This presentation from a 2010 symposium on fibromyalgia is the best overview I’ve ever come across.
- Scientific research studies that proves it’s real – with pictures!
- The beginnings of a scientific understanding of what is happening in our bodies – our brains ARE different
- A recognition of the complexity and variation in fibromyalgia symptoms – we’re not “one size fits all”
Dr. Wood does an outstanding job of presenting technical information in a way that is easy to understand.
The lecture is split into three videos on YouTube, about 13 minutes each:
Fibromyalgia: New Insights, New Hope – Part 1
Fibromyalgia: New Insights, New Hope – Part 2
Fibromyalgia: New Insights, New Hope – Part 3
Every one with fibromyalgia and their families and friends – and doctors! – must see this!
Source Credit: OFFER Utah: Organization for Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Education & Research http://www.offerutah.org/
Cancer Cures are Being Suppressed
Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski is a medical doctor with a Ph.D in biochemstry. In the 1970’s he developed a gene-targeted cancer treatment that has successfully cured a number of “incurable” cancers. Yet instead of winning a Nobel Prize, Dr. Burzinsky was ruthlessly attacked by our own Food & Drug Administration.
There are two films documenting his work. Both can be found at: http://burzynskimovie.com/.
The earlier film is MUCH better, though harder to find for free (i.e. Netflix). The second film, in my opinion, spends way too much time interviewing just a few families and not enough time on the scientific, legal and business issues.
Everyone in America needs to see these films to understand:
(a) that SAFE cures for cancer have existed for DECADES
(b) WHY these treatments are SUPPRESSED, leaving millions to die unnecessarily
This film is not conspiracy theory sensationalism. It is just the facts. . . facts that will astonish and enrage you.
And think about this: It doesn’t take a conspiracy nut to figure out the following logic: If you were making tons of money, wouldn’t you do just about anything to keep making all that money. Including eliminating any threats to your livelihood? (See the film Who Killed the Electric Car for another example.)
It’s despicable, but it’s also just that simple.
(Hint: A little Xanax helps.)
Starting a website, or any new venture, is often scary. Nerve racking for many. Some anxiety is normal. If you’re determined, you push beyond your fear and do it anyway. As one mentor so eloquently put it: “Frack Fear”.
Well. . .
there is fear. . .
. . .and then there are things with numbers.
You know, the ones that begin with “300” and come out of a little book called the DSM-IV – the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. I’ve got at least a half dozen of them, including PSTD. When I get fearful, I don’t just get a few butterflies in my stomach. I get a full blown panic attack!
So what the HELL am I doing starting a blog?
I asked myself that question so many times over the past two years it has taken me to finally summon up the courage – or the insanity – to launch my site. I thought I was delusional for thinking I should even consider it. That it was just another instance of dissociation, or being out of touch with reality. Better make an appointment with my therapist.
There were times I thought I should be “realistic”. Find a low-stress menial job, live in a cheap apartment, watch TV and live on microwave dinners. Lots of people live that way. What’s wrong with that? There’s no rule that says life has to be a certain way. There’s no rule that says you have to strive to “be a better person”. Accept what you’ve been given and just chill.
Boy that’s tempting. But when I played out the scenario further, another vision came to me. I could accept not being happy – content would do. That’s not the issue. But the thought of spending the rest of my life watching “Dancing with the Stars” – that would put me right over the edge.
If figure, if I’m going to end up in a mental hospital, I may as well get there doing something a little more interesting.