Working on recovery…

Posted September 8, 2018 by angelvalerie
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Chronic fatigue is a funny thing. It means that your body has been producing too much cortisol (our stress hormone) and too much adrenalin (our survival response hormone) for too long. One of the first steps in addressing it is to reduce stress.

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What the future holds…

Posted July 18, 2018 by angelvalerie
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Triathlon keeps me sane. There is good research to show that high intensity exercise helps to reduce cortisol levels in the brain. Cortisol is the stress hormone. If I have a hard day at work, coming home and being able to swim, ride or run helps me stay in a good spot.

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On the concept of rest…

Posted July 8, 2018 by angelvalerie
Categories: Health and wellness, The power of reflection

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So, I usually like to have a photo…however the new Apple photos app that came out last update is rather hopeless. I cannot seem to find any way of opening up the folders to add photos. I’m afraid you will have to manage with just writing.

Given the diagnosis of chronic fatigue, and consequent rest enforced I thought I would update you on how that is going. After all, I was training for triathlon up to 20 hours some weeks.

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Yet more on the diagnosis front…

Posted May 25, 2018 by angelvalerie
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After more tests, it seems that the doctor came up with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and NCGS (non coeliac gluten sensitivity – yes, it is a thing!). Initially she wanted to start me on more drugs, including an antidepressant that has good pain management qualities, and an analgesic. I attempted the first, got hell sick and quit after 3 days. I never even started on the second.

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Getting a diagnosis…

Posted April 22, 2018 by angelvalerie
Categories: Goals, Health and wellness

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The story goes like this: this is a photo of a door that is closed. Yes, it is closed and therefore works. However, it is not aligned, you can see that the corner does not completely line up with the door jamb. So, it is broken. The question is what is out of alignment, the door (did it bow?) or the door jamb (is it not square?)? You cannot fix the problem until you know what caused it.

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On moderation…

Posted April 4, 2018 by angelvalerie
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I recently read this post from a blogger I follow… I thought it was so good that it was worth sharing. Why the photo of food? Because Jules blogs about food. In fact, I have gifted her online cooking schools to friends in the past. If you want to find simple, healthy meals, go check out her site.

Meanwhile, here is what she wrote on moderation… (reposted with Jules’ permission).
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On silence and withdrawing…

Posted March 15, 2018 by angelvalerie
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So over the last 2 years I have posted less and less. In my head I have drafted many posts, but they have not made it to the printed word. Part of the reason for this is that it appears I have chronic fatigue. For 2 years I have been getting slower and slower, withdrawing more and more due to fatigue.
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