Chemical/ Vinegar Free DYI Counter Top Cleaner!

I am not sure if anyone is like me and really dislikes the scent and taste of Vinegar. Most Organic DIY household cleaners that I’ve found throughout the years contain a base of White Vinegar. I found that as I diluted the Vinegar or added essential oils, the Vinegar continued to stink. I could always smell it while cleaning or notice the smell lingering in the house after wards and it never felt fresh.

The major player in my DIY ingredient is Witch Hazel: We all know Witch Hazel well for its natural cosmetic quality from natural facial toner to naturally treating hemorrhoids. Witch Hazel has an antibacterial and astringent quality to it that I wanted to add to my cleanser. It also has a nice base smell to it naturally all on its own.

Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus oil combination: This combination creates a relaxing and fresh smell while adding additional antibacterial qualities to the cleanser. Both oils have a great ability to fight mold in the environment (It will not kill mold on porous environment areas such as rugs and carpets) I will be experimenting in the future with different oil combination especially when I do my wood cleanser. I love this smell combo. I feel I could like it just a little bit more with a fresh mint hint to it.

Kirks Castille Soap or Dr. Bronners : Safe soap made from plant oils will help with cutting the grease on any of the surface areas you are trying to cleanse.

Overall I am very happy with the streak free cleaning results of of my cleanser so far. I am so happy to now longer be working with Vinegar.

The Recipe: What I did was combine 1/4 a cup of Witch Hazel, 1 table spoon of Castille Soap, 3 drops of each oil and 2 cups of distilled water, shaking it well each time. I added the solution to a recycled spray bottled. It works well on my counter tops in the kitchen, kitchen sink, bathroon toliet, bathroom counter top and babies plastic high chair. I do not recommend using on wood or mirror’s. Enjoy!

Resources

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/witch-hazel-benefits-uses

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/tea-tree-oil

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/stories/everyday-uses-castile-soap

Disclaimer

Nothing on my page is intended to prevent, treat or persuade you to purchase items. Its intended for sharing knowledge about health and wellness information only.

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A Puff Of Smoke. pt. 1

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars” – Khalil Gibran

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A puff of smoke?

No, this isn’t a smoking kills article. I hope in 2019 we have acknowledged that already and I don’t need to go into all that. A puff of smoke is the English translation of Moyamoya from Japanese. It’s a rare neurological condition. It’s most common in East Asia. Although there seems to be a genetic trait to the disease, it still has not been proven. It’s also possible that head trauma can cause Moyamoya as well. Risk factors are being female, having family members with disease, being down syndrome, having sick cell anemia disease, being of Asian descent and being young.

A puff of smoke is used to describe how blood vessels within a carotid artery appear when viewing the brain. When these vessels cluster together they block crucial blood supply and oxygen to the brain. The vessel clusters can cause an aneurysm or stroke. Patients can have seizures, mini strokes, developmental delays, severe headaches, numbness to limbs on one side of the body and face, difficulty understanding language and processing information. As you can imagine this disease is very rare and the complications and symptoms are so extreme. Now imagine yourself 16 years old with your whole life ahead of you and without warning having your first mini stroke! That was just the beginning of a long journey for Brigida. Before I share her story I have key medical terms I’ll share with you so you don’t get lost along the way.

Key words and terms to remember along the way.

  1.  neuro– relating to the brain
  2.  angiogram-  a medical procedure used to view inside arteries and veins ( normally in the heart chambers but not always)
  3.  angioplasty – a minimally invasive procedure to widen narrow or obstructed arteries or veins
  4. the left side of the brain- controls the right side of the body
  5. the right side of the brain- controls the left side of the body
  6.  TIA– transient ischemic attack also known as mini stroke the damage is normally shown on a CAT scan
  7. CVA- cerebrovascular accident also know as a stroke
  8. fistula– arteriovenious fistula an abnormal connection between and artery and a vein
  9. femoral artery– the artery running along inside of your inner thigh/ groin.

