Bring out Your Inner Glow

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 

Inner glow. We all have some Even when others or even ourselves, struggle to see it. We all want others to see that glow, to be able to look at us and see there is something special about us, and there is.  We are all special in one way or another-not any one of us is exactly the same. And it’s wonderful!

Just as we all have  a different inner glow and are all different, we all have different skin. Some have dry skin, some have oily skin. Others have combination, rosacea, acne, excema, or maybe another skin condition. But we ALL can bring out our inner glow.

I know I have talked about the importance of Vitamin C-I believe I have about four times at this point. But, I am totally going to do it again. I’m sorry, I have to!

So far I have told you about stretch marks, redness, blemishes, and skin tone. Pretty much, I have covered it all. I have shown you my favorite options for each purpose, but now, I want to tell you about my favorite Serum thus far.

Valentia Skin Care Even Glow Serum with 20% Vitamin C and using 98% Natural and Organic Ingredients has hit not just in my top 10 favorite Vitamin C Serums, but has landed in first place!  It is unlike any of the serums I have mentioned to date in a few ways-some are visible, some are ingredient based.

 

One of the first differences you will see when you open a vile of Valentia Even Glow Serum is it’s color. While other serums look clear or opaque, Valentia is orange. Not only is it colored orange-but it smells like orange juice. Don’t let that worry you at all, because it rubs in clear. It is thicker too! It doesn’t feel like it’s going to run off before being able to rub it in. And with it’s thicker constitution, rubbing it in is much easier and I feel more effective.

But don’t think Thicker means Heavier-because with this serum-it doesn’t. And it makes my skin GLOW! I absolutely love how I look and  feel after using this serum! It really does what it claims. It evens skin tone, dries fast, makes my skin glow, and best of all- does all that while being 98% natural and 75% organic! It is paraben and alcohol free-so it is sensitive on my skin-which is a big deal with my sensitive skin. I often deal with breakouts or irritation, and Valentia does not irritate my skin and has in fact helped keep me from having breakouts-even at that time of the month. (is that TMI? Sorry)

Now, the last serum I reviewed for you was quite a bit cheaper-and I stand that it is the best for it’s price range-but this serum ranks highest out of all the serums I have told you about thus far. It is a little more expensive, but because it is thicker and spreads easier, it will last longer. And you don’t have to question if it contains the Vitamin C because it looks and smells strongly of Vitamin C, opposed to being clear and scentless, or opaque and a bit funny smelling. I promise, despite it’s smell while in the bottle/when applying, you will NOT spend your day walking around smelling like an orange or attracting bees! 😉 Valentia does, indeed, bring out your inner glow and displays it on your baby soft, extra smooth face.

 

Product Description

Valentia Skin Care NEW – EVEN GLOW SERUM – 20% Vitamin C – Natural & Organic Ingredients –

98% Natural Ingredients (see below for a description of our Key Ingredients chosen specifically to enchance Vitamin C efficacy on the skin)

  • EVENS SKIN TONE:
    Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration, replacing uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE:
    Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.ABSORBS RAPIDLY:
    Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION:
    The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil to support Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.

    REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES:
    Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of our foundation 20 % Vitamin C. Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.

 

Where to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HJD8NLY/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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Simply Ageless

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

What if I told you that you could cover up blemishes, even skin tone, and diminish the appearance of scars/burns, all while giving your skin the royal treatment? Would you try it?  If I told you there was a concealer out there that not only covers all of those things, but hides all the signs of aging, including unsightly dark circles under the eyes, would you want to try it?   What would you do if I didn’t just tell you-but showed you as well?

A few weeks ago, I was offered the opportunity to try a concealer that would change the way I looked at concealer forever. It not only lightened my blemishes-it hid them completely. It took red marks gotten from a reaction to my previous moisturizer and made them disappear. It hid my dark circles, and evened my skin tone to look “flawless.” It is so exciting, that I can’t bear to just tell you about it, I have to SHOW you!

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Before Concealer: Red Cheeks/Forehead

                                      Dark Circles Under Eyes

                                      Red Rash Marks on Neck

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After Concealer: Red Cheeks/Forehead gone

                                   Dark Circles hidden/lighter

                                   Rash Marks on Neck erased

Full Makeup: HAPPY CAMPER! 🙂

 

With Concealer                                    Without Concealer

 

 

Without Concealer                                  With Concealer

 

With the concealer, you can clearly see how well it covers the dark circles and evens the skin tone. My husband used to think I was forgetting to put makeup there-now he doesn’t even notice dark circles. (that’s huge-he’s very observant sometimes…)

As you can see-this concealer really works! It also contains anti-aging properties and is paraben free.

So What is this Concealer?

Okay, Okay…So I am sure you have noticed I really enjoy building suspense-but I just can’t keep a secret. Especially when it is a secret as great as this one! The concealer is Ageless Derma Natural  Camoufleur Concealer. I used Ivory, but they offer their concealer in a variety of shades bound to match your own.

