Monday, March 2, 2015

Healing Fibromyalgia :Eliminating Inflammation

Today's recipe includes adding lavender to your diet. ....I found this recipe so I thought I would share. ...

I plan to try this recipe as it sounds very refreshing.


Please share your experiences and give feedback if you have tried lavender tea.

Lavender Tea.....photo retrieved from Internet to show how it may look after it it's prepared.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Healing Fibro: Is that possible?

On this journey to health and healing. Education is key.  In a previous post I talked about how inflammation is one of the main causes of the how the body feels and respond to pain. inflammation in the body is a direct cause to the pain and the feelings of tiredness. 

So today I am sharing a simple recipe that is supposed to help with the elimination of inflammation
This recipe is made using my Nutribullet. I love my nutribullet and the results that I get from using it to make my smoothies.

Enjoy and feel free to share your thoughts on this recipe ....


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shopping on a Dime

Well I have decided to focus my energy on something more positive. .I have no control over how I feel, but I do have control over how I look.

I will be sharing with you guys some information on how I shop and dress on a dime. I love finding bargins and staying within the budget.

Thrift store shopping in the right consignment store or the Goodwill can save you hundreds of dollars.

In this blog entry, I am featuring my outfit fit of the day #OOTD
Leather Jacket : Petite Sophisticate
Skirt : NYC ARD Collection
Sweater :Worthington

Total Cost $9.00

 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Decrease Inflammation: Detox with a Superfruit

I am always looking for new information on how to deal with the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. 


My ultimate goal is to get my body on track and to feel better.  A great deal of the issues that we  have going on in our bodies comes from inflammation.   Inflammation causes pain.  A good way to decrease inflammation in the body is to change/ improve our eating habits.


There are many foods that help to detox the body of toxins that cause inflammation that ultimately lead to pain & fatigue.

Here is a recipe that I found that is quick and easy.  It is made out of pineapples. Pineapples are one of the super fruits with lots of great health benefits.
See the recipe below. Give it a try and enjoy. ..

Retrieved from the web.
Pineapple Whip
makes 4-6 servings

Adapted from ice-cream-freaks.com

Ingredients:

1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup almond milk, or non-dairy milk of choice
1 tablespoon honey (optional, for authentic sweetness)

Directions:

First off, you’ll want to freeze the pineapple chunks. I chopped mine a day ahead of time, and froze the chunks overnight. You could also purchase frozen pineapple, if you prefer. As you can see from the picture below, the frozen pineapple reached the 6.5 – 7 cup mark on my blender pitcher.

This recipe works best in a high-speed blender, like the Vitamix, because you’ll need to be able to pulverize the pineapple into an ice-cream-like consistency. A normal blender will most likely not work, but a food processor might.

pineapple blender

Combine the frozen pineapple with the almond milk and honey, then blend until a frozen sorbet texture is achieved. For an authentic Dole Whip presentation, transfer the frozen dessert to a large plastic bag, and cut off the tip to create a piping bag. Pipe the pineapple whip into 4-6 dishes, and serve immediately!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Positive Thoughts: In difficult times

Is it really possible to be happy or have positive thoughts when it seems like everything around you is falling apart. ..?

Sometimes is may be tough to see pass what you are dealing with right now..
But you have to reflect over your life and say that my good days out weigh my bad days.

The Lord has been very good and we are blessed in spite of how it looks or feel right now!

Take a few minutes right now just to Thank God for the many blessings that he has bestowed on you...If he did it then, he is more than capable to do it again.

I am a living testimony ....
It's Friday. ..Happy Thoughts.....
Look up & Live!

In the words of my Bishop
Your "uplook" is better than your outlook
...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Struggle : Pain Chronicles

On any given day and time I find the normal day to day activities very difficult.  One should not ever take their mobility for granted.  On this past week, I have been in such a great struggle to just keep moving.  

The reason that I say this is because it physically hurts to transition my body.  I am not complaining but just telling my story, my testimony as I truly believe that it want be like this always.

 On Saturday,  I purchased some new vitamins to see how they will help or if they will help... I will keep you posted and updated on any changes or progress.

I feel that one day there will be an answer to help those of us who suffer with Fibromyalgia or other Chronic Pain Disorders

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New beginnings.....

This is one of the coldest days of the year....what a way to start off the year other than with preparing for change.  Just as the seasons change. We must change as well, in order to keep up. Change is process and it takes planning to help you to prepare for the process.

 A new year is a great time to evaluate where your are now and develop plans to help you to get to where you want to go. 
In my early morning reading.  I was reading about how Jesus gave out the talents and how there was two who multiplied their talents and came back with more than what they were given. In the other passage of the scripture there was reference give to the one servant that went away and buried his talent . This was his way of securing and preserving what he had been given.    When he was questioned by Jesus about his talent,  he respons to Jesus was that he was afraid.   Jeus was not pleased and he took away the talent that he had initially given. Don't let this be your story. First of all we do not want to displease Jesus. Secondly you don't not want to loose the gifts and opportunity that  has been given to you. Third, we can not operate in a spirt of fear. ( Matthew 25:14-29)

Do not let another year go by without walking in your purpose and operating in the gift that God has given you...Take out time each day to seek God for direction and purpose. He has already made the provision. Each of us have been given a gift/talent and we have purpose. No excuses in #2015. Let's get it done. make something happen.  

It's a  new day, which carries new opportunities....Don't look at past failures, sickness, broken relationships, or other hard trials, or fear hold you back- Move Forward!!!!