Meet Brigida.

If you met Brigida today, your first impression would be her smile. She is very beautiful and her smile radiates. She is very out going and has a pleasant attitude. She is care free and when asked about her medical condition she doesn’t speak of it in pain like most people would. She is a mother of three, a Zumba instructor and she sells Herbalife nutrional supplements and Monat hair products. Most importantly, she loves life.

If anyone has a reason to be depressed about life she does. If anyone has a reason to be thankful about life, you will after reading her story. I think you’ll come up with a few reasons, trust me. There is a saying that people create their own pain. That pain isn’t a physical pain, rather the perspective you choose to live in. Brigida could describe herself as stroke victim, disabled, moyamoya diseased, scarred, depressed, incapable, instead she is a warrior, empowered,  and strong woman capable of handling the crazy health conditions life has thrown at her over the years.

The Teenage Years.

Brigida was a normal teenage girl. She was pretty healthy and played sports in high school. Brigida had high blood pressure but her doctor assumed it was hereditary as her father had high blood pressure so it wasn’t too much of a  concern. Brigida began having heart palpitations in class and having to go to the school nurse when she was 16, almost 17 years old. Several times she had gone to the hospital but nothing came of it. At 17 years old Brigida was at home with her mother and her whole right side of her body became numb. Her mom called 911 and she was rushed to the hospital via ambulance. At the hospital doctors explained to Brigida’s mother that she had a TIA (ministroke). Unfortunately correct patient teaching was not completed and Brigida’s mother did not leave the hospital with a full understanding of what that really meant for Brigida’s health in the future. Brigida did have a full cardiac work up following her hospital stay.  She had a holter monitor hooked up, which is when a continuous EKG is on your heart to check for palpitations or abnormalities with daily activities over several days time, she also had an ultrasound of her heart (echocardiogram) and was told everything looked great! Perfect! Brigida continued to live life as if nothing ever happened.

One day everything changed.

It was November 2007. By this time in life Brigida was pretty busy. At 22 years old She was already married and a new mother. She had a job and was working towards her career as a Liscensed practical nurse. Attending nursing school alone is hard, being a new mother and trying to study is madness.
One day Brigida was at work, she noticed something strange she was slurring her words and wasn’t able to say her own name! Thinking that was strange. She continued her work day. Following her work day she goes to nursing school. While at school her fingers go numb.Brigida had been studying strokes in school recently and these symptoms began to concern her. She now recalled what happened to her when she was a teenage and went to her Dean of the school and told her ” I think I am having a stroke. The Dean challenged Brigida and assumed she was trying to skip school. The Dean told her if she didn’t want to be at school she shouldn’t come. Brigida assured her she wanted to be at school. The Dean said ” sit down I’ll take your blood pressure, and it was 150/200! It’s even more dangerous when the bottom number is higher than the top. Brigida made arrangements with her husband for their son to be taken care of and set off for the hospital.

Brigida was in the hospital for two months. Brigida was taken off her oral contraceptives and her standing blood pressure medications while in the hospital. The right side of her face was paralyzed from the stroke causing a facial droop. Her right arm was partially paralyzed. Her treatment during her hospital stay consisted of controlling her blood pressure. Physical therapy and Speech therapy. Brigida’s language returned to her within 3 to 4 days of her stroke. Brigida is a bi-lingual speaker. Her first language is Spanish and her second language is English. She speaks both languages fluently. Brigida is often severely anemic on top of her blood pressure problems. Her anemia is often monitored as well.

Her blood was tested during her hospital stay and she was told she had Hepatitis C. Brigida was told about agressive treatment options similar to chemotherapy. She would lose all her hair and possibly her life in the treatment process with this new drug. She under went more testing to prove she had Hepatitis C. Thankfully she did not. Three blood tests came back negative confirming there was a misdiagnosis by the hospital for Brigida having Hepatitis C. In the midst of everything she was dealing with, Brigida was thankful she did not have to under go any therapy or treatments and that the misdiagnosis was caught.

