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Help for Fibromyalgia

The following information is shared via webmd.com;

 “Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis. Still, it is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Its characteristics include widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue, as well as other symptoms. Fibromyalgia can lead to depression and social isolation.

image from medicalook.com

image from medicalook.com

A syndrome is a set of symptoms. When they exist together, they imply the presence of a specific disease or a greater chance of developing the disease. With fibromyalgia syndrome, the following symptoms commonly occur together:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Decreased pain threshold or tender points
  • Incapacitating fatigue
  • Widespread pain

More than 12 million Americans have fibromyalgia. Most of them are women ranging in age from 25 to 60. Women are 10 times more likely to get this disease than men.

Fibromyalgia causes you to ache all over. You may have symptoms of crippling fatigue — even on arising. Specific tender points on the body may be painful to touch. You may experience swelling, disturbances in deep-level or restful sleep, and mood disturbances or depression.

Your muscles may feel like they have been overworked or pulled. They’ll feel that way even without exercise or another cause. Sometimes, your muscles twitch, burn, or have deep stabbing pain.

Some patients with fibromyalgia have pain and achiness around the joints in the neck, shoulder, back, and hips. This makes it difficult for them to sleep or exercise. Other fibromyalgia symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Dryness in mouth, nose, and eyes
  • Hypersensitivity to cold and/or heat
  • Inability to concentrate (called “fibro fog”)
  • Incontinence
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Numbness or tingling in the fingers and feet
  • Stiffness

Fibromyalgia can cause signs and feelings similar to osteoarthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. Some experts include it in this group of arthritis and related disorders. However, while the pain of bursitis or tendinitis is localized to a specific area, pain and stiffness with fibromyalgia are widespread.

The following stories will supply you with information as to how the clinically studied Vemma formula has impacted those sufferring with Fibrimyalgia.  If this is something you or a loved one has been living with, it is our hope that by adding Vemma to your nutritional therapy, you or your loved one will find relief.

The Two LuAnn’s 

“For ten years up until nine months ago, I was barely able to function physically in terms of everyday tasks like house cleaning, grocery shopping, walking, sitting, and standing. I had to quit my good full time job. Mentally I was incapable of working due to poor memory, being in a deep fog, exhausted, and the pain was so bad I just wanted to die. I saw doctors, had many tests done, and my Neurologist told me I had Fibromyalgia and Polyneuropathy (many dead nerves). I had numbness in my left toes and the tips of my fingers on my left hand . He said there was no cure, and told me to go home and keep taking the medication I was prescribed. I was on two anti-depressants, plus pain medications Lyrica,Celebrex, Ralivia, Tramadol, and many more (all of which have many horrific side effects). Eleven months ago my son introduced me to the Vemmal product. I was willing to try anything because the way I was living, was not living at all. I starting to take 2 oz. per day, and after a week I had more energy. After a couple of weeks I decided to take 4 oz. a day. Within the first month I could feel that my pain was subsiding. I stopped taking lyrica, and couple of weeks after that I stopped taking Celebrex and Tramadol because my pain was going away. Now my pain is gone, I feel my toes and fingers, no more numbness or tingling, and without the use of any pain medication! Today I am a whole new different person. I feel 100% better than I did one year ago. I was in the financial industry for 25 years, and the Vemma product has given me the health and the financial freedom we all want. I’m back in action and telling everyone about this, “one of kind… amazing antioxidant”! I cannot say enough about this incredible vitamin, mineral and mangosteen supplement. It has literally saved my life.”

