Explosive Synchronization Seen In Fibromyalgia Brain Networks

Explosive Synchronization Seen In Fibromyalgia Brain Networks


Explosive Synchronization Seen In Fibromyalgia Brain Networks

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Use Natural and Alternative Help for Fibromyalgia

by: Tony Isaacs

(NewsTarget) Fibromyalgia is a misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed condition. It is characterized by widespread chronic pain involving multiple “tender points” in the upper neck, back, shoulders, and hips. Treatments, such as painkillers, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, and the injections of anesthetics are rarely effective. However, many may find relief from nature and alternatives as opposed to mainstream drugs and treatments.

A natural alternative which may heal fibromyalgia is to take plenty of colloidal silver (start off with 2-4 ounces per day and maintain at least an ounce a day until you achieve satisfactory results) and plenty of proteolytic/digestive enzymes to dissolve the fibrin (take up to 5 or more capsules two to three times daily on an empty stomach).

Here are some additional options:

Curcumin, magnesium, blackseed oil (Nigella sativa) and herbal oleander extract are all powerful immune modulators which may help. Magnesium deficiency has been associated with Fibromyalgia and it is estimated that as many as 80 to 95% of us are deficient in magnesium.

Consume apples and/or apple juice. They contain “malic acid”, a substance that appears to ease pain and inflammation. Consume at least 2 apples, or 2 8-ounce glasses of juice daily.

Other good dietary practices that may help are:

* Eat plenty of essential fatty acids and omega 3’s.
* Cut back on consumption of whole grain foods.
* Avoid sugar, artificial sweeteners and foods containing bleached flour.
* Eat yogurt which contains active yeast cultures.

Try acupuncture. The National Institutes of Health has deemed acupuncture to be an acceptable alternative, or part of a comprehensive treatment program, for several types of pain. Acupuncture is a 2,500 year-old practice, and the Chinese believe it works by affecting the energy pathways called “meridians” that run through the body. The “meridians” are thought to carry “qi” (pronounced chee), an energy force that must be in precise balance for good health. Poor health habits, such as getting too little sleep, eating the wrong foods, etc. cause qi to become unbalanced. Acupuncture rebalances qi by stimulating specific points along these meridians with extremely fine needles.

Fibromyalgia has also been associated with heavy metal contamination. Parsley, chlorella and cilantro are all good for removing heavy metals.

Consider niacin and niacinamide. Niacinamide slows down phase 1 of the body’s naturaldetoxification process while niacin speeds up phase 2. Niacin is also known as inositol hexanicotinate, vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid. The body’s natural liver detoxification process involves two steps: Phase 1 and Phase 2. In Phase 1, toxins are reduced to smaller fragments. These fragments then progress to Phase 2, where they are bound to glutathione, glycine, sulfate and other molecules. In the process, new non-toxic molecules are created that are eliminated via the bile duct, urine or stool. In effect, Phase 1 either directly neutralizes a toxin or modifies it to form intermediates which are then neutralized by one or more of the several Phase 2 enzyme systems.

One or both detoxification phases can be overloaded and/or inefficient. A particularly damaging combination for someone who is ill is an excessive overload of toxins coming into Phase 1 and an inefficient Phase 2. Such a combination is believed in many instances to be the cause of marked environmental sensitivities and drug intolerances and interactions that characterize many fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue sufferers.

Do not give up on exercise. People with fibromyalgia often stop exercising because it is painful. However, inactivity weakens muscles and makes them more sensitive to pain. Low impact aerobics, conditioning exercises, such as swimming, stationary bicycling or stretching, are often helpful for people with fibromyalgia.


Use Natural and Alternative Help for Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia & CFS: What Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know

Fibromyalgia CFS & Big Pharma ProfitFibromyalgia and CFS are huge cash cows for big pharma.

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With over 10 million people in the US alone having a fibromyalgia diagnosis, we are dealing with a huge epidemic…and a huge cash cow for pharmaceutical companies (aka Big Pharma).  If you are struggling with fibromyalgia &/or CFS, this is what Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know (but I am going to share with you).

Ps. This might change your life…

You Know the Drill…

I know the drill all too well, as I am sure you do, too.

It goes something like this…

You have been sent from pillar to post with doctors and getting tests done -all of which come up as ‘negative’ or ‘normal’.

The average time to get a diagnosis is 5 years for fibromyalgia…By this time, you are pretty much ready to give up all hope.

You feel like sh*t.  You *know* you aren’t well and something is definitely not ‘right’…and then you finally get a diagnosis of fibromyalgia or CFS (or both).

I see it daily on our Facebook page.

Finally – An Answer (or Is It?)

Finally. Your doctor confirms this isn’t all in your head, and at last, you feel vindicated in your fight to get heard (and help).

Finally you have an answer to tell people that you aren’t ‘just lazy’, you are ill. (ps. I am certainly not stating that you aren’t ill…very far from it…).

And as part of that diagnosis, you are so very kindly told by your doctor/consultant,

By the way, there is no cure.  There are a few medications approved for fibromyalgia. Chances are you will never get better and will be on medication for the rest of your life’.

(Or something like that – you get the drift).

And of course, you believe this.  Why wouldn’t you? Your doctor is an authority, aren’t they? After all, fibromyalgia and CFS are real! (Or at least all the symptoms you are experiencing are…).

