Sunday, 26 October 2008



This comment added October 30. I just heard from a friend of mine who is a Dr. who is now retired. He informed me that D-ribose is the "D" in DNA! This means any disease that is caused by damaged genes or damaged DNA, any disease caused by enzyme imbalances, or lack of oxygen to cells, lack of one cell passing on nutrients to the next cell, all would be helped by D-ribose.

(Not an advertisement. I am not selling any product. I am offering help to research a product before you put it into your body, which is what we should all do with everything, including food and medicine
and herbs and supplements)

WHAT IF...D-Ribose is the treatment for Fibromyalgia as much as insulin is the treatment for diabetes?

So many people have been writing to me asking for more information about the Fibromyalgia treatment that has changed my life, my daughter's, and now my sister, mother and even my mother's doctor is trying it. I thought I would post it here and just lead people to this site, and others could lead their friends here as well.

Some of you will be scratching your head wondering how I could have posted about how much pain I was in and how tired I was in the last post, and here I am raving about relief from Fibromyalgia... well let me explain. My pain and fatigue is from my lupus and other health problems, and if I had to suffer the fibromyalgia symptoms on top of the other pain I am having now, I think I would be in serious condition, unable to even roll over alone, so I am thankful for whatever relief I am given, and I think if a person only had fibro, their relief would improve their quality of life, and joy immensely.

Ribose even made my depression disappear completely until I got this lupus flare-up again, which makes me wonder if my depression was caused by my brain not getting enough oxygen and nutrients. I had returned to the person that I knew and loved many years ago, and realized that my personality had not changed permanently, that the many personality changes were ONLY due to exhaustion and pain.

D-Ribose (or also called ribose) is a substance that is already in our bodies that helps the cells individually receive oxygen and nutrients. It even lowers high blood sugar, because the sugar is fed to the cells to be turned into energy, instead of just sitting in the blood.

The only bad side affect is that you get a little bit hungry, because your body is using the food for energy instead of having it just sit in your stomach and turn to fat. That can be solved by snacking wisely or just drinking water instead of snacking.

The only drug interaction is insulin and diabetes medicine, which you will be able to lower (with supervision of course).

I told my Dr. about it, and she had never heard of it, because they don't learn about natural treatments unless they study them on their own time, but she was so excited to have SOMETHING safe and inexpensive to offer her many fibro patients, but not only those patients, ribose is known to help at least 10 other illnesses, such as any disease that causes weakness or has symptoms that affect the whole system, like CFS, fibro, Lyme disease, gulf war syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, COPD, heart failure, Epstein Barre syndrome, auto immune diseases.

If a lot of people with Fibromyalgia keep getting the results I have read about and experienced, that would mean that one cause of Fibromyalgia is an inability of the body to get oxygen and nutrients directly to the cells. Without that, your get weakness and muscle pain, and even the heart doesn't get enough oxygen or nutrients. Without your cells getting fed, nothing works well.

The place I first heard about it was in a newsletter I get called "End Fatigue" from http://www.endfatigue.com/ . The author of the newsletter is a medical Dr. who wrote a book called "From Fatigued to Fantastic" by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. If your library has that book, my daughter urges that everyone get it. I guess he is who discovered the need for D-ribose in people with any chronic illness that causes exhaustion; and he did the research that showed that people with those chronic illnesses or the elderly do not have enough ribose in their bodies.

I have read of many people going off their oxygen, and being able to lower their diabetes medicine with guidance of their Dr. and both those things happened to me. Also, when I do overdo or get ill with my other serious health problems, this helps me recover much faster than before. This has improved my heart failure so much it amazes me. In July I was literally dying. I now have a new lease on life, even though I still struggle with lupus. I think the longer I am on ribose, the more my body will heal. I think the Lord has helped me find my miracle. I know different things work for different people, but I am thanking Heaven for finding something that even takes away 1/4 of all my suffering.

