23 May 2011 ~ 29 Comments

Sorry Mrs T, Your Blood Tests Look Normal or The Tragic Tale of a UK Thyroid Patient

In the past, I have repeatedly talked about UK thyroid patients who are not getting the treatment they need – many are undermedicated and some are not medicated at all despite the fact that they display obvious symptoms and are desperate for help. From many of my UK friends, I know that the NHS[1] often […]






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15 April 2011 ~ 10 Comments

Entering Spring with a Spring in Your Step or How to Banish the Springtime Blues

Today, I’d like to write about something that might be dubbed a distinctly Germanic concept: my old friend Frühjahrsmüdigkeit, which translates to “spring tiredness”. Whilst the rest of the world gushes about spring fever and looks forward to the advent of spring, a new lease of life and new beginnings, according to one article about […]






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03 March 2011 ~ 13 Comments

Ask Rash: Fibromyalgia/CFS and Exercise

Question: Hi! I was diagnosed over 16 years ago with Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and fibromyalgia. I have had difficulty exercising sufficiently and regularly for my heart health as well as weight reduction (maintenance). Do you know of others who suffer from this side effect, and what are they able to do that […]






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04 February 2011 ~ 10 Comments

The Wondrous World Wide Web and Using It to Help Your Health, by Shan Kelly

The Internet is a wonderful tool, but it’s also the most dreadful distraction ever. Access to it seriously limits my ability to do any work, but I also find I’m lost without it. Here in Ireland, we’re in the middle of a General Election, known on Twitter as # GE2011, which has me Tweeting  even […]






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