How’s your community?
Jul22

How’s your community?

This post is about a question I’ve had for quite a long time. I started wondering about a week before I broke my foot. Two metatarsals as it turned out the next morning at Accident and Emergency made a truly memorable definitive almost, cracking sound. Instead of earning the injury smothered in glory and basking in shades of heroism on a field of play somewhere, I misjudged the last step at the bottom of a flight of...

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Investigate!
Jul06

Investigate!

Blue skies are here again! As an antidote to the functional infographic of pathologies further down the page here’s some blue sky to gaze at 🙂 although there does seem to be quite a lot of it about looking out of the window at the moment. Apologies for sparse posts recently. I promised a post about stress reduction strategies in my last post and that’s still to come as I talked about the bad effects of stressors on the...

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Stressors
May27

Stressors

Today’s post is suitable for those with MS and those who live in the world, generally. Stress is everywhere and it’s worse for us all than we might at first think. Apologies Shakespeare for paraphasing the start of Sonnet 43: Sress, how do we love thee? let me count the number of ways (in no particular order) Sugar causes our body to make changes (normalise elevated blood sugar) to get back to a level  playing field...

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Gorgeous gluten free brownies
May10

Gorgeous gluten free brownies

After speaking to a number of people I feel assured that the batch of dairy and gluten free ginger brownies made recently is worth sharing. It’s been tricky trying to be mindful of following a reduced sugar diet whilst also testing chocolate brownie recipes (bearing in mind my candida/leaky gut posts of the last few months). Notice my use of the word ‘mindful’. I wouldn’t have made the brownies at all if I were following a strictly...

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Project MS
Apr17

Project MS

            It’s not really Project MS, it’s ‘project me’. Project managing the most important project of our lives can get pretty stressful if we allow it to. When you think about it, we all project manage our own health (to a greater or lesser extent) every day of our lives. If we go out to a party we might try and arrange not to have anything too taxing to do the day afterwards....

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D’oh, it’s dopamine!
Jan13

D’oh, it’s dopamine!

We’ve made it through the holidays. Hurrah! This post might seem long but it’s kind of all connected. This post will be looking at how we might think a bit differently about aspects of ourselves by becoming more aware of the role of dopamine. You may have noticed from my somewhat nightmarish vision of christmas decorations and my language that I don’t relish the season we’ve now turned our back on. I’m...

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