Monday

Tips for for Multiple Sclerosis

Do your research. Lots of treatments out there. Here is Some good, substantiated research on these items.  Check them out.  Tips and Tricks for Living Better with MS!



VITAMIN D

Vitamin D
Long touted as help for MS, this easy to take vitamin is proven again and again that it scientifically helps those with MS.  Recently studies showed that mothers who are deficient in vitamin D during their pregnancy were more likely to give birth to a child with MS.

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MAGNETIC THERAPY

Bemer
May sound a little whacky but magnetic therapy is gaining ground in helping folks with MS using solid scientific studies.  Devices such as the Bemer, might just help you feel a little better.

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OXIDATIVE STRESS -

Oxidative stress is known to be really hard on multiple sclerosis.  Basically it means that they fight free radicals in an effective way to be maximized by the body.   It is something we can actually work on improving.  Using an Nrf2 activator, such as Protandim, may help with some of your MS symptoms.

Protandim

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Protandim is made from natural ingredients, plants and such.  Includes bacopa monnieri and turmeric.

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curcumin from turmeric


Natural forms of Nrf2 activators proven to work include curcumin, from turmeric, as well as green tea.


Tecfidera
Interestingly, the DMD, Tecfidera (a dimethyl fumarate drug) is based on the same activation within the body. 



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Keep Checking Back - More Tips to Come!


#takethatms

(*This is not a medical site nor am I a medical professional -- These are items that have either worked for me or look promising based on research.*)

Living life to the Fullest with MS

There are days we are stuck in bed. Or a wheelchair or scooter or a cane. Some days we walk, run, bike and play. Sometimes gravity gets the better of us. Life with MS is not fun. But if we make it fun, then we can say #TakeThatMS!

Attitude is everything. Positive thought can make the difference. As well as learning how to chillax and accept that we have an illness and must take care of our lives as such.
  • Positive attitude. Can't say enough about this.
  • Awareness: meditation and mindfulness
  • Movement: yoga, exercise, tai chi, qigong etc
  • Nutrition: reduce inflammation and other symptoms through food
  • Social media: support groups, friends and family around the world who all understand what we are going through!
  • Peeing in ones pants: it's going to happen so just accept it now and move on.
  • Fatigue: oh dear. I just woke up and now it's bedtime again. How am I to to get through this day?
  • Depression, anxiety: talk to your DR. Use support groups, friends and family
  • Wine: may not be the best for MS physically but mentally can sure help the attitude
  • Learning to relax: it is OK to hold a couch in place with ones body
  • Boundaries: set them. Follow them. Your health comes first!
  • Ask for help: so many of us are Type A. Time to step back a notch.
  • Learn to say No: stressors come in all shapes and sizes. Priorities based on your health and well being are best.
  • Appreciate the little things in life. Stop and smell the roses.
  • Have fun! Pick up new hobbies. Look at life all over again with fresh eyes. Don't wallow in the past.
Here I am fishing once again. Fly fishing is very good on the nerves and when it includes friends, a twenty minute drive and funky Los Angeles surrounds, well, it all makes for a rocking good time! Now granted, I overdid a bit this past week and am feeling it today. It's Saturday and as I planned it, a pretty mellow day.
I'm feeling like the Giant American invasion on my little Philippine friends!

Last night I had a friends party and then a two hour Aromatherapy Yin Yoga workshop at my favorite little yoga studio in Montrose: TheraYogaStudio
Today: a relaxing Saturday with Wall Street Journal, and plenty of lemon-water throughout the day to cleanse this body!

How are you living life to the fullest with MS?

It's all a balancing act. Do more and pay the price. Treat your body right, get a refund on energy.
Right now, I'm treating the body right and restoring and rejuvenating for the week!





Friday

MS Medicines at a BIG savings!


MS sees no borders, neither does the GirlwithMS.com  

Medicine is expensive and many folks can not afford their treatments.  I am proud to off YouDrug.com as an option.  This is a Canadian company and can save patients up to 80% off of very expensive drugs.

One of my passions is supporting American businesses but let's be honest, they are over the top expensive.  The main reason for prescription drug prices higher in the United States than anywhere else in the world is the existence of government-protected “monopoly” rights for drug manufacturers.  

For more information check out this article:  Why US Drugs Cost So Much More





Have Questions or Concerns?    Check out these facts: 
  • YDS is upheld by stringent Canadian Food & Drug safety standards.
  • They only source from Canada to ensure quality/safety/efficacy of medication sold
  • All orders *must* be accompanied by a legitimate prescription as an on staff doctor does verify before orders can be filled. They have a strict policy about this to maintain their approval and good standing with regulatory bodies
  • They are certified and endorsed both federally and provincially by by CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association) as well as MIPA (Manitoba International Pharmacy Association) and in good standing as a BBB Accredited Business.
  • Also verified by PharmacyChecker, an independent 3rd party which verifies online pharmacies for safety/legitimacy.
  • Free standard shipping on ALL orders over $100 and low rates for orders under $100.
  • Prices marked in local currency so Americans can shop in USD
  • Fonts are large and easy to read for elderly and those with vision issues
  • Easy to use website. Prescriptions can be attached from your device/computer as an image snapped with a smartphone or other type of camera/image device.
  • Search for products by name - brand name and generics available (but they can only fill what the doctor has prescribed so if the RX is for brand, customer can only order that and vice versa if generic).
  • Up to 80% savings made possible simply due to government and regulatory differences between U.S. and Canada. Canada has caps on how much businesses can profit off sale of drugs which means no price gauging as unfortunately is common in the U.S.
  • Registering for an account is free
  • Customer service is available during business hours, M-F where needed and YDS strives to ensure professional, courteous service for all.
  • Packages are shipped discreetly with privacy in mind.
  • 90 Day Return policy and satisfaction guarantee for customer peace of mind
  • Over the counter drugstore products available
  • Accept Visa/Mastercard/Discover or a paper check.
  • YDS does not sell controlled substances or those flagged as highly addictive (i.e. Opiates)
  • They will price match against other CIPA-accredited pharmacies where price is lower (customer must provide proof - info in FAQs).


I hope this is helpful! For more, you may want to review their FAQs here: https://www.youdrugstore.com/faq.html