Saturday, May 19, 2012

**ALERT** FIBROMYALGIA - DOES YOUR FOOD MATTER? YES!!!!!

(*The following comments are my beliefs and mine alone. They have not been endorsed or approved of by any scientific or medical company or individual.*)

Hello Everyone,

Listen, I'm quickly posting this because I just want to get it out there as quickly as possible. Let me give you two documentary titles you NEED to see:  "Life Running Out of Control" and "Food, Inc."  (See pics at the end of this post below).  I've watched them both through Netflix on my TV.

I'm not ashamed to say that I've prayed over and over and asked for help to undersand why Fibromyalgia is...what it is....and how it happens. Scientists will tell you "we don't know" and most doctors will say the same. I believe in asking the #1 Authority on all things for my answers.  According to Him, it is a biological reaction to chemical, genetic, and environmental polutions. If you do your OWN research and allow yourself to think independent of "what's popular" I bet you will be just as shocked to find out the truth as I have been. I believe we are being MADE ill. And it's NOT just us. It's many, many illnesses out there being propogated this way and many of "THEM" don't care about it. That's why I believe that unless we become better informed and have better insight into the powers and individuals in charge of the science that unfotunately we will not have a mainstream cure no matter how much money we throw at it. If we don't do something now, its as simple as us being expendible for the bottom line, for profit, and for population control. Period. You need to see both of the above documentaries. EVEN IF YOU HATE DOCUMENTARIES, WATCH THEM!! (All the way through!)

I've done my own experimenting on myself  under my doctor's supervision (Again, my doctor has NOT endorsed or approved of or commented on any of these statements or assertions. These are my own findings) (See the article below dated May 12th) to test what I believed I was being shown and to see if changing what I eat and take in would change my health and it HAS. My health has changed significantly over the last 6 months. As of this week ... I've now reduced my Tramadol intake from 100mg per day down to 50mg per day. Overall I've weaned myself off of 150mg per day of Lyrica completely, off of 10mg per day of Nortryptaline completely and as I said have now reduced my intake of Tramadol by 1/2! I still have flares, but not as many and not as long lasting. I still have symptoms, but not as unmanageable and not as life interfering. I'm seeing myself come back to life! (For more info please read my post below dated May 12th "Beating Fibromyalgia - What's working for me?")

Please believe me. The last thing I wanted to mess with was how I was eating. Food was my comfort and something I could control when I felt out of control. But.... when I began to really dig...really read...really watch and listen...I found out things and I GOT MAD. I realized I could fight back for myself and even if I'm never 100% again, I could at least feel better than I did right at that moment and then I've felt for the past 7 looooooong years. I could give myself a CHANCE.

YOU CAN DO THE SAME.

You have to do some thinking about what you see in these films, you have to do some reading from others who've learned about processed dairy, genetically modified foods, chemicals and their effects on the body. You have to find out for yourself so that you know, that you know, that you KNOW for YOURSELF and decide FOR YOU what you're going to do about it.  This goes beyond just food...I believe it goes into humanity and the course of our future. (For instance, on "Life Running Out of Control" I  learned that science ....( yep )....has been able to genetically REMOVE the brooding instinct ....the mothering instinct OUT of chickens so they'll conform to the industry process! Yes... some of the chickens you and I eat....have had the mothering instinct bred out of them. THINK ABOUT THAT AND TAKE IT FURTHER. Yeah, don't think they won't try to convince the public that due to "over population" humans should take a second look at this. That's a topic for another post.

 I believe you and I are by-products of the bottom line.... and THAT'S WHY WE'RE SICK. But we can fight for our quality of life by making a few changes and choices. PLEASE investigate for yourself. You deserve to find out and know what's going on.

Your fellow PWF,
Sherri











Saturday, May 12, 2012

BEATING FIBROMYALGIA - WHAT'S WORKING FOR ME?

Hello Everyone,

Today is a significant day for all of us PWF's.

I know there are many, many of you out there who are thinking "When will this END?!" "I'm so tired of being sick!"  I know exactly how you're feeling. Who wants to celebrate something so monstrous right?  Well... maybe not., but YOU definitely deserve to be celebrated! Not Fibro...YOU,... you yourself. You've made it this far...today you are here and you're still fighting. THAT DESERVES TO BE CELEBRATED.

Because I've had several emails lately asking me if there is ANYTHING working for me, I have chosen today to post my latest results and findings that are ACTUALLY WORKING for me.  I've been waiting several months to see what happened before posting. Today is the perfect day to share the news with you so you can see if these will work for you too.

