Fibromyalgia. It’s different for everyone that has it, but one thing remains constant: no one likes having it. Most people with fibromyalgia agree that it storms into your life like a hurricane, knocks you flat on your back, and takes up residence in your life like an uninvited house guest that just doesn’t take a hint!
Since everyone is so different, I will try my best to touch on the main symptoms that I see almost everyone suffering from, but my main focus is simply on my personal experience with fibromyalgia and what I have done to ease the symptoms I have. Continue reading
Don’t get me wrong, I am not just blindly wanting you to follow “Big Pharma” down the rabbit hole of taking more drugs and needing drugs to counteract the side effects of those drugs. Actually, I am all for all sorts of different combinations of lifestyles. If you love taking pharmaceuticals, then go take your pharmaceuticals and I’m so happy that they make you feel better! If you love taking supplements, then please go take your supplements and enjoy your life! If you love combining the two, then go do that too and enjoy feeling better! Woot for feeling better and managing our symptoms the best way we know how!!!
Anyway. Now that that is over, here we go. The point of the post 😛
Some people don’t realize that supplements can carry just as many risks as pharmaceuticals can. In fact, I would argue that, because of the state of “common knowledge” they are more dangerous. Why do I say that? Simply because people read an “all natural” label and are willing to pop it into their mouth without learning anything else about it… leading to potentially deadly consequences.
Wait, did I just say deadly?
Yes, yes I did. Continue reading
Today I did my first myofascial release session with Wendy, a specialist that works out of my Pilates studio. I can’t really report on any sort of long-term results yet, since she said it can take 3 days before the body settles. However, my immediate experience is interesting. It’s unlike anything I’ve done before.
The cobweb looking stuff is the myofascial tissue. This is between ribs.
The myofascial system runs through literally every cell in your body, and it’s all connected. It’s the structure that holds us in a 3D form. It communicates almost instantaneously around your entire body. If you get punched in the stomach, the force can be distributed through your entire body extremely quickly due to the myofascial tissues. The tissue helps you absorb impacts and force, but it also can get stuck when doing so. When the tissue contracts, it also squeezes out it’s fluids; sometimes that fluid doesn’t return and the tissue stays contracted. Emotional things can also imprint on the fascial tissue, meaning that releasing the tissue can sometime release emotions.