Thursday, September 27, 2012

Achy This Morning

Yesterday was a week since I have done yoga, and I'm feeling very achy. I did yoga this morning and I felt great! I'm not twitching while holding any of the poses, which is amazing because its been four months since my last treatments.

I have been feeling pulls in my neck, and my husband said he's been noticing it more lately when I bend down to pick things up. My neck pulls to the side or twitches.

The only thing that would get me down again is if I wasn't able to bounce back after exercising. I never want to be disabled again from riding a bike, doing yoga, or driving. So, I can take a couple of pulls and twitching now and then. I believe that all the things I'm doing is definitely helping and allowing me to hold off a month or two longer between treatments.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cooking Fruit

Did you ever try grilling fruit with your breakfast, or after dinner?

The fruit becomes so sweet that it can liven up your boring egg whites, and replace dessert after your dinner.

Spray a pan with a non stick cooking spray, and cut up bananas, apples, mangos, or any if your favorite fruits. You don't have to add any sweeteners!!!! Just flip them once they're brown on the bottom, cook a minute more, and you're done. Enjoy!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Correlation Between Parkinson's and Dystonia

Take a look at the video bar and see the correlation between Parkinson's disease and Dystonia.

Coconut Oil and Dystonia

My dear friend sent me a video on the medicinal uses for coconut oil. Please go to the video bar and you will hear how coconut oil helped out a man who suffered from Alzheiner's. At the end of the video, they mention that coconut oil may also be good for Parkinson's. I'm trying to research and see if there's anything with Dystonia since Parkinson's and Dystonia are both neurological disorders. I'm wondering if they didn't mention Dystonia only because many people still don't know what Dystonia is.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Uses For Coconut Oil...Who Knew?????????

I found this on a website. I didn't make these up myself. It's amazing what you can do with coconut oil. I only used it once for cooking, didn't know that I could use it in my hair, on my face, etc........

52 Uses for Coconut Oil

Eat a spoonful when you need an energy boost.
Use it as the base for a homemade body scrub.
Use to condition your wooden cutting boards.
Use as a super conditioner on your hair (apply to dry hair, leave in as long as possible and then shampoo as normal).
Use as a styling agent if you have really dry hair. Just rub a tiny bit on your palms and apply to your hair and style as normal.
Keep a little container in your purse for lip moisturizer.
Add a spoonful to your dog or cat’s food. CO is great for our furry friends!
Replace nasty, unhealthy vegetable oils in your cooking and baking with CO.
Make healthy Magic Shell ice cream topping.
Use it for oil pulling (learn about oil pulling here).
Use a tiny dab on your underarms for a natural deodorant.
Use coconut oil instead of shaving cream.
Add to your bath tub for a moisturizing soak (a couple drops of peppermint oil is wonderful!).
Use as a makeup remover.
Use it to help sooth chicken pox, shingles, or other rashes or skin irritations.
Use it to treat athlete’s food, ringworm, or other fungal or yeast infections.
Take a spoonful with your vitamins to help improve absorption.
Spread a thin layer on cuts or burns to speed up healing.
Take up to 5 spoonfuls per day for improved thyroid function.
Add a spoonful to your smoothies for extra nutrition and flavor (here, here, and here).
Use on the delicate tissue around your eyes to help prevent wrinkles and sagging.
Use as the base for homemade toothpaste or lotion.
Use in place of massage oil.
Use on your baby’s diaper rash or cradle cap.
Use to help reduce visibility of stretch marks or to prevent stretch marks.
For nursing mothers, use coconut oil on your nipples to prevent cracking and irritation.
For nursing mothers, consuming coconut oil will help increase your milk flow.
Apply to bee stings or bug bites to soothe and heal the wound.
Women can use in the nether regions to relieve yeast infections, dryness, and/or discomfort.
Eat a spoonful with each meal to improve digestion.
If you’re prone to nosebleeds, coat the inside of your nostrils with coconut oil regularly.
Helps soothe and heal hemorrhoids.
Take to help reduce or eliminate migraines.
Use as the base for homemade vapor rub.
Mixed with peppermint, lemon balm, rosemary, or tea tree oil makes an excellent insect repellant.
Mix with baking soda for a non-toxic “Goo Gone”.
Use to help detox the body during a cleanse or fast.
Use as a metal polish, but always test a small area first.
Use as a leather moisturizer.
Season your cast iron pans.
Use to oil your pans and baking dishes instead of pan spray.
Got gum stuck in your hair? Try using coconut oil to remove without cutting your hair.
Use instead of WD-40.
Use as a personal lubricant (not safe with latex).
Take a spoonful to help with heartburn, acid reflux, or indigestion.
Use as a natural sunscreen.
Mix with a tiny bit of fresh lemon juice and use as a furniture polish (always test a small area first!).
Mix with butter and toss your popcorn in it.
Use on cracked or rough heals to help smooth them out.
Massage into your nails and cuticles to help strengthen them.
Use as the base for homemade chocolate candy (like peanut butter cups).
Take a couple spoonfuls every day to help overall immune function.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Another Download From Pinterest

Love this message....

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Here's Your Diagnosis...Oh, and Your Yoga Mat

I truly believe that during the time a neurologist is diagnosing their patient with cervical Dystonia, or any form of Dystonia, they should also hand them a yoga mat.

I've been blogging since March to journal how my body is reacting to my complete life style change with my eating and my physical exercise. I can honestly say that being committed to my life style change of eating and making yoga a daily routine for my physical therapy, has helped me feel as good as I feel today. I encourage everyone who suffers from Dystonia to try anything they can to make their life the healthiest and happiest they can. I've blogged in previous posts that we all have different forms and levels of Dystonia, so please do whatever works for you as an individual. If drinking more water or bending down touching your toes is your workout everyday, as long as it makes you feel good and gets you through the day, than that's your thing! Just make an effort to make a difference, and feel good about it. Xxxooo

My next treatment of being poked, with 11 of the sharpest needles ever made, is in the first week in October. I'm starting to feel the muscle spasms in my neck, but I'm going to continue my life style change and keep a positive attitude, because life just keeps getting better and better for me.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Carrot Chips!!!!

I found this on my new favorite site, Pinterest. I haven't tried them, so I'm not sure how crispy they would come out. I have a feeling that mine will be well cooked, floppy carrot slices. Lol I've been trying a lot of different recipes lately that I'm too embarrassed to post for you guys. Lol So give this one a try and tell me how it comes out.

Peel carrots into thin slices
Toss slices into olive oil and salt
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes
Cool and enjoy

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Monday, September 3, 2012

School Starts Tomorrow!!!!

Okay people, it's school time again. I took our son to get new sneakers, some new clothes, and school supplies. He's a sophomore in high school this year, and I have to admit that I had a lot of fun shopping with him today.

Usually it's a crazy, mad scene between the cars in the parking lots, people making a mess down every isle in the store, and the insane amount of money that every parent spends on the whole experience.

I'm not sure if he's a little more mature now and our conversations during the day made it more pleasant, if the fact that he didn't need as much school supplies as he did when he was younger, (Elmer's glue sticks, colored crayons and pencils, colored paper, etc.......awwwwwww!) or perhaps I'm in a better place with myself and I've learned to enjoy and cherish all the moments in my life. Whatever it was, I didn't want today to end. He was telling me all the things he needed and asked me to take him to a couple of stores that weren't even close to one another, and I was more than happy to take him. Next year he and his friends will have their license, and I'm sure he would rather go shopping by himself or with his friends.

Today was a good day!

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