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138. Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt a little.
Dr. G’s Tips for Renewing Your Energy, Naturally Part 1 of 2
In our current fast-paced world we multi-task and over-extend ourselves constantly and, after a while, running around stressed becomes the norm without considering what your body's “gas tank” needs to perform and stay energized.
If you, like me, work, plan, organize, strategize, travel, design and live life to its fullest, we MUST remember those simple things that keep us "fueled”. Daily I’m asked by readers and patients about how to add more “zest” to their lives because their get-up-and-go got-up-and- went…where to, no one knows!
As promised, this blog continues on tips for renewing energy:
Get your vitamin D – experts suspect D helps regulate metabolism and insulin secretion – both impacting our energy levels. If you eat your lunch at your desk, don’t for many reasons. One important reason is that sunshine helps boost vitamin D levels. If you’re taking vitamin D and still don’t have the energy you should, consider supplementing with a form of vitamin D that is better absorbed – known as high potency D3 10,000 with K2, available only from health practitioners.
Knowing Your Greens to Prevent Kidney Stones, Calcium Deficiency & Gout
Yes, leafy green vegetables are healthy – they help us lose weight, increase energy, help detoxify, fuel your body, and even help reduce cancer risk. But what’s behind those leafy greens?
What most people do not know is about a sneaky chemical that lurks under all those health benefits – Oxalic Acid - a chemical actually linked to serious health disorders that lead to calcium deficiencies, kidney stones and gout among them.
Pacing – everyone knows they should do it but how many are really good at it? “Thou Shalt Pace” is kind of the first commandment for people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Nothing trumps pacing. If you pace you’ll probably feel better, and if you don’t you know you’re going to feel worse. It’s like gravity; you ignore it at your peril but I, at least, ignore it too much.
Read more: http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/2013/09/27/what-stops-you-from-pacing-inquiry-pacing-chroniic-fatigue-syndrome-fibromyalgia/
A Blockbuster Drug
Lyrica truly merits the description ‘blockbuster drug’. FDA approved for seizures, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia (2007), and generalized anxiety disorder (Europe), Lyrica (pregabalin) sales hit their peak in the last quarter in the US, bringing in over $550 million for Pfizer. Lyrica’s enormous success despite its side effect and efficacy issues, highlights the needs for better pain relieving drugs. Lyrica’s success – despite issues with side effects and efficacy in a significant number of fibromyalgia patients – highlights the tremendous need for drugs that relieve neuropathic pain.
Fifteen years in development, Lyrica was originally developed to reduce seizures by increasing GABA levels, but was later found to reduce glutamate, substance P and norepinephrine levels instead.
Read more: http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/2013/09/30/lyrica-effect-study-uncovers-key-brain-abnormalities-fibromyalgia/
From Adrienne Dellwo, your Guide to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Cognitive dysfunction is one of the more debilitating, isolating, and pervasive symptoms of these conditions.
Get some ideas for clearing away the fog and making your brain work better, below.
Also this week, getting through the cold months ahead, and the pros and cons of motion-controlled video games for us.
Down in Featured Articles, I've included part of my Food of the Week series to help you figure out a diet that makes you feel better. On the right, you'll find some seasonal content.
Take care of yourself!
Four useful articles with 5 related searches and 6 featured articles - and more.
Prevalence of the fibromyalgia phenotype in spine pain patients presenting to a tertiary care pain clinic and the potential treatment implications.
Injections for spinal pain have high failure rates, emphasizing the importance of patient selection. It is possible that detecting the presence of a fibromyalgia-like phenotype could aid in prediction, because in these individuals a peripheral injection would not address pain due to alterations in central neurotransmission. We hypothesized that spine pain patients meeting survey criteria for fibromyalgia would be phenotypically distinct from those who do not meet criteria.
Contradictory data have been published regarding a possible association between fibromyalgia and osteoporosis or hypovitaminosis D. Most studies, however, have been performed in small size samples and have excluded postmenopausal women. We decided to study this association in a larger sample of fibromyalgia patients including both pre- and postmenopausal women.
The Use of Antidepressants in the Long-Term Treatment Should not Improve the Impact of Fibromyalgia on Quality of Life
Antidepressant (AD) drugs are effective in the short term treatment of fibromyalgia (FM). It may be useful to study the long-term impact of AD on patients with FM.
Treatment satisfaction varied for fibromyalgia patients
Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome reported varied levels of treatment satisfaction that were predicted by specific patient-related factors, according to study results.
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