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Exercise for Myasthenia Gravis: a necessity not a luxury

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Exercise: a necessity not a luxury.
If I saw this post a year ago, I would never have clicked on it. I was always tired and felt like a barely made it through the day. When people traditionally talk about exercise routines words like 'sweat' 'pushing the limits' 'weight loss' 'body building' jump to mind. While most chronic Warriors would love to engage in this type of exercise, it is unrealistic for the majority of us. A regular exercise routine has helped me to improve my health, therefore I wanted to share my insight with you. 

Suffering from Myasthenia Gravis, exercise can sometimes be seen as contradictory. In short, the strain on our voluntary muscles makes them weaker. However, we still need our muscles to move and engage in life or we risk becoming complete couch potatoes. Therefore a guided balance is needed.




Literature notes the following benefits of exercise therapy for chronic diseases:123
-Improving muscle strength without having detrimental e…

Banana Bread - Gluten & Dairy free

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Banana Bread

It's that time of the year where many are jumping on the health bandwagon, thanks to new year resolutions. It's likely that there are a few bananas are starting to see their last days. Below is my Moms quick and easy banana bread with a gluten, dairy free twist.

Ingredients:

4 big ripe bananas
120 g lactose-free margarine
150 g coconut sugar
2 eggs
10 ml of lemon juice
500 ml gluten-free flour
5 ml salt
5 ml bicarb30ml
30 ml soya/almond milk (or water)

Method:

Mash the bananas in a bowl.
Cream the margarine and sugar. Add the eggs, lemon juice, bananas and milk to this mixture.
Sift the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Grease one loaf tin.
Bake at 180 for 50 minutes.

Go Bananas and enjoy!