LuAnn – California

LuAnn: “Hi, I’m LuAnn from Oceanside, Ca. For the last ten years I have suffered with several problems including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and of course depression, because of dealing with the above. It really affected my family and how we were doing. I was in bed twenty-two hours a day, sleeping most of that time to try to deal with the pain. My family had to pick up the slack for the things I wasn’t able to do. I was introduced to the Vemma product and started taking it. Within five days, I started feeling better. I was actually starting to get up out of bed. Each day my symptoms began to subside at an increased rate. In a few weeks, I noticed that the pain I had suffered with for so long was beginning to go away. I just felt good. I took the product for a few months and realized that it made a big difference. Well, unfortunately, I let it run out and was off of it for awhile. The symptoms started to recur. I knew it was the minerals and mangosteen that had made the difference in my life. So I got back on the program. It has made such a huge difference not only in my health but in the health of my family. I actually have my family back again. We are active. We are doing things together. I’ll tell you I don’t know what we would do without it. I’m going to be on it forever!”

LuAnn - California

Ken & Debbie’s Story

Ken & Debbie: “Hello, we are Ken and Debbie from a small town in north Alabama called Grant. Both of us have been on the minerals and mangosteen for about nine weeks now and have had unbelievable results for the health problems that we each have. “… About nineteen years ago, Debbie was diagnosed with the debilitating disease, fibromyalgia. This is a disease that affects the muscles and the tissues that surround the joints. The disease causes the muscles and the tissues to stay inflamed constantly. You also suffer from chronic fatigue because of the inability to achieve restful sleep because of the disease. There are also many other side affects from the disease…constant pain, depression, and weight problems just to name a few. For this disease, there is no cure. All of this was multiplied by a car accident that Debbie was involved in on July 8, 2002 when a gentleman t-boned her in the driver’s side of her car at a red light. The accident left her with three bulging discs in her neck and other discs bulging down in the center of her back, neuropathy in both feet and both legs! , and carpal tunnel in both hands. Needless to say, Debbie hurt day and night. After being on the Vemma Total Nutrition product for six weeks, Debbie became totally pain free with energy that she had not experienced in years! Nineteen years to be exact. It has been a miracle for her.”

Ken & Debbie - Alabama

Patricia’s Story

image courtesy of fibromyalgiatreatments.org

image courtesy of fibromyalgiatreatments.org

“I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1980. Actually, I have had aches and pains in legs for my whole life, as far back as I can remember. The Doctors just ended up giving me pain pills. Then I ended up in the emergency room, unconscious for 18 hours, as I had unintentionally took too many pain pills. Thank the Lord that I came out of it or I wouldn’t be here to tell this story. I started taking the Vemma just two weeks ago. I really didn’t think it would do any good because nothing has for the past 25 years, I mean NOTHING!I couldn’t believe it. For the first time, my legs stopped hurting. All along I just needed the Minerals, Vitamins and the Mangosteen. All I can tell you for sure is that my Fibromyalgia is gone!!!  Thank you!”

Patricia

Delores’s Story

 “Hi my name is Dolores. I live in Oberlin Ohio. My story is quite complicated. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure in November of 2004. Soon after I became diabetic. I began to have chest pain. After seeing a cardiologist, I found that I had two blocked arteries on the left side of my heart 80% and 70% which were corrected by stints. Before the month was over, I was back in for the third stint. Because of were the blockage was, two months later I had open heart surgery. A year later I was back in having another stint and another stint to make a long story short. I now have nine stints. I have Asthma, Fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, migraine headaches, and I was experiencing hair loss and very dry skin. Obviously because of all these conditions I suffered with much pain and depression. I was introduced to Vemma from a member of the church. After two weeks on the program I noticed a dramatic change in my life. I notice I was no longer laying in bed to control the pain of the fibromyalgia. My blood pressure was down, my cholesterol was down even though I was not taking the medication as prescribed because I wanted to see for myself if it would work. After my next check up, the cholesterol was down and so was my blood sugar. My hair is growing back and my skin is clearing up. I have more energy, not to mention I am sleeping more restful at night. I no longer have to take naps during the day and I am able to cook dinner on occasion. Thanks to this product my life is more normal. I thank you . ”

Deloris, Oberlin - Ohio

If any of these stories have touched your heart and you desire to try the Vemma Nutritional Supplement for yourself, or purchase as a gift for a loved one, you may do so simply by visiting http://www.uandswhite.vemma.com and choosing the product you would like to try. I appreciate you visiting this site and hope that you find relief from whatever your ailment may be.

