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I can’t speak for others and I know it sounds like pure quackery, but getting outdoors does the most amazing things for me.

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  1. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

    While I wish they wouldn’t dress things up in pretend medical language, I think the main reason that I’m still alive despite the severity of some of my Crohn’s flares is that I’m such an outdoors person! It’s the simple pleasure of it, the peace and tranquillity, the wonder of wildlife, the joy of changing seasons and the hope it brings me ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Sorry to hear about the Crohnโ€™s issue; I’ve been battling cancer of one form or another since 2013 (still ongoing), so I can empathize with your medical plight.

      I think they dress them up in fancy words so the traditional medical establishment will take them seriously, though more and more open-minded doctors are more tolerant toward non-traditional alternatives as time goes on.

      I walk every day, for both exercise and to clear my head. A camera of some sort is always with me, to record what I see and to share it with others.

      I credit my time outdoors with helping to keep me from getting sick when others are laid low by bugs their kids bring home from school.

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    2. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

      Respect and strength to you Mitch! I have a few great specialist consultants who really believe in treating the whole of the individual, the holistic approach. I’ve always said that they’re not alternative but complimentary ๐Ÿ™‚ The trouble with illnesses like ours is the moment you get them under control in one place they come back in another! Being immune compromised I really feel that the outdoor life helps in cutting down on the infections I get, especially through winter! I take lots of probiotics too. I also always have a camera with me ๐Ÿ™‚ I just take one day at a time but I try to do as much as I can on the good days and really live the life that I have! Often the simple pleasures of the natural world are the most priceless ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a good weekend!

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    3. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Completely agree. I’ve been hitting the probiotics myself in recent days, since ending my last batch of antibiotics due to surgery procedures. I’m hoping with this latest round of procedures that things will finally settle down after nearly three years of one medical crisis after another. I’m certainly tired of it.

      You have a good weekend, too!

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    4. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

      Oh I do hope so for you Mitch!! It’s so tiring and frustrating going through years and years of medical and surgical treatment, never really knowing when it will all get anywhere near back to normal. There are a number of foods that are good prebiotics that can be a real boost to the system after lots of antibiotics! Doing pre and probiotics together has been very successful in maintenance treatment for people with ulcerative colitis. Good luck with the continuing recovery ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. LaNae

    Yup. I agree. Mount Rainier National Park posted a beautiful picture of the mountain on their Facebook page yesterday along with this quote, which really resonated with me: “”Parks are the dietetics of the soulโ€”a refuge. a place to regain spiritual balance and find strength and, if needed, a place of resignation from a turbulent world without.โ€ Richard Lieber

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    1. lauramacky

      Oh wow…I think I remember something about you saying that? I hope you’re feeling much better Mitch. I think we are very close to getting out. I want to go to Pt. Reyes!!

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    2. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Can’t see your image — SmugMug wants me to login… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Yes, my wife is the one with the glasses and visor cap; the one with the dreads is my much younger sister. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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