While other cosmetics simply cover up flaws, Ageless Derma goes to bat for you at a deeper level. The ingredients used are completely provided by Mother Nature, developed and approved by dermatologists, physicians, and researchers, and will work to prevent wrinkles from occurring in the first place, especially when sun exposure is the main culprit. Ageless Derma’s Natural Mineral makeup is unique in its content and its method of action. Ageless Derma’s Natural mineral makeup line contains the essential natural ingredients Vitamin A, Vitamin E and green tea extracts. Only Ageless Derma’s mineral makeup will conceal your flaws as it heals and strengthens the skin. This is virtually THE only mineral cosmetic line that is anti aging, a wrinkle preventative, free of PARABENS, a natural sun protectant, and a favorite of women who know how to care for their skin and look great doing so. NATURALLY GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN Ageless Derma mineral makeup contains natural anti-inflammatories, such as the green tea extracts that are a vital part of the formulations. Green tea extracts are 100% natural and can actually slow down many of the signs of aging, right before your eyes. The anti-inflammatory aspects of this makeup make it an excellent choice for those who have even the most sensitive types of skin. The Vitamins A and E found in Ageless Derma mineral makeup are natural antioxidants that help with skin cell turnover.  *Quote by DrSkinSpa Amazon.com

Product Description

Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer Ivory With Vitamins and apple Extracts, No Parabens . Made in Use. Not tested on Animals

The Ageless Derma line of mineral makeup includes the dynamic Camoufleur Concealer that is ideal for covering up imperfections of the skin such as scars or brown spots or port wine stains that distract from the skin’s beauty. This versatile mineral make up concealer provides a natural look that is long lasting and will also cover those dark circles beneath the eyes, so it is an anti aging makeup that will conceal those visible signs of aging.

With a natural look and a creamy formula that will revitalize your skin with coverage that is flawless and healthy for your skin, you will love Ageless Derma Camoufleur Concealer. It is a 100% mineral make-up that comes in beautiful shades to cover any skin’s imperfections, plus it is free of parabens.

Ingredients: Mineral Oil, Colloidal Oatmeal, Petrolatum, Ozokerite Wax, Beeswax, Cetyl Esters, Lanolin, Zinc Stearate, Mica & Superoxide Dismutase & Catalase & Apple Extract & Horseradish & Phospholipids & Retinyl Palmitate & Tocopheryl Acetate & Butylene Glycol, May Contain:  Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Chromium Green, Kaolin

 

Where to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Ageless-Derma-Camoufleur-Ivory/dp/B007H2B5GW (other shades available also)

 

 

God bless!

Sarah

 

 

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Matcha, Matcha Man

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
What You Put in is What Will Come Out:

I understand I have told you about Matcha tea in the past and why it is so great-but I think that many of us are missing out on living a better, more energy filled life because we don’t understand how true the statement “what goes in is what comes out”  is.  Most food you eat and drinks you drink will give you some sort of energy.  But is it lasting energy? And some foods/drinks leave us lethargic, sleepy, and render us almost useless after we consume them. Is it all worth it? I have been asking myself that question a lot lately. Is what I am eating, really worth the calories, fat, and “satisfaction”?

And what about the caffeine? Does how we get it make a difference? How can we stay energetic, and maintain our health, without consuming large amounts of soda and energy drinks/supplements? Can we even do that?

 

On average, 80% of people  consume caffeine , and they consume about 200mg of caffeine a day.  (2 coffees or four sodas) Caffeine’s main purpose (when we consume it) is to help us feel more awake and alert for a while. And, the majority of us can attest to it’s effectiveness. But did you know that consuming too much caffeine, or the wrong kinds of caffeine can cause many short term and some long term health issues?

Health Related Issues from Caffeine:

  • Makes you jittery or shakey
  • Make is hard to fall asleep, stay asleep, or get a good night’s sleep (insomnia-if consumed later in the day/evening)
  • Rapid Heart rate
  • Uneven Heart Rhythm
  • Raise your blood pressure
  • Headaches, nervousness, and/or dizziness
  • Make you Dehydrated, especially after moderate exercise or physical activity
  • Can cause a caffeine addiction

What sources of caffeine can make things worse?

  • Energy Drinks-although some add essential vitamins and minerals now to make their product more “healthy” the average can of any given energy drink contains 200mg of caffeine. Drinking more than one energy drink in a 24 hour period can greatly increase the odds of experiencing one or more of the symptoms above.
  • Soda-all soda has it’s health risks, but when using soda to get caffeine, you are also getting all the added sugars/artificial sweeteners, dyes, and no added vitamins and minerals. In addition to all that, studies show that one serving of soda slows the production of white blood cells for up to 5 hours increasing your chances of getting sick.
  • Energy Shots- as with energy drinks, shots typically add vitamins and minerals. Due to their nature, they don’t tend to be as dehydrating as their energy drink/soda brothers.
  • Weight Loss Pills-even though caffeine in no way helps us lose weight, most companies add caffeine to their weight loss pills. If you are taking weight loss pills with caffeine in them, it can raise health risks, especially if you are drinking coffee or tea while consuming them. (for example: Zantrax-3 contains about as much caffeine as 12 cups of coffee!)
  • Alcohol-There are many health risks related to drinking alcohol (of course, it depends on the type and amount being consumed) but now some beer companies are adding caffeine to their products as well.

