The Top 5 Fibro Articles for the Week of January 28, 2013 are…
First of all: according to Phil the Groundhog, spring is just around the corner in the U.S.! That means it is time to do the annual spring clean. Before you groan, just remember: spring means warmer weather and that’s usually a mood lifter. For useful fibro and CFS cleaning tips, read My Favorite Household Products: Cleaning & Laundry with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Now, for more sobering news, though exciting all the same: Brain Activity High in Anti-TNF Responders is an article that discusses how rheumatoid arthritis patients show remarkable differences in brain usage via functional MRI when responding to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) treatment. This could lead to effective new treatments for painful diseases.
Next up, do berry health benefits make it past the mouth? There’s some speculation that they don’t due to how their color is broken down by salvia. Do The Health Benefits Of Berries Make It Past Your Mouth? explains that pigments called anthocyanins factor into this question. Researchers wonder if it’s the berry pigments or the degradation of them that provide the health benefits.
If you are one of the many fibromyalgia patients that struggles with weight, read Smaller Portions Work As Well As Larger Portions In Delaying Hunger And Craving. Suffice to say, you require much less food than you think you do not only to feel full, but satisfied. Smaller portions are a huge key to losing weight as well as maintaining weight loss. Think France…
Our last top article is one that allows us to end on a positive note: The Lost Joy of Living. You need to get back your zest for life rather than allowing your life to turn into a fibromyalgia fest. Leah Tyler knows this first hand, and in this post she shares with you how she finds her screenplay writing class so refreshing after all the sickness in her life, including fibromyalgia. What will refresh you?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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