Showing posts with label well being. Show all posts
Showing posts with label well being. Show all posts

Friday, June 2, 2023

I have been holding something back

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I have been reluctant to share because I didn't really know how long things would last but as most people in my life know getting water down me is quite hard. I go for a while drinking water and then I won't drink water, of course having kidney problems and having to go to the bathroom often already sucks, but I was sent some Cirkul products to try and did a post on Youtube of my first reaction which you have to see and make sure to stay to the end, my husband kept the camera rolling and caught some off-camera footage. 

With Cirkul I have been drinking water and actually enjoying it. I have only had 2 soda cans since starting and last night because my water wasn't cold yet I actually took one sip of the can of soda they gave me and said nope don't want it and drank more water. Don't get me wrong I only drank diet soda, juice, lemonade, tea both hot and cold, and milk mainly before Cirkul came into my life with very little plain water. 

This morning I even took out my seated elliptical and did some steps. It has been forever since I have had this many steps in and we can already see the change in my energy levels. Mind you I don't think it is just Cirkul doing all of this. Part is because my tests are still showing no more cancer, I can get out and get some sun, and our bleeding disorder is doing a challenge for better health. They even sent me a Virgin Pulse MAX BUZZ activity tracker. 

Either way, water is better for me than other drinks, and making small changes that can help my body heal and get healthier, means the longer I can be around for my family. I do adapt well but my health has always been put on the back burner to take care of my family. As I am aging and much more important after fighting cancer and having several major operations my body is screaming for me to notice that I need to take care of myself. So now it is time to do just that so I can be here for my family for years to come.

If you are interested in trying out Cirkul please use my link to save up to 35% off your order. #drinkcirkul

In closing, I hope you all take some time to take care of yourself in some small way. Hugs. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

National Stress Awareness Month !

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April is National Stress Awareness Month.

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Stress Awareness Month! I have always taken stress pretty well unless I am overwhelmed with a bunch of things all at once. Homeschooling, Operations, Stage 3 Colon Cancer, Emergency Gall Bladder removal, rising costs of everything, smaller bank account, Doctors, Specialists, Medical Tests, Medication schedules, and still the chance of getting some sort of illness on top of all of this, I am overloaded with stress on a daily basis. I didn't even mention my Peripheral neuropathy which has totally changed my life.

I manage my stress by praying, meditating, reading, self-care, eating healthy, fitting in exercise, and getting enough sleep. There are many other ways to help with stress as well like taking vitamins or supplements. Superior Source has a great selection this month to get you started. 

Recently I was sent an assortment of Vitamins and Supplements to try. I love that they are all micro lingual which means you just place it under your tongue where it dissolves and quickly enters your body. This is how I take my Vitamin B-12 for my B-12 deficiency. The Women's B complex they sent me is nowhere near what I take for my deficiency but will talk with my Dr. to see if I can add on top of what I already take.

As with any medication always ask your Dr. about adding it and also to your pharmacist to see if it can be taken with your other medications. I have to space out my medication and some of my vitamins and supplements as they can't be taken together or eaten with other foods. 

To be honest I am on the fence with SuperiorSource Just Women Iron 25mg which is nowhere how much I am supposed to take in a day because the ingredients have milk and I have always been told your body doesn't absorb iron well if taken with milk. I have to take my iron at least 2 hours after I have ingested milk for optimal absorption. 

I really like the SuperiorSource Extra Strength D3 5000IU. I take 10000IU daily so instead of one of these I take two, but only do this under your Doctor's care. My husband recently was told to take the same dose as well. I think we both need a little more sun. 

What I like most about these vitamins and supplements is that they are taken by simply placing them under your tongue. Easy peasy when you don't have water nearby. 

The other three L-Theanine, Calming Formula, and Gaba I have to ask my Dr. about taking. So I can't give my opinion on those, so please check with your Doctor before adding. has partnered with Superior Source Vitamins to offer their best-selling vitamins +free shipping with minimum 35.00 order. Superior Source Vitamins are also available on Amazon.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Home resting

 I am home in a bit of discomfort but resting. God moved in the situation. Thankfully the Dr. who was there was able to finish if he hadn’t been there they wouldn’t have been able to. He is the one called when something like what was in me is found. They didn’t see it on the scans. I have special surgical clips working with my bleeding medication to keep me from bleeding while I heal.

This is not over yet they sent my biopsies and removals to pathology stat to have them tested. I have damage in both my esophagus and colon as well as what they call a torturous sigmoid. The biggest removal was precancerous 100% but it could also be cancerous which is why they have the stat testing on it.

