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Started a blog page

Friday, January 24, 2014

I took a leap and started a blog page last night. I want to use it as a start to introducing myself, whether it be just for getting my story out there or attracting people that I may be able to help to get to better health by being their coach. It only has a starter blog, but it is a start. I am going to try at least every couple of days to add to it. If you have any comments, please let me know.
It is at reclaimyourhealthwithlenora.wordpres


Today's recipe

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Today was a day of trying another new recipe. Today's was Alicha Beef. I added some spinach and carrots to this one. The taste was very good! Next time I will definitely make a bigger batch so that I have more to freeze for lunches.


Today's recipe

Monday, January 13, 2014

Today's new recipe was Bacon Sloppy Joes. I am working on adding some veggies in small amounts into some dishes that I make. This was not an exception. I used shredded carrots and torn spinach. It had a good flavor.

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ALICIA214 1/13/2014 12:47AM


Looks very tasty


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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hi everybody,

I have been around, just not on here a lot with everything going on.
Next week is my appt with the cranial osteopath, so hopefully she will get the MRI ordered so we can get to the bottom of this. Eight months has been way too long to get to this point.. for that matter 12 years has been too long. The pain level goes between a 2 and 3 on most days, with no relief by anything.
I see my PCP tomorrow, and then have a follow-up with the functional medicine doctor for my fibromyalgia. I started using the d-ribose powder twice a day, and that seems to be helping greatly. When I ran out of it, the fibro pain level started increasing, so I made sure to order it so it was at the house when we got home from vacation at the beginning of the month.
I started using NAC from the doctor's suggestion. I do not notice any significant differences at this time, but do not want to stop it yet. I have done some research, and it seems to be something researchers are looking at as being helpful for fibromyalgia. That would be great if I could get off the Lyrica and using something natural in time, and have good control over the pain.
I bought the SparkTracker and have been using it for a week now. I like that it automatically logs the cardio time on the site, so all I need to add is my weight training. It is also amazing to compare different days' results. Some days I do more steps than days I do the treadmill. I have a long ways to go to get the 10,000 steps per day according to it, but I will find a way.
I hope all had a great holiday and week ahead.


MSG is called what?? Health coach study progress.

Friday, November 22, 2013

So life has been a little crazy lately, but I have learned some things about how to help myself and others to better health. I am getting really excited about being able to work as a health coach in the near future. We have learned about vegetarian dietary theories, and this past week was about the importance of our gut being healthy. The neurologist's nurse, whom I met with yesterday about my blood work results, was so happy to hear that I pursuing this course and understood a lot of what she was talking about. I definitely found the right doctor's office to help me with my fibromyalgia... Functional Medicine is what it is being called, and it seems very appropriate to me.
Here is an interesting thought... MSG contains glutamate, which gets into the brain and an excess can cause over-excitability, nervousness, depression, OCD, and other thing that they are finding out. So the neurologist had me start on NAC to see if that helps with the nervous skin picking I do. I told my chiropractor about this, and he asked if I eat MSG, and I told him no because I have a reaction to it. He told me to beware of things with "hydrolyzed (?) vegetable protein" because that is what they are calling MSG now because of people getting more health conscious. I about fell off the chair!
Off to work I head, with 2 more days of the work week left. At least we leave on vacation next Thursday, so that will give us both a much needed break. I hope all have a great Friday and weekend.

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EMMACORY 11/22/2013 11:34AM

    Very informative. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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