Month: April 2016 (Page 2 of 2)

Recipe: Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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I don’t know about you, but I find it really hard to be inspired for ideas for breakfast. Most breakfasts seem to contain stacks of obvious carbs and loads of sugar. I have been altering my diet over time to try and improve my Fibromyalgia symptoms and so I was really looking for a breakfast that was filled with loads of protein and with as few carbs and fats as possible. Initially, I was eating omelettes, but after a few weeks, I was utterly sick of eggs. Knowing that eggs were one of the best things to have for breakfast, I started to research alternative ways of cooking eggs so that I was including them into my diet. This is when I discovered protein pancakes.

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Walking With Fibromyalgia

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One of the most frustrating things about becoming ill was how little exercise I could actually do. Even just walking with Fibromyalgia was a challenge. Two years prior to the symptoms starting I had introduced quite a rigorous exercise regime and had lost over 3 stone in weight. Initially, I thought the pain in my back and knees was caused by ‘over doing’ it with the exercise and so gradually I reduced what I was doing until I wasn’t doing very much at all. The weight started to pile back on.

Hiking through the Yorkshire countryside has always been something I loved to do and something we tried to do on a regular basis. Over time it became clear that I couldn’t keep up, that I needed help carrying my backpack, that I needed to stop more often for a breather.

I was even struggling with the short walk from my car to my office 5 days a week for work. Every single day it became more and more painful. I would worry constantly that I was doing damage to my back, that my knees were going to pop out and that with every step I took I was aggravating ‘whatever was wrong with me’ and making it worse.

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3 Benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt

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Unlike refined table or cooking salts, Himalayan pink salt is rich in vitamins and minerals. It supplies 84 unique trace minerals, including calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc. Because Himalayan salt is mined from 200 million-year-old sea beds, it is completely free of the heavy metals and other toxins that would be present in sea salts from today’s oceans.

When I was looking for quick swaps I could make to improve my diet and reduce the impact of Fibromyalgia on my life, Himalayan pink salt was a quick and easy one. It is one of the best salts to buy and cook with but how does something so simple really impact on a condition such as Fibromyalgia and what are the actual benefits?

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