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Confessions — chronic pain

A Steady Flow of Blood...

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A Steady Flow of Blood...

Hi Substance For You fans – the fitness guy is back; One Rep Marv! This week I was asked by the big bossman to write about my own experience about using blood flow and strategic exercise to possibly reduce some chronic pain. No studies, no scientific facts, this is just my opinion. Brian, the owner here at Substance For You, definitely threw me a curve ball with that last part of the request, but I’m stepping up to the plate regardless and taking a swing at it. A little about myself is that I'm only 31 years old, yet, I've...

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The Worst Thing Mental Illness Did to Me!

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The Worst Thing Mental Illness Did to Me!

Depression, chronic pain, panic disorders, and eating disorders are all like a double edged sword with no winning; especially coupling them all together into one horrible, wretched scenario. That is, at least until you get your twenty minutes of solace each day. We all know there are those twenty good minutes to remind us that there must be some sense of hope, until, we are torn to absolute shreds again. Dealing with depression or anxiety with chronic pain is worse than anything I’ve ever had to just “wait out.” And that’s exactly what it is… a waiting game! Who wins?...

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Drug Induced Tourette Syndrome

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Drug Induced Tourette Syndrome

What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder. With Tourette syndrome there are repetitive, involuntary movements or vocalizations. These involuntary movements are known as tics. Tourette syndrome comes on most abruptly first in childhood, but is most noticed in teenage years. NIH.gov states that males are three to four times as likely to get ...

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The effects of Unforgiveness on Lifestyle Choices

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The effects of Unforgiveness on Lifestyle Choices

We all struggle with something we’ve done or regret.  These things I talk about in addiction recovery are known as “reservations.”  This term applies to something we feel we must hold on to in order to not loose part of ourself, someone else, or something.  Unforgiveness and forgiveness are a crucial step in the recovery ...

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Chronic Pain-Addiction & Mass Pharmaceuticals

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Chronic Pain-Addiction & Mass Pharmaceuticals

Chronic pain affects so many that it affects millions each year. Chronic pain has massive links between addiction, mass pharmaceuticals, and the creation of a pill pushing generation. Here is our correlation between chronic pain, addiction, and pill pushing. I hope you gain something from it and continue making healthy choices my friends! “Time” states: ...

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