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FMS eNews 25/05/13

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I can't say I have mastered Windows 8 but I have found my way around it sufficiently to be able to produce this edition of FMS eNews. Thank you to those of you who offered advice. I appreciate your help.



120. The strong ones may survive but the wisest ones excel. 



JOINING HANDS IN HEALTH campaign presents, petitions to protect our Human Rights, Health, Natural Foods, Heritage & Environment.
Extremely important health news just in... which will affect YOU.
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Please do something special today and sign a petition
This petition aims to awaken YOU and everyone throughout the UK. . . .

For the rest pf the world. . . .


This is a Call to Action for a Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere

Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and unlabeled GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world's food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide. This site is dedicated to empowering citizens of the world to take action against Monsanto & it's enablers like the FDA, USDA, EPA, GMA, BIO, and the processed food companies that use Monsanto's products.”

[Find out where the nearest march to you is taking place and join in if you can. IT IS TODAY. Sorry I couldn’t let you know sooner. Watch the videos anyway!]


Shopping App Lets You Boycott Monsanto and Others

A new free app called ‘Buycott’ allows you to use your Android or iPhone to analyze products and determine if you’re supporting Monsanto’s GMOs, Big Food companies who are damaging your health, or simply low quality products.


Successfully Tackling Fibromyalgia since 2000, by Norah Wickerson

Norah Wickerson
I was a sufferer of Fibromyalgia myself for over twenty years before I developed my Combination Approach in 2000, which helped me to attain better health than I had ever known.
Since then I have been having some great success treating other patients with Fibromyalgia using my Combination Approach - check out the testimonials for a selection of patients' comments.
I am based in Derby, Derbyshire, in the UK Midlands, but I treat patients from all over the UK and beyond.
I also treat patients with Fibromyalgia and related conditions at the Derby Nuffield Hospital.
I believe that Fibromyalgia is a collection of symptoms indicating that the body systems are out of balance. 

Read more here.


12 Ways We Sabotage Our Mental Health - Our own worst enemy By Amanda Gardner

Our mind and mood are keenly sensitive to the world around us. Distressing life events—a bad breakup, unemployment, the death of a loved one—often leave us rattled or sad, of course, but our daily routine and patterns of thinking also have a big impact on our mood. Bad habits like skimping on sleep, drinking too much, or nursing grudges can undermine our mental health, whether that means a brief episode of the blues or full-blown depression and anxiety.,,20694928,00.html?xid=healthyliving05012013


Chronic Pain Management: Rebuild Friendships

You may have noticed that pain puts a strain on friendship.  Whether you have fibromyalgia, headaches, back pain, arthritis, or other type of chronic pain,  chronic pain can take a toll on your relationships, especially with friends. You may see friends less or  feel disconnected when you do get together. You may have lost touch with some friends who you feel are too active – you may believe you just can’t keep up.  You may feel that some of your friends just don’t understand what you are experiencing and that some are even downright insensitive. Chronic pain can be lonely. But, you need not give up on friendship! As a first step, it is important to realize that while it is not possible to change other people, you are in charge your own behavior. Start by thinking of what you can do to begin the process of rebuilding your relationships. Here are some ways to improve and repair friendships that may have been negatively impacted by your chronic pain.


5 Common Pain and Pain Relief Myths

What you don't know about pain and pain relief can hurt you. Great strides have been made in the understanding of pain and its treatment in the last decade. Pain that was once considered hopeless is now manageable.
Medical evidence proves that many of the beliefs about pain and pain relief are false. Here's what experts say you should know about five of the most common pain relief myths:

Fibro and Depression
Nearly 3 out of every 10 people with fibromyalgia also have major depression. But depression signs aren't always easy to spot.Read Article ›

Fibromyalgia and Sex
Some fibro meds may make sex drive slow or disappear. Pain can interfere as well. Read Article ›
Truth About Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia affects 5 million Americans, but it's still a mystery to many. View Slideshow ›
Disability: Time to Apply?
Find out how to make your case for disability. Read Article ›
Fibro-Friendly Exercises
Activate your active side with these gentle moves for people with fibromyalgia. View Slideshow ›

From Adrienne Dellwo, your Guide to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Adrienne Dellwo
They share the same space. What does that mean for you?
Researchers are uncovering more about what could cause fibromyalgia, especially when it runs in the family.

How it helps me, and what it might do for you.

Read the comments, and then join the conversation!

Movement therapy has been proven time and time again to help my (Dr D’s) patients get immediate relief from their chronic pain of Fibromyalgia.
Movement therapy is unique. These movements are simple and stress-less that any person of any age in any condition can do, without any of the side effects that come with traditional exercise like soreness, cramping, stiffness or muscle spasms which can often last for days afterward.


Leaky Gut Syndrome by Dr. Steven Yen

Dr Steven Yen
While Fibromyalgia is NOT “all in your head”, you may have problems that are “all in your gut.”
Leaky Gut Syndrome” is a real issue, and may be complicating your Fibromyalgia.


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So, I sign off once again hoping you will have found some benefits from the contents of this eNews.

Look after yourselves and keep good!



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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.
If you don’t already get reminders when each new eNews is posted, please send an email to as you will be added to the emailing list.
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.