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 »

Fibromyalgia and Weight Control

Fibromyalgia and Weight Control

Fibromyalgia and weight control can often be a difficult combination.  The fact that those of us with fibromyalgia don’t sleep well and have a difficult time exercising can make weight control seem impossible. There are several reasons that fibromyalgia and weight control combat each other according to Jacob Teitelbaum M.D. He describes both fibromyalgia and CFS […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia and Weight Gain

Fibromyalgia and weight gain.  I wouldn’t have thought the two were as connected as they are until recently.  Since June I’ve put on 13 pounds and can’t figure out why. I’ve conjectured that it might be my craving for bad carbs and sugars.  It seems I might be right. Apparently there’s a hormone called leptin […] Read more »

Fibromyalgia and Restless Leg Syndrome

fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome

Studies have shown that people have fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome together.  In fact one study shows that about 64% of fibromyalgia patients have restless leg syndrome too. I’m concentrating on this today because my restless leg syndrome (RLS) acted up all night last night and I’m totally exhausted today. Those twitchy, jumpy, burning sensations […] Read more »

Water Retention and Fibromyalgia

Water retention and fibromyalgia

I’m not sure if it’s common or not but I suffer more from water retention since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia than what I remember prior to that. I was diagnosed in 1995 so my memory might be a little off but I don’t think so. Now I’m sure that my diet has something to do […] Read more »

How to Stay Fit After Fifty

As we age staying fit becomes more difficult…Now tell me something I don’t know.  Any of us who are aging need to know how to stay fit after fifty. The benefits of exercise are important to everyone but those over the age of fifty can have some particular needs.  Those of us in that age […] Read more »

Growing Your Own Food

Growing your own food is beneficial in several ways. It’s a lot of work but pays off in the long run. There are several very good reasons for growing your own food. Home grown fruits and vegetables taste better.  They have a wonderful sin kissed taste that doesn’t come with hot hour produce. They are […] Read more »

Lose Weight by Doing Isometrics

Lose weight by doing isometrics. Isometric exercises can have the same benefits as regular exercise.  They are based on muscle control rather than lifting weights.  They are enjoyable in that they give the same sensations of warm blood in the muscles and relaxation afterwards.  This is the same feeling you have when you stretch in […] Read more »

Obsession With Healthy Foods, Also Known as Orthorexia

Obsession With Healthy Foods

Obsession with healthy foods, also known as orthorexia nervosa (a non-medical term) is characterized by people who take healthy eating to a new level.  These individuals become obsessed with eating, planning meals, buying only healthy foods, a preparing only healthy foods.  This obsession can be to a point where the individual considers these things their […] Read more »

How Reflexology Works and Where it Began

How Reflexology Works

How reflexology works is really quite interesting.  In the 1800’s Sir Henry Head and Sir Charles Sherrington did some research that showed a relationship between the skin and the internal organs.  This research also showed that our entire nervous system is affected by certain types of stimulus. This theory indicates that when pressure is applied […] Read more »