The Miami Dolphins drafted McNeal as a defensive back in 1980. McNeal played in two Super Bowls with the Dolphins: Super Bowl XVII in January 1983 and Super Bowl XIX in January 1985. He retired at the end of the 1989 season having played his entire pro career with the Dolphins.
Diagnosis With Multiple Sclerosis
14 Years ago, Don was diagnosed with MS. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The cause of MS is still unknown. Scientists believe that a combination of environmental and genetic factors contribute to the risk of developing MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.
After being active and living an athletic lifestyle, the disease has severely hampered Don physically, but a born fighter, he continues to progress and after being introduced to Aleafiate CBD by his wife, he has begun to see change the way he physically and mentally approached each day. We had the chance to sit with Don and ask him about his experience with Aleafiate.
Our Interview With Don
We asked Don,
What has your general fitness been like after your diagnosis?
The diagnosis changed my life drastically. I ride an exercise bike for about 15 minutes a day, but it does zap my energy. It’s difficult for me to get down on my knees, but I make myself at least 3 days during the week to do sit ups. Considering the fact that I’ve had MS as long as I have, and I can’t do physically a lot of things, I still work to keep myself mobile, however my weight is still down from my playing weight when I was with the Dolphins.
What brought you to CBD as a solution?
After my wife spoke with Rickey, she decided that that may be good for me. She tells me all the time, one thing that the Aleafiate CBD oil did for me, was that it helps keep my demeanor calmer! I know sometimes I can be a little hard-headed, but this has helped me to be a little bit calmer and more reasonable. My wife gives me the Aleafiate CBD oil first thing in the morning when I wake up. That seems to be a way of directing my day. I also suffer from time to time with back pain. The CBD oil helps in that respect as well in relieving the inflammation that has caused the pain. The use of CBD doesn’t really change my physical routine, but it just made me feel better going into my day.
What is your ‘go to’ Aleafiate CBD product?
I like the Aleafiate CBD oil. I put it under my tongue and hold it for 20 to 30 seconds and then swallow it, that seems to be the one I like the best as it has a full range of symptom relief and is how I start each day.
Is there anything in particular that you would like to tell everyone about your journey of discovery with CBD or the Aleafiate CBD?
The journey has been great, but I’ve also been able to talk to friends about it. Now I’ve got them interested in trying the product. I truly feel that using this product has changed how I feel and how I am able to accomplish getting through each day.
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Hot Bath and Heating Pad
Studies have shown that heat therapy such as hot baths or heating pads may help reduce cramps. Heat therapy aids in relaxing the uterus muscles, which helps reduce inflammation during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Also, research suggests that heat therapy aids in increasing blood flow in the body. When blood circulation increases, oxygen, and nutrients levels also increase to help heal the inflamed area, which reduces menstrual cramps.
Research has shown that exercise can help reduce menstrual cramps. Exercise aids in warming up the body includes the uterus muscle. When a person works out the body, this helps loosen muscle tension, which helps relieve menstrual cramps. Low-intensity workouts such as walking, swimming, or yoga will get the heart pumping and blood flowing. Also, exercise stimulates blood circulation in the body, which also aids in reducing menstrual cramps.
Recent studies show that massages are an effective method to relieve menstrual cramps. Try massaging your lower abdomen and back by placing pressure on the source of inflammation. Massaging congested areas in the body helps flush out toxins, and promotes blood flow and nutrients, which helps reduce menstrual cramps. You can even take it up a notch by adding essential oils to your massages. Studies have shown that essential oils are rich in antioxidants and nutrients that aid in reducing inflammation levels.
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Studies have shown that massages help improve blood circulation in the body. When a person gets a massage, the pressure is placed on different sections of the body, including congested areas. Doing this allows new blood to flow into these tight areas, which improves overall circulation in the body.
When blood circulation improves, research shows that energy levels also increase; this is because increased circulation promotes blood flow, which enhances body functions. A person who lives an active lifestyle will be able to push themselves in the gym and can get through daily activities without getting tired quickly.
Recent studies have shown that massages promote sleep. When a person gets a massage, their muscles begin to relax, and tension is released in the body. Ultimately, when muscles relax, it becomes easier for a person to get into the mode of sleep.
Research shows that when a person is well-rested, they become energized; this is because the body was able to recover fully through the night. When a person does not get enough rest, they are often fatigued and struggle to get through daily activities.
Muscle Recovery and Inflammation
Studies suggest that massages help reduce inflammation, which improves overall muscle recovery; By placing pressure on the body, massages aid in flushing out lactic acids that contribute to soreness and inflammation. Flushing out lactic acid also helps increase oxygen and circulation. It helps improve energy, which aids in boosting performance levels in exercise, training, and daily activities.
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Meditation & Journaling
Meditation is essential after a long day. This technique helps clear your mind of the day’s activities and focus on yourself. Meditation allows a person to detach themselves from their thoughts and concentrate on the main focus. It removes the distraction and permits a person to take a step back and live in the moment. This can be helpful after a long day because your mind can focus on the root of the problem, and what can be done to make things better.
Journaling is also another way to wind down after a long day. Writing in a journal or diary allows a person to express all their emotions on a piece of paper. This is a great way to release frustration and lower tension in the body while finding a solution to the problem. Journaling permits the mind to distress, which promotes self-reflection and peace.
Studies show that exercise is a great way to relieve tension and stress after a long day. Physical activity promotes the release of endorphins, which encourages sleep and ultimately reduces tension in the body. Studies also indicate that exercise may lower stress levels in the body such as adrenaline and cortisol. When the body is at rest after exercise, the muscles loosen and encourage sleep. Additionally, a simple walk or jog after a long day may help decrease muscle tension in the body, which also promotes sleep and decreases stress levels.
Take a Warm Bath
Warm baths encourage sleep and rest after a long day. Not only are long baths comfortable and soothing, they but they also loosen tension in the muscle, which ultimately promotes sleep. Also, studies show that warm water lowers cholesterol, removes toxins, and increases body temperatures, which additionally promotes muscle relaxation. Warm water allows your body to relax while separating your mind from the day’s workload and adversities.
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Avoid Hot Water
As good as it may feel, hot water strips the skin from natural nutrients and minerals, leaving the skin dull. Hot water also dries out the skin, which leads to inflammation, resulting in acne and breakouts. Studies suggest that hot water may cause the skin to itch and worsen skin conditions such as eczema. Extreme levels of hot water may damage skin tissues and cells, which leads to rashes and blisters on the body.
Research shows that lukewarm water is better for the skin. Warm does not remove the natural minerals and nutrients from the skin, or increase inflammation. Equally important, lukewarm water retains natural skin oils while removing dirt and impurities from the face. Studies indicate that warm water minimizes dehydration on the skin and also reduces redness.
Moisturize is essential, especially after a shower. Studies show that moisturizing damp skin yields the best results. Damp skin allows the nutrients to get direct access to the pores. In addition, moisturizing helps replenish the skin with nutrients that were stripped away. This reduces the chances of inflammation, breakouts, and acne on the skin. It treats dry skin, while enhancing skin tone and lowering blemishes. Moisturizing also adds an extra layer of protection, which keeps the skin hydrated and healthy.
Essential oils contain anti-inflammatory properties that fight against breakouts and acne. They also aid in keeping the skin hydrated and reducing blemishes or uneven tones on the skin. Studies suggest that essential oils may cleanse the skin from dirt while nourishing the skin with proper nutrients. In addition, essential oils contain anti-aging properties, which minimizes premature wrinkles and fine lines.
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