I Have Fibromyalgia – What Can I Do?

I Have Fibromyalgia – What Can I Do?

Fibromyalgia is an often debilitating and isolating condition involving soft tissue pain and stiffness, particularly in localised tender points; unrelenting fatigue; cognitive impairment; and other symptoms that vary between patients. Once dismissed by mainstream medicine, fibromyalgia is now known as a disorder of central sensitivity.  To know that it’s not all in your head brings relief, but after being diagnosed, you may be left wondering, what’s next? What therapies are the most effective? Will things ever be back to normal?

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How adrenal stress can impact thyroid function

How adrenal stress can impact thyroid function

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of our throats. It contributes to a wide range of physical and mental processes, including weight control, mood, cognition, and menstruation. The Australian Thyroid Foundation lists the causes of thyroid disorders as iodine deficiency, infections, genetics, autoimmune disease, nodules, and tumors. However, from a holistic perspective, adrenal stress may be another contributor to poor thyroid function. 

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Trauma: The Root Cause of Chronic Disease?

Trauma: The Root Cause of Chronic Disease?

We all experience trauma in our lives. It fairly unavoidable as a human being. Even the act of being born is a potentially traumatic experience. But what happens when the trauma we experience is severe and frequent? How does this affect us in the long term? Could intense trauma actually be one of the root causes of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and cancer?

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