Snoring Problem In Kids And Effective Steps To Overcome Them

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By Dan Reid

kidsIs your kid a noisy sleeper? Snoring is a pretty common problem that can happen to anyone- young or old, usually caused by blockages in the nasal passage. But oftentimes the seemingly harmless light snores can lead to some serious medical consequences. So if your child is suffering from any such sleeping disorder, it is time you consult a doctor.

Good food and a good night’s sleep is the secret to a happy and healthy life. And proper rest is all the more necessary for kids to regain their energy after a hectic day full of activity. Persistent snoring in children might be a symptom of sleep apnoea or worse. Mentioned below are some simple remedies you can try at home to curb your child’s snores:

Why do kids snore?

Listed below are some common reasons behind snoring in kids:

• Common cold, allergies and nose blockages

• Swollen tonsils or adenoids

• A crooked septum (i.e. the tissue and cartilage present in between the nostrils)

• Obesity (the throat muscles and tongue close down upon the air passage)

• Down Syndrome (i.e. the slopping chin might result in blockage)

The threats of sleep apnoea:

Occasional light snoring is pretty common among children but if the problem persists then it might be something serious. Some symptoms and threats presented by sleeping disorders are:

• Risk of strokes and heart attacks

• Morning crankiness and lack of concentration

• Swollen puffy eyes, headaches

• Restricted body growth

Snoring solutions:

Constant headaches, dark circles and daytime fatigue are among the most common symptoms of sleeping disorders. If your child shows any such signs such as irritable behaviour, hyperactivity or has trouble concentrating consult his paediatrician. You can even try out these simple solutions to help your child sleep better:

Nasal spray and strips:

A major cause behind those restless nights is troubled breathing, allergies, common cold or other infections often result in mucous accumulation in the inner linings of the nasal passage, leading to blockages. Nasal sprays and vaporizers are among the easiest options to overcome this problem. Available in almost every medical store, nasal sprays contain medicated liquid that clears the mucous linings in the nose. Spraying a cool misty vapour inside the nose opens up the air way helping your child rest better. Also nasal strips that look pretty much like a bandage enhance breathing as the miniscule plastic protruding clears the nose.

Correct sleeping position:

How your child is sleeping also determines the quality of sleep he gets. Sleeping in uncomfortable positions not only results in painful sprains but might also cause a stuffy nose. Sleeping on the back can trigger snoring as the throat muscles close down restricting the air flow. Try rolling your kid gently to his side at night, if that doesn’t work you can even add extra pillows under his head, elevating his head a bit higher assists in breathing. A bit of an inclination opens up the nasal passage thus reducing snoring.

groupkidswbgAir purifiers and dehumidifiers:

Oftentimes allergies are triggered by the invisible dust particles hovering about the house that stick in the air and tickle the nostrils. But no matter how vigorously you clean, these miniscule particles remain. Installing air purifiers in the central air conditioning system is a smart way to overcome this issue. Air purifiers and filters suck out the microscopic bacteria and dust particles leaving the air pure and fresh. Also consider installing dehumidifiers in your house if you are living in a hot and dry climatic zone. It balances the moisture content in the air helping you sleep better at night.

Some lifestyle changes:

A major cause behind sleeping disorders can be the irregular lifestyle and obesity. As a parent ensure that your kid goes to bed early and lives a routine life. Fixed sleeping hours help mould the body clock accordingly leaving you refreshed the next morning. Also monitor your child’s diet and daily activity. Obesity is a major problem among kids that if ignores can grow into something even serious. Add fresh fruits and veggies to his meals and try limiting the junk food intake. The fat accumulation in the throat restricts the breathing passage and

Comfortable and peaceful surroundings:

Some other small but significant changes that can be made are:

• Paint the kid’s bedroom in light soothing colours
• Keep the windows open at night to allow fresh air
• Ensure that the mattress and pillows are soft and comfortable
• Dust the bedroom regularly
• Regular clinical check-ups and visits to the doctor

The bottom line

Watching your child suffer is perhaps the worst thing you’d have to endure as a parent. Spare your children from the discomfort of restless nights follow these above mentioned tips to curb snoring problems in your kid.

Overcoming Feeding Aversions and Problem Feeding in Children – Part 2

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By Christie Korth, CHC AADP

Continued from part 1 of this article…..

fruitsaladHere are some kid friendly tips to help with making meal times both fun and informative:

* Become more hands on with foods. Show your child how fun it can be to squish the food, stir, smell it, pour it into different containers, and dump it out again. If your child has trouble having direct contact with foods, you can always cover their hands in latex gloves, plastic wrap, or even use paint brushes to explore the food.

