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Easy Does It! 7 Exercises to Ease the Strain of Fibromyalgia

People with fibromyalgia face a frustrating conundrum: Exercising can significantly improve their pain management and lessen their symptoms yet the pain of the illness makes exercise difficult if not exacerbating. Even simple stretches can seem to set your limbs on fire. But regular exercise helps

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Could Low Blood Sugar Be a Root to Fibromyalgia? New Study

Fibromyalgia is a mysterious illness. People who suffer from it experience widespread musculoskeletal pain as well as fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. It is believed that the disease affects the way the brain processes pain, effectively amplifying painful sensations. The CDC calls this phenomenon

Famous People with Fibromyalgia: Stories to Inspire

If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you’re not alone. About 10 million people in the US and around 3 to 6 percent of the world’s population suffer from it. It’s a condition of chronic widespread pain—including musculoskeletal aches, pain and stiffness, and soft tissue tenderness— that’s

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Foods to Avoid if You Have Fibromyalgia 

Can simply changing your diet be the key to effectively managing fibromyalgia? Researchers seem to think so. Numerous studies point to the possibility that diet could influence fibromyalgia symptoms.    Typically, one of the first things a fibromyalgia doctor will address is your current eating habits. Diets high in inflammatory omega six,

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Tired of Being in Pain? Try These Activities! 

If you’re dealing with chronic pain, you may have had to give up some of your favorite activities. Fortunately, there are many hobbies you can teach yourself and some of them even come with the benefit of reducing pain! 1) Yoga Yoga is a traditional

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Food Sensitivities & Fibromyalgia: What’s the Connection?  

According to the Food Allergy Research & Education, researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. And that figure doesn’t even take in account the number of people affected by food sensitives. Unlike allergies, food sensitivity isn’t deadly, but it may

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Hunger Hormone Leptin Linked to Fibromyalgia Pain

Leptin, a hormone that regulates hunger and numerous other body functions, is under scrutiny for its possible role in Fibromyalgia. Recent research performed by Jarred Younger at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown that leptin levels fluctuate along with pain. Higher levels of

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Fibromyalgia 2017 “DO NOT EAT” List

Blatman Health and Wellness has compiled a detailed list of foods to avoid and reasons to avoid them. Many people with Fibromyalgia are visiting our website based on some talks that Dr. Blatman has given recently. While the Do Not Eat list corresponds to Fibromyalgia,

Suffering from Pain: Avoid These Inflammatory Foods

When you’re in pain, it’s easy to overlook your diet as a way to manage your discomfort. However, what you eat can have a tremendous impact on the control of symptoms related to fibromyalgia, phantom limb pain, or other chronic pain conditions. It helps if

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