Fatigue is the shadow of ataxia, but within that shadow, we can discover the strength to shine. Living with ataxia, a neurological disorder that impairs movement and coordination, comes with special difficulties that go beyond physical symptoms.  Constant fatigue is one of the most common and confusing symptoms that people with ataxia face.  It’s important to...
I wrote this article after reading a statement posted in an Ataxia group, “I hate that the simplest tasks take so much energy.”  I feel this statement applies to everyone and I welcome your comments and reactions.  Everyone’s journey is different, and your comments could help someone in a similar situation. All of us with...
Fueling your body with the right foods isn’t just a choice – it’s a powerful tool in your journey to living with the challenges of ataxia. By embracing a diet rich in complex carbohydrates, lean proteins, healthy fats, and vibrant fruits and vegetables, you’re not only nourishing your body but also unlocking a natural source...
Acupuncture:  proof that stabbing someone can make things better. Robert Southey Living with ataxia, a neurological disorder that affects coordination and balance, can be a daunting and challenging journey. However, among the various treatments available, acupuncture has emerged as a promising therapeutic option for managing the symptoms of ataxia. This ancient Chinese practice, rooted in...
Dr. Georg Herdt, he’s back and talking about the importance of communities in sport. The Benefits of Sports Facilities Why does one exercise? For me, as a person with a significant and life-threatening condition, the benefits of doing sport are obvious. But here, for once, I don’t want to write about why I think sport...
What do you want to discuss? The effect of rowing (intense exercise) on FA Original MTC: curefa.org/meet-the-community/dr-georg-herdt Name: Dr. Georg Herdt Where do you call home? Oxford, UK Education: PhD in Architecture Some background:  I’ve been living with the knowledge of having FA for almost eight years now. One might think I got used to this life and I should...
In today’s modern world, where advanced medical treatments dominate the healthcare landscape, it’s easy to overlook the age-old wisdom and practices that have stood the test of time. Among these enduring traditions is acupuncture, a therapeutic technique rooted in Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. While its effectiveness has often been...
Have you ever experienced uncontrollable head tremors? The kind that shakes your world and leaves you wondering if this will ever end. I’m almost positive this is not an issue or thought, for most people reading this. And Head Tremors might not even be an issue for most in our Ataxia community. But for me, this is...

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