Not all caffeine is bad! The symptoms I listed above and the problems that can be caused by caffeine is a person to person thing, and also depends on the amount and type of caffeine being consumed. To get good results from caffeine, and to stay on the healthy side, it is best to consume no more than 400 mg of caffeine a day and to drink/eat natural caffeine opposed to artificial caffeine.

Natural ways to Get Caffeine:

  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Tea

My favorite is probably chocolate, and coffee used to be a close second. I was so addicted to coffee, if I didn’t have it in the morning or by noon, I was miserable later in the day. Now, I drink a cup or two of coffee a week.

I didn’t stop drinking coffee because it was unhealthy for me necessarily; but because after all the sugar, creamer, flavors etc I would add to it, it kind of was. That, and I found my new go to drink-good for so many reasons-and jam packed full of nutrients. Coffee is great-it is the pick me up I need in the morning and it really does give my brain a feeling of focus while helping me feel in the game. The problem I faced, I mean-not including the how unhealthy I made it, was after a few hours, I would crash-HARD-and need another cup of coffee, or something-anything, to keep me going.

I started drinking tea one day. I just sort of decided to try it-and I grew to love it, and fast! Then I began to experiment with different types of tea. White tea, Green Tea, Black Tea, flavored tea, plain tea. I somehow stumbled upon Green Matcha Tea, so I decided to try it. It’s claims for more steady energy were exactly what they said, but the flavor…Let’s just say, it isn’t bad-but it isn’t an every day taste. It has a very strong spinach or kale flavor – or some would say grassy flavor.

Despite the flavor-I found my energy was more steady and I didn’t crash. (especially if I drank it mid day or first thing in the morning) I felt healthier too. It acted as a natural detox, and I LOVED that!

 

So, when I found Red Leaf White Matcha, I was like hey-I want to try that! White Matcha has all the benefits of Matcha without the grassy flavor. It is a sweeter, more subtle taste and it goes great in oatmeal or yogurt. It even tastes great in cookies and muffins. (who could complain about energy/healthy packed baked goods?)

I absolutely LOVE Red Leaf White Matcha. It is high quality and tastes great. I actually just add a little to my regular cup of tea and you can hardly even tell it’s there! I wasn’t a huge fan of it by itself made as tea, but it tastes wonderful with other things such as baked goods, shakes/smoothies, and mixed in other teas. (flavored particularly)

I still get that kick I need in the morning or mid day, but I don’t crash and I don’t find myself rushing the morning to nap time because I’m so exhausted. I feel overall healthier. I am digesting foods better ( I attribute it to the detoxing abilities of matcha tea) and am also experiencing less cravings-probably due to drinking more tea and water between meals than I once did. I very highly recommend this Matcha and if white isn’t your flavor-they offer other varieties as well.

What are the health benefits of White Matcha?

  • High antioxidant count to kill free radicals in the blood stream
  • Reduces the risk of certain types of cancer
  • Decreases fine lines and wrinkles in the skin
  • Helps maintain a beautiful complexion
  • Has only one percent (1%) caffeine content of coffee

Product Description:

Usually when you hear the word Matcha, you automatically think about Green Tea. Well, we have put a spin on the Matcha name and technique with our White Matcha. White Matcha is made in exactly the same way as regular Green Tea Matcha is made: stone ground to a fine powder. But we have done it with White Tea. Why would we offer you a White Matcha? For people who like Matcha Tea in its original form as a Green Tea, you know how flavorful and pure it is. We want to give that to all tea lovers. Whether you like Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea or any other kind of tea, we want you to experience the Matcha in different flavors.
What does stone grinding do for tea leaves? It is quite simple. This is special process that does not take away from the flavor or take away any of the health benefits of original tea leaves. Basically with the stone grinding process, you are getting the highest quality tea in its purest form outside of just having straight from the tea tree. It is simple and straightforward, leaving tea leaves with tons of flavor and amazing healthful qualities.
White Tea has some wonderful qualities to help maintain good health. In essence, White Matcha contains those same qualities with a purer taste.

 

Where to Get it: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/white-matcha.html

 

*I am in no way a health care professional. All views in this post are my own beliefs and opinions and in no way should take the place of a doctors care.

 
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Greeting Box for Mac

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greeting Box for Mac is by far one of the best Mac Apps for card making I have found to date. With all the templates available and the easy how-to videos on Youtube, it is also one of the easiest to use. Just click on the options you want, add photos if wanted, change what they say if you wish or keep the template and print. It’s so easy, it only takes a few minutes to make a well thought out, great looking greeting card for any occasion. I love how easy it was and how many options there were. It was also great that I was able to find exactly what I needed to make the cards I wanted to design without fuss or confusion. I highly recommend it to any Mac user out there who wants a great looking, easy to make, greeting card program. The best part is it is extremely affordable and easily found in the Mac App Store through Apple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

* * * Create a greeting card from 110+ templates with your own photos and words. * * *

Greeting Box is an easy to use and powerful app to create personalized greeting cards for any occasions and holidays in a more convenient and fun way on Mac OS X. You can add your photos in a card and customize the card as you wish. With Greeting Box, it’s easy to send personalized warm wishes to your loved ones and better keep in touch with acquaintances and friends.

