Here's to a Happy Summer from the NFA!
Thrive this Summer with these Great Tips from Fibro Bloggers   
Ah summer! For many people, it's time for cool dips in the pool, burgers on the grill and long walks on the beach.

But for those of us with fibromyalgia, the summer heat and humidity can cause our symptoms to flare and worsen.

Since so many of us struggle during the summer months, FedUpwithFatigue blogger, Donna Gregory Burch, decided to reach out to some of her fellow fibromyalgia bloggers and ask for their best tips for managing the challenges that come with excessive heat and humidity. Click here to read their responses. 
Tired of Popping Pills for Pain?
Roberta Fernandez is a board-certified hypnotist and certified instructor at the FARE Hypnosis Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and she is literally her own "walking" testimonial for hypnosis. She used hypnosis, a natural state of mind, to successfully manage her pain after a total bilateral knee replacement. She simply used self-hypnosis instead of pain pills, and she had no pain.

Roberta explains how hypnosis can be the perfect complement to your doctor's pain management protocol, with no negative side effects or addiction. To read more about how you can easily learn to utilize the natural power of your mind to take back control of your comfort level through self-hypnosis, click here for the article.
Vitamin D Council Podcast with NFA's Dr. Yunus
Listen to this informative podcast in which Missy Sturges, Executive Director of the Vitamin D Council, interviews Dr. Muhammad Yunus, a board-certified rheumatologist and retired professor from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, who is a world-renowned fibromyalgia expert and serves on the medical board of the National Fibromyalgia Association.
Dr. Yunus discusses fibromyalgia disease etiology, disease management and debunks incorrect stereotypes associated with fibromyalgia. Dr. John Cannell, founder of the Vitamin D Council, also joins the conversation to share the plausible mechanism by which vitamin D affects fibromyalgia, and shares the most recent research developments on the topic. Click here to listen to the interviews.
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