This is another excellent post submitted on Toot Your Horn Tuesday that I didn't want the community to miss. With gastroparesis and other GI problems rampant in EDS, HSD and other collagen and connective tissue disorders, I wanted to share this great resource on what tubefeeding is and involves. She highlights many of the benefits … Continue reading #tubieweek – What Is A Tubie?
Lavender and Levity shared this interesting and informative piece about the difficulty she's been having with her vision due to the muscle weakness caused by EDS. As eye problems are common in EDS, I wanted to share this article with the community here at the Zebra Pit. When she shard it as part of Toot … Continue reading Eye Rate
One of the things I like to do when I'm lying about licking my wounds is to immerse myself in some good fiction to try to dull the pain and discomfort of my symptoms. If the brain fog's not so bad, I'll go for a book in favor of TV or movies. I am, after … Continue reading Easy Book Clip Spares Hand Pain
Side leg lifts work the hips, glutes and thighs. They are appropriate for any level. If you have a collagen disorder like EDS or MCAD, be careful not to hyper-extend yourself when doing these exercises and stay in normal range of motion, while keeping your leg and foot in line with your body. I also … Continue reading Side Leg Lifts and IT Band Stretches
Leg lifts are another core exercise great for the upper and lower abdominals, but traditional leg lifts usually offer way too much resistance if you have degenerative disc disease, particularly in the lumbar region. These modified leg lifts are safe for almost anyone with spinal deterioration or connective tissue disorders if you follow the instructions … Continue reading Leg Lifts for Lumbar Issues
This article was last checked and updated 4/8/19 by Capricious Lestrange. AloeMD is a topical pain relief cream that I recently had the opportunity to try as part of a 3 day study. The claims about AloeMD are impressive, so I was a little wary at first. I was told it would not only relieve … Continue reading AloeMD; Pain Relief + Healing
Many people neglect core exercises, yet having a strong core is essential to a harmonious and whole body. Two of the best exercises for beginning core work are pelvic tilts and lifts. They are great for protecting the back when you have issues like degenerating discs and spinal stenosis in the lumbar region (low back). … Continue reading Pelvic Tilts and Lifts
This video covers what all people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome should take into consideration when beginning an exercise routine including ways to avoid becoming fatigued, how to protect your joints from damage and what types of exercise best suit people with EDS. For more information on the importance of exercise and some ideas about different types … Continue reading Tips for Exercising with EDS
Tooling around WordPress today, I found this interesting book review on a great resource for us Zebra peeps, so I thought I'd share it. It's definitely on my list, now: Book Review: 'Understanding Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder'
This Doctor lead presentation held at an Ehlers Danlos Society conference discusses the most common, pressing diet and supplementation issues for EDS zebras.