Free from Fibromyalgia!

(c) Misty Wright Gregg

Who do you know with fibromyalgia?

What is it?

Mayo Clinic defines it this way, “Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.  Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.”

Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.  While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms.   Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.”

I had fibromyalgia.  From 1997 to 2001, I was in persistent pain and the doctors could not give me a diagnosis.  My arms, wrists, hips and legs were constantly aching.  I wore braces on both my wrists for four years and slept with a pillow between my legs because the pain was unbearable if the weight of one leg rested on the other.  I kept the braces on all day and night, but I could never wrap them tight enough to make the pain go away.

The doctor ran many tests, trying to find the source of the pain in my right hip.  After months of physical therapy with no changes, he thought it could be bone cancer.  It was a great day when my doctor said, “It isn’t cancer.”  Only one problem … he did not have the answer to why I was in so much pain, every day on an ongoing basis.

I had seen numerous doctors (General Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Neurologist, ENT, Chiropractor, Ob-Gyn and Surgeon) and each offered an additional medication to help with the pain, though no one offered a solution to my problem.   I felt like they did not really believe me when I described all the   symptoms and how they would not go away.

In 2001, we were living in Pennsylvania and my new neighbor told me that she had gotten great results for her fibromyalgia symptoms by using nutritional supplements.  I was intrigued by this and researched everything I could about vitamins, minerals, natural whole foods, and purified water.  I learned that my diet was a huge part of my problem.  Here is a sample of my diet at the time:  No breakfast, diet drinks, few vegetables, few fruits and very little protein.

With the data I collected, I decided to make some changes in my diet and I kept a record of any changes I noticed.  At the beginning, I made two changes (1) I began each day with a protein shake and (2) I took high quality nutritional supplements.  Within two weeks I was able to take the wrist brace off my left arm and within a month I no longer needed the braces at all!

Then I decided to eliminate all medication.  With my doctor’s supervision, I was off all meds within four months.  It has been over eight years and I remain pain free!   Here is a sample of my diet now:  Protein shake for breakfast (puts the body in an alkaline base) high quality nutritional supplements, purified water and protein with each meal.

Many people I work with struggle with fibromyalgia and the biggest impact to improving one’s health is to clean up the diet.  When I began eating a diet more alkaline than acidic, my health dramatically improved.  Leafy green vegetables are a wonderful source of alkaline foods.  Many diseases love sugar  among other acidic foods and they thrive in that environment.  If you have fibromyalgia, I encourage you to reduce your sugar intake and see how your health improves.

Our body is perfectly designed to heal itself and we can find the things we need in nature.  By eating natural whole foods grown (not made of chemicals) we feed our body with the nutrients needed for optimal health.

To Your Good Health!


Misty Wright Gregg is a preventative healthcare consultant and lives with her family in Virginia.  As the owner of the “The Sage Soapbox,” she enjoys traveling for speaking engagements and individual consultations. Misty hosts a Free Fibromyalgia Conference Call on Wednesday evenings at 5:55pm ET.  To sign up, please contact her at


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A Nutritional Approach to ADD/ADHD

(c) Misty Gregg

Why are children in the US on so many prescriptions drugs? There are literally millions of children who take medication for ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Do all of them need medication?

I do not have that answer, but I will share a personal experience with you.

When our daughter, Callie was in fourth grade, her teachers, guidance counselor and assistance principal called a meeting with my husband and me. They had “observed” Callie on several occasions being fidgety and chatty in class. (According to the teachers’ comments on my elementary school report cards, I had the same issues!)

They strongly suggested we take her to the doctor and they explained that often medication was helpful for ADD. So, these educators were diagnosing and making a medical recommendation for our child? How does that work?

We did not take Callie to the doctor, but rather decided to look at a nutritional approach. Callie began taking nutritional supplements (a multivitamin and a B-Complex) with her breakfast and we saw a huge difference in her concentration level.

We did not share this information with the school, so when we went back a few weeks later for a follow up meeting, they assumed she had begun taking medication. Callie’s teachers for the morning classes reported she was extremely focused, but the teachers for the afternoon classes commented she still seemed distracted and that they had seen very little difference.

