Find Merida, Yucatan On A Map Of Mexico And Get Ready For Some Sunday Cycling

Many people would have trouble finding Merida, Mexico on a map but this city of around a million people in Yucatan State, Mexico is truly a hidden gem. You have to experience it yourself to really understand why, but the city is bustling with all sorts of activities like the Bici-Ruta (or Sunday bicycle route).

Merida’s main boulevard, Paseo de Montejo is closed to cars on Sunday mornings and turns into a fitness frenzy as the people of Merida (and some tourists) ride skateboards, bicycle, walk, or jog up this beautiful boulevard in the amazing state of Yucatan, Mexico. A map is not necessary either as the route is well-marked and most of it runs straight up the Paseo. There are many bike rentals as well setup along the Paseo on Sundays for the cycling route. I believe I paid around 20 pesos an hour to rent the bike and it was a new bike in great condition!

Find Merida, Yucatan On A Map Of Mexico And Get Ready For Some Sunday Cycling

If you want to see Merida, Mexico on Google Maps: Merida, Mexico on Google Maps

Lemon Quinoa with Dates

Lemon Quinoa Recipe with Dates – An Easy and Healthy Snack

Lemon Quinoa with Dates

A quick nutrient shot for your body and easy to prepare. A great way to incorporate vitamins and minerals into a snack!

Lemon Quinoa Recipe with Dates contains only 4 ingredients, all healthy!!

Recipe

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 to 1 lemon
Handful of Dates

Boil water, add quinoa. Simmer and cover for 10-15 minutes
Let cool slightly, add freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Top with a handful of dates.

Nutritional Value

Quinoa is high in protein, dietary fiber, several B vitamins and dietary minerals.
Lemons are very high in vitamin C. Lemons also contain citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber.
Dates are high in fiber and potassium. They also contain copper, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin.

Read about the nutritional value and history of quinoa

Great snack

Lemon Quinoa Recipe with dates is a great nutritious snack loaded with many essential vitamins and minerals. With only 4 healthy ingredients, this lemon quinoa recipe is simple to make. It is also easy to take with you as a snack on the run.

What is Fibromyalgia and How My Fibromyalgia Natural Treatment Worked!

fibromyalgia natural treatment

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

I felt seriously awful for a few years! Unexplained muscle pain, fatigue, depression, just a general sense of not being well. Doctors could not figure it out even with a battery of tests and all sorts of blood work

It took a while, but I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia. (Fibromyalgia Wikipedia page) Where to go from here? My doctor let me know that there were medications available, but from his experience, a lot of people got better by simply altering their eating habits and lifestyle.

fibromyalgia natural treatment

Food Allergies

I had a sneaking suspicion that my Fibromyalgia was strongly linked to what I was eating. My fibromyalgia natural treatment started by cutting known allergens from my diet such as wheat, gluten, caffeine, dairy, potatoes, and corn.

It didn’t happen overnight, but I slowly began feeling better with my new diet. I later had a food allergy test done which confirmed most of my suspicions and allowed me to further tweak the foods I was eating. I now had some positive results, but wanted to go even further with my fibromyalgia natural treatment.

fibromyalgia natural treatment

Exercise

My doctor also wanted to make sure that I was exercising regularly. It didn’t matter what I was doing and it didn’t need to be very intense, it just had to be daily or almost daily. To get the body into a healthy routine and use it every day as it was designed. Exercise was going to be the second part of my fibromyalgia natural treatment.

Sleep

The next step in my fibromyalgia natural treatment was to deal with sleep. Fibromyalgia is definitely related to fatigue and if you are not sleeping properly you will not get better. I had already eliminated caffeine as a possible allergen and this also helped me fall asleep easier at night.

Fibromyalgia Natural Treatment Without Drugs

Pharmaceutical companies will want you to believe that you need medicine to get better. This is not true, at least not in my case. I took no drugs…

fibromyalgia natural treatment

I believe fibromyalgia was a wake up sign being sent by my body. Some major changes were in order if I wanted to feel good again. It seems too simple to work, but it did and I am living proof. Sure I still have some bad days and my lifestyle/food changes will probably have to be for the rest of my life, but I feel so much better after having implemented these changes:

Four Step Fibromyalgia Natural Treatment

  1. Cut out all primary known food allergens (wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, caffeine, potatoes) – these generally do nothing positive for your body anyways and I found my biggest gains with this step
  2. Get a food allergy test done and cut everything else that you have an intolerance for. Yes I know what are you going to eat? I eat vegetables, fruits, meat, fish and seeds
  3. Exercise daily – it does not need to be intense, just enough to get your body moving for at least 15 minutes
  4. Go to bed earlier, cut out caffeine and make sure getting a good night sleep is a priority

There are a few further steps to really tighten up your new fibromyalgia natural treatment, but I will save these for a further post after you have mastered the first four!