M77355's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=M77355 M77355's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ West Nile Fever -- what worked for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436731 Many of you already know the tough time I had going through West Nile Virus which reached severe level 2. I received virtually no help from standard Western medicine via my GP who simply had never encountered it nor a renowned infectious diseases physician. The consensus on the internet and from these doctors was to "ride it out." <BR> <BR> I've finally compiled a list of the products I've used to get well. A pastor at our church is having a terrible time with WNV and they asked me to... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:52:11 EST Texas's Largest Waffle Fry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362325 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1802290191.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Texas's Largest Waffle Fry! <BR> <BR> G really wanted somewhere to relax without being beaten by the scorching Texas sun. Even as the sun path changes through the months, he'll get to sit in filtered shade at the shallow end of the pool after a good day's hard work. <BR> <BR> This was taken right after construction but before furniture. We're planning aromatic plants for west side (Meyer Improved Lemon, Almond... Mon, 20 May 2013 13:23:27 EST Your Brain on Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332572 <link>www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/20<BR>12/04/01/what-eating-too-much-sugar-do<BR>es-to-your-brain/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What Eating Too Much Sugar Does to Your Brain <BR> <BR> <BR> Overeating, poor memory formation, learning disorders, depression – all have been linked in recent research to the over-consumption of sugar. And these linkages point to a problem that is only beginning to be better understood: what our chronic intake of added sugar is doing to our brains. <B... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:17:43 EST Bypass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332565 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1218581931.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Weakness in the middle of this organized remodeling mayhem: G's peanut M&M's Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:09:36 EST Less ... More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332561 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1384662051.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> website: DrJockers.com <BR> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:06:56 EST Gardening this Spring ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326554 While resting up on our front porch last evening, I suggested a brain teaser to my husband: How many different varieties of plants do we have in the front and side yards ... and do we know the names of all of them? <BR> <BR> Starting from one corner of the yard and wrapping around and across then skipping from one side yard to the other then foundation plantings, we have: <BR> <BR> Purple Smoke Tree <BR> Red Yucca <BR> Oleander, pink <BR> Gulf Coast Muhly grass <BR> Powis Castle artemisia <... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:12:38 EST PBS show about health turnarounds via intermittent fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310826 Just watched episode from 'new to American PBS' series by BBC reporter Michael Mosley about intermittent fasting and exceptionally better health scores via a 5 feast-2 fast days concept. <BR> <BR> Now to figure out which could be the best days to consider that, right? <BR> <BR> <link>www.pbs.org/program/michael-mosley/ </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Apr 2013 23:33:48 EST Happy for my daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268858 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l398333393.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here's a little coverage on her wedding last October ... I'm so very happy for her because I got West Nile Fever in August and there was so much more to accomplish in those last months - she juggled it all as well as being a Land Man covering southern Texas. <BR> <BR> <link>houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/03<BR>-01-13-a-city-girl-enjoys-the-country-<BR>wedding-of-her-dreams-and-this-cowboy-<BR>knows-fireworks/... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 17:41:54 EST Systemic Enzymes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222799 PowerPoint explaining how SE work: <BR> <link>www.systemicenzymesupport.org/ses/in<BR>dex.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What Are Systemic Enzymes and What Do They Do? <BR> By: Dr. William Wong ND, PhD <BR> <BR> The word “systemic” means body wide. Systemic enzymes are those that operate not just for digestion but throughout your body in every system and organ. But let’s take first things first, what is an enzyme? <BR> <BR> An enzyme is a biocatalyst - something that makes something e... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:53:43 EST Therapeutic Riding S.I.R.E.-htec http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220437 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2071042947.jpg">Yesterday was my first time to volunteer at SIRE as a sidewalker, one who walks and jogs alongside the horse ensuring stability of rider and assisting in comprehension of Instructor's instructions. First-class management with heart for their work! I'm fortunate that this opportunity is nearby and that my able body benefits young and old trying to have more mastery over their own. <BR> DH and I have a really busy Spring ahea... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:35:33 EST At this time of year, we all might be a little ADHD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143541 I was looking up ADHD food plans to help a visiting family member and came across this article. As busy as life can become planning the Holidays, these seemed like great ideas to share! <BR> <BR> Published on ADDitudeMag.com <BR> Weight Loss Tips for ADHD Adults <BR> <BR> For adults with ADHD, trying to losing weight can seem all but impossible. Either you plunge right in to a new diet and exercise routine — and quit three weeks later — or you lack the motivation for getting started. But i... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:18:25 EST Repost from a Smart Sparkie friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848944 "Hi, <BR> <BR> Here are some fun snack ideas I got online today. Some of them I already knew, but there were a few I had not heard of...Since we're eating less food now, and more like 6 times a day, I found this to be very beneficial. Maybe you will too. Please add to the list if you want to. I plan on coming back to this and getting more snack ideas often. Thanks! <BR> <BR> <BR> Snack Ideas: <BR> A half cup of slow churned ice cream - (slow churn is important) hum. <BR> 6 cups microwave p... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:07:23 EST Vision Boards (they've been around BEFORE "The Secret") http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4783598 <BR> Tuesday, January 11, 2011 <BR> For more info, go to <BR> http://christinekane.com/blog/how-to-mak <BR> e-a-vision-board/ <BR> <BR> The Five Steps of Creating a Vision Board: <BR> <BR> Step 1: Go through your magazines and tear the images from them. No gluing yet! Just let yourself have lots of fun looking through magazines and pulling out pictures or words or headlines that strike your fancy. Have fun with it. Make a big pile of images and phrases and words. <BR> <BR> Step 2: Go ... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:43:43 EST Why I'm here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4783578 I love reading the stories posted by other Sparkers. I've reviewed information that I already knew but wasn't implementing, learned countless new tips that are working, and have my spirit buoyed every day that I log in. <BR> <BR> Life has been a whirlwind for a few years. <BR> <BR> In 2006 I left a 26 yr. marriage (19 yrs alcohol addiction impacted). I understood that ours was not as God intended marriage to be. Thankfully, I had a good job and complete support from parents, grown daughte... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:33:10 EST Natural Mosquito Repellant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4772967 We're deep into spring in Zone 8b Texas. Every day beautiful changes can be seen in our yard but the pleasure of walking around is turning into a case of slap and dash - beating up on and running away from mosquitoes. <BR> <BR> I enjoy using essential oils for numerous purposes and found another good source on how to make your own health-safe repellant. <BR> <link>frogyfish.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Ma<BR>ke-Your-Own-Natural-Mosquito-Repellent </link> <BR> <BR> These ingredients have su... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 00:45:14 EST Nasal Spray http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4748499 from eHow: <BR> <BR> Homemade Sinus Nasal Spray <BR> By Joey Papa, eHow Contributor <BR> <BR> According to www.ent-consult.com, more than 35 million Americans suffer from sinus disease. When the sinuses become irritated, inflamed or infected, they swell and over-produce mucus resulting in congestion, sinus pressure and pain throughout the head. One of the most widely excepted methods of treating irritated sinus cavities is with saline spray. Saline spray may be purchased at a pharmacy or yo... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 21:42:03 EST