Then you get that fateful prescription for something like Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin) – which, btw, is proving to be a ‘death sentence for new brain synpapses‘, and some pain killers and you are beyond grateful that finally, finally you are going to get some much-needed relief, and help.

Meanwhile…Does This Sound Familiar?

The medications that you are given may initially help with some symptoms, but wait a second…

All of a sudden you need more prescription medication – for all the side effects the first batch may be causing…which in many cases are side effects your doctor will pass off as ‘part and parcel with fibromyalgia or CFS’.

Side effects like:

  • Insomnia and sleep issues (from opiates)
  • Depression and anxiety (from opiates, and even anti-depressants themselves, gabapentin & pregabalin (to name a few – not to mention from not having a good sleep)
  • Constipation (from opiates)
  • Seizures and blackouts (from Tramadol/Ultram)

And you accept that this is, ‘just the way it is’.

Fast forward a few months (or years) and you might find yourself on a plethora of pills, (I was on a whopping forty pills myself A DAY), but not actually feeling any better.

In fact, there is a good chance you are feeling even worse due to all the side effects (but you think (and are told), that it is ‘your fibromyalgia or CFS’…).

Something You Need to Know

Your conventional medicine doctor is basically being trained these days by Big Pharma.

In fact Big Pharma has been caught out (on many occasions), making up diseases!  Check out this article regarding the 8 Diseases Big Pharma is Banking On.

It is actually rather shocking, Big Pharma are bribing thousands of doctors to prescribe dangerous painkillers.  The corruption is incredible! And most importantly it is your life that is literally at stake!

Question – do you actually know what medications are working for you? Causing you side effects?  Or do you just take them blindly, with the hope that they are ‘doing something?’. (I know I sure did…).

Know this,

Big Pharma does not create cures – they create CUSTOMERS.


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Ohhhh the Corruption of it All…

Earlier this year when the New York Times published a pair of stories tracking Harvard’s Big Pharma industry ties, the results that came out were shocking.

It was found that of 8,900 professors and lecturers, 1,600 admitted (question -what about the ones who didn’t admit…), that either they or a family member have had some kind of business link to drug companies — sometimes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars — that could bias their teaching or research.

Speaking of Research…

Almost 75% of clinical trials are paid for privately…(you can guess who is the biggest funders…).

Question – if you’re a researcher and your mortgage and the food on your table is being paid by Big Pharma to carry out a research study, do you think that the study may possible be, erm…slanted in the pharmaceutical company’s favour?

The six golden rules for pharmaceutical companies

  1. Never cure the ailment! A cured/healthy patient is a lost revenue stream!
  2. Have side-effects that lead to the sales of your other products. Best if there are a wide variety of side-effects that only occur after a long period, otherwise it is tricky to deny liability.
  3. Have monopoly pricing. This is achieved with a secure patent, being available only under pharma company and doctor control, and not having competition from other companies, traditional remedies or pesky natural products. With monopoly pricing, you can extract every dollar each patient is capable of paying.
  4. Rapidly relieve the symptoms of an ailment immediately after taking a pill. Relief continues for only a limited time until the next dose is due.
  5. Lock in the customer. Keep the patient as a customer for the remainder of his or her life. The best drugs are difficult to discontinue and addictive.
  6. Hide, discredit or outlaw every possible alternative to your drug.

Your illness is their profit.

End of story.

Think about it for a moment and I am sure you will agree, other than prescribing medication for you or sending you to physio, prescriptions are all they have in their arsenal for giving you relief.

Scary, really.

If you concur with all of this, and if you have had enough, and you want some answers and you want help…please read on.

I Had Had Enough

I decided that no longer was I going to be a part of Big Pharma’s dirty income stream.

This was me a year ago:

  • 40 pills a day – from opiates to anti-seizure pills, pills for nausea, itching, depression, anxiety and and and…
  • Seizures and blackouts – I couldn’t go out to a movie or anywhere that caused overstimulation
  • Weighing almost 300lbs – no diet or lap band would work
  • Insomnia- I hadn’t slept properly for almost 9 years
  • Brain fog – to the point I thought I had early onset Alzheimer’s
  • Incontinent
  • Itching/rashes
  • Aching and pains everywhere

At the end of the day, I felt my life was over.  And perhaps you are feeling the same way, too, sadly.

The Day My Life Changed

As some of you reading my blogs and are on my Facebook page know, I research.  I want answers.  And I refused to give up, even though I was feeling like hell.

I felt that I was onto something when I came across black mold toxicity and wrote my blog about it.  Then I came across the world of pathogens, (viruses, bacteria, fungus and parasites), and my eyes opened even further.

I had testing done for pathogens, and yep – we stopped counting at 60, from Epstein Barr to cytomegalo viruses, several different types of candida – the list was endless.

No wonder I was feeling like sh*t!  I did have some energy work done regarding clearing these, but still felt that there was something missing.

Missing Something HUGE

I then came across the symptoms for toxic overload.  Holy smokes!

These symptoms pretty much were exactly that of fibromyalgia and CFS.

Ding ding ding!

And the more digging I did…the more my jaw dropped…

We Are Born Toxic & Exposed to 80,000 Unregulated Toxic Chemicals a Day

According to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) study done in 2005, a shocking 287 toxic pollutants were found in the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies – in other words, we are born toxic.  And ps. this study was done before BPA in plastics came onto their radar.

Of the 287 chemicals we detected in umbilical cord blood, we know that 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests. EWG

We are exposed to 80,000 unregulated toxic chemicals and pollutants in our daily lives.

