Felicia

Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog Felicia shares what she's learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she's also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

Necessary disclaimer: I am not a medical professional therefore I am not and cannot giving medical advice. I'm just sharing my story.

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My Own Worst Enemy

My Own Worst Enemy

| April 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’ve made a full recovery from my bout with sciatica. My chiropractic visits are down to every other week and soon to be once a month. My acupuncture visits that were once 3 times a week are now down to once a month. Continued Movement Back in the beginning of my treatment, I followed my […]

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Good Bye Sciatica?

Good Bye Sciatica?

| March 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

I’m cautiously optimistic that my sciatica is a thing of the past. It’s been about 7 weeks of deep tissue massage, chiropractic adjustments, electronic stimulation (the first few weeks) and area specific exercises. In those 7 weeks we turned the condition around. I don’t have a hint of pain, numbness or leg tingling. I’m able […]

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Softer Skin with African Black Soap

Softer Skin with African Black Soap

| March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The other day while watching the Dr. Oz TV show, he introduced a product called Black African Soap. This soap is supposed to help soften dry skin and diminish acne. Dry Skin and Acne? One soap that tackles both dry skin and acne? I always thought dry skin and acne were mutually exclusive. Growing up […]

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Tickled about Sciatica Progress

Tickled about Sciatica Progress

| March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

What a dink I am. In my last sciatica progress report I mentioned how my chiropractor gave me “permission” to ride the bike for 12 to 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. In my smug attitude, I said, “Forget it. What’s 12 to 15 minutes?” You see, I wanted to go back to my 45 […]

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Getting Rid of Menopausal Weight Gain

Getting Rid of Menopausal Weight Gain

| March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

During my menopause journey I was most concerned with how to stop the dreaded hot flashes. I had my first hot flash in my early 40’s and did a lot of research on how to stop them. They’re awful. Within a couple of months I had the hot flashes licked and promptly forgot about menopause. […]

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Quieting Loud Sandy Knees

Quieting Loud Sandy Knees

| March 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Wow, talk about getting side tracked. Over a year ago I wrote a post entitled Is it Sand in the Knees or Chondromalacia? When I wrote the post, it was my intention to discuss possible causes and solutions for the condition. I got a little sidetracked. Sandy Knee Reminder It wasn’t until I had to […]

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Continuing Sciatica Saga

Continuing Sciatica Saga

| March 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

My chiropractic visits are now down to twice a week. He has given me permission to get back on the bike for, get this, 12 to 15 minutes at a time. What?! 12-15 minutes! And, to make things worse, he says, “Don’t go all out. Take it at a nice easy pace.” He should have […]

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Walking Ain’t so Bad

Walking Ain’t so Bad

| March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Because I’m undergoing treatment for sciatic pain, my chiropractor took me off of all exercise except for a few muscle retraining moves and walking. He is a huge advocate for walking. According to him an hour 3 to 4 times a week is all I need. The reason why he is such a huge fan […]

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Making Progress with Sciatica Pain

Making Progress with Sciatica Pain

| March 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

I’ve been suffering on and off with sciatica for several months (since September 2011). When it first hit, I didn’t know what it was. I knew that I was experiencing pain shooting down my leg and in my hip, but it wasn’t until it got to the point where the act of sitting or standing […]

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Alzheimer’s and Diet

Alzheimer’s and Diet

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The other day I was flipping channels and came across the Charlie Rose show. On his show, Charlie Rose had a panel of medical experts. Most of the experts were older men who have been in the medical field for 50 years or so. There was one woman on the panel that was much younger […]

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