A brief video presentation explains the many sources of our pain and explains why a multi-discipline approach is really necessary for overcoming chronic pain.
Parasym Plus is exactly what I needed at that moment. I noticed a difference in my fatigue levels on day one. On day 2, my inflammation dropped dramatically. I lost 7 pounds in the first 24 hours. It makes perfect sense. Ten extra pounds showed up on the scale when I arrived home from my 1200 mile trip, so I know exactly where that weight came from; it was inflammation caused by all those triggers. It only took 24 hours for my GI swelling to decrease, making it possible for my GI tract to begin functioning almost normally within just a few days.
We're running a contest on Facebook right now to win this great bundle which includes Jeannie Di Bon's amazing new fitness book for hypermobility. I've gotten so many questions about how to sign up for our contest on Facebook, I decided to spell it out step-by-step. The images are all computer examples, but I explain how to do it on a phone in the print portion.
Hypermobility without Tears teaches nearly everything you need to know about EDS and fitness. Di Bon guides you through step by step; first introducing the concepts she’s working with. Practice the exercises recommended as you read through the book, and you will already be on your way to improving your health. Maintain those practices on a regular basis, and you are on your way to developing a life of less pain, easier movement and more stability throughout the body designed to protect your joints.
These super simple exercises can be performed almost anywhere. They help build up the core, legs and ankles and helps to stabilize your balance and improve proprioception.
A beautiful and touching poem by a young woman with hEDS, this poem won the Pongo Poetry Prize for teen poets.
Are corticosteroids, glucocorticoids and other steroids commonly used in medicine really as heinous as the EDS Zebra community makes it out to be? I decided to do some research to answer that question and this article details everything I found about steroid use and protecting your collagen for strong bones, joints, and skin.
Why meeting Mandy Harvey and seeing her perform turned me into a big weepy marshmallow at the Lead EDS conference, along with her recorded interview and performance.
The Disability Award is a blogger award especially for those with disabilities. I am honored to have been chosen by Stacey at Fighting with Fibro! In this post, find out who I'll be nominating, what I'll be asking them to answer and my answers to the questions Stacey gave me.
'Salt in My Soul' by Mallory Smith really took me by surprise. It isn't just a story wrapped in journal style writing, it's a literary pleasure one can sip like their favored tea, savoring the sweet aroma of each sentence with delight. It's beauty doesn't make it any less tragic or relatable. It makes it a much more enjoyable and universal read. The world lost a great writer the day Mallory Smith took her last breath. Luckily, she left behind this treasure for us to enjoy and learn from, along with many great environmental works during her freelance writing career.