Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stomach acid

Did U know...

Excess stomach acid production can lead to upset stomach, acid indigestion, abdominal pain, bloating or intestinal problems. Many people experience acid reflux or heartburn problems when the stomach produces too much acid. It can become a serious problem when gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, develops, causing frequent bouts of heartburn or acid indigestion. Changing YOUR di
et or lifestyle can help reduce or eliminate excess stomach acid.

Things that help contribute to excess stomach acids are.

Large meals







Common foods that cause excess acid production include fatty or fried foods, tomato-based products, citrus fruits, garlic and onions.

WE need to be aware of what WE are eating and when WE are eating. I guess what I mean is do NOT eat and then lay down!

Remember to wear loose clothing this will NOT put pressure on the abdomen.

Remember the picture I put up about Acidic/Alkaline?

WE need to eat more alkaline!
Push the vegetables especially the green ones!

I was diagnosed with GERD and IBS when I was 20.

I took the pills only about 2 months before I realized I was NOT taking a pill everyday for something I could change with diet.
So I changed MY diet and got rid of the pills!
I am 44 now and I still do NOT take stomach pills!

Please be aware foods are causing health issues!
Change is hard I know... but small change is better than NO change! And IF pain and discomfort is less or gone isn't it worth it!

U are worth it!

♥ Cindy


I hope Today was a good day for ALL of U.
For ME... I have been putting off going through things that need to be addressed or dealt with... It seems I tend to procrastinate when papers need to be sorted and dealt with. I always use the same excuse! I will do it as soon as I can focus better because I want to read some of the paperwork. So MY way of dealing with these papers is I put them in a big rubber maid container which I forget to dump over and look through. I find when I do decide to go through it I get overwhelmed and don't want to do it. I never use to procrastinate but since Fibromyalgia everything has changed as far as structured discipline. So I play a continuous endless cycle with myself. I dump the container, I look through some information, I get overwhelmed, I pick the stuff back up and close the container. YES! U might be thinking why don't U put it in a file cabinet? Good question because I do have one in MY bed room. The problem is when I file stuff away it goes literally away. I forget to ever go back and look at it again.
So important things are forgotten and then discarded when retrieved. I have an endless assortment of organizational products but they do NOT seem to help this issue! I have the greatest of intentions but I always seem to forget to keep going back through MY papers!
Do any of U have issues with sorting papers!
I use to be so organized that I couldn't allow myself to have anything out of order and NOW... let's leave it at NOW
I am curious to see IF any of U are as scattered with papers as I am! ♥ Cindy

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Did U know Cucumbers have....
Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, and Anti-cancer benefits.
It is TRUE!
They also reduce inflammation. They are 90% water!
Cucumbers are natural cooling agents and they are great for ALL skin conditions. Great for swelling under the eyes!
I personally LOVE cucumbers! IF U do NOT eat them please consider trying to. They are another great source for getting our water intake! Just think they are 90% water :) ♥ Cindy

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Did U know....
Zinc deficiency can cause dandruff!
YES... it is true!
Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a role in many of our body's functions, including metabolism and how our body catalyzes enzymes. The nutrient is also vital to the healthy upkeep of our neurological and immune systems and the structure of our cells' membranes. A deficiency of zinc can cause a number of physical symptoms, including the flaking of the scalp referred to as dandruff.
I grew up knowing Head N Shoulders shampoo was great for dry scalp... I didn't know until I got older it was because of the zinc.
A thing to remember is that using a zinc shampoo to fight and prevent dandruff does NOT offer the same benefits as taking zinc orally through foods or vitamin supplementation. It is also important to know that using a zinc shampoo does NOT boost your immune function or reverse neurological impairment, both of which may be signs of a zinc deficiency.

Eating a diet rich in zinc can help prevent and resolve dandruff. Adding the mineral to your meals, as well as omega-3 fatty acids and other vitamins, can help build up a healthy scalp that is less prone to itching and flaking. Zinc is naturally present in animal proteins, including pork, beef, poultry, oysters and crab meat. Vegetarians can protect their scalp by including baked beans, chickpeas, cheddar cheese and a variety of nuts in their diet. Peanuts, almonds and cashews are among some of the best ways to get zinc into your diet.

I get MY zinc from pumpkin seeds (raw) IF roasted U lose the health benefits. Also, garlic, sesame seeds and dark chocolate are great zinc sources....

Please NOTE.....

Zinc deficiency is not the only cause of dandruff. Stress, yeast infections of the scalp and sensitivity to hair care products can also contribute to the flaking of skin on your scalp.

