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Being diagnosed with FMS, fibromyalgia syndrome, over 10 years ago started me on a path of changing how and what I ate. Determined not to be taking prescription medication every day, I began researching and trying dietary approaches to manage the pain and fatigue I was having that kept me from getting through a full day of work, taking care of my children, and doing daily household chores. It also restricted me from doing physical activities I enjoyed. Those who suffer from this disorder know all too well the chronic and often debilitating symptoms that can keep one from going about normal every day activities. Through my own research and visits with holistic practitioners, I have found a host of modalities that have allowed me to manage my fibromyalgia without medication and get back to living a healthy, happy and productive life.
Years of poor dietary habits and sedentary lifestyles, or high levels of stress throw our bodies into a state of disease. Every day we go through our routines, adapting to the mild symptoms of beginning illness — aches and pains, feeling tired all the time — and one day you hit you’re breaking point and are diagnosed with an illness. While you don’t need to adapt the lifestyle of a vegetarian and fitness guru, I do encourage you to start living a more healthy and well-balanced lifestyle that can allow you to possibly reduce or eliminate the medications you might be on for FMS.
Dehydration: The human body is composed of 70 percent water. It is necessary to aid in digestion of food, maintain body temperature and flush toxins and cellular waste from the body. Chronic dehydration can be considered a root cause of many diseases within our bodies. If you consume less than four cups of water per day, you are in a state of chronic dehydration. In order to properly hydrate your body, you should be doing two things: drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water every day and drink pure clean water. Most treated tap water contains inorganic materials and chemicals that over time will harm your body. Filtered, spring, or distilled water are among the purest waters you can consume. You should also add a pinch of baking soda or lemon to bind excess hydrogen atoms in the water, as excess hydrogen binds to minerals and calcium in the body. While not harmful, you want your body to benefit from the use of these minerals instead of binding to the hydrogen.
Meats: High protein diets place a considerable amount of stress on the digestive system, which in turn will contribute to increased feelings of lack of energy and fatigue. If you don’t believe it, eliminate meats, fish, eggs, and animal products from your diet for 7-10 days and then begin eating them again. While I was not ready to give up eating meat, I found that eating it on a less frequent basis made it more tolerable. This is something you will have to adjust based on how you’re body reacts to it.
Be knowledgeable about the commercial animal products you eat as well. Animals today are often feeding on diets that contain pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, hormones, etc., leaving it concentrate within the fatty tissues of the meat. Coming from a family of hunters and fishermen, I’ve adapted my meat eating to only what we harvest such as venison or rabbit. I also raise a small flock of chickens for my eggs. If you buy your meat, look for organic or free range products or purchase your meats from a local person who does their own butchering. At least you will have some know of what might be contained in the meat.
Milk and Dairy Products: High in protein and contributing to excess fat in your diet, they are also one of the most mucous producing foods within the body. Milk proteins can also aggravate asthma and bronchitis, as well as irritate the immune system causing inflammation. Not to mention, think of a baby calf. That mother’s milk is meant to allow that calf to grow from 60 pounds to 400 pounds. Is that what you’re looking to accomplish?! Look for alternatives to milk such as almond, rice, or soy milk. Unless you have an allergy to nuts, almond milk is my preference since it packs a big nutritional punch for not a lot of calories.
Saturated Fats: Fried foods can not digest properly, leading to constipation and gas. They are also a main contributing factor in heart problems as well as diabetes. High levels of fat in the blood stream will block the insulin in the body and keep it from doing its job. This will cause a rise in blood sugar, and over time it will contribute to or even worsen diabetes. Along with interfering with the body’s use of insulin, it will also raise blood cholesterol levels.
Here is where you can feel free to experiment again. Remove fried foods from your diet for a while and then reintroduce them. Over time I have developed a distaste for anything fried, and often can not even stand the smell of it. Personally for me, any intake of fried foods leaves me feeling just plain lousy and fatigued.
