Category Archives: Fitness

Categories Advice, Fitness, libido, motivation, orgasm, pain, Supplements

Foreplay or You Play!

Foreplay is essential for women because it takes longer for us to get to the point of orgasm. Foreplay creates excitement and initiates the bodies responses for fun by dilating blood vessels and increasing blood flow.  Foreplay also improves oxygen and nutrient delivery throughout the body to prepare your genitals and erogenous zones.  But the truth is foreplay doesn’t have to be what you think.  Foreplay is about engaging the body and creating sensations that stimulate your desires.  “You play” can be done all alone with the same wonderful benefits.  I have created a few simple routines that create the benefits of foreplay in a non-sexual way, let’s call it “you play.”  I developed these routines to help relax my body, reduce stress and inflammation.  The fun fact I learned was that stretching, yoga and deep breathing provide a variety of unexpected benefits.  My yoga stretch, kegel yoga and tension buster routines impact your body similar to foreplay.  The best thing is that you can do it all alone and you don’t have to feel ashamed or embarrassed about stretching and relaxing your body.  All three routines use your body weight, the environment and gravity to impact each and every muscle in your body. Through progressive relaxation with deep breathing your body relaxes and gets revved up for a fabulous orgasm.  Incorporating deep breathing and focused stretching targets the body in a unique way that promotes relaxation, tension release, restful sleep and even orgasm.  Foreplay serves a females needs by meeting the physical and emotional preparation we need for fabulous sex.  The hugs, kisses and caresses of foreplay prepare the body by increasing lubrication which is essential for orgasm.  Yoga Stretch, tension buster and kegel yoga provide the same benefits as foreplay.  Both foreplay and my routines help prepare the vagina for a great orgasm by enabling muscles throughout the body to relax.  By engaging your pelvic muscles during the routine your natural fluids build and prepare your for sex.   Females need vaginal lubrication and blood flow to the clitoris to achieve orgasm.  Preparing the body by engaging in targeted relaxation provides the same benefits as foreplay.  The best part is it also prepares you for restful sleep.  Wether you perform this routine for restful sleep, self-play or pre-sex routine, you will reap the benefits.

Are you serious? Does this work?  Yes it does. You see 1 year ago, I had no libido or desire for sex. I was suffering from chronic pain and inflammation.  Stress and anxiety didn’t let me shut off my brain and relax for sex. Sex was more like a chore than a desire for me.  Over this year, week by week, I started to reap the benefits of my routine.  I noticed I was more ready for sex and relaxed in the moment.  My mind was not wondering as much and I was more present in the moment.  The best part was that my libido and interest in sex slowly creeped back.  As my libido returned, my orgasms intensified and multiplied.  Orgasms became more intense and more pleasurable because my blood was flowing more freely throughout my body.  The inflammation was being targeted through supplementation and daily relaxation techniques.  My body was no longer blocked by pain, inflammation, stress or anxiety.  I was able to relax and enjoy sex to truly connect with my husband and achieve better orgasms.  The fun fact, I learned is that the routine also helped me sleep better with or without sex.  Wether you are comfortable playing alone, engaging in sex or not the routine helps prepare your body for relaxation, stress release and sleep.  So why, not try a routine that enhances your bedtime routine and takes 20-30 minutes to reap the benefits.  You play classes: Tension buster, Yoga Stretch, Kegel Yoga or Fireworks series, you choose the class for you.

 

Categories Antioxidants, Anxiety, depression, Detox, Diet, fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Fitness, Health

Case Study: Fibromyalgia

Case Study: Fibromyalgia

Author: Diane Vich

Key words: Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety

Introduction:

