Carrion’s disease, and bacillary angiomatosis. The bacteria can be transmitted via ticks, fleas, lice and sand flies. This is the first study to find antimicrobial activity of some of these herbal medicines.”
From the article: “Swing’s program digitally delivers acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). The company is extending and modernizing a foundational online therapy program that, through a clinical trial, showed improvement in function and symptoms for people living with fibromyalgia.”
Christianity Today: How can the church better serve those suffering from chronic illness?
From the article: “…I still get frustrated by the lack of education in the church about chronic (and often invisible) illness. I’ve been told my afflictions are due to lack of faith, poor nutrition, or unconfessed sin. At times, I’ve been made to feel as though my suffering is my fault, instead of the fallout from an imperfect world groaning for redemption.”
HealthRising.org: Mitochondrial enhancers for ME/CFS and fibromyalgia | part III magnesium
From the article: “Ubiquitous and underrated magnesium (Mg) is a mineral that everyone with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and/or fibromyalgia (FM) should think about. Featured in hundreds of biochemical reactions, magnesium is a muscle relaxant, blood vessel supporter, nervous system regulator, calmer, blood sugar regulator, HPA axis stabilizer, blood pressure (BP) reducer (in people with high BP) – it even has anti-inflammatory effects. Magnesium deficiencies promote the production of substance P – a nasty pro-inflammatory factor upregulated in fibromyalgia. Plus, it plays a major role in energy production.”
Lyme & Sleep webinar…
Dr. Bill Rawls, creator of the Vital Plan herbal protocol for Lyme disease, is hosting a free webinar on “Lyme + Sleep: How to Get the Sleep You Need to Restore Your Health” on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. EDT.
During the webinar, Dr. Rawls plans to discuss:
- Why sleep dysfunction is both a key component of Lyme disease and an obstacle to recovery
- How it’s possible to feel completely exhausted at night and yet still struggle to sleep
- Hidden sleep disruptors we encounter every day
- The 6 key steps to reclaiming restorative rest
- The best herbs and natural remedies that do the double duty of encouraging Lyme recovery and cultivating normal sleep
- Numerous insights during the live Q&A with Dr. Rawls
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Vital Plan sale…
All of Vital Plan’s immune health formulations, including the Restore Kit, Daily Herbal and Daily Vitality Kit, as well as individual immune-related products, are 15% off through the end of August by using the code IMMUNE15 at checkout.
I used Vital Plan’s Restore Kit for a year or two during the worst of my Lyme and fibromyalgia symptoms, and it definitely supported my body when I needed it the most. You can read my past review here.
Mastering Menopause Bundle 2021…
This is the final day that Ultimate Bundles’ Mastering Menopause Bundle 2021 is available for purchase. This year’s bundle has 28 products – including seven eBooks, 11 eCourses plus 10 workbooks and printables – valued at more than $900.
The cost for the bundle is $37. There is an optional $10 upgrade to purchase “cheat sheets” to help you get the most from your bundle.