Thursday, August 19, 2010

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome


I have been dealing with some serious wrist pain lately.  Actually having a hard time holding onto the bicycle handlebars.

I noticed it a few weeks ago after some long hours in the garden.

My husband kept suggesting that I had carpel tunnel.  Nah…not me!

Well, after experiencing burning, tingling, numbing and loss of grip….okay….maybe I need to look at this!

I face painted for about 100 kids today and dropped my brush, getting red face paint on my white Sparkles shirt.  I thought this was a fluke until it happened again another 3-4 times.  What in the world is wrong with me? I NEVER drop my brush!

I have been all over the internet researching this debilitating syndrome.

I have found something called the Carpel Tunnel Solution.  It looks promising, as I really don’t want to have to go the surgery route.

Has anyone experienced relief from their Carpel Tunnel?

I would love to hear about your solutions.


Eating OmegaPlex, BioTools and MNS for inflammation control,

Drinking Spark for focus,

Waiting for  you to send me your Carpel Tunnel thoughts!


Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili
Here's a tasty chili recipe that will bring about some tummy warming on a cold winters day.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Celtic or Himalayan salt (or to taste)
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 2 red peppers (diced)
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (seeded and diced fine)
  • 3 garlic cloves (peeled and minced)
  • 3 (28 ounce cans whole tomatoes (chopped fine)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • 1 (15 ounce can kidney beans (drained)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans (drained)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans (drained)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn (drained)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the onions, seasonings with bay leaves, and salt. Stir until onion is clear in color.
  3. Then stir in celery, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers and garlic.
  4. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes. Then add beans and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
  7. Stir in corn, and it is ready to serve following a huge salad, along with some hearty, whole grain bread.

We love this recipe in our house.  Even on a summer evening it fills the hunger machine!

Eat healthy and stay Sparked UP!


    Tuesday, August 17, 2010

    Out sick

    Since I posted last I have been in bed sick.  The down side to burning the candle both ends!

    After the Buick Open event I had to go home and lie down. I was exhausted. Well, that last 2 days as I was completely worn out.

    I spent 2 days sleeping and getting well. But it has taken me a week to actually feel well enough to get back on the bike.

    I rode yesterday, worked out with the free weights and stabalizer ball and still can't seem to keep my heart rate under 160! I was feeling nauseated, ears ringing, and just wanted to go to sleep. Common when my heart rate gets up too high.

    So, guess I will be taking it easy this week.

    How is your workout coming?

    Spark has been my friend this week,


    Wednesday, August 4, 2010

    Buick Open Classic

    I was invited to the Buick Open Classic…or at least that’s what they called it last year.  GM has pulled out and now it’s called something else, but never-the-less I was invited to set up an Advocare booth.
    I spent the day yesterday Sparking up the staff at The Jewel in Grand Blanc, MI.
    They were raving about our Lemonade Spark…the one that Drew Brees, Quarter Back for the Saints drinks.  It tastes soooo incredibly yummy!
    After a full day of being with that awesome staff I went home to prepare for an early rise to be at The Jewel by 7am to greet the Pro Am golfers with some Spark.
    They hit the registration table then came to see me to get some cutting edge mental clarity and focus for the game.  I mixed the Spark with some Rehydrate as well to give them hydration for their game.  They were very thankful and many purchased product that I had on hand.
    I had the opportunity to meet some great people and get great product in them!  I’ll be interested to find out how they did at the game!
    Brett Quigley, the PGA Pro Golfer is one of our unpaid endorsers and he uses:
    What Brett
    says about
    AdvoCare products:
      "I travel more than 30 weeks a year playing professional golf, and Rehydrate is an integral part of my routine."
    Career Highlights:
    • 2006 Barclays Classic (T3)
    • 2004 US Bank Championship (T2)
    • 2001 Classic champion
    • 1996 Nike Classic champion
    • 1987 US Junior Amateur champion
    Too Cool!  Stay Sparked UP!