Of the more than 80,000 chemicals currently used in the United States, most haven’t been adequately tested for their effects on human health. NRDC

These chemicals lurk in everyday items: furniture, cosmetics, household cleaners, toys, even food.

Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know This!


Because toxic overload is causing hundreds of health symptoms (that are worth billions of dollars), just like the ones you are experiencing with your fibromyalgia and CFS diagnosis.


Just a Few Symptoms of Toxic Overload

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Weight Issues (struggle to lose or gain)
  • Digestive Problems 
  • Sleep Issues
  • Skin Issues (Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne)
  • Mood Issues including Depression, Anxiety and Mood Swings
  • Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Aches and pains

Take the How Toxic Are You Quiz –> HERE

Imagine.  Finding out that one of the main root causes (toxic overload) of fibromyalgia and CFS is something that you can treat, reduce or eliminate your symptoms and go on to prevent? (Because you can…).

Examples of Where Toxins Come From

  • Parasites -(there is a connection to Lyme Disease and fibromyalgia/CFS) and the Center for Disease Control states millions of us are infected, there is also a connection to Leaky Gut Syndrome as the parasites eat holes in your gut
  • Heavy metals – from aluminum saucepans, foil, tin cans… to your water supply (ps there is also a connection to Alzheimer’s )
  • Fungus – candida – many of us are dealing with candida overgrowth with fibromyalgia and CFS
  • Toxic Food– from glyphosate sprayed on your fruit, veg and wheat to the thousands of artificial chemicals in your food as well as antibiotics and growth hormones in your dairy and meat
  • Cleaning Supplies – bleach to oven cleaner (that goes nuclear when you heat up your oven, infusing your food with toxic chemicals)
  • Body Care Products – It is estimated that the average woman is subjected to a whopping 515 toxic chemicals A DAY in her body care products alone…
  • Bacteria and Viruses – existing at low lying levels in our bodies for years

As you can see…toxins and toxicity are everywhere.

And as you can hopefully also see, does the above start to make sense regarding fibromyalgia and CFS (and Big Pharma)?

Ready to Get Off the Big Pharma Merry-Go-Round?

If you have had enough of not feeling any better and fully believe that there is something more going on with your health, like I did, please…look into toxic overload syndrome.

Do your research.

Look into detoxing -both your body and your home.  (Yes, there are a lot of scams on the market – be aware of them!  They can be useless, laxatives that can also be very expensive).

Know that no matter how much organic spinach you choose to chomp on, the gluten and sugar you have eradicated from your diet and that you have decided to go paraben and SLS-free with your body care products (a good start), the damage has already been done in your body.

You can get a free 5 Day Detox Your Life Course here.

For me, I chose a detox that not only was a gentle liver and colon cleanse, but had the incredibly powerful ganoderma and chaga mushrooms in it – with over 300 studies done on just these 2 ingredients alone, this particular detox (which I take daily btw and eat normally…), has been life-changing.

You can read my honest review about how detox turned my life around here.


Please know that I am not suggesting you stop your medications (and if you do wish to do so, please discuss this with your doctor to do so safely).

And although a year ago I would be mocking this exact statement, but honestly, you can do a lot regarding helping to heal yourself.  Honestly.

If you are struggling with fibromyalgia and/or CFS, know that Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know about toxicity and toxic overload syndrome. Are you ready to take a stand for your health (and your family’s health, too?) and take back control of your life?

Alyssa Reid
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Fibromyalgia & CFS: The Parasite Connection Beyond Lyme Disease

Parasites, fibromyalgia, CFSThe connection between parasites, fibromyalgia & CFS

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Did you know that millions of people in North America and Europe are dealing with undetected parasite infections? Here’s some jaw-dropping information regarding fibromyalgia & CFS and the parasite connection beyond Lyme Disease. Brace yourself!

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Many of you might be aware of Lyme Disease, which comes generally from tick bites and is actually a cousin to syphilis.  It is characterized by a spirochete infection called Borrelia – a bacterium that releases bacterial lipoproteins (BLPs). Lyme disease has an array of symptoms including neurological issues, pain, sleep issues, digestive health issues and much more.

Beyond Lyme Disease

However, Lyme Disease is just ONE of many different parasites that can be found in Western civilisation.

We know that a lot of people with fibromyalgia and CFS have been sadly dealing with Lyme Disease -and misdiagnosed…not to mention other potential parasites that they have not been tested for and go undetected – and untreated.

In fact, the Center of Disease Control has stated that millions of Americans are plagued by parasites…and they are definitely not just affecting people from impoverished third world countries, or people who have gone to exotic destinations.

Parasites attack young people, old people, wealthy and poor people – and they could very well be making their home in your body – and your gut – causing you a vast array of health issues that go way beyond just abdominal pain.

What is a Parasite?

A parasite is any organism that lives and feeds off of another organism (in other words, YOU)..  In many cases they are worms that feed off of the nutrients in your body. They are considered as a ‘toxin’.

Some examples of parasites include:

  • roundworms
  • tapeworms
  • pinworms
  • whipworms
  • hookworms
  • scabies
  • giardia

For more information on 12 of the most common parasites, go here.

Health Problems Parasites Can Cause

Some consume your food, leaving you hungry after every meal and unable to gain weight.

Some lay eggs that can cause itching, irritability, and even insomnia.

They can even burrow in your joints and muscles – causing aches and pain and inflammation.

