In todays Vlog we talk about some of the underlying causes of fibromyalgia and chronic illness.
In this Vlog I talk about the reason it is so hard to change our mindset and make positive health food choices for our health. And you might be suppressed it is not all your fault. But it is your choice. Continue reading
This is the introduction the the new “You are what you eat” section on FibroTV.com. I hope to get as many people as possible interested in making health choices when in comes to food and get as many people as healthy as possible. You deserve to do this! You are worth it! I believe in you!
This is a smoothie I do at least 4 days a week. Take note that you do not have to use all the same ingredients as I do as some fruits and veggies are only available seasonally. You do want to balance out the glucose that is in the fruits with some kind of green veggie and/or protein so that your blood sugar does not spike. Proteins include nuts and seeds or even a good protein powder will due. (Just be careful with protein powders as some have processed ingredients in them read the label before buying) As I stated in the video try to get organic but if it is not available or you can not afford it conventionally grown food is better than eating less nutritionally dense foods. To wash some of the pesticides off of non organic foods you can make a simple solution to clean them.
- Mix 3 parts water to 1 part white vinegar (3:1 ) in a spray bottle.
- Spray on fruits and veggies to get rid of pesticide residue.
- Rinse with water after spraying.
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Your adrenal glands are endocrine glands that are responsible for releasing hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) in response to stress on your body. If your adrenals are overtaxed due to an overabundance of emotional, physical and mental stress, it can lead to a condition known as adrenal fatigue.
As someone that was on several medications for several years and cannabis oil 3 years I stressed out my adrenals and developed adrenal fatigue. Arenal fatigue is a decrease in the adrenal glands’ ability to carry out this normal function. It is commonly caused by chronic stress from any source (including emotional, physical, mental, or environmental) that exceeds the body’s capacity to adjust appropriately to the demands placed on it by the stress. Medications and chronic illness put a lot of stress on the body and my guess is most people with chronic illness do have some form of adrenal fatigue.
The mask of chronic pain
Halloween is a fun time a year! You get to be something or someone you are not for a short amount of time. It is a blast to dress up for a night for a few hours and be a super hero, a princess, movie character, or something that you hope and inspire to be in the future! But did you know for an estimated 25 million people in chronic pain days like Halloween and putting on a mask to make others happy is something that they do on a daily bases? It is not fun anymore when you are forced to feel and act differently on the outside than what you feel on the inside because you want to make those around you not suffer with you. People in chronic pain are constantly trying not to bring others down and in the process of doing so they hide many of their physical and emotional pains. Not only is this self inflicted suffering painful emotionally and physically it is self sabotage. You may think you are doing the noble thing being there for others when you can not even be there for yourself but it only compounds the pain and leads to anger and resentment towards those we love the most. Anger and resentment steams from when we are giving people what we can not give to ourselves first (giving from a empty vessel) and not expressing our true feelings and and emotions to those we love. Anger and resentment also causes more pain and suffering and emotional pain. Emotional pain causes VERY REAL physical pain as the mind and body are connected. It is a continuous loop and cycle that must be broken to live a healthy balanced life. Continue reading
Sound healing is the practice of using sound to realize and correct imbalances in the body. Sound healing works on the belief that the human body is not solid. Rather it is energy that is held together by sound. Any disease therefore indicates that some sound has gone out of tune.
All things in nature vibrate to sound, light and color. Sound frequencies effect everything about us. The correct vibrational frequencies can be used to heal and balance our bodies.
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla Continue reading
Being stuck in your illness and making it your identity can become very self destructive. When we make our illness our identity we lose the power within us to make positive changes to improve our health. By doing this, we moved it in permanently and make it a resident and by doing so it will always be there in every aspect of our life. It becomes who we are. We will use it as a crutch to not making any shifts in our situation and we become almost dependent on that identity and integrate it in everything we do. I know because I did this for 11 years and know how much making your illness your identity can destroy your health and relationships.
It is constantly drilled into our heads that as adults we need to get at least 7 to 8 hours of consecutive sleep a night and when we wake up for any length of time during our sleep we get frustrated, disappointed, and sometimes flat out agitated.
Even the national sleep foundation recommends 7 to 9 hours of sleep.
“The NSF has committed to regularly reviewing and providing scientifically rigorous recommendations,” says Max Hirshkowitz, PhD, Chair of the National Sleep Foundation Scientific Advisory Council. “The public can be confident that these recommendations represent the best guidance for sleep duration and health.”
Screw it! I am sick! I am going to eat what I want!
We have all said it and done it. I mean, if you have to live with chronic pain and illness why not at least enjoy the food you are eating and treat yourself to your favorite processed foods and junk foods? Why not just make the mac n cheese from a box, Ramen noodles, or microwave dinner? They are fast, easy, and taste yummy! “I feel like crap and do not have the energy to cook anything!!! I am not hurting anyone let me enjoy what I crave and my one last pleasure my food.”
“I am not hurting anyone” Wrong! You are hurting someone. You are hurting the most precious person on this planet yourself and making your symptoms and condition worse.