By Wendy Burnett
WEGO Health is having a month long event called “The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge” (#HAWMC) through November. It sounded pretty interesting, and I can always use more ideas for posts, so I decided to participate even though I didn’t find out about it until I was getting ready for work yesterday. I’m already a day late with my first post, but I figure what the hell, it’s only one extra post, so here we go . . .
The prompt for the first post is “Titles of my future book. Come up with 5 working titles and a quick book jacket synopsis.” This is actually an easy one for me, since all of these books are in the process of being written, and the synopsis is just the basic premise of each book. I don’t know if they’ll ever be published through a traditional publisher, but they will all be available as both e-books and Kindle editions when I finish them.
Making Your Own Medicine: A Guide to Adding Herbs to Your Treatment Plan - The use of herbs (and other alternative treatments) can improve quality of life and reduce the need for medications, IF they are used safely and appropriately. This guide provides information about how to safely integrate alternative treatments, how-to’s for creating herbal treatments, and resources for finding more information.
Suffering is Optional: My Life with Chronic Illness - Although I have pain and fatigue (and lots of other symptoms,) I don’t suffer from them. They don’t make me miserable, or cause me psychological distress, or make me unhappy. As recently as a year ago, I couldn’t have said that though. I was miserable, I hated my life, and I spent a huge amount of time wishing I would die and not have to deal with the physical and emotional pain any more. Then, after 15 years of fighting fibromyalgia, and a lifetime of recurring suicidal depressions; I figured out that this shit wasn’t going away and wasn’t going to kill me so I’d better find a way to have a bearable life with it.
Life Lessons from the Front Lines of Chronic Illness – A compilation of posts from my blog, with clarifications and updates/changes that have resulted from the questions raised by the post.
Medication Wars: The DEA’s Attacks on Pain Patients and the Doctors Who Treat Them – The DEA is waging war on chronic pain patients and their doctors, using addicts to trick doctors into prescribing medication, and using threats and intimidation to reduce the availability of legal medications to legitimate patients.
Herbs and Essential Oils for Treating Fibromyalgia – The herbs and essential oils I’ve found most useful for treating my own fibromyalgia symptoms. Including recipes for blends, reasons not to use specific herbs or oils, dangerous interactions with common prescriptions, and recommended resources.
This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J
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