This was great!!!


The B vitamins are wonderful for concentration, but they are water soluble. It makes sense that she could concentrate better in the morning and not as well when the B vitamins were gone from her system in the afternoon.

We added some additional B vitamins to her diet and eight years later, she has never taken any of the ADD/ADHD medicines that could harm her liver, among many other side effects.

They are so many different aspects of ADD/ADHD, so what worked for Callie might not work for someone else. Many of my clients’ children have gotten wonderful results by eating a gluten free diet, taking nutritional supplements, drinking purified water, getting plenty of sleep, exercising and eliminating toxic cleaning products from their home.

What has worked for you or someone you know?

Misty Wright Gregg is a preventative healthcare consultant and lives with her family in Virginia.  As the owner of the “The Sage Soapbox,” she enjoys traveling for speaking engagements and individual consultations.  Please contact her @ 540.314.2324 or via


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Multivitamins, Multiple Choices

c) Misty Gregg

Are you in the 1% of American adults who gets all the nutrients you need from the food you eat?  If not, join the rest of us!  The Anarem Report, a government National Food Consumption Survey of over 21,500 individuals, reported that not one single person consumed 100% of the recommended daily value for the following studied nutrients:  Protein, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12 and Magnesium.  This report came out several years ago, but I would guess if they did the same study today, the results would be similar.

Some of the nutrients we expect to be in our food are not there.  Why?  Nutrients are lost in a variety of ways such as:  shipping, pasteurization, canning, freezing and cooking.   The problem is your body still needs them.

A great analogy would be a car; a car needs gasoline, oil and other fluids to run properly.  If we put coffee in the gas tank, yes it is a liquid, but it is not what the car needs…same thing when we eat processed foods.  They are empty calorie foods and even though we feel full, our body still needs the missing nutrients.

Why would we believe there is no connection between what we eat and how our body functions???  Even if we eat a healthy diet, we might be missing some of the key nutrients our body needs. 100+ years ago, many people had farms and grew most of their food or they purchased fresh, local food.  This meant that people ate a variety of foods depending on what was in season.  In turn, they got many of the key nutrients on a regular basis.

If we are not getting all the nutrients our body needs from our food, adding nutritional supplements can support our diet.  But, “the buyer beware,” because not all vitamins are created equally.  When selecting vitamins, it is important to check the company and their products for safety and efficacy.  Look for a company who provides scientific date with quality testing.  Ask if the company can make available their clinical research studies and are they published in peer-reviewed journals.  Many vitamins contain synthetic ingredients, preservatives and they are made from chemicals rather than food.  Some others are made with a combination of products and can be unbalanced.  I would recommend vitamins made from whole foods that are cold pressed, so as not to cook out any of the nutrients.  This type of supplement will help when you need a little extra nutrition to support a busy lifestyle!

Misty Wright Gregg is a preventative healthcare consultant and lives with her family in Virginia.  As the owner of the “The Sage Soapbox,” she enjoys traveling for speaking engagements and individual consultations.


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Listen to Your Inner Guidance ~ It KNOWS What It’s Talking About


I just got off the phone with a guy who just returned from Japan.

His guides had indicated to him that he needed to purchase a BioElectric Shield before he left for this trip to Japan recently. He ordered it from me and jumping through a few hoops, we were able to get it to him in time to have it before his flight.

He had no idea what he and his friends were about to face while there. Staying in a 40-floor hotel that was swaying from the earthquake was no fun. Luckily everyone is O.K. and he is now safely back home in the states.

I remember my guides giving me the same kind of advice.

The moment I saw a picture of a BioElectric Shield in a magazine, I instantly KNEW I had to have one. I was so thrilled when it arrived. I put it on and instantly relaxed. It felt like all my muscles had been clinched for years. I was working in a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant with electronics, computers, and stress everywhere.

I’ve had one on ever since.

You can find out more about the BioElectric Shield at

Have a glorious day,
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Nature and Artificial Chemicals Have Never Been a Good Mix

Round Up? Hmmm – if it kills all the so-called “bad” stuff, what else does it do? I began wondering that as soon as it hit the market.

