70+ Symptoms of Mold Illness

Throughout my battle with toxic mold, I have done some extensive Googling. I’ve also visited the prehistoric library and a few book stores. I also have a video that talks about my toxic mold symptoms on YouTube that you can view here. One thing I have found out is that medical issues created by either living…

CDC releases new recommendations for kids with mild traumatic brain injuries

Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in children are very common. The Centers for Disease Control just released new guidelines on how to diagnose, treat and get your child back to activities quickly and safely. What is a mild traumatic brain injury? This is commonly also known as a concussion. Mild TBIs are caused by the brain being…

Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Hypothyroidism,& Epstein-Barr

When Alejandro Junger, M.D. first introduced us to Anthony William—author of the fascinating read, Medical Medium Thyroid Healing—we were immediately taken by his readings: He can scan the body from afar, and with the help of “Spirit,” explain what ails or does not, whether it’s a benign growth near the liver, an over-taxed adrenal system, or a rare blood…

Fibromyalgia Numbness Causes and How Can You Cope with it

Dealing With Fibromyalgia Numbness and Tingling For most people, a new morning brings energy enough to hit the ground running if need be. That is, most people who do not suffer from fibromyalgia. Those suffering from fibro, however, can barely tiptoe through the morning, nonetheless, run through it. Some days the mere pressure of putting…

How cannabinoid drugs affect the experience of pain.

A first-of-its-kind meta-analysis of existing research has reviewed the effects of cannabinoid drugs on the experience of pain. Cannabis-derived drugs may help treat pain, but the mechanisms behind their benefits may come as a surprise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that up to 50 million people in the United States have chronic pain….

I Have MS and I Am Beautiful.

Having just written about uninvited commentary, I found this gem too awesome not to share. I went to the grocery store in my requisite San Francisco Giants cap and Ray-Ban sunglasses. Upon leaving, I chatted with the checker about the usual inane topics. Knowing my health status, she asked if Rituxan (rituximab) affected my hair growth. Before I…

13 Surprising Symptoms of Lyme Disease.

When most people think of Lyme disease, they probably picture a tick bite and the classic bullseye rash (if they’ve heard of Lyme disease at all). But there’s so much more to Lyme disease than that. Not everyone with Lyme disease even gets the bullseye rash, and there’s a huge range of other symptoms that can crop…

A Life With Fibromyalgia.

I was diagnosed officially with fibromyalgia when I was 31 years old. My children were 4 and 8 years old. They are two very busy and curious boys, and youngest son was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD). I don’t know why I have fibromyalgia. I ask myself that at least once a…

What It’s Like to Have ‘High-Functioning’ Anxiety.

High-functioning anxiety looks like… Achievement. Busyness. Perfectionism. When it sneaks out, it transforms into nervous habits. Nail biting. Foot tapping. Running my fingers through my hair. If you look close enough, you can see it in unanswered text messages. Flakiness. Nervous laughter. The panic that flashes through my eyes when a plan changes. When anything changes. High-functioning…

I Won’t Apologize for Having Fun While Chronically Ill

When I was six, I was hospitalized with Rocky Mountain spotted fever. At the hospital, I was encouraged to get out of bed, get dressed and spend as much time as possible in the playroom. I brought magazines and books back to my room to read and played with other kids who were up and…