Betty Boop has suffered from chronic pain since childhood.  She developed juvenile arthritis at a very young age.  She was lonely as a child and enjoyed spending time with adults because there were no other kids around.  She was very creative and adventurous by creating her own friend that took adventures with her.  She remembered naps part of her regular routine for her since childhood.  Her mom was not very nurturing or kind, likely because she was suffering from the same ailments as her daughter.  This made Betty sad and often spent time alone.  Betty learned to cook as a child with her grandmother and loved food.  She grew to be an adult with chronic pain, anxiety, depression and arthritis.  Her favorite past time was cooking meals for her family, sleep, family time and painting.  She progressed in her illness to a point that the pain was unbearable and impacting her daily life.  She was extremely tired every day and could sleep most of the day.  She had trouble walking around alone.  She often fell and was not able to stand up alone.  Her chronic body pain was intense and numbness was developing in her hands and feet.  She could no longer deal with the pain and symptoms.  She had gone to countless Specialists and Doctors without any relief.  She finally decided, it was time for Holistic treatments and diet changes.  She remembered her grandmother used to use natural remedies to help her as a child.  It couldn’t hurt to try something new.  Western medicine had definitely failed her, it was time to find HOPE, somewhere…

Case Presentation

Betty suffers from a variety of medical conditions. She takes medications for cholesterol, depression, nerve-damage, thyroid, blood pressure and pain.  She has pain every day in her back, legs, arms, hands and feet.  She often gets treatments like injections and nerve blocks to help with the pain.  She is progressively losing her balance and stability.  She had difficulty walking and going up the steps.   The bones of her knees are severely damaged and need repair in the future.  She want to regain her strength, lose weight, energy and regain her life.  It is important for her to be able to spend time with the family and participate in activities. Her pain in 10/10.  Her muscles are in spasm with bursitis and tender areas throughout her body.  She had also gained 50 pounds over the last 6 months which has made everything worse.

Management

  • Juvenile arthritis is caused by oxidative stress. The symptoms are pain, swelling, limping, joint stiffness, fatigue and irritability.  Which progress rapidly through life and.
  • Chronic Pain is caused by inflammation of the tissue causing tenderness and discomfort. In people with chronic pain the pain accumulates over time and the level of pain gets worse.
  • Fibromyalgia is chronic pain and chronic fatigue among other symptoms.  It involves inflammation and pain throughout the body.
  • Depression and Anxiety caused by oxidative stress and inflammation in the body, impacting the neurotransmitters and enzymes that support mood.

Treatment

  • Physician to wean her of Rx medications as symptoms after 3 month detox
  • Supplementation/Dosage: (1) Nrf1, (2) Nrf2, (3) Omega, (1) vitamin D, (1) B vitamins and (3) Probiotic. Essential oils for chronic pain, mood and anxiety.
  • Diet: High in low sugar fruits, gluten free, high in green vegetables, beans, organ meats, bison, fish, shrimp, eggs and turkey (rare carbohydrate like cereal, cakes and dessert).  No sugar or iodized salt.  No inflammatory vegetables or fruits.  No precessed foods.  Sea salt and spices to taste.
  • Coaching: 3 months of coaching recommended
  • Motivational Statement: I am willing to change and grow. I am creating a safe and new future for me.

Discussion

A multitude of diseases (200+) are linked to oxidative stress and inflammation.  Oxidative stress is an imbalance between antioxidants and Free radicals.  Patients with chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety have high levels of free radicals in the body.  They cause damage to the body on a daily basis.  The body has poor capability of creating antioxidants like glutathione, catalase and SOD.  These antioxidants are the only way to fight free radicals, so as they decline illness, disease and decline progressively continues through life.

Outcome

1 month: Betty reports she has more energy. Is able to stay awake longer and not require a nap in the afternoon.  Her movement is a little better. Pain 7/10  She is happy with the progress but a little bored of the diet. She had lost 8 pounds.

  • Coaching Session: Betty realized that her health goal was to reduce her pain and mobility.  This will improve her ability to be with the family and enjoy playtime with her grandkids.  This was desperately important to her because she missed teaching and loved being around children.  All of these things were important to her because they made her happy and she wanted to enjoy her life.  She decided the diet was an important part of her healing and she needed to stick to it.

3 months: Betty made a few diet mistakes but was able to stick to it most of the time. She noticed she felt worse after eating processed foods and gluten products.  She needed several coaching sessions to learn how to deal with her pain flare ups. She incorporate the essential oils, stretching routine and treatments.  She was happy the coach was available during her first pain crisis to give her strategies to help with the symptoms.  The coaching made her much more confident about her symptoms and ways to relieve them.  She had lost 20 pounds.

