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Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 15 - The Ultimate Guide to Online Support

Puja Rios | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Who's to say Valentine's Day is only about champagne, chocolate and roses? Don't get me wrong, I will gladly cheers to you with a glass of Moët, but ...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 14 -- Proof to Convince a Non-Believer

Puja Rios | Posted 01.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

For those of you that are going through this, first and foremost, I am here for you.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 13 -- 3 Ways I Fight Isolation

Puja Rios | Posted 01.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Isolation and Chronic Pain go hand in hand, there's no sugar coating it. Anyone with CP knows that we make deliberate choices about our schedules ever...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 12 -- The Secret to a New Year Resolution

Puja Rios | Posted 01.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Here's to a happy and healthy New Year!" Before my diagnosis, I remember thinking how empty those words sounded to me. Of course I was going to ha...

Tired of Being Tired? How to Re-Energize and Be Happy

Marilyn Tam | Posted 01.05.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn Tam

You're tired. You're exhausted from the moment you get up in the morning. It feels like you've been plowing the field with a fork. You're working too ...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Eliminate Recurring Pain

Puja Rios | Posted 11.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Heal Your Chronic Pain: Understand The Source Of Recurring Pain and Learn Effective Techniques To Eliminate It. If there's one thing I know for sure,...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 11 -- Ongoing Effects of Chronic Pain

Puja Rios | Posted 11.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

The Struggle is Real For the most part, in my life and in my blog, I choose to stay optimistic. As you've seen in this blog, I'd rather focus on solu...

Watching What You Put In Your Mouth Can Reduce Health Care Spending More Than Politicians

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Wendell Potter

Much of what I write is about the expensive, inequitable and unnecessarily complex U.S. health care system. About how corporate interests control both...

As Daylight Savings Time Ends, Consider Your Sleep Habits

Deborah Hersman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Hersman

Yesterday morning at 2 AM, we all set our clocks back and "gained" an hour. The end of Daylight Savings time signals the start of shorter days and lon...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 10 -- The Dangers of Negative Thinking

Puja Rios | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Since my 2008 diagnosis, I have experienced a list of grievances so long, I could complain about them every minute of every day, month after month and...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Founder of "Spoon Theory" Needs Your Help

Puja Rios | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Whether you have Fibromyalgia, Lupus, CFS, depression or any invisible disease, you know the guilt that comes along with it. Asking for help feels lik...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 9 -- 15 Things to Know Once You're Diagnosed with Chronic Pain

Puja Rios | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

In 2007, the iPhone turned one year old, Fibromyalgia wasn't recognized as an actual condition and David Hasselhoff got really drunk and tried to eat ...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 8 -- 9 Quick Tips for Sleeping with Chronic Pain

Puja Rios | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more." -Wilson Mizener As funny as Mizener's quote is, sleep is no laughing matte...

How To Survive The First Trimester Of Pregnancy With Young Kids

Rachel Brehm | Posted 09.01.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

This one won't be as easy as your first -- not that the first was easy (and if it was, you are a mythical creature and I covet your genetic good fortune). The first time around, all you had to think about was yourself, and your misery.

The Power Of The Gut

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two de...

Leaky Gut: Signs, Symptoms And Healing

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Leaky gut. It's a term that has earned much debate in the medical community over the last decade. Does it really exist? Did someone just make it up? L...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia -- SPECIAL EDITION -- Marshall Field V: 6 Tips on Chronic Pain

Puja Rios | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Chronic Pain is brutal, unpredictable, exhausting and of course, really painful. Somedays it feels a tornado ravaged my body, leaving nothing but wrec...

The Fatigue Is Real

Catherine Dietrich | Posted 08.08.2016 | Parents
Catherine Dietrich

The moment I acknowledged how deep-down-to-my bones tired I was of seeing myself only as a mum, that paralyzing fatigue started ebbing away. When I let go of the guilt I'd been carrying around for feeling that way, the energy started to come back.

Here's One Way To Fight Fatigue

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

In the early 1900s, you could buy all kinds of hormone-based tonics claiming to cure everything from cancer to constipation. A meat-packing company, f...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Sign the National Pain Strategy White House Petition

Puja Rios | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

In fifteen seconds you can become a champion of 100 million Americans suffering with an invisible illness. Almost 33% of the population and 50% of re...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia -- SPECIAL EDITION -- Marshall Field V: 40 Years of Chronic Pain, A Lifetime Of Success

Puja Rios | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

What do you think of when you hear the words, Marshall Field? The department store, The Chicago-Sun Times, the World Wildlife Fund or any of these Ame...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 7 -- 4 Relationship Saving Tips for Loved Ones of Chronic Pain Sufferers

Puja Rios | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is an in-depth, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into th...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 6 -- What Happened When I Tried Something TOTALLY Different

Puja Rios | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is an in-depth, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into th...

What If It Is Not Your Sleep? Exploring Other Causes Of Daytime Fatigue

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

There can be many causes of daytime tiredness or fatigue. Identify each of the reasons that may be contributing to your condition. Then set about making some changes to see if you can feel better.

8 Ways To Prevent Lifestyle Burnout

Lisa Cox | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Lisa Cox

Have you ever started a new business venture, work project or taken on a new lifestyle practice? At first, you're high as a kite with enthusiasm and ...