Fibromyalgia, Myth vs. Truth

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating affliction that affects many in the world.  It is an autoimmune disease wherein the body’s own immune system attacks the muscle fibers of the body.  It can cause pain, weakness and fatigue.

Not long ago, fibromyalgia was considered by many health practitioners (and still is to this day) to be a condition of “the head”.  Luckily, new research has shown that those who suffer from fibromyalgia also suffer from polyneuropathy (fancy word for nerve damage).  

This research suggests that not only is fibromyalgia a problem of muscle, but of nerve as well.  

Chiropractors are the gatekeepers of the nervous system and help millions of people each year.  If you or someone you know is suffering from fibromyalgia, go see a chiropractor.  As the chiropractor heals up the nervous system, the body will begin to function as it should, making you more healthy and vibrant than ever before!

Fibromyalgia is not of the mind, it is an actual condition that can be managed if the proper steps are taken.  Start taking those proper steps today, make an appointment with a chiropractor!

Top ten ways to LOSE weight during the holidays!

In the spirit of overeating, here are 10 ways to avoid the results of excessive engorgement.

10. Eat Less!  Yes, eating less can almost (almost, I say) guarantee that you will not put on that excessive weight during the holidays.  But is that any fun?  No, not at all.  So, onto number…

9. Take a picture of what you are eating and send it out to the facebook world.  Not only will this make you analyze what you are eating before you eat, it will allow the thousands of people who hang on your every post to also analyze your eating habits and give constructive feedback.  Only rule, you gotta do it with everything you eat.  No picking and choosing.  Have fun!

8. Eat everything… in very small portions.  Yes, their is literally a smorgasbord of options out there during the holidays.  One thing I have realized as I have aged is that I cannot eat endlessly like I could before.  This has turned me onto a rather ingenious discovery.  I can still experience everything by only eating very little of each.  Try it!

7. Put on your “small” pants to every holiday get together.

6. Perfect the art of the tactful ‘decline’.

5. Exercise before AND after dinner.

4. Instead of soda or egg nog or (put in drink of choice), choose water.

3. Have a recording go off each time you look in the mirror that says, “how much did you eat again?”

2. Choose things that you can eat while chewing gum.

1.  It’s the holidays!  Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow the gym will open…  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!