  • Coaching Session 1: Betty realized that her pain was worse and she had a headache. Her pain was 8/10.  She called the coach for a face to face coaching session.  The coach was able to teach her strategies to target her muscles to promote relaxation and pain relief. She taught her strategies for each of her pain areas, incorporating essential oils and the pain was relieved by the end of the session. She instructed her to continue using the treatments, oils and stretches daily for 3 more days.  Before the session ended the coach reviewed Betty’s health goal: to reduce her pain and mobility.  Betty felt confident and happy at the end of the session.   She knew that the coach was there to help her.  She knew the treatments were helping and she really needed to stick to the diet this time.  She realized she needed to stick to the treatments, supplements and diet for this to work.  She was motivated and ready.
  • Coaching Session 2: Betty successfully incorporated all the strategies for the last month of her treatment and finally felt better.  She realized it was good to incorporate the essential oils and treatments to help her with her symptoms.  The support really helped her through the month.  Her pain and numbness had improved. Pain 5/10 but relieved with treatments or exercise.  She was highly motivated and eager to keep this healing process. She wanted to reduce her pain and improve her mobility further.  She was dedicated to continuing this coaching for another 6 months to see the possibilities.  She finally felt hope that she was going to be able to enjoy life again.

6 months: (After 6 months of coaching)

  • Coaching Session 3: Betty successfully incorporated all the strategies for the 6 months of her treatment.  She felt energized, free of pain and happy.  She was able to participate in yoga and exercise regularly.  She was painting again and spending time playing with the grandchildren.  Her pain was 3/10 daily, relieved by her treatment regimen and essential oils.  She used her oils daily and loved the benefits she experiences.   She was finally able to enjoy life again.  She was ready to take on new adventures and help her friends regain their lives again too.  She had also stopped a bunch of her medications with her Physician.  She only was taking her thyroid medication.  She lost a total of 48 pounds.

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Categories Advice, Diet, Fitness, Health

Fatigue: Fight Back

Fatigue impacts our daily lives as we age.  It is a lack of energy and tiredness that does not improve with sleep.  Our lives get more stressful and difficult impacting our sleep, health and daily function.  As we age our bodies ability to fight inflammation and stress.  This aging fact increases fatigue and impacts sleep.  I have suffered from Fatigue since early adulthood (20s).  I remember needing a nap midday and drinking coffee to keep my energy.  I lived on coffee and junk food.  Little did I know that my poor diet and high coffee intake was actually making my fatigue worse.  Then add marriage and children to the mix and I was hopelessly fatigued all the time.  Fatigue is linked to our habits, diet and routines.  It can be the result of poor eating habits, emotional stress, boredom or poor sleep patterns.  It took me 20 years to realize that my fatigue along with all my health issues was related to my poor diet and high-stress environment.  By activating your own body with Nrf1 path, you can regenerate mitochondria (your cell power house) thus improving your bodies energy naturally. Read More Fatigue: Fight Back

Categories Advice, Diet, Fitness, gym, Health

My Transformation

My transformation began in 2013. I had been feeling ill; with severe migraines, chronic body pain, numbness in my extremities and severe irritable bowel. I was under a lot of stress and anxiety. My schedule is very busy but I decided I didn’t want to be sick anymore. It wasn’t normal for a 20 something to be taking so many prescription medications and symptoms to be getting worse. I was looking for a change in my health. Read More My Transformation

Categories Advice, Diet, Fitness, gym

Find your Own Fitness

Fitness to me is developing a routine you are comfortable with and motivated to maintain. It’s about establishing a healthy balance between diet and exercise. It helps reduce stress, gain strength, build muscle, improve flexibility and reduce pain. My fitness preferences include Zumba, yoga, boxing and a variety of Beachbody videos to maintain my interest and focus. My life is pretty busy but I try to fit an exercise routine into my day. Some days it could be simple and quick, like climbing stairs for 10 minutes, squats and stretching. Read More Find your Own Fitness