Others feed off of your red blood cells, causing anemia.

On top of this, they rob you of important vitamins and minerals…and as many of us struggle with deficiencies such as magnesium, vitamin D and B12, perhaps parasites could be a possibility as a cause of these deficiencies.

And that’s just a few of the many health issues parasites can cause…there’s a more comprehensive list below.

Physical Signs of Parasitic Infection

As you will see from the extensive list of symptoms, parasites may very well be one of the root issues – hence the fibromyalgia, CFS parasite connection.

The most obvious sign of a parasitic infection is some abdominal pain.

Abdominal pain, however is not always present, or you may not be aware of even a low-grade pain- particularly when you are dealing with a myriad of other health issues.

When other causes of abdominal pain or discomfort have been ruled out by a medical doctor you may consider parasites as the cause.

More possible signs of a parasitic infection:

  • passing gas (particularly after meals)
  • seeing egg shaped circles in the eyes when looking at the sky
  • bloating
  • poor sleep
  • constant dreams during sleep
  • chronic constipation
  • chronic diarrhea
  • alternating constipation/diarrhea
  • tossing and turning during sleep
  • grinding of teeth at night
  • wearing down of teeth
  • chronic candidiasis (candida overgrowth)
  • burping gas after meals
  • chronic burping
  • poor quality of nails
  • delusions
  • hallucinations
  • mood swings
  • depression
  • chronic anger
  • mental disorders
  • ravenous appetite
  • strong early morning appetite especially around 5am, 6am
  • lymph problems (e.g. lymph tissue enlargement or pain)
  • constant cravings for greasy foods, even potato chips
  • cravings for and eating farinaceous foods:
    • white bread
    • cookies
    • pastries, etc
    • other white flour products
  • cravings for sugar or sugar containing products
  • love of sour foods such as lemons, grapefruits
  • love of vinegar
  • chronic exhaustion
  • chronic fatigue
  • rough, dry skin at the heels of the feet
  • anal itching, tickling (at night) and/or burning and redness
  • bowel movements turn green regularly
  • hypoglycemia
  • headaches
  • migraine
  • trouble sleeping
  • abdominal pain after eating apples
  • trouble getting to sleep
  • abdominal pain after vigorous exercise

Gut Health Issues?

If you have tried countless approaches to heal your gut and relieve your symptoms without any success, a parasite could be the underlying cause for many of your unexplained and unresolved symptoms.

Where Do Parasites Come From?

These microscopic creatures are typically picked up through food and water. An infection can lead to serious health problems – and many of the symptoms are the same symptoms those of us struggling with fibromyalgia and CFS have.

Please note, I am not saying that parasites are the one and only cause of fibromyalgia and CFS – I am saying that as you can see, the symptoms many of us struggle with certainly correlate to fibro/CFS.

They can also be transmitted through our lovely family pets.

Remember the safety warning about toxoplasmosis and pregnant women?  And to avoid cleaning cat litter?

In the U.S., more than 60 million people are chronically infected with toxoplasma gondii. The parasite is also found in undercooked meat and even some unwashed fruits and vegetables.

Keep in mind that the people picking our fruits and veg may be infected with a variety of parasites…I have heard stories of how these hard working people, who in many cases are living in extreme poverty without medical care, end up having to use the loo in the fields…and of course, there’s no soap nor water to wash their hands…which ultimately means they spread parasites onto your nice fruit and veg….

Lyme Disease and toxoplasma gondii are just 2 of the many parasites that you may be playing host to.

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Parasites can come from:

  • fish (cod is particularly bad…and raw fish? sushi, anyone?!)
  • dogs/cats/horses
  • water that is contaminated
  • pork
  • beef
  • foreign countries
  • other food, such as fruit and veg

You might be thinking, ‘I’m a vegetarian’, or, ‘I haven’t had a pet for years’…Thing is, once infected, parasites will continue to multiply as they throw a party in your body…for years – unless you do something about them.

Mind Blowing…

Ok.  So when I read this next bit of information, it really blew my mind.  I have not been able to find any documented research as such on it – however, when Googling, it seems to be well-known….

Do you notice that your flare-ups get worse around the full moon?  Here’s why…

According to the late Reverend Hanna Kroeger they are ‘moon creatures’ – in other words, their life cycle is lunar.

Full Moon Activity

Normally parasites become more active during the full moon, however, they can be active all the time, and in particular the tapeworm can be most active during the full moon. The term tapeworm here includes the pork, beef, and fish tapeworms.

New Moon Activity

There are worms that are more active during the new moon as well!  Roundworms tend to be new mooners…

What to Do About Parasites

So….here is the BIG question…there is a good chance you might be dealing with a parasite infection…or possibly even more than one.  What do you do about it?

Firstly, your GP might be very limited in their knowledge about parasites (pretty much guaranteed…surprise!).

On top of it all, conventional medicine treatment tends to be heavy duty antibiotics.  Zithromax is one that is used for cryptosporidium and toxoplasma.


Antibiotics will also kill your good bacteria…and they also may not kill the eggs.  On top of it all, antibiotics can smother and kill mitochondria (our cell’s powerhouses – hello chronic fatigue!) and cause a plethora of unwanted health issues on top of seriously affecting your immune system.

And if your type of parasite can’t be killed by antibiotics, you are making the environment even MORE friendly to the parasite by killing any good bacteria that may be helping your GI system and fighting the parasite.

