Chronic Pain Care

Chronic Pain Sometimes Takes Over But We Can Help If you live with chronic pain, you know how it can take over your life.  To make things even more challenging, it may seem as though the medications you take add more problems than they solve. We can help.  Natural health care offers effective treatments for…

If you think you have…

Chronic pain and fatigue are hallmark symptoms for conditions such as CFS, ME, SLE and fibromyalgia.  Unfortunately, they are also prominent symptoms for many, many other illnesses. If you think you have something going on with your health, don’t rely on Dr. Google to make the diagnosis. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss…

If you’ve just been diagnosed…

The first thing you need to accept about your condition is that it is more like a marathon than a sprint. You cannot manage it all on your own and you will need to do things at your own pace. Subject to the limitations of your energy and concentration, learn everything you can about your…

Finding the Right Treatment

There are a bewildering number of treatment options for people living with chronic pain and fatigue.  That’s both good news, and bad. It’s wonderful to have choice, especially since research and clinical experience have shown not all treatments work for each individual.  What’s bad about it? Some treatments won’t be effective for anyone, and as a…

Getting Started

Maybe you’ve just been diagnosed, or perhaps you have known your diagnosis for some time but are not satisfied with the results of your treatment.  Either way, you probably have questions about what’s next.  If you think you have…  If you’ve just been diagnosed…  If you’re looking for treatment alternatives…  If you’re trying to provide…

Complicated Communication: Talking About Pain

If you live with chronic pain, you may relate to the message conveyed by this image. I know I do. The experience of having the severity of your pain doubted is not unique to people with chronic pain; it happens to people experiencing acute pain too.  For example, people with acute back pain may be…

Supporting Someone with Chronic Pain

  If someone you care about has been diagnosed with a chronic pain condition, you may find yourself wondering how to provide support.  Here are some ideas to consider.   Are You Listening? The box of words above contains statements, phrases and expressions that are commonly directed at people with chronic conditions, especially those “invisible…

Recipes Index

Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Centuries later, Michael Pollan said “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These quotes demonstrate that the foundation for excellent health has not changed much through time – it is still very rooted in our diets. These delicious recipes will entice you to…

Demystifying Popular Diets

The internet is a great source of information but unfortunately not all of the information is of good quality, and this is especially true regarding diets, nutrition and health.  As a result, many people are confused about diets: low carb, low fat, high protein, Keto, Paleo and so on.  Here are some typical questions: What…

How Butter Chicken Sauce Helped My Fibro Symptoms

My fibromyalgia has been more active this year than in the past, especially over the last two months.  Weather has been the main trigger, not only for me but also for my mother, who has fibromyalgia too – it’s common on her side of the family. About two weeks ago, I was feeling very sorry…