While in there the Dr. had to cut and resection different parts of me together. I see the other surgeon on Friday, my gastroenterologist in two weeks, and have to go through this all again in 3 months depending on the pathology report. Keep me and my family in your prayers, please.

Monday, August 16, 2021

All ready for my procedures

 I wanted to be more clear about my operation/procedures tomorrow. I am having a colonoscopy and endoscopy. They want to rule out cancer, as well as check things to make sure they have a clear picture to know just how much of my colon will need to be removed. I see a Surgeon on Friday to talk about my Sigmoid removal to hopefully get rid of the diverticulitis. This is something they found back when they did my emergency appendectomy back in 2018, it has just taken time, compounded diagnosis, and then finally infection on top of infection to get the doctors all on the same page. It has just become dangerous to my life for this to continue so it is time to take care of things. Please keep me in your thoughts as you go about your day tomorrow.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Lumbar Support

Having Fibromyalgia I find myself uncomfortable almost everywhere but I have to say that this little pillow has made such a huge difference when I am sitting on our couch.

I usually have my laptop card and laptop out in the living room with me so while my husband is watching TV or playing a game I can get my blogs and email done.

This gives me the support I need without tiring out my back. I am also sitting much better which is healthier for your body.

I love that this has two covers so when one is dirty and being washed you have another. The gel cover is really nice because it is cooling which is great int he summer or for those who like to have cool on their back. I am more of a warm person but this will be nice in the summer time when it is hot outside. No more sweaty back.

I give this a thumbs up because my back is thanking me for this review.

This memory foam lumbar support pillow can be found on Amazon.

What Ziraki has to say about their pillow.

Extents from the base of the spine up to the lower-midpoint of the back 
Excellent for improving your posture , reduce stress to the back and alleviates lower back pain 
Perfectly portable with integrated strapping system 
Breathable, removable and machine washable
with separate gel pad for cooling
2 separate covers.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Vita Sciences Maxasorb Vitamin D3 Cream

I have been on Vitamin D-3 vitamines for a long time. I take 10,000 IU 5 days a week and 2,000 IU on top of that every day. My numbers have only risen a little and I am due for another Vitamin D count soon.

If you are only mildly short on Vitamin D-3 then this might be something you would like to check out. I have been told in the past the best part of your body to absorb Vitamin D from the sun is on the backs of your arms, you know where they bye byes grow. 

This would be a great place to put the one pump once or twice a day depending on your needs. Yes one pump give you 1000 IU. I think this is awesome and great for those who can't always swallow pills like children.

I will be bringing this item up to my Dr. to see what he thinks about it and if it something I should keep around to cut down on the amount of pills I take a day.

You can purchase Vita Sciences Maxasorb Vitamin D3 Cream here or on Amazon.

What Vita Sciences has to say about their product.
Maxasorb D3 is scientifically formulated to topically delivery Vitamin D3. Similar technology as our patented B-12 Patch is used in this skin soothing lotion. Each measured dose of lotion from our airless dispenser delivers 1,000 IU of Vitamin D3 with a full press of the pump. Rubbing the easily absorbed, odorless lotion on your arms or legs makes daily use of Maxasorb D3 an ideal way to get all the Vitamin D you need. Natural ingredients assure this lotion is gentle to your skin.

     EASY TO USE - Using the pump dispenser, press down once for a single dose of  
     nourishing lotion; Each dose delivers 1,000 IU of vitamin D3 per measured dose.

    GENTLE ON THE SKIN - Our scent-free hypoallergenic lotion is gentle on the skin,
     odorless, nonirritating

     ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS - Maxasorb D3 lotion uses only natural, safe ingrediants

     MAXIMUM VITAMIN ABSORPTION - Maxasorb D3 is scientifically formulated to topically
     delivery Vitamin D3.
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Monday, April 27, 2015

The Wisdom and Peace of the Teachings of the Tao Te Ching

MarksvilleandMe reviews
The Wisdom and Peace of the Teachings of the Tao Te Ching
written by
Matthew Barnes

Most people are always trying to better themselves or even to find their true selves. This book and many other in the same category can help you do that. For me I just like to read and gain a closer walk with God. 

This book really is the same chapter after chapter just said in a different way. Some people need to hear things over and over again in order to learn. Something will click and they will say I got, I understand now, etc. 

Although this book never really refers to God or the like I find myself referring it to God because for me he is a big thing in my life. If you are interested in healing, moving forward, while learning this book may be for you.

