Health Matters Show: Domain For Sale!

by Cinda Crawford on December 28, 2013

in Health Matters Shows

cinda-standup-2-in-looking-rightThe Health Matters Show has been up and running continuously for years. I’ve had people tell me that the information provided on this website was incredibly valuable in their struggle to get well from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other illnesses. That’s good…because that was the purpose of offering it in the first place!

Now…it’s time for a change in my approach to reaching people, so as of today, this last show of 2013, I’m offering the domain for sale! I believe that the “Health Matters Show” is quite a valuable domain. Many websites, including some prominent ones, have taken up the name of this site in some form or fashion and, until now, marketed it in different ways.

As of today, I’m now offering this domain for sale. In doing so, I’m counting on the new website to offer you and lots of other people some very valuable input. Why? Because…

1) “Health Matters” interest us all! We want to know the best info and what to do to prod our “2014 Health Initiative” and beyond to be the most successful!

2) The act of putting information out there as a “show” is a straight forward way to present timely, authoritative and interesting data. It’s easy for you and the person offering it to you.

and…

3) Of course, spreading such info via the Internet and as a blog are great ways to get it to millions of people easily, quickly and literally forever. (What is published on the Internet literally stays around. You can always find it!)

Contact me at Cinda Crawford to correspond and bid on this valuable domain, the Health Matters Show. Yes, it’s “domain for sale” status begins today. I will entertain all reasonable offers, but of course, the highest one will win out. Part of that reason is because I’ve put years of effort into building up this website. The other is because I want you to get a quality source of information to still be presented here, a site with a budget and resources that offers the best info possible. The bidding starts now! (Included are healthmattershow.com and healthmattersshow.com.)

Thanks so much, Cinda Crawford

PS- Don’t worry. I won’t be fading from sight. Far from it! Instead I’ll be writing and producing all kinds of information for you. I believe in the process of “getting well”. It’s time that you earnestly begin to believe in yourself too! If you have other needs or thoughts, feel free to contact me at Cinda Crawford.

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PrayingIf you’re thinking how tired you are because you feel sick with an illness that won’t go away, you may want to come up with the Ultimate Prayer for Christmas. After all, Santa is watching all good girls and boys. Surely God has us in His sight, too.

Go to Him with any request, distress or need. If you’re really ill with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or other long term, distressing, life-changing, hard-to-live-with problems, such as autoimmune illnesses, then praying the ultimate prayer for Christmas could be the best thing you ever do. Please look deeply at this now to see what doing so might offer you in the coming months and years ahead.

A little history first. The followers of this Health Matters Show blog and podcast recently completed prayers that began as days one through seven. (If you missed any of them, just go backwards from this date and take your time catching up. They are all in sequence from December 20, 2013 back.) Each reader had the opportunity to learn new things about “how” to pray, “what” to say and, hopefully, begin to see changes manifest in the body, mind and spirit. *FACT: Each of us is composed of all of these three parts equally, so it’s important to address them individually when we pray.*

As you and I approach Our Heavenly Father in prayer, we begin this sacred time with an attitude of respect and awe. We praise Him for all that He is doing and will do in our lives. We recount our blessings.

In the past, you may have struggled with the language of praise, especially on those days when you felt at your worst. Know that God doesn’t expect you to say things that are not in your heart. If you’re struggling to hang on, He is there with you. The Holy Spirit offers comfort and His strong presence to lean on. He bolsters you during the good times and bad, on the days when Fibromyalgia leaves you aching and sore, on the days when Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sucks out your energy to such an extent that even your brain cannot function! An surely there are a lot of autoimmune illnesses with their own special twist on agony, too. He is the answer to them all.

It is precisely during such bad times that you and I are the most emotionally vulnerable. We have an aching need to draw close to our almighty and powerful God, the one source in our lives who is capable of healing us. In our weakness, it is possible to be strong because… He is there. The hope of a healthier tomorrow manifests because of His promises.

So, let’s get started on the next step of this important “prayer process”. On this day and the days ahead, take the time to write down…


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conquer-your-fear-Le14nd-Flickr-4901040168.jpgIn working with Prayers for Healing Series: Day 7, you are at the forefront of a time of keener awareness about your emotional, physical and spiritual life. That is a valuable process, yet normally difficult to handle alone.

To be successful at such a task, you need to control and conquer your fear. Today’s prayer helps you do that. The emotion of fear is most likely the emotion that you experience when dealing with a thorny personal problem. Even worse, fear drags you down, slows you up, stifles your creativity and determination and, at the worst, halts your forward progress. It keeps you wallowing in worry, fretting over every action and inaction, awash in feelings that you ought to be fearful and thus should react negatively. Generally, fear can keep you stymied and unable to accomplish your goals.

