Mould illness (CIRS) treatment: 6 months in

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I first learned the link between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and mould last year, on an online patient conversation. It was about 12 months into a severe, and until then, unexplainable relapse. I was fortunate to have one of the … Continue reading

Spoonie Xmas survival tips

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Christmas for many of us is something we dread as much as we look forward to it. Crazy weather, family politics and social commitments can be a cumulative drain. Drawing boundaries on your time and energy is the key. End … Continue reading

Starting treatment for CIRS (mould illness)

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Recently, I discovered the long term health challenges (fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome/ME) I had are in fact due to a condition known as CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome), caused by mould exposure. Since this diagnosis, my life has been … Continue reading

Living with health issues: redefining success

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The biggest journey of serious health challenges is the process of mentally busting out of the matrix.  Too many people give themselves a really hard time for not being able to live up to their own or others’ expectations. Having … Continue reading

Yoga for fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

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A regular stretching and conditioning practice is great for flexibility, balance and strength for anyone living with fibromyalgia or ME/CFS.  I am not talking #instagramyogapretzel type contortions, but basic stretches, often altered to accommodate our unique health challenges. As with … Continue reading

Is your ME/CFS or fibromyalgia actually Mould Illness?

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I recently discovered my ME/CFS and fibromyalgia is in fact CIRS – Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome aka Mould Illness. Others with the same diagnoses and related neuroimmune conditions such as POTS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Autoimmune Hypothyroidism have also turned … Continue reading

Living with Illness: People who think it’s in your head & toxic crazymakers

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Everyone with Invisible Diseases (IDs) will deal with this to some extent. Being selective about what you allow in your life makes a huge difference in your recovery process.  A positive frame of mind is vitally important for coping with illness, … Continue reading

My Invisible Neuroimmune Diseases: Fibromyalgia and CFS/ME

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I have decided to talk about living with invisible diseases (IDs) on this blog. This is a bit of a case of two birds with one stone: There are many ways in which stretching and a gentle, low impact dance … Continue reading

For the beginner dancer

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Preface: This is an article I wrote specifically for bellydancers, though much of it can be applied to most creative endeavours. To the beginner bellydancer…. Congratulations on embarking on your dance journey. Welcome to the alternate reality of beads, tassels, … Continue reading