Addiction Professional: Early study findings show low-dose naltrexone helps chronic pain patients
From the article: “Study investigator Kaivalya Deshpande, MD, told Medscape Medical News that naltrexone’s anti-inflammatory properties could make it a beneficial treatment option for fibromyalgia patients and those with lower back pain, and that by keeping doses small, risk of potential abuse or addiction was low.”
EurekAlert.org: Researchers identify a missing piece of the Lyme disease puzzle
From the article: “In this newest development, the lab discovered a protein associated with the peptidoglycan of Borrelia burgdorferi that plays an amplifying role in causing inflammation in Lyme arthritis patients by acting as a molecular beacon that antagonizes the patients’ immune system.”
From the article: “This study concludes that daughters of women with fibromyalgia are more likely to have symptoms of fibromyalgia due to their visualization of the syndrome. This indicates that emotional aspects may induce changes, and additional research on an individual basis is necessary.”
From the article: “Unlike traditional antibiotic treatments for Lyme disease that attack the pathogen directly and put it on the defensive, Utpal Pal and his team in the UMD Department of Veterinary Medicine are working in close collaboration with the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NIH-NCATS) to explore antimicrobials that would interfere with the pathogen on a biomolecular level to inhibit it from causing an infection in the first place.”
HealthCanal: Figuring out how much CBD to take
This is a really great article that breaks down how to figure out the most effective dosage of CBD (cannabidiol) for various medical conditions. It’s definitely worth the click if you’re using CBD products to manage chronic pain or other illnesses.
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Prohealth.com: Tips to healthy eating on a budget
From the article: “Making healthier food choices is a primary step in any healthy living plan. Whether to reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, arthritis, autoimmune conditions, or other chronic health challenges, supporting your body with quality nutrition is essential. Healing from the inside out helps to reduce whole body inflammation, build a stronger immune system, and reduce the system overload effect of being highly sensitive — to everything!”
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Fibromyalgia pajama party…
The Support Fibromyalgia Network is hosting the Support Fibromyalgia Pajama Walk and Party tomorrow, Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. PST (1-4 p.m. ET). Party guests will gain tips on sleep, nutrition and play Zoom games for prizes.
Guest speakers include Dr. Ginevra Liptan from the Frida Center for Fibromyalgia and Chef Andrea Sprague from the Holistic Chef. Minessa Konecky from Direct to Success and Nikki Lot from Hearth, Faith & Strength will serve as party hosts.