Experts estimate that up to 18 per cent of the population will experience clinical depression at least once in their lives. To make matters worse, according to a report from the World Health Organisation, depression is expected to become one of the top causes of disability worldwide by 2020. [Lancet 1997;349:1498-1504]
It is no question that this condition is a prevalent and relentless disorder that would definitely prevent you and your family from experiencing a healthy and enjoyable life. Fortunately, depression can be addressed, without the need for potentially dangerous medication, through regular exercise. Continue Reading →
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disorder that includes widespread musculoskeletal pain along with fatigue, sleep disturbance, memory changes, mood changes and more. Studies show that FM amplifies or increases painful sensations by changing the way the brain processes pain signals. FM is NOT a psychological disorder that only people with a troubled past or present acquire. Nor is it due to being inactive or lazy. If ANY doctor suggests that, PLEASE find a different doctor who understands the pathogenesis of FM. Unfortunately, this can be a challenge!
FM symptoms can begin after a physical trauma, surgery, an infection and/or after a significant stress experience. Continue Reading →