IF U are taking zinc or your levels are good and U are also using a zinc product shampoo and U are still noticing symptoms Please contact a DR......
♥ Cindy

Sunday, June 17, 2012



I pause, stop and think

What MY day will be like
I pause to see how I feel
I stop to get control of MY feelings
I think about what I am going to do to help myself


I wish, hope and dream
What tomorrow will be like
I wish for answers of the unknown
I hope for NO more pain
I dream of helping others


I give thanks, pray, and wait
What GOD will give
I give thanks for helping ME through the day
I pray for strength and guidance
I wait for another day

Copyright © Cindy K Bremer
June 17, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I want to

I may NOT tell U

I may NOT tell U I hurt all the time…. But I do

I may NOT tell U I am scared…. But I am

I may NOT tell U…. But I want to

I may NOT tell U I am sad…. But I am

I may NOT tell U I am lonely…. But I am

I may NOT tell U …. But I want to

I may NOT tell U I am tired…. But I am
I may NOT tell U I am angry…. But I am

I may NOT tell U…. But I want to

I may NOT tell U I cry…. But I do
I may NOT tell U I pretend…. But I do

I may NOT tell U…. But I want to

I may NOT tell U I feel worthless…. But I do
I may NOT tell U I am different…. But I am

I may NOT tell U…. But I want to

I may NOT tell U I yell…. But I do
I may NOT tell U I feel empty…. But I do

I may NOT tell U…. But I want to

I may NOT tell U I feel crazy…. But I do
I may NOT tell U I miss things…. But I do

I may NOT tell U…. But I want to

I may NOT tell U I feel lost…. But I do
I may NOT tell U I miss ME…. But I do

I may NOT tell U…. But I want to

Copyright © Cindy K Bremer
June 12, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012


WE may NOT be able to see Tomorrow,
but WE can't let Today determine Tomorrow!
BE GOOD to yourselves ♥ Cindy


Sorry I haven't been around much!
I seem to be having some very BAD luck :(
It is OK though because it all just adds up to another day.
Are any of U taking Probiotics?
IF NOT please consider this especially IF U are having a lot of stomach problems or Gastroenteritis issues.  Because of food, chemicals and pollutants the intestinal tract becomes full of bacteria and the intestinal lining becomes damaged and weakened. This permits undigested food particles, disease-causing bacteria, and potentially toxic molecules, to pass directly through the weakened cell membranes and quickly spread throughout the rest of the body. When this happens, toxins pass through the intestinal walls into the bloodstream and are carried to the liver. The liver becomes over-worked in an effort to detoxify this increased load of toxins. To make matters worse, these toxins which are circulating in our blood stream activate antibodies and cause irritation and inflammation throughout other parts of the body plus a host of other distressing symptoms. In addition, it causes oxidative damage which speeds up the aging process. It becomes what is more commonly called leaky gut syndrome.

Symptoms associated with leaky gut syndrome include:
abdominal pain,
chronic joint and muscle pain,
gas, indigestion, bloating,
constipation, diarrhea,
brain fog, confusion, mood swings,
nervousness, skin rashes, extreme fatigue,
shortness of breath, aggression, and poor memory etc.

Did U know 70% of our immune system is located in the G I tract?
It is TRUE....
Nearly all disease starts in our G I tract!

Probiotics go into our intestinal tract and replace bad bacteria with good bacteria. Because of all the medicines WE are prescribed our intestinal tract is off balance with good bacteria and bad bacteria. Our lining is destroyed and more health issues arise! Probiotics go into our intestinal tract and make things balance out and help our digestion get back on tract.
IF U haven't taken Probiotics please consider this especially IF U are taking a lot of medicine!

Just think of your liver as a filter and the filter is plugged with all kinds of toxins.... WE need to clean the filter in order for it to run properly.... So WE need to clean up our G I tract so the Liver can clean itself out to filter the blood... Otherwise WE are just rotating all kinds of bacteria throughout our bodies!

On a personal note.... IF any of this doesn't make sense I have a migraine and I am blaming the FIBRO for MY miscommunication skills Today ;) ♥ Cindy


Is it TOMORROW yet?
This is all I have been saying to myself all day!
I over did it with walking and both of MY fractured feet are swollen and I am back to NOT being able to walk. I have to wait to see another Specialist because MY DR doesn't understand why they are NOT healing and everything is blamed on Fibro.
I do NOT want any of U to ever think I am NOT angry, disappointed, discouraged or full of despair at times... Because I am! I do try MY best to keep a positive attitude and I do push myself through everything Fibro throws at ME. I find it ridiculous that the medical field has NO idea how to help ME. I am NOT saying there are NOT great DR'S out there but as soon as they hear the words Fibromyalgia I am classified under other thoughts.
OK I am done venting... I hope ALL of U are doing good!
Remember WE are ALL in this together just different levels of different issues of different pain on different days.
BE GOOD to yourselves. ♥ Cindy

Monday, June 4, 2012

ME and FIBRO talk

ME and FIBRO had a talk.

