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Tea & Para-Sympathy ~ Ways To Improve Your GI Tract With FMS

May 15

Our Autonomic Nervous System is split into two parts, the sympathetic nervous sytstem and the parasympathetic nervous system.  Simply stated (very simply stated), the SNS has to do with activity/getting you ready for action/fight or flight, and the PNS has to do with relaxation/rest.  Guess which one is hyper active in the person with FMS?  YUUUP! You guessed it.  The SNS is on overdrive while the PNS is sluggish, sometimes extremely so.

parasympathetic Around four years ago I noticed there were times when I felt like the food I ate was not completely digesting.  It seemed to sit high up in my chest and set in my throat.  I’m sure that’s not exactly what was happening, it’s the only way I can describe how it felt.  For me, this is one of my FMS symptoms.  You see, digestion has to do with the PNS and when that’s moving at a snails’ pace, all your food is not digesting.

 How Improving your GI tract improves fibromyalgia

Oh, the many wondrous and exciting adventures in Fibromyalgia Land!  There is no ‘cure’ for the GI problems we experience, but there are ways to minimize the severity.  Do your best not to eat processed foods, in the healthiest of GI tracts this type of food is difficult for the body to break down, so….for us…you know.  Cut consumption of white four and sugar, and always~ ALWAYS listen to what your body is telling you.  We are fearfully and wonderfully made, the human body has amazing alarm systems in place.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bombs (GF)

~1 cup chunky peanut butter

~3/4 cup raw organic unfiltered honey

~1 egg

~1 1/2 tsp baking powder

~1 tsp vanilla

~1/3 cup ground flax seed

~3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients in mixer until combined.  Drop spoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheet.  Flatten out slightly by pressing down with spoon, these babies DON’T spread.  Bake for approx. 10-15 min depending on how done you like them.


sympathetic vs. parasympathetic

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  • Reply Deborah Brooks May 18 at 8:16 am

    You had me a pnb and chocolate! Yum. Thanks for linking up with us today for Meatless Monday.

    • Reply kristine May 18 at 9:00 am

      Ha! Ha! Thank you Deborah! And your welcome 🙂

  • Reply Tina Muir May 18 at 9:26 am

    I like the sound of this Kristine! My kinda thing! Thanks so much for linking up with us today 🙂

    • Reply kristine May 18 at 9:44 am

      Thanks Tina, its hard to find anyone who doesn’t like pb and chocolate!

  • Reply Deborah Davis May 19 at 7:25 pm

    What a healthy and delicious dessert! Peanut butter and chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combinations. Thank you for sharing your amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bombs (GF) with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! I am pinning and sharing!

  • Reply Deborah Davis May 19 at 7:28 pm

    Oops! A Correction: I am delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bombs recipe with us on the Plant-based Potluck Party. I appreciate it.

  • Reply Merlinda Little May 20 at 9:19 am

    Looks easy and yummy and I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER! #sharewithme

  • Reply kristine May 20 at 9:46 am

    Thank you Merlinda! It is RIDICULOUSLY easy! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Reply Alexandra - dontcallmestepmummy May 20 at 1:24 pm

    I found this very interesting, my husband is always telling me I need to get checked, but I just mosey on. I eat mostly gluten free anyway and low GI so in theory it wouldn’t make much difference knowing would it? Denial much? haha, very good read. Thanks for sharing #sharewithme

  • Reply kristine May 20 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Alexandra! Thanks for the compliment, I would listen to hubby though. Best to rule out possibilities, but its a huge pain in a** I know! Took me years to get to the doctor, but in the end I’m glad I did. Good peace of mind. Best of luck 🙂

  • Reply Share the Food and Fun at the Plant-based Potluck Party Link Up #46 May 20 at 6:36 pm

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  • Reply Debi May 23 at 9:29 am

    These look Yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  • Reply Red May 23 at 10:42 am

    Your welcome, thank you Debi 🙂

  • Reply Jenny May 26 at 11:59 am

    These sound yummy. Good to get checked out just to be sure. Never hurts for a second opinion or even a third too. lol 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round #sharewithme

  • Reply Red May 26 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks Jenny! Will be there 🙂

  • Reply Miz Helen May 27 at 7:18 am

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Reply Red May 27 at 9:14 am

      Your welcome Miz Helen, thank you 🙂

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