Harvard Medical School: Harvard Medical School has received a $5 million gift for Lyme disease research and education
From the article: “The gift, which will fund three tracks, is aimed at propelling research into Lyme disease and improving public understanding of the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. Even though official reports put the annual number of Lyme disease cases at around 300,000 people per year, that number likely underestimates the true magnitude of infections and the spread of the disease.”
A new Turkish study has found people with fibromyalgia experience more disrupted sleep than healthy controls.
The Disabled Diva: PEMF therapy for pain relief
My colleague Cynthia Covert shares how she’s been using a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) device to manage pain from fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis and endometriosis.
From the article: “The brain uses the vagus nerve to control the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic branch covers the rest, digest, detox, recovery, and healing aspect of the nervous system. Although the vagus nerve is not the only nerve controlling the ability to decrease stressors in the body, it is by far the single most important due to its far-reaching effects. No other cranial nerve has such a widespread impact as the vagus nerve.”
Prohealth.com: The top 5 natural pain relievers worth trying
From the article: “The five natural pain-relievers presented here offer different approaches to address pain. The research shows that they can take the edge off the pain and bring some degree of comfort. As with any therapy, you have to find the right one or combination for your own unique situation.”
And an extra…
Functioning Tired: Here are the powerful effects of trauma on the brain and body
From the article: “Those who have experienced long term trauma can often suffer from what is known as ‘body armoring’ or ‘muscle armoring.’ Body armoring is essentially the body bracing itself for an impact.”
This week on FedUpwithFatigue.com…
Lyme disease summit…
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The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit 4 will be online and free from July 27 through Aug. 2. If you’ve attended any of Dr. Jay Davidson’s summits in the past, then you know what a great job he does on these summits.
This year’s summit will include 36 expert talks covering:
- Testing methods and treatment protocols
- Symptoms of Lyme coinfections
- Steps to take before addressing Lyme
- Staying empowered in the doctor/patient relationship
- Supporting mitochondrial health and drainage
- The link between Lyme and autoimmunity
- The Lyme and SIBO connection
- Impact of EMFs on chronic illness
- Role of weaponized pathogens
- Importance of detox and diet
- Nutrition, exercise and mindset strategies
- And more!
Each talk will be free to watch for 24 hours. If you’d prefer to listen on your own schedule, you can also purchase access to all of the talks from the summit for $59 (early bird pricing). That price usually increases to around $79 after the summit starts.
From the Global Lyme Alliance: “If you find a tick, it is important to send it to a tick testing lab or your local health department to test for pathogens. Learning more about the tick and potential pathogens it is carrying may aid in your diagnosis.”
I’ve updated my list of favorite Amazon products for fibromyalgia, Lyme and similar conditions. Take a look and see what’s new!