* Paint with pudding, applesauce, baby food, condiments or any other spreadable food.

* Allow the child to sit down and play with the food, squish it, finger paint, poke it, even allows your child to make a huge mess with it! This is the best way to allow your child to see food is fun and is “safe” to touch and eat. Any interaction with food is excellent!

* Play with toy foods. If you have a toy kitchen, have the child mimic what you are cooking. Getting the child involved is an excellent way to help them become excited about food.

* Create a food chart categorizing foods into textures, shapes and colors, such as: crunchy, soft, smooth, slimy, tough, rough, bumpy, tart, squishy, tart and sweet.

* Take different foods and make a picture of a person, like M&M’s for eyes, jelly bean for a nose, pretzel sticks for eye brows, licorice strings for a mouth, etc.

healthyeatingboy* Allow your child to help you shop at the store! If you really want to get creative, have the child past pictures from the store circular on the grocery list. For example, if you are purchasing broccoli, have them paste a picture of broccoli for their shopping list. Then they can follow along with you in the grocery store.

* Start a garden in your back yard to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables. Have your child get involved. You will find most children are very excited to get involved in this process and become excited about trying new foods.

* Have tea party. Play restaurant or picnic. Any games involving food will be helpful to allow the child to become more comfortable with it.

* Play “store”. Using play foods and a toy cash register, you can play pretend store with your child.

* Bring the child to a farm and inquire if they have tours of the farm to go on. Most times, these tours are excellent and can help the children to learn different food groups, etc.

* Make a video or commercial about your child’s favorite fruits or vegetables and discuss the healthy properties of each food.

* Purchase a food coloring book and have child color in the foods.

* Use cookie cutter to cut food into different shapes.

* Use foods as a coloring modality. For example, make a chart of all of the red fruits and vegetables, orange fruits and veggies and so on.

* Cook with your child. This is such a great milestone to get the children involved in. Most times children are very excited to eat whatever they have cooked for you.

Christie Korth is a Crohn’s disease survivor, author, certified health coach and holistic nutritionist who found her way to health and wellness after nearly succumbing to a severe case of Crohn’s disease. After harnessing the power of nutrition and gaining her health back, she then went on to be the founder and director of Happy & Healthy Wellness Counseling based just outside of NYC. She studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Columbia University and the Clayton College of Natural Health and is a certified holistic health practitioner with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Christie is the Corporate Nutritionist for Brain Balance Achievement Centers, where she designs the nutrition protocol for franchises across the country. Christie is a nutrition expert for Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com and frequently contributes nutrition articles to Long Island Parent Magazine. Christie is he author of The IBD Healing Plan and Recipe Book: A Guide to Releive Crohn’s and Colitis with Whole Foods. Christie lives in New York with her son, her husband, and her cat.

Overcoming Feeding Aversions and Problem Feeding in Children – Part 1

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By Christie Korth, CHC AADP

kidseatinghealthyVirtually all parent surveyed have concerns about their child possessing a healthy relationship with food. This generally starts early on when mom and dad decide between breastfeeding or bottle feeding. Parents ponder the various choices: “What kind of formula is best?“ or “How long should I breastfeed?” Some parents and children breeze right through this stage, and then graduate on to new, more complex questions. Take solid foods, for instance: When should you introduce them? Which type? At what age: 4 to 6 months? After 6 months? Once the child has graduated from solids, its onto the daunting task of getting rid of sippy cups, planning meals to include all of the food groups. Trying to meet the nutritional needs of any child can be a challenge. There can be so many important questions.

The most priceless gift you can give to your child is the tools to eating healthy. Thankfully, there are dozens of ways you can teach your child to have a healthy relationship with foods. These tools will allow your children to make the absolute best choices, even without your guidance at some point.

Healthy Eating Habits Start Early

Any nutrition savvy pediatrician will tell you, introducing sugar in a diet is simply unnecessary in the form of simple carbohydrates. Sugar is addictive, therefore small amounts of it, cause you to crave more. Think about babies, if they grow up as babies eating jarred fruits and vegetables, where is the need to add in unhealthy foods? Babies in Japan don’t balk at raw fish, people of Indian descent don’t balk at curry, and children who start off eating fruits and vegetables will continue to eat them. So, if you refrain from introducing foods like hot dogs and sugary fruit snacks early on, chances are, your child will avoid them and not be too excited to include these foods in their repertoire. Enjoying these foods on occasion is one thing. Eating them all of the time, is another.