Why do you suppose that you, as a human being, are so vulnerable and have such an inability to conquer your fear?

Once we realize what a hindrance fear is and recognize it as a negative, get-nothing-done emotion, we are in a better position to do something positive about it. Here are the first three steps in the process: 1) Realize it, 2) Analyze it, 3) Get control of it by being honest with yourself and with God.

See if the Day 7 prayer doesn’t work for you in this way. You’ve gone this far with your illness. You want to leave it behind and begin to feel better. Be brave and take up the mantle of talking with God daily to help you in this process. Results may come quickly or take awhile. Only you can experience your own healing. Only you have the miraculous relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Make good use of it. Ask Him to help you begin to know yourself intimately and then ask Him to provide you with exactly what you need for real healing to occur.

I thank you for joining the Health Matters Show today. I’m your host, Cinda Crawford.


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Intensity- Eric Kilby- Flickr- 4144830429As we progress into Prayers for Healing Series: Day 6, you’ll notice some minor similarities to previous days. Even so, do not be deceived. This is a pattern which we are purposely building upon. Today, we’re turning up the powerfulness that your prayers can manifest when you have INTENSITY. In other words, the right intentions and motivations for your prayers. You want them heard and answered by God ASAP! And in powerful ways!

Let’s get started. In order to be effective and ramp up the intensity of your prayer life, plus spark big differences in your health, you need to:

  • Be thankful for what you already have. Many people (especially the really sick) begin to catastrophize each and every symptom or event. They act as if when the going gets tough, they want to scream, “I can’t handle this!” The more subtle may nit pick at problems, instead of looking past them to a possible solution and the rainbows that hopefully will follow.
  • Know that if you’re really ill, you may not feel like Miss or Mr. Jolly every moment of the day. Know that you still can take moments, minutes or hours here and there to be thankful for the health, blessings, family and friends that you have.

It’s human nature to notice the most cheerful person in the room and surely God is no different. Ask yourself…is He here to help me in my worst moments? Of course, He is! But it surely thrills His heart so to witness you being happy and appreciative.

Don’t let people notice you because of your negative mood. How does one stop such an unseemly habit? By making a new one. Whatever you do, don’t allow yourself to dwell in a depressive mood for too long. If you’re forcing the change at first (to be more positive), go ahead and do it. The wisdom in this is simple if you think about it. If you’re smiling, people will smile back at you. If you’re pleasant to be around, people will want to be near you. Before you know it, you’ll have some new, upbeat friends and even “illness” can’t keep you “down”.

Okay. Click below to get Day 6′s prayer. It’s powerful. After you’ve finished listening to the podcast and reading the words, let me know how much all six of these steps are affecting you.

Cinda Crawford, your host of the Health Matters Show


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Doubt- Flickr- Acy Varian- 8875400921Unfortunately for some of us, prayer is not the first option when trouble occurs and we begin seeking a way “out” of our misery. No doubt it should be the first action of choice or in the top few.

If we fallible, human beings spend more time in prayer asking for guidance, forgiveness and God-inspired answers to our physical and emotional misery, we would find a measure of relief sooner. God is always with us. He loves us! However, we don’t always sense His presence or His willingness to help us out, so we don’t turn in His direction.

As discussed in days one through four of this Prayers for Healing Series, our prayers should start with praising God for what He is doing in our lives. Sincerely, earnestly being thankful for our many blessings is the least we can do. It’s not nice to be ungrateful!

Since this happens to be the week after Thanksgiving, thinking along this line may have been something you have been doing. I notice on Facebook, many people have been expressing “what” they are thankful for all month. That is a good thing and places us in a position of humility and grace. Today let’s continue with Day 5 of this prayer series. It’s emphasis is on introspection. In fact, all of the prayers are introspective in nature.

ONE, when you take the time and put in the effort to place a reflective mirror in front of you, you get a clearer picture of the real you. If you are going to make the effort to change and begin seeking a deeper prayer life which wants a major self-change, the process must being with YOU. NOW.

TWO, this self-mirror may seem a bit scary at first, even uncomfortable. But remember, you are praying for the parts of you that have contributed towards you being sick…to be OVER. You’re asking for God to remove them and make you a better, healthier person. Your chances of this happening in a major way are so much more real and doable, if you are willing to do your part of this process and participate in such introspection.