Greeting Box comes with 110+ delicate templates and numerous art resources for any occasions and holidays such as Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary, Baby Shower, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. Using Greeting Box is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply select a template; add your photos, text, clip art, background, and other elements you want; print, email or share your card.

“I was amazed to find this well designed, so easy to use – it can do the card orientations, vary the transparency and layer images and overlap – and add text. Does what it says – fun to use!”

 

See how easy it is to use here:

 

Where to buy:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greeting-box/id544233366?mt=12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Greetings and God bless!

Sarah

 

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Brought Back from the Dead

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 

Ever wanted to experience a spa moment without spending a fortune or leaving home?

Recently I was given the opportunity to try a dead sea mud mask. It was like heaven-for my face that was. I would say it’s why I’ve gone on the hunt for only the best facial and skin products.

This mask was so relaxing, I wanted to sip a mimosa (not that I’ve ever had one…) and recline with cucumbers on my eyes. It was gentle and left only the nicest of tingling sensations on my face as it dried. I loved I could still smile, talk, or move even when it was drying. Some masks leave the face so hard, to talk would make your face crack-and that does not feel nice at all.

I was impressed when I was applying it. It went on like lotion. It wasn’t too thick or two runny, it didn’t take a ton of product either. They say it’s enough for 30 sessions, but with how easily it spreads on and how little it takes, it may even do more. I have to be at 15 already since getting it to try.

No shaking required. Have you ever gotten a mud mask that claimed to be all natural, but then ran right off your face like water? I know I have. You can shake them all you want, it isn’t getting thicker. This mud mask, however, came in lotion consistency, and it stayed there. I never once have needed to shake it.  It didn’t have that nasty smell some masks get either. (I am very sensory-smell could break a product for me-or it could make it. )

 

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It is so gentle, I could hardly tell it was on. I mean, yeah, it’s a mask-so I could feel it. But it was light and “fluffy” so to speak. It had a slight tingle as it dried, but nothing irritating, and it left my skin feeling soft, smooth, clean, and refreshed when I took it off.  My face never once felt irritated or turned red, and it washed off as easy as it went on so I was never left with the feeling some was left sitting in my pores clogging them.

It’s affordable too. How affordable you ask? You can get it for just $33 & Free Shipping. (I’ll tell you what is and where to get it soon!)  Say you get the 30 treatments they promise, you will be paying $1.10 per facial you give yourself! That is a great deal!

It’s such a great deal, I even got an extra bottle to share with one of you for absolutely free! (more on that soon!)

Well, what is it?? I bet you’re wondering if I’m ever going to spill the beans…. You’re wish is my command!

 

So, here it is! Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask. I have absolutely loved using this every week. I like to hide away on a Friday or Saturday when my hubby is home and just sit for the twenty minutes listening to relaxing music, away from the craziness going on in the other room. It’s a true spa experience at home. I already told you all the great reasons I liked it.

So, what is so great about Dead Sea Mud anyways?

There are more than 35 different types of minerals can be found in the Dead Sea’s waters. These minerals are known to help remove toxins from the body/skin, alleviate health issues such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, psoriasis, Rheumatoid, and so much more. It can give relief to a myriad of symptoms and is known for it’s therapeutic properties.

It reduces oil and blackheads and gives more clear and radiant skin. Dead Sea mud works great for eczema and psoriasis as well due to Dead Sea salt and mud known properties that help relieve eczema, psoriasis and acne symptoms.

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What makes Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask so GREAT?

This Dead Sea Mud Mask contains 30 Treatments which lasts for 3-4 Months. Each treatment provides the ingredients and results of a $120 facial at a high end dermatology spa! Made with Pure Dead Sea Mud with the highest concentration of minerals – vital for facial skin treatment glow. This mask is made in Israel – by the Dead Sea experts and contains the highest and freshest concentration of Dead Sea Mud. Reduce Oil and Blackheads and get more clear and radiant skin. Works great for Eczema and Psoriasis as well due to Dead Sea salt and mud known properties that help relieve Eczema, Psoriasis and acne symptoms. Apply a layer to clean, dry skin once per week or as needed, as a facial mask for the whole face or as spot treatment for blackheads or pimples.

After treatment with Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask, the skin functions are enhanced and the minerals essential for inter-cell communication improve the ability of the skin’s layers to store moisture. The new cells fill out smaller facial lines from the inside, smoothing the outer layer of the skin to create the feeling of softness, relaxation, and health.

Where can I buy this? 

http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Sea-Mud-Facial-Mask/dp/B00IBS9QC6/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A1MFX62GRCNX4W

 

Want to win a bottle of Adovia Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask FREE? Enter HERE!

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Thyroid, Oh Thyroid

What is it about such a small gland, that people make such a big deal about it?

For the longest time, I asked that question. I mean, what is it even? Does something so minute really affect my health that much?

https://leslabs.com/products/thyroid-support

 

So, I decided to find out for myself. I visited site after site reading and searching. And, as I’m sure you have surmised, I found A LOT out about it.

