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How Do You Handle Autumn?

October 15, 2013

Jody Smith explains how autumn sends her body into hibernation mode, and it’s time to slow down – or else.

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I read recently that the term “autumn” is predominantly used in the U.K. “Fall” is more commonly used in the U.S. I’m Canadian, though, so I guess I can use either one. And I choose “autumn” simply because it causes less confusion. It always means the season.
 
Added to that, “fall” can also mean what happens to me in the autumn. Everything drops for me as summer wanes. 
 
Even though this has been the case for about two decades, this fall or crash catches me off guard every autumn.Read More
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Posted by Cort Johnson

The statistics the Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women cites are startling…$50 million women in the US suffer from six chronic pain conditions (ME/CFS, FM, Interstitial Cystitus, TMD, Endometriosus, Vulvodynia), one of which is ME/CFS, which cost the US economy 80 billion dollars a year…..yet the NIH devotes only $1.36 per woman a year to research these disorders.  (Is this the last great example of  discrimination against females in the medical community?)

Women with these disorders suffer from the same litany of problems as do people with ME/CFS…..they generally get  blank looks from physicians (and a quick call for anti-depressants), have difficulty simply getting diagnosed and once they are they are offered few treatment options.… Read More

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