Fibromyalgia and Foot Pain

Feet are one of the most sensitive parts of the body. The soles have more nerves per square centimeter than any other part of the body. This makes your feet the perfect set up to feel pain and add a Chronic Pain condition on top of this and you are in for some deeply felt agony. Somewhere around 80% of those who suffer from fibromyalgia are women. The reality of fibromyalgia is difficult and frustrating! There have not to date been any research results to a definitive cause, but my personal opinion is that it’s an auto-immune disorder that inflames nerve endings and causes constant pain. Foot pain from fibromyalgia can make all your pain more intense. Trying to favor or ease up on your feet can throw out your knees, hips, and back. We as sufferers of Fibromyalgia are often told to be active, but that can be an impossibly when your feet hurt, this creates a vicious cycle of avoiding exercise that would improving your condition, but your feet don’t improve, which keeps you from doing any physical activity, and so on.

So what can you do to help with the pain in your feet if you suffer from fibromyalgia?

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Boosting Metabolism (Marijuana can help)

What about me? Why am I the one with a slow metabolism? Why did my sister get the fast metabolism, never has gained weight and probably never will. Is it genetics, is it luck of the draw, or could it possibly be something I can change? That’s what I set out to figure out before I sat down to write this article. You won’t believe the answer

When our bodies decide to slow our metabolism it’s all about one thing and one thing only; the will to survive! It’s not that our body is trying to conspire against us to ruin our life. It’s our bodies way to sacrifice long term health for short term survival. Usually it’s because our body is being told to do so, usually due to food and nutrient deficiency. When our bodies slow metabolism it’s because that allows it to go longer on less food. Our bodies also tends to hold on to fat as a protective mechanism.

So here are a few of the things we can do to increase our metabolism:

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Inflammation treatments including Medical Marijuana

If you reduce inflammation in your body you will look younger and feel better also drastically reduce your risk for chronic illness. Inflammation and chronic diseases go hand in hand. By lowering the inflammation in your body you will be drastically reducing your chances for developing chronic illness and therefore, increasing your life expectancy. Did you know there is a strong link between inflammation and debilitating conditions like heart disease, arthritis, cancer, allergies, asthma, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s and the list goes on. You name a chronic condition and you can bet inflammation is involved. Inflammation is the bodies natural reaction to injury and infection. So how did a normal and natural reaction designed to let us know there is a problem go so out of control? Read on…

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins are easy to make and are a super carrier for your Medicine, the double chocolate covers the smell and taste of marijuana very well. I like to take my medicine in eatable form if possible and this is a great choice, if you are like me and don’t care for the taste of marijuana and need something portable that doesn’t give off a big smell.



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Big Pharma’s War on Marijuana

While I’m working on my next post, take a look at this eye opening video:

On this episode of America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio discusses the reasons why the marijuana legalization effort failed in Arizona and speaks with Justin Strekal, Political Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, about what pharmaceutical companies have to gain from keeping marijuana illegal.

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Rick Simpson Oil; Who is Rick Simpson? Does his Oil cure Cancer?

Who is Rick Simpson?
This is the first thing I thought when a massage therapist ask me if I knew about the healing power of Rick Simpson Oil. So I sat out to do some research and get the answers. This is what I learned..In 1997 Rick Simpson was working in a Canadian hospital, in the boiler room covering dangerous asbestos on the hospital pipes with a toxic aerosol glue. Do you see the elements for developing cancer waiting to happen? I do! The near term effects of working in this environment was temporary shock to the nervous system. Simpson apparent passed out and fell from a ladder, when he regained consciousness he contacted his coworkers who took him to the emergency room. He continued to have dizziness and ringing in his ears, with little help from the pharmaceuticals he was given. After watching a documentary on the positive benefits of cannabis, he spoke with his doctor who refused to even consider it. So he sought out cannabis to treat himself. After he saw significant improvements on his symptoms he noticed some spots on his arm. After consulting with his doctor, it was confirmed to be skin cancer. After seeing a study on cannabis treatment for cancer in mice, he decided it had worked before, so he treated his skin cancer with topical cannabis. It healed his skin cancer and he decided to start growing his own cannabis and making it into his own specialized form of cannabis concentrate, now known as Rick Simpson Oil (RSO).

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THC and CBD What is the difference?

Both THC and CBD are cannabinoids that coexist in the Cannabis plant, however they are very different and their effects on the brain and body are as well. The biggest difference in the two is THC is psychoactive and CBD is not. Simply put THC will get you high, CBD will not. They both work in the body’s endocannabinoid system, what the heck does that mean? I didn’t even know my body had a endocannabinoid system? Well, basically it’s a group of receptors in the brain and throughout the nervous system. It’s known as the body’s own cannabinoid system and is involved in a variety of processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in resolving the psychoactive effects of cannabis. THC mainly causes reactions in the nervous system and CBD primarily interacts with the immune system. Because the two compounds work on different receptors in the brain and nervous system they produce different symptoms in the body.

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