fibromyalgia

Feel to Heal: The Relationship Between Grief, Emotion and Chronic Illness

Feel to Heal: The Relationship Between Grief, Emotion and Chronic Illness

The relationship between grief, emotion and chronic illness can be immediate and direct. Indeed, strong emotions can wreak havoc on autoimmune disorders and chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia, where stress triggers a flare up in symptoms. Learning to ride these strong emotions instead of resisting them can help reduce the negative impact on your health.

4 Consequences of Pushing Through Pain and Fatigue

4 Consequences of Pushing Through Pain and Fatigue

It is oh-so-tempting to keep pushing through pain and fatigue to get things done. Whether it means cooking dinner for the family, attending an important event, finishing your hike, or completing a work project. I’ve certainly succumbed to the temptation many times over the years since my fibromyalgia diagnosis in 2003. Now, I do it as infrequently as possible, because I’ve…

Finally an Explanation For Non-celiac Wheat Sensitivity

Finally an Explanation For Non-celiac Wheat Sensitivity

Finally, there’s an explanation for my wheat sensitivity! Until now, it’s been a mystery as to why, when I eat wheat, I experience aggravated fatigue. But I can eat oats, which are often cross-contaminated with gluten from processing. And many other gluten-containing foods don’t pose a problem. So I know I don’t have celiac disease (yay!), which is an autoimmune disease…

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