Not Too Late for Older Children to Learn Healthy Eating

Multiple studies have shown that a child may need to try a food five to ten times before they develop a taste for it. A variety of vegetables should always be included in both lunch and dinner, and readily available for snacks. You can explain to your child, Johnny, if you try this ten times and you still don’t like it, you will never have to try it again.” This usually validates a child’s feelings while giving them the free reign to try the food at their own pace.

Pack Healthy Lunches and Snacks

Switching from chips and cheese doodles doesn’t take extra time, it takes a shift in mindset. Raw veggies make great replacements for junk food snacks. It takes about three minutes to remove a pepper from the fridge, wash it, slice it, stuff it in a baggie and wipe down the counter. Add sugar snap peas or snow peas to the mix and it gets even easier. No slicing needed. Add baby carrots with dressing to lunch, yet another great way to incorporate more veggies and takes next to zero effort!

Remember, whenever kids try something new, they may like it, they may not. The point is to make healthy foods more readily available than junk food, and establish a mindset that fruits and vegetables should be a part of everyday life.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..

Christie Korth is a Crohn’s disease survivor, author, certified health coach and holistic nutritionist who found her way to health and wellness after nearly succumbing to a severe case of Crohn’s disease. After harnessing the power of nutrition and gaining her health back, she then went on to be the founder and director of Happy & Healthy Wellness Counseling based just outside of NYC. She studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Columbia University and the Clayton College of Natural Health and is a certified holistic health practitioner with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Christie is the Corporate Nutritionist for Brain Balance Achievement Centers, where she designs the nutrition protocol for franchises across the country. Christie is a nutrition expert for Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com and frequently contributes nutrition articles to Long Island Parent Magazine. Christie is he author of The IBD Healing Plan and Recipe Book: A Guide to Releive Crohn’s and Colitis with Whole Foods. Christie lives in New York with her son, her husband, and her cat.

Powerful Solution For Your Weight Problem

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By Alexander Ivlev

bigpantsA person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight. Obesity is a global problem. The main reason why people become overweight is stress and negative thoughts. Good news is you can lose weight easily without diets or pills. You even don’t have to go to Gym. All you need is ….let yourself become relaxed and accept the verbal positive suggestions given to you by your hypnotist while you are in a comfortable state of deep relaxation! Those suggestions will help you lose 3-5 pounds per week effortlessly.

Why can you lose weight with hypnotic techniques? Because the human body has the built-in mechanism for maintaining a healthy weight which is normal weight of a slim person. If you start eating every day healthy food such as fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, fish, chicken (you know what healthy food is) instead of heavy and junk food, your body will begin to lose weight gradually.

Usually overweight people can’t lose weight with diets because subconsciously they don’t want to lose weight. Hypnotic techniques for weight loss help easily to eliminate craving for junk food and sugar in one or several sessions. You can become a more selective eater: the more healthy food you eat to more unwanted pounds you lose. Now you know that there is no mystery of hypnosis for weight loss. All power is already within you. Hypnosis is a shortcut to your success!

You hear and see a lot of TV and Radio commercials for weight loss every day:

“Lose weight by eating berries!”, “Lose weight with drugs!”,” Lose weight with special diet!”

You probably never thought about hypnosis as a powerful tool for weight loss. And you don’t see TV commercials for weight loss with hypnosis every day, no doubt.

hypnosisWhy there are no front store signs such as “Hypnosis For Weight Loss” or billboard posters “Lose Weight With Hypnosis!”? Because people have fears about hypnosis, thanks to the movie makers and books writers. Some people even think that hypnosis can do brain damage.

By the way recently I have successfully hypnotized one of my weight loss client who had a brain surgery a year ago. She felt great right after a hypnosis session with me and she lost a lot of weight now without any diet or drugs. I sent a letter-report to her doctor explaining how hypnosis helps to lose weight.

So, the main question you may have is how hypnosis works for weight loss?

Here is my big secret for you my friend: hypnosis doesn’t make you slim, hypnosis only helps to accept positive suggestions to lose weight. As soon as your subconscious mind will accept such suggestions (usually this happens during a hypnosis session) your body will start losing weight gradually. Don’t get me wrong, If I say to you while you are in a trance: “You are losing weight every day, you are getting slim,”- nothing will happen. But if I will give you the suggestions to eat less food and smaller portions, very soon you will notice positive changes in your life.