Here is a page that discusses FM and CFS and Ribose, with additional articles at the bottom. http://www.immunesupport.com/library/showarticle.cfm/id/7539 It is not a prescription, so your Dr. will not know about it, but mine was very eager to hear more because there is so little that helps fibro.

As you search, you will often see VERY EXPENSIVE brands, and from what I have studied, it is no different than the other brands. You can get it in chewables or in powder or in capsules.

There's a small booklet called "The health Benefits of Ribose" by Paul Addis Ph.d...Very good description of D-Ribose in the book review under the picture of the book. http://tinyurl.com/5ut3wa . It says that ribose is necessary for literally thousands of functions in the body, so if we don't have enough, that would explain the dozens of symptoms we experience.

I have found that if you try to buy it locally, it is so very expensive, $30-150 dollars, so I buy mine at http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Bioenergy-Ribose-Pure-D-Ribose-100-Capsules for $12.99 a bottle, which has 1.5 months supply in it. That site also has the cheapest shipping I have found in 10 years of buying things online, and that site even lets you pay from your paypal account. All supplements there are 50-85% off, and I have never found cheaper shipping anywhere, $4.99 no matter how much you buy!

I am still continuing to enjoy fibro-free hours with my D-ribose, but when I forget to take it, wow, I am back flat on my back like I was 2 months ago.

PLEASE consider giving it a try...pray about it if you need to. Its completely natural, I have listed the side effects or drug interactions. Research it for yourself...always the wise thing to do.


Disclaimer: I am not prescribing this for everyone, I am only describing what has helped me and many other people. I believe people need to research everything possible about their own bodies and conditions and make educated decisions based on expert advice. If M.D.s don't know about a treatment, you can learn from naturopaths, osteopaths, homeopaths, herbologists, and other natural treatment experts. We are responsible for our own health, and experts are our partner in that responsibility. Do not give up your responsibility completely to anyone else.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Wow, am I beaten down!

Hello all;

They say the higher the climb, the harder the fall...so after my weeks and weeks of feeling like I had a new life given to me due to D-ribose controlling my fibromyalgia, then getting a severe lupus flare-up, I am pretty low.
I've spent a week trying to decide whether to even ask your opinions or not... I'm kind of ashamed for needing someone to help me think things out, but we all need a "sounding board" sometimes I guess.

For those who don't know me, 1.5 years ago I was given 1 year to live due to end stage lupus, and I have almost a dozen other serious conditions caused by lupus destroying various organs in my body; and lately found a supplement that changed my life and made me feel alive again by controlling my fibromyalgia and healing many things in my body. It also changed my daughter's life, and now my Mom and even her Dr. are trying it. It's called D-ribose and it is responsible for literally thousands of functions in the body, and I am sure God led me to find it, because I actually bought it by accident instead of something else. There are other posts about D-ribose below in my blog.

If I was superstitious, (I'm not)...I would think that when I started proclaiming my miracle of such a turnaround in my health and life, I might have jinxed myself. Although I am still fibromyalgia free when I take the D-ribose, I got smacked off my feet with one of the worst lupus flares I have had in years. Yes its my own fault because I thought I felt so good that for the first time ever, I did too much, and so now I'm paying for it. I did all the Canadian Thanksgiving shopping and cooking myself. In my first marriage I had my mother-in-law's help because we entertained up to 30 people at a time. This time it took me 3 days of cooking/resting until I got it done, then I was too sick to eat it, but I made my brother so proud he cried. lol. He's been the cook and chef for Mom, Dad and I since I moved back home with them, but he quit cooking for us when Dad died 10 months ago.

Also I have been overwhelmed with legal work to try to get my husband home ASAP for compassionate reasons. I have been doing the work my lawyer should be doing for me, and I have done 1200 pages of documents this week.

I was so busy working or collapsing that I didn't have time to write to anyone. I can't keep up with my email anymore which takes 8-12 hours a day. I don't have a secretary and staff like my lawyer does does, and most of what she wants me to send IMMEDIATELY are things I sent her up to 4 times before. Some of the papers are almost impossible to get new originals of, like papers that were notarized in the court over in the area that my husband is living. She just keeps claiming she didn't get them, but for many I have a photocopy, which means I sent her the original. I just broke down and cried yesterday to my hubby. I was so tired and overwhelmed and getting cold feet wondering if I could even be a wife if I am this sick every day.