Open up your can-do attitude; be resilient and brave. You can begin your healing process today. God is simply waiting on you to ask for help. He is right beside you now and can reward you for not letting doubt or fear rule you any longer.

Thank you so much for joining me today on the Health Matters Show. As you read this and begin your own process, please leave comments or message me on Facebook. I’d love to hear from you about your experiences and progress. Remember, I do this all the time for people, assist folks with this investigative self-process, but even my clients must be willing to do the beginning hard work. If they do, their end-results rewards are so glorious. They change; they mature; they become healthier people!

Cinda Crawford,
Host of the Health Matters Show


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 Fear-Meigs-OToole-Flickr-4899918347FEAR is the key to our Prayers for Healing Series, Day 4 today. Do you have health fear? Or in other words, what fears do you have about your health? Is “stuff” happening to you that’s beyond your control? That you don’t understand or can handle? Do you fear something is overtaking you and causing your health to decline further…or worse…kill you?

Well healthy fear is one thing. We all need a healthy fear about getting to close too the edge of a cliff, but unhealthy fear of everyday things in life can spell trouble. Many people who suffer with ongoing, chronic illnesses have that level of fear with them all the time. Fear breeds uneasiness at best; a catastrophic outcome at worst. Being vigilant is different than maintaining too exorbitant a level of fear.

Take a look at Day 4′s prayer, then combine it with everything else you’ve learned in the previous days and see if it doesn’t make a lot of sense to you. You want health and healing. You want to be as healthy as possible. If you fear the outcome too much, you are instead only expecting bad or at least poor results. Decide today to revamp your attitudes about your own health. Begin to accomplish “good health” by reading, saying and implementing this prayer. Expect healing to follow!

Best wishes,
Cinda Crawford, your host of the Health Matters Show


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Daily Prayers- James Ogley- Flickr- 4671485523In this Prayers for Healing Series: Day 3 resource, you will be receiving great gifts, such as 1) how to begin your daily prayers, 2) what to say when you pray and 3) how to get the results you want through your daily prayer life = Health and HEALING.

There are two things you can count on for certain when you change how you approach your daily prayer life. Spectacular, life-changing results may not come quickly or spontaneously, but who is to say? Your blessings will come and they will be your personal blessings.

On day 3 of this Prayers for Healing Series, don’t forget any of what you learned during days one and two, namely to always praise Father God for who He is and for what He gives to you in life. Secondly, always be thankful. During this month of November, the Thanksgiving month, thoughts of what we should be thankful for often come to mind.

Let’s quickly review some: first off, you have the degree of health that you do as a blessing. There are no limits- good or bad- on the physical body. You also have blessings of people, job, home and circumstances because your Father in Heaven loves you. He never leaves you alone or to fend for yourself– without Him. And, you have the promise of tomorrow. Claim your future today by making good use of these healing prayers. Begin to change your future now.

I thank you so much for visiting the Health Matters Show and continuing in this daily prayers series. Please, don’t forget to leave comments after you listen to the podcast and check out day three of “Prayers for Healing”.

Cinda Crawford
Your host of the Health Matters Show


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 Thankful-Flickr-amboo-who-6314557547.jpgThe Prayers for Healing Series: Day Two this week will continue from day one and lead you one step further on the path of your healing journey. This prayer begins with the act of being thankful. It encourages you to develop a discerning mind as you gain wisdom and grace as you spend time in prayer.

When you sit in earnest prayer, you are in the presence of God.

Know beyond a shadow of a doubt, healing is rarely a one time event. No and especially untrue is the philosophy of “Hey take this pill and you’re good to go—- forever!” Healing, like life, is a process.

You begin going down a road that you believe will lead you towards healing… .

As you travel the road, you will surely be challenged. Hopefully, you change for the better and are able to meet your challenges head on. As you change, you grow more enlightened. One of the most phenomenal things you hope to learn is exactly what caused you to be sick in the first place. If you get that issue handled, much of the rest of healing falls into place.

Now all this is a revelation to the person who has never ventured within in this way. Does that sound a bit like you? If so, do not be afraid to look within yourself. Do not be dismayed if it’s a bit challenging at first. After all, you can’t be expected to know what you didn’t know! It’s your time to learn more now about YOU. This is so powerful and there’s a lot more to come. Remember: you’re only on the second day of prayers.

