Myasthenia Gravis Victim Offers Hope

Author of Hideous Health Habits

I never heard of myasthenia gravis until today, October 19, 2017. I want to share an article that my editor posted to her blog. Debra Butterfield shared this interview with an author who has had myashtenia gravis since a young gal. If you are looking for hope or feeling discouraged, I think you’ll find this uplifting, even if, like me, you are not aware of this condition. Follow this link for an enlightening interview.

Disclaimer: Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is based on books from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

Author with Myasthenia Gravis Offers Hope to Others

Chammomile Benefits: Quick Tip of the Day

 

     “Derived from certain members of the Asteraceae family of plants,  the flowers of this plant can be dried and prepared for many different herbal and natural remedies and poultices, as well as its most popular  form  – tea. ” ¹

The plant mostly provides similar effects though varying strength exist in different parts of the world. Beneficial flavonoids and anti-oxidants which have significant effects on your health. Due to the

unpredictable concentration or serving size, caution is advised for pregnant women or people using prescribed medications with which the tea can possibly interact.  

Because of the calming effect of the plant, the antioxidants present can be used to calm and aid in healing skin irritations such as eczema, or inflammation of various sorts.  

The phenolic compound from chamomile wards off infection by strengthening the immune system.

One of the most well-known benefit of the tea is it’s ability to promote restful sleep. I can feel the sleepiness coming on within fifteen minutes of finishing a cup of chamomile tea. One cup with one tea bag isn’t strong enough to keep me from staying awake but a peaceful atmosphere of reading a pleasant book, or listening to soft music is the perfect combination with this delightful tea.  

Speaking of delightful, this brew can also relieve menstrual cramps. Thank you, Jesus, for creating this plant. 

¹ https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/beverage/chamomile-tea-benefits-uses.html

 

Disclaimer:

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

 

Ozone Treatment for Cancer (and Many More Conditions)

You will want to read this entire article. Here are a couple of excerpts from the article but do yourself a favor and read it in it’s entirety at this address:

Ozone Therapy: A Powerful Cancer Treatment & Healing Protocol

“Did you know that the lack of health that exists in every single cancer condition, without exception (no matter the location or stage of the cancer), has to do with impaired, oxygen-less respiration of the body’s cells? We’ve known about this causative factor in all cancers for almost 100 years. In fact, this discovery was awarded a Nobel Prize.”

“The treatment for this cancer-causing condition – Ozone Therapy – has been available for many decades. Yet, there are very few practitioners who offer it in the Unites States, and most people (including those suffering from cancer and their families) have not even heard of it.”

 

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Disclaimer:

These excerpts are quotes from the above mentioned article. They are not the words of Marlene Hibbard or Hideous Health Habits.

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is based on books from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

 

 

ADHD and Celiac Disease (The Gluten Connection)

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Association of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Celiac Disease: A Brief Report

Abstract

Objective:

A possible association of celiac disease with psychiatric and psychological disturbances such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been reported repeatedly. The objective of this study was to observe whether a gluten-free diet could alleviate the behavioral symptoms in patients with celiac disease and ADHD.

Method:

Sixty-seven subjects aged 7 to 42 years (mean = 11.4 years) with ADHD were enrolled in the study in South Tyrol, Italy, from 2004 to 2008. Hypescheme, an operational criteria checklist that incorporates DSM-IV and ICD-10 criteria, was used to assess ADHD-like symptomatology. Additionally, blood serum levels of all subjects were assessed for possible celiac disease by examining antigliadine and antiendomysium antibodies. A gluten-free diet was initiated for at least 6 months in celiac disease–positive patients with ADHD.

Results:

Of the 67 patients with ADHD, 10 were positive for celiac disease. After initiation of the gluten-free diet, patients or their parents reported a significant improvement in their behavior and functioning compared to the period before celiac diagnosis and treatment, which was evident in the overall mean score on the Hypescheme questionnaire (t = 4.22, P = .023).

