Sunday

Be the Reason Someone Feels Better Today - and make a few bucks!

UPDATE:   5 more spots just opened up.  Want to join us with this educational video program?

INSPIRATION


"Be the reason someone
feels better today"  

 

You may remember when we filmed some special sessions last winter with Joe?  Well, things are changing and Joe is once again looking for our experience to provide helpful videos for people interested in learning more about MS for his new project: MedQandA. 

 

Want to Help Others
AND make a little money?   



Interviews takes about 60 mins.  Compensation: $50.  

I have a number of available interview slots so let me know if you would like to check it out. It's quite easy.  Over the computer we use special software to chat about life with MS.  There are about 20 questions. Then, when we are done, a nice person comes in and edits all the bleeps and blunders out and voila! A beautiful, informational video of you sharing your thoughts on MS is created and will be available for anyone wanting more information about this illness. 

If Interested or would like more information, please email me at thegirlwithms@gmail.com with "interview" in subject matter.   Or click here to fill out a contact form.

Interviews start next week! 

Looking forward to chatting more about this opportunity.

Caroline
818-585-5660  

Thursday

Essential Oils and Multiple Sclerosis

What is multiple sclerosis and how might essential oils help?
(I am not a medical professional - these are just my thoughts and those of others) 


According to the National MS Society:
"Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The exact antigen — or target that the immune cells are sensitized to attack — remains unknown, which is why MS is considered by many experts to be "immune-mediated" rather than "autoimmune."

And we know MS as being a royal pain the rear. So how can we learn to live just a bit better?  Because sometimes it just takes a "bit"!

With this in mind, it's time to try some natural solutions that might help calm the autoimmune response and find overall health in the body, mind and soul. Time for essential oils!

I have had positive results using several oils for everything from sleep, nervousness to clearer breathing and wanting more energy. I have found better living through essential oils. Quality of essential oils is a must. The highest quality insures the safest and most effective way to use essential oils whether it's ingested or used topically.



The beginning is always the toughest. Taking that first step. Well, I did and I am not looking back! Essential oils are helping me manage my MS so I can live better. There is a lot to learn about which oils might help you for which MS symptom.

Time to change your medicine cabinet!
I am excited about continuing to change my medicine cabinet! Essential oils can help with many issues, medical, mental or physical. I started with the Oil solution for allergies, asthma and it sold me!
One inhale and ten times better.

In learning more about essential oils and multiple sclerosis I came across the following protocol for possibly helping with MS:

I found the following protocol on the internet years ago. This is NOT my protocol but I followed it for a bit (7 days) and found it helpful.  Every time

Please remember:  I am not a medical professional and do not make recommendations just suggestions that you might want to check out further.  Sometimes you got to try everything to see what works for you.

a possible MS protocol with essential oils - 

While each person presents a unique health situation, I recommend that protocol for each is customized to match their healing requirements. A general rule of thumb for managing multiple sclerosis is to reduce inflammation, sooth nerves, provide a calm energy, provide comfort to aches and pains, and to enliven those numb and tingling areas.  With this in mind here is a general Protocol for multiple sclerosis using essential oils, adapted from a variety of sites and personal experience:

Essential Oil Users Have Found The Following To Assist In Multiple Sclerosis Support:

The Life Long Vitality supplements are suggested by some.

Initial Cleanse

Depending upon health of patient, start with the GX Assist and the PB Assist in a protocol of 10 days GX, 5 days PB, wait 10 days and repeat, wait 10 days and repeat. Do this quarterly. This is a cleanse specifically designed for auto immune disease.


Drop 2-3 drops of Frankincense under the tongue 4 times a day for two weeks.


Ongoing Support:

Continue the Lifelong Vitality supplements

Morning: Topically apply Peppermint to the bottoms of the feet, take internally, and diffuse.

During the day: add 1-3 drops of Lemon to each glass of water. (drink lots of water-use glass containers ONLY)   and ONLY if FRESh lemon is not available (fresh is always best!) 

Evening: Topically apply Frankincense to the bottoms of the feet, take internally, and diffuse.

Make a mix of following MS recipe:

· 10 drops Helichrysum

· 10 drops Frankincense

· 10 drops Sandalwood

· 5 drops Basil

· 3 drops Peppermint

Rub 1-3 drops of the MS recipe on brain reflexology points, the forehead, temples and mastoids (just behind the ears) and massage 6-8 drops of oil blend from the base of the skull down the spine

-I personally do not take essential oils internally.  Everyone is different.  Do what you want and feel best for you.  Diffusing and topical application seem to work just great for m!  

