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February is for tune-up!

Good morning, Friends!

Snow still on the ground and fog in the air!  However, birds are arriving and many horses have decided to start shedding!  I can always tell at home by the amount of hairballs my Cavvi Spaniel, Barney, leaves around the house!  Spring still arrives with all of the accompanying allergy symptoms, some years mild, some years not!

February is a great time to start daily probiotic therapy in time for spring allergies.  I started in February a couple of years ago, and when my trigger allergy month came around, I never had a symptom!  I like to give a two month trial for herbal medicinals and supplements to take effect.  Remember, longer onset, fewer or no side effects!

Daily probiotic therapy has done a great job for me with regularity, digestion, boosting my immune system, and allergy symptoms!  Make sure you pick a product with at least three different strains.  Check the label to see if it needs to be refrigerated after opening. Do yourself a favor, and get started right away!

Terri

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Follow your passion for menopause

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People may call what happens at midlife “a crisis”.    But it’s not.  It’s an unraveling – a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live.  Not the one you are “supposed” to live.  The unraveling is a time when you are challenged by the universe to let go of who you think you are supposed to be and to embrace who you are.

–Brene Brown

I’m right here, right now!

I’ve been percolating on some ideas these last number of months, seeking to rebalance my life and focus.  I’ve played the conventional game for the last twenty years.

I love to write so I’ll be doing more of that.

I want to help people find a wellness balance in their lives.  As a Doctor of Pharmacy, in practice, I see many lives dependent on toxic substances, in their home, and in their bodies.  There isn’t room in the conventional thinking of wellness in a natural sense.  I want to make room in my life to develop that.

Have you made the transition to follow your passions?

I’d love to know, and how you are doing!

Let’s keep in touch!

Terri

 

 

 

 

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Going Down the Garden Pathway. . . . . .

Good morning, friends!

Doctor Themed CupcakesA couple of months ago, I got hit with a UTI, which necessitated a trip to the Urgent Care.  I had not established care with a Primary Care Physician since I moved here two years ago.  Can’t I just put it off a little longer?  Logic dictated that I get established, but I had not moved on it.

That day, with my visit, I was diagnosed and given an antibiotic.  I was also tagged for high blood pressure.  I do get higher readings than at home due to “white coat syndrome”, rather like an anxiety producing state of mind.

With the stress of a move, new job, a subsequent job change, and yes, not managing my diet very well, gaining a few pounds, I had set myself up for a wake up call!  Darn!

MedsI really don’t want to go there, down the path of high blood pressure, and subsequent other triggers to heart disease, and more medicine!  I also left that day with a prescription for lisinopril and an appointment with a practitioner for follow-up at the affiliated clinic.

I resolved to clean up my diet and promptly started the Dynamite 180 protocol.  I ordered a couple bottles of the drops and Dynalite.  I already take the usual Dynamite daily vitamins and minerals.   I couldn’t find my blood pressure cuff, so ordered another one from Amazon.com.  Within 10 days, I had lost a few pounds, and my blood pressure was reading my usual-for-me readings, if not a little better!

Salad for LunchI just am not willing to take the band-aid of maintenance medicine.  I don’t like to harp on weight loss, but weight gain does throw your body out of balance, and has a trickle down effect on all your systems.  Granted, artery flexibility is a tough one as we age, I’m researching it!

I’m down fifteen pounds in weight, and having really great readings.  For every twenty pounds of weight lost, you can remove a blood pressure medication.  That is still clinically significant!  Be sure to work that routine in with your provider!  I’m sure they will appreciate your proactive approach to your ongoing health!

Weight LossWhat changes have you made for your health care?  I’d love to know! 

Terri

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Hay There!

IMG_0060Wow, this anticipated year of transition lasted longer than I would have thought!  I’m so glad to arrive at a spot where I can draw you, dear friends, into the loop again!

For a number of reasons involving and motivated by my family, I relocated to Spokane, Washington.  It was the year before she started high school, the classic window of opportunity to get children moved and ready for the transition!

I had considered Western Washington as well, however, I do have an affinity for the East side of the mountains!  With research, I felt that Spokane offered improvement on many levels, offering progress to move forward in many areas of my life!

I appreciate having more choices for my daughter for higher education, perhaps I can be a co-dependent parent for a little while longer if she can find a school here!  Of course, I do not tell her such a thing, lol!

As a single, working parent, it helps to have an availability of competitive services, more to choose from, to help run my household and meet my needs.  I was able to have some tree work done, a room painted, and beds delivered two weeks before I officially made the move.

Her Dad and I had agreed to reside in the same city for her high school years to give support between us.

There is enough economy here, drawing additionally from Idaho and Western Montana, to generate horse activities, from Cowboy Dressage, to Ranch Sorting, and many areas to trail ride and camp.  I had never explored this part of the State!

Overall, I have been very pleased with where I “landed” in the area!  I found a nice turnkey place to shelter all my entities, I can see the garage floor now, and it feels like home!

Stay tuned for more on this latest life adventure!  Would you do it?

Terri

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