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Brown Rice + Veggies with Ginger Sauce: Headaches

~ More great resources just like in Nanci’s book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

When the weather changes in the spring and in the fall, many people suffer sinus headaches and sometimes they can turn into migraines.

Do you know the difference between a migraine and a sinus headache? Below are a few tips to help you. On occasion I get some of these myself so I know firsthand of which I speak. I’m also passing along a great remedy my doctor shared with me just recently. I hope this information is helpful to you.

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

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Migraine or Bad Headache?

How can you tell the difference between a bad headache and a migraine? Typical migraine symptoms include:

  • Pain on one side of your head
  • Pain that is throbbing or pulsing
  • Nausea, vomiting, or upset stomach
  • Increased sensitivity to light or noise

6 Ways to Help Manage Migraines

In addition to pharmaceutical treatments, the following self-care techniques may help prevent attacks:

  1. Keep a headache diary to help you pinpoint factors that may trigger your headaches. Some common triggers include beer, wine, smoked meats and cheeses, pickled foods, MSG, chocolate, loud noises, and bright light.
  2. Avoid your triggers once you know them.
  3. Stick to a healthy diet that is low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates.
  4. Eat at regular intervals throughout the day to prevent low blood sugar.
  5. Engage in gentle exercises such as yoga, tai chi, chi-gone, or slow swimming.
  6. Maintain regular sleep patterns.

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Is it a Sinus Headache? Sinus headaches typically are headaches with a deep and constant pain in the cheekbones, forehead, or bridge of the nose. This pain usually intensifies with sudden head movement or straining and is usually accompanied by symptoms such as fever, runny nose, and clogged ears.  Some of us feel the pressure over our forehead when the weather changes. The changes in weather alone can be a signal to those that regularly experience headaches.

Sinus headaches can sometimes go into a migraine. So, whatever type of headache you experience,  if you didn’t take any medication at the on-set of the headache, try this remedy to feel better:

Headache Cure

Combine the following items below and remember to eat and stay well hydrated. Not eating along with being dehydrated can provide the fuel to keep your headache going.

Recipe for Headache Relief!

Cold Compresses + Drink Water + Acetaminophen (or Tylenol) + Rest ~ in some cases if you have nausea medication, take that as well and eat something! Your headache should resolve within 6 – 9 hours if you rest!

Nature Migraine Remedy  

If it’s indeed a migraine, take some ginger. Ginger inhibits inflammation in blood vessels, so take it when your headache first comes on.

Need More Help?

See your doctor to discuss your headaches and how to best care for them.

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September 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

More! A Bit of Everything ~ Resources for You!

Some great websites and information you’ll want to check out ~ MORE RESOURCES right in your own backyard in keeping with Nanci’s book Fresh Hope … Cleveland!

1. HEAP (Ohio) Home Heating Program ~ The Time to Apply Is Now! The program will save you money on your winter home heating bills. https://nancigravill.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/that-time-again-home-heating-assistance-program/

2. Free Cleaning Help ~ for Women Getting Chemotherapy now. See https://nancigravill.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/free-cleaning-help-women-on-chemotherapy/

3. For the Single Woman ~ Mandy Hale ~ (Google her and find her website)

Smart, strong, independent—single women can live a  fabulous life. Husband not required.

Mandy Hale, also known by her many blog readers and Twitter fans as The Single Woman™, shares her stories, advice, and enthusiasm for living life as an empowered, confident, God-centered woman who doesn’t just resign herself to being single—she enjoys it! Being single has had its stigmas, but Mandy proves it has its advantages too, and she uses wisdom and wit to inspire her fellow single ladies to celebrate and live fully in the life God has given them.

4. Ashtabula Covered Bridge Festival. This is in the Affordable Entertainment Guide in my book ~ Fresh Hope … Cleveland. (Google their site)

The festival is held the second full weekend in October. This year it will be held October 12 and 13. This year is the 30th anniversary of the festival! There are 18 bridges for you to enjoy via a driving tour. Take a picnic basket and make it a great afternoon!

5. Amish Country in Ohio~ This is in the Affordable Entertainment Guide in my book ~ Fresh Hope … Cleveland. (Google their site)

Fall is a great time to explore the unique culture of the Amish. Holmes County is home of the world’s largest Amish community. Enjoy beautiful scenery, visit an Amish farm, savor homemade foods and listen for the clip-clop of a buggy. Shop for handmade quilts, artwork and furniture in Millersburg, Berlin or Walnut Creek.

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

September 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

A Bit of Everything ~ More Resources to Help You!

~ More about my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland and other NEW resources to help you.

Summer’s about gone in Cleveland except it’s going to be  93 degrees here today. So summer has made a brief return. Labor Day has passed and you can’t wear white, yesterday was Grandparents Day, and today it’s National Boss/Employee Exchange Day – a day for employers and employees to see each other’s point of view. Wow!

