House move & Changes

So this is what I have been getting up to recently……

Diet, transitioning to Veggie/Pestecerian:

I have been buying more vegetarian and free from food, here is some of my meals and taste tests:

These were okay, tasted a bit like burgers although a bit dry. I ate them with Root vegetable mash.

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Singapore noodles (Tescos from fridge section) with Tinned mixed beans and mixed with worshire sauce.

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Sweet potato and mixed bean burger with tescos frozen steamed white and wild rice with vegetables microwave pack.

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Spicy Chickpea, Kale and sweet potato pie, this was pretty good although a bit too much pastry but I would buy it again. I ate it with frozen mixed steamed vegetables.

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Past sauce, this was a bit hard but I think I didn’t cook it enough and I didn’t measure the water so It was really runny, so it was more my poor cooking.

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This was okay, it was good to eat leafy green salad as I don’t often.

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What else? 

Fitness: 

I have bought this bad boy for £70, its getting delivered today. This should help keep me fit if I do at least 10 mins a day and work up to 30 mins. It’s both a bike and a cross trainer. So 2 work outs! I’m going to cancel my gym membership since I don’t actually go to it and I am wasting money 😦 So now I have NO escuses!

YOGA!

I have also booked a 1-2-1 yoga instructor to come once a week to my house after my son goes to bed, it will cost me £60 a month. So even though it’s twice the money I am paying for the gym it will be tailored to me and more accessible. I start next Wednesday and I will have 4 sessions before Christmas.

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Lifestyle & Health:

Lush.

So I bought this from Lush hoping it will give me a “milk bath” but it produced bubbles! I was hoping for a milk bath photoshoot for my little one, so it didn’t go to plan. I was hoping it would be a nice alternative to actual Milk.

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I’ve bought these from Tescos for £7 to see if it helps with my muscle ache and help me relax before bed and sleep better. I haven’t tried it out yet.

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Meds

My Dr has switched my anti depressants to these ones, they also help with pain from Fibro, although I am still struggling and my mood is a bit up and down since the transition of weeing off the other ones I have been on for about 3 years.

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My Himalayan salt lamp also broke 😦 So I’m waiting for my partner to have a look at it and hopefully he can fix it.

Moving house

I’ve moved house so I now live almost in the center of town, this makes it so much easier to get out and about to get my son to Nursery and get chores done, shopping and that sort of stuff done especially since I tier so easily. It used to stress me out leaving my house before, I’d have to plan at least 40 mins before I left the house, 10/15 mins to get me and my son ready and then 20-25 min walk into town. Even just the thought of having to plan getting out was mind stealing for me, which I know sounds like a minor thing but when you have Fibro and CFS everyday tasks are hard work.

So lots more little changes, hopefully help to change things.

That’s me for now, Torri.

 

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ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia

Coping with your ME in life sucks ass, here is a few things I have found online to help “manage” the symptoms.

Diet: 

Green veggies: fibro has been linked to a Mangenesum deficiency.

Lean protein: Help your body recover faster.

Fermented and cultured foods: Helps fight Candadiasis which flares up amongst those suffering from Fibromyalgia.

Omega fats: Helps reduce inflammation and reduce pain. These fats help promote cell membranes and increases mood.

Antioxidants: To fight off disease such as Vitamins A, C for oxidative stress & E.

Herbs: chamomile, passionflower, and valerian root to help improve mood naturally.

  • Eat ginger and turmeric regularly for their anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Ginseng: increase energy and combat fatigue.

Foods to avoid: 

  • Gluten & Wheat.
  • Sugar (Increases pain and inflation)
  • Processed foods (Chemicals irritate your condition)
  • Food your allergic to.
  • Alcohol & coffee (Causes dyhdration)
  • Dairy and Eggs.
  • Preservatives & additives.
  • Hydrogenated oil.
  • Salt.

Supplements:

#1 Magnesium (500 mg daily) Relaxes nerves & muscles.

#2 Fish Oil (1,000mg daily) Helps reduce pain.

#3 Vitamin D3 (5,000IU daily) Deficiency encourage auto immune disease.  This Vitamin is good for mood, immunity, and the musculoskeletal system.

#4 D-Ribose (5g 3x daily) Improves cellar energy.

