Archive for December, 2011


Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia is asking for your help by avoid buying Chiquita Bananas and Fresh Express Salads because of their ban on ethical Canadian oil.

What can we do to help support Canadian oil?

Sign the petition

Quit buying Chiquita bananas!

Find alternative banana companies.

Buy organic! Most grocery stores now have organic bananas that are sometimes only ten cents more per pound. (you will be giving up genetically modified, pesticides and chemicals though!)

Look for Dole banana or any other company. (Dole is the only one I can think of as a competitor)

What I really want to know is……are they genetically modified bananas? So I did some research to see if they are and I came across some more information that we need to know.

I think we might be safe for as far as genetically modified   foods although they are starting to experiment with it now. I dug up something even bigger, just what Dole doesn’t want you to see. Perhaps we should be avoiding all bananas except organic due to the pesticides that are poisoning there workers and if they are using pesticides, then we are eating pesticides. If you saw or support Food Inc, you will like Bananas, here is the trailer you can watch now:

Remember if you are boycotting Chiquita don’t abandon bananas all together.

We know we need bananas for their potassium but what else is in a banana?

I went to and found some fascinating facts about bananas. I knew they were healthy for you but I didn’t know how wonderful these little specially wrapped bundles are. What a powerhouse of nutrition with may medicinal healing properties.

Nutritional benefits of one large 9 inch banana

– 602 mg of potassium

– 140 calories

– 2 grams of protein

– 4 grams of fiber

– 2 mg of sodium

– 123 I.U. Vitamin A

– full range of b vitamins

  – .07mg Thiamine

  – .15 mg of Riboflavin

  – .82 mg Niacin

  – .88 mg Vitamin B6

  – 29 mcg Folic Acid

– 13.8 mg Vitamin C

– 9.2 mg calcium

– 44.1 mg magnesium

– trace amounts of iron and zinc

Wow, that is some healthy fruit! Magnesium and potassium are two vital nutrients that we have to keep replenishing

Medicinal Healing Properties

Energy Boost – #1 food with world’s athletes, contains 3 natural sugars, sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. Gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Enough for a 90 minute workout

Nerves – high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system

PMS – regulates blood glucose levels which can affect your mood

Anemia – high in iron

Overweight and at work – most obese people were more likely to have high-pressure jobs. Report from Institute of Psychology in Austria report concluded that to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to snack on high
carbohydrate foods (such as bananas) every two hours to control our blood sugar levels

Depression – bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, the feel good hormone

Blood Pressure – extremely high is potassium yet low in salt; the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for it’s ability to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

Hangovers – banana milkshake with honey

Morning sickness – eating bananas between meals can help keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness

Mosquito Bites – rub the bite with the inside of a banana skin

Brain Power – can assist learning by keeping students alert

Constipation – high in fibre, can help restore normal bowel action, forget the laxatives!

Ulcers – only raw fruit that can be eaten food that can be eaten without distress for over-chronic ulcer cases, also neutralises over-acidity and coats the lining of the stomach.

Temperature Control

Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD – natural mood enhancers, trypotophan

Quit Smoking – Vitamins C, A, B6, B12, potassium, magnesium

Stress – Potassium is a vital mineral – normalizes heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates body’s water-balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing potassium levels

Strokes – eating bananas on a regular basis cuts risk by 40% according to research from New England Journal of Medicine

Warts – tape a piece of banana skin on the wart

Heartburn -natural antacid effect

I was looking for the nutritional facts of one large banana and found:

121 calories

112 from carbohydrates

3.8 from fat 

5 from protein

0 from alcohol

On the Self nutrition data website I found it interestingly included the inflammation factor:

– a banana scores shows it is mildly inflammatory at -69

– foods with a negative rates are inflammatory and foods with a positive rate are anti-inflammatory.

Here is the petition again:

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Welcome to Natural Pain Relief For Fibromyalgia

I came across this article from Howard B Pikoff, PhD called The Psychological Mislabeling of Fibromyalgia that I need to share with all my Fibromyalgia sisters and bros.  I would bet that almost everyone who has Fibromyalgia has experienced skepticism along the way from one or more physicians. 

Over 100 years, actually over 2 centuries women and men have suffered silently because of this.

The saying “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” was perhaps meant for the Fibromyalgia sufferer.

I have to  wonder, could it be because it is predominately a woman’s illness and it is mostly men who are diagnosing? Or are they really judging? If you have a doctor who is visual, you will be judged on the way you look. 

Do I sound upset? That is because I am! Until they have experienced throbbing, ripping pain in their tendons 24/7 or feel like someone beat them with a baseball bat they don’t have the right to their opinion. To make matters worse you hear “you look good” or “you just need to exercise”.

It can be extremely frustrating and emotionally devastating for the sufferer to be met with this skepticism especially when you have done everything in your power to try to get well.

I have had many agonizing and embarrassing appointments with skeptic doctors who reeked of disbelief. You could see it all over their faces. Especially those who worked for insurance companies, psychologists who have no business diagnosing this type of illness playing god to look good in the insurance companies eyes with the “I am getting you cut off your benefits” look in their faces. Smug, sure of themselves. 

Some even ridiculed me. One doctor asked if “I had a dirty family” because I had said the laundry caused severe pain in my hip from carrying it up and down the stairs.  What???

If he had asked the circumstances, he would have known that I had two full and two partial sets of stairs to carry them up and down and two boys. In the summer, I carried the wet clothes to the clothesline outside.

Now that I have gotten to the bottom of my ills, he should have known that my pelvis was twisted and that would very well contribute to causing the extreme pain in my hip to begin with, then carrying all the weight would be aggravating it.

I know of hundreds of women who have been emotionally tormented by doctors who underestimate the pain that one suffers with this illness. As if we didn’t have enough.

The highlights in this article that caught my eye were:

 The Psychological enshrinement of fibromyalgia was over 100 years in the making.

– Chronology started in 1592 when a French physician introduced the term “rheumatism”

– In the 1800’s an American neurologist clustered widespread pain, fatigue and anxiety in a psychologically-based syndrome he labelled “neurasthenia”. The seed of a century of psychological mislabeling.

 Psychogenic Fibromyalgia reached it’s full flowering in the 1930’s, from a Scottish disability examiner labelled it as a psychological disorder at best, a form of malingering at worst.

So in conclusion, after over 200 years of trying to disprove this illness as physical, reviewers from psychology, psychiatry and rheumatology have found little evidence that Fibromyalgia is caused by:




Sexual Abuse and the like

Or that Fibromyalgia can be a result of:


Deep seated conflict or any other emotion

Nor is there empirically-based evidence for a Fibromyalgia personality

Fibromyalgia can be added to a list of medical disorders formerly thought to be psychological in nature (asthma, migraine, peptic ulcer, epilepsy etc.)

What is clear is the final undoing has begun!

Isn’t it amazing how much time and money they spent to disprove a predominantly female infliction?

If only that much time, energy and money was put into finding a cure rather than trying to disprove it’s existence. If women with Fibromyalgia seem to have attitudes, you might understand why now. We just want the pain to stop.

We have arthritis in joints, disease in all organs, heart, kidneys, liver, why wouldn’t we have disease in the muscles or tendons as well? Unbelievable! 

Please read the full article, it is only 10 pages and has a sense of relief to it for the Fibromyalgia sufferer. Print it out an give one to your doctor.

Thank you for your article Howard Pikoff!

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