Artificial Sweeteners and Processed Foods: Let me just say that I have found artificial sweeteners to be one of the biggest contributors to my fibro pain. I was a diet junkie. After 30 days of no longer eating or drinking products that contained aspartame, saccharine, etc., I noticed a significant difference in my level of pain. In addition, these chemicals will dehydrate you because they pull water from the body. They can cause headaches, as well as interfere with brain and nerve function because they are toxins. Stevia is a great alternative: it is safely consumed, natural and safe for diabetics.
Be cautious of white sugar as well. It is very effective in suppressing the immune system for up to five hours after consuming it. In addition, it also causes the body to excrete important minerals through the urine, and loves to feed yeast growing within the body. Also ditch the processed foods (anything that can sit on your shelf forever!). These foods contain high levels of preservatives, which are chemicals (toxins) to extend the shelf life, change the color, or add flavor. Ingredients to steer away from are artificial flavors/colors, nitrites, sulfites, MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, autolyzed yeast extract, modified food starch, BHA, BHT.
White flour has also become my nemesis. It is so highly processed there is no fiber in it. Because it is so refined, the body has a hard time discerning between refined white flour and sugar, leaving your body to react the same as it would if you ate the same amount of white sugar. Remember making that flour and water paste as a kid? That is lining your colon when you consume white flour. Products made from refined white flour will block up your intestines leading to constipation. Instead, consume products made of whole grains, such as spelt or rice flour. With more chain grocery stores carrying organic and whole food products, these items should be relatively easy to find, or you can search the web for a variety of recipes to make your own breads, crackers, and pastas.
Adapting a lifestyle to manage fibromyalgia is not something you can expect to accomplish in a few days or few weeks, especially if you have been eating poorly for years. I have found these changes to be highly effective for me, as well as other people I have met who suffer from FMS. While there are times that I do indulge in foods that can be detrimental to my fibro, I have learned my limit. It is all about moderation and knowing what you can tolerate. Start changing your diet one step at a time and you will soon notice a change for the better in how you feel as your body begins to heal from dis-ease.
Washington, D.C. is the location of several alleged haunted sites. One such place that is alleged to be haunted is the Adams Hotel, located at Lafayette Square, just across from the White House.
History of Adams Hotel reveals former homes
The land that the Adams Hotel is situated on was not always a hotel. It is located on land that was the former home of President Lincoln’s personal assistant and former Secretary of State John Hays and descendant of Presidents John and John Quincy Adams. Hays and Adams lived side-by-side. Their homes became a meeting place for socialites and politicians of the day.
Adams had married Marian Hooper, in spite of warnings regarding the mental health status of her family members from his friends. Adams did not heed the warnings and married Hooper anyway, whose nickname was “Clover.” Clover and Henry Adams settled in to living in their home on Lafayette Square.
Clover took her own life
Even after being married, Clover remained close to her father and was devastated when he died. It is suspected that his death may have contributed to Clover’s decision to take her own life. Henry arrived home on the evening of December 6, 1885 to find his beloved wife dead in front of the bedroom fireplace. She had ingested potassium cyanide, a substance she used in her hobby of photography. The evening newspaper, however, reported that she had died of a heart attack.
Henry Adams commissioned Augustus Saint-Gaudens to construct a gravesite memorial for his wife. The haunting statue of a hooded woman with the single word” grief” inscribed sits at the site of Mrs. Hayes grave. According to Find A Grave, Henry Adams did not want his wife’s date of birth or death inscribed on the grave monument.
Marian Hooper Adams still resides at Lafayette Square
In 1927, the homes that Hays and Adams had lived in were razed and the Hay-Adams Hotel was built. It was closed in 2001 for renovations and re-opened in 2002. All during this time, Mrs. Clover Adams has apparently found her way home. ‘Hotels of the Rich and Famous’ says that “the spirit of hospitality originated by the John Hay and Henry Adams households lives on at the Hay-Adams today.” That may be more true than many people realize.