Conclusions:

Celiac disease is markedly overrepresented among patients presenting with ADHD. A gluten-free diet significantly improved ADHD symptoms in patients with celiac disease in this study. The results further suggest that celiac disease should be included in the ADHD symptom checklist.

Cover LED Lights in Your House/Protect Your Eyes

Quick Tip of the Day

Maximize Your energy in your brain and body, protect your vision all in one simple, quick, one-time hack. 

Go to the tool shed, garage, storage area, or closet, where you keep the black electrical tape, grab the scissors and start your trip around the house. You’re looking for any appliances or devices with those little green, white, or blue LED lights. It could be as air conditioning unit, dehumidifier, TV, USB chargers or any electronic device in your house. Cut a small piece of the black tape and cover the light. Easy, you’re done, until you find the one you didn’t notice before.

Only step left is to tell all your friends to do the same.

You can thank Dave Asprey, author of of Head Strong for this hack. Since this information is close to word for word I’m citing it from the Kindle edition of his book. 

Asprey, Dave. Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks (Kindle Locations 3906-3910). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition

Disclaimer:

HHH Disclaimer:

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisers who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

 

 

4 Part Health Hack (Week 3/Nutrition)

Week Three Nutrition

Nutrition is important when it comes to focusing on your health. Whatever it is that you’re putting into your body will act as fuel to keep your body, especially your brain, running and give you energy.

 

During week three, you need to begin adding simple tweaks to your diet plan. Each month, during week three, incorporate one more new food. The foods you eat (or don’t eat) can make a big difference in how you feel and behave on a regular basis.

 

Introducing new exciting foods into your diet is uplifting and exhilarating. You’re tantalizing your taste buds with new experiences. You’ll find yourself craving foods you never knew existed. And that’s not because they are difficult to obtain, they were staring you in the face whenever you zipped right past those rows of fresh produce as you headed for the canned processed foods.

 

If your diet is high in carbohydrates and sugars, you end up with short bursts of energy and once the fuel has been used up, you end up feeling drained and go on the hunt for more food to give you energy.

 

It can become a cycle if you don’t stop it. You’ve long heard that eating junk food is not what you want to do. The truth is you may fall prey to the ease of eating junk food at times, but get back on track quickly before it becomes a habit. The trick is moderation.

Enough is enough, Courtesy of Canva Kala.

The problem is that too many people have their nutrition backwards. They eat more junk food than they do food that’s good for them and the kind that their body needs.

 

If you try to make your car go when it’s out of oil, you’re going to end up with major engine trouble. It’s the same principle when it comes to nutrition. Your body can run on the wrong kinds of foods for years, but eventually, this way of eating will take its toll on your body and brain. Trans fats are one of the most destructive fats you can eat. They can lead to heart attack, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and even certain types of cancer. Read labels or  avoid packaged food. There are healthy fats, such as avocados, nuts (eaten along with vegetables, not as a snack), legumes, coconut oil, and grass-fed butter.

 

When it comes to nutrition remember that fresh is best. Try to avoid as much processed food as you possibly can. Eat in moderation and keep an eye on your portion size.

 

Eat smaller meals rather than larger ones and fill up on fiber, greens, fruit, especially berries which are low glycemic, and lean proteins. For people who struggle with wanting a snack while watching TV, what you’re looking for is usually a food that will crunch.

Substitute the chips for cucumbers, broccoli and carrots. If you put a serving size in a baggie, add a teaspoon of low fat Italian dressing and shake it, you’ll end up with a snack that satisfies your crunch craving.

Don’t try to implement these changes all at once. Just add one small tweak on the third week of month one, then another in month two, and so on. That way you make permanent changes that last.

 

For more assistance and support, look for the launch of my book series on Kindle, Train Your Brain for Health and Success, A Series. Coming soon.

Disclaimer: 

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Easy Squeezy Secret

Just a quick video (below) tip of the day, easy way to squeeze the juice from the cauliflower when making gluten free/wheat free pizza crust.

I know I have neglected this blog lately. Forgive me, I am composing a Kindle book for you regarding your health.