Brigida wanted an answer to why she had a stroke in the first place. She was so young and relavitely healthy woman aside from high blood pressure. She did not receive a diagnosis from the hospital during her time there or clear reasons on why she had a stroke. Her case was considered very special and she was referred to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in NYC to a team of doctors lead by a Dr. Barenstein.  She had her first consultation in New York and scheduled some testing. She was told to return if she had any problems in the mean time. Of course she did, in April 2008 Brigida had another TIA. This time she received lots of tests from the team of doctors in NYC. These doctors told Brigida she had brought Moyamoya to New Jersey, that is how rare this disease is. They fully educated her one her rare condition and suggested she have a stent placed in her left Carotid artery to provide adequate blood flow and oxygen to her brain. Brigida agreed to having the proceedure done. Her alternative was to continue to have strokes and possibly die. Or have surgery and possibly have a stroke on the table and die. Her options didn’t seem very appealing. Only one option had a more positive outcome for her future. Brigida’s family was very concerned. Brain surgery is a very big deal! We all know the saying to denote anything that doesn’t seem impossible ” it isn’t brain surgery” well this was. I asked Brigida some questions about how she felt in those moments going into surgery.

Me: What were your thought’s exactly?

Brigida:” I’m going back to work, I’m getting up and out of this”.

Me: What did you think about your son?

Brigida: “At that time, I felt like I needed to get back to him,  I felt that made me stay positive, his dad was a big help,his family and our baby sitter at the time.”

Brigida mentions her family was consistently at her bedside during this time in the hospital.

Wow that is a great perspective on brain surgery.  I would have been losing my mind. Brigida had been in the hospital for a while. She was one of the youngest people who this surgery has been done on. They went in and placed the stent into her carotid artery through her femoral artery. Remember our little site key? When Brigida woke from her brain surgery she opened her eyes to a team of doctors clapping and cheering for her. Amazing! Also a little scary.  Brigida was doing so well she was allowed to go home just two day after the stent was placed. She was given a cane and instructed to not walk up and down the stairs too much and not to lift anything over 10 lbs. Although she recovered well from this surgery it was not the end of brain surgeries for Brigida.

The stent closed.

2008 held more ups and downs for Brigida. Nearing the close of that year Brigida had another TIA. An angiogram procedure was completed at the hospital and a decision was made to do an angioplasty. With much remorse Brigida’s physicians informed her that the artery was starting to close the stent. Brigida was told this was ” never seen before”. The stent surgery was ineffective. The angioplasty was completed and worked well for some time. Life continued. In 2009 Brigida was getting dressed and her left arm became paralyzed a first for symptoms on her left side, you know what this means? Remember what I told you about the brain? Her right brain is now being affected! Another TIA in the books for Brigida but this time affecting the opposite side of her brain. The side that had been fine. An angiogram was completed during this hospital stay. A mistake was made during the angiogram. unknown to Brigida once discharge she started to have a lot of pain in her groin. Severe pain. If Brigida was complaining about pain it had to be bad. She had an infection at the angiogram site as well as a fistula had formed from the technician accidentally puncturing her vein and artery creating a blood clot. This infection progressed to yet another hospital stay for a special wound treatment called a wound vac. A wound vac works with negative pressure and is attached to a wound to draw out excess fluid.

Once discharged for that ordeal. Brigida still needed to see her specialist. Brigida went to her specialist team in NYC they completed their own angiogram in the opposite leg of course and an MRI which revealed the Carotid on her right side also had Moyamoya she was told it can spread.

