There is no shame in admitting to yourself if you are struggling and seeking help. I used to be embarrassed with admittance of such things but not anymore. I like to be transparent to help others.
We all know the simple things like praying, breathing, eat well, exercise, sleep to help the issues. But what do you do if your doing all that and still struggle at times?
Recently I was at my natural foods & remedies store. I spoke with a homeopathic Doctor about anxiety and stress. They suggested this product I had never heard of before. I don't like taking prescription medicines if I can help it. But she spoke to me how she takes this herself and it is all natural and can help avoid a prescription. I truly prefer natural ways to handle stress and anxiety. I have been having a major life shift and was struggling. To be honest it was time to do something for myself to feel better. So I took Theanine Serene. I had tried other things briefly in the past with no results. With this I did! Same day!
It gives such a sense of balance, calm & relaxation not only for my body but mind. I could tell such a major difference in my day. I only take this on days I am struggling, however it is safe enough to take daily. It works best in the early am on an empty stomach but you can take anytime. Some people take this to sleep better at night successfully.
Theanine Serene with Relora from Source Naturals contains the amino acid L-theanine to support relaxation and focused attention, and the calming neurotransmitter GABA.
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Recently I was sent a skin cleanser product called Cliradex Light and was asked to provide a review. I had never heard of Cliradex before but, after using the product for some time, I am now very grateful I did. Talk about perfect timing. My eyes have been suffering for two years--yes, you heard that right--two years of constant irritation. I could not for the life of me figure out the cause of this daily redness.
The typical culprits for eye irritation did not apply to me. I don't suffer from allergies and I don't have dry eyes. The thought never occurred to me that the redness could be caused by the four different types of facial cleansers I used every day. I wanted to test this theory and try Cliradex around my eyes for a week.
Before I tell you my results let me tell you the facts about Cliradex Light. It is an advanced foaming cleanser with 4-Terpineol. 4-Terpineol is the most important component of Tea Tree Oil. It will in fact do many things for your skin, but it also kills Demodex mites. In case you do not know, Demodex mites are tiny mites that can live near your eye lashes and cause itchy red swelling and crusty skin. Simply, yuck! Fortunately 4-Terpineol can treat and rid you of that condition if you ever find yourself with it. Cliradex Light is easy to obtain because it does not require a prescription. The product is also non-toxic and preservative-free, which especially appealed to me.
I first needed to test whether my facial washing products were causing redness in my eyes in the morning. I used Cliradex Light both morning and night for one week and these were the results:
1. I no longer needed to use eye makeup remover, because Cliradex gently washed my face and eye area.
2.My eyes and surrounding skin were no longer irritated.
3. Cliradex Light did not dry out my skin.
4. Cliradex helped to wash my eye area without causing redness! I was thrilled.
This was an interesting find. According to my week-long test, my other cleansers were indeed causing some of my daily eye redness. I will admit that not all of my eye redness went away, but my eyes looked at least 60 percent better daily! I was very pleased. Who knew my eyes had been sensitive to my facial products? Sadly, I had been putting in high-strength, chemically laden eye drops on a daily basis to counter eye redness, only to find out that long-term use of drops like that were not good for my eyes. Now with Cliradex Light, I will not need my eye drops as often and this makes me very happy.
If you struggle with sensitive eyes or other skin conditions such as Anterior Blepharitis, Posterior Blepharitis, or more, then I highly suggest trying this product. And to make things better, Cliradex always offers free shipping.
You can find Cliradex by visiting their web site here.
Hey faithful readers! Wow we are on the verge of 2018. I am so excited about what 2018 will bring... what about you? As I set the course for reaching for new goals I want to encourage you to do the same. I am in the middle of a rebrand. But SuziesView will continue on for at least a few more years! Yay
I will have a more dynamic site with great content as well over at WhatsUpSusan. I want to thank you for your support at this site. I welcome and thank you for your support of my new site my friends! I Love you! If you ever need me reach out I will be praying for you.
May God Bless your new year to come!
The best is yet to come!
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Using natural ingredients and nothing fake it is perfect for the health conscious person. The soldiers out on the battlefield did not get full proper nutrition at all times. This drink helped them with that missing nutrition link and their core stamina. They are ready to share it with you to keep up the fight of daily life.