Author of Hideou Halth Habits

It has taken much of my time and attention because I want you to benefit from it’s contents in a big way. Train Your Brain for Health and Success is the title of it and the first draft just arrived back from my editor. So I will try to get the Part 3 blog about health hacks up soon. Thanks for understanding.

Please like this video if you think it was helpful. Thanks.

 

 

Your 4-Part Simple Health Improvement Hack (Part 2 Emotions, Depression)

There’s something a lot of people don’t realize when it comes to having a focus on health and that is the mental part of being healthy. Just like physical exercise strengthens your body, taking care of your mental health strengthens your mind.

Health Hacks Week Two

Mental health is the practice of making sure that your emotional and psychological needs are met. You need to address this side of your life in order to have complete health.

No one questions that life can be difficult.

 

One grade schooler told me:

From the time I get my feet on the floor in the morning, I know I’m not going to get through ball practice without facing challenges.

His sister agreed and added this statement:

Sometimes my mom spills coffee on her shirt just as she’s about to leave for work.

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Spilling coffee on your shirt is an irritant. Getting cut off in traffic is also one. Then arriving at work late to find the boss already hovering by your desk is another.

Taken separately, these issues can be considered minor. The problem occurs when you deal with multiple irritants day in and day out. Because what happens is that these things have a way of being at the back of your mind like a pot waiting to boil over and cause a mess.

When people get angry, it’s usually not one thing that causes that anger to rise. It’s something that has built over time. This can be a series of irritants, it can be unresolved tensions, grief, anxiety or fears.

What it takes to accomplish this is to make sure you take care of your mental health not letting things accumulate. Deal with each issue as it arises. And if it’s something that can’t be resolved, then you must make peace with it.

An example of that is a coworker or family member who really gets under your skin. Since this person might be part of your life for the long term, you’ll have to make peace with whoever they are and whatever it is they do.

How?

This need might be met in various ways. You may choose to use helps such as having a daily mantra or a Bible verse they recite that helps to keep them calm and focused.  Other people will practice a form of exercise like yoga that helps them to relax and find their center. I’m a fan of tapping, which I learned from The 2017 World Tapping Summit. 

Having something that you can turn to for inner strength is helpful for all areas of your life. If you’re someone who struggles with emotional upsets such as anxiety or depression, then addressing it can improve your mental health.

WHY?

Anxiety can be caused by many reasons. You might feel anxious about a home or work situation. You might have anxiety because you worry about the future. Whatever the reason, anxiety can rob you of your peace of mind.

Choosing to address your anxiety can help you achieve mental and physical health because emotions do impact our bodies. Depression can affect our mental health.

There are two types of depression that people struggle with. One is situational depression and almost everyone has experienced this. This type of depression isn’t long term.

It can occur following a breakup, a move, a job loss or due to a stressful situation. You can feel afraid, grief-stricken or a sense of hopelessness. Situational depression should be addressed because if it’s not, it does have the potential to turn into long term depression.

Long term depression is often referred to as chronic depression. This type of depression has been linked to chemical changes within the brain. Getting treatment is imperative so that you can manage the condition.

Go over a checklist of symptoms to see if you recognize any of these as being present in your life. You’re experiencing feelings of helplessness, like you can’t change your situation or you can’t pull yourself out of what you’ve thought was a funk.

You don’t want to go out with your friends and you don’t want to engage in any of the things that you once found enjoyable. You would prefer to stay home and feel as if you want to shut out the world.

Fatigue seems to be something that you’re battling all the time. Getting up fills you with dread and as soon as you wake up, you feel a heaviness in your emotions.

You might be experiencing feelings of wanting to sleep all the time – or of being unable to sleep because you have insomnia. You find that you’re eating just to eat or that you’re unable to eat much at all.

You’re either gaining weight or losing it. The thoughts that you think about are negative and even when you try to think positive, the negative thoughts take over.

You feel anxious, angry or fearful. You’re looking for ways to numb the pain by checking out with alcohol, drugs or actions that aren’t your normal behavior. All of the mental health issues you experience, no matter how small, can be changed with simple tweaks to your routine.