Did you try many diets? Some other people tried numerous diets, drugs, Gym too. No success. Your willpower is strong, your motivation is high, you do everything to lose weight but all your extra pounds are still there, right?

Will you be surprised if I will tell you that you can’t lose weight because subconsciously you don’t want to lose it? You are surprised now! So, any time when you try to lose it, you self-resist it and as a result you get no results at all. The harder you try the more resistant you become! This is not your fault, this is actually your subconscious mind’s fault because subconscious mind controls and protects your eating habits. Here is my big secret for you: If your eating habits will be changed, you will start losing your extra weight! How to change your eating habits?

Any habit can be changed or even eliminated with special positive suggestions given to a hypnotized person while he or she is in a hypnotic trance state. As soon as your subconscious mind will accept such positive suggestions you will start losing weight naturally. Normally you can’t access your subconscious but with hypnosis it’s easy.

saladplateYou can lose 3-5 pounds per week effortlessly. No any diets, drugs or Gym needed. Your mind can be “re-programmed” to eat healthy food instead of junk food. Your body has a built-in mechanism for weight management. When you start eating healthy food this mechanism will be re-activated that’s why it’s very easy to lose weight with hypnosis.

My 60 years old client Amy asked me to help her eliminate her craving for cookies and ice cream. She ate a lot of sugar and as a result she added 40 pounds extra to her normal weight. Why does she like sugar so much? One of the main reason for eating cookies and ice cream between meals is… a habit to do so! That’s it. The more she tried to stop eating it the more she wanted to eat it!

I explained to Amy that because she had never been hypnotized before, we should do simple exercises that will help her to enter a hypnotic state easily. So we did some very simple exercises and after 10 minutes Amy was ready for hypnosis.

She has entered a very comfortable state of relaxation and felt herself very peaceful and calm during the session. I gave her my positive suggestions for craving elimination while she was in hypnosis and right after the session she became sugar craving free.

In only 2 weeks after hypnosis she has lost 4.5 pounds already and she doesn’t have any craving for cookies and ice cream. Every day Amy eats apples, bananas and dates because she knows that all fruits and vegetables are very healthy food for her body. Amy also knows that her body is losing weight naturally without any effort. She feels great now!

Alexander Ivlev, Consulting Hypnotist

Will Strapping Fitness Trackers On Our Kids Help America’s Childhood Obesity Problem?

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From Your Health Journal…..”Please take the time to read Cassie Slane’s article in the Huffington Post called Will Strapping Fitness Trackers On Our Kids Help America’s Childhood Obesity Problem? Could we strap a fitness gadget to them to see what kind of activities they are doing during the day to help them fight obesity? There are many who support fitness gadgets to help children lose weight and fight obesity. We have gotten some good reports over the last couple weeks that obesity rates among children have dropped in some major cities, but there is still some work to be done. Please visit the Huffington Post site (link provided below) to view the complete article.”

From the article…..

If we are already monitoring our kids’ every move on the Internet and reading their texts and posts on Facebook, couldn’t we also strap a fitness gadget to them to see what kind of activities they are doing during the day to help them fight obesity?

I just reviewed the latest fitness gadgets on Fox, and they are quite informative. Mom’s could easily attach them to their kid’s belt loop and have complete knowledge of how much their child walked, ran up stairs or was sedentary throughout the day. Parents could then log what their child ate and have a computer readout on why their child may be having trouble maintaining a healthy weight.

This is crazy talk, right? Not really. One company is betting that parents will embrace it. A company called GeoPalz makes an activity tracker just for kids called the ibitz PowerKey that works with a mobile app. The $50 pedometer, available on its website now and retail stores in April, counts steps that can be collected and then cashed in for games, apps, shows or custom prizes through Amazon.com.

The product couldn’t be more timely, as childhood obesity rates in America have tripled over the past three decades and today, nearly one in three children ages two-19 are overweight or obese, according to the American Heart Association. If the numbers don’t decline, one-third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and asthma.

The question is, will parents use the device in the right way? I think tracking a child’s activity through the day could be a slippery slope when it comes to a child’s self-esteem. Imagine a parent telling junior that he needs to do a couple of laps around the house to balance out the pizza he ate for lunch because he didn’t take enough steps during the day. Or the mom who tells her daughter that if she wants to get a field hockey scholarship to Stanford, she better hustle more in practice because her numbers weren’t as good on her tracker as last week’s.

