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May the (Organic) Source Be With You

Many who must cope with the allergies and food sensitivities that often accompany Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, CFIDS), Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS aka Environmental Illness), and/or Fibromyalgia (FM, FMS) have to go through some trial and error to discern what eating plan will work best for them. Many follow the eating plan with a specific food choice agenda like the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ — which is proven helpful for those who have the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) problems that often accompanies Fibromyalgia (or ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease, and other digestive diseases as well), while others take a more relaxed approach to meeting their nutritional requirements, One thing that most experts agree all sensible eating plans have in common is that organic and all natural foods free of chemical additives and preservatives are the healthiest food choices.

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All Chronic Illness Realities comic strips have been resized and moved into this new format.

You can view the entire index for the comic strips by clicking on the Comic Strip link in the Categories section of the middle column on this (and every) page.

Let the Changes Begin!

I’m starting to do the updates on this site today. Those updates include migrating existing pages on into this new system.

Welcome to

Once my (self-named) Code Monkey gets the foundation in place, I’ll be able to begin building the new and improved home for this chronic illness- and chronic condition-related site. Once that’s done, archives will appear on this site that are dated before the date of this post. That’s because I intend to maintain the original dates of the prior content. New content will be announced on this page on the date that it appears on the site. All content will be available via a series of keyword-related and category links.

CFS Victims Relate Their Personal Experiences

Not everyone experiences the same symptoms — nor the same “triggers” — that lead up to a diagnosis for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. On this page, read quotes pulled from posts on a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Forum that show how some with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome relate what led to their CFS diagnosis. (The links associated with the Forum nicknames will take you to the complete text of the message from which a quote was pulled.)

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In Dr. Lapp’s words:

This Cochrane review study is a sore subject!

I obtained a copy of the entire review, and it is just horrible. The author examined 9 studies, accepted only 5, and none were from the USA. Here are some of the problems:

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Proceeds from this Web site fund chronic illness and chronic condition awareness and support.

In addition to the chronic illness- and chronic condition-related articles, information, and t-shirt and gift idea designs on this site, is also the home of the Chronic Illness Realities comic strips.

pammy the pencil a character in the Writing Woes comic strip and the Chronic Illness Realities Comic StripPammy is the main character in two comic strips by Pamela Rice Hahn, the first of which is the Writing Woes comic strip. Pammy is a writer who is also disabled because of chronic illness and chronic conditions, so she also appears in the Chronic Illness Realities comic strip.

 The Everything Low-Salt Cookbook Book: 300 Flavorful Recipes to Help Reduce Your Sodium Intake by Pamela Rice Hahn
 The Everything Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Creative and Healthy Recipes That Put the Fun Back into Cooking by Pamela Rice Hahn
 The Everything One Pot Cookbook: Delicious and simple meals that you can prepare in just one dish; Burst: 300 all-new recipes! 2nd edition by Pamela Rice Hahn
The Everything Improve Your Writing Book 2nd Edition by Pamela Rice Hahn
Alpha Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours  by Pamela Rice Hahn and Ph.D. Dennis E. Hensley

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