I looked at places such as: http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/endocrine/why-thyroid-important.htm

http://www.checkyourneck.com/about-thyroid-cancer/about-the-thyroid-gland

http://umm.edu/programs/diabetes/health/endocrinology-health-guide/thyroid-gland

(And many, many others!)

 

Well, what did I find then?

I found that there is a list of things it does for the body. I found out-it’s the boss, or the manager at least!

We always talk about the brain, or even the heart, as the boss. And, to some extent, they are. They play an extremely important role in our well being. But, deep down, THEY ARE NOT THE BOSS.

The thyroid gland provides hormones that give our body important signals and help stimulate the tissues in the body that produce proteins and increase how much oxygen is used by cells. *these orders are  The harder cells work, the harder organs must work. Also, calcitonin hormones work together with the parathyroid hormone to regulate calcium levels in the body.

Hormones released by the thyroid are T3 (liothyronine) and T4 (levothyroxine),and they affect almost every cell in your body, and help control your body’s functions. If you have too little thyroid hormone in your blood, your body slows down. Thyroid hormones act throughout the body, influencing metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature. During infancy and childhood, adequate thyroid hormone is crucial for brain development.

The hormones secreted by the thyroid help to regulate heart rate, maintain healthy skin, and play a crucial part in regulating your metabolism. The thyroid also works to lift your energy, regulate your core temperature and warm your body and it activates your immune system.

In short-the Thyroid, pretty much tells the body what to do. (with some help from the pituitary gland)

https://leslabs.com/products/thyroid-support

 

So what happens when it isn’t working? 

Sometimes the thyroid slows down so much that it becomes under-active. When this happens, the thyroid gland does not do its job, and the whole body suffers as a result, causing what we know as hyperthyroidism.

When you’re thyroid isn’t working right, it can cause any or all of these symptoms. They include:

  • Edema, or swelling in the legs, arms, or face
  • Abdominal weight gain
  • Cold hands and feet. Also, check if the nail beds are overgrown with fungus
  • Increased susceptibility to the common cold and flu. Or, a respiratory infection that hangs around for months
  • Dryness, which shows up in loss of hair, brittle nails, constipation, and achy joints

https://leslabs.com/products/thyroid-support

 

How to Support our delicate “office manager”

  • Avoid gluten, heavy metals, nutritional deficiencies, and stress.
  • Optimize Your Nutrition Support your thyroid with optimal nutrition, including foods that contain iodine, zinc, omega-3 fats, selenium, and more.
  • Exercise
  • Heat Therapy Use saunas and heat to eliminate stored toxins, which interfere with thyroid function. While not necessary, it can help.
  • Manage Stress
  • Supplement – Use supplements to help enhance thyroid function, including all the nutrients needed for proper thyroid metabolism and function.

 

I highly recommend  Thyroid Support made by LES Labs. (find it here:  https://leslabs.com/products/thyroid-support) I started using this a few weeks ago and I was having a rough time with mood swings, headaches, was often sick, and experienced an irregular monthly cycle which could be linked to hormonal levels being off.

I can’t say that it worked over night. But what I can say is it definitely helped! I am less moody, have not suffered from the headaches, or had a cold in about three weeks. I can’t speak for being regular yet, but I can say that after having issues every two weeks, it is nice to go a normal amount of time between visits from the controlling Aunt Flo.

I am not that great at taking medicine regularly. I try, I really do. But when it comes to taking meds, I just forget sometimes. In the times when I forgot, I was sluggish, felt touchy, and had a hard time concentrating (probably because I was so touchy! 😉 )  Thyroid Support from LES Labs has been a game changer for me. It not only helps support my thyroids hormone levels, which helps all the things listed above, but it also promotes a healthy metabolism, and helps it function at top condition.

 

 

Not only does it do all those things and more, but it is made in vegetable capsules and GMP certified. They offer a 100% guarantee, so you can tell they stand behind it-which is important when looking for the right product. If a company doesn’t stand behind a product, it should raise red flags.

It is also very affordable. It is $29.99 for a 60 day supply.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 V-Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
% Daily Value
Amount Per Serving
100%
400 IU
Vitamin D (as cholcalciferol)
665%
200 IU
Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopherol succinate)
1,667%
100 mcg
Vitamin B-12 (as methylcolobamin)
100%
150 mcg
Iodine (as potassium iodide)
200%
30 mg
Zinc (as zinc gluconate)
285%
200 mcg
Selenium (as selenomethionine)
100%
2 mg
Copper (as copper gluconate)
**
250 mg
L-Tyrosine
**
150 mg
Ashwagandha Extract
** Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian Capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide

I Highly Recommend this product to anyone looking to support their thyroid gland, or who need the extra boost.

Find it at: https://leslabs.com/products/thyroid-support (only $29.99 for a 60 day supply!)

 

*Should not be consumed by children, women pregnant or nursing, or on Thyroid medication. (unless directed by a doctor)

 

 

*I am not a healthcare professional, just a health conscious person giving my own personal advice and opinion*

 

The Power of Lipids

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We’ve all heard about lipids. Maybe not as lipids necessarily, but fats-both good and bad. But Lipids can be, and are, very important for the body. The skin in particular.