Additional Ideas:

Other ideas (Listen to your body, it will tell you what you need). Consider the following for their benefits:

· If a flare up or an exacerbation occurs layer (topically apply one oil after another with 1 to 5 minutes between) Peppermint and Frankincense on the bottoms of the feet and/or the affected area.
· If discouraged diffuse Citrus Bliss or other uplifting oils.

· To prevent picking up a infectious disease (that might trigger an exacerbation) diffuse OnGuard or Purify regularly. Rub OnGuard on the feet nightly.

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Also consider these oils in supplemental ways:

· Helichrysum – strong regenerative properties for nerve tissue

· Sandalwood – similar properties as frankincense (antibacterial, antiviral, soothing)

· Clove – one of the strongest agents to kill pathogens


 I had never heard of helichrysum before. (I have helichrysum on order!) it's part of the daisy family, asteraceae. I will check it out more on this oil. Looks promising!

There are many benefits to using essential oils for holistic health and wellness. Any time we can find alternative ways to reach a healthy life, it's worth it!

It's time to be aware of what we put in our bodies.  And while essential oils are not medicine nor will they "heal" your MS, there are oils that can help some of the symptoms seem not so bad.

Other favorites of mine: 

Leg cramps:  lemon grass, basil
Sleeping issues:  lavender, cedar wood, serenity
Nerve pain:  aroma touch, past tense.

What are some of your favorites?



Win a FREE Cooling Headband from CoolTure

Many of you have seen me sporting one of my Coolture Cooling Headbands.   These are one of my absolute favorites to have with me.  They're small and can fit in a purse or small bag.  SO, we are giving one away!

This is an EASY Contest to enter - but the award is quite valuable.

Yes, you could just go to the website and purchase one - especially right now as they are on sale.  And the colors and options are so plentiful!



But wouldn't it be more cool to actually take a picture of you saying #TakeTHATms!

Share it socially and follow @CooltureUSA. That's it and you automatically enter to win a FREE one of these cooling headbands.


In the meantime - let us know what color and pattern you like best:


Here I am sporting my turquoise bandana headband: 




So...How do you say #takeTHATms?  

Winner will be randomly drawn on August 31.  



Tuesday

Surviving Summer

Today is the first day of school for many students.  Wow do they start early!  For us it was always after Labor Day.  To start when temperatures can still reach 100F is not a pleasant thought.  What's worse is that the parents doing all the driving and cooking may have MS.  And, if that's the case, then that can be doubly difficult.

For us in Southern California the summer heat can easily stretch through to the beginning of October.  Usually by the middle of the month we are free and clear of 100F days.  But it's only August 14, so we have at least another six weeks of summer in these parts.

Here are some suggestions to help us all survive that last warm weeks of summer:

EATING RIGHT:  SUPERHERO SALAD

Cook light, healthy and with efficiency.  High protein and lots of produce can help make the summer more tolerable.  Another trick is the use of some key ingredients such as apple cider vinegar and nutritional yeast.   This dressing is one of my favorites and shared on MangoHealth.com.


"What is best for anyone with a compromised health system is to eat with efficiency. For folks living with MS in the summer heat, this means foods rich in minerals and nutrients, anti-inflammatory foods, and those with cooling or neutral energies." 


KEEPING YOUR COOL:  RITUALS FOR SUMMER


Read this article for tricks that will help you stay calm and relaxed throughout the day while still taking advantage of the long hours. Select the rituals that feel right for you, then create daily habits of them to make the most of your summer.

If the heat is too much - than stay in side and play some video games.  Some of them are actually quite good for us!
Click here to read the which video games can help.  

More articles by Caroline Craven on MangoHealth.com:


How do you say #takethatMS in the summer?  

Monday

Creating Your Own Health - Supplements for MS

Time to take charge with your supplements and say #takethatMS!  

We talk a bit about diet and nutrition but it is time to share some information about supplements for multiple sclerosis.  There are a variety of ones to check out if you have MS, and to discuss with your neurologist about the possibility of taking them or not.

The following supplements all have scientific research showing that they have the potential to be helpful for MS patients.  This does not mean you should go out and take all of them at once, but definitely do your research and talk with your medical research.

These articles are all fact-checked, substantiated, written by me and posted on Healthline.com.

Vitamin DVitamin D May Help Prevent, Treat Multiple Sclerosis

High Dose Biotin - a Study Looking at High-Dose Biotin as a Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Medical MarijuanaMarijuana Touted by Some as a Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

NRF2 activatorsHow Oxidative Stress Affects Multiple Sclerosis


It is nice to know that there are some steps we can take to creating our own health.  There are other supplements we will look into but this is a good place to get started!  



What are some of your favorite ways to say #takethatMS?   



Remember, I am not a medical professional, and share my own personal experiences and research.