You can get a testing kits for parasites online – do your research (and read reviews).  Obviously, the more comprehensive the test – the more expensive they will be, on average, you will be looking at around $200.

A functional health practitioner can be helpful regarding testing and treating parasites.

Natural Parasite Cleanse

Alternatively, there is a great product that I have been using that not only gently eliminates parasites, but also cleanses the colon and liver of heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, fungus (candida is a huge issue many of us are dealing with).

This product also has numerous other benefits, such as stabilizing blood sugar, cholesterol, and much more – including it’s incredible anti-oxidant qualities from the extensively researched ganoderma and chaga mushrooms.

This product is called Te Divina.  It is organic, all-natural, vegan and gluten free.  Plus it has a pleasant taste, and you eat normally.

Your liver is your body’s filtration system, and on top of filtering the huge number of toxins from chemicals and other impurities in your food, water, body care products and air, it is also attempting to filter out the lovely toxins that the parasitic worms leave behind – namely their excrement.  (Fatigue is an indicator that your liver is struggling, btw).

Te Divina helps to cleanse the liver on top of kicking out the parasites – and so much more.

On top of this, there are thousands of people, (myself as one of them), reporting a huge amount of relief from IBS, digestive issues, pain, fatigue, skin issues – even restless legs from this product.  You can read the reviews about Te Divina here.

Fibromyalgia & CFS: The Parasite Connection Beyond Lyme Disease

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Chronic Pain & Weather Connection

Remember the ongoing family ‘joke’ about how grandma could forecast the weather based on her knees being painful? And how accurate she was?  And now, it’s your turn to carry the torch as the family weather forecaster – sadly due to an increase or even flare up in your arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, fibromyalgia and chronic pain causing you to be accurate with your forecast. Thing is, there is nothing supernatural about your weather predicting abilities – as there is a very real pain & weather connection!

Rain and/or Cold

When there is is a drop in the barometric pressure or a change with a cold weather front coming in, many of us are all too aware (sometimes several days before) of the change on it’s way.

For those of us living in places that get hit badly with rain, damp, wind and cold weather (so most of us!), we know it all too well how our bodies struggle in these conditions.  (I live in Scotland and my theme tune is by the Eurythmics – ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’.  It seems to sometimes be endless here.  A truly amazing country, but not the bestest place to be living when struggling with pain, unfortunately!

The Study

In 2007 a study done by Tufts University found that when the temperature drops by 10 degrees that there was correspondence with an increase in arthritis pain.

They also found that low barometric pressure, low temperatures and precipitation can be the instigator to an increase in pain.

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Good question!  One that researchers are scratching their heads about. They ‘suspect’ that it has to do with certain atmospheric conditions increase swelling in the joint capsule.

What’s Low and High Barometric Pressure?

Ultimately, it is barometric pressure that cause the daily change in our weather patterns.  Low barometric pressure is the signal for an unsettled front coming in – rain, wind, storms etc.  High pressure means settled weather.  For further details on how this works, click here.

Natural Pain Relief

For me, the pain is the worst in my neck and shoulders, and one of the best things to help has to be my heating pad that moulds around my neck to give me maximum relief and coverage.

(It’s the middle of July, I have the fan on and I am on my heating pad, setting at max, due to increased costochondritis pain…and yep…the rain is on it’s way.  Again.)  I find the heat to be soothing.

Check This Out

If you are in the USA there is actually an Arthritis Weather Index to predict your pain! There’s also the Aches and Pains Map by Intellicast!

In Conclusion

Well, you might have become the latest meteorologist in your friends and family – perhaps you aren’t able to predict the EXACT temperature rolling in, but your fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic pain issues have made sure that you know that something is up weather wise.

You aren’t going crazy (and neither was grandma).  There is a definite connection between pain and the weather!

Alyssa Reid

Chronic Pain & Weather Connection

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Could Toxic Overload Be a Root Cause of Fibromyalgia & CFS?

Toxic overload and toxic body burden is a HUGE white elephant for people struggling with health issues (and even not struggling with health issues – yet).  Could toxic overload be a root cause of fibromyalgia and CFS? What do you think?

Angry, Enraged & Dismayed

I feel it is important to share my journey with you…

By fluke (is there such a thing?), one day I happened to come across toxic overload syndrome in my ongoing research to find answers (and help) for fibromyalgia and CFS.

I started to research more about toxicity and toxic overload syndrome, and let me tell you…I was shocked. In fact, ‘angered, enraged and beyond dismayed’ are words that spring to mind…

In fact, my new mantra is…

‘Just because something is for sale or prescribed does not make them SAFE!’

Toxic Overload – What You Really Need to Know

Toxic overload is real folks.

Unless you live in the remote Amazon and don’t have any contact with plastics, your lakes and streams are clean and drinkable for at least a 5 mile radius… and you are eating food that has not been tampered with in any way or using any man-made products… then there’s a high chance that you are dealing with toxicity issues and you don’t even know it.

Toxic Overload Syndrome Symptoms

The following are just a few of the many symptoms of toxic overload syndrome:

  • Fatigue (Your liver is working overtime trying to function and deal with toxic sludge, on top of heavy metal and fungal (mould) toxicity issues)
  • Pain  (Inflammation caused by toxicity and poor gut health – parasites (which are toxins) love to live in our guts and millions of us are plagued and don’t even know it)
  • Sleep Issues (fungus, heavy metals)
  • Hormonal Issues (toxicity affects cortisol and endocrine disruptors affects estrogen/testosterone)
  • IBS (Your digestive system will be completely out of whack in coping with toxic sludge)
  • Mood (On top of dealing with all the above issues, anxiety, depression and even bi-polar and autism have been related to toxicity issues (as has Alzheimer’s and cancer)

Go here for  a full list of toxic overload syndrome symptoms.