Selena~

Chrohn’s Disease (inflammatory bowel disease) and Vemma

Crohn’s disease

The inflammation of Crohn’s disease is nearly always found in the ileocecal region. The ileocecal region consists of the last few inches of the small intestine (the ileum), which moves digesting food to the beginning portion of the large intestine (the cecum). However, Crohn’s disease can occur anywhere along the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract but most commonly occurs in the ileum (the area where the small and large intestine meet).

Illustration - crohn's

Alternative Names: Inflammatory bowel disease; Regional enteritis; Ileitis; Granulomatous ileocolitis

Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system attacks the body’s own cells. In Crohn’s disease, these rogue immune cells attack the gastrointestinal system. The cause is unknown, but genetic factors seem to play a role.

Inflammation frequently occurs at the end of the small intestine that joins the large intestine, but the condition may affect any area of the digestive tract. As a result of the immune attack, the intestinal wall becomes thick, and deep ulcers may form.

The disease may occur at any age, but adolescence and early adulthood are the periods of highest risk. Other risk factors include a family history of Crohn’s disease and Jewish ancestry. About 7 out of every 100,000 people will develop Crohn’s disease.

Symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal mass
  • Abdominal sounds (borborygmus, a gurgling or splashing sound heard over the intestine)
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Foul-smelling stools
  • Tenesmus

Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease include the following:

  • Bloody stools
  • Joint pain
  • Incontinence
  • Swollen gums
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal fullness – gaseous

Testimonials:

Lori: I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2002. My doctors explained that this disease would never go away; I’d have to spend the rest of my life on immune suppressive drugs to slow down the progression of the disease, and that many Crohn’s patients end up having chunks of the damaged intestine surgically removed.

Every day I’d feel nauseous and would have severe abdominal cramping. My body functions were unpredictable, and many times I’d have embarrassing accidents. I had no energy, and spent most days curled up on the couch in pain. I associated food with pain, so if I ate at all, it would be something soft like mashed potatoes or broth.

As a mother of five, I enjoyed volunteering in school, and eventually became a substitute education assistant. As my disease became worse, I eventually had to give up these things that I enjoyed so much because I was just too sick. I had to avoid my kids when they were sick because the medications I was taking depleted my immune system. My kids took care of me more often than I was able to care of them.

The medications I had to take all had horrible side effects. One gave me side aches; another landed me in the hospital for a week and made my hair fall out. After two years of trying one med after another, I made a personal decision to discontinue use of pharmaceutical medications because I felt that the side effects were worse than the disease itself.

In 2005 someone suggested I try Mangosteen & Minerals. A short time after drinking my first 2oz shot, I noticed the nausea and cramping began to subside. I continued to take the product, and each day I continued to feel better. Eventually my body functions became normal again. My energy level increased, my hair started growing back, and I was able to start eating real food again.

In 2008 I went back to my doctors to tell them what had happened for me since taking Mangosteen & Minerals. They immediately ran a CT scan on my abdomen and did some blood work. All of my tests showed that there was no sign of disease in my body.

I never really thought about nutrition or supplementation. Now that I’ve seen what’s happened in my body, I realize how important it is!

I can’t say how grateful I am to have discovered Mangosteen & Minerals! I’ve got the quality of my life back, I’m able to eat whatever I want, and my energy is through the roof! It’s SO GOOD to feel good again!

-Lori

Carolyn: “In June 2005, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. For the next 2 1/2 years I was on three different (very expensive) medicines, but could not get complete control of the disease. Then I was introduced to the mangosteen and mineral product by a friend in January 2008. I started taking the mangosteen and minerals and within 6 weeks began to see great improvement. In about 3 months I went into remission and have been in remission ever since. My last colonoscopy in February 2009 showed approximately an 85% improvement since the last one I had in 2005. I really believe in the mangosteen and mineral product. I am taking it twice a day, just to be doubly insured! I really do believe the mangosteen and aloe, plus the other ingredients have had a tremendous healing effect on the inflammatory condition of my Crohn’s.”