Brigida was informed that there was a high risk of placing a stent this time. The last stent did not work and was closed, the team suggested Brigida have a by pass surgery done. This was in June 2009. Brigida really didn’t consider this to be a big deal. Her thoughts were, they’ll go in fix what’s wrong and done. ” I didn’t want to make it a big deal in my head, if I did then I was going to freak out”.  Brigida thought it over. Schedules were made. Brigida recalls her father even made a burial plot arrangement for her. She was laughing when she told me about it, she said some of the family wasn’t really as hopeful as she was about how the surgery would go. Brigida was told so many scary things about what could go wrong. She could “die on the table, stroke again, be a vegetable, etc.”  One thing that bothered Brigida the most was having to shave her head. She loved her hair.

The doctor’s promised Brigida they would only shave the areas they needed to. I asked Brigida why it bothered her so much that she needed to cut her hair? Everything else was so extreme.

Brigida : ” What makes a woman beautiful is your hair, that is how I grew up my beauty was in my hair. Everyone used to compliment me on my hair when I was little”.

That makes perfect sense. I understand that completely, it makes me think of Breast cancer survivors it’s not always what the disease process entails but it’s also the feminine power that it can strip you of in its wake. . I think we can all relate to her thoughts. Brigida goes on to say that while the physical recovery was about 1.5 months. This surgery was more mentally challenging for her then when she had her first surgery.

Positive Mindset.

As you can see so far Brigida’s life hasn’t been all cupcakes, unicorns and butterflies. She does have a positive mindset. When asked about her thoughts before going into brain surgery it wasn’t I’m going to die! I am pretty sure if it was. She would have died.  That seems like an extreme statement on my part. Mindset is everything. We live inside our minds at every single moment we are alive. We don’t have a promised amount of days in life. If we spend our moments waiting for the next best thing. Our life may never happen. Take my Grandmother for an example she  died of cancer at 65 years old. She struggled so much and  I am sure I don’t know half the pain she went through but she was a pessimist. She saw life through worse case scenario all the way down to the weather forecast. It still bothers me she died at 65, that’s really young. Too young.  Perhaps if she saw things in a more positive light she would have just enjoyed the days she lived more even if she never lived anymore days over 65. Do you catch what I am saying?  Increase your life by moments, you really have no control over the days or what happens rather your reactions to those events. You can make your life easier.

Brigida’s story will be continued in next week’s blog.

Resources

More Medical information on Moyamoya

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/moyamoya-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20355586

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Disclaimer

This is a true story of  Brigida’s personal life she chose to share with me, there was no exchange of funds between her or myself. This is for the sole purpose of uplifting others.

~ Namaste~

Everything you need to know about the FM/a test.

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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease with many symptoms, sometimes it lays dormant for a while and patient’s experience ” flare ups” a time where symptoms become more dominant and overwhelming. This can happen when you have a surgery, become ill with another sickness such as a cold or flu, during your menstrual cycle and even during stressful or emotional times.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia include, headaches, brain fog, memory problems, insomnia, muscle spasms, tingling and numbness to limbs, irritable bowel syndrome, intense muscle pain, pain that feels like growing pain in bones and joints. Patients with Fibromyalgia suffer from depression and anxiety disorders. Being in chronic pain can really wear a person down.  Often times doctors don’t believe Fibromyalgia is “real”. This disease is invisible. Up until 2012 there was no physical evidence of this disease. No known cause, just theories and doctors believing this disease to be a psychiatric condition. I felt that Fibromyalgia was often diagnosed when doctors give up on a patient or refused to do further testing.

All that is changed thanks to Dr. Bruce Gillis of Epi Genetics. He decided that there had to be a specific physical clue to the disease. Dr. Gillis started a research program and found one particular thing in common with all patients he studied with Fibromyalgia. The similarity was the presence unique biomarkers of the immune system. He lays to rest the controversary of Fibromyalgia medically. Dr. Gillis confirms through FDA approved blood testing that Fibromyalgia is infact an immune system disorder. It’s truly physical, not just a fragment of your imagination.

I am not going to go into great detail about the specifics of the immune biomarkers, you can find more information on that at https://fmtest.com/  

I already know I have Fibromyalgia, why do the testing?

