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Detox the Box: A parody of Justin Timberlake's parody, from Women's Voices for the Earth

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I found this on the Beyond Basics Physical Therapy blog. It's a great, fun post about getting mega corporations that make "feminine hygiene" products without any kind of ingredient list anywhere on the label. What's up with that? I mean really!


Fibromyalgia Study needs participants: Anti Inflammation Diet

Hi All,

I'm participating in this study and I told Megan Fulsom that I know some people with FM (haha) and I would spread the word around that she's looking for participants. Megan is the person who is doing the study to complete her Master's thesis, and thereby her Masters in Dietetics at Indiana State U.

Megan is no stranger to multiple chronic illesses; she also has Fibromyalgia.  If you can, please give her a hand in completing her study.  Life is giving her a hard time of it. When her study is completed it will be the only one of its kind dealing with FM and whether an anti inflammation diet helps or not. 
 Here's the link to her FB Advertisement:  https://www.facebook.com/sherrillynn/posts/10154258273365074.




Sufferer vs.Survivor Mentality

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I noticed this as soon as I started reading Endo and Pelvic Pain websites and blogs, a few months after these new symptoms (yes, I'm going to write all about it; I just need to get into the swing of blogging again before jumping into the deep end) started in September of 2012:  Many of the people who write about these topics call themselves "sufferers."

I started being diagnosed with ICIs  in 1989 (Endo, Fibro and multiple food allergies that year) and I quickly learned that I preferred to refer to myself and others as survivors or persons with chronic illness X.  Even referring to myself as a fibromyalgiac, for instance, tends to give the illness a feeling of power over me.  None of the ICIs I have define ME, so I don't use terms like that either.   Sufferer connotes a victim mentality to me.  It's OK to wallow in the pool of being a victim for awhile, but I don't think anyone will get out of that sucky, I-feel-sorry-for-me-so-you-should too place unless we…