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IBS or Gatroparesis…It All Ends In The Same Place ~ 2 Common Digestive Issues In FMS & How To Help

March 12

Most Fibromyalgia patients are on a first name basis with IBS.  This uninvited guest showed up at the dinner party early, took a seat near the head of the table, and with obtuse disregard, blatantly ignored the hints that he had out stayed his welcome. Wait, it gets worse.  Not only was he not on the guest list, but he brought a ‘plus one’.  Introduced as ‘Monsieur Gastroparesis‘, the two proceeded to dominate the evening.   With an overt disdain of…

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Gambling On Vagus ~ 3 Easy Steps To Aid Slow Digestion In Fibromyalgia

March 9

One of the many possible symptoms you may face with Fibromyalgia, is a slower than average digestion process. When food is eaten, muscles in the stomach go to work in order to push the food through the upper intestines into the lower. There is a nerve that connects the brain stem to the body called the ‘vagus nerve’. This nerve forms a part of the ‘involuntary nervous system’, and regulates unconscious functions within the body, such as heart rate and digestion. If…

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FREE DOWNLOAD ~ 5 Simple Solutions To Overcoming Everyday Challenges During A Major Flare-Up

February 17
free download 5 simple solutions to overcoming everyday challenges during a major flare up

You may have felt it creeping toward you for days.  It may have appeared suddenly, sailing out of the blue when you least expected it and thought you were in the clear.   Like a storm looming on your horizon, you know that major flare-ups are a part of life with chronic illness.  They may last for hours, days, or weeks.   Unfortunately, the demands of life show no respect for the necessity of our ‘down time’.  The clamor of ‘the many’ outweigh the  needs of the ‘one’. Based on…

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‘Contributing’ To The Reduction of FMS Symptoms~{Tips To Reduce Fibromyalgia Symptoms}

January 11

I recently had the pleasure of being asked to contribute to Donna Gregory’s excellent blog, ‘Fed Up With Fatigue’.  Donna asked twelve FMS bloggers to write a short article on their best tips for reducing their FMS symptoms. So many excellent tips and suggestions from a bevy of wonderful writers.  It was an honor to be asked to be included among them.  Thanks Donna! You can read the article ’12 Bloggers Share Tips For Reducing Fibromyalgia Symptoms’ here.…

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Temptations Of The Season ~ 4 Tips On How To Deal With A Night Of Over-Indulgence, and Why Hot Lemon Water Is Your Best Friend

December 6

Ugh.  So you did it again.  Remember the vows you made,  “I’ll only have a few carrots from the ‘veggie platter.'”,  “One small glass of white wine, with club soda in it….that’s it!“,  “Fruit, I’ll only allow myself fructose, nothing else!”  Then the good caterer showed up with the coconut shrimp, pot stickers, and mini fried eggrolls.  Followed by the Brazilians with their quality cachaca, limes, and sugar in tow, where they proceeded to crank out the caipirinhas all night. So here…

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A Delicate Subject… ~ Tips For Treating IBS in Fibromyalgia

August 22

Everyone feels stressed out at some point in their lives. But, for many of us stress/anxiety/worry becomes a way of life.  I love it when I’m told “Just don’t worry about it”  or, “Think about something else”.  Is it a choice of the will? I know some who think it is, but I’m not so sure. An overstimulated nervous system is the main culprit of FMS.  It is a dysfunction of the automatic nervous system.  This nervous system regulates your ‘fight…

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