I am bigger than U, stronger than U, and faster than U.
I can knock U down anytime I want to. I sit back and wait for U to find something that makes U happy and then I destroy it. I know when U are building your strength and I like to see U fall apart when I take your strength from U. I play hide N seek with U all day long. I watch U when U cry and wait for U to rebuild your encouragement only to destroy it after U are back on your feet again. I watch U watch others. I see your disappointment, jealousy and yearning to be able to do what they do. I listen to U as U pray for help, understanding and relief. I wait for U to try yet another strategy to defeat ME. I am your shadow everywhere U go. I sit and wait to press your buttons and make your moods explode all over the place. I love it when U feel like a fool. I love going to the store and watching U stress yourself out because U can’t remember what U need. I love making your mind go chaotic when U are beyond exhausted. I am always with U even when the sun is shining brightly outside. I like how U think U are doing better and U might even be happy. I step in then out of the shadows and fill U with despair and longing memories of yesterday. I listen to your wishes and wait to embark pain so severely on those days that U can’t participate or enjoy the day.
I have no plans of leaving U. I am intrigued by your strong willpower and I enjoy the game we play with each other. My only request of U is that U keep trying to get rid of ME.

OH FIBRO, Yes U do knock ME down and U do destroy a lot of my happiness. I can’t disagree that U take MY strength away and destroy MY encouragement I try so hard to build. I do get stressed over the hide N seek game U play with ME. I hate it when U come out of nowhere and knock ME off my feet. I am jealous, disappointed and yearnful of things I can’t do anymore. I do long for understanding and relief. I know U are in my shadows because I feel U everywhere I go. I too am watching and waiting to see if U will destroy another activity I am looking forward to. I can’t disagree with U on MY mood swings. I seem to lose control very easily when severe pain is upon ME. I so hate how U make MY mind keep going nonstop and I can’t get the rest I so desperately need. I do get frustrated when I go shopping and forget what I need and have to do another trip to the store. I hate how MY memory comes and goes and the stress this embarks on my body. I am very sad over yesterday and all the things I use to be able to do. I hate that I have to ask for help now. I hate that the pain U give ME is so horrendous that I am overwhelmed with darkness, despair and isolation. I do know that U have NO intentions of leaving ME willingly. I do know U like to watch ME suffer. I do know U love this game U play with ME. I know U believe U have taken everything I ever wanted, needed or ever hoped for away from ME. I want U to know I am NEVER giving up on getting rid of U. I do NOT care if U knock ME down every day because I am going to get right back up again and again. I hope U think I am giving up just so I can prove MY point to U that I am NOT giving up. I do know U will knock ME down and I do know U will fill ME with so much despair that some days will seem so dark. I do know this game U like to play with ME might go on for years or possibly the rest of MY life. Yes, this does make ME sad! I want U to know that every day U play your game I am going to PRAY, WISH and HOPE for healing. I want U to know I am going to keep trying to find a way to make U go away. FIBRO I only want to leave U with one other thought about this game.
Keep playing your game with ME but U can’t have MY FAITH because that belongs to MY Father.
By the way FIBRO do U know MY Father?
HIS name is GOD!

Copyright © Cindy K Bremer
June 4, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Why U need to drink your water!
Every cell in your body needs water from head to toe. That is why it is so important to drink enough fluids. For example, the brain consists of 90% of water, if you do not supply enough water to your body, your brain cannot function well, and you will get a headache or migraine. So, next time, if you feel fatigue and a headache coming on, it may be the sign of dehydration.
PLEASE drink your water!
♥ Cindy

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Today is a frustrating day....
It is raining and then it is NOT raining.
I am cold and then I am hot.
I have energy and yet nothing is getting done.
And the day just started :(
OH WELL! I just decided I am going to make homemade vegetable soup :) just thinking about it fixes my frustrations!
Hope EVERYBODY is doing good Today! ♥ Cindy

This was earlier around 11 AM.....

Friday, June 1, 2012

GOD knows

“GOD knows your value; HE sees your potential. You may not understand everything you are going through right now. But hold your head up high, knowing that GOD is in control and HE has a great plan and purpose for your life. Your dreams may not have turned out exactly as you’d hoped, but the bible says that GOD’S ways are better and higher than our ways, even when everybody else rejects you, remember, GOD stands before you with HIS arms open wide. HE always accepts you. HE always confirms your value. GOD sees your two good moves! You are HIS prized possession. No matter what you go through in life, no matter how many disappointments you suffer, your value in GOD'S eyes always remains the same. You will always be the apple of HIS eye. HE will never give up on you, so don’t give up on yourself.”
~Joel Osteen