My Simple Daily Routine

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in blog | 0 comments

My Simple Daily Routine

Daily Routine since the MS diagnosis:

7AM– wake up, take prescription drug Gabapentin. (4 pills 3x a day)

7:30AM – Exercise. for at least 1 hour do Yamuna body rolling. (its an amazing exercise using a small ball. It’s a deep massage, yoga and a chiropractor all in one exercise.) Massage is highly recommended for MS and currently not an option financially for me so this exercise is perfect. (plus I think I’ve grown an inch or two since doing it!)

9AM – Blend a Green Smoothie. It varies every day. I read somewhere that it is not good for us to eat too much of the same greens. In the wild, animals get a feeling of sick when eating leaves from the same plant so they move onto the next plant. This is not only natures way of allowing the plant to survive but also letting the body of whatever beast to know it has all the nutrition it needs from that plant. neat, right?

Todays smoothie was the stems I save from my Kale chips, a handful of spinach, frozen cherries, a chunk of ginger, green tea w/ lavender, 2 tbs flax seed.

My favorite Kale Chips recipe is from Dr. Wahl:

Kale chips
1 bunch kale (remove stems – save for smoothies)
1-2 tsp sea salt, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1-2 tsp black pepper, ½ tsp cayenne pepper
Mix seasoning with kale (it will shrink by 50%)
Add 1 to 2 tbsp walnut oil and ½ cup nutritional yeast to coat leaves
Lay leaves on dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 95 degrees overnight or bake in the oven at 250 to 300 degrees until crispy, checking every 15 minutes till crunchy.

10AM – Take vitamins: B- Complex, Co-Q10, MSM, 5000 iu Vitamin D, Tumeric

– Drink a table spoon of Diatomaceous Earth (food grade!)

I was skeptical at first eating dirt and all, but wow I feel the difference since I’ve been drinking it. I mix it with a juice in a small glass, stir it, drink it fast. (Its silica and does not break down in the liquid.)

11AM – watch an episode of a classic tv sitcom, father knows best, giligans island, bewitched, my favorite martian, dobie gillis, etc. (simply because it makes me so happy)

12PM – meditate for 1 hour (or as long as needed)

1PM – cognitive exercise 1-2 hrs : read, write (type), attempt to draw, do puzzles.

2PM – snack on Kale chips or some snacks cake of some green-ness.
– take prescription (Gabapentin 4 pills 3x a day)

3PM – Follow up w/ doctor phone calls , billing, business stuff that needs doing, etc (not fun)

4PM – Gentle Yoga 1 hour – Gentle Practice DVD is perfect for my limited functioning

5PM – do housework that Im able to do. (i like the museum cleanliness feeling so its hard for me to live in clutter. My mind seems to be calmer in clean. Don’t know why)

6PM – watch an episode of Star Trek and/or Nova (cause it makes me happy)
– while watching tv exercise hand as much as possible with this crazy device that seems to be working:

6:30PM – make dinner. (no gluten no dairy) Grass fed Meats, Greens and Sweet Potato Tator Tots etc. or Salad.

8PM – Rebif (interferon) Injection. In arm, butt or thigh.

8:30PM – watch whatever Hulu offers us that night for an hour or 2 – Darren Brown, Daily Show, Eureka (cancelled 🙁 ), Grimm, Warehouse 13, Psych, etc.

10PM – listen to old time radio show or read. Currently listening to “Our Miss Brooks”
– Take Prescription (Gabapentin 4 pills 3x a day)

11PM – sleep.