-Carolyn

Vemma Testimony: Arthritis Part 3

Mary: “I was taking the following medications: Fosamax for osteoporosis in my legs-1 pill a week Methrexate 5mg. – 4 pills at once, one time a week. Folic Acid – 1 pill every day for arthritis. None of this was helping me, until I started taking the minerals and mangosteen. I have quit all of the medicines, except for the Fosamax. I initially started taking Vemma in my orange juice once a day and in two weeks, I could see a lot of difference in the way I felt. All of my pain was just about gone. Every day I started feeling better and I now I am not in any pain at all.My hands were so bad I would close my hands and my fingers would close and lock, I would have to take each hand & pull my fingers open, and they had so much pain I wanted to cry. But now I have taken most of the 4 bottles of the minerals and mangosteen for two months and I am feeling great, no pain at all. Believe me, I know what pain is and I had enough of it, and I am so happy to be pain free so far. I will always take it.”

Mary - Indiana

Rita: “Earlier this year I was suffering from extreme pain. When I could no longer take it, I went to my doctor, who ran several tests and took x-rays. I was diagnosed with arthritis. It manifested in my upper and lower back and my right hip. There were days that I could not even stand up when I got out of bed because my hip would lock up and I could not stand up straight. The doctor put me on 1800 mg of Neurotin and 200 mg of Celebrex a day but the pain persisted. A friend of mine from childhood had suggested that I try the mangosteen and minerals product. I was reluctant and kept putting him off. Finally after about 4 months, the pain was so bad, even though I was taking the medicine, I decided to try the mangosteen and minerals. I also have a very active lifestyle and was always tired and felt run down. After taking the mangosteen and minerals energy drink for one week, I stopped taking the Neurotin and Celebrex and the pain has been gone for almost 9 weeks and my energy level has increased! I am confident that the mangosteen and mineral energy drink was the cause. Now I recommend it to everyone I know!”

Rita

Paulette: “I just wanted to report that I think the mangosteen and minerals are really helping my arthritic knees. I’ve been taking about 6 oz per day (sometimes I miss a dose or 2) for around a month. Saturday we had to go to a wedding and my vanity set in. I really wanted to wear heals which normally I cannot at all without horrible pain and limping. I put them on and felt great the entire wedding and most of the reception dancing. I only took off the heals cause my feet hurt … my knees were fine!

I haven’t changed anything in my routine except adding the mangosteen and minerals. I had cortisone shots in both knees in July and my doc and I discussed knee replacement when I couldn’t stand the pain any more. Hopefully this will continue and that surgery can be held off for many years.”

Paulette - St. Charles, IL

Vemma Testimony; Arthritis Part 2

According to health.usnews.com 46 million Americans suffer with arthritis. “Arthritic disease is the most common cause of disability in the United States and now affects 46 million Americans, or more than 21 percent of the adult population, a major new report finds. That number is expected to rise even higher as baby boomers age, so that by 2030, 40 percent of American adults will suffer from some form of arthritic disease, the researchers said. Today, almost two-thirds of people with arthritis are under 65, and more than 60 percent are women. The disease hits whites and blacks equally, but the rate is lower among Hispanics, according to the report.

“Arthritis remains a large and growing problem,” said lead researcher Dr. Charles G. Helmick, an epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Cases of osteoarthritis has risen, while rheumatoid arthritis has gone down since our last estimate,” he added.

Vemma is helping people find some relief.  Read the following testimonies and be sure to share with family and friends.  How exciting for them, or you, to find a way to minimize their pain! ~ Selena

 

Lee Anne: “I have been taking the mangosteen and mineral product now for about 8 weeks. After 1 week, my rheumotoid arthritis was so much better in my knees, that I didn’t need to takes steps 1 step at a time.”

