More about eating healthily

Heart health is so important, too important to neglect. We need to understand what helps keeping the heart working at optimum level.

Exercise is important if we are to cut down on heart problems. Incorporating exercise into our lives at least 3 times a week is necessary. Certain vitamins and foods have also been shown to be beneficial …

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20 Nov, 2010

Saturated fats

Saturated fats are naturally occurring fats found in animal based products such as lamb, beef and pork. When left at room temperature saturated fats will set, non-saturated fats left at room temperature, will still stay in liquid form. That’s how we can tell the difference.

Unfortunately, eating too many saturated fats can be damaging to our health. They increase blood cholesterol levels, increase our risk of Coronary Heart Disease and may cause blocked arteries …

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19 Nov, 2010

Help with addictions

There is never a quick fix for us to stop something we’ve done for years. Most things seem to be habit forming, in some cases become addictions. It’s never easy trying to break a habit.

Sleep is the tool that helps us control what we do in our daily routines. When we’ve had a good night’s sleep, we can handle most things. Affirmations are often used to retrain the subconscious and …

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18 Nov, 2010

Stimulants

Stimulants are drugs that improve our physical and mental health temporarily, so we have increased energy, increased alertness and feelings of well-being.

But we can become addicted to stimulants, and as harmless as we think they are, they can start to work in the total opposite way. I am not talking about the ones we know about, like speed, cocaine or …

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17 Nov, 2010

Probiotics

I have already written a journal about Irritable Bowel Syndrome and some of the good foods we can eat to help alleviate IBS. I have also briefly touched on the use of Probiotics. Now I will go on to explain more about its use in detail.

The body is made up of good bacteria called Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus, which helps keep bad bacteria under control. We need the right bacteria in the gut to help us maintain a healthy digestion …

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16 Nov, 2010

Benefits of walking

Something inspirational:

Walking lowers stress and promotes a feeling of calm. Walking gives us more energy to go about our day. It also helps promote better sleep. If you live far from work and you need to take a bus, why not get off early and walk the short distance back.

Walk into town on your lunch break, or if you’re not in town, take a walk around the block. If you’re out in the countryside, look around you. Look at the flowers, the butterflies, the colour of …

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15 Nov, 2010

Going back for answers

This brain fatigue problem is driving me crazy, so I made a decision last night that I think it’s time to go back and see if I can get some answers from the professionals.

There aren’t any specialists in England who deal with adults with Cerebral Palsy, but having spent some of my time trying to piece more of my symptoms together, I want to know if what I …

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14 Nov, 2010

Brain fatigue

I never really understood what brain fatigue meant, or whether it applied to my re-wiring, but I do think it is. I have now learned that it has something to do with the way the brain is wired, in my case because I have cerebral palsy.

If you feel like your head is stuck in a vice, you can’t concentrate, or function, and you just feel extremely tired and it …

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13 Nov, 2010

Today’s struggles

I have written journals on Cerebral Palsy many times, but there is always more to write and although my feelings equate to the same thoughts, they still need to be expressed. I’m sorry if I seem to be repeating myself.

Today feels like a struggle. I struggle when those in my life, don’t understand what Cerebral Palsy means, I struggle because they don’t equate what I go through and struggle again when I …

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11 Nov, 2010