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Fibromyalgia Sufferer Symptoms Relieved By Natural Mineral Spray

BetterYou reported that a Derbyshire mum got her life back thanks to their natural mineral spray which has relieved the painful symptoms of her condition.
Aged 36, Lynn Palfreyman was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia after a complicated pregnancy, birth and stressful job took its toll on her health.

Fibromyalgia causes symptoms including incapacitating fatigue, muscle and joint pain, neuralgia, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, cognitive function, and digestive function. 
She said: “Fibromyalgia has impacted on all elements of my life in far too many ways to mention. My diagnosis came in 2006. I had been complaining of aches and pains for the previous six years, ever since my son had been born. 

I had a difficult pregnancy, suffering from hyperemesis (being sick) throughout, followed by a complicated birth and a series of post-natal operations. But through it all, I maintained my stressful lifestyle.
“I sincerely believe that I got adrenaline burn out and my system just 'fell over'. I was working 12 hour days and looking after a child who didn't sleep through the night until he was four years old.
“Fibromyalgia isn’t diagnosed with a simple blood test, so I had questioned myself constantly whether it was all in my head. I felt like I was going crazy and I was sick and tired of feeling so ill. I felt that no-one understood, and how could they, because I didn't.

“The symptoms got worse and worse, year after year, and no matter what logic and research I applied, I was getting nowhere. It was then that the reality of Fibromyalgia really hit home, I realised I was never going to get back to my ‘old self’ and the life I once had. 

“It was only a year later that I realised the life I have now with Fibromyalgia is going to be what I make it. The more responsibility I took for my own life and my own symptoms, the more rewards I would get. So day-by-day I started to feel better. 

“There are good and bad days, I ‘manage’ my condition and respect what my body is telling me. I get asked to be on committees, action groups and management teams as people still think I'm the 'other' Lynn, the one before Fibromyalgia got its claws into me. 

“I’ve also been asked to be a course leader for the NHS ‘Living with Long Term Conditions’, but the people that asked saw a 'presentation' Lynn, who’d stored her energy for that meeting. I know I run on 50 per cent of the fuel others run on and that’s on a good day. No doubt this double life is led by a lot of people with Fibromyalgia.

“About six months ago I watched a TV show about arthritis. I was immediately hit by Dale Pinnock, a Nutritionist and Medical Herbalist, said about a UK study finding that Fibromyalgia suffers have lower red blood cell magnesium levels than healthy people.
“Suddenly everything made sense. I was so impressed that I looked on the BetterYou website and asked their panel of experts for advice.”

Magnesium deficiency is known to exacerbate all the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle, claims that, like Lynn, a sufferer of Fibromyalgia, can diminish his or her symptoms by 50 per cent by taking the right amount of magnesium.
Magnesium supplementation should be the cornerstone of therapy, as the mineral has the ability to increase the body’s production of DHEA, a hormone which has beneficial effects on memory, stress, sleep and depression. 

A clinical trial by Cardiff University showed how well magnesium is absorbed through the skin, feeding every cell. Watkins & Josling showed the dramatic increase in magnesium levels that can be achieved with Magnesium Oil compared to oral supplements.

“I use BetterYou’s whole range of Magnesium products in a variety of ways – they are part of my daily routine now. I sleep better, therefore feel better and am able to do more. I can now happily stay up until 10pm instead of falling to sleep in the early evening,” Lynn added. 

“This is the first winter in 11 years where I have not either suffered from clinical depression or SAD and not been prescribed drugs to control it. I'm not saying it's all down to Magnesium, I use a Lumie light which has done its bit, but my ability to adapt and recover is now immense. 

“My knees no longer need support from a triangular pillow at night and I now lie on my side happily with minimal pain. I rub the oil all over my hands every night and in the morning I can now stretch my fingers out, without searing pain or having to wear support gloves.

“I’ve tested the theory, but I can’t live without Magnesium Oil. When I stopped, my nails deteriorated quickly and my joints began to get sore again and kept me awake. I generally feel unwell on a daily basis, but I'd forgotten what it was like to have all the debilitating symptoms until the magnesium reduced in my system and then I felt awful. 

“On a positive note, I want to say a thank you to Fibromyalgia and its symptoms, because it has made me stop and look at my health instead of pushing my body to its limit rushing all the time to get the next job done. 

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“When I look back over my 42 years and see the speed of technological change and then look at the biological changes in the human race to try to 'keep up', it’s no wonder that Fibro’ is becoming such a common diagnosis.”Probiotics, What On Earth Are They And Can They Make You Sexy!?


Earlier this month the Daily Mail reported the findings of a study that said mice given probiotics were more sexy than than those not on probiotics! You think were kidding however it was found that mice given probiotic yoghurt apparently had denser, shinier coats of fur, heavier testicles, and a mouse 'swagger'. Unsurprisingly the news was received and in turn ridiculed...!

Of course the probiotic company Obtibac jumped on this and decided to do some research with to their colleagues to find out  who thought taking their OptiBac made them feel sexier.

Could Probiotics actually make us more sexy?

Obtibac found a number of fascinating preliminary studies have linked a good balance of bacteria to weight loss, and it has been well-documented that obese people have hugely different gut microbial populations to those who are lean. More research is needed, but meanwhile a high quality probiotic is always a great supplement to take when on a diet. Whenever you change your diet and lifestyle, supporting your digestion & immunity is vital.

A good amount of healthy bacteria in the gut will reduce levels of toxins in the body which lead to acne and spots. Obtibac had some fantastic feedback from beauty bloggers that taking OptiBac has really helped with their skin

All this not to mention the simple and well-understood concept that probiotics help to support digestion, and thereby diminish gas, flatulence, episodes of diarrhoea etc. So, if you suffer from IBS or irregular bowel  would be well worth considering getting yourself on a high quality probiotic.


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