Friday, March 28, 2014

Adrenal Fatigue? - An Online Conference Opportunity!

April 7th - April 24th, 2014, an Online Conference covering the many many topics of Adrenal Fatigue. Sign up now to receive the videos for a limited time via email for free.

I have researched this topic a lot. One of the major life disturbances since my fibromyalgia diagnosis has been extreme fatigue. Is this chronic fatigue? Is it due to fatigued adrenals? One doctor I saw had the adrenal fatigue theory, and I did try to adjust my diet and lifestyle accordingly, and it did seem to help.

I signed up for this online adrenal conference. I am a big fan of Sue Ingebretson (April 16th's presenter!) and I am looking forward to learning everything listed on this website.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Top Diets Reviewed for 2014

The Best Diets of 2014 were recently reviewed and released. I have been sticking to a vegetarian/vegan diet since last September and I can say it def makes my fibro and fatigue better, and a little weight loss has also occurred along the way as well :) I am intrigued by the Mediterranean Diet, as it always seems to rank high and its pretty close to vegetarian but includes fish (which I enjoy.)

Is anyone familiar with the DASH diet? It seemed to rank highly this year in many categories...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

What Vitamins Should I Take?

When I first was diagnosed with fibromyalgia I did a LOT of research into vitamins and supplements that would help. It was daunting and time consuming. Dr. Weil has created a quick and easy online form for helping guide you to some recommended vitamins according to your lifestyle. While it may not tackle every detail, I took the quiz and I was surprised at how accurate and how much it aligns with what I currently take! Its a pretty good starting point if you are confused and overwhelmed by the vitamins aisle :)

Did you take the test? What did you think?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Gratitude Jar for 2014

This is a great article about gratitude and positivity and it effects on health. At the beginning of 2014 I started a Gratitude Jar for myself. Its in the kitchen, on the counter, with a pen and paper nearby. Whenever I feel a bit of gratitude I write it down and fold it up and put it in the jar. It makes me good to write it out, to acknowledge it, whether it is something big (I was able to afford new tires) or small (I made someone smile.) Sometimes I will take some out and read them to relive happiness :) But mostly it just makes me really appreciate things in life big and small. It even makes me see good in bad situations (oh well dating that guy didn't work out, but we had some good dates, and in the end I had good friends there to pick me up and cheer me up :)

I highly recommend a Gratitude Jar, Journal or the such.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Living with Fibromyalgia - Tips

This is a great article I came across on ProHealth's website. One woman's challenges and victories in living with fibromyalgia. Its very well written and thorough, and I think everyone will find something they can relate to. 

I especially like to point out that of the 17 things she has said help her manage her fibromyalgia, only 1 involves medications. The rest are lifestyle adjustments. Scheduling recovery time and massages are very important to me as well. I have learned the hard way too often about those to ignore them now! 

(On a side note I am curious to learn more about the CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help course - has anyone else heard of this??)