You can purchase The Wisdom and Peace of the Teachings of the Tao Te Ching on Amazon

About Tao TeChing
The Tao Te Ching has been interpreted many times and by many authors. This translation is not a strict line-by-line translation, but is instead an attempt to express the SPIRIT of the Tao Te Ching- to present what Lao Tzu (the original author) was teaching in modern and simple language. As such, this translation becomes immediately applicable and relevant to people today. The Tao Te Ching is an ancient Chinese book of wisdom whose teachings can truly change your life, and how you see it. 

In this translation, written by a long time Tao Te Ching enthusiast, is a modern, simplified interpretation that will show you, in plain language: 

- What is really in charge of everything (and it’s not you). 
- How the Tides of Life work and how to let them work for you. 
- How to merge with Life instead of fighting fruitlessly against It. 
- How to avoid suffering (it has to do with preferences and divisions). 
- How to find your true home, carry it with you at all times, and stay safe within it. 
- How to stay safe, no matter how hard the winds of Life **** around you. 
- How to handle almost every situation Life throws at you. 
- What real strength is and which kind endures. 
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Pure Peppermint Essential Oil

As a family we have been trying to live, eat, and be more healthy in everything we do. Essential Oils are becoming more of a part of our lives as we learn more about them. We put drops of Peppermint Essential Oils on the backs of our Dogs and Cats necks to ward off fleas, we use it for a pick me up during the day in candles, and for headaches we put a drop or two in the middle of our head and the headache goes away. 

Much better then using chemicals and other things that might harm our bodies. Essential Oils are the way to go. 

You can purchase Pure Peppermint Essential Oil on Amazon.

What go Pure Naturals has to say about their product. 
goPURE Naturals is an all new, All Natural Skin Care Brand launching this month after years of research and development. 

  • Each bottle contains 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade A cold-pressed peppermint essential oil. Ideal for treating a wide range of ailments and disorders, this peppermint oil is the purest oil available.
  • Peppermint oil is one of the world’s most commonly used essential oils, with a history that dates back as far as 3,000 years. It offers a pleasant, uplifting scent that has been used to treat a variety of physical and mental ailments, from bad breath to depression. Modern research proves that it stimulates several regions of the brain, giving it the power to have a profound impact on the entire body.
  • With a high concentration of essential minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium, it is a highly effective treatment for digestive disorders. Administering peppermint oil is easy; simply place a couple drops in a glass of water, and then drink.
  • Peppermint oil has been proven to have a positive effect on the respiratory system. Whether it is used as a chest rub or is inhaled through a vaporizer, it quickly clears the respiratory tract and provides fast relief from bronchitis, sinusitis and cold-related symptoms.
  • Pure peppermint oil can be used topically to relieve muscle pain, headaches or to simply give skin a vibrant, healthy glow. Its healing properties have been recognized for centuries, and it has been a staple in many medicine cabinets for generations.

With a pleasant scent and an abundance of applications, pure peppermint oil is one of the most widely used oils in the world. This versatile oil is useful in treating a wide range of issues pertaining to the body, health and mind.

The benefits of pure peppermint oil have been recognized since ancient times, and it has been used for thousands of years to treat a vast array or physical and mental health issues. The modern research of today has continued to prove what many societies have known for generations, showing that peppermint is one of nature’s most valuable and versatile herbal remedies.

Yielded from the fresh aerial parts of the peppermint plant, pure peppermint oil offers a high concentration of menthol and menthone. It also contains a vast number of health-promoting minerals and nutrients, including magnesium, folate, copper, potassium, calcium, copper and Vitamins A and C. Because of its pleasant smell and benefits, peppermint oil is commonly used in commercial soaps, shampoos and toothpastes.

When used topically, pure peppermint oil provides a cooling sensation, giving immediate soothing relief for sore muscles and joints. Additionally, its cooling properties make it effective is bringing down high fevers. Headache sufferers can experience relief by applying diluted peppermint oil directly to the forehead.

Peppermint oil has been used for hundreds of years to help overcome the symptoms of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Its refreshing, uplifting scent has been shown by modern research to stimulate multiple regions of the brain, yielding a profound and direct impact on the body, emotions and psyche.

