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Gupta Brain Retraining Program for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Other Multisystemic Chronic Illnesses

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.” There were two main reasons I was drawn to the Gupta Programme: 1. The primary condition that the Gupta Programme was founded on is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). My personal struggle with CFS has been written about several times on this website and mentioned countless times in presentations and classes that I’ve taught for EDS Wellness. For...

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‘Loving My Skin’ – Sara Geurts’ Story About Living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Living with EDS – Sara’s Classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Story “There’s not really a specific place to start, so we’ll just jump right in. I’ll start out by saying, I was not always comfortable or accepting of my disorder, and the effects it had on my everyday life. I had been diagnosed around the age of 10, but had noticed my skin as early as the age of 7 or 8. Once I had been diagnosed, one of my sisters had also been diagnosed with Diabetes. Given this was in the 00’s and the lack of information we had was...

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Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga for Hypermobility and Chronic Pain with Kendra Neilsen Myles of EDS Wellness

Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga for Hypermobility and Chronic Pain with Kendra Neilsen Myles, C.H.E.S., RYT 200 of EDS Wellness. Full 55-minute class recorded at The Mindfulness Center as part of EDS Wellness’ ‘Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility with Chronic Pain’ movement and support group program. Please remember – Participate at your own risk. EDS Wellness, Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS, their affiliates and this YouTube channel, are not liable for injury or issues that may occur as a result of viewing or participating in this recorded video, or other videos freely available on the Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS YouTube channel. Always ask your physician, physical therapist, or another...

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Trust Your Intuition and Be Your Own Advocate

****Guest post by Kendra Fletcher. Kendra does not have EDS or HSD, but her story and information about preparing for her doctor’s appointment are helpful for anyone who is living with a chronic illness, or who is struggling with an undiagnosed health condition.*** “YOU are a major contributor to your healthcare team.  One thing I’ve learned is that you can’t give up all of your power to doctors, professionals, experts, etc. Yes, you should seek their advice.  Yes, they are experienced and knowledgeable.  Yes, they add value and have expertise.  However, if you’re feeling that something is “off” or...

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‘Twenty Minutes’ by Karen Smith-Will – Winner of Our Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!

‘Twenty Minutes’ by Karen Smith-Will – Winner of Our Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mast Cell Research ‘Team Taylor/Mast Cell Awareness Tank & Mast Cell Story Giveaway!’ We are excited to announce that our winner, chosen at random, is Karen Smith- Will! Karen’s story ‘Twenty Minutes’ is shared below. “I coughed before the first song. That doesn’t bode well. Not surprising, but […]