Resource: Walking Problems

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This post includes tips that may help you with walking and muscle problems. Topics covered include mitochondrial function (MitoQ, D-Ribose, AMPK activation), lactic acid, electrolyte balance, autonomic function, pacing and adapting. Please comment on what I’ve missed out. Continue reading

Review: Mendus and a Quantified ME

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Join Mendus studies, data is considered more powerful if there’s more of it. If you join in with the Diet Study it will be become slightly more powerful than it is today in representing genuine effects in the ME/fibromyalgia population. With more participants these Mendus studies could also have greater power in a normal sense: they will make more noise and people will take more notice. This is your chance to get personally relevant answers to some niggling questions without having to wait years for university-based research to receive elusive funding. Continue reading

Resource: Tips for Living with Illness

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This is a Guest Post by Sarah Caddick (who also wrote Capturing the Essence). It includes tips for carers and those with chronic illness on how to manage the caring relationship and also other tips for coping with day-to-day life with a chronic illness. Continue reading

Resource: Guided Meditations for Alternative Pain Relief

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A collection of free, guided meditations from around the web to help you cope with pain. Styles included: insight meditation, yoga nidra, seated T’ai Chi, and seated Qigong Continue reading

Resource: Homemade BB Cream and Foundation

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Recipes to create cheap, non-toxic beauty products including BB cream (tinted moisturiser with some sun protection factor), foundation, bronzer and facial oils. Continue reading

Resource: Quick Tips for Pacing

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Quick Tips for Pacing. These may be new ideas to you or simply a reminder. Continue reading

Resource: Easy Haircare for the Chronically Ill

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Blog post with tips on how to spend fewer spoons of energy on haircare, including a haircut in just one snip of the scissors. Also ideas on natural options which are good for people with multiple chemical sensitivity. Continue reading

Resource: Christian Meditation for the Chronically Ill

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This post includes resources for Christians and agnostics who are chronically ill. It is split into 3 sections – one for those who are doubting or frustrated; one for those too fatigued to engage in spiritual activities and a third section of activities that require engagement. Continue reading

Resource: TV Prescription Pacing, from Laughter to Boredom

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This post is the 2nd in a series on pacing. Watching TV is likely to make up more of our day than meditating. It is therefore important to get viewing habits right.

This post is my TV prescription for you, in order of importance. It is based mainly on my own observations, although you could possibly find research to back up some of it.
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