  1.  Testing confirms a true physical aspect of this invisible disease.
  2. This disease is chronic and consistently plaques a person with a variety of symptoms that can have similar patterns that fall closely to other auto immune diseases. It gives the patient peace knowing that a doctor has made the right diagnosis for them.
  3. Physicians will take patient’s more seriously knowing fibromyalgia is “real”.
  4. The test is FDA approved and covered by most insurances.
  5. The test is extremely accurate, it is as accurate as HIV testing.
  6.  Having testing completed allows you to participate in Dr. Gillis clincial trial to cure Fibromyalgia. How awesome is that?
  7. Testing may help patient’s filing for social security benefits.

The road to diagnosis.

When my Rheumatologist told me he thought I had Fibromyalgia. I was actually really mad about it. I thought great, such a BS disease, no cause or cure.  Just a chronic condition that basically leaves you ignored by physicans. I was skeptical that I had the disease in the first place, I’ve been suffering from symptoms since I was 15 years old. Until last year (at 26 years old) no doctor ever knew what was wrong with me. This doctor diagnosed me before my blood work even came back.  I was also concerned that maybe he overlooked something. I researched Fibromyalgia and the FM/a test came up. I looked it over and the next day I spoke to someone at Epi Genetics ( the lab where the FM/a testing is done) the person was extremely helpful and explained the entire process to me. First I needed a doctor to order the test for me. When I intially spoke to my Rheumatologist he would not order the test, he said he never heard of it and that is wasn’t necessary. I didn’t take no for an answer so I contacted my primary physican and he agreed to order the test for me. YES!

The staff at Epi Genetics contacted my insurance company once the order was received, there was no agreed upon amount that my insurance promised to pay. They said that they maybe would pay something towards it. I had to front the money for the test, it was 740.00 ( without insurance out of pocket the test cost 900.00 at the time).  I ordered it. The test came in a little box with all the instructions and a test tube.  I had to take the test tube to my doctors where they drew the blood for me. I packed the test tube as instructed and sent it to Epi Genetics via Fed Ex overnight shipping. The label and bag was already created, all I needed was a receipt. It’s important to know you need to send the blood out right away and never have your blood drawn on a Friday. The specimen would be ruined due to the lab not being in office over the weekend. I waited about 3 weeks and received my results via snail mail. My ordering doctor also received the results via fax.  Any value over 50 is considered positive. I tested positive with a value 65.  I felt relieved for sure.  Through out the process, I was contacting Epi Genetics regularly to find out more information, ask about costs and the process of mailing and the testing itself. I even emailed Dr. Bruce Gillis  and he got back to me. Epi Genetic’s staff were extremely helpful and pleasant during the process.

 

A few things you should know about the testing process.

  1. A doctor needs to order the test for you, if a doctor will not do it. That’s ok, Dr. Gillis himself can order the test for you. You just need to contact Epi Genetics and tell them about your struggle.
  2. You need to find someone to draw the blood for you. Lab corp and Quest in my area would not do blood draws for third party testing. Luckily my doctors office agreed to doing the blood draw for me. Call different labs in your area first and see who will do third party blood draws. Before you order the test. Tell them you have a third party kit and will handle the shipping process back to the lab. ( do not trust the lab doing testing to send you kit back, make sure you do it yourself)
  3.  My insurance paid for the test in the end however, it did take a long time to get my refund. A total of 9 months ( it was allot to pay out of pocket)
  4. A payment plan can be made with Epi Genetics if you do not have insurance. Just know you won’t receive the kit for testing until ALL your payments are made.

