Happy Monday ya’ll!
November 8th marks the Sugar Awareness Week in the United Kingdom. If you would like to find out how you can help, click Get Involved. The theme for 2021 will be snacking as well as how snacks contribute to our sugar intake. According to the website, Action On Sugar: Sugar Awareness Week 2021, if you want to write a blog or host one of our blogs, please get in touch with them. Should you choose to do so, I would follow #sugarawarenessweek on Twitter.
Myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) have been in my family for generations. Around the same time that I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I discovered that I have high blood pressure. To be completely honest with you, I wasn't exactly shocked. Anyone dealing with intense pain would have high blood pressure too. On top of all of this, I've suffered from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) since high school. It is because of my family’s medical history, that I have no choice but to take my health very seriously.
Nausea is one of the symptoms of Hypoglycemia. The good news is, I am not quite nauseated as I used to be. Of course, every day I never know what to expect. The funny line from Forrest Gump comes to mind, “My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” If I do get nauseated, there are a couple of other things to consider. Is it my hypoglycemia? Was my pain level exceeding stronger today? Did I have too much sugar in my diet today? It's tough tackling Fibromyalgia and hypoglycemia on a daily basis. Here’s the kicker when I’m in pain I don’t have an appetite. Who would? After laying on the bed for what seems like a lifetime playing devil's advocate with myself, my hunger always wins. Now we have a mini-fridge in our master bedroom. Ours is large enough to hold decent sized bottles of water, juice, and healthy snacks.
I've always known we're not immortal. We need to take advantage of every day that we are still here. In my heart I feel it's crucial for us to take care of ourselves and each other. I’d love to hear your thoughts about healthy eating. Please continue to stay safe purple butterflies! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today! If you’re enjoying my blogs, why not subscribe to my website? My blogs will go straight to your email. It’s free to sign up! Tell your friends! Tell your friends to tell their friends!
Till next time
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About the author:
Rachel Barclift, has been suffering from Fibromyalgia for many years. She went to the doctor, never finding any answers for years. She went to one doctor who told her the pain was all in her head. In 2011, she finally found a doctor that believed her! She was officially diagnosed by her rheumatologist and she was so relieved! She writes blogs in hopes to help others find positivity.