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.
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
Developing good standing posture can take work if you've developed some bad habits or are in some pain. Take a look at the slides below for some tips on how to correct posture and check your posture using a wall. When first starting out, it's a good idea to check your posture several times a day to ensure you are engaging in proper posture practices, keeping these tips in mind and utilizing the wall test.
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?
According to this article, several studies have proven that the weather does indeed affect the health of many people with chronic illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and others. Big surprise. It hasn't been "all in your head" all this time. The article also provides a few helpful hints … Continue reading Hot Weather Increases Pain in Chronic Illness
If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder, it’s likely you no longer recognize your own skin. Literally. Skin disorders are prevalent among people with autoimmune disorders. The skin is an organ and like any other organ it can be attacked by a malfunctioning immune system, often causing interesting and unusual results. Some people who had … Continue reading Autoimmune Disorders and the Skin