Understand, I am not telling you to go out and get fat and eat that cheeseburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but some fats are good for the body.

What are lipids used for, exactly?

Lipids rest under the skin and provide insulation during the winter. They also  play  important roles in your body, from providing energy to producing hormones. You wouldn’t be able to digest and absorb food properly without lipids. Eating more fat than you need can lead to weight gain, but in proper amounts lipids are a healthy part of your diet.

There are five major functions of lipids:

  • Energy Production and Storage-About half of the fuel your body needs when at rest or during everyday activity comes from lipids. If you eat more calories than you need in a day, the excess energy is stored as lipids as fat. In between meals and during exercise your body relies on these fats stores to provide energy.
  • Insulation and Protection-This one is self explanitory. (mostly) There is a layer of fat under our skin, and also around our kidneys and other vital organs-with out lipids, every bump or bruise would affect or hurt our organs.
  • Digestion and Absorbtion-Lipids in your body are essential for good digestion and absorption of food and nutrients. Bile acids produced from lipids in your liver allow fat and water to mix in your intestines and aid in the breakdown and absorption of food. Lipids are then needed to transport the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K, from your intestines to your blood stream. Your cells use these vitamins to maintain the health of your vision, skin, bones, teeth and blood, according The National Institutes of Health.
  • Cell Wall Structure-The essential lipids, Linolenic acid and Linoleic acid, are essential to your health; they can’t be made by your body and have to come from what you eat. They are used in the production of cell membranes and hormones, as well as for maintaining vision and supporting the immune system. These lipids provide structure and support for the walls of every cell in your body.
  • Hormone Production-This is a good one for us ladies out there…Cholesterol is a type of lipid needed to make important steroid hormones in your body. Estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and the active form of vitamin D are all formed from cholesterol and are needed to maintain pregnancy, develop sex characteristics and regulate calcium levels in your body. According to the American Heart Association, about 25 percent of the cholesterol in your blood comes from your diet, from animal foods such as egg yolks, cheese, and shrimp. The other 75 percent is formed in your liver and cells.

 

What happens when my skins natural lipids are depleted?

One or more of many things can happen. Our skin affects not only the outside of our body, but it can cause issues as deep as your vital organs due to irritating chemicals, allergens, and bacteria.

A few of the external problems you can face are:

  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Eczema
  • Inflammation
  • Itching
  • Rash

 

 

So What Do I do When My Skin is All wrong? What can I use when my skin feels dry, itchy, and is cracking?

Have you ever heard of True Lipids by Cheryl Lee MD? ( You can find it here: https://cherylleemdmarketing.com/eczema?affid=13994# )      I wish I had learned of it sooner-it is amazing! True Lipids brings you the new perfect for your skin! It’s a patented line of skincare products designed to benefit eczema, itchy skin, dry skin, skin allergies, severely cracked hands, elbows & feet, diaper rash, cracked peeling lips, and minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. The idea behind the technology is to replace the lipids that are deficient in damaged skin to allow for the skin to repair itself. It also forms a barrier stopping the irritants, toxins, and allergens from getting in. The results thus far have been amazing! They’ve  been able to help people who have suffered for years to finally find relief! Their product line consists of lotion, cream, ointment, hydrocortisone cream, lip balm, and boo boo & bum balm.

I had the privilege of trying the Relieve and Protect Ointment. It is advertised to be fast, powerful, and effective. It helps relieve cracked, chapped, and extremely dry, itchy skin. It also protects and moisturizes with natural, anti-inflammatory extract from licorice root. It is exactly what it advertises. I could see a difference even after the first use.

You see, I have really bad dry cracked feet-especially after winter. I would scare even the most experienced pedicurists with my feet….After a week of using it once to twice a day, my feet were completely different than before I started using True Lipids. Feet aren’t really my thing, but I wanted to show you how well this stuff really works! I have pictures below that demonstrate for you-the changes are Amazing!

 

 

 

Before-my feet were dry, cracked, scratchy, and they were admittedly hidden in socks almost constantly.

 

After first application you can see there is a visible difference. I must admit, the results weren’t lasting the first copule of days, I had to apply the cream about twice a day and the second time was before bed where I would coat them more and wear socks to hold it in.

 

After One week-Twice Daily-my feet look like new. They are touchable and soft. They aren’t dry and cracked anymore and I am not embarrassed to wear toe-less shoes or sandals. The best part about this cream was I didn’t have to do anything additional while I used it. No ped-eggs, filing, scraping, sanding, or rubbing. I didn’t have to ruin m feet to “improve” my fee. All it took was some good old ointment and a few days of patience. I am absolutely in love with the results!

Before I tell you where to buy it, I’m going to tell you one of the greatest features of this product, besides the results that is!! True Lipids is on a Free Campaign. They believe all people come with Delicate skin and a sensitive immune system. At CherylLeeMD, sensitive skin care, they believe all people deserve to use natural, healthy products.

They are free of:

  • Fragrance/masking fragrance
  • Dyes
  • Formaldehyde/Formaldehyde-Releasers
  • Parabens
  • PEGs
  • Sulfates
  • Bees Wax
  • 1,4 Dioxane
  • Acrylates
  • Triethanolamine/TEA
  • Potassium Sorbate and SO MANY MORE!

