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EDS Wellness’ 2017 Physicians Learning Conference is 2 weeks away!

‘Integrative Healthcare Strategies for Patients with Chronic Pain and Multisystemic Chronic Illness’ EDS Wellness’ 2017 Physicians Learning Conference schedule has been updated – Join us for this ground-breaking Integrative Physicians Learning Conference and Retreat at an amazing location! Registration is open until June 3rd! Conference dates: June 10th & 11th, 2017 Venue: Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA EDS Wellness’ Physicians Learning Conference strives to promote an open-minded environment — one that opens doors to understanding and facilitates constructive discussions; thus, leading to improved quality of care and better patient outcomes. ***All medical specialties and healthcare providers welcome!*** CME...

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Mast Cells, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and GI Disorders

  “We’ve changed our living environment…If it was cold you put on a sweater; you didn’t turn up the heat to 72º. The foods that we eat are no longer locally raised. So…this mast cell that’s used to a certain type of micro-environment is just completely confused and now completely over-active.” — Anne Maitland, MD, Ph.D., Allergy & Immunology (via Ever wonder how and why ‎mast cell dysfunction seems to be so prevalent and overlapping with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)? Mast Cells, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and GI Disorders appear to all go hand-in-hand as well. This image below should be...

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Why the Zebra? And what does it mean?

“When you hear the sound of hooves, think horses, not zebras.” This is a phrase that is referred to often when medical students are in medical school and the term “zebra” is used in reference to a rare disease or condition. Doctors are taught to expect common conditions, versus incorrectly diagnosing patients with rare conditions. However, we know that “Zebras” DO exist. And because of this, obtaining a proper diagnosis and treatment can be more difficult when the condition you have is considered rare, yet in truth is rarely diagnosed, patients are often misdiagnosed.  The identity associated with a...

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What are Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS)?

(***Please note – the information contained in this post is being updated according to the current 2017 EDS Diagnostic Criteria. We will republish this post once it’s been rewritten and updated. To learn more about the 2017 EDS Diagnostic Criteria and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD), please visit ‘Understanding the 2017 Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) Diagnostic Criteria – Helpful Resources and Links’***) Once you have received an EDS diagnosis or even if you think you may have EDS, many people will ask “What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?”  Having knowledge on what EDS is and how it many...

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#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge

#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge

(Top left pic is proper form for hip hinge – others are examples of going too far) The “hip hinge” is the perfect natural movement exercise that can be done easily. The point is to feel and learn how to engage the muscles that attach to your pelvis/SI joint and knees and to help prevent […]

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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 […]