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Kids’ Obesity Is A Cultural Problem

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From Your Health Journal…..”A great article today from the Jackson Sun with very informative material from Dr. Joani Jack discussing childhood obesity, who feels excessive amounts of food and lack of exercise are two factors leading to the rise of childhood obesity. Dr. Jack does not feel it is a medical problem, yet a cultural problem. While lack of physical activity is a problem, factors such as children drinking too many sweetened beverages and sitting in front of a TV screen too long contribute to obesity as well. Add to this computers, video games, phones, hand held devices, and dozens of other forms of technology, and we have a very sedentary generation. Small changes to a child’s environment are important, as this generation of children’s life expectancy may be shorter than their parents. Too many children face challenges including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Please visit the Jackson Sun web site (link provided below) to read the complete article.”

From the article…..

Excessive amounts of food and lack of exercise are two factors leading to the rise of childhood obesity, said Dr. Joani Jack, pediatrician and faculty member of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga and medical director of the Healthy Eating and Living Education program.

“We are faced with something that most generations have never faced,” Jack said, as childhood obesity rates have experienced a gradual and continual increase in the past 10 years.

Jack and Deborah Usry, HEALED’s director of training, met with more than 30 primary care doctors, physicians’ assistants and nurses Friday night and Saturday morning at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital to provide solutions to help lower childhood obesity rates.

Jack and Usry encouraged medical professionals to include obesity care with regular preventive screenings. Usry said diagnosing a weight problem early can prevent a child from experiencing future health issues, including diabetes and hypertension.

“American kids eat more, eat worse and are less active than ever before,” Jack said. “It’s not a medical problem. It’s really a cultural problem that has medical consequences.”

Jack said the mid-1980s marked the beginning of a dramatic increase in childhood obesity. The southeastern states, including Tennessee, have the highest obesity rates nationwide. According to the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health, 37 percent of Tennessee children are either overweight or obese.

While lack of physical activity is a problem, Usry said factors such as children drinking too many sweetened beverages and sitting in front of a TV screen too long contribute to obesity as well.

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We Have An Obesity Problem In This Country

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From Your Health Journal…..”Today’s review of an article is from Scientific American about obesity in our country. Scientific American is a great blog with some quality articles, so please visit their site (link below). The number of obese adults in the US are on course to increase dramatically in every state over the next 20 years. By 2030, 13 states could have adult obesity rates above 60 percent, 39 states could have rates above 50 percent, and all 50 states could have rates above 44 percent. This is very alarming news, as diabetes and heart disease are on the rise at alarming rates all over the world The articles discusses the solution is balancing calories in versus calories out, but it may not be that easy. Educating families on the importance of healthy lifestyle, and taking ‘baby steps’ towards better health is important. Change is not going to happen overnight, but with a little effort, change is not impossible. Please visit the Scientific American web page for the full story.”

From the article…..

According to a recent report, “F as in Fat” by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “The number of obese adults…are on course to increase dramatically in every state in the country over the next 20 years.” According to their analysis of government data, “If obesity rates continue on their current trajectories, by 2030, 13 states could have adult obesity rates above 60 percent, 39 states could have rates above 50 percent, and all 50 states could have rates above 44 percent.”

This sobering news has doctors, health care providers and politicians asking the same questions: how do we prevent this scenario from happening, and how do we help people take control of their health?

America has a long history of solving complex problems. And while obesity is a complex problem about which not everything is understood, it is not beyond the grasp of better understanding and prevention. Over the last several decades, many factors have converged: a reduction in the amount of exercise we get (especially children) fueled by sedentary jobs and the elimination or reduction of P.E. in schools; the explosion of entertainment options that keep us indoors; growing safety issues for children that keep them from being outdoors; and a change in our diets that includes an increase in the number of dietary calories; as well as cultural changes that have led to more dining outside the home.

Despite these environmental changes, one thing remains constant: Weight loss and gain is about energy balance – calories in, and calories out. Recently this point was reinforced on NOVA’s website by two obesity experts, Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim, who wrote, “The easiest way to prevent weight gain is to eat less by choosing smaller portions, fewer snacks, and healthier meals in general. It also helps to be physically active and to monitor weight status with regular weighing.” They went on to write – and this is important – “Until research convinces us otherwise, we believe a calorie is a calorie.”

