Tag Archives: fibromyalgia

ME/CFS: Are You A Helper?

A trait often present in people with ME/CFS is that of the helper. This is the person who is keen to help others. It can be a good trait. However it can also become an unhelpful one, that is detrimental … Continue reading

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My Easter Dream

Some years ago, when I had ME/CFS, I went to bed the night before Easter Sunday. I had an interesting and powerful dream. It was one of those dreams that was so vivid, that it stayed with me. In my … Continue reading

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ME/CFS SIMPLE STRATEGIES: DIET PART 1

In this short series of posts, trainer and former sufferer of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia Simon Pimenta explores simple strategies for people with ME/CFS. I will look at: 1. Diet 2. Supplements 3. Rest 4. Exercise 5. Stress In the first article … Continue reading

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ME/CFS, Relaxation & Your Genes

The Power Of Relaxation You have the capacity to have a profound effect on your health and wellbeing, according to research. A study at Harvard University found that people trained in relaxation response techniques were able to affect gene expression. … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: Are You Getting Quality Rest?

We all need to rest. If you have limited energy, are recovering from a health condition, are a perfectionist or ‘driven’ personality, rest is crucial, because it allows the body to recharge. When the body is relaxed, it activates the parasympathetic nervous … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: 12 Steps For Setting Boundaries

Where Is Your Line In The Sand? Setting boundaries is essential for everyone, especially for many people: With ME/CFS Recovering from ME Experiencing a relapse/illness This may involve setting boundaries with others, but also with oneself. Although doing so may … Continue reading

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ME/CFS/FM: Why I Got Sick

  When people asked why I got sick, the 2 main reasons I would give were: 1. I Got A Virus This is what I used to say to people when I first got ill. I remember the day I … Continue reading

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ME/CFS And Dealing With Cravings

Coach, Trainer and former sufferer of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia Simon Pimenta explores the issue of listening to your body and dealing with cravings when you are experiencing ME/CFS. How good are you at listening to your body? When should we listen to our … Continue reading

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ME/CFS And Listening To Your Body

Coach, Trainer and former sufferer of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia Simon Pimenta explores the issue of listening to your body and intuition  and will look explore dealing with symptoms of fatigue when you are experiencing ME/CFS. How good are you at listening to … Continue reading

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ME/CFS Doing This One Thing May Give You Insight Into Factors Influencing Your Health

Coach, Trainer and former sufferer of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia Simon Pimenta explores the benefits of keeping a journal, and alternatives for those who are unable to do so. Part 1 Why Keep A Journal? When I had ME/CFS I kept a journal. … Continue reading

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