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
After some trial and error and much careful consideration, I decided to put aside the idea of working full-time at present and decided instead to pursue part-time employment. Just working to find a job was causing issues with rising pain and fatigue levels and I was already falling down on the job of caring properly … Continue reading Working Part-time While on SSDI
There are many benefits to supplementing PQQ. From gut to brain, this enzyme can clean up inflammation, clear away dysfunction and improve cognitive dysfunction, sleep issues, memory loss and more.
Editor's Note: This post was last rechecked and updated on 4/13/19. Thank you. Jared Younger, one if the freshest minds on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research seems to have already uncovered three distinct subsets of the illness. The first points to a distinctly viral kind which produces C reactive protein that corresponds directly … Continue reading Younger Releases Preliminary ME/CFS Subset Study Results
f.lux and Twilight are apps that allow you to adjust the brightness of your computer or cellphone screens, not only by dimming them, but by giving them a rosy glow; effectively taking the sting out of any screen by eliminating the painful bright whites that are so glaring. After installing f.lux on my computer, I've … Continue reading Try These Apps for Glare Sensitivity
I find myself getting a bit frustrated lately with the extreme views that people seem to be forever pushing in support groups in regards to holistic medicine. Some seem to think that if it wasn’t produced in a lab, it couldn’t possibly have any benefit, while others are determined to reject en mass the medical … Continue reading Holistic or Traditional Medicine?
I found this wonderful entry on FODMAP, a dietary plan for people with chronic digestive problems on a friend's blog and I wanted to share it. It's valuable information for anyone who struggles with IBS, gastroparesis or any similar intestinal ailment, so take a look. Much of this I had to figure out on my … Continue reading Adventures in FODMAP
I decided to share with you my original blog post here on disability depot for Rare Illness Awareness Day, here. It contains a rather detailed history of the slow decline I experienced and my ruminations about the origins of my decline, but it's rather incomplete. At the time, I knew I was still missing an important piece … Continue reading A Look Back on Rare Illness Day
For the last three days I’ve been trying to scratch the hide right off my bones. It’s not an itch I can ignore. It’s deep, somehow under the skin and so intense I could no sooner ignore it than I could ignore an alarm clock blaring Sweet Home Alabama in my ear at 5 am … Continue reading Allodynia or Allergies?
As I know MANY spoonies who are on Neurontin or Lyrica, I wanted to put this out the second I saw it (see below). I took it myself on two separate occasions and felt within a short period both times that the drugs were doing more harm than good for myself, even though they dulled … Continue reading Neurontin/Lyrica Block Formation of Synapses in Brain