 

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Learning Success

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It can be so hard when your child is struggling and you don’t know how to help them. It can be as simple as a math problem, or as complicated as Autism, ADHD, or Dyslexia. Nothing is ever as it seems and it can be exhausted trying to figure out what exactly we can’t or can’t do for our child.

Fortunately, there is a lot of help. Having my own personal fight with autism and along with experience from family members and working with children (and some adults) with disabilities, I have found there are resources out there that never used to be provided. It can be a huge blessing, and it can also be a curse. It can be over whelming and tricky figuring out what services or helps to get for our children or not accept. Some are wolves in sheep clothing, while others are the cream of the crop. There is therapies, special education, personal tutors, one-on-one aids, and so much more.

You Could be the Help They Need.

Now, I am not suggesting pulling your autistic child out of special classes or telling your school your child no longer needs one-on-one help, or insisting your doctor take your child off of medications. All of those things are helpful, and sometimes needed.

What I am telling you, is there is a way you can help your child and possibly help them overcome some of the obstacles that stand in their way.

 

I was recently introduced to an AMAZING program. And I can tell you-IT WORKS! My daughter leans on the side of dyslexic. Now, she’s never been diagnosed but not only being her mom, but also her teacher, I have had a lot of time to notice her reading backwards or struggling to focus when we get to the phonics segment of class. Now, to explain, my daughter loves when I read to her, and she loves to try to read, but when it comes down to it, she has the hardest time!

We had tried everything!  Or, it felt that way at least. No matter how hard I tried, or pushed , or how often I showed her the same thing over, and Over, and OVER-she just wasn’t getting it.

Until one day…. I was offered the opportunity to try a revolutionary program that is designed to help students/children with basic learning skill issues/weaknesses. It is a program delivered by email once daily and it comes with clear instructions and takes only about 15-20 minutes a day.

What I love even more is it doesn’t take a lot of supplies, and the supplies it does take will be reused throughout the whole year.

What you need:

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I also love that they talk you through it like they are in the room with you. The program reminds you to take it easy, keep expectations realistic, and be patient. It also makes sure to point out that tiring your child won’t help the problem, but could intensify it.
What Does it Look LIke?
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It starts with an email. The first email welcomes you , explains the program, and tells you what you’ll need.
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They then send the first activity along with directions and a downloadable format (they recommend adding it to a three ring binder for easy access)
Each activity touches on a different skill meant to help “re-program” your child’s brain to focus, overcome learning obstacles, and make home work fun for your child. Each activity is fun, designed to look and feel like games. They keep my daughters attention, and she often asks to do them more.
We still have our bad days when I get overwhelmed, or she is unable to handle an activity, but we just take a break and continue on the program the next day. It’s nice, the program is designed that way. Since starting, she is able to focus better, and although she is still having some issues with phonics and reading, it is getting better and the “fight” isn’t so much of a fight anymore. School is enjoyable for her, and me, again!
So, what is this program? I can see you are on the edge of your seat-so I will spill!  The program I just described is the Learning Success Program.
It is a great program, and I highly recommend it! If I could give this program away to everyone I meet with children with learning issues, I would! I have seen this program at work, and believe the way it is set up it is designed to work for any child. It is never too early, or too late, to begin!

Product Description

Is your child having trouble in school?

The learning success program is a simple do-at-home program that will show you how to find the core problems and overcome them. Learning is made up of basic core skills. There are 16 of them in all. Typical learning difficulties are small weaknesses in a combination of two or three of these skills. Helps overcome learning difficulties such as:

  • Dyslexia
    Dyscalculia
    Dysgraphia
    ADD/ADHD

Each of these terms simply means that there is a weakness in two or more of these basic learning skills. But it doesn’t define which. Once you get started in the course you’ll quickly find the trouble spots. Once you do that your child will be on the path to learning success. You will learn simple exercises that strengthen the skills needed for successful learning. Modern scientific breakthroughs have discovered a number of methods for overcoming these problems. Once you do your child will actually enjoy homework.

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The course is delivered via email. You will recieve emails each day with exercises you simply print out and do with your child. Takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes 3-5 days per week. Results are typically seen starting at about 3 months but can come earlier. Severe problems will take approximately 1 year to overcome. We will continue delivering exercises for one year or until you cancel.

 

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Belitae Vitamin C Serum

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
So you probably wonder why I am so into Vitamin C Serum. I wasn’t always so interested.  In fact, I have only been using it for about two months now. But the results are too exciting not to share.  There is much to be said about good serums, and I strive to only share the best. Whether they are the best at treating wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, or helps diminish the effects of rosacea, each serum I share has it’s strength and purpose.

 

I must say, I really have liked the serums I posted about in prior blog posts-but there is one I have begun to use, that for the price, has really risen above others as far as results and cost.  I have the worst time finding ways to get rid of the “red” on my T-zone. Often, even cover up won’t really do anything about it.  When I first started using serum, it was just to get rid of blemishes, and maybe make my face soft and smooth. Then on my journey, I experimented on my stretch marks-which I add-I continue to use it for and am still seeing  great results. Soon, I will be trying it on cellulite-we shall see how that goes. BUT I digress. I ended up switching brands and using it on my face.