Your healing journey stretches out before you– uncertain, unknown and a mystery. Maybe the path looks a bit fuzzy at first, but later as you learn, grow and mature in God, it becomes clearer and quite exciting. God never said being with Him would be boring! :-)


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http://healthmattershow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/PrayersforHealing-futureshape-Flickr-8127977215.jpgI’ve put together a Prayers for Healing Series. As an ordained minister and someone who has personally benefited from a deeper prayer life, I’m hoping that these prayers are going to be just the thing to inspire you to begin thinking more deeply about your healing.

Many people don’t know how to approach the topic of healing so they avoid it and hope that healing will somehow happen on its own. If that was going to work, it probably would have already occurred. To me that suggests that all of us who are suffering with long-time illness could benefit from some concentrated time in prayer. It’s not as difficult as you might imagine.

At first thought, praying for healing may seem like a nebulous and fuzzy thing to do. What would be my purpose? How would I do it? Doesn’t God know I’m sick and need help? For someone who prays often, it may seem like a no-brainer-guide that you don’t need.

However, I urge you to hang in there with this purposed activity. I believe you’ll find it incredibly valuable. Plus I ask that you come back to the Health Matters Show blog and podcast each week to continue and dig deeper into this marvelous goal. After you’ve read over each week’s material, please leave your feedback. It will aid me in making this a great resource for the public, which I plan to do. What you have to think and say about it could make a difference in how I approach each “day” and vicariously, it could be valuable to someone else’s life and recovery! So let’s get started now…


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Causes and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

by Cinda Crawford on October 25, 2013

in Fibromyalgia,Health Matters Shows

Causes-Symptoms-of-Fibromyalgia-3526207925-KindredsPage-Flickr.jpgWhat are the causes of Fibromyalgia? Let’s talk about some of them today. No one cause is considered “the” universal cause or trigger that happens when someone becomes sick with the illness. Two predominant factors that I have found in helping people get well from Fibro are to begin dealing with ANY occurrences of #1) physical trauma such as when you’ve been in an accident; and when you are #2) experiencing too much emotional stress caused or triggered by past events, people or current circumstances.

*This latter type, emotional stress, can manifest as physical symptoms, too. Yes, real damage from a mental, emotional or psychological trauma can trigger an illness like Fibromyalgia! What you’ll probably find most interesting is that physical stress can often be handled and cured faster and easier than the damage from emotional stress. Curious how that works, but emotional issues are so directly tied into each part of us that it often takes something special to deal with them adequately. (Not drugs.)

This point is surely part of the reason why I’ve found it helpful in the healing process to look at all possible causes of Fibro, but especially those related to the broad category of “trauma” and any long term emotional issues. The latter may be deeply buried within because they are tough to deal with. However, by using the right approach, I’ve found that even these tough wounds can be successfully dealt with and healed! *Please listen to the podcast below -and then- read on to find out more causes and symptoms of Fibromyalgia.


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Brain Fog, Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

by Cinda Crawford on October 18, 2013

in Brain Fog,Health Matters Shows

Brain-fog-confused-7658298768-FlickrWhen I write about brain fog, Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS as a topic, it garners a lot of attention and rightfully so. Brain fog is one horrible symptom! People with many illnesses exhibit cognitive impairment, but I’m especially familiar with how Fibro and ME/CFS folks suffer.

Symptoms can range from confusion to memory loss, to disorientation spatially and geographically to speech problems. And surely there’s more. *You’re welcome to add all info in the comment field below.

As a matter of fact, it’s one of the most long-lasting symptoms of both these illnesses, especially if inflammation and immune system dysfunction allowed brain damage to set in and become permanent. That’s the case with me. I had four bad viruses when I got ME/CFS and surely one of them (if not all four) was the culprit to me being forever a sufferer with cognitive impairment and brain fog.

Listen to today’s podcast and see if you don’t recognize some of your own fears about being able to function in a competitive world and have brain fog at the same time. Even when you have Fibromyalgia, people look at you strangely when you forget some common piece of knowledge. They wonder if you know what you’re talking about. When you mispronounce words, they wonder if you have a speech impediment. When you get mixed up, will they have patience with you and understand that you can’t help your jumbled memory? Do they think you’re dumb???


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Tiredness -Sophie Coldwell DiedTiredness is a one of the major symptoms of immune dysfunction. Those experiencing a lot of symptoms, e.g. ME/CFS, suffer with immune dysfunction, too, and a lot of other symptoms. What that can mean to you and yours it that the immune system will not be functioning at a normal level. It can be depressed (low) or overactive (running at too high a level). An example of the latter may indicate the presence of an autoimmune illness.