Ok the taste to me is so much better than the energy shots you get at the gas station. And we all know those are not good for you any way. I love they offer different flavors. They offer two different levels of natural caffeine. Focused ... this product really is focused on doing what you really need or ever wanted an energy shot to do. I do not normally take energy shots but I simply had to support this veteran owned business and see what they had to offer. It really is as good as they claimed on the show Shark Tank. I loved seeing them on Shark Tank and was happy the Sharks did a deal with this company. Head on over to check out their site to see all they have to offer. They have more products than just energy shots! They keep manufacturing here in the USA supporting our economy.
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1. Low Carb Egg Roll In A Bowl
2. Summer Jubilee Turkey Salad
3. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
4. Zucchini Lasagna Rolls
5. Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers
6. Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers
7. Ham & Egg Cheese Roll Ups
8. Skinny Chicken Fajita Soup
9. Mini Zucchini Pizza Bites
10. Baked Denver Omelet ( Family size!)
I just love summer. But I also love being a Jennie-O Switch Circle Blogger. May's shipment brought a lot of joy to my family and others. I received these three turkey breast. Cajun Style, Oven Roasted, and Sun Dried Tomato. I did not want to keep all the Jennie-O goodness to myself so I gave two of them away to other people to try Jennie-O for themselves. As for myself I kept the Sun Dried Tomato turkey breast to create a brand new summer sandwich salad. A cool dish with a new twist. This was so much fun to think up and make.
I call it Summer Jubilee Turkey Salad. This was fun to create and simple. I wanted it to be bright, fresh, tasty and very easy to make. In the picture below is everything you need. Adjust the amounts of everything you use based on how much of course you'd like to make. I made a large bowl to share with others.
That's it. No other seasoning needed. It is low fat to the max. No mayo needed. This Summer Jubilee Turkey Salad is simple, easy, low fat and fantastic in taste. It is a great tribute to summer and it's colorful abundance. It is great for dieters yet perfect for anyone in love with flavor. Good clean eating at it's finest.
Have you ever stopped to think about ph balance for the human body. Most of us do not. I know for most of my life I didn't. But somewhere along the way on the information highway I learned of pH balance. My knowledge of this topic has grown a little more than I used to. But I still have so much to learn. I will share with you today tidbits of information I learned. Also I will share how to test your pH at home yourself.
If your body is to acidic it will reek havoc on your health. It can come in the form of: 1. cancer 2. fibromyalgia 3. diabetes 4. MS 5. heart diseases 6. brittle bones 7. arthritis if it continues over the long haul and possibly more. If your new to being to acidic, it can affect your immune system in so many ways. Just think about any uncomfortable health alignment and it can come from to much acid in your body.
But how do you know what level is right? If our level is off, how do we fix it?
First to see if your pH is on target simply purchase these Health Wiser pH Test Strips. You can use these for urine or saliva testing. You hold the strip in your specimen for only 15 seconds. Then you have to wait 15 more seconds for the test to fully develop.
Below I shared my test.
After the test is developed you compare it to the pH chart provided. A reading range of pH 6.5-7.5 is perfect. pH below 6.5 is acidic. If that happens then you should test at least three times in a day to get your average reading so you know what your dealing with. If it is over 7.5 then being too alkaline can also possibly be a problem. Balance is key. You should not eat two hours before the test.
Try to avoid acidic foods and drinks if your having an issue. Do some research to find out what foods your eating that are to acidic. Educate yourself.
Some ways to alkaline your body are:
I am not getting any younger. As I age I have noticed slight changes in my vision. I am not yet to 5o but getting closer everyday. This year it has opened my eyes to eye health. Why do I try to keep my body healthy but forget about my eyes? I think most people actually do this too.
Did you know that you can get Age Related Macular Degeneration? What is this condition? An eye condition associated with ageing in which the yellowish spot macula in the middle of the retina breaks down or becomes damaged as a result of leaking blood vessels. Symptoms include blurry central vision and diminished color perception. Scary.
But thankfully this can be treated and maybe even reversed with emerging treatments! It is most common in ages 55 plus.
I wanted to get this FREE information booklet into your hands today so you can read all about Age Related Macular Degeneration or give it to someone you love.
I am so thankful to get this for myself. I am more empowered now so as I age so I can stay on top of my eye health. I want to see brightly into my future!
I love Chinese egg rolls they are simply fantastic to me. But lately I have to watch my carbs. This month I set out to fix this problem and I did. As a Jennie-O Switch Circle blogger I was sent their all natural turkey sausage. I tried it out in making a egg roll in a bowl. It really took me away!
What you need:
Ok the great thing about using Jennie-O's all natural trukey sausage is that is it only has 5 grams of fat! It is zero carbs and has 13 grams of protein. The sodium count is much lower than other sausage brands that I have compared it too.
