I find this study both encouraging and a little worrying. While no information seems available to indicate what type of ‘chemical signature’ this refers to specifically, the results suggest the pattern in those with CFS symptoms bears…

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For those of us with aches and pains, taking prescription or over the counter medications aren’t always the best option, for various reasons. I wanted to stay away from popping pills wherever possible so I…

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Thanks to the rise of social media and everyone with a mobile being an amateur photographer, we can barely escape seeing what everyone else is up to, whether we want to know or not. Fear…

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Vitamin D. The so-called ‘sunshine vitamin’. But not many of us really know what it does, how it’s used or stored within our bodies, or just how important it is. I’ll admit I knew next…

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I often hear positive comments and read inspiring stories, only to find they weigh quite heavily on me and have the opposite effect. Rather than the desired effect – to uplift, inspire and encourage –…

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I’ve recently returned home from 7 (long!) days in the hospital, having been admitted to A&E in absolute agony. I can honestly say it is a pleasure to be back to home comforts, even though…

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Since my ‘health issues’ started and everything began going downhill, I’ve tried to keep my mouth shut. There are some things you just don’t talk about, things that are personal and private that make you…

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Life can throw a lot at us. Just when you think you’ve got past a tough time, it gets tougher. Everyone deals and copes differently. We’re not all built with the same tolerances, the same…

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Talking with stoma nurses can put the fear of God in to you. The scare stories of people who have ended up in hospital after daring to eat a carrot, or, heaven forbid, a hotdog,…

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In my job as a support worker, I said these words to a client and was quite surprised when, a few weeks later, she told me that her outlook had changed; she was focusing more…

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