Category Archives: placebo effect

Fibromyalgia, Evidence Based Medicine and ‘Complementary / Alternative’ Practices

“Question everything”, Maria Mitchell Frustrated that there is not much hope for relief from the usual medical system and its approach to fibromyalgia, many turn for help to practitioners who provide either complementary or alternative medicine (C/AM). The differences between the latter two is an artifical separation since … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia and food: “thy food shall be thy remedy”(Hippocrates)

Eating can be one of life’s greatest joys. Eating for comfort can have an immediate effect on our moods, and it can often result in guilt. Eating can be a social event, or it can be done in private. Eating is sometimes only done to keep one … Continue reading

Posted in allergies/food intolerances, carbohydrates and sugar, constipation/diarrhea, cortisol levels, cultural and ethnic eating habits, cycle of eating wrong foods, David A. Kessler, Drs. Roizen and Oz, eating for comfort, Fibromyalgia, food and reduced income, foods to avoid, organic foods, placebo effect, raw vegatables and fruits, sugar cravings, The End of Overeating, wheat and dairy allergies, women who prepare food | 8 Comments