Small Successes are still Successes

Small Successes are still Successes

Since my diagnosis in 2004 and slowly changing my diet and lifestyle to one of abundance - eating fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains and starches, combined with regular exercise and lots of water, even my pregnancy weight (and a little eating too much nut butter with dates whilst studying weight...) has come off at a steady but consistent rate.

It might not seem like much but at my heaviest I weighed over 100kg and I have now lost close to 40kg!

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Vitamin D and Disease – Are you getting enough?

Vitamin D and Disease – Are you getting enough?

‘Vitamin D is formed in the body from the action of sunlight on the skin. Ultraviolet light consists of ultraviolet A, B and C wavelengths. UVB acts on a chemical in the skin, one of the by-products of cholesterol metabolism, to form other chemicals which then become vitamin D. Vitamin D is intimately involved in the normal growth and development of bone, and in the absorption of calcium from food and its deposition in bone.’ 

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Top 10 Tips for 2015

Top 10 Tips for 2015

I’m posting this on the 5th of January as I think traditional January 1st New Years Resolutions are made for breaking and I’m hoping that these Top 10 are simple enough to be adopted and maintained forever, not just for the month of January. I’m not saying you need to adopt ALL 10 of these but any one is going to be a small step to a less toxic, healthier you for 2015.

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Another Life Lesson: Holistic Health and the Importance of Self-Care

Another Life Lesson: Holistic Health and the Importance of Self-Care

Before we begin: Again, I am not a medical doctor, these are my opinions based on my personal reading, research and experiences. You may have noticed that it’s been a while between blog posts.
I have been busy at uni working my way through my Masters in Teaching and have had to prioritise my school work with my parenting of Mr I.S.N.
You know how it is?! You get busy, you’re working hard, staying up late. You’re too busy for your friendships. You’re too busy for your exercise routine, for meditation, for healthy eating (I was good with healthy eating this Semester but I have definitely been too busy for healthy eating before!).

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Unpacking my life leading to MS (a brief but lengthy summary)

Unpacking my life leading to MS (a brief but lengthy summary)

Well, obviously the beginning was somewhere in 1979 when my mother and father decided to concieve me but, thankfully, that is not quite the beginning I am referring to here. Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with two people loving each other. When it’s ones own parents, it’s a completely different blog that no one but perverts are reading.

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