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Resources / more information

To order the FM/a test go to https://fmtest.com/

For pain and anxiety relieving CBD oil please check out my affliate link for My Soul CBD at    https://mysouldcbd.com/?afmc=2

If you are looking for an online community for support http://www.myfibroteam.com

If you are looking for good quality natural supplements, blood testing and knowledge check out http://www.lifeextension.com/

Disclaimer

I was not paid or asked by Epi Genetics to review this blood test. I am not endorsed or backed by any of the sites mentioned above. Although I am an affliate of My Soul CBD they did not ask for me to post anything here. All the information I include is my personal story that I chose to share with you. I hope you find it helpful and perhaps you will consider completing the test for yourself. If you have any questions please ask.

It’s important to remember when you have new or worsening symptoms of Fibromyalgia whether testing is completed or not. You need to review each symptom case by case. Just because you have Fibromyalgia does not mean you can’t be sick with something else.I always encourage people to do all necessary blood work and exams to rule out other disease even if you have received a positve FM/a test. Fibromyalgia often co- insides with other auto immune diseases.

BE WELL ~ Namaste~

 

So what’s all the hype about CBD?

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Everyone is always talking about CBD oil and it’s benefits. You’ll now find it at your local cafe being added to coffees and smoothies; the pharmacy has CBD at the register as edible gummies, oil ,even CBD infused water, smoke shops have it available to be vaped etc.  I always thought it was some hype much like virgin coconut oil. Of course coconut oil works well for numerous things and is a great addition to your beauty regime as well as ingesting it. However, there is this running joke that you can basically use coconut oil for everything, this is where I was at with CBD. I figured it can’t be as helpful as everyone says… until I needed it.

First off let me explain what CBD oil is. CBD is a chemical compound found in cannabis. it’s called cannabidiol. Cannabis is the fancy plant name for Marijuana and hemp, just like bell peppers and tomatoes are apart of the nightshade family. CBD can be extracted from the stalks and seeds of hemp or be extracted from the buds of marijuana. CBD extracted from hemp has little to no THC present. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana that makes you feel high. CBD is legal for purchase and available in most states. In short CBD oil blocks the reuptake of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, allowing the neurotransmitter to be increased in the brain. This increase causes there to be more oxygen supplying the heart and aids in blood flow throught out the body, relieving anxiety and inflammation. Check out http://www.projectcbd.org for the specific neurotransmitters involved.

While CBD is legal and contains just trace amount of THC. You may not want to consume CBD in large quanities if you need to pass a drug test. Some tests maybe sensitive enough to assume that you are using marijuana. I saw something on the news one day that a truck driver was strictly taking CBD oil, he tested positve on his drug test resulting in being fired. I am using CBD regularly at the moment,  I am not currently working as a nurse (due to health reasons) other wise I would seriously need to consider getting a medical marijuana card and making my employer aware of medical conditions just to be safe.

I tried several CBD companies…

Once I was aware of the benefits. I gave CBD oil a shot. My first purchase was from Blue Ridge hemp co. I purchased a headache/stress relief topical roll on, its packed with pure aromatic essential oils.  I found some benefits and relief from my headaches. My headaches are a symptom of Fibromyalgia as well as frontal lobe seizures. I would massage my temple with the roll on and behind my neck and ears. The benefits would last about an hour before my headache would reappear. It was a great relief to experience some break from my headaches without using medication. After experiencing some kind of benefit, I decided to try Thought Cloud’s CBD full spectrum tincture. I found it gave me a feeling of euphoria, like 1 glass of wine kind of good (I rarely drink) and in about 20 minutes that would wear off and my chronic pain would hit me instantly. Concerned that there was more THC in the product than I wanted, I gave the bottle away. Months had gone by when I decided I would try the real good stuff, Charlottes Web is well known and promoted to me by my friends with anxiety disorder. I purchased a bottle from them. I tried the oil on several occasions hoping for some decrease in seizure activity or pain. I found myself awake all night long, not able to sleep. I spoke with someone in the company and they said, their hemp oil does include THC. I quickly stopped using it because I didn’t find a benefit. It increased a choking sensation that is an aura to my frontal lobe seizures. It may be that the THC in the product was interacting with my seizure medication in a bad way.