Pure peppermint oil is commonly used to provide relief for internal problems. It has been shown to cure indigestion and promote hunger, and it is one of the simplest, most effective treatments for an upset stomach. Research has proven that it is an effective treatment for getting rid of excessive stomach gas, eliminating bloating and discomfort. Those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome can also find relief by taking pure peppermint oil daily. This oil can be used to naturally treat urinary tract infections, or to prevent a number of diseases by energizing the immune system. It promotes overall health by encouraging healthy blood flow, allowing the body to carry its nutrients to every cell. To treat digestive or other internal issues, simply stir a couple drops of the pure peppermint oil into a glass of water and drink.
Pure peppermint oil also benefits the respiratory system. It can clear the respiratory tract, providing relief from coughs, cold symptoms, asthma, sinusitis and bronchitis. To use for respiratory issues, use pure peppermint oil as a cold chest rub, or inhale it through a vaporizer.

Used topically, pure peppermint oil offers several benefits to the skin. It provides nourishment to the skin cells, encouraging cell regeneration to give you a healthy glow. Pure peppermint oil can also be massaged into the scalp to provide relief from the symptoms of dandruff.
With such a wide range of applications, it’s no wonder pure peppermint oil has been recognized has one of the world’s most widely used essential oils. From promoting skin health and a strong immune system, to providing relief from muscle aches and cold symptoms, pure peppermint oil is an essential staple in any medicine cabinet

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Body Cognition: The Method

MarksvilleandMe reviews
Body Cognition - The Method
written by 
Josepha Michaeli

First of all I am not nearly done reading this book yet. This is not a book you just hurry through and read. It is a book you want to absorb. For me this book is about understanding your body and finding the best way to work with how your body moves to make your body stronger. Everyone is unique so you have to adjust what you do to what your body can handle. 

The way your body feels has a lot to do with your well being, getting to know your body gives you an insight in how to work with what your body has to offer and most of the time even improving both body and mind. 

Body Cognition: The Method really makes sense and had enlightened me in so many ways. With each chapter I learn more and more about how the body moves, 

Being a mother I have put my children first for many years and now have come to the point where my body has suffered so it is time to get my body and mind aligned so that I will be here for many more years to come. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and learning about my body is a very important aspect for me to be able understand. 

My Dr. has been telling me for years to slow down, enjoy the time I have with my family, etc. I think he understood what my body was capable of more then I did, I always pushed my body past the breaking point. With a low immune system, blood disorder, and kidney problems if I felt good I did all I could do, then found myself down in bed sick. 

As an adult with Fibromyalgia thrown on top of everything else I still find myself pushing myself on good days to get as much as I can done because I have fallen behind so much on things that needed to be done. 

While I write this I am catching up on mountains of laundry, with mountains left to fold ( I know hard habits die hard). I am trying to pace myself but my mind says you can do this, you used to be able to do all of this and more in a few hours. Now this same task takes me days, more like weeks in reality. Same for doing dishes they never end. 

If you are interested in learning more about your body and how it works and how to work with what you have this might just be the book you are looking for.

You can puchase Body Cognition" The Method on Amazon.

What Body Congniton: The Method has to say about their book.
Since the development of "Body Cognition" in the 1960s and 1970s, thousands of people have experienced it. However, when we ask: What is "Body Cognition", some of the answers are given in the negative form: this is not gymnastics in the usual sense; this is not a treatment for back pains only, and so on. How, then, can we define the "Body Cognition" method: education for a proper body movement? Training and preparing the body? Healthy gymnastics? These are titles which indicate several aspects of the method. The fundamental assumption of "Body Cognition" is that the right movement is beneficial to our physical and mental well-being and learning the right movement can considerably facilitate the solution of a long series of prevalent bodily problems. 
The present book constitutes an ID of the method: an attempt to explain extensively, present reasons arguments and demonstrate its theoretical aspect as well as display its practical implementation. The description of bodily occurrences ranges from the unique and individual to the general, from the personal to the comprehension of the common as well as vice versa – from generalizations to the individual case. Each chapter illustrates the approach from a different perspective but all of them emphasize the method's principal and unique trait: observing solid and general anatomical facts and, based on them, understanding their practical implications for the physical conduct from a health starting point. Moreover, the book shows the way the method relates to issues not usually associated with movement: physical therapy, personal development, learning, thinking and behavior. 
The order of the chapters invites a linear reading, evolving according to their structural logic, and enabling the reader to benefit from the support given by each chapter to those that follow it. However, each chapter can stand by itself and refers to the others as the need may arise. Thus, the book can be read in any order, browsing freely between the chapters. 
The book is designed for two main reader groups. The first group comprises all those interested in their body and health and want to delve deeper into the body out of personal and intellectual inquisitiveness. The second consists of professionals dealing with all the body therapy disciplines. The chapter topics and level of thoroughness are adjusted to both groups. Hence, all readers can find in the book what they are looking for in accordance with their level of interest and depth.


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