Ok, get ready for a little longer post, but it will be worth it. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

There are some GREAT ways to fight Fibro that are a little less expensive than some of the protocols out there if finances are concern. I've tried quite a few and found the following ones the best fit for me. Remember, each person is different and will respond differently. I'll just quickly tell you what's been getting real provable results for me. (*Note: I am not an affiliate for any of these companies or products. I do not receive kickbacks for recommending them. I simply want people to know what's working for me)

Ok with these supplements I've been able to go from taking 150mg of Lyrica + 10mg of Nortryptaline + 100mg of Tramadol ER per day to being completely weened off of Lyrica and Nortryptaline all together and only taking Tramadol now. PLUS I can now exercise up to 40 mins per day on my daughter's Wii fit system that her grandparents got her. Something I could not and have not been able to do for the past 6 years.

Additionally, I got off all dairy unless it's ORGANIC ONLY. There are chemicals in processed milk and dairy that wreaks havoc on our systems. We PWF's seem more susceptible to these. Since cutting down dramatically on dairy and only having organic products if I choose something dairy I feel so much better!! It only took a week to see a drastic improvement for me. (Each person may have a different result depending on their own body).

1) Please see the attached photos. They show all the supplements I take daily. I get all my products online except for the bottle of Acetyl L-Carnitine that my husband got at the local grocery store and my whey protein.

A - I get Flexiprin at https://www.flexiprin.com/index.php  I love this supplement for energy and helping the fatigue as well as the help with pain it gives me. However I'd say the increase in energy is my favorite aspect and I haven't found anything that gives me as much.

B - I get my brewer’s yeast (Epicor), Bromelain and Papain, and Silver at Vitacost.com see the following links http://www.vitacost.com/productResults.aspx?ntk=products&ss=1&Ntt=brewers%20yeast

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http://www.vitacost.com/productResults.aspx?previousText=brewers+yeast&ntk=products&ss=1&Ntt=bromelain

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http://www.vitacost.com/Natural-Immunogenics-Sovereign-Silver-Dropper-8-fl-oz

See Google Search Here for Benefits from Bromelain and Papain https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGLL_enUS368US371&q=benefits+of+bromelain+and+papain+for+fibromyalgia

Silver is used for immune support and works like a dream!! Everything from colds and flu to fever blisters. My little girl and I especially have seen a huge jump in our ability to resist sickness since using liquid silver. If there were a major catastrophe, I'd want Silver as a medicine alternative at all costs. That's a fact.

Note: I no longer use the African Mango at this time for weight control. I was able to find better benefits and muscle strengthening by using 100% (Vanilla) Whey Protein Powder (from a health food store) mixed in with organic milk, a small section of banana, 5 or 6 strawberries, and 1Tsp of Stevia for sweetening. I blend these together into a smoothie and have 1 or 2 per day. I usually drink one in the morning before I work out because the protein doubles it’s effect in your bloodstream and builds muscle faster. **Fibro patients tend to have atrophied or weak muscles because we don’t move, thinking that it’s too painful. The problem is, to combat pain, we HAVE to move and keep our muscles working. It actually makes our pain WORSE when we don’t have activity. Even if it’s 10 minutes at first…it’s OK, anything to get started.

Ok the other thing I'm doing is trying to eat as much Organic food as possible to avoid the extra chemical processes and additives. AND ABSOLUTELY NO ASPARTAME IF IT CAN BE AVOIDED. Diet sodas are the WORST and zero chocolate or very, very little. My husband gets me STEAZ carbonated juice drinks and chocolate Clif brownie bars http://clifbarstore.com/detail/CLF+190+CB  as a substitute. (Our smallest girl also loves these) Decaf coffee is also a must if you drink it. Green tea is better.

I found some really delicious foods at our grocery store made by Amy's Kitchen that are super good and pretty affordable, plus easy to carry or find if you go on trips. You can also find more info on them at http://www.amys.com/  They have several choices without dairy too or only made with organic dairy. My freezer is full of Amy's products. My favorites are the baked ziti and the cheese enchiladas.

This is the honest to goodness way I'm living and fighting against Fibro that's working for me. I can only say it's working and I've started to feel alive again. I can actually participate in activities after years of being bed ridden or so fatigued I couldn't stay awake. OH! Also, my husband got me an electric heating pad that I use daily to help my muscles feel better while I'm sitting or laying down. I love it!

These are the basic links and info I give to most all of my readers looking for information on what's working for me. These methods have fit nicely into our budget.

P.S. These results took less than 2 weeks to start showing for me! Remember each person responds differently. I started noticing a drop in muscle pain about a week after removing dairy and switching to only organic dairy if I wanted a milk or milk based product. There is a chemical in milk called Casinate that makes me feel HORRIBLE. It's a little more expensive, but I'll pay the dollar to feel this great! The other supplements compounded the detox from my tissues and help me process food better. I don't have all of the scientific jargon to give you, but I CAN tell you the results have been incredible!  (See the previous post for a link to The Fibromyalgia Digest where I found great information that helped ALOT)

I wish you the very BEST and blessings! 

(P.S. Dont forget to look at the previous post for pics of my pain management and symptom tracker. The link is on the right hand side of the page if you'd like to pick one up for yourself or a loved one.)

Sincerely,
Sherri Kohls