#5 Rhodiola and Ashwagandha (500-1000 mg daily) Helps metabolic function and to reduce stress.

#6 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) This is a natural amino acid, which helps your body produce serotonin that is a chemical that helps regulate your mood.

# 7 S-Adenosyl methionine (SAMe) This helps relieve pain, morning stiffness, and fatigue.your body does produce this naturally.

#8 Melatonin: Helps improve quality of sleep and reduce pain.

#9 B-complex vitamins: For energy, immunity, nerve, and brain function

#10 Iodine: For thyroid health.

# 11 Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH) NADH is a naturally occurring molecule formed from vitamin B3 (niacin) that plays an essential role in cellular energy production.

# 12 L-Carnitine: Carnitine is found in almsot all body cells, this is responsible for transporting long-chain fatty acids into mitochondria, the energy-producing centers of cells. It allows these fatty acids to be converted into energy.

#13 Coenzyme Q10: Coenzyme Q10 (Co Q10) is a compound found naturally in the mitochondria, the energy-producing center of our cells. Co Q10 is involved in the production of ATP, the main energy source of body cells. Co Q10 is also an antioxidant.

Home remedies & Lifestyle changes:

Daily light exercise for at least half an hour including: Swimming, yoga, walking, Pilates, ti chi, Cross trainer, Aqua swim classes. Adopt pacing activities alternating with rest. This will help preserve energy, allowing the body to recover naturally. In the surveys, 90 per cent were helped by this.

Counseling: To help wit the depression, try: Emotional Freedom Techniques, the Quadrinity Process, and cognitive behavioral therapy

Meditation: Calm the mind, reduce stress and manage pain. Quietens the nervous system.

Heat packs: Boosts blood flow and eases pain.

Cold packs: Helps with deep muscle pain.

DETOX: your body from toxins: saunas, steam baths, mineral baths, and low-intensity exercise to induce sweat. In addition, you can try to be “green” at home, by reducing the toxins that are in your household.

Rid yourself of any chemical or medicinal poisons, such as fluoride, mercury and antibiotics like Septrin, which have all been linked to ME. Use chelation techniques if necessary.

Prescribed medication: 

APTA machine: For easier breathing whist sleeping.

Prescribed painkillers.

Prescribed anti depressants. 

Massages & oils and lotions: 

Massages: when your muscles get knotted up and tight.

Helichrysum oil: To decrease muscle pain, improve circulation and support healing of nerve tissue which makes it an effective natural treatment for fibromyalgia.

Lavender oil: Reduces the emotional stress and rubbing on your muscles can help reduce pain.

Acupuncture: help improve pain and stiffness.

Manual lymph drainage therapy (MLDT) This massage helps reduce morning tiredness, anxiety and reduces pain and improved quality of life.

Capsaicin lotions: Capsaicin comes from pepper plants and is considered a natural pain reliever.When applied to a painful area of the body, it stimulates the release of a body chemical called substance P. As substance P is depleted, the pain sensation seems to decrease.

Chiropractic Manipulation: This alternative form of treatment that uses spinal manipulation and realignment to relieve pain, improve function, and promote natural healing.

The Feldenkrais Method. To correct poor posture or habits of movement that may contribute to pain.

Other Things to try: 

  • Colonics, Bowel Cleanses and Parasite Cleanses to help clear the gut of canidia.
  • Allergy test: Check if you have an allergy and then eliminate.
  • Hypnotherapy. 
  • Get your mercury fillings removed.

Pain is also associated with the following disorders/issues:

Nutrition:

  • Low ferritin
  • Low B12
  • Low folic acid (blood)
  • Low 25-hydroxy vitamin D 
  • Low vitamin C, B1, and B2

Metabolism: 

  • Hypothyroidism (low thyroid)
  • Adrenal Dysfunction

Infection: 

  • Lyme Disease or coinfections
  • Hepatitis C
  • Ova and parasites
  • Overgrowth of bacteria in the gut
  • Enteroviruses
  • Other infections not known or not yet understood

Toxic Issues:

  • Heavy metals
  • Pesticides
  • Jet fuel

LEARN about your illness, when you know whats going on and how you can help yourself you can begin managing your condition.