You may know him as the Navy “Captain Mike” from the popular series “The West Wing,” but Michael James Hastings creates more popularity by being a spokesman for fibromyalgia.
As an energetic twenty-something, Hastings was athletic, dedicated to his workouts and career as a school teacher. However, around 30 years of age, his energy started to drop and his muscles after workouts made it hard to stand or even walk because they were so tight. After many doctor visits, large sums of money out the door and record number of tests, Hasting was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM).
Early treatment included thyroid medication, which immediately helped in loosening the tight muscles, now even tense without any workout.
Supplements of various forms became the standard part of Michael James Hastings‘ FM program to help restore systems back to their natural balance. With the assistant of Dr. Teitelbaum’s book, From Fatigue to Fantastic, these supplements are recommended:
- NADH, glutathione
- Acetyl l-carnitine
- Revitalizing sleep formula
- Daily infusion powder
- Calcium d-glucarate
- IODORAL, which is a high iodine and potassium supplement
Forced to retire from his teaching position, Hastings moved to LA to pursue an acting career. However, there was still the need to pace himself and not push the limits too far. Staying healthy and maintaining energy is a priority, so he’s learned not to over-extend himself and learned to say no to some projects and activities, releasing any guilt about not over doing it.
One of the strongest forces to keep him functioning, thriving and strong has been Hastings spiritual commitment to living and healing. His faith in God and the support of his spiritual network, as well as family and friends, have helped him with those dark days and FM complications. Prayer with dedicated neighbors saw improved health and open doors for work, including his West Wing career as Captain Mike.
For more information about vitamin supplements and how to reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia, as well as chronic pain, Michael James Hastings has a website dedicated to bringing awareness on how to live and thrive with fibromyalgia, including faith stories, chiropractor help, how to have a fibro friendly kitchen, bedroom and much, much more!