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tips for dealing with the heat with MS

tips for dealing with the heat with MS

I’m hibernating for the summer. For most people with MS heat is very difficult. It causes fatigue and muscle weakness, spasms and it basically exacerbates all your current symptoms. They make a cooling vest but let me explain what this thing is. First it’s a vest that comes up to your waist so if closed will nicely accentuate your hips not very flattering. Second it’s this light brown/tan color that is just plain ugly. Third the vest has something like…

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Forks over Knives Watermelon Basil Ice

Forks over Knives Watermelon Basil Ice

Good morning. Summer is coming and I thought it’s time to put out summer recipes. Having MS, by eating something cold, it helps keep my body from overheating. I also am a big fan of frozen grapes in the summer. Just put the grapes in the freezer and enjoy. The middle becomes like an ice or slushy. This recipe below is simple, quick and refreshing.  I got this recipe from Forks Over Knives. Watermelon Basil Ice Ingredients 6 cups fresh…

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Bears hibernate in the winter, MS patients hibernate in the summer

Bears hibernate in the winter, MS patients hibernate in the summer

Got a wake up call the other day. We went from a comfortable 60° in New York up to  82° overnight.  Silly me, didn’t think anything of it and opened all the windows.  I have roughly 7 windows in my apartment that I opened, well I should say my daughter before she left.  Normally there’s a nice cross breeze in my apartment, but that takes wind. I live upstairs, heat rises, no wind, so no cross breeze and by 2:00 it…

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