Take the How Toxic Are You Quiz  to find out your toxicity score!

Just a FEW shocking facts:

  • An Environmental Working Group study found that the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies had 287 toxic chemicals and pollutants.  In other words, we are BORN TOXIC.
  • The average woman is subjected to 515 toxic, synthetic chemicals in their everyday body care products. EVERY SINGLE DAY.  From aluminum in our deoderant to industrial strength degreasing products in makeup remover and everything you cannot begin to imagine, in between.
  • There’s more than 80,000 chemicals currently used in the United States, most haven’t been adequately tested for their effects on human health – and those that have, and have shown massive health issues? They’re still for sale – without as much as a consumer warning on the label…And they are in EVERYTHING!

Tbh …I started getting overwhelmed at how far this ‘toxic rabbit hole’ really goes..

A few places toxins are lurking:

  • Food (toxic chemicals in preservatives, flavour enhancers, sweeteners, antibiotics, growth hormones, pesticides, herbicides to name a few)
  • Water (heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, mercury, not to mention fluoride)
  • Body care products (aluminum & a slew of 1000s of untested chemicals)
  • Plastics aka water bottles/food containers (Bisphenol A (BPA) & phthalates (known endocrine (hormone) disruptors)

Toxins are anything that is not natural and in harmony with your body.  They consist of parasites, heavy metals, toxic chemicals and pollutants, bacteria and viruses as well as fungus (mould).


The penny dropped…no wonder we are so sick! The list above is just a ‘taster’ of what is really going on…and when I found out that Bayer Pharmaceuticals is the owner/manufacturer of glyphosate – the (highly toxic) herbicide sprayed on our crops and killing the bees? (And us?) and are in bed with Monsanto in a very concerning merger? #scary

And the result of all my research? To be blunt, and I apologise for sounding dramatic here…but it’s true…and I’m a ‘truther’…

We’re being poisoned.  It’s as straightforward as that. Blatantly. Openly. And greedily.

This is why I fully believe it is IMPERATIVE to take your health into your own hands...Because if you don’t…nobody else is going to. Seriously.

Our Bodies Haven’t Evolved to Cope with 80,000 Toxic Pollutants

Our bodies haven’t evolved in 200 years since the industrial revolution.  We can’t cope with the 80,000 toxic chemicals and pollutants in our everyday lives…unheard of conditions such as fibromyalgia and CFS didn’t exist until recently and Alzheimer’s and cancer levels have reached epidemic levels, perhaps it is because we are TOXIC?’.

And then there’s the old, ‘a picture says a thousand words’.  I am sorry if this picture offends you…

Yikes! Toxic Poop!

Did you know that our bodies can store up to 25lbs of toxic poop?  I am guessing you have come across Leaky Gut Syndrome, which causes a myriad of health issues.


That toxins love to live in fat? (Struggling with weight loss? It could be your meds, but it could also be due to toxicity issues!).

Just eating a high level mercury fish (tuna, swordfish, mackerel, shark, prawns) once a week and you’ll have toxic mercury in your system…and then there’s the whole issue with the fillings in our teeth.

Let me be clear…when your dentist has a ‘toxic waste’ container to throw out the stuff used in your fillings…yet, somehow that’s safe to have in your body?  Is that not a cause for concern?  Yet, we have just ACCEPTED THIS AS OK???!!!

In fact, Amalgam fillings in your mouth are known far and wide to be toxic and making people sick!  Yet, they are still be widely used, correct?  (Are you seeing how deep the toxic rabbit hole goes? And how it’s right in front of your nose (and in your mouth?).

Also, toxins rob your body of nutrients and are a huge cause of nutrient deficiency (as many people have with fibromyalgia and CFS).

What to Do About Your Toxic Body Burden

So now you have possibly realised that you are dealing with toxicity issues. Now what?!

Factors to consider are swapping plastic food containers for glass, eating organic, eating clean unprocessed foods (including not eating tinned foods like fruits and veg), kicking out wheat, gluten and sugar, choosing organic, natural body care products and even making your own household cleaners.

READ LABELS.  If there is something in there that has a long name, you can’t pronounce it, lettering and numbering or just something you have no idea what it is – chances are, there could be an issue with it.  Google it.  Follow the mantra ‘just because it’s for sale or prescribed does not mean it’s safe’.


You can eat clean, organic food, use natural body care products etc., swap all your plastic food and water containers for plastic…

But you are never going to be ‘toxin free’.

That’s why most functional health experts recommend doing a detox a few times a year – to not only get rid of the crud that’s built up in your body over the years, but to maintain a healthier you.

Let me put it this way…you can eat all the organic food you want but if you don’t detox, I refer to it like ‘wallpapering over dry rot’!  (When you find out like I have, that even recycled toilet paper has the endocrine disruptor BPA in it..and your organic veg you bought at the shop is wrapped in BPA plastic, then, believe me, there’s no getting away from it all…).

Do a Gentle Detox

Te Divina - a healthier detox tea

Te Divina – a Healthier Detox Tea

It’s important to get your body back to good health and to heal, and detoxing allows for just this.