These two statements are critical and must factor into the current national policy debate about how we help people understand calories and whether or not government has a role in restricting consumer access to certain calories.

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Guest Post – William D. Charschan, Fibromyalgia; More Than A Pain Regulation Problem That Is Misunderstood

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brainMost doctors are now convinced that Fibromyalgia is a disease that is caused by a problem with pain regulation and how the brain deals with it. Medications such as Lyrica are designed to improve this by calming down these pain pathways and it is also known for off label use that it helps improve the quality of sleep as well.

Fibromyalgia is a classification that was created in 1990 by the Medical Board of Rheumatology, notable by the way sleep is affected, the presence of tender points that are consistent with those people who are diagnosed and pain that seems out of proportion to what is found clinically on evaluation. Since the classification was created, whose purpose was to give medical doctors a way to diagnose and perhaps

Fibromyalgia is a classification that was created in 1990 by the Medical Board of Rheumatology, notable by the way sleep is affected, the presence of tender points that are consistent with those people who are diagnosed and pain that seems out of proportion to what is found clinically on evaluation.

treat these pain sufferers, many people are now on drugs such as Lyrica and many doctors are convinced that the problem has to do with something wrong in the brain; an area that Lyrica targets.

The problem with this theory, and the doctors that created it is that they had little training in how the musculoskeletal system works, and made assumptions based on cases they did not fully understand but did notice some commonality in people who suffered from the condition.

In the book Cheating Mother Nature, what you need to know to beat chronic pain, the section on Fibromyalgia tells quite a different story. People who suffer the most from Fibromyalgia are built asymmetrically. The worst sufferers are women, who have wider hips which will exacerbate asymmetry because the wide hips increase the strain on the core and the legs, as well as the knees. From the authors perspective, when dissecting the tender points mentioned as part of the diagnostic criteria (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromyalgia), they do not describe what the tender points are, or how they got there or why they exist.

What Dr. Charschan, the book’s author uncovered is that a few years after the Fibromyalgia classification was created, Dr. Brian Rothbart, a podiatric researcher developed an engineering model that explains what happens when someone’s feet flare out. When you look more closely at Dr. Rothbart’s work, if the foot flare is uneven from one side or the other, or if one foot is straight, and the other one toes out, the effect will be pelvis torsion. Pelvic torsion will tighten the legs, distort the upper body and create tender points exactly as described by the Board of Rheumatology.

What can we deduce from this?

Patients being labeled with Fibromyalgia are not in pain because they have a brain or chemical disorder in most cases, but they are in pain because torsion of the pelvis distorts all the body joints, places them under stress and makes them hurt.

Patients being labeled with Fibromyalgia are not in pain because they have a brain or chemical disorder in most cases, but they are in pain because torsion of the pelvis distorts all the body joints, places them under stress and makes them hurt. If longstanding enough, the brain may very well misinterpret the chronic stimuli or time, creating pain that is indeed out of proportion to what is seen clinically to those who are well versed in evaluating musculoskeletal function.

Ignoring the musculoskeletal origins of chronic pain is harmful, costly both financially as well as with a person’s quality of life and both frustrating and takes its toll on those who suffer with it, as well as the relationships they share with their families and friends.

There is a better way to evaluate and treat the condition however, we must look at the condition for what it is, a manifestation of how someone is built, or their body style. Since body style is inherited, we often see other family members who are also suffering from the condition.

Where to start?

1. A good myofascial therapist is helpful, either using myofascial release, active release techniques (r) (a trademarked style of fascial release), or Graston Technique.

2. A chiropractor can be quite helpful, especially if they are versed in fascial therapy methods. Manipulation alone is of limited effectiveness.

3. Core stabilization regimens will help decrease the pelvic distortion, decreasing the pain.

4. Foot orthotics are helpful, since they will reduce asymmetry and reduce pelvic torsion.

In some of the worst cases, a rheumatologist in combination with what I outlined above may be a good combination of professionals, since if the brain has rewired itself inappropriately, Lyrica may be helpful for a short time to reduce the symptoms until the person’s body begins to accommodate to the improved mechanics created by appropriate treatment and rehabilitation.

Learn more by reading Cheating Mother Nature, what you need to know to beat chronic pain available on Amazon.com and other major booksellers. Visit our web site at www.backfixer1.com for exercises, videos and other health orientated information.