I am still grateful for finding the control for the fibro, because if I had to fight fibro along with this, I would not be able to even move.

I think that because I am so tired (slept 1 hour in 72) and in pain that I am not able to think things through clearly, so I need some feedback. I realize not everyone here has the same beliefs as me, but I feel very close to my Lord personally, so I feel a bit hurt/confused, even betrayed, or cheated, like I had been given a precious new life and then had it taken away again, and as if He WANTS me to suffer and not be able to feel human or alive or able to care for myself. That hurts my feelings so much, because I try so hard to be thankful to Him for everything, and was so grateful to start to feel what normal people feel like and think like without constant pain and exhaustion. I had gotten hope again that I could be a good wife to my husband when he comes home from the war zone; now I have doubts again now that I am so sick, but I still have faith that God will supply my strength for each day. We'll get through somehow, one day/one hour at a time. I just wanted life with my husband to be so much better than it can be at this level of suffering. Do you think God wants me to suffer? That he would take away what I thought was the first steps to a new life? I just don't know how to interpret this spiritually. Yes I believe there's a reason for everything, but I just feel like a child whose parent took away something like leg braces or eyeglasses that I would need to function in life. (I can just hear a few of my male friends now saying 'Wow, women just over-think everything!') lol.

I even feel guilty about not being able to understand this right now or wondering what God is doing...but it's a normal human reaction I think, especially when I am too sick to sort things out for myself.

Any thoughts?
Bless you all--


Friday, 10 October 2008


I AM SO VERY THANKFUL FOR MY COMPUTER AND INTERNET FRIENDS AND INTERNET WORLD...and for all my many miracles and blessings this year...and for my life full of little joys and luxuries, despite the pain and disability.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


My precious friends, I just wanted to say thankyou for all your comments and emails, and apologize a little bit for not being able to reply to all comments and emails. It doesn't mean that I care for you any less...I have just been overwhelmed running the business alone because the town my husband is in had the electricity and natural gas (heating/cooking gas) bombed, and without electricity there is no way to pump the water to the houses, so they went for weeks without water, fuel, electricity. My husband got some water from a neighbor's well, boiled it for a long time, but still he got a terrible kidney infection from something in that water, but now he is recovering and the power is on for 2 hours a day so he can help a bit more with our translation business. I was proofreading really interesting news articles for BBC, about 150 pages of them. I am sure learning a lot about what goes on in the world, and that the USA does not get all of the information about their leaders...just what the media wants to say to avoid panic or riots or fear etc. I guess all countries censor some of the news about their leaders.

One of the articles made me laugh...kind of out of disbelief and frustration. It was an article written by a person in the country part of Afghanistan (far from a city). He said "We walk for hours to get to a clinic or hospital, then when we get there, our patient has to wait for an hour for the doctor!!!" I thought AN HOUR!?!?! So Canadian medical treatment is worse than in the countryside of Afghanistan? What would that person think if we told him that in N. America we wait 8 hours to 3 days! In the province next to me, British Columbia, where my brother lives, he has spent 3 days in Emergency and his wife brought his meals and drinks etc. until he could be seen. Like I mentioned earlier, 2 weeks ago in Canada, they found a man dead in the ER waiting room, after he had waited 34 hours without care.

With this business work, I am pushing ahead like a horse with blinders on, day and night, and my breaks consist of trying to return an email or post this blog or pay a bill or do legal work to get my husband here, or take a nap of a few hours out of 24. I'll be finished today, thank heaven.
OH THAT REMINDS ME! I wrote to the highest government official in Canada to explain the situation with my husband, and she wrote to my lawyer and kind of chastised her for neglecting our case, and told her to hurry and get going so my husband and I could get together, so things are getting better and better!
Love you even when I can't reply.

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