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Tuesday, June 24, Clean Eating. I think how I eat is closer to paleo because I do have the occasional bit of sweet, like honey and maple syrup. On the Whole30, you don't have any of that for 30 days. So, here are my go-to meals:.
I throw in some almond butter if I'm feeling super hungry. They taste phenomenal out of the oven with almond butter on them.
Frittata recipe : These can be refrigerated for a week of meals—economy is the scale here, people. I go to this website a lot for paleo recipes. She is a bit wacky Lunch : leftovers from the day before, large green salad mostly with this easy dressing , avocado and other random veggies. Dinner : something paleo I plan two weeks at a time Here are a few websites I found great recipes and the websites have useful info:.
Also, I never cook or reheat my food in plastic containers. Storing them in plastic is fine. I try to get organic meats, but my budget often doesn't allow for that all the time. Maybe once I am an empty nester or something I'll switch to all organic meat Wouldn't that be awesome? My city boy husband would be a great farmer. Exercise, you ask? I'm not the same person I used to be with exercise. For me and exercise, less is more and my body is feeling stronger than ever Has clean eating helped you?
Are you a fan of clean eating? Tuesday, May 6, Participate in Life. In the interest of managing my time better and making sure I'm more fully engaged with the people around me, I deleted the Facebook app from my iPhone.
Since I handle the social media at work, I can't completely avoid social media entirely. I see updates and tags and messages, etc. I still have Instagram on my phone, but I am slowing down on it and trying to be a bit more judicious with the time I choose to spend on there. Maybe you've already seen this video It speaks volumes about our society and our newest addictions.
I also like it because it rhymes. Do you think our "looking down" at our devices keeps us from interacting? What steps are you taking to connect more in real life with the world around you? If you missed my webinar last night on the tips for boosting your immune system, here it is again.
Tip 1 Eat right and take good-quality supplements. What you consume creates an environment for health or illness. The food choices that make the biggest difference for me are eating lots of raw veggies and fruits, avoiding refined foods, avoiding sugar and drinking lots of water.
As promised in my last blog , here's my daily beet smoothie recipe:. Substitute one cup of carrots. Blend like crazy until smooth. Exercise is great and feels so wonderful.
Since getting sick I have found the two best exercises to support my immune system have been yoga and walking In a New York Times blog , several studies with mice and flu bugs showed that mice who exercised to exhaustion were so depleted in their T-1 immune helper cells that they were more likely to get sick than the mice who either rested or exercised mildly.
Tip 3 Rest and manage stress. Taking time outs, breathing and generally listening to your body and giving it what it needs when you feel overwhelmed or overloaded.
I've learned about that through experience. To purchase doTerra oils, you can purchase them here — that site is also a great source for more information and a good health blog about essential oils.
If you have any questions about healthy living, feel free to post here. I'm pretty open about my recent diagnosis of MS. Most people with whom I've talked express their sorrow for me and those who know me wonder why this happened in the first place.
My own mother and I discussed this at great length when the diagnosis was made. I felt like my body had betrayed me. For years I had given it healthy foods, plenty of sleep, reduced stress and kept it fit by exercising six days a week. However, when I now see how quickly I'm getting a handle on things in comparison to some with MS who take years I'm not kidding to get their disease under control, I realize my body is more of an ally than a foe in this.
I have created an environment for health and therefore, my body is responding by giving me a quicker recovery. I'm not going to say that I'll never have another exacerbation or lesion or problem from MS, but I will say that I'm better able to cope with and heal from the problems that arise because I've fostered a healthy environment for my cells. So, what kinds of immune boosters have you found to work? For more tips and an in-depth talk on how to boost your immune system, check out this post and video.
Thursday, March 20, Invisible Suffering. A month ago, I was struggling with balance and leg weakness. Most people didn't notice, except for when I attempted to wear high heels to church. I felt like I was stumbling around with a leaden left leg. Often, the symptoms of MS aren't noticeable. If you're wondering what some of these invisible symptoms might be, or what's really going on inside someone with MS, watch this. Thursday, February 27, Reasons for Lesions. Recently I met with my neurologist to go over the results of my second MRI.
This MRI was my super pricey celebration of The scan checked my cervical neck and thoracic my thorax What's a lesion, you ask? Have you ever noticed that if the plastic on electrical cords wears out to expose the wires, it shorts out and doesn't work as well? That's what's happening to the nerves for people with MS. It's more damaging than that 80's movie with Steve Guttenberg whatever happened to that guy? Older Posts Home. Subscribe to: Posts Atom. Pin It Pin It.
Getting my first Tysabri treatment on Valentine's Day.