Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Good Quote for the Day

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.

-- Author Unknown

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mandarin Oranges

Trying to get back on track with my healthy eating more these days. My body is taking a big hit during this hot, rainy summer season here in South Florida this year. The rain and changes in barometric pressure are triggering constant headaches :/ And I think the heat and humidity and making me feel extra tired and my fibro body extra sore :/ Anyhoo, so part of my regimine is gnoshing on mandarin oranges, so I was looking up info about them, as they seem strange, since they are not as tart and sour as normal oranges (which give me migraines?) I was really curious to try and discover why regular oranges trigger migraines in me, but the mandarin oranges do not. Anyhoo, I have not discovered that, but I thought this little bit of info was super interesting:

In traditional Chinese medicine, the dried peel of the fruit is used in the regulation of ch'i, and also used to treat abdominal distension, to enhance digestion, and to reduce phlegm.[1][verification needed] Mandarins have also been used in ayurveda (traditional medicine of India)


Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Study on Lyme Disease and Lymph Nodes

Good blurb, I like seeing that Lyme Disease is getting attention in studies:

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Autism and Fibromyalgia Link?

This article is super interesting. I have read studies before about the rertovirus / XMRV an the links between it and fibro and autism. I hope scientists continue their studies and find some more conclusive evidence of what is causing, but it seems like they are headed in the right directions!