Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is something new to me. I started it about a week ago and have already noticed some changes in how I feel. The biggest thing I notice is in my oral hygiene. Oil pulling is noted for improving your dental health by freshening the breath and whitening the teeth. By the way, it […] Read more »

What Causes Fibromyalgia

I have come across a wonderful site http://www.lahealthyliving.com. This site has some great information on what causes fibromyalgia. Many of you have probably read this article so this if for those that haven’t The article I read what causes fibromyalgia and a little history on the disease. Rather than put the article in my own words, which would take […] Read more »

Lutefisk

Face it, lutefisk STINKS when you cook it!! Especially the kind made from cod. It can also be made from pollock or haddock. These fish are almost odorless. It is made from air dried or salt dried whitefish (cod or ling) and lye. Its translation from Norwegian literally means lye fish. The lye used in […] Read more »

Atrial Fibrillation

An interesting title, isn’t it. Atrial fibrillation, blood clots. Well that’s what happened to me in February 9, 2015. I had gone to a gastroenterologist for a post-hospital check up because my ileostomy had shut down. (It’s been an interesting month) Anyway, he told me my pulse was terribly irregular which probably meant I have […] Read more »

Pig Gets Colostomy

Pig gets colostomy. That was the news that came from the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, NY via the Chippewa Valley Rosebud Review (the newsletter I receive from my home Ostomy Support Group), via the Ostomy News (the newsletter from the Ostomy Support Group from North San Diego County, Vista, CA). The picture is of […] Read more »

Life in the 1500’s

Life in the 1500’s was a lot different than  now.  These interesting facts first came to my attention through a newsletter in our mobile home village. I’ve found the website they came from for verification and decided to share them with you.  To avoid being accused of plagiarism  I’ll tell you up front – these […] Read more »

Black Soap

There are many brands of Black Soap. The one I like is Dr Woods Shea Version. It has organic shea butter which helps moisturize the skin. Black soap has many uses.  It can be used in the shower, a soaking bath, a conditioning shampoo, and an all purpose cleaner. African Black Soap is also called […] Read more »

A Blood Test for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and Weight Control

Yes, Laura, there is a blood test for fibromyalgia and it’s 99% accurate. On top of that, it doesn’t confuse fibromyalgia with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or other chronic pain conditions as was previous thought.  It has been discovered that people with fibromyalgia don’t have the same blood markers as those with other chronic pain conditions; […] Read more »

How to Reduce Triglycerides Naturally

Fibromyalgia and Weight Control

  My triglycerides have always run high but recently hit 313.  Holy Cow anyway!! I don’t want another pill so I want to know how to reduce triglycerides naturally. I already know some of the things to do to figure out how to reduce triglycerides naturally but I’m still looking for more information. Doing things […] Read more »

Nerve Stimulation Improves Fibromyalgia Pain

Nerve stimulation improves fibromyalgia pain

Nerve stimulation improves fibromyalgia pain.  This has been shown in a very small study done in Belgium by Dr. Mark Plazier. Dr Plazier is a neurosurgeon at the University Hospital in Antwerp, Belgium. The study included twenty five  patients and after six months the pain scores of twenty of them had decreased and their quality […] Read more »