In week two, work on adding stress relief little by little until you find what helps calm you down and lift you up. It could be aromatherapy, relaxation or guided Tapping on CDs, massages, or avoiding people or things that wear you down.

This is the week where you’ll be adding stress relief on to the existing exercise regimen you’ve developed starting in Week One. You should start feeling better already, but let’s add a third level of personal improvement.

In Week Three of your 4-Part Simple Improvement Health Hacks you’ll discover about nutrition. 

Disclaimer: 

Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.

 

Your 4 Part Simple Health Improvement Hack

 

You and Your Health Matter 

When it comes to your health, you really need to implement steps that ensure longevity, peace, and happiness. Studies show people who take care of their health are often more relaxed, more optimistic, and have more energy. 

Feeling good on the inside will translate into how you look and behave. If you look at your health and feel overwhelmed at the thought of making a huge change, just do what you can now. One step at a time. That’s the elephant task. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

 

You can break down a focus on your health each week of the month and simply look at each week’s changes to begin improving your health, and improving your overall life.

WEEK ONE

The first step you need to change is activity. Everyone can increase movement. Walking or climbing stairs instead of avoiding them, can get your heart pumping. As you boost activity levels you’re producing more endorphins. This chemical reaction lifts your mood. You’ll feel happier after you’ve exercised. Emotions are often the cause of poor health. Depression, anxiety, anger and even physical pain can be improved by exercise.

If you haven’t exercised in a while, you might need a little bit of motivation to keep going- especially if you’ve been struggling with any emotional situations. When I was going through a seriously stressful time of life, I recall getting severe sore throats but there was no physical or medical problem. Turned out I was taking my stress out on my teeth. Clenching my teeth caused pain in my jaw and throat. Walking combined with deep breathing brought my stress level down and eventually relieved the pain. Sometimes you won’t feel like exercising when you are stressed but you’ll find it therapeutic. Work that stress right out with a workout.

You may think I’m a bit nutty but if you can walk barefoot on grass, even if there are a few sticks and stones, it will help even more. There are so many triggers to your nerves in your feet.

Stick with your plan whatever you choose and you’ll feel better and better each time you engage in deliberate exercise. Whatever you choose,  lift weights while doing squats, dance to some beat-laden music, walk, run, ride bike, make sure you are getting some good deep breaths. Deep breathing is great for relieving stress, energizing your brain and other cells.

image thanks to pixabay

Music always helps me to keep moving and move faster than without it. Music makes me feel happy and energized.

How to Stick With It

The key to making this first week’s change and sticking with it is to find something that you look forward to doing. Making exercise fun is a great way to make it a habit. Then be sure to reward yourself for each milestone that you reach.

 

These milestones can be anything from number of days exercising to pounds lost to inches dropped. By getting involved in a regular exercise routine, you can add years to your life and look and feel better while you’re doing it.

Rewards could be new music or a new book. Take a day trip or buy yourself a ticket to a concert. Do something that appeals to you. When you reward yourself, it creates a feel-good sense like is released when you exercise. Daniel Amen, brain imaging specialist, says exercise is the fountain of youth. 

By tapping into the reward center of the brain, you help to create the desire to keep doing the action that makes you feel that ecstasy. This is what can help lead to your being able to make exercise a steady habit rather than hit or miss.  

Once you’ve worked on developing a routine for your first week, whether it’s a 10 minute walk each day or 3 gym sessions per week during month one, then you can add week two to the routine. Which you will find here in our next blog.

See suggested stretches before you workout here and have fun and/or from the menu on the home page you can click on recommended nutrients and choose Dance Videos in the drop down menu.  Until next time.  

By Marlene A. Hibbard

 

Disclaimer: Marlene Hibbard is not a medical adviser. The content of the blog is intended for information only. Content is from medical advisors who believe in natural prevention and cures. Hibbard includes resources of these professionals in each blog. Readers may also click on the word RESOURCES below the banner.  Some advice comes from Hibbard’s personal experience. This site is not intended to be a substitute for getting professional help but encourages readers to seek professional help.