Daily Column

Chlorine blamed for woman’s fibromyalgia

Q: In about 1986 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It took about a dozen different doctors to tell me it was all in my head until I was diagnosed by an internal medicine specialist who said that fibro is what I had. Other than pain pills that did not work, there was nothing to do about it. In about 1998 I went to a woman who had a special X-ray machine. She asked if I have city water. I indicated I did but I use my Shaklee counter top unit for drinking. She then asked if I bathe in city water and I indicated I did. She said I needed to get rid of it. She explained that the chlorine in the water went through my pores and mingled with chemicals in my body and caused the pain of fibromyalgia. I searched and found a water unit that took the chlorine out of the city water as it … [Read More...]

Monthly Awareness

On fresh foods and obesity

Interestingly, awareness subjects for the month of September focus on two subjects – “fruits and veggies” and “childhood obesity”. It certainly appears, at least to the writer, that the two subjects go hand-in-hand. Fruits and vegetables are known to provide countless health benefits and those individuals that eat a well-balanced diet can lower their risk for such conditions as obesity and a great deal more. Despite this, statistics prove that most of us fail to consume the recommended amounts every day. Obesity is a serious condition that affects individuals of all ages. It is known to occur in children who are above their normal weight for their age, build and height. The problem is that issues once confined to older individuals is now affecting children. Diabetes, … [Read More...]