01.30.2018

How to choose hemp CBD oil

This article on how to choose hemp CBD oil was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  If you've researched natural pain treatments, you've likely seen articles and advertisements for hemp CBD oil, an extract of the cannabis plant that reportedly eases pain without causing euphoria like marijuana. As a chronic pain patient myself, I understand how tempting it is to hand over your credit card number in hopes of finding relief. But before you do that, know that all hemp CBD oils are not created equal! A recent study … [Read more...]

01.17.2018

How I’m using coffee enemas to reduce fatigue, brain fog and pain

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being republished here with permission from the editor. This article contains affiliate links. The following information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for informational purposes only.  When one of my fibro friends tried coffee enemas, I thought she was crazy. I don't even drink coffee, and I had no intention of sticking it up my butt! But after living with unresolved pain and fatigue for years, I've gotten to the point where I'll try most anything … [Read more...]

01.03.2018

Taking Back My Health | A New Year’s resolution for 2018

A quick note from Donna: I hadn't planned to cover a New Year's topic this year, but my fibro friend Andrea from Autoimmune Strong reached out to me and asked if I'd be interested in publishing this guest post. As I read it, it reminded me of how I have dropped the ball so many times by making decisions that aren't the best for my health. I'm guessing most of us can relate to that. Her post was also a reminder that I had planned to begin the Autoimmune Strong program months ago when I first wrote about it. I think it's time that I finally commit to getting started. What about … [Read more...]

12.19.2017

Best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia and how to use them

A guest post by Amanda Sobczak With no known cure and limited treatment options, living a normal life with fibromyalgia can seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, medical cannabis can help. Cannabis won’t cure fibromyalgia, but it can make it more manageable. Cannabis is a well-known pain reliever. Additionally, medical cannabis for fibromyalgia patients also helps with insomnia and nausea, further alleviating symptoms associated with the disorder. What are the best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia? The key to finding the perfect strain for your symptoms is to experiment. There … [Read more...]

10.18.2017

New book gets to the underlying cause of fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. This post contains affiliate links.  In recent years, I’ve read several news articles about neuroplasticity and how brain training might be helpful for reducing the pain of fibromyalgia. Since I’m so logically minded, I’m fascinated by the idea that we might be able to somehow reset the brain so it stops amplifying pain signals and other fibromyalgia-related symptoms. Last year, I learned about ANS REWIRE, a recovery program developed by Dan Neuffer for those with … [Read more...]

10.11.2017

How potatoes can help you fight fatigue

Disclaimer: The following information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for informational purposes only. Guest post by Lucy Wyndham According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 1 in every 5 Americans suffer from fatigue that hinders their daily lives. As draining as fatigue can be for an average person, it is even more debilitating in individuals suffering from underlying medical conditions such as fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis or Lyme disease. Fortunately, there are natural remedies that can help … [Read more...]

10.09.2017

Three new (to me) treatments that are helping my fibromyalgia & chronic Lyme symptoms

Disclaimer: The following information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is for informational purposes only. This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com and is being republished here with permission from the editor.  I'm constantly tweaking my treatment protocol for fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme, hoping to find something that works better and gives relief. I've recently added a few new things that I've found beneficial and wanted to share, so here goes... Using CBD oil topically I've started adding CBD oil … [Read more...]

09.25.2017

20 FREE tools to help you manage fibromyalgia & chronic Lyme

This article was originally published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being republished here with permission from the editor.  Medications. Copays. Medical bills. Higher insurance premiums. Supplements. Healthy food. Gadgets, creams and other products that may or may not work. The costs of living with chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and Lyme add up fast. I know a lot of you are struggling financially to even pay for household basics, so a few weeks ago, I published a list of low-cost treatments for fibromyalgia and chronic Lyme. As a followup to that article, … [Read more...]

08.09.2017

Using myofascial release for fibromyalgia, Lyme and similar chronic pain conditions

This article on myofascial release for fibromyalgia, Lyme and similar chronic pain conditions was first published on NationalPainReport.com. It is being reprinted here with permission from the editor. This post contains an affiliate link. Don't tell my husband, but I am in love with a woman. Her name is Christine, and I just met her a few weeks ago, but she's definitely changed my life for the better. Christine has the gift of gab. We love to talk about conspiracy theories and how the elites are destroying our planet. But what I love most about her is her hands. Her hands are magic! You … [Read more...]

07.11.2017

How mindfulness can ease your chronic pain

A guest post by Jared Levenson, No Effort Big Change You’ve heard of mindfulness, right? The topic been on the front covers of numerous magazines, including Time. We’re going to be talking about mindfulness today. We’re going to get into “how” mindfulness can reduce your pain. But first, let’s talk about mindfulness and its link to pain. The definition of mindfulness is basically being present, feeling and not judging. You might be wondering, “How can just feeling my pain be in any way beneficial towards reducing my pain?” Let’s dive in. In addition to being featured in Time, … [Read more...]

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