Growth hormone and antibiotics injected into animals for human consumption. Also fed genetically modified feed. What’s the human body to do with all that?

A very interesting video about big business and news distortion:

Video about Monsanto and Fox News

And this sound advice about how to eat and be more healthy by an 11-year-old:

11 Year Old Speaks Out About Eating Healthy

What you do with this information is up to you. I encourage you to use it as food for thought.


Want to Lose Weight? Eliminate High Fructose Corn Syrup as a Smart Start

It’s in everything from packaged foods to soft drinks. You don’t want to have it in your system.

This article is from Science Daily.

When I ran the internet department for a Nissan dealership in Santa Fe, I often watched the sales guys walk around with giant sodas. They all had a weight problem. One day I noticed that one of the guys had dropped a significant amount of weight.

I asked him what he was doing differently? He didn’t tell me everything he had shifted, but he did share that his mom quit drinking soft drinks and dropped 12 pounds almost instantly. So he did the same. He was doing much more than that, but eliminating high fructose corn syrup from your diet is important, not only for losing weight, but because it is seriously unhealthy in many other ways.

Here are a few articles describing the other dangers of eating and drinking, what I would consider to be poison to your system:

My sweetener of choice has always been stevia concentrate. I have been drinking tea with stevia for about 15 years now. It is a dark liquid made from the stevia plant, also called sweet leaf. When left in the dark form, it has been medically proven to assist with blood pressure and blood sugar regulation or balance. Most products offer a white powder or a clear liquid. They are good choices also, but don’t offer the health benefits of the concentrated dark.

Have a deLightful day,

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Lose Weight – Finally

I’ve just posted my latest newsletter. It includes a free video on weight loss from one of the best experts on the subject. It also contains information about Violet Flame and what that energy can do for you – along with a discount on Violet Flame Mists and Roll-Ons.


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All Day in Front of Your Computer Facing Electromagnetic Radiation and What the BioElectric Shield Can Do For You

Who knew?

Who knew that spending time in front of your computer, or using a cell phone, flying on a plane, or even visiting the mall was hazardous to your health?

Electromagnetics are real and they affect you every day.  And if you are like me, you spend a great deal of time in front of a computer screen.

It zaps you. The electromagnetic radiation coming off the screen, from the fluorescent lights, buzzing out of the battery on your cell phone, is negativity affecting you all day every day. A whole host of new diseases is cropping up because of the amount of electromagnetic “noise” everywhere in modern society.

Tiredness and a poor immune system are just two of the symptoms. There are tons of others.

A recent medical study indicates that kids with cell phones are several times more likely to develop brain tumors than their peers who don’t use a cell phone. And it seems that its worse the younger the child.

Some people are highly sensitive to it and literally feel like they are being burned when they hold a cell phone or sit in front of a computer screen. Others are simply worn out at the end of the day after being in front of a computer screen or under fluorescent lights.

I’m sure you’ve heard that stress is bad. Well electromagnetic radiation has your body under stress all day. And fighting it is exhausting.

Luckily, thankfully, there are ways to shield yourself from this attack.

Dr. Wayne Dyer endorsing the BioElectric Shield

One of the best methods for electromagnetic shielding that I’ve found is the BioElectric Shield.

Back in the day, when I was an engineer working in a factory, surrounded by computers and other electronics, fluorescent lights and such, it was all I could do to get through the day. Then I heard about the BioElectric Shield.

I had tried other products on the market, but never could tell that they were doing anything.

I will never forget the day my BioElectric Shield arrived. I put it on and instantly felt all my muscle relax. It was like for the first time – ever – I wasn’t tense. My body had been trying to fight off the attack of the electromagnetic radiation for years. And, I wasn’t tired at the end of the day. Now that was something new. That was back in the mid-1990’s.

I’ve been wearing a BioElectric Shield ever since. I started with a sterling silver with brass tabs. I eventually upgraded to sterling silver with gold tabs – which my former husband managed to loose somehow. I’m now wearing an all-white gold shield. I would never sit in front of a computer, talk on a cell phone, or travel without one.

To find out more and to order, visit The BioElectric Shield Store at Dancing Dolphin.

Have a delightful day,


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