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How to ACTUALLY Get Rid of Toenail Fungus!

How to ACTUALLY Get Rid of Toenail Fungus!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yeah. I know. EWWWW. I mean, really – EWWWWW. Right? But, it does happen. Some people get infections from unsanitary nail salons who don’t sterilize their tools or foot baths; some happen as a result of a case of athlete’s foot gone rogue. Some folks are more susceptible to nail fungus because of diabetes and other immunosuppressing disorders. There are a plethora of videos on YouTube suggesting remedies, some of which may work, and some…

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Form Letter to the Health Minister re: Epinephrine Injectors in Canada

Form Letter to the Health Minister re: Epinephrine Injectors in Canada

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Below, please find a form letter that can be sent to the Health Minister, Ginnette Petitpas Taylor, to address the ongoing shortages of Epipens in Canada, and to ask for a permanent solution that offers alternate Epinephrine auto injectors to Canadians. Change can only happen if everyone makes some noise about this issue, and it’s high time that Pfizer, King, and CEO Heather Bresch get put in their place. I urge you to take just…

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Response from Service Ontario re: Epipens and a CALL TO ACTION!

Response from Service Ontario re: Epipens and a CALL TO ACTION!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As many of you are already aware, there has been a long-term shortage of Epipens because of the manufacturing shortfall at King, which is a subsidiary of Pfizer. Nobody has answered the question of how such a long-term shortage has come about, and nobody knows when they will be readily available again to Canadians. In the United States, there are alternative auto-injectors that have been approved by the FDA in response to the outcry at…

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Fibromyalgia and You – Why Doctors Don’t Take New Pains Seriously

Fibromyalgia and You – Why Doctors Don’t Take New Pains Seriously

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Fibromyalgia is poorly understood by the doctors, much less the average layperson. Because chronic pain with no identifiable cause is one of the symptoms of this disorder, it makes it especially difficult for patients, and, if we’re being fair, doctors, to suss out the difference between Fibromyalgia pain and pain with another origin. This can be a very dangerous situation, and causes confusion when it comes to figuring out when it’s important to seek help…

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Fibromyalgia and Brain Fog

Fibromyalgia and Brain Fog

Follow my blog with Bloglovin After all the posts this month getting into the nitty-gritty details of Fibromyalgia, I thought I would get a little more personal this time, and share my experiences today with a flare-up and some really horrible brain fog. If you don’t have FM, but are trying to understand what a loved one or friend with the disorder is really going through, here is what a day in the life of an FM patient may look…

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Fibromyalgia: Pain Management, Medications, and their Effectiveness

Fibromyalgia: Pain Management, Medications, and their Effectiveness

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you have Fibromyalgia, you’ve probably tried a lot of different treatments and medications that are supposed to help, and you’ve probably found that they either didn’t work or stopped working over a period of time. The truth of the matter is that most medications used for Fibromyalgia don’t work for some people at all, and for others, your brain gets ‘used to’ the medication, and makes adjustments in its pain receptors and serotonin center….

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Fibromyalgia: How to Build a Basic Exercise Program to Help Battle Symptoms

Fibromyalgia: How to Build a Basic Exercise Program to Help Battle Symptoms

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It has long been known that exercise is a great way to tone down the frequency and severity of symptoms for patients with Fibromyalgia. It is not understood why, by one reason may be that exercise can increase serotonin production/release in an area of the brain, where Fibromyalgia is now known to originate. Here’s a very basic range of exercises to help you on your way. Choose those exercises that you feel you’re capable of,…

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Fibromyalgia Month!

Fibromyalgia Month!

  Fibromyalgia is one of many conditions that are considered ‘invisible.’ Many people don’t understand the condition, and many others are living with it, sometimes in silence, because of the stigma that’s attached to ‘invisible illnesses.’ I wanted to write an article on the best meds for Fibro, what to do if you think you may have Fibro, and soon my list of articles to write grew to the point where I’m going to have a very busy August in…

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The Stigma of Medicinal Marijuana

The Stigma of Medicinal Marijuana

Photo Art by Leo McSweeney Marijuana has gotten a pretty bad rap since around the Vietnam war, when soldiers smoked it regularly to calm their nerves, or escape the horrors they were living. When others hear that you’re using medical marijuana, you may not get a very warm response. The reality, however, is that marijuana has been used for thousands of years as treatment for all manner of illnesses. There has never been a recorded death associated with overdosing on…

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CBD Oil Isolate vs. Whole Plant Hemp CBD Oil

CBD Oil Isolate vs. Whole Plant Hemp CBD Oil

  For those of you considering medical marijuana as a treatment for your ills, I thought I’d get a little more into detail about the differences between Cannabidiol oil (CBD) and whole plant hemp oil. CBD is one of about 113 different cannabinoids found in marijuana, and are being touted as capable of helping users with a long list of illnesses and symptoms from epileptic seizures to schizophrenia, and even cancer. CBD has no psychoactive effects, meaning that symptomatic relief…

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