Category Archives: Diet & Exercise

A Kid in the Candy Store ~

Nothing beats the aroma of my kitchen filled with fresh produce and herbs each week from our local  CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  With CSAs, consumers contract with their farmers to receive a share of their weekly, organic harvest.  We’ve been members for nearly three years now and love it! I tend to be a kid …

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Let’s Get Physical…

We all know that exercise is good for our overall health, right? Yet, many find it difficult to motivate themselves to start, especially with a condition like MS or similar challenges. I can find myself frustrated or defeated before I even begin!  At times, it’s easier to say, I really don’t want to, why bother, it …

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A Kid in the Candy Store

Tuesdays tend to be an exciting time in our household.  I often feel like a kid in the candy store anticipating the arrival of my husband, at the end of the day, as he brings in his bags of goodness. We belong to a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm Share for over a year …

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Wahls Paleo Venture, Take 2

Like most diagnosed with MS, the course of modern-day treatment involves the use of disease modifying drugs (DMDs).  While there is no cure, there are certainly many options (11) available to slow and/or halt MS in its tracks. Some may find themselves facing and managing symptoms resulting from the Many Surprises MS often brings.  Some …

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And So the Venture Begins…

We recently watched a TED talk video featuring Dr. Terry Wahls, Minding Your Mitochondria. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc . This talk depicted the journey of a calm, very smart physician who was diagnosed with MS in 2000.  She quickly advanced to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) in 2003, finding herself wheelchair bound. Facing her discouraging prognosis, no doubt …

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Survey Says ~ Wednesday

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Exercise…Keep a Moving!

Exercise! What’s your routine? We all know the importance and benefits of exercise for one’s health, however, sometimes this is easier said than done.  The pace of every day life and circumstances may find you taking that unexpected vacation or simply chose not to exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise are hard to ignore. …

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One Amazing Spice: Turmeric

Recently, the topic of turmeric and it’s benefits for all kinds of medical issues and overall good health was brought to my attention. Mind you, from three different sources.  I was intrigued! Let the investigating begin… First, Tabatha at http://tabithasglutenfreedishes.com/ highlighted a wonderful juice to jump-start the day which included turmeric root. Simply peel and use …

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“Food Babe” Investigates Your Food

Do you like your yoga mat?  The convenience of shoe soles?  How about a Subway sandwich?  I appreciate all three.  You just might change your mind after reading the investigations from the Food Babe, Vani Hari. I had an appointment today with my massage therapist.  Once a month, she performs a therapeutic massage on my …

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Hollywood Meets MS, Take Three

Take Three: Iron Man Ventures Continue . . . Looks like the superhero has won for now. Part of my excitement to try the Lokomat was the assistance this machine could provide despite my deficits – weakness of my right hip, ankle and foot. During treatment last Friday, my foot was “sore” during retraining but …

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