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    Fibromyalgia Misdiagnosis: What Else Could it Be?

    It is important to know that only a small number of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia actually suffer from this classic variety of the syndrome. Up to 2/3 of people who are told they have FM have actually received a fibromyalgia misdiagnosis and are really suffering from another problem. Fibromyalgia is the correct diagnosis only when all other medical and functional conditions have been ruled out. Doctors often use the single word fibromyalgia to diagnose a complex of symptoms that can have multiple causes. Worse yet, doctors often prescribe the same treatment package to all the patients they label with...

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    Treating Our Emotional Well-Being

    Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are often the root cause for symptoms such as anxiety, depression, irritability, PMS, and even pain. While such deficiencies are very common, they are often overlooked and thus undertreated. In these situations, people are frequently put on medications such as antidepressants or birth control with suboptimal results. This is an unfortunate situation because it is simple to screen for nutrient status and correcting imbalances can have drastic results. Magnesium, iron, vitamin D, and Vitamin B12 are all equally important contributors to our emotional wellbeing and are good starting points for assessing levels. Magnesium Magnesium is...

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    All Your Questions about Spirituality, Energy and Health Answered!

    I am grateful for the opportunity to help people experience the world I feel we are moving through and stepping into. This column is question and answer format to provide those interested, a chance to ask questions about spiritually, energetics, health and life. How it can all come together in a grounded, functional and applicable way, so the reader can navigate life with peace, joy and compassion in a world that is changing so fast. Every month I welcome you to submit your mind, body, spirit questions directly to me at questions.rondamico@gmail.com or through my website at www.rondamico.net. Q...

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    Maximizing the Harvest in the Here and Now

    Whether you are a CSA member, grow your own garden, or shop at farmer’s markets, maximizing the summer harvest is an important objective. Much is written about ways of preserving surplus produce such as canning, fermentation, dehydration, and freezing. I thought I would take a different approach and discuss ways to expand your use of the summer bounty at its freshest—here and now. Eat Vegetables for Breakfast The paradigm of the American breakfast has long been refined carbohydrates, sugar, and meat (bacon, eggs). Note the distinct lack of vegetables. Try a salad topped with a fried egg or toast...

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    Fresh Morning Smoothie!

    The summer is all about balance… For many of us, our work schedule doesn’t really change but for those of us with kids, there’s much more planning and organizing that is involved with pulling off a seamless summer season. Our mornings seem to still be busy! To maintain a healthy body during the summer months, it’s helpful to remember to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. One great way to get these fresh foods into our body and start the day off right is with a morning protein smoothie. Check out this great smoothie recipe—if you’re feeling creative,...

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    The Myth of Cardiovascular Training for Weight Loss

    Whether you have recently stepped on a scale to find that the numbers are not tipping in your favor or noticed your favorite pair of pants is getting too tight you may be thinking that it is time to lose some weight. Like most people you know that lowering your calories and starting an exercise program is the appropriate course of action. While this is likely the case, the type of exercise you choose can make a big difference in your success. Inevitably, people go straight to cardiovascular exercise. This time of year it is evidenced by all of...

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    Fatigued? Boost Your Energy Naturally & Safely

    Loss of energy is a common sign of aging and disease. Muscles weaken and atrophy. The heart loses its ability to efficiently pump blood. Memory falters, and organ systems go on the blink. You feel tired and sluggish, both physically and mentally …. What’s happening is that your mitochondria, the powerhouses located in each of your cells, are unable to keep up with your body’s energy demands. ~Julian Whitaker, MD, 3 Ways to Tune Up Your Mitochondria and Enhance Energy, www.drwhitaker.com (Feb 2014) Do you wonder why you often feel exhausted? There are many potential, sometimes complex, overlapping causes...

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    A Message From Your Superconscious Mind

    Most of you don’t know me, or even know that I exist for that matter and that’s OK. I know you and guide you whenever I can. I’m the one that pops those out of the box ideas and solutions into your mind when you’re least expecting it. I’m the one that connects you to source and enables you to feel those occasional moments of pure joy, happiness and oneness. I’m the one who delivers the little messages from your loved ones who have crossed over. Not that you always listen. I know you don’t ignore me on purpose....