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FMS eNews 09/02/13

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This week we have Shrove Tuesday when pancakes are traditionally eaten to use up fat before Lent begins the following day, Ash Wednesday. Thursday is Valentine’s Day an occasion in which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").  Don’t eat too many pancakes, nor the tempting confectionary you might receive!  According to the recent items included here, wheat products, fat and sugar are all bad for us.  Have you decided which foods suit you best?


105.  Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.  



Check out InTheNews for daily updates on the latest medical news releases and other news items which may be of particular interest to the community.


What is the Knowledge Centre?

Our mission is to provide those afflicted with Severe Fatigue, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM) and related illnesses with a variety of resources from around the world with which to deal with these complex, and all too often, misdiagnosed conditions.
Our goal is to provide assistance on each individual's path towards wellness with particular focus in three areas:


Just Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia -- Now What? 

From Adrienne Dellwo, your Guide to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

"I was just diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I'm overwhelmed. I don't understand what this illness is or what I'm supposed to do next. My life has been a mess for months while doctors tried to figure out what was wrong with me, and now that I know what's wrong, I don't know what to do about it. Where do I start?"

Will the manufacturer continue jumping through hurdles, or is it over?
See what the latest results show.
Get the facts, not the misconception.
Short answer? Yes. Now learn more!

Some other items of interest


"Keep Moving Forward" and Don't Stop Dancing!

‘This is my own experience with Fibromyalgia. It is my way to share and maybe help someone not feel so alone. Hopefully my ramblings of medications, depression, pain, and the like, will not be too boring! I hope I can share some helpful information that I might stumble on, and I hope you share your experiences with me also. "Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live." - Neil Marcus’


Making Peace with Fibromyalgia

A diagnosis of fibromyalgia usually morphs into a feeling that life is nothing more than illness.
Despite the pain and the fibro fog; the inability to sleep and the isolation; a fibromyalgia patient can undertake helpful steps to manage their chronic pain and regain happiness. Below are five key components of a treatment regimen to help fibromyalgia patients take back control of their lives.



February 2013: Volume 3 – Newsletter 1



See all past newsletters in the archive


Welcome to this week's newsletter.

This week we have the latest chapter in our e-book, "Psychology and ME: An A-Z Guide". This time we are looking at the critical, but also often challenging, area of DISCIPLINE. If you have ever found yourself overdoing it on the recovery path, or equally struggling to follow through with your commitments to support your recovery, this is a must read chapter. You can find the full chapter for free at A-Z Guide - Discipline.


No time to hit the gym? Rake the lawn instead, scientists say

Good news for busy people: you can get just as much health benefit from a series of disconnected bouts of exercise as short as a minute or two each as you can from a single 30-minute workout, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oregon State University and published in the American Journal of Health Promotion.


The Curcumin Revolution: "Golden" Ticket to Better Health

One of today's most promising natural disease-fighting agents is curcumin. Derived from the curry spice turmeric, curcumin has been used for millennia to target disease and promote good health.


Urgent – we need your support

The European Union’s plan to regulate the supplements market is back on the agenda.  It means there’s a very real danger that our vitamins and mineral supplements could be dramatically weakened and some may disappear. Millions of ordinary people will be denied the freedom to choose the supplements they rely on. We need your help to fight these unnecessary and unwelcome EU restrictions.

It’s in your hands

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From Cathy Wong, your Guide to Alternative Med

Get the scoop on the health benefits of royal jelly and bee pollen, and find out whether green tea and vitamin D can help with weight loss.

An anti-inflammatory remedy produced by bees, royal jelly may help keep your blood sugar in check and fight high blood pressure... Read more
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Rich in antioxidants, bee pollen shows promise as a natural treatment for seasonal allergies... Read more
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Nutrition FAQ: What Is the Paleolithic Diet?
By Shereen Jegtvig, Guide     Updated February 04, 2013

Question: Nutrition FAQ: What Is the Paleolithic Diet?
I saw a man on TV talking about a caveman diet and how we should eat like our ancestors. He called it the Paleo diet. What is that and how do I follow it?

Could this help with fibro?


 As I come to sign off it has just started snowing again.  I think of those of you ‘down under’ and wish I was there with you!  Hopefully, it won’t settle.   UK residents - don’t go out unless it’s urgent.    I was going to go shopping – a rare occurrence – but not today!  There is more for me to do at home at present as my daughter is not well.  So, being preoccupied, I might not have as much time to devote to eNews next week.  But we shall see.
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.
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