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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House for Rent: No Single Moms Allowed

House for Rent: No Single Moms Allowed

  Last February we moved into a rental house. I specifically asked at the time whether this was a long-term rental, and whether the house would be re-appropriated for other use. I was told no, the house was just an income property. On June 12th I got a notice telling me we had to be out by July 31st (which is illegal) so that the owner’s child could move in. Instant panic. I must have applied for about 20 houses,…

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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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Medical Marijuana – Getting Started

Medical Marijuana – Getting Started

  There are a lot of ways that you can use marijuana and marijuana-based products these days. Below is a list of some of the delivery methods you may choose, along with a ‘kit list’ for anyone just starting out. Equipment: BONG – a glass container with a tube and bowl to burn the flower in, which is drawn in by mouth through a hole in the top. Water inside the bong ‘cools’ the smoke as you inhale it. Unfortunately,…

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Medical Marijuana – Learning the Lingo

Medical Marijuana – Learning the Lingo

  Marijuana has been used as medicine, as well as recreationally, since people first discovered the effects of the plant when ingested. Then in the 1900’s, it began to gain a reputation, and not a very good one. Marijuana was lumped in with all other illegal drugs, and people have gone to jail for as little as possession of one gram. There are so many compelling reasons to legalize marijuana, but there are many things that need to be taken…

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Marijuana Month!

Marijuana Month!

  Marijuana is in the air this spring, with the Canadian government poised to end the prohibition of Marijuana in Canada. This is a big deal for those who use medical marijuana – they will have access to more strains locally, higher accountability for a properly tested and predictable product, and research can begin into how marijuana may play a role in the treatment of a very wide variety of diseases, disorders, mental health issues, and even its potential to…

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Managing Migraines Without Medicine

Managing Migraines Without Medicine

  Many people suffer from migraines, and if you’re one of those sufferers who doesn’t respond well to migraine medication, or don’t always get an aura to warn you that it’s time to take your migraine medication, then I have some tips that actually work. Midwive’s Migraine Management As a birth Doula, I had the absolute pleasure and honour of training with Penny Simkins, a well-renowned Doula and author of many books on helping Moms through their labor and delivery….

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Vegetarian Italian Wedding Soup

Vegetarian Italian Wedding Soup

This is one of our favourite winter staples. I always do at least a double batch, but separate the batch into two pots right after the pasta goes in, but before adding the neatballs. That way, you can add them for the required cooking time after the soup has been re-heated, so they don’t go mushy and fall apart after defrosting the soup. 1 pkg vegetarian meatballs (we like the PC brand) or 1 batch home made vegetarian meatballs 3…

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