Today, let’s take on one of these aspects, a depressed immune system. Count on chronic illness symptoms showing up. You won’t be feeling up to par– for sure! That’s because this critical body system (the immune system) is your major line of defense. It may not fight off diseases as good as it should be. Instead, it may have allowed an over-abundance of yeast, parasites or some other dastardly creature to get the upper hand. Yes, it simply can be tired of working at such a tough pace all the time. TIREDNESS, the important symptom we’re discussing today, then occurs often and easily. That makes feeling so terrible tough to conquer (because you don’t know what’s wrong) and get rid of (same reason). The reason? Because doctors do not know exactly what causes such exhaustion and therefore may not treat you properly or offer you helpful advice.

Also, some doctors are too quick to dismiss this “tiredness” as being unimportant. Such an attitude could work towards your detriment, the sick patient. Remember that it’s important to tackle such a symptom quickly. I urge you below to follow the case of a girl who died of leukemia and, you guessed it, tiredness. In the beginning, it was one of her main symptoms before the leukemia was diagnosed. Read about her history and the agony her family is going through now that this young girl is gone.

*If you’ve suffered with being too tired and the symptom is not being resolved, check with your doctor NOW. Don’t stop until you get a reasonable answer. Many causes for tiredness can be helped and therapeutic intervention if applied in time. Ask for direct help and expect answers, even if they are tough answers to hear. You deserve it, plus it could save your life or your future. Next week we’ll look at other symptoms that either may be overlooked or under-treated. If you’re going to get well, you’ve taken on one of the most important missions in your life…whether you wanted the job or not!


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Help For Brain Fog

by Cinda Crawford on October 4, 2013

in Brain Fog,Health Matters Shows

http://healthmattershow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Help-For-Brain-Fog-5263450216-Tactical-Tech-Flickr.jpgIf you want help for brain fog, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands (if not millions!) of people suffer with symptoms of brain fog. They don’t know what to do about it.

Their brains are so foggy and confused, they can’t think through a problem. Why? Effectively, each sufferer is partially, mentally incapacitated compared to the person they used to be or want now to be! That can be scary.

Lately, a young woman wrote me in response to a blog post on the Health Matters Show. She was experiencing brain fog in a terrible way and had to prepare for her LSATs (tests). She felt that she could not do it well and was terribly worried. (You may want to take a quick read of the referenced post to understand the link of why and how brain fog and PTSD are related. The quoted scientist explains this in terms you can understand.)

Below is my response to the woman who inquired, paraphrased to include even more information that hopefully can help you, too…


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MindBodySpirit-66090628-Flickr-KenLundIf you’re asking what Mind Body Healing Techniques have to do with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or any illness, you’re probably not aware that most aspects of an ill body are conjoined with every other aspect.

For instance, let’s consider the emotions, how the mind functions and the health of your spiritual self. And especially if you’re terribly sick with an illness, you know you don’t feel balanced, steady or exactly where you should be. How can you? You’re sick!

Considering Fibro and CFS specifically, they both are all over illnesses. That means it’s not simply your big toe that hurts. You’re sick throughout your entire being. It’s difficult to count exactly how many symptoms you have in what places, how many symptoms have cleared up or when they and their kissing cousins might come back again!

So today let’s examine four types of “Mind body healing techniques” that address the whole body as a unit. I know what I created, 1) Sacred Cellular Healing can and often does do exactly that: it helps a person heal in the best and most comprehensive ways. You can read about it on the page links. Since you probably want to know more about the other forms of inner healing, too, let’s explore a few. You want to be well informed. Here’s the other info, too…


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Why Facebook Works

by Cinda Crawford on September 20, 2013

in Health Matters Shows

9-19-2013-5713704415-FLICKR-stoneysteinerWhy Facebook Works may seem like a strange topic on this health blog and podcast, but it isn’t. So many people reach out from their sick beds to touch another human being. Many feel alone, unappreciated and unloved. I figure the answer as to why Facebook works is tied up in all of these emotions, plus an old Swedish proverb that I heard today…

A shared joy is a double joy, but shared sorrow is only half a sorrow.

Makes sense, doesn’t it? So many times people with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME, RA, osteoarthritis, Lupus, chronic Lyme, cancer, heart problems and other health problems get on Facebook to communicate, touch someone else’s life. The purpose? To not feel as alone. They may reach out in victory because they’ve figured out how to conquer a life or health problem -or- it may be because they want to commiserate and get another person’s thoughts on something that feels (to them) as catastrophic, dangerous or overwhelmingly sad.


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