 

I decided to try Belitae Organics Vitamin C Serum with Stay-C 50. It is 97% All Natural and has no gluten, no artificial fillers, and is not tested on animals. (which I think is really great!) After I had used it for about a week, I noticed a difference within about a week when it came to how red my face was in places and how unlike other brands it didn’t seem to be sticky like the other brand (that was minimal after moisturizer) and it was lighter on the skin. I was impressed, say the least. It wasn’t the result I was expecting, but I was happy to see it.

Belitae Vitamin C Serum is an almost clear serum. It does not carry a strange odor the way some do, and it  is lighter than most serums. It is a little thicker than other serums, so spreading it on is much easier and it doesn’t run the way others do, but it is still 20% vitamin C (highest it can be without being too runny/ineffective to use) so it rises above other options at about the same price.

Below is a picture from before I started using the serum, and another picture of today, after using Belitae organics serum for three weeks. You can decide if it works or not. (because, seeing  really is believing sometimes)

 

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The Stay-C Formula  helps promote the synthesis of collagen and elastin, corrects the appearance of sun-damaged skin, helps fades age spots, reduces  fine lines and wrinkles, protects skin cells from UV damage, soothes inflammation, and increases the effectiveness of sunscreen.

 

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The  Hydrolic Acid in this serum is also very important. It is known to help give nurtients to the skin, eyes, gums, and joints. Hyaluronic acid is a natural glycosaminoglycan (polysaccharides that are an important component of connective tissue) and can be gotten from multiple resources, foods, vitamins/supplements and HA Powers. HA is distributed widely throughout connective, neural, and epithelial tissue. It is of the main components of the extra-cellular matrix (the tissue that provides structural support to cells). Hyaluronic acid supports many important areas of the body, with notable benefit to joints and skin.

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 Product Description

What makes Belitae FRESH-C Vitamin C serum so unique? It is formulated with STAY-C50!

STAY-C50 is proven to be a more stable and bioavailable form of Vitamin C…unlike any other serum! This Vitamin C serum bio-converts to L-ascorbic acid with the enzymes on the skin and so it is available when needed! And although STAY-C 50 is an extremely potent antioxidant, it does not oxidize in the bottle.

Did you know that when you apply Vitamin C topically it is 20 times more effective for your skin than ingesting a vitamin capsule? Finally there is a way to turn back the clock-treat your skin with the highest quality Vitamin C serum proven to restore, refine and brighten skin.

Belitae FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum Key Benefits:
• Helps promotes the synthesis of collagen and elastin
• Corrects the appearance of sun-damaged skin, helps fades age spots
• Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
• Protects skin cells from UV damage
• Soothes inflammation
• Increases the effectiveness of sunscreen

Other Key Ingredients 
Botanical Hyaluronic Acid  (HA)
• Penetrates into the dermis boosting the elasticity and hydration of the skin
• Creates a protective breathable barrier on the skin locking in moisture giving the skin a youthful appearance
• HA has a unique ability to hold more than 1000 times its weight in water, which is a key factor in allowing the skin to retain more water and texture of the skin, enhancing the formation and maintenance of collage
• Hyaluronic Acid helps vitamin C penetrate the skin
• Pure botanical hylauronic acid
Organic Aloe Vera
• Soothes inflammation, hydrates and advances penetration of active ingredients
• Strengthens the skin’s response to free radicals
• Decreases hyperpigmentation
• Purifies and corrects the appearance of sun-damaged skin

Makes Belitae FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum is formulated with STAY-C50 a proven bioavailable form of Vitamin C and is a quick acting, easy absorption formula which goes on easy, smoothly, and lightly.

Made in the USA

98% natural and 72% organic ingredients – NO added fillers – Cruelty Free

Belitae offers a 100% money back guarantee

 

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God bless!

Sarah

 

 

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What’s it Like Living Green?

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Living Green:

We all talk about it, but do we actually do it?  What does it take to live green? Is there a thing as not green enough or too green?  What can we do to be more conscientious of our environment and the world around us?

 

What’s it Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, By the Way They Live is a book dedicated to teaching kids the importance of living green and how to do it through the stories of kids just like them. It is a book that is great for both children and adults alike with interesting and both informative and insightful stories about other kids who are being or have been raised in a home driven by environmental conscientiousness.

 
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About the Book:

If you like the Everything Kids Environment Book or 365 Ways to Live Green, you will love What’s It Like, Living Green?
These days,there’s a lot of talk about living green, but does anyone actually do it? In What’s It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live, you’ll learn how other kids live green, along with tips as simple as putting on a sweater rather than turning up the heat. You’ll see how kids like you can make a difference. Read about a teenage girl who learned to drive with a car fueled by used cooking grease. Learn about a boy who raised funds to build his first well to provide clean water for a whole village when he was only seven years old. You will learn simple ways to help the environment, help others, and even earn some money. For Ages 9 and up–Printed on 30% Post Consumer Paper

 

Where to Buy:

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