Why Trigeminal Neuralgia Is Considered The “Suicide Disease”

Of all of the pain conditions that chronic pain patients experience, there are arguably none worse than the pain of trigeminal neuralgia. Often called the “suicide disease” because 25% of sufferers commit suicide, trigeminal neuralgia is pain that spreads over the face and down the neck, triggered by even the slightest breath of wind across the…

25 Spot-On Quotations About Narcissism

Are you struggling with a narcissist in your life? You are not alone. Writers, poets, researchers, therapists, philosophers and others have weighed in on narcissism since early human history. Here are some of their best quotations on narcissism and narcissists. “Narcissism has more in common with self-hatred than with self-admiration.” — Christopher Lasch, author “Half the…

10 PROS AND CONS FOR GOING GLUTEN FREE

Going gluten free can really be beneficial, but as with any health choices you make, you have to take the time to consider all sides. That’s why it’s so important to think about the pros and cons of going gluten free before you make that decision. It is really, really helpful for some people, while…

How to Identify Failed Empathy in the Narcissistic Personality

A narcissistic partner would never start therapy by saying this in an initial interview: “I wish I could give even when it isn’t convenient for me. However, I hate to admit I’m wrong and I have a very thin skin, so I frequently make demands or attack my partner. I wish I could make a…

Probiotics May Be Able to Help People with MS

Researchers say certain probiotics can improve the gut bacteria in people with multiple sclerosis. Your gut holds the clues.For many years, experts considered gut microbes vital for one thing. But the past 10 years have shown that the gut does more than digest food. It plays an integral role in the immune system.There are two…

4 Simple Things Narcissists Do To Be The Center Of Attention

A narcissist is more than just vain. Narcissists have a compelling need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. They have a grandiose sense of self-importance and consider themselves their number one priority. They exaggerate their accomplishments, seek excessive admiration and consider themselves better and more important than other people. You may know someone who…

12 Mistakes to Avoid on a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet

A balanced vegetarian or vegan diet can provide many health benefits. These diets have been associated with weight loss, better blood sugar control, a decreased risk of heart disease and a lower risk of certain types of cancer (1, 2, 3, 4). However, it can be challenging to maintain a well-rounded vegetarian diet that provides all the nutrients you…

Effective pain management of post-herpetic neuralgia

Post-herpetic neuralgia is a neuropathic pain syndrome that is notoriously difficult to manage. It is preceded by an acute attack of herpes zoster (shingles) and usually occurs at the site of shingles skin lesions. While acute herpetic pain occurs before and during the presence of the shingles rash, post-herpetic neuralgia is pain that continues beyond…

3 Reasons You Can’t Win with a Narcissist

We’ve all met one at some point. A man or woman who seems to believe they are the center of the universe. Arrogant, callous and manipulative, they force the world around them to accommodate this belief. Self-important and conceited, the narcissist exaggerates accomplishments, requires endless praise, and has an uncanny ability to quash the achievements of…

8 Signs Of Fibromyalgia Most People Miss

Fibromyalgia is a common chronic disorder that is characterized by widespread pain, among other symptoms. It can cause significant pain and fatigue, interfering with a person’s ability to carry out their daily activities. While the causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, it’s estimated that it affects 5 million Americans ages 18 or older. Research has shown that fibromyalgia…