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From the article: “Hydrogen, it turns out, is a potent antioxidant – meaning it appears to be quite good at sopping up some of those free radicals that chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) studies suggest our bodies are full of.”
Martha’s Vineyard Magazine: “The Lyme files | Some Cold War scientists perfected the art of injecting ticks with new diseases. Others released ticks into new areas to study their spread. But is that the end of the story?”
This is a good interview with investigative reporter Kris Newby, author of “Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons.” If you haven’t read her book yet, I highly recommend it! Newby did a fantastic job documenting how the U.S. government infected ticks with various diseases to be used as bioweapons. And no, that’s not some cuckoo conspiracy theory! She actually cites documents to prove it.
Notebooks and Glasses: The best online programme that helps you self-manage your chronic pain
Fellow blogger Alice reviews the Elevation Process, an online program for managing chronic pain that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy and other best practices.
DrJockers.com: Top 10 herbs and supplements to beat candida albicans
An overgrowth of candida in the gut can manifest as symptoms that mimic fibromyalgia. If you have a really bad sweet tooth with sugar cravings, candida overgrowth could be contributing to your symptoms. I think this is partially why so many people feel better after they give up processed sugar and/or go on a low-carb diet.
Psychology Today: Things to do when you’re mostly housebound
This is an older column from one of my favorite chronic illness writers Toni Bernhard that’s highly relevant given our current situation.
And an extra…
Need a good laugh? Then check out this 2-minute pandemic meditation from yoga teacher Kayla Kurin.
Dr. Andrew David Shiller is hosting a free weekly live coaching session on Monday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The topic will be how to use mindfulness to navigate life’s daily challenges. Find out more and register here.
The Quarantine Challenge…
Andrea Wool, creator of the Autoimmune Strong exercise program for fibromyalgia and similar chronic illnesses, is kicking off the 14-day Quarantine Challenge on Monday, May 11.
“The Quarantine Challenge is designed to help support and motivate gently during this difficult time,” explains Andrea. “It will help individuals who are feeling stuck and overwhelmed right now break through the stress and learn how to apply … five categories to their life: deep breathing, a predictable routine, a nourishing diet, human connection and exercise.”
You must be an Autoimmune Strong member to participate in the challenge. Monthly memberships cost $19.99/month. An annual membership is currently on sale for $119 (normally $149) with the code 14DAYS at checkout. Find out more or sign up here!
If you’d like to learn more about Autoimmune Strong, check out my article: Fibro warrior develops exercise program just for us!
Essential oils summit…
The Best of the Essential Oils Revolution online summit is coming up on May 18-24. Find out more or register here.
The following topics will be covered during this free event:
- The science & efficacy of aromatherapy
- Practical uses and safety of essential oils for the whole family (pets too!)
- Aromatherapy for immune system support
- Easy, non-toxic DIY hand sanitizer & cleaning products
- Essential oils for the top 7 women’s health concerns
- Tips for regulating blood sugar & balancing hormones
- Pain, stress & sleep remedies
- Culinary uses for essential oils
- And more!