Lee Ann - Missouri

Ken & Debbie: “Hello, we are Ken and Debbie from a small town in north Alabama called Grant. Both of us have been on the minerals and mangosteen for about nine weeks now and have had unbelievable results for the health problems that we eachhave.” …Ken, also, has multiple health problems. Ken has rheumatoid arthritis, ankyalosing spondalitus, osteo arthritis, and osteoporosis. These diseases put Ken in a wheelchair 4 years ago. Ken has had 37 surgeries because of these diseases. The ankyalosing spondalitus totally fused his neck when he was 38 years old, forced him out of the work force, and put him on total disability. Ken’s daily regimen included 11 different medications. One of those 11 medications included 180 oxycodone pain pills a month to help him to be able to walk around and deal with the horrible pain that he experienced on a daily basis. He was also on a dangerous cancer medication that is being used to help treat rheumatoid arthritis called methotrexate. The methotrexate was a required medication for him to be able to take another arthritis treatment called Remicade. This is an IV that Ken would receive every 6 week! s to help control the pain and stiffness from his arthritic diseases. Ken was also on a blood thinner called Coumadin which is nothing more than rat poison. He had to go every six weeks and have blood drawn because of the high risk of all of these drugs killing his liver and other body organs. Ken started the mineral and mangosteen program about nine weeks ago and after about two weeks on the program he became totally pain free and drug free!”

Ken & Debbie - Alabama

Vemma Testimony: Arthritis Part 1

Nancy: I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for 10 years and though I have always tried to fight this disease naturally, after a bad flare up a couple years ago, which damaged both knees significantly and put me onto a cane. I was about to give in and go on the Methotrexate that my Dr. had been insistent on my taking.

About that time, a friend told me that her sister had relief from her RA pain by using the mangosteen and minerals product so I decided to try just one more thing before giving in. I began taking 2 oz of the mangosteen and minerals a day in April 2010. I noticed my hair and nails growing thicker, but it was not taking away the severe pain and inflammation in my knees and other joints. By this point I had purchased a lift chair as I could no longer get up off my couch and had gotten a prescription for a walker because my cane wasn’t helping enough.

I was in so much pain and had no more quality of life. I was sleeping 10 hours or more every night, and during the day I either sat at my computer or on my lift chair. I could no longer cook or clean my house, and was eating cereal, sandwiches or ordering take out for my meals. I was about to give up on it when my friend told me to increase my dose to 4 oz a day, which I did in Jan 2011, and that is when I began to notice changes. After 3 weeks I began dreaming, which was exciting to me because I also suffered from sleep apnea which prevented me from getting into a deep REM sleep, keeping me in a constant tired state.

I was having nights that I did not wake until morning which hadn’t happened in many years. I woke up refreshed after only 8 hours,started having a lot more energy, and stopped falling asleep everywhere like an old woman (I’m 50). It took a couple more weeks and I began experiencing a lot of relief of the pain and inflammation in my knees.

The pain level was about as low as I had previously experienced during the summer when I had a steroid shot injected into each knee. However, the relief from those shots only lasted about 4 weeks, but this relief has sustained now for about 2 months…..plus I didn’t have to endure a needle!! I just drink this great tasting liquid…2oz in the morning and 2oz later in the day. I have also had a decrease in pain in all of my joints and have been feeling wonderful!!

The mangosteen and minerals product has given me my life back and I am confident that as time goes on I will just continue to get better.