As the kids head back to college (my niece and her boyfriend flew from Seattle to England for graduate school on Sunday) and life settles down a bit, I thought I’d share some very helpful people in the financial, medical, and spiritual realm. I’ll give you a bit of what they have to say and you can Google their websites. Some of them have products for sale, so that’s why I can’t provide a link for you. But, if you are interested, head on over to your Internet browser to get all the details.

Great Resources:

1. Financial: You can be a student without a student loan. You can buy a car or even a house with cash. Don’t let debt become a way of life.  Check out financial guru Dave Ramsey’s website. His Financial Peace Universities are offered around the country. The seminars are based on financial concepts Dave developed after losing it all. Classes are offered around the country so you can know how to manage your money and have confidence for the future.

2. Medical: Alzheimer’s disease affects almost 40 million people worldwide, including over 5 million Americans. One in 8 people over age 65 are afflicted with this devastating brain disease.  See Dr. Don Colbert, Dr. Oz, and Dr. Andrew Weil, Ph.D, all have websites. Learn more about them there. Dr. Weil also has a Ph.D. in biology and knows many natural remedies.

Dr. Eric Braverman is very knowledgable of spices and how to use them effectively. He also tries to get this patients off medication if possible and use herbs and such. He’s an extremely smart doctor (graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University and graduated with honor’s from NYU Medical School.) He is one of the foremost experts in Integrative Medicine, and recognizes the brain’s global impact on illness and health. He has a bend toward psychiatry so he knows a lot about Alzheimer’s disease and everything else under the sun! No kidding!

You’ll also like the book, The Drug Muggers. It’s all about how prescription drugs rob our bodies of valuable vitamins and minerals.

3. Spiritual: All of these folks practice what they preach. Joyce Meyer of Joyce Meyer Ministries is practical, wise, helpful, and very funny. Men and women love her messages. She has authored lots of wonderful books and she’s lived the experiences she shares with her audiences. You can request prayer on her website too. Today on Facebook she left this message:

“Don’t get stuck thinking that things will never change because the only thing that never changes is God.”

Joel Osteen is the pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston. He is a great encourager. He has a world-wide ministry and is the author of many books. I never miss one of his weekly broadcasts because he helps me set the right tone for my upcoming week. On this website and blog he said: “Today, know that what begging won’t do, praise will. Don’t be a beggar. Instead, be a believer. When you pray, switch over into praise which is what opens the door for God to act.”

Dr. Charles Stanley of In Touch Ministries. He’s like a caring and wise grandfather. Many great resources on his site. Dr. Stanley is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries. As a New York Times best-selling author, he demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs and provides Christ-centered biblically based principles for everyday life. He has a great broadcast every Saturday night on Trinity Broadcast Network at 8 p.m. and on several networks on Sunday mornings.

Max Lucado is not only a pastor and author many times over — writing about 100 books. He’s also considered America’s pastor. He has cards, stickers, small books, and all sorts of encouraging things that have been drawn up for purchase from his words of care and encouragement. In his tweet today he said this: The lesson we learn from Joseph (in the Bible) is surprisingly simple: do what pleases God. His new book You’ll Get through This is for everyone who is experiencing tough times. You can download the first chapter for FREE!

Odds-n-Ends:

If things in your life just aren’t working, here’s a short message from Joyce Meyer. Paste the link into your browser ~ you’ll want to hear it ~ Life’s Instruction Manual . http://bcove.me/xpjlrdzv

I have more but I’ll have to share that with you next time.

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

September 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

All About Hope ~ #3

All About HOPE … All About HOPE … All About HOPE … All About HOPE

HOPE: To wait for eagerly. ~(Merriam –Webster online dictionary)

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 July 31: HOPE doesn’t worry about any roadblocks ahead but instead remains positive and full of can-do power!
August 1: HOPE lifts you up and replaces those scared feelings deep inside with this thought: It’s Possible!
August 2: HOPE can shine in your heart even when there’s just peanut butter and jelly in the cupboard!
August 3: HOPE allows you to live victoriously and with joy until the answers come.
August 4: When doubts filled my mind, your comfort (GOD) gave me renewed HOPE and cheer. Psalm 94:19
 August 5: HOPE helps you look and feel your best every day.
 August 6: HOPE always believes the best.

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~ More about my book Fresh Hope …. Cleveland.

The messages above are some of the Messages of HOPE I have been leaving on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter every day since July 10, 2013.

Today it’s the day after Labor Day and as I read all of these Messages of HOPE, I feel all of them capture the essence of HOPE. Some of them speak in everyday language, but all of them talk about lifting you up out of your circumstances and into a place — a state of mind called HOPE.

What do you put your HOPE in ~ What’s your anchor in difficult times? Leave a comment. I’d love to know!

Make it a good day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

September 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment


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