Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Movement & Exercise
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Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Movement & Exercise

As discussed in Parts 1: Stress & Anxiety, Part 2: Hormonal Cycles, and Part 3: Digestive Health, management of Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) requires addressing much more than musculoskeletal pain and subluxations/dislocations. That said, managing musculoskeletal pain and the demands of daily movement is of utmost importance, and doing so…

Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 020: Overcoming Insomnia
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Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 020: Overcoming Insomnia

In today’s podcast we discuss Freyja’s recent blog post:  Hypermobility Type Ehlers-Danlos: Overcoming Insomnia. Please note: This information is for anyone who suffers from insomnia, not just the EDS population. For many people- especially those living in chronic pain- restful sleep can be a bit of a unicorn. The irony of being tired to the…

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos (hEDS): Overcoming Insomnia
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Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos (hEDS): Overcoming Insomnia

For anyone living in chronic pain, restful sleep is a bit of a unicorn. In these cases, insomnia is often rebranded as painsomnia, as a representation for the vicious cycle of pain and chronic fatigue that comes with insomnia. It’s admittedly adding a bit of insult to injury to have sleep – a typically blissful…

Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Digestive Health
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Top 5 hEDS & HSD Considerations: Digestive Health

As discussed in Parts 1: Stress & Anxiety, and Part 2: Hormonal Cycles, hEDS and HSD management requires addressing more than musculoskeletal pain and subluxations/dislocations. Being that it is a connective tissue disorder, the altered collagen structure can affect all bodily systems including organs. The gastrointestinal system (GI) is one of the most under-reported of…

Top 5 Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Considerations: Stress & Anxiety
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Top 5 Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Considerations: Stress & Anxiety

Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome (hEDS) and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD) are a relatively new area of medicine despite having been first discovered in the early 1900s. While current research is focused on expediting the diagnosis process for hEDS (it typically takes 10+ years for an accurate diagnosis, leaving individuals exposed to a decade of additional ramifications),…

Pillars of Health: Movement
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Pillars of Health: Movement

The human body was designed for daily movement. The old adage “Use it or lose it” doesn’t apply to many things, but it certainly does apply when dealing with the health of the human brain and body. From birth, we move as much as possible until our constant failures result in rolling over, crawling, standing,…

Hypermobility EDS & HSD Support Strategies
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Hypermobility EDS & HSD Support Strategies

Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility or Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders can be complex and confusing at the best of times. What worked yesterday as a strategy for symptoms may not work tomorrow and vice versa. That said, family and friends can play an immensely helpful role in pain & symptom management simply by being there. The following 5 key…