Nancy-Cedar Hill - TX

Vemma’s Impact on Our Family

My husband, Ukali and I were introduced to The Vemma Nutritional Program in late 2009.  Since that time we have experienced incredible results as a family, as well as enjoying the very nice part-time income that Vemma rewards us with.  In the two years since we began drinking Vemma my husband has simply not been sick! I mean at all.  He was always good for at least one episode of a cold or flu-like symptoms that would cause him to be down for about a week, but since he began using Vemma on a regular basis? NOTHING! Our oldest son Isaiah, who is 15, suffered with terrible migraines that would have him down him for 3-5 days just depending on how early we caught it.  Well, since he began using Vemma regularly he has not had one single migraine.  Our daughter Kayla, who just turned 17 yesterday, has had chronic double ear infections since she was 6 months old.  Every winter or fall she would be prescribed Tylenol with Codeine along with an antibiotic to treat the infection.  Kayla has been ear ache/infection free since January/February 2010!!.  While our younger two children, Jordan (13) and Leah (11), were relatively healthy kids, they are more alert and also have not been sick.  When they feel a little out of sorts or as if they’re starting not to feel well, they drink Vemma in order to help boost their immune system and prevent the development of whatever their body is trying to fight off.

And then there is me. I come from a family where you can pretty much find every preventable disease there is; Diabetes, heart disease, obesity, anemia, high blood pressure…the list goes on.  All of this, along with a few other health concerns were on my mind in 2009 when I found myself  feeling miserable. I was not sleeping well, I was beyond exhausted, I experienced extreme pain/fatigue in relationship to my cycle, I had developed severe, chronic knee pain after two separate falls that occurred 2 years apart, and I just did not feel well.  I was in very bad shape and feared that I was following in the footsteps of unhealthy relatives.  I was in the process of researching natural alternatives to the various prescriptions I was taking. I prayed that I could find something affordable because we were among the thousands who did not have medical insurance, and I did not believe in running to the doctor for a headache. On the contrary, because of the lack of insurance, the doctor was a last resort.  When Vemma was introduced to us, I’ll admit that I was not very interested in taking it, but a dear friend and her husband had experienced great results and they were sure we would to.  So we tried it, and now we have a great experience to share as well.  Here’s what happened during the first 30  days of me using Vemma.

My Knees

Within five days I noticed that my knees were not hurting. I could bend them and sit comfortably without pain or having to keep my legs stretched out.  The swelling that was just a normal part of my life had subsided and my knees looked normal. I was also able to go up and down stairs almost without any discomfort. Two years later, this is still my experience. I now have absolutely no pain in my knees and am able to exercise regularly.

My Energy Level

This was amazing for me. I had been exhausted for as long as I could remember.  I knew that I had suffered from iron deficiency since I was a young girl, and that I had difficulty absorbing B vitamins. I had taken a nap every day for over 20 years…but now, I realized that I had not taken a nap in a week.  I simply was not dragging in the afternoons, I went right to sleep at night, and I was awake and alert in the morning. My mother even called me at 6am to check my story.  And I answered on the first ring…because I was awake.

My Menstrual Cycle

This is where I saw the most welcomed improvement.  this was a horrible time for me physically. On a scale of 1-10 I was always at a 12.  I experienced cramping from my lower back and abdomen down through my legs and I was miserable.  I was looking forward to following in the footsteps of my aunts and my older sister and a few cousins, and preparing for a hysterectomy at the age of 36.  Within one month of beginning to drink Vemma daily, my cycle was cramp free. It also went from 7-8 days to 4-6 and I was ecstatic. Now two years later, I have only extremely mild to zero cramping or premenstrual symptoms, and as that time of the month goes, it’s almost a breeze.

While Vemma makes absolutely no claims of healing, I know that simply by using the Vemma product line, my family and I experienced major improvements in our health. In addition to the issues listed above, we have used Vemma on burns (applied to affected area immediately to a grease burn on my right hand that started to blister almost immediately…dipped gauze in Vemma and wrapped my hand – actually my sweetie did it for me – and 3 hours later when unwrapped there were no blisters, no redness, no indication that I had been burned)…and the list goes on. Our family has used Vemma almost exclusively for the past two years and our testimonies continue to grow.

There are so many testimonies to be shared, and I hope you come back to read them as they’re added. Thank You for reading our story and considering Vemma!

Ukali & Selena

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