ProHealth’s Facebook page

ProHealth’s Facebook page

Santa Barbara-based ProHealth, a nutritional supplement company dedicated to helping Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients, has reached 200,000 likes on Facebook—

Many of the 200,000 people following ProHealth’s page suffer from Fibromyalgia or know someone who does.

“Our whole philosophy—whether in business or on Facebook—is to help our people who suffer from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” said Rich Carson, founder of ProHealth, who was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1981. “We want our followers to be encouraged, receive trustworthy advice and know they are not alone.”

“My personal philosophy about healthcare is that our illness doesn’t define us, we define it,” Mr. Carson added.

Fibromyalgia patients suffer from long-term, body-wide musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep problems, headaches and anxiety.

ProHealth’s Facebook page gives lifestyle, diet, physical movement and nutritional supplement advice and encouragement. While these don’t cure the disease, they empower patients’ bodies to deal with the disease naturally, Mr. Carson said.

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