MS patients; Are You Living In Freedom? – Or Not So Much

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

Americans Have Rights And Responsibilities

When you face a challenge like Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Arthritis or other compromised condition,  you may feel, as I often have, like your freedoms are being taken away on a regular basis.

As Americans we are suppose to be able to pursue a career of our own choosing, to be able to live wherever we please and go wherever we choose.

It seems I have a habit of stating the obvious but if you will bear with me I have a bigger intent in making these comments.

Where Have Our Freedoms gone?

Speaking from my experience is all I can do as I have no medical degree. Nor do I want one thank you very much. A doctor, unless they have multiple sclerosis also, can only make recommendations based on the Scientific Data.

It is a different animal to live with the Beast. Over the past 20 years I have been constantly faced with making adjustments and discovering new ways to adapt in order to maintain my freedoms.

Wishing I could say I have learned rather than I am learning but have come to the realization that the more I fight to keep things the same for more freedoms I lose.

Accepting the changes which I don’t have complete control over tends to save me a lot of grieving time.

Stubborn as a mule!

Stubborn as a mule!

The fact that I’m stubborn and independent has been both a blessing and a curse.

Everything is what you make of it.  If I gave up & got depressed about my circumstances I wouldn’t be any good for anyone.

Sure, circumstances may suck…but I’ve noticed that the more I try to “resist the changes” the tighter the cinch gets.  Giving in feels like a loss at first – but using the assistive devices has given me some of my freedom back.

I am in NO WAY saying to not do everything in your power to combat the ravages of your compromised condition.

It’s common to hide out with your pride and remain isolated because  it’s easier but, even if that’s your nature, the worl needs you to participate in LIFE.

If you are looking for a new path to freedom and life it may just be a matter of feeding your body what it needs to begin a miraculous recovery.  It’s our bodies that do the healing.

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Who Knew Peppermint Provided SO Much Goodness?

Peppermint Provisions

Peppermint Provisions




Peppermint is a cross between watermint and spearmint and is native to Europe. Historically, the herb has been known for its medicinal uses. Hence it is often termed as the world’s oldest medicine.

Unlike many other herbs and essential oils, numerous health benefits of peppermint and peppermint oil have been studied and proven by the scientific community. As a result, peppermint oil is also sold in the form of capsules and tablets.

Peppermint oil contains numerous minerals and nutrients including

  • manganese,
  • iron,
  • magnesium,
  • calcium,
  • folate,
  • potassium,
  • and copper.

It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to relieve

  • indigestion,
  • respiratory problems,
  • headache,
  • nausea,
  • fever,
  • stomach and bowel spasms and pain.

Due to the presence of menthol, menthone and menthyl esters, peppermint and peppermint oil find wide applications in manufacture of soap, shampoo, toothpaste, chewing gum, tea and ice cream, & cigarettes- (which I hate to mention).


Peppermint oil is very helpful in digestion. Often people put a few drops of peppermint essential oil in a glass of water and drink it after their meal due to its digestive properties. It is carminative and therefore helps in removing gas. Peppermint oil is a good tonic for those who have a low appetite. It also helps during motion sickness and upset stomach. Preliminary research has proved that peppermint oil in the combination of caraway oil can be used for easing heartburn.

Dental care:

Peppermint oil, due to its antiseptic properties, is useful for dental care. It removes bad breath and helps teeth and gums deal with germs. No wonder, it is added in numerous toothpastes. It is also useful for treating toothaches. Add a drop of peppermint oil to your toothbrush.

Respiratory problems:

Menthol, which is present in abundance in peppermint oil, helps in clearing the respiratory tract. It is an effective expectorant and therefore provides instantaneous, though temporary, relief in numerous respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, cold and cough. As a result, it is used in numerous cold rubs. When these cold rubs are rubbed on the chest, they help the body remove nasal and respiratory congestion.

One more synergistic solution from a natural prolific plant that can help many compromising conditions.

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