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FMS eNews 29/12/12

A Happy New Year to You All
I hope you had a very happy and peaceful Christmas.   I have been wanting to create a suitable logo for this blog.  When I did the Christmas one with the symbolic star and holly it inspired me to use the star with lettering.  Stella is the Latin word for 'star'. The Virgin Mary was formerly given the byname 'Stella Maris', meaning 'star of the sea'.  My name is Stella Mary!   So now we have a logo.  Suggestions are always welcome for improvement. 
I wasn’t sure whether I would be able to produce an eNews this week, but I have gathered a number of things together, so here goes:-


99.  It’s not how hard you fall that matters, it’s how long it takes you to get back up.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 
2nd Edition [Kindle Edition]

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Kindle books on fibromyalgia


Multivitamins: So Many Types, So Many Labels

Your mother made you take them. Many doctors agree. Even the Flintstones seem to endorse them. But do you really need a multivitamin?
How do you know if you need a multivitamin? And how do you choose which one? Melinda Beck explains.
The answer is ... probably not, although much depends on your age, gender, diet and health. One thing is certain: A one-size-fits-all multivitamin can't precisely meet everyone's needs. People over 50 need extra vitamin B-12, but not as much iron as many multivitamins contain. Children who take adult multivitamins may be getting too much vitamin A. And many women need a separate supplement to get extra calcium, since it's too bulky to fit into a multivitamin.

Panel rejects experimental chronic fatigue syndrome drug Ampligen

Men with fibromyalgia often go undiagnosed, Mayo Clinic study suggests

Association of monoamine-synthesizing genes with the depression tendency in chronic fatigue syndrome patients.

Evidence for overlap between urological and nonurological unexplained clinical conditions.

Amitriptyline for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults.

All the above articles and many more besides can be found here:-



Fibromyalgia causes millions of people all over the world to suffer, and while there is finally new research into this disease, many questions remain unanswered. For instance fibromyalgia was labeled as fibrositis, (First labeled by Gowers in 1904), and later rheumatism, etc, until the American College of Rheumatology agreed in 1990 to diagnostic criteria, (11 or more specific tender points throughout body.)

What causes fibromyalgia? The history of fibromyalgia is  very old has only recently received the attention needed to find the cause.

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Voices of Fibromyalgia (Facebook)

Support and Awareness Page for Survivors of Fibromyalgia. Providing Inspirational Affirmations, Photos, Stories, Life Lessons, Resources and Projects. Healing the World, One VOICE at a Time. We're also the hosts of THE FIBRO SHOW


Yoga - Christmas Tree Pose – Vrksasana

Honor the season by grabbing your nearest family member for a partnered version of tree pose. Stand side by side and each bring your outer leg into the raised position. Link arms around your backs and lean on each other for support.

From Ann Pizer, your Guide to Yoga 

Anyone else feel like you're in limbo this week? Christmas has come and gone but it left behind a pantry full of sugary treats. The new year is on the horizon, but you wouldn't want to get a jump start on your resolutions, would you? Oh, you would? Well, here's a little delayed gratification for you. Sign up for any of these free newsletter courses to get yourself back into the swing of things... starting next week.


Drug Induced Nutritional Deficiencies and Gluten Sensitivity

Many Medications Rob Your Already Malnourished Body of Nutrients
Drug induced nutrient loss is a common yet often ignored side effect of prescription medications. Often times, gluten sensitive patients who are chronically ill, are prescribed medicines for their symptoms. Unfortunately, their physicians never sit down with them to explain this problem. 

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Holiday Edition of Foods For Fibromyalgia Newsletter

The year has flown by quickly and I can't believe the new one is almost upon us!  This year was spent mostly researching and writing 2 new books. And as exciting as this was, and with lots of new research and information to share with you when they're released in 2013 (take a sneak peek here: ), I did not have as much  time to connect with you through my regular newsletters.  Now that the 2 new books are completed however, I'm freed up to focus my attention on providing you with some exciting resources and tools to help you transform your health in the coming months and year ahead!

With that said, I have some questions to ask YOU! In order to provide you with the best nutrition and health information, resources, and therapies you desire and require, would you be willing to fill out a short survey?  This will greatly help me out as I'm presently working on some brand new products and services to provide you the much-needed help you deserve to reduce pain and other symptoms that are associated with fibro and this will help me give you exactly what you want and need!

As a token of my appreciation you will get my FREE gift: "Fermented Foods for Fibromyalgia + Recipes". Simply click on this link and answer these questions. Please answer honestly. All information will be kept confidential. This is YOUR opportunity to go for getting what you want and need in fulfilling your health and wellness goals in 2013 and I am here to support you in every way possible. Thanks! I appreciate your guidance in helping me improve and better serve you ;) 

Read the rest of Dr D’s newsletter here


Energy Foods Slideshow: A Diet to Boost Your Mood and Energy Level

Though it’s too soon to say, "An apple a day keeps the doldrums away," researchers are studying the links between what we eat and how we feel. There is evidence that changing your diet can change your metabolism and brain chemistry, ultimately affecting your energy level and mood.


Sour Tips, Sweet Results
By Gloria Gilbère, CDP., DAHom., PhD., DSC., EcoErgonomist, Wholistic Rejuvenist
I’m always looking for healthy tips to share with my readers and clients; this is one I couldn’t resist.
The following are ways to use lemons, if you have more unique tips to share, email: and we’ll post and give below to continue reading... 

I hope that 2013 will be a good year for you.  2012 has been a far better one for me than 2011 was so I’m hoping for even greater things next year.
Best of wishes to you all
N.B.   I would like to point out to you that the information in my eNews  blog is passed on to you mainly from other sources.   Links are given to the original articles.   I take no responsibility for their accuracy but freely give them publicity if I think they might be of interest to my readership.  Sites I refer you to are  for information only.  They might conflict in their opinions, they might not even be medically sound, but I merely offer them for you to peruse and make your own judgements, accept or reject as you will.  Only by reading widely can we get an overall picture of fibromyalgia syndrome and how we can deal with its symptoms, learn to cope with them and still have a life.  Any advice or recommendation of a medical or legal nature should always be discussed with a qualified professional.  
I also include various awareness items, benefits issues, as well as general health considerations.    Anyone wishing to reproduce any of the included items in printed form should seek permission from the originators.
Wordz for the Week are from ‘Wordz for the Day’ by Donnie Kuhn, Sr. who died in May 2011.
This eNews is my personal offering to fibromyalgia sufferers and their carers and is not related to any other organisation or charity.
I previously sent out emails as FMSSAS eNews.  Past issues of FMSSAS eNews can be found at and on a blog at  These ceased at the end of November 2012 when I resigned as a trustee. This blog commenced on 8th December 2012.