Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Keeping the water cool

The boiling frog is a fable describing a frog being slowly boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.
So this fable, while disturbing and likely a bit exaggerated is a metaphor for many things.
When we look at pain, physical or emotional, we can see similarities. In that in the event of a sudden trauma, we react quickly and at least attempt to escape, but when facing small insidious changes, like those that occur with aging , arthritis, wear and tear injuries, fatigue etc., we tend to “lean into the discomfort and try to “soldier through”
Being super reactive all the time like the frog in the boiling water will add to exhaustion, but ignoring pain, and indicators of illness can be just as harmful.
So to the point of this ramble, what can we do to essentially keep the water cool?
What I do, regular massage, follow up with my rheumatologist and GP.
But I also do a few  more things on the holistic side
I strive to drink more water, Adding Slique to this with its citrusy mint flavor makes this task a more pleasant one.
Daily I take , Ningxia, full of antioxidants and designed support healthy energy and vitality for body and mind, To this I add a drop each of, Ocotea, an essential oil related to  the cinnamon family with high levels of alpha humulene, cleansing and purifying properties. Frankinsence, to support wellbeing and immune support, Copiaba ,  supports the body's natural response to irritation and support healthy digestion.
  And supplements that include ,
Agile Ease-Supports Healthy joints and resilience/recovery 
 Sulphurzyme-“A combination of wolfberry and (MSM), a naturally occurring organic form of Helps to relieve discomfort in joints
 Super B-comprehensive multi-vitamin/multi-mineral complex containing all eight essential, energy-boosting B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12). Combined with Nutmeg essential oil and bioavailable chelated minerals such as magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc
Multi Greens- “spirulina, alfalfa sprouts, barley grass, bee pollen, eleuthero, Pacific kelp, and essential oils. Provides a daily source of greens, for those of us(pretty much everyone) who needs more greens in their diet.
Omegagize- omega-3, DHA-rich fish oil supplement , support brain, heart, skeletal, dental, and overall good health.
Topically I apply the oils that support my needs that day, but will save that for another post.
So what do you do to keep the water cool?
Stay safe and well friends !


Miss Izzy said...

I consider it a "Win" if I take my daily vitamins every day. Gosh it seems like I'm lacking. lol

aurora said...

Very interesting analogy. So true! I am once again actively working towards "cooling my water". I had stopped taking supplements, because I didn't feel a difference. I found a new (to me) Multivitamin at Costco of all places, and feel like it has made a difference. More so in my gut then anything. It's organic & whole food sourced, and has a good amount of ingredients you listed. I'll have to look up some of your holistic mentions, never heard of them. I just can't talk myself into ingesting essential oils, or jumping on the CBD wagon for that matter. I recently started going to a Wellness Center (in a clinic, not a gym) because everything is related. Jury is still out on it's effectiveness, but I have high hopes. Other then that, I continue trying to get good sleep, eat better and do more of the things I find relaxing and am grateful for.