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3 Top Tips to Reduce Catching Cold & Flu Bugs

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Preparing for cold & flu season is important in order to reduce infection, and this year’s Australian flu is holding no prisoners! Here are 3 top tips to reduce cold & flu bugs listed below. For those of us with auto immune conditions, such as Lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and CFS/ME (to name a few), we know all too well …

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Top 8 Gifts for People with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia & CFS/ME

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The leaves are turning, the days are getting colder…and  the gift giving (and receiving) season is going to be soon upon us.  Therefore, I thought I would share with you the top 8 gifts to give (or ask for) in my opinion for someone who has chronic pain, fibromyalgia and/or CFS/ME.  Heating Pad A good heating pad has got to …

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Dry Skin Brushing: Reduce Pain, Brain Fog, Fatigue & Much More!

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Chances are you might have heard about all the amazing benefits of dry skin brushing in regards to reducing cellulite.  However, this ancient practice used in Rome (and still used today in Scandinavia, Russia and other places), can actually help reduce pain, brain fog, fatigue and much more! It also helps blood and lymphatic circulation and has many other positive attributes…and well…just …

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The Ultimate Cold & Flu Toolkit

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With this year’s knockout (and deadly) Australian flu aka the ‘Aussie flu’, making the rounds, there’s no better time to have this Ultimate Cold and Flu Toolkit to hand.  Be a good girl guide and be prepared!

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Healing Spiced Turmeric Milk for Inflammation, Sleep & More!

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Looking for something that’s natural, reduces inflammation, helps you sleep and does all sorts of truly amazing and healing things for your body?  Plus tastes yummy? Check out the recipe below for this Spiced Healing Turmeric Milk for Inflammation, Sleep and More and also find out a bit more about the health benefits of this truly incredible spice. Quest to Feel …

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Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia & Sleep: How Aromatherapy Can Help

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Chances are if you are reading this, then you are struggling with sleep. When you have chronic pain and fibromyalgia, sleep disturbances and insomnia are a real issue.  Perhaps you have tried medications that either don’t work, or make you groggy during the day. But there is help!  And it is all natural, too!  It’s called aromatherapy… Insomnia and sleep …

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Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain & The Weather Connection

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Remember the ongoing family ‘joke’ about how grandma could forecast the weather based on her knees being painful? And how accurate she was?  And now, it’s your turn to carry the torch as the family weather forecaster – sadly due to an increase or even flare up in your arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, fibromyalgia and chronic pain causing you to be accurate with …

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Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME: Pain and the Nightshade Connection

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We all know that eating healthier is important, whether we have fibromyalgia, CFS/ME or not.  Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is imperative to having better health.  But what if some of the stuff we are eating is actually increasing our pain and we didn’t know it?  Nightshades (tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplant/aubergine, peppers and more) have been widely linked with increasing …

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Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME: The Pathogen Connection

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A few months ago I started investigating ‘outside of the box’ in regards to what is making me (and everyone else with fibromyalgia, CFS/ME) unwell.  I was never ‘comfortable’ with the fact that there are over 200+ co-existing conditions and symptoms that come part in parcel with these illnesses and felt that there had to be root causes that were …

My Pathogen Profile

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I thought I would share here the pathogens that were detected in my initial consultation with Tamsin, my pathogenecist to give you an idea of what was found.  Although everyone is different, it seems that many of us with fibromyalgia, CFS/ME definitely have pathogens such as fungus (brain fog, memory issues, confusion), meningitis (headaches and migraines, on top of many …