Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression and so much more; The Long Journey Back to being Me

Living with Chronic Pain is something you will never understand until you are had it! I know this because 13 years ago I started the journey with Chronic Pain and it is something I will never escape. Prior to that I had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, mild Fibromyalgia, Depression, and Sleep Apnea. Chronic pain is a totally different entity though, it’s something that’s with you all the time, you don’t sleep because the pain is to bad, you don’t go anywhere because there is no energy to go, and you isolate yourself from family and friends because you know, from experience, no one is going to understand!

My journey with Asthma, Chronic Fatigue, depression, and mild Fibromyalgia began in my mid thirties, when I came to a place in my life that I could no longer deny and hide from the abuse and traumas I had suffered in my childhood. I spent many days in my bedroom crying, rocking in a rocking chair, and sleeping. After months of living this way I decided I had a family that needed a wife and mother and I emerged, but I was not better. I was so angry about the things that had happened to me that I would unintentionally fly into a rage over the slightest thing. It was an awful time for me and my family, I finally got a wake up call one day when my children and I had a particularly bad morning and I was just yelling all morning. My husband came home for lunch this particular day and when he went to go back to work my pre-teen daughters grabbed him around the waist and ask, almost begging, to go to work with him because they didn’t want to stay with “her”! It brings tears to my eyes even now knowing I behaved that way and hurt them. My emotional pain was so great, I had no idea how to cope. That was my wake up call! I could not stand my children felt that way and the hopeless look in my husbands eyes told me, I had to do something.

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Turmeric Drinks To Reduce Pain And Inflammation; 14 Must Have Recipes

Turmeric is by far one of the most popular and celebrated health foods of the decade. It’s been around for far longer than that, however. In fact, turmeric has a 4000 thousand-year-old history as an ayurvedic medicine.
Whether you enjoy it as a flavorful curry blend, skin-balancing paste or in a variety of turmeric drinks, this yellow spice is a powerful health tool.

Health Benefits Of Turmeric

Turmeric contains more than 100 health-promoting compounds, including curcumin. This compound has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, choleretic, antimicrobial, and carminative effects.

“Turmeric is used as an herbal medicine for rheumatoid arthritis, chronic anterior uveitis, conjunctivitis, skin cancer, smallpox, chicken pox, wound healing, urinary tract infections, and liver ailments. It is also used for digestive disorders; to reduce flatus, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, and colic; for abdominal pain and distension; and for dyspeptic conditions including loss of appetite, postprandial feelings of fullness, and liver and gallbladder complaints, ” writes Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. Inflammation and Disease; the Dangers of Inflammation!

Additionally, turmeric fights degenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, and mental health conditions such as depression.

Other benefits include:
* Fights inflammation naturally better than NSAIDs
* Fights free radical damage
* Boosts hormone function
* Reverses cognitive decline
* Fights Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease
* Lowers risk of heart disease
* Prevents cancer

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Lupus Treating Naturally

First things first…What is Lupus? I know when my family physician told me she thought I may have Lupus, my first reaction was, “what in the world is that?”. Knowing me as well as she did, her simple answer was, “an autoimmune disease, stop at the book store on your way home so you can research it.” Of course she was absolutely right, the first place I went was the book store. This is what I learned…

Lupus is a multi-system, autoimmune, inflammatory, viral disease effecting between 1.5 and 2 million Americans, most are women between 15 and 45 and 80% of them are African American, Asian, and Hispanic. In Lupus the immune system can’t tell the difference between viruses, germs and bacteria and your body’s own healthy tissue. This leads the immune system creating antibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue, therefore leading to inflammation, pain and damage any/or all body parts. Lupus is characterized by flares, where symptoms worsen, and then goes into remissions, when symptoms improve.

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Dangerous Issue with our Medical Supply Chain, this years bad flu season has revealed a Big Problem

Flu season in the United States typically peaks in February, but this year’s outbreak is already one of the worst on record. As of Jan. 6, 20 children have died of influenza, and mortality caused by the flu is already double last year’s.

One reason the flu is so severe this season is the dominant strain is H3N2, which has an impressive ability to mutate and is particularly aggressive against Americans over 50. Cold and Flu Natural Remedies

Making the threat worse is how most of the IV saline bags used in common medical treatments and procedures — including severe cases of the flu — are made in Puerto Rico, still reeling from Hurricane Maria.

Hospitals in some areas around the country that are operating at or above capacity due to the flu are quickly running low on saline, resorting to time-consuming and potentially dangerous treatments of patients.

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Why was the Flu so bad this season and Why does the flu vaccines so often fail? A Naturopathic Approach

The only thing worse than getting the flu is catching it after you’ve gotten a flu shot. It’s been a terrible year for outbreaks — the worst in almost a decade. Contributing to that is the high failure rate of this year’s flu shot. The shot was just 25% effective against the H3N2 virus, this season’s most-often-identified strain by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The experts say, with enough time and money, they can do a lot better.

Drug companies and public-health agencies are already grappling with the challenge of next year and beyond. Officials must decide several months ahead of flu season the make-up of the year’s vaccine. Flu shots are typically 40-60% effective in any given season, though this year fell far short of that mark. Their ultimate goal is a universal vaccine that would operate more like a measles shot than a vaccine targeted at a handful of strains of flu. The idea is to offer something closer to 90% protection against a disease for years — if not for life — with a single shot.

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