Friday, May 3, 2013

Diet, Massage & Fibromyalgia

I came across this very good article today. It reaffirms that diet affects anyone with fibromyalgia and that massage therapy facilitates relief from the pain and discomfort associated with fibromyalgia.

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2003. I suffered with this from a young age. I didn't know what it was. A lot of people kept telling me I needed to get more exercise and I needed to do this and needed to do that... Fibromyalgia is a difficult syndrome to cope with. So, when a holistic relief like this comes along, we grab it with both and and hang on for the ride of comfort and relaxation that, unfortunately, only lasts a brief time. Regularly scheduled massages allow for a better quality of life.

In 2009, however, God healed me of fibromyalgia. It is one of those syndrome that there is no known cure. It has been the most awesome blessing.

I have a clean diet and exercise today. I've been able to lose weight and generally doing quite well. I use a regular regimen of herbal supplements, vitamins and minerals that include shark liver oil, sam-e, and several other things.

If you or someone you know suffers from fibromyalgia, look into holistic health-care, like massage therapy.

Oh, did I mention... I am a massage therapist! Right this minute I'm in the Seattle area. However, by the end of this month I will be in Southern California. Watch for reports on when I'm up and running again to have clients in. You can see more about me here.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

FM Misconceptions Interview - Mayo Clinic

A blog friend posted on her blog today about this interview. You can see her blog here.

I've long since been posting about FM news to inform you readers about what's going on with FM.

You can read the interview here. The interview basically goes through a method of Q&A about the misconceptions surrounding FM.

I really like the answer given to the last question about the FM patient taking responsibility for their health. That could be applied to the population as a whole. Many people give up control of their health to whoever they feel is giving them what they want.

The Q&A is this:

  • Can misconceptions about fibromyalgia be harmful?
    • If people with fibromyalgia believe there is no help for them, they're going to stay stuck. Even if there isn't a cure, there are treatments that can really improve their quality of life. When people learn they have fibromyalgia, they can go through the stages of grief and loss — including experiencing anger and attempts at bargaining. When they get to the peace of acceptance, that's when they can realize there are limits to what medical technology can do. There's no magic surgery or pill that can fix this. They need to recognize that it's OK to ask for help with things and that it's OK to give themselves time for exercise and relaxation each day. They need to make their own health a priority.
We need to be as positive and pro-active as possible.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Miracle

Hello readers.

Back in August 2009 God gave me and my husband a miracle. Click the link ----> Miracle From God to read about it.

The one thing I forgot to mention in that story is that all the while that all this was going on God was preparing me for another miracle. I was delivered from Fibromyalgia. There's no other explanation. FM doesn't "just" go away like that.

My life has been radically different since then. I never stopped hoping, trusting & believing that God would heal me. It's a great testimony and witness to His power and sovereignty.

I continue to thank and praise HIM for this miracle. He'll put it to His purpose for ministry at some point. I just have to wait, watch and listen for the appropriate time.

In the meantime, don't give up hope on God. He's as real as me and you sure as the sun shine and the rain falls. Amen!

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Miracle!

God delivered me from my life of pain and misery with FMS.

It's gone! Praise God.

I still have specific physical issues unrelated to FMS. It's manageable.

Totally surrendering to God and being obedient to HIM is the answer. Allow HIM to take it all away.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fish Oil - Brain Food

Fish and Fibrofog

Certain fish - mackerel, salmon, tuna (not canned) and herring, contain an oil with Omega-3 in them - an important element of diet that not only helps with mental problems [fibrofog-cognitive problems] confusion, but has also been shown to relieve joint problems and more. At least two fish meals a week can help improve many of the symptoms of fibro. There are also Omega-3 supplements available - or you can take good old-fashioned cod liver oil.

When buying any of this fish make sure it is "wild" not farmed. Farmed it tainted with man made chemicals and all that stuff found in the farmed meats you buy in the store. The man made chemicals are one of the issues for fibromites. When you check out my link below you'll understand some of this.

Here's a good place to lead into: My Story with Seabiotics. Please read up and check it out. I need to update it. But info is still relative.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pain and aromatherapy

Essential oils have healing properties and were often part of traditional medicine until chemical alternatives were developed. Sometimes a few drops of juniper or marjoram oil, or some lavender oil in a warm bath can soothe muscular pain and also help promote better sleep. Also, an option is to soak chamomile tea bags in hot water before soaking in bath. It has great calming and soothing effects of sore muscles also promoting better sleep.