Clover Adams is said to be residing on the fourth floor of the Hay-Adams Hotel. According to NBC Chicago, guests and staff have heard locked doors opening and closing in some hotel rooms that are not even occupied, clock radios that mysteriously are turned on and off when there is no one present. In one case, a woman, believed to be Clover, asked a housekeeper who entered a room, “What do you want?” USA Today Travel Tips also reports that some staff members have been hugged by Mrs. Adams when the staff are cleaning rooms at the hotel.
Perhaps Mrs. Adams’ depression is evident when she is heard crying. Maybe it is Mrs. Adams that people hear when claiming to hear a “disembodied voice,” or as reported in Washington D.C.’s Haunted Hotels, guests feel a breeze as if someone is rushing past them, or witness televisions turning on or off by themselves.
Even though the home of Marian Clover Adams was razed, it is evident that she still finds her way back to the location where her home once stood. It is obvious that she is apparently quite comfortable still living there and has no plans to leave anytime soon.
National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) Launches National “CARE & Make Fibromyalgia Visible” Campaign, May 2013
LOGAN, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA), a global community supporting individuals living with fibromyalgia (FM)and otherchronic pain illnesses, announces the kick-off of its national awareness campaign “CARE & Make Fibromyalgia Visible,” Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013 – and throughout the month of May. NFMCPA calls upon individuals living with FM and their friends, family and caregivers to contribute, advocate, participate in research, as well as to educate others about fibromyalgia, a common illness involving long-term, body-wide pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, memory problems and impaired functionality.
“We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to this campaign — with thousands of people participating in events across the country – validating our conviction that chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, is a public health crisis”
“We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to this campaign — with thousands of people participating in events across the country – validating our conviction that chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, is a public health crisis,” says Jan Favero Chambers, president and founder, NFMCPA. “It’s critical that those living with chronic pain raise their collective voices in order to turn the tide against the often devastating impact of chronic pain on individuals, families, communities and the nation.”
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia (FM), interdisciplinary team approaches that include medications, alternative therapies and lifestyle changes can help manage symptoms. Women are much more likely than men to develop FM, according to the Mayo Clinic. Appropriately, Fibromyalgia Awareness Day takes place over Mother’s Day weekend and includes:
- Thunderclap, Midnight, May 11, 2013: individuals worldwide will concurrently post the “CARE & Make Fibromyalgia Visible” logo via Facebook and Twitter.
- The Walk to CURE FM: numerous walks throughout the country.
- Fibromyalgia Proclamations & Declarations: outreach program encourages officials to declare May 12 Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in their jurisdiction.
To address controversies, prejudices and the life-altering effect of fibromyalgia, NFMCPA offers:
- FM patient education, including symptom management
- Coordinated advocacy for research for new treatments
- National representation in Washington, D.C., working with legislators and reporting on national legislative activity
- Programs to train networked leaders to organize responsive and proactive grass-roots efforts
- Assistance by state regarding Medicaid Drug Use Review Boards and Pharmaceutical and Treatment Committees
- FM diagnostic and treatment medical education for healthcare professionals
Rae Marie Gleason, Medical Education and Research Director, NFMCPA, adds, “Our goal is to educate patients, the medical community, the public, government agencies and scientists about the importance of timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment of FM and overlapping conditions to gain optimal outcomes for this patient population.”
About the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA)
NFMCPA, a not-for-profit organization, supports individuals living with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain illnesses by raising awareness through community outreach, education, advocacy and networking. Visit: fmcpaware, www.facebook.com/nfmcpa, www.twitter.com/fmcpaware.
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Whitening your teeth at home with the use of a whitening kit has become so popular in recent years that everybody seems to be looking for the best teeth-whitening kits.
Pearly white teeth are an asset to our appearance and a bright smile is not the privilege of the rich and famous anymore. We can whiten our teeth at the comfort of our home and have similar results with in-surgery whitening without having to pay a fortune on dental fees.
