Not enough sleep makes me grouchy as hell and generally not on top form which makes me frustrated. Some lucky people seem to be able to have 3-5hrs sleep a night and still whizz around sprightly – #jealousmuch. 8 hours a night I need, I do love sleep though, it’s a much better world inside my dreams than it is here. 🙂
Anyway, in addition to my sleep deprivation my sprained ankle has STILL not healed properly. I should get it checked out. It seems that doing anything more than walking on it makes it painful and uncomfortable…annoying is an understatement. In case food stuffs have something to do with it, I found this cool link in my mailbox this morning from mindbodygreen that I thought I’d share: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18643/11-ways-youre-inadvertently-causing-inflammation.html
And while I’m on the links, here is one on the importance of sleep: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sdd/why
I’m off for an early night… night All..
I sure as hell don’t. I haven’t been for years and in my bright brain I thought, hmmm well, I’ll take baby steps towards going and I’ll start with the hygienist… that should be a relatively short, brief introductory into getting in that chair.
Ok so I may be a big wuss but I came out traumatised!
First of all I hate that chair. Second of all, why the hell do they always use appliances that make that high pitched whining noise that echoes around your head? They’re the sort of tools you’ve only seen on those dodgy sci-fi movies where you know something bad is gonna happen – and slowly. HATE that sound. Thirdly, my mouth doesn’t open that wide and who the hell keeps their mouth open that long anyway? All the while pretty much drowning in your own spit because the lil sucker thing is so not doing its job.
And to top it off?
We ran out of time! Yup. Scale and polish and we didn’t even finish scaling!! So I have to go back again. Waaaaaaaa
Lesson learned – don’t use Corsodyl. My gums sometimes bleed so I tried it out BAD IDEA apparently that sh*t stains your teeth and gets into all the tiny crevices so your hygienist has a job getting it all off. Brilliant. It’s going straight in the bin.
Anyone feel like nothing is right? Using the wrong toothbrush. Using the wrong toothpaste. Don’t use toothpaste it’s got fluoride. Got the non-fluoride toothpaste now my teeth are worse. Don’t use mouthwash it’s got alcohol in it. Do use mouthwash just without alcohol but it’s got fluoride. No but fluoride is good it prevents cavities. No it doesn’t it causes them. Floss. Don’t floss. Eat. Don’t eat certain things. Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Everything is bad. AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRGH.
And at the end of it all we probably still have to go to the dentist because we’re all getting older, there’s wear and tear and when / if something gets so painful, we’ll be drudging ourselves along to the place we hate most.
Seriously though – can they not do something about the look and feel of the room ? Make it more welcoming – putting on those massive shades and lying back with that bright round light in our face does not make us think we’re on a beach relaxing. At least get some tools that don’t make a sound? Play some music? Something?!
*sigh* why can’t I just have perfect teeth n gums?
I’m going to lie down.
Further to my blog last night, I managed to get some of the foods to help my joints into my diet today:
- Salmon (smoked salmon sandwich for breakfast)
- Banana (snack)
- Avocado (and chicken sandwich for lunch)
And dinner (pictured) included the following from the list:
Along with chicken, new potatoes, carrots and Chia seeds.
I’ll keep it up and see if it makes a difference!
So this past week I’ve been a tad creaky! My knees have been stiff and my sprained ankle is still taking some time to heal – so I thought tonight I would have a quick look at foods that are supposed to help joints and see if adding them in will make a difference or not!
- Top one was salmon
- Flax seeds
- Brazil nuts
- Bell peppers
- Sweet potatoes
- Sweet peppers
Even when it seems every effort is coming to nothing at the moment – trust that it will come together in the end.
Sometimes it feels like you’re doing everything “right” in your mind and your actions and you’re not seeing results but it’s SO important that you don’t stop even if you’re not seeing the results when you’d think you’d see them – they will come.
Trust in that and keep going.
If it seems like there are obstacles blocking you – see them as challenges to see how much you want what you really want and push through them.
So the saying often goes that you are what you eat but have you ever thought of flipping it?
To eat what you are – to eat foods that resemble parts of our body actually can be beneficial for those parts it resembles! For example, walnuts resemble the brain and research has shown they can be beneficial to brain health, kidney beans – bit of an obvious one – look like kidneys and can help heal and maintain them, grapes resemble the lungs and can reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema.
My brother recently introduced me to Erin Janus.com via Facebook and I love her site – she also has an article on this listing more foods, you can check it out here: 10 foods that look like body parts.
I have been looking into what can cause bloating on and off for some time now and there are maaaaaaaaanny different causes but it would be good to be able to narrow it down without having to go through a process of tests or crazy diets to be able to determine what it could be.
Today I read a blog on mindbodygreen.com for 10 simple ideas on how to heal your digestion naturally