FEATURES – May 7, 2003:
* Understanding and Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
* Endometriosis Linked to Autoimmune and Other Chronic Diseases Including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia
* Fibromyalgia and Sleep Deprivation: Fatigue Can Be Dangerous
* Propax™ with NT Factor™
SUPPORT and COPING
* Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner
* Got Questions? Here are Answers…Find them in our Chat Room
* WeightLossResource.com has launched!
* ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs
* CFIDS Awareness Day 2003
* Refer a Friend
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* About Us
Understanding and Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
Dr. Leon Chaitow writes, “By virtue of their ill-defined natures, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia have become a refuge, one could say a dumping ground, for a host of undiagnosed and apparently undiagnosable health problems. The majority of medical practitioners seem either to be unaware of the reality of the causes, nature and appropriate care of such problems, or are openly disbelieving as to their very existence.”
Endometriosis Linked to Autoimmune and Other Chronic Diseases Including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia
“Women with endometriosis frequently suffer from autoimmune inflammatory diseases, hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, allergies and asthma,” according to Ninet Sinaii, from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland, based on the results of a 2002 survey. “These findings also suggest a strong association between endometriosis and autoimmune disorders and indicate the need to consider the co-existence of other conditions in women with endometriosis.”
Fibromyalgia and Sleep Deprivation: Fatigue Can Be Dangerous
About 90 percent of people with fibromyalgia syndrome suffer from consistent sleep deprivation, according to the Fibromyalgia Network, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. Lack of sleep exacerbates the fatigue, stiff joints and depression common with fibromyalgia (FM), a disease that affects 3.7 million people. What many people with FM might not know is that when fatigue compromises your cognitive functioning, it can be dangerous.
RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Propax™ with NT Factor™
Phosphoglycolipids are essential for the structure, function and regeneration of all biological membranes. Healthy cells have fluid membranes rich in lipids that enable proper cell-to-cell communication. Preventing loss of membrane integrity and the resulting loss of cellular energy may be accomplished, in part, by replacing the damaged lipids. Protecting cell membrane integrity is believed to enhance cellular health, energy, and efficient metabolism.
Three recent human clinical studies have concluded that a multi-nutrient formula rich in phosphoglycolipids [Propax™ with NT Factor™] significantly reduces fatigue among patients. Animal studies of phosphoglycolipid-rich formulas showed 20% greater preservation of mitochondrial function, nerve function and DNA among animals receiving supplementation. To read more about phosphoglycolipids, cellular health, and Propax™ with NT Factor™, click on the link below:
Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner!
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Got Questions? Here Are Answers…
Need a specialist in your location? Not sure what sleep meds are the best? Don’t know how to deal with the spouse, kids, and dog? Who better to help you than your fellow readers at ImmuneSupport.com? When you post a question to the message board, you can be assured of speedy and helpful replies. Other people have been through the same struggles and are happy to share their wisdom. It’s easy, too!
If you’re feeling chattier, go to the chat room and ‘talk’ to others in real time. You can let people know when you’ll be there by posting a note to the message boards.
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WeightLossResource.com has launched!
Pro Health is proud to announce that our premier weight management website, WeightLossResource.com, is now online!
Living a healthy lifestyle is a lifelong commitment to eating right, being active and controlling your weight. WeightLossResource.com has been created to help you achieve your weight loss goals and lead a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition and adequate exercise.
At WeightLossResource.com, you’ll find all the tools you need to meet your weight loss goals, including a library of articles, diet plans, food calorie, metabolism and exercise calculators, high quality supplements, and our own nutritional consultant – Jennifer Benson, R.D., to answer all your questions. You’ll find additional support in our community area which includes a chat room and message board where you can communicate with other people who are striving to meet their goals, too.
To visit WeightLossResource.com, click on the link below:
ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs
Pro Health is happy to offer CFS & FM Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs at ImmuneSupport.com! We have designed these features to enable CFS & FM sites all over the world to get connected so we can work together to share important information and resources with our readers.
We invite webmasters to post headlines for the latest CFS & FM treatments and breaking news on your websites (linking to the complete content), in addition to linking to CFS & FM events, chat forums and message boards. We also invite CFS and FM related websites to link with us. To learn more about these programs, click on the link below:
CFIDS Awareness Day 2003
PWCs, their families and friends are encouraged to educate others about the reality and seriousness of CFIDS on May 12 of every year. The CFIDS Association of America has prepared a special packet with everything you need to participate in CFIDS Awareness Day.
Even if you miss the 2003 CFIDS Awareness Day, you can use the tools in this packet to start preparing for 2004 CFIDS Awareness Day or to help with your year-round awareness efforts.
The packet includes:
–Guidelines for May 12 activities, including guidelines for developing a proclamation and a sample proclamation
–Advocacy information, including a sample advocacy letter, CFIDS message points and facts about the Government’s response to CFIDS.
–Media information, including a sample media letter, message points and suggestions for public awareness activities.
–Lobby Day 2003 information, including registration forms.
Click on the following link for the 2003 CFIDS Awareness Day packet:
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