Fibromyalgia and You
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Fibromyalgia and You
Holistic Approach Treats Fibromyalgia
Vitamin B for Fibromyalgia
Vitamin D Deficiency and Fibromyalgia
Yoga for Fibromyalgia
Severe Vitamin D deficiency
Drugless Fibromyalgia Treatment
Vitamins/Minerals May Pevent Diseases
Misleading Food Labeling
Mandatory Vaccinations and Politics
A Survey
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Sept. 27, 2011 

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects approximately 3-4% of the population, about 80% of them middle aged women. Conventional medicine is aimed only at reducing symptoms using pain relievers, antidepressants and/or anti-seizure medications, all of which can have serious side effects. There are many natural solutions that can help reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia.  This newsletter presents some of them.

I usually stay away from politics in my newsletters, but unfortunately the Republican front-runner for president has mixed the two.

See "Mandatory Vaccinations and Politics" at the bottom of this newsletter.   
Fibromyalgia and You
Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition and one where it is critical to be your own ombudsman.  Health practitioners can prescribe or recommend, but only you can determine what is effective and what is not.  This article describes a number of supplements that can help with fibromyalgia.  All supplements described in this article are available through my office and most health food stores.

Holistic Approach Treats Fibromyalgia Pain and Fatigue 
Henri Roca, MD, Medical Director at Greenwich Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine in Cos Cob, Connecticut suggests fibromyalgia pain and fatigue could be treated by taking a holistic approach that incorporates more than just pain medications to manage symptoms of pain and fatigue. 

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Vitamin B for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

One of the supplements most consistently recommended by doctors, researchers and patients is the B-vitamin family, especially vitamin B12. B vitamins are essential for energy production, and a few studies show the majority of us are low in B12. 


Vitamin D Deficiency and Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

Many of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia Syndrome are very similar to those of vitamin D deficiency.  Unfortunately, a large percentage of coventional medical doctors do not consider this possibility, and instead prescribe powerful drugs that may be unnecessary.    


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Yoga for Fibromyalgia

Yoga can gently stretch the tight muscles of fibromyalgia, helping the healing process (though you have to be careful not to overdo it, stretching-wise). A new study shows that it really works.

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Severe Vitamin D deficiency can mimic the symptoms of  Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia and Vitamin D Deficiency very often have completely identical symptoms. Many people may be misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia when they simply have Vitamin D deficiency.  Supplementing with Vitamin D can't hurt, and may help considerably.  


Fibromyalgia Treatment Without Drugs
Doctors often prescribe pain killers, and antidepressants for fibromyalgia, and while they can be helpful, some natural lifestyle changes can also be very effective.

Vitamins and minerals may prevent diseases.
"This paper should settle any debate about the importance of taking a good, complete, multivitamin every day," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of the FASEB Journal. "As this report shows, taking a multivitamin that contains selenium is a good way to prevent deficiencies that, over time, can cause harm in ways that we are just beginning to understand."

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Misleading Food Labeling - New Website 

Hopefully you all know by now that various manufacturers of "High Fructose Corn Syrup" are petitioning the government to legally change its name to simply "Corn Sugar".  Of course, all of us "Dumb American Consumers" won't notice this change on thousands of grocery store food and beverage labels. And, of course, once the name is changed, we will all believe it is different and no longer harmful.  How dumb do they think we are?

As the nation's food integrity is under attack by profit-hungry corporations, and consumers are being targeted by deceptive packaging practices, Citizens for Health has launched a new website, to alert and inform Americans about misleading labeling on many food, beverage and health products.

Click here to visit the new site and read the Citizens for Health Press Release  


Mandatory Vaccinations and Politics    

As you all know, I have written about the problems with the Gardasil Vaccine many times.  If you missed it before, see my newsletter of 8/25/2009 -- Gardasil: Saving your daughters or harming them?

Rick Perry is trying to squirm out of the fact that he succumbed to lobbying by the drug company Merck in an attempt to force vaccination of youthful female Texans. As I said above, I don't usually sound off on political issues in this newsletter, opting instead to stick to factual health issues, but this most certainly is a factual health issue. Is this man fit be be the nominee for President?  Read the links below and make your own decision.

A Survey

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