18 Jan 05:34
Coping, treatment, healthcare system
Thought about the right nutrition:
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18 Jan 05:38
It is time to put away what poisons you. The days are short and getting shorter. The time for undermining your nutrition must come to an end. So know as you refine your intake, taking great care with what you eat, know you will recover more quickly. As you improve your nutrition know it will truly feed you, sustain you, empower you, and invigorate you to accomplish your ideals. Every day is a battle for us but remember, by eating right, you're not only preparing yourself for battle but for victory. Stay strong ;)
18 Jan 06:47
Exercise also helps, one just feels better afterwards
18 Jan 06:51
I see a big difference in my well being Michelle with eating right,Unfortunately, things are not getting better with advertising encouraging us to eat junk and say its good,I watched a documentary years ago and a guy was convinced that macdonalds burgers where healthy because they put a lettuce leaf and a tomato in his burgers lol,he thought he was eating a salad meal,People look at what i eat and say its rubbish and no taste, I say its nutritious, what you eat has no nutrition at all, no health benefits for your body,Yes i used to eat a lot of crap but i ate good aswell years ago, Its just a case of wanting to make changes to improve your health which does have a good impact on mental health, Good Food is medicine for the body,eat crap, feel like crap, eat well feel good, simple :)
18 Jan 07:00
Exercise has a lot of benefits true Erica ,I walk a lot at work so i see that as my exercise for me and its good,I do lifting aswell though i try be careful with that these days as i dont want injure myself, that works for me too :)
18 Jan 07:10
I try and take my dogs for a walk everyday, good for the body and soul and they enjoy it. To get back at the foods, Ive learned last year about "nightshades", potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, tobacco, all fall under the category nightshades and that is apparently not good for people with P. Certain foods must be avoided even if considered healthy otherwise. Never before knew or thought about it. Dealing with an auto immune disease forces one to change your diet.
18 Jan 07:59
So true Erica,There are some alternatives one can have in their diet,Its just making those changes, Now and again one can let their hair down and thats okay, though i did it too much last year :)Winter is my worst time with P and always has been, I like to eat healthy as i know the benefits , Dog walking is good, i used to do a lot of that years ago :)
18 Jan 09:34
Yes I agree Erica. I like hiking and take my dogs for a walk too. I've been lazy this year but since I've started this new job, I've been running around a lot and it's nice.
True John. Luckily I don't eat Mcdonalds at all nor KFC. McDonalds add plastic to their ingredients and lots of other stuff. That little lettuce they put on the burger might just as well be a piece of synthetic plastic advertised as lettuce. no thank you.
18 Jan 09:35
Actually dog jogging is more like it, my dogs are pretty hyper haha.
18 Jan 09:54
Haha. I'll die if I have to jog. I'm a walker not a runner lol. my dog 'tequila' has short legs like me so we prefer to do a walk -jump kinda thing.
18 Jan 11:28
We do low flying when my big GS look alike spots something on the way ... Hectic. I often wish I had that kind of energy. Something else I also only learned much later after being diagnosed with P, your energy levels are really low.
18 Jan 12:18
Really? Energy levels are low when you are diagnosed with P? Mine is still normal - I can be a duracell bunny sometimes and don't like to sit around and do nothing but maybe it's because my P is not that severe?
18 Jan 13:19
My energy levels were extremely low, my dr said it is because P also affects your blood. I had high infection levels as well. It might differ from person to person, we have different situations apart from the P. Once I started my trial my infection levels dropped and only then I started to feel not so tired. Lucky for you, it didn't stop me from having a full day job and my other obligations, still do everything I did as before, maybe I am just getting old LoL
18 Jan 13:20
I do hear this a lot Michelle with people with P, Maybe its all the hard work scratching with some? i am sure that will take it out of one, My energy levels is okay generally i think too :)
18 Jan 13:32
I'm sorry to hear. It must be so difficult to feel tired all the time but I'm glad you're better Erica. Yeah, I'm getting old too but it's exciting! lol.
Yes I think the itching can be tiring to some John, a pity though as one doesn't want to feel tired all the time.
18 Jan 13:34
Probably why they wouldnt let me in the army as i probably would get shot with busy scratching i did as a teenager :)
18 Jan 13:42
hahahahaha or maybe shoot someone while scratching lol. Oh my. We are a dangerous bunch.
18 Jan 15:18
Michelle I totally agree... Food is a VERY big deal. So is exercise, managing our ridiculous thinking. I don't watch TV to see the commercials, but I do get the flyers for sales. Usually it's processed quick fix stuff. No juice either. One thing we really noticed is the weight loss too, especially with my hubby. We spend less on groceries too! Always a morning shake with very little fruit, lunch is protein and vegetables, dinner is a big salad (sometimes just lettuce) with protein. I don't even have dressing on the salad. Just coconut oil, himalayan salt and a bit of pepper. Super yummy... Only fluid I drink is my couple cups of coffee in the morning, zero caffeine tea at night lately, and just water. My hubby though does like his Orange juice in the morning. No milk either, however he does like milk. Trying to wean him off that too. It's a very wonderful life.
21 Jan 05:48
Sounds like my kind of food I eat Susan. My groceries doesn't cost me much as I'm not a nibbler and I don't eat a lot. My food intake is oats in the morning (sometimes but I don't really eat breakfast) chicken salad in afternoon (also sometimes) and now these days fish and veggies or a fish salad. I don't eat fruit apart from bananas and avo's. I do however once a month have a day that I eat chocolates and crisps and whatever I feel like especially condensed milk. Oh I love that. Funny but I don't even itch after I had all that crap but at least I got my monthly sugar in lol.
21 Jan 07:49
Morning all, hope you had an awesome weekend.
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