Everyone would like to find a cure for chronic fibromyalgia-like pain. No one magical treatment is going to work for everybody because everyone is different. Are you searching for your cure? Here is a story about a woman who found her cure:
A 58 year old woman returned to me after seeing another doctor for the past two years. The last time I saw her, she was struggling with fibromyalgia and headaches despite my best efforts to treat her with medications and exercise . Since then, she has lost nearly 60 pounds in two years and is feeling much less pain. Obviously, her time with another doctor did her a whole lot of good ( more than I did) and I wanted to find out what made the difference in her life. She told me that the other doctor discovered that her pain was being caused by food. After eliminating dairy, wheat, peanuts, “nightshade” foods (tomatoes, potatoes, etc), cantaloupe, and bananas, this woman who had suffered with fibromyalgia for years was finally cured....
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped pouch that sits just under the liver. It's main function is to store the bile made by the liver. The gallbladder then releases bile into the intestines as needed to digests fats. The more fat in the meal, the more the gallbladder works. Most "gallbladder diets" aim to reduce the workload on the gallbladder. They remove foods that could cause gallstones and reduce painful symptoms caused by gallbladder disease. As you can imagine, reducing high-fat foods is one of the main tenants of a diet to deal with gallbladder disease. The following foods should be avoided on the gallbladder diet:
Fried or greasy foods
Whole-fat dairy and whole milk
Processed ("junk") foods
Healthy foods for gallbladder issues include:
Whole foods, fruits and vegetables
Lean, low-fat meats
Low-fat dairy and low-fat or skim milk
*Some research also indicates that moderate alcohol, drinking (caffeinated) coffee and eating...
I decided to experiment with a conversation with myself. I asked a simple and basic question and worked my way to complex and confusing:
What is depression?
The DSM-5, psychiatry’s diagnostic bible, refers to various conditions that involve feeling sad, inability to experience pleasure, lack of self-worth, inability to concentrate, and suicidal thinking, not to mention dysregulated sleep and appetite and movement, though you don’t have to experience all these at once.
But everyone gets depressed, right?
True. We all have our bad days. Also, all of us experience grief and loss and major challenges in coping with life. But all this is considered within the “normal” realm of human behavior.
Things change when we lose the ability to function, whether at work or in our relationships or in our own sense of well-being. We are more than just “depressed.” We are not ourselves. Our brains are not cooperating with us. L...
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