Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are some of the common and uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, no one has yet discovered a specific cause for IBS, but there are many factors that are... Read more
If you've incorporated strength training into your exercise regimen, congratulations! You're cultivating a healthy habit that will help make you better at, well, pretty much everything. But just like other aspects of a healthy lifestyle, stre... Read more
I have chronic pain who else is battling this back pain and trying to lose weight. I'm logging but I need to step up my exercises. I love dancing so I will YouTube some line dancing and learn the steps and dance to a song.... Read more
I herd it's normal to feel fatigued when you stop eating gluten. Does anyone know about how long it lasts? I have been completely gluten free for about a month now. Before that I slowly eliminated it from my diet hoping it would help.... Read more
I successfully avoided binge eating in January by recognizing triggers (anxiety, eating after dinner, having certain foods in the house) and committing to some different choices that in the past have helped me to avoid binging (consistently tracking... Read more
Anyone else have no problems with exercise fatigue but get absolutely exhausted taking a shower? Is there any truth to what they say about having your arms over your head being very fatiguing?... Read more
Exercise to Help Chronic FatigueChronic fatigue can be a debilitating condition that makes it difficult to make it through daily activities because you feel so exhausted. While it may be tough at first to muster the energy to exercise, physical activ... Read more
I'm taking driver's ed, to become a coach bus driver - I've already been offered a job! Yesterday, right about 2pm, my eyes start rolling around in the back of my head and a fellow student starts snoring! What to do?! We discussed it - it's a majo... Read more
We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations.... Read more
It's important for people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to work in conjunction with their health care providers to start a healthy, reasonable exercise program. Physical activity should be gentle and should be increased slowly over time (in... Read more
Today we're giving away five copies of a fascinating new book: Are You Tired and Wired?
We featured this book in our "must-read" roundup earlier this month, and we were thrilled when the author offered to give away five copies of the book to luc... Read more
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