Posts Tagged ‘side effects’

  1. Live Your Best Self!

    May 25, 2015 by Heather

    Live Your Best Self(1)

    Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you are doing something fun today!  It’s a little muggy and overcast here! 

    So I wanted to chat a bit about self care for us.  I come into contact with so many people on a daily basis and often when I ask what they are doing when they tell me they are in a boatload of pain the response I get is nothing.  Nothing?!  Ok, I get that this beast we live with is all encompassing, tiring and frustrating.  But if we lie down and let it win, it will surely win.  I strongly encourage everyone to be their own advocate, to take great care of themselves and research research research!  I’m often asked how I know so much.  It is simple.  I did my research because no one else will do it for me. 

    What do I mean by take great care of yourself?   It is very simple really.  Clean eating, exercise, rest (I’m not SO great at this one!!), WATER, healthy relationships, supplementation, getting to root causes, eating regularly and getting off the meds if you can.  Yes, I said get off the meds.  Of course, always do so under the direction of your physician but 1) they often create more side effects and do not “fix” anything 2) they are a band-aid and do not get to root causes and 3) they are not meant to be used long term.  I realize some of what I say is controversial and won’t be received well by some.  And that’s ok with me.  I also believe we need to do what is right for us and if my approach is not for you that’s ok too.  I’m just voicing what I have experienced and learned. 

    I’d encourage you to take a look at this article.  It is a great read and explains much of what we should be working on. 

    http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-10103/10-causes-of-fibromyalgia-your-doctor-doesnt-know-about.html

    As always, I’m here for any questions your might have.  I’m also available for coaching!  Reach out if you need help!  You are not alone!!  We all have the right and ability to live our best selves!!

     

    Peace and Love,

    Heather


  2. Here’s a pill…it will make you feel better!

    August 3, 2011 by Heather

    Does fibromyalgia suck?  Sure it does!  Is it a death sentence?  No!  Are you destined to a life of meds?  Not necessarily! 

    So I have decided to manage my fibromyalgia naturally.  Why?  Because I think it can be done and I don’t want to rely on medication.  To be honest I am really saddened by our reliance on medication in this country.  Now I’m not saying that there isn’t a need for it in some circumstances or that I’m better than the person who does take medication but I wish that doctors wouldn’t just throw a pill at someone before trying other things first.  Because most people are so desperate they will try anything to feel better, even if that means taking a bunch of pills with a million side effects. 

    It angers me when a fellow fibro sufferer is on a multitude of pills and most times still not getting much relief.  What are all those pills doing to your body and how many side effects are you experiencing from those pills that are creating more problems beyond your original symptoms? 

    So my mission is two fold, manage my condition naturally and show others that it can be done and help them to do so. 

    Stay tuned….