Teeth whitening at home is not something new. It started in 1989 when Dr. George Madray, a prominent cosmetic dentist from California, created the first teeth-whitening kit for dentists. Because the product was so easy to use, the manufacturer made it available to individual users who wanted a brighter smile but could not afford the high cost for in-surgery whitening.
Since that time, hundreds of different whitening kits have appeared on the market. They are all based on the same principle but they make use of either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide as their whitening gel, while there are a few whitening kits that are non-peroxide based. However, not all whitening kits are equally effective or safe.
Choosing the Best Teeth Whitening Kits
There are a large number of teeth whitening kits on the market today. Some of them are excellent while some others are of poor quality. If you are looking for a highly effective and safe kit, then choose one that:
• Is clinically tested and time proven for safety and effectiveness.
• Has a large number of positive testimonials in its favour.
• Uses a whitening gel that contains up to 16% carbamide peroxide or 6% of hydrogen peroxide, which are the concentrations approved by the European Dental Association (EDA). This means that such whitening gels are safe for the health of the teeth while chances of enamel damage, pain or sensitivity are minimised.
• Offers easily customisable “warm and form” mouth trays that ensure the even application of the whitening gel to each tooth rather than one-size-fits-all mouth trays.
• Contains a blue light accelerator that can speed up treatment time and enhance the whitening results. With the use of a blue light device you can have professional-like results at home.
• Can whiten your teeth by at least 10 shades. This is especially useful if your teeth are severely discoloured or if you have never had a whitening treatment before.
• Includes a kind of gel to be used after treatment. This kind of gel remineralises and helps sensitive teeth fight signs of discomfort.
• Is marketed by a reputable company and is covered by a full-refund guarantee.
Another important thing that you should always remember is that your teeth will not always be as white as after the whitening treatment. In order to maintain their whiteness, you should follow all rules of dental hygiene and use a whitening toothpaste once or twice a week, especially if you are a smoker and you like drinking tea, coffee and red wine on a regular basis.
Knowing more about the boston terrier dog breed is definitely the first step in moving towards a healthy and happy boston terrier. Thus it is always important for first time owners to do their assignment and research everything they can about their chosen breed.
Just like other dogs in the terrier group, Boston Terriers are small dogs with compact yet well proportioned built. The skull is square with short muzzle that should be free of wrinkles. The eyes, which are large, round and dark in color should be wide apart. Blue, or any trace of blue is a disqualification based on the AKC Standard (American Kennel Club). The ears, though small are either natural or cropped. They should be carried erect and should be situated near the corner of the skull. The dog should weigh not less than 10 pounds and not more than 25 pounds.
The Boston Terrier is alert yet gentle and friendly dog. Although they can be a bit high strung without proper mental and physical exercise, these dogs are sensitive to the tone of one’s voice. Training can be less challenging with this breed due to their intelligence and willingness to learn.
The average lifespan of a Boston Terrier is up to 13 years although some can live even up to 15 years or more. However, their life can possibly be shortened by several health issues such as cataracts, cherry eye, luxating patellas, deafness, heart murmur and allergies. They are also prone to sensitive stomachs and intestinal gas.
These dogs are good both in apartment and country living. However, many of them cannot tolerate extreme weather conditions due to the shortened muzzle. Thus demanding exercise and other activities should be set aside when the weather is excessively hot or extremely cold.
One of the best things about boston terrier is that they require only a moderate amount of exercise such as daily walk and free play in a fenced-in yard. But utmost care must be taken when exercising this breed during extreme weather conditions.
A boston terrier requires minimum grooming due to the fact that they have smooth and short-haired coat. Occasionally run a comb or firm bristle brush over the coat and bathe only when necessary to prevent stripping their coat’s natural oil. Wipe the face with a damp cloth everyday especially after meals, keep the eyes and ears clean and claws trimmed. You also need to determine the presence of tick, flea and other foreign object in your dog’s coat.