If you are interested in finding out about the detox that I have done (and continue to do) and recommend, then check out the honest review I have done on Te Divina Detox Tea. (ps.  this tea could seriously change your life).

I chose this particular detox because it was gentle, I could still eat REAL FOOD, and the health benefits of the ingredients such as the ‘king and queen’ of medicinal mushrooms – ganoderma and chaga, sold me.  (As did the price, which worked out to $10 a week! And the vast number of testimonials from people finding it improved fatigue, brain fog, pain, digestive issues, weight loss and much more).


I am not a doctor and I am certainly not giving medical advice.  In saying this, I do have a huge interest in fibromyalgia and CFS and have spent 9 years researching it in order to help heal myself and provide information to people just like you.

I personally think that fibromyalgia and CFS aren’t just  specific all-encompassing illnesses – but we’re dealing with a vast amount of health issues here – with a blanket diagnosis (and being fobbed off, to boot…).  I am certainly not saying what we’re going through doesn’t exist regarding the pain, the fatigue, the IBS and other health issues – far from it!  The question is, ‘what’s actually causing these issues?!’.

I do believe that there is overwhelming evidence that points to toxic overload as a key contributing factor and a potential root cause of fibromyalgia and CFS, as toxicity affects everything from brain fog to mood and pain to fatigue and sleep issues.  To me, it just makes sense!  What do you think? Please comment below.

Alyssa Reid

Could Toxic Overload Be a Root Cause of Fibromyalgia & CFS?

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How Fibromyalgia Ruined My Life – The Beginning

Fibromyalgia ruined my life mentally, physically, spiritually as well as occupationally. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2014 while working in the pharmaceutical industry. It was during this time period that I was subjected to bullying for two and a half years.

I’ve often said that bullying was the perfect storm which caused me to be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. According to the Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/symptoms-causes/d , Doctors don’t know what causes fibromyalgia, but it most likely involves a variety of factors working together.

These may include but are not limited to:

  • Because fibromyalgia tends to run in families, there may be certain genetic mutations that may make you more susceptible to developing the disorder.
  • Some illnesses appear to trigger or aggravate fibromyalgia.
  • Physical or emotional trauma.Fibromyalgia can sometimes be triggered by a physical trauma, such as a car accident. Psychological stress may also trigger the condition.

I knew that when I took this job it really wasn’t a good fit for me and that I should have walked away a long time ago. To be honest the reason why I didn’t is because I was making a very nice income. But, on the flip side I thought I could potentially turn things around and stop the bullying. Boy, was I wrong. It was unlike anything I have ever experienced.  The people that I work with; some were good people and some were bad people.  Many of them had issues with people of color.

The Battle

They were not the type of people that you can turn your back on without fear of being stabbed in the back.  If your back wasn’t turned they would try to stab you in the chest; they just didn’t care. They were dysfunctional and downright evil. It was a very hostile and combative working environment. I used to do a lot of crying about this situation it and I would say “God I’m yours, why am I in this environment?” Like I said so many times I really wanted to leave, but I stayed on due to the money. But, it wasn’t just the money.  God showed me that it’s not about me. He put me there for a purpose and I now understand what that purpose was.

Sometimes God will put you in situations or in places to shine the light to help someone else in need. Sometimes it may be one or two people or a handful of people where God has called you to be the light on the job. He places us in situations to be a blessing to others to help them. Once your job is done God will move you on. And that’s really what happened to me and God moved me on, but before he moved me on oh my goodness. I encountered a lot of battle scars.

I am a Christian and what I experience was spiritual warfare. Satan’s presence was so thick in that place, the best example I can share with is the following: I would drive to work and when I arrived, I could feel a heavy evil presence. It was as if this presence was trying to enter inside of me. Due to the power of God it couldn’t enter me. But, I could feel its presence. Sometimes I had difficulty breathing and one day one of my employees said “Ms. Necie there is some bad mojo working up in here can’t you feel it? That could be the reason Ms. Necie why you have not been feeling well.” And when he said this to me, it really caught my attention because I’m a Christian and this individual was not professing Christianity, but he had an awareness as to what was going on and what I was experiencing.

The bullying grew increasingly worse and I sought help from the senior management staff. Everyone knew I was being bullied and yet they would not help me. They would say things such as “if we help you we’ll have to help everybody.” Well they had already been helping a lot of people, but they refused to help me.

I was asked to resign from my management position and report into my colleagues whom were bullying me. Now, how much sense does that make? You want me as a manager to step down from that role and to report in to the people who are bullying me… They also reported me to Human Resources, the stress that was inflicted upon me was very insidious. They were trying to destroy me body, mind, spirit and soul.

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How Fibromyalgia Ruined My Life – Part 3


Finally, someone is going to help me and those were tears of joy, tears of sadness and that’s where my story began and from that day forth my short-term disability lasted for six months. After 6 months, I went on long term disability and I never returned to work because of being diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia cost me a lot of things, it cost me my career; at times it even cost me my mind because I could no longer think with clarity, everything stressed me out. It caused me to have post-traumatic stress due to the bullying. For example, whenever I would pass by the office where I used to work ,I would have panic attacks.  I learned this was post-traumatic stress and needed to go into therapy to get some help for it.

