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Will you help me spread the word about bully doctors?

Click on the link below to take this important poll and share it with your #spoonie friends!

#bullydoctor #chronicillness #chronicpain #invisibleillness #autoimmunedisease #poll #quiz

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We are pleased and honoured to invite you and your colleagues to be a Speaker at our upcoming Annual congress on #Vaccines and #Immunology which will be held during June 28-29, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
For more details of conference highlights,

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Benefits of CBD Cannabidiol: Delivery systems, usage, and the mechanism in neuroinflammatory disorders.Contact me at MINDBODYSPIRITHEALTH,347 707 9287 for products and affiliate information on these amazing products that are life changing.Namaste,Jenni Paul

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“You’re Sick Because You Don’t Have Faith in Jesus!” (And Other Stupid Things People With Chronic Illness Hear on a Regular Basis)

I know it shouldn’t surprise me anymore–the mean, insensitive, and downright ridiculous things healthy and able-bodied people say to those with chronic illness. It shouldn’t, but it still does.

About a month ago, I came across a post on a chronic illness forum, where a man posted about how someone said he was sick because he didn’t have enough faith in Jesus.

This understandably hurt his feelings and angered him, and it prompted me to ask this question on Instagram:

“What’s the weirdest reason people have given you for being ‘stricken’ with your illness?”

Here are the jaw-dropping answers I received:

1) “You’re sick because you don’t have enough faith in Jesus.”

This is downright horrible because it’s insulting on so many levels. First of all, faith and religion are very personal matters, and nobody should feel they have the right to casually toss off that kind of comment. Second of all, religion, faith, or lack thereof have nothing to do with whether a person is sick or not. Zip. Zilch. Zero.

Making a person with a chronic illness feel guilty for not praying enough, not going to church often enough, or not having the amount of faith that YOU feel they should have is a terrible thing to do.

People living with a chronic illness already feel guilty as it is. They already struggle with pain, depression, anxiety, and isolation. They do not need you to make it worse by telling them that they are a failure in faith.

2) “You’re suffering now because of evil you’ve done in a past life!”

Oh, Lord. Really?

Click on the link below to read the rest of these eye-popping statements people with chronic illness hear all the time!

#jesuschrist #faith #chronicillness #chronicpain #invisibleillness #spoonie

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Medicine-Free Ways to Manage Parkinson’s Symptoms

When it comes to managing chronic diseases like Parkinson’s, medicine can go a long way to mitigate debilitating symptoms and potentially slow progression of the disease. However, there is much to be said for the medicine-free steps people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers can take to help manage symptoms, as well.

What Is Parkinson’s Disease?

A mysterious disorder of the central nervous system and brain, Parkinson’s disease results from a disruption in the dopamine production in the brain. As a neurotransmitter, dopamine plays an important role in helping nerve cells (neurons) communicate through special channels (synapses) in the brain to control bodily functions like movement. The substantia nigra region of the brain houses nerve cells responsible for producing dopamine. For reasons still unknown, in people with Parkinson’s, these dopamine-producing cells become damaged and die off.

The result? Progressively worse movement-related dysfunction.

Symptoms include:

Tremors – Involuntary tremors while at rest typically begin on one side of the body, most often the hand. They often subside when limb movement is initiated.

Slowed movements – Also referred to as bradykinesia, a slowing of movements results in mobility issues and loss of autonomic functions like blinking and smiling.

Muscle rigidity – A stiffening of the muscles and joints leads to contracture and degenerative changes in posture and flexibility.

Balance problems – Contracture combined with slowed movements and tremors increase risk for imbalance and falling.

Click on the link below to continue reading this article.

#parkinsonsdisease #parkinsons #chronicillness #chronicpain #invisibleillness #spoonie

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Hi everyone! This is a nice way to keep busy while in bed or resting!
Just some flower pictures I colored, fun app 🌺🍃💜

#Flowers #Flora #FlowerPhotography #Art #Coloring
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When Chronic Illness Feels Like Chronic Failure

Sometimes living with chronic illness feels like being a chronic failure, especially during the busy holiday season. This post is what I want to tell any spoonies, fibromyalgia warriors or people celiac disease who are struggling to live happy lives with chronic disease. Spoiler alert: embracing your chronically awesome self is a good start!

Read the full post here:

#glutenfree #celiac #celiacdisease #fibromyalgia #chronicillness#chronicallyill #coeliac #fibromyalgiawarrior #spoonie #chronicdisease #selflove

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