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Posted @ 9/9/2013 12:30 PM By Terri Wiebold
As the temperature outside begins to drop, you may notice a change in your joints. Now is the time to prepare your joints for colder weather. Luckily, there is a safe, effective, and tasty way to do this.
Tart cherries have been shown to significantly reduce chronic inflammation that leads to pain. According to researchers from Oregon Health and Science University, tart cherries have the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any food,” and can help osteoarthritis patients manage the condition. Drinking tart cherry juice has been proven as effective as anti-inflammatory drugs, and the juice does not carry any of the side effects commonly associated with the drugs.
Other studies have shown that people who drank tart cherry juice while training for a long distance run reported significantly less pain after exercise. Many sports medicine doctors and nutritionists recommend tart cherry juice to their athletes & active people in general as a way to manage pain.
It is important to remember that although all kinds of cherries contain the compounds to promote healing benefits, tart cherries are most effective. Tart cherries have higher concentrations of phenolics and anthocyanins that have been specifically linked to high antioxidant capacity and reduced inflammation.
Montmorency and Balaton varieties are the most readily available tart cherries. Learn more about the benefits of these cherries in the next blog entry.
Posted @ 7/2/2010 2:22 PM By Terri Wiebold
As time goes on, and I become clearer headed (I’m down to one pain pill a day!), I find it harder to listen to my body. My mind is filled with anticipation of doing everything I used to do prior to my accident, and I have to resist becoming impatient with my still healing body.
At the recommendation I found in the Anastasia books, I decided to venture out in nature. I went with a friend to Palisades Park. The swift movement of the flooding Cedar River reminded me of the quick flow of time and universal energies as we now progress to 2012. Right now, life – including healing! – occurs quickly if we are ready to go with the flow. Although I was tired after the trip, I felt uplifted by the connection I felt with nature.
Being out in nature this week has given me a renewed sense of focus and perspective that I hope to foster for the remainder of my healing time.
Posted @ 6/17/2010 4:51 PM By Terri Wiebold
My husband and I are on our own beginning this week. The idea of going it alone is a bit daunting, but thank goodness for great friends! While my husband keeps his work commitments, the support of friends has been invaluable! I have discovered that it is just not possible to do everything I would like to do with a walker. I am focusing on the progress and not on the frustrations.
As the days progress, I am able to take fewer pain pills. This has allowed me to expand the time and focus I spend on my healing prayers and meditation. The daily meditation has begun to help me to get back to feeling like my old self!
I have also increased my physical activities. I took a ride in the car, and I went out to dinner for the first time in three weeks! This was a tiring, but excellent challenge for my body.
With a now clearer head, I have begun reading the series of 9 Anastasia books, “The Ringing Cedars of Russia” (see the Resource Links page for more information). These books are wonderful novels that take place in the present time, they are easy to read, and they have a wealth of spiritual information. At this important time of growth in my life, I find these books to be a perfect fit. A healing crisis is not necessary in order to benefit from these books, however. Anyone can grow and learn from reading these books!
Posted @ 6/1/2010 2:14 PM By Terri Wiebold
Lying in the backseat of the car again, I was reminded of my trip to the ER only three days before. Thankfully, the pain was numbed with medication for this trip. My spirits were lifting because today I could finally start expanding the Holistic Care I longed for in the hospital!
My daughter, a physical therapist, greeted my husband I at home. It was such a relief to think that she would stay for a week to help us get acclimated to a new way of doing things. She was so helpful and caring. Her expertise in arranging the set-up of the household made my mobility much easier. I realized a week with my own personal physical therapist was an immeasurable luxury!
Posted @ 5/29/2010 11:15 AM By Terri Wiebold
With the exception of two cracked ribs, I had never broken a bone. But, when I heard the loud crack (a sound I will never forget) as I landed on my back on my garage floor, my body immediately told me, “I have broken my back!” My intuition was speaking loudly and clearly, and I was listening. I wiggled my toes, arms, legs, and jaw; nothing was numb, tingly, or paralyzed, thankfully.
The day spun on with a series of tests and procedures at the hospital, and my initial intuitive response was confirmed: I had a burst compression fracture of my fourth lumbar vertebrae with an epidural hematoma (a bruise between the vertebrae and spinal cord). In other words, I had broken my back! This news was difficult to wrap my mind around. The entire day seemed like a whirlwind dream, and I was still in shock about what had happened. The excruciating back pain, however, reminded me that this was all very real.