Spiritually it cost me a lot being in so much pain. When you’re in so much pain, sometimes you don’t even know what to pray for yourself, you don’t even know what to ask God for and sometimes it literally hurts so bad to even pray. You may be thinking how can that be, because you can pray silently. Well, it’s the Battle of the mind being in so much pain that you cannot even think, being in so much pain that you can’t even pray and some days all I could say was Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy and that was all I could say because I just felt that I was just locked up with emotion and pain, abuse that I couldn’t even help myself and if I couldn’t help myself how am I going to be able to help others. And God seemed so far away, I didn’t even know if God was hearing my prayers and it wasn’t until one day when I was alone and I stopped worrying about if God heard me. I used to just be focused on that non-stop, now I used to be angry, had a lot of anger stemming from okay why this happening to me is? How dare these people treat me like I’m nothing and get away with this? I felt that I was abandoned by God and one day when I was having what I referred to as a pity party, one of the worst I’ve had in a long time.

God spoke to me quickly and this is what he said, “Necie get up, stop feeling sorry for yourself, this is not about you. Where others have meant for bad unto you, I meant for good. So, this is not about you, you are to get up, go out there and start helping other people.” And he gave me specific clear guidelines and I said well God what about me, what about me and God said nothing else and at that point I said to myself God has spoken. I am the clay; He is the Potter who am I to question the Most High God and the first thing that came into my spirit was I had always wanted to have my own talk show on the local public access channel. Years past when I would go to the cable station to propose to them an idea for the show, they would always deny me. I didn’t have any experience, they didn’t have any open slots or you needed to go through producers training and none of that I was able to do because I was working full time. This time when I went to the cable studio and told them that I wanted my own show geared towards chronic pain; within 15 minutes just like that they said approved.

I knew then the power of God was upon me and that this was not about me, that God was using me as a vehicle to help others. Why God chose me for this I don’t know.  I’m the clay He’s the Potter and God has berth a movement in me and I’m on that journey. And then after the talk show, I started a not-for-profit, we are now a 501(c) (3). Others had stated it’s so expensive to get a not-for-profit; it’s going to take forever to get your 501(c) (3). We formed a not-for-profit corporation that was completed in three weeks, we filed for our 501(c) (3) tax exemption and that was approved within about two weeks.

Again, God ordained, so we started off as I mentioned with the public access talk show on the cable channel. From that we started off with our filing to be a not-for-profit corporation, we are 501(c) (3). We got that going, God blessed us with a website and as well as a support group that now has about five hundred and eighty-six members.

So, fibromyalgia ruined my life, body, mind, spirit and soul as well as occupationally, but on the flip side of that is a blessing and the blessing is I found myself through these painful events. God used me for such a time as this and He’s still using me to this day and I can’t wait to see what else he has planned for me.

God has done so many miraculous things in my life since having this diagnosis; we are now launching our own brand-new radio talk show called the Pain-Free zone and it is just miraculous that all the blessings that God has bestowed upon me. So, there is power in pain, pain as I mentioned the flip side of that is it led me to my purpose. There’s power in pain and that power God showed me how to use it for his glory; not for my will but for his will to be done and through that; God has used me to create a movement to bless others and I refer to that movement as Hope Avenue and Hope Avenue is all about Jesus. Because when you are follower of Christ and when you’re waiting on Jesus you’re on Hope Avenue and as long as you stay on Hope Avenue there are blessings that will overflow you.

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You don’t develop a chronic illness or chronic pain overnight, and it’s not going to leave you overnight without some type of help.

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How Fibromyalgia Ruined My Life – Part 2

The Diagnosis

My body was being torn down. I was working long hours, didn’t have an appetite and was having headaches all the time, Now, keep in mind while all this was going on, I had not yet been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

I just knew that I was sick and something was wrong.  I was taken by paramedics to the hospital twice, 6 months apart each time. This last go-around that’s when I was finally diagnosed. It happened in 2014, I couldn’t breathe, I thought I was having a heart attack; I made it to occupational health. I thought well maybe it’s my blood pressure that is high that is making me ill. Unbeknownst to me occupational health had already called 911 because they thought I was having a massive heart attack.

I wasn’t having a heart attack. It was costochondritis and my stress level was high.  There was a physician in the ER room who told me that he had seen a lot of employees from where I worked and viewed it as toxic. He had heard similar stories from other employees concerning how they were mis-treated. He told me my stress level was high and that no job is worth that. Next time I would not be lucky, and I said what do you mean I won’t be lucky. He says “you barely made it this time and next time you may not survive. That was a real eye-opener for me, I was even more stressed at that point and was told to take some time off from work to recover.

Beware of the Unconcerned Doctor

My primary care doctor whom I had been treating with for about 7 years became angry when asked to complete short-term disability papers from my employer.  He stated he didn’t have time for this it could be fibromyalgia for all I know, but there’s nothing wrong with you. That was the very first time I ever heard the word Fibromyalgia from my doctors. He was emphatic it couldn’t be, could be, it couldn’t be, there’s no big deal. This is my life how dare you dismiss me!

I got a second opinion and on my second visit. The doctor said, “has anyone ever told you what’s wrong with you?” And I said no, I wish someone would and that’s when he said it was fibromyalgia. He says, “you know your fibromyalgia on a scale of 1 to 10, your pain level is a 10+. You need some help, not only do you need some help managing the pain, you need some help dealing with the depression as well as the bullying and you need to see a therapist to deal with the emotional issues surrounding all this. I remember sitting in the doctor’s office and I just literally just wept and cried. I felt validated because finally somebody cares about me.

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