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I am asked regularly why I do so I thought I would share ....
Studies have shown that if we were to want the same nutrients out of an orange that our grandparents had that we would have to eat 8 oranges that is a massive difference to the nutritional content it’s an epic stat!!
That’s just one piece of fruit what do you think happens when that is spread across the board and then we add in the over farmed meat and processed foods and refined sugars !!
Urrrgh is what ....physical exhaustion and mental fog......
We all know what we should or shouldn’t be eating really if we listen to our instinct BUT we aren’t we are listening to everything but and our craving to sugar which is a highly addictive drug !
For me too with a disease like endometriosis eating inflammatory or high oestrogen foods is the worst thing I could do for pain levels bloating and overall lethargy so I limit it as much as I can ......
And for energy and overall health I supplement and I notice a massive difference when I combine the two. .
I am always alone
And yet I never am
The pain makes sure of both // A poem (the shortest one!) I’ve written recently about living with pain for #nationalpoetryday.
I actually have a post up with a few of my poems on the site if you’d like to read more of them! I’ll put the link to it up in my bio for today. I’m not very confident in my abilities as a poet but I was feeling brave when I decided to share and it felt good to do it!
If you enjoy writing and have ever thought about writing poetry or if you have tried and are worried that it’s not your thing, I’d encourage you to keep doing it if you enjoy it! What’s important is your enjoyment and that it helps you. And the more you do it, the easier it’ll get!
What is ms?
Multiple Sclerosis is like a robot with faulty wiring.
Multiple Sclerosis is like a cell phone with bad reception.
Multiple Sclerosis is like a Windows 98 computer.
Multiple Sclerosis is like the floppy feeling you get when your arm is asleep and you try to move it.
Multiple Sclerosis is like a sunburn that you can't see.
Multiple Sclerosis is like walking in mud everyday.
Multiple Sclerosis is like a drunk person's dexterity without drinking.
Multiple Sclerosis can be lonely.
Multiple Sclerosis can be frustrating.
Multiple Sclerosis can be painful.
Multiple Sclerosis is like the muffled feeling that your body feels of your outside pants or shirt while wearing thermal pants or shirt underneath.
Multiple Sclerosis is like having 2 times the gravity at all times.
Multiple Sclerosis is like being fatigued after an extreme workout session without working out.
Multiple Sclerosis is like having an itch you can't satisfy and burns to scratch.
Multiple Sclerosis is like not being able to feel things touching your leg.
Multiple Sclerosis is like everything you touch feels like the green scrubber from the kitchen sink.
Multiple Sclerosis is like all of this and more.
• #msawareness#marchismultiplesclerosisawarenessmonth#invisibleillness#fatigue#weakness#strength#patience#peace#mandms#ms#mswarrior#mswarriors - #regrann
I’m raising my intentions higher and reaching for the brightest star in the galaxy...... because I am the little lady who dances and frolicked along all the beaches around the world earning millions of dollars changing the way the world sees and reacts to invisible illnesses, chronic pain and mental health.
I am doing this because there is way too much stigma and judgement towards the illnesses that people cannot see. These illnesses are real, the pain is real they are excruciating and debilitating and creating stigma, judgement and hate does nothing more than worsen symptoms and illnesses of people all around the globe.
After nearly taking my own life after feeling overwhelmed and defeated , I awoke to realise that I must wander the worlds shores for people like me that have attempted suicide and for the beautiful souls that we have lost. This is another reason why I am creating better pathways for a better system which includes more support and adequate treatments which are readily available and affordable for all.
Yes! Redirect your thinking. Every time we mindfully acknowledge and change our thoughts from negative to positive it rewires your brain mapping, creating new passageways for thoughts to travel. Pretty soon you will notice your level up in how you choose to think. You will become happier, more peaceful, and when we allow our bodies to do what they need to do to heal and give them the propper tools (positive thoughts, weeding toxic people and things from our lives) then we start to become healthier feeling. Little by little you become stronger. Better. Our bodies are magnificent organisms that are made to heal. Forgiveness plays a huge role. Loving yourself plays along with that. Google positive thinking and illnesses and there are countless studies showing positive results *NOTE: I still have my invisible illnesses but they no longer have me. I no longer focus everything on them. #lawofattraction#instagood#thesecret#abracadabra we create what we speak #mindfulness#invisibleillness#warrior#asabovesobelow#metaphysical#heal#healing#loveisthekey#loveistheanswer#thepowerofpositivethinking#halfthebattle
There's no road map to dealing with my mental illness(es). Some days are easier than others. Some days I can get up, get ready, go to work, and function like a completely normal human being. Anyone on the outside would be unsuspecting of the daily torment and battle that occurs. Then there's days like today, when it takes everything in me to just will myself to get up and shower, and breathe, and take one foot in front of the other. Most won't understand. Why yesterday you were able to function, and now today you aren't. It's part of the battle we face; the stigma. Though these battles are something I've lived with for a very long time, I'm just now truly learning about them and how to deal with them. Some days are easier than others, and some days it's OK if the only thing you did was breathe. #theroadtorecovery#mentalhealth#MentalHealthAwareness#invisibleillness#PTSD#anxiety#depression#borderline#BPD#traumasurvivor#sexualtrauma#healinghurts#onefootinfrontoftheother
I love this quote from @dwaynej0hnson. When choosing what to eat or deciding to exercise, it's not with the idea of reaching a goal of perfection. Instead I view my "diet" and #exercise routine as how I want to live. I want to be as healthy as I can, despite my #chronicillnesses. By consistently trying to move my body and becoming aware of what I'm putting in my mouth I am achieving greatness in regards to my body with #weightloss and how I physically feel.
What are you currently working on being more consistent of in your life?
You matter. We believe you and we believe IN you. Don't feel alone in this because you aren't. This community is here for you. Reach out when you are ready. People may not get us, or understand us, but we do. I pray for everyone in the world silently hurting, no matter what the cause. Sending peace and love your way with a little bit of strength too. #thisischronicillness •
It is one thing to end up with an illness or illnesses that take life from you. It is quite another when medicine denies you the care and hope you need to function.
This is wrong. This is stealing days that turn into weeks that turn into months that turn into years.
And here I am, watching 2018 pick up speed and no closer to ensuring I can drive a damn car to take my daughter to a swimming pool or the grocery store.
Here I am no closer to mastering even one bad day of a “normal life”, and medicine demands I walk a thousand miles on my knees through the desert, repenting.
Repenting for brokenness medicine does not understand in a body that does not get to love what it loves.
Repenting for failures I do not own.
My strength is not all on the outside. My strength lies within. I know who I am. I know who I am striving to be: the best me.
After a hard diagnosis in August of last year of #PMDD I lost myself for a while. It explained my symptoms over the past decade of my life. I am one who wants to know everything about everything . The more I researched the more it really rocked my world.
I had to learn my current limitations and create a treatment regimen. Time and time again I would try to bounce back, do too much, have yet another treatment not work, and it would all crumble.
Irritated I couldn’t “be normal” I started giving up. I became more depressed. I felt like how could I help others if I couldn’t even help myself?!?
About a month ago I was hit with a revelation. Here I was telling people to love all of themselves and NOT fight with their body and I found myself in the same predicament. Premenstrual Disphoric Disorder was something I didn’t know how to deal with. I was fighting with my hormone imbalance and loosing! After crying a lot, reevaluating even more, I got super focused on one thing: me. Looking at myself in the mirror and saying “you are amazing”. Reminding myself that a diagnosis does not define or limit me. Allowing myself grace and time to heal mentally, emotionally and physically. Promising myself I would not give up on me.
I am not perfect. I never will be. I love where I am because I am better than 6 months ago, 3 months ago, 4 weeks ago.
I am feeling more like myself on a regular basis. The me I want to be.
Whatever your challenge: know that you can triumph. Reach out for help. There are others who have struggled before you and are successful. #invisibleillness
Snuggled up with my baby boy having a Keeping Up With the Kardashians marathon. My veins are really hurting the last few days, especially in my left hand, if they don't get any better by tomorrow I might call my Dr.