Aura definition-  preceptual distrubance that is related to epilepsy. It can be an unpleasant, taste, smell or feeling.

After that I was convinced that CBD oil did not work, it was all hype. See! I knew it! A group discussion on epilepsy had several people raving about CBD oil. I was wondering why it doesn’t work for me! I purchased CBD dark chocolate coconut oil from Blue Ridge hemp co. I was taking it along with my seizure medication Toprimate. I found it was helping me quite a bit. The only down side to it was eating chocolate and coconut oil everytime I felt an aura. It is also only 15mg of CBD per tablespoon. It is delicious, if I were you I’d give it a try.

Eventually in need of something that worked a bit quicker and had a higher CBD concentration per serivng, I found a company, out of the blue. Very recently a friend from yoga teacher training posted a picture of My Soul CBD oil on her instagram. She said their oil was tested by a third party to ensure its quality. It’s THC free and with the guarantee of a good quality product, I couldn’t resist. I clicked the link and spun a little discount wheel. I received 10% off my first order. I purchased the peppermint flavored CBD drops in 500mg/ 30ml bottle. Please note that the bottle is 500mg but you are recieving approximately 16.7mg per 1ml.  Simple no gimmic ingredients pure peppermint essential oil, mct oil and of course the best CBD isolate.  I am currently taking 1ml 3 times a day. I am off my seizure medication right now due to having some future EEG testing completed where I need to be drug free. Just know that this product works for me. If you have epilepsy do not go off your medication (as stated above, I have a specific medical reason why I am currently off my meds) or make changes without speaking to your neurologist first.  If CBD oil is already apart of your health regime, I would  certainly recommend giving this oil a try. I have been ridden with anxiety from seizures that caused this choking feeling almost constantly, this product did remove that feeling for me and I am forever grateful. I’ve been sleeping better and feel more relaxed overall.

Do topicals work?

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As mentioned before, I did find relief with my headache roll on from Blueridge Hemp. I think because of the esssential oil combination it is effective. I haven’t found much pain relief or benefit from using the massage oil or the body scrub. This is my personal experience however, If you feel you want to try them by all means do it. They are nice products aside from being CBD. I have a very intense chronic pain issue, it may relieve your sore muscles. It just doesn’t work for me.

Thank you for reading. My intention is to provide my personal opinion of these products and a fair overview on how CBD has benefited me personally. I wish you wellness.

~ Namaste ~

Rescources/ learn more.

Check out http://www.projectcbd.org for lots of great information and comprehensive over view  on the way CBD works in the body.

If you like to purchase some My Soul CBD oil please click on my affilate link https://mysoulcbd.com/?afmc=x2

If you are interested in some great CBD topicals go to http://www.blueridgehempco.com

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Disclaimer

I am an affliate of My Soul CBD however, I was not asked to review the product by them. I was not sponsored or paid by any of the other products mentioned in my review. As always consult your physican before trying any new supplementation and check for drug/ food interactions with your current medications. Thank you- Danielle

 

ABOUT ME

I am a wife to an amazing man, a mother of two little girls, yoga instructor and a nurse. I created this blog to begin sharing my health journey. After the birth of my 2nd daughter ( December 2017 ) I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and a seizure disorder. I intend on sharing my journey back to wellness with you. I will be reviewing some of my favorite health foods, supplements and of course there will be lots of yoga along the way!

I’ve recently started listening to an audio book called ” You Are a Badass’ by Jen Sincero. I was truly inspired to get off my butt and pursue some of my passions in life and sharing them with you! My husband is one of my greatest supporters in life. He is always nudging me ahead when I am lacking motivation. With my husband’s support and some inspiration from the book, I am beginning my journey.

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“If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” 

– JEN SINCERO, YOU ARE A BADASS: HOW TO STOP DOUBTING YOUR GREATNESS AND START LIVING AN AWESOME LIFE