This dish is so simple and a serving is only around 6-9 carbs depending on if you add a few frozen sweet peas for color.
This is enough to serve a large family or save for other meals during the week. Or you can cut the tube in half and the bag in half and make a smaller amount.
This fresh dish is healthy and fast. You just can not beat the flavor and the time it takes to prepare. Amazing.
I love mineral and powder full coverage foundations. You can layer them as little or as much as you want. Your totally in control. But the price of our favorite powder or mineral foundations are just to much.
In order to preserve your makeup investment you can make it last longer. Or take some of your old compacts that have a little left and grow it to make that dollar go further.
What you will need:
I can not tell you how much corn starch or cacao powder to use in this because each persons blend will be different. I would start with what is left of your compact or all of it if it is full. Start maybe adding a full heaping table spoon of corn starch.
Actually add as much powder as you want to make the size batch you desire. Start adding the cacao as you think you will need last. Go light on it you can always slowly make it darker as needed and build it up to your skin shade or desired glow. Sample a little as you blend each shade until you get what you want. If your testing it as you go you will get it right! Do not worry. Just make sure your sampling a tiny bit thats been blended well.
As you see next the colors all stand out at first but you must grind and mix well until you see no other color run. Take a look at how dark the below picture is compared to the next one where the powders are all well blended. Do you see all the colors running? At first your mixture will be darker but do not fear it will lighten as you blend.
Now look at the finished product! It was my perfect shade. You should apply your makeup as you go along and test it until it is built up to your desired shade. You will be surprised even if fair skinned how much cocoa powder you will actually need. As you grind it together It will blend well and give you such a fantastic natural glow.
I have found that this blend helps with oily skin. It also does not dry out the face. I have combination skin so I was a great tester! This will be perfect for summer too. It is build-able on your face and as light or heavy as you wish. I have sensitive skin and this does not break me out. Just simply clean makeup.
I suggest storing it in a small glass bowl to keep it clean from plastics inevitable toxins.
This will transform that expensive compact to a much high volume longer use. Your in control and it feels great to make your own makeup and save so much money.
Be frugal and look good while doing it!
In the average American diet we simply do not get all the nutrients a person needs. In this fast paced world who has time to get all they need in a day to be at optimal health? A great way to get healthy food fast is with green superfood. You can add superfood powder to cakes, smoothies and more. My personal favorite is smoothies.
Eight reasons to try super food powder:
The brand to get is Activa Naturals and here is why:
Visit ActivaNaturals.com for more health information.
Have you ever been to Olive Garden and had their famous Zuppa Toscana soup? It is truly amazing. I think it is fabulous! Well I tired my hand at making this copy cat version my self but making it lower in fat without giving up the taste by using Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey. This was so fast and fun to make. Every one who sampled my Olive Garden copy cat soup loved it.
What you need:
What to do:
Start the new year off right by eating healthier than you ever have. Make 2017 your best year yet. If you love fatty foods and want to eat better but not give up the taste then this low fat stroganoff recipie I developed will be great for just that.
Your supplies list:
1. Brown your Jennie-o extra lean ground turkey meat. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder & worcestershire sauce during the browning.
2. Mix in another pot one can of low sodium low fat cream of mushroom, 8 oz of low fat sour cream, 1 1/2 cups- 2 cups of low fat milk ( or almond milk) , & 2 table spoons of worcestershire. Mix on low heat until creamy and mixed well.
3. Boil one bag of yolk free extra broad egg noodles. Do not over cook. Only cook just until tender. Drain and let sit for five minutes.
4. Add the meat, sauce & noodles together and mix well. Warm on very low heat for 8- 10 minutes while mixing often to blend the sauce well. Top with pepper & parsely. Enjoy
Also try these other great posts by me to see new ways to eat healthy with turkey!
BMI is short for body mass index. It is a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height. Knowing what your weight is and what it actually should be for your height and build is good information to know. It will help you in monitoring and helping to ward of cancer, heart deisese, diabetes, and many other hosts of health problems that can arise by to much weight. Most say I want to loose weight or I need to gain weight but do not know a healthy target to shoot for. The body mass index is your guide to tell you just that.
Recently I was given a Blue Tooth Easy Home body fat scale. It is supposed to measure body weight, body fat, body water, muscle mass, BMI, BMR, bone mass and visceral fat. I received it free to review. Here are my bullet points on the product.
In summary I think the scale is still a great