FDA Proposes To Eliminate Trans Fats

Eliminate Trans Fats?!! Where was I when this came out? I was just looking through some of Dr. Oz’s blogs tonight and I came across this one and I was SHOCKED, but excited to read it. As much as I seem not to agree or support the FDA with all of the junk they allow into our foods here in America, this is certainly a step in the right direction. So for that, I am giving them an A for effort for at least trying to pass this. Let’s all hope this happens, it would great!!!

http://blog.doctoroz.com/dr-oz-blog/fda-proposes-to-eliminate-trans-fats

Hemp nuts- Dr. Oz raved over them. Find out why!

Hemp milk. Check out these great vitamins and their daily value % AMAZING! And on top of that, Dr. Oz said it helps us who suffer from memory issues and anxiety. (He mentioned Fibro.) I’d have to agree thus far. I use a cup to mix in my daily smoothie with fruits, veggies, and 1/2 tsp Turmeric, 1/2 tsp Ginger, 1/2 tsp Cinnamon.

Hemp milk

Hemp Milk

Nutmeg and It’s Awesomeness!!

Not only does it have a wonderful holiday flavor but it has so many great health benefits! Many benefits for us who deal with Fibromyalgia.

How about a little homemade coffee creamer? I put natural vanilla extract, nutmeg and organic half and half in my coffee every morning, it’s so yummy! And another easy way to get a little nutmeg daily… if you can’t have dairy how about coconut milk or any other great replacement instead?!

Check out the link below for some info! Jeanette 🙂

http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/7-health-benefits-nutmeg-provides.html

Our Broken Food System

For people who are just beginning to explore America’s broken food system and what the FDA allows in small doses, to say it’s not harmful- this is how I started. Google, bing or whichever you prefer. There are a few highlighted words in my opinion you should at least learn about. We naturally feed ourselves and our children them, because we don’t know what that word is or what it means- how would you? No one ever talks on the news about them. Except our Dr. Oz! Trust me, once you start researching you cant stop so limit yourselves. I’m not saying go crazy like I did, but I just could not sit back and not tell people I love truth and facts- A short list to follow.

Fatigue Fighters!!

Fatigue Fighters!!

Vitamins are very important! (It’s a shame most Dr.’s are saying they don’t recommend even a daily supplement anymore! What?!)
If they are good, whole food vitamins or at least without fillers and artificial additives, please- take them! Trust me, they do help! Especially if you are not getting what you need from the food you eat.

Let’s see how we can help with Fatigue but getting what we need 
Depending on your dietary restrictions, you can get almost everything your body needs from good food. But as we know, fatigue is a big problem with Fibromyalgia. So TRY your best to FIGHT this monster with what your body needs and wants!

Hope this helps!
Jeanette

Foods Rich in Magnesium

Foods rich in magnesium may help you fight fatigue and boost your energy. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends a daily dose of 300 to 1,000mg of magnesium for feelings of fatigue. However, research studies have been mixed, and more research is required to establish a benefit. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, a combination of 600mg twice a day of magnesium and malic acid can also act to increase your energy levels. Magnesium can affect your blood pressure levels, so check with your doctor before taking a supplement. Rich food sources of magnesium include nuts and seeds, whole grains and green leafy vegetables.

Foods Rich in Vitamin B-12

If you are deficient in vitamin B-12, you may develop anemia, a condition characterized by pale skin, appetite loss and diarrhea. Other common symptoms include fatigue, light-headedness and a reduction in energy levels. If you develop anemia due to low vitamin B-12 levels, increasing the vitamin B-12 in your body can help combat your anemia and increase your energy. Vitamin B12 can only be found in animal foods such as poultry, red meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. Vegetarians or vegans who do not consume animal products may require a supplement to increase vitamin B-12 levels and can consult a doctor.

Foods Rich in Iron

Fatigue can also be a result of a condition called iron-deficiency anemia, a type of anemia that develops if you are deficient in iron. Symptoms of this condition include fatigue, energy loss and weakness. You can boost your iron levels by a supplement or through your dietary choices. Food sources of iron include red meat, pork, poultry, shellfish, eggs, beans, nuts, dried fruits, dark leafy greens and peas. Some foods, such as whole-grain breads and cereals, are also fortified with iron.

Foods Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that your body requires for proper growth and development, and normal brain function. Your body cannot produce these fats, so you must obtain them from dietary sources. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, if you are deficient in omega-3 fats, you may experience dry skin, mood swings and fatigue. Food sources of omega-3s include fatty fish, such as tuna, mackerel, salmon and herring. Other sources include flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, hemp seeds, hemp seed oil and walnuts.

Sticking with your Exercise Routine

firstrace1Months ago, I started with just playing at the park with my kids. It killed me physically. I couldn’t believe how difficult it was! I slowly saw myself improving and with eating heathy, drinking a TON of water, coconut water and Aloe juice, green tea as my special treats for over all health, the sun is shining finally in our Seattle Area, life just feels better and I can do so much more! I ran for the first time in over a year, last Thursday. It made me feel so good. Please set a goal- work for it. You can do it!!!

Start slowly. Many people with fibromyalgia have been inactive for a long time because of fatigue and pain and should not start a vigorous exercise program. Overexerting yourself may make your symptoms worse. If 3 to 5 minutes of activity are all you can manage at first, just do that. When you’re ready, try to exercise a little longer at a time. Increase slowly until you can exercise for 10 minutes at a time.

Build up your exercise program bit by bit, and aim for at least 2½ hours a week of moderate exercise. It’s fine to be active in blocks of 10 minutes or more throughout your day and week.

Stretch before and after you exercise. This may improve flexibility, maintain good posture, and prevent injury. Stretch slowly and gently. Do not bounce, but keep a gentle pull on the muscle.

A daily journal can also help you keep track of your symptoms as well as factors that may aggravate them. By making a record of these factors, you can create a clearer picture for yourself of just what triggers your fibromyalgia symptoms thereby helping you to avoid symptom flare-ups when possible. Maintaining a journal of your daily activities can help you manage many of your fibromyalgia symptoms. If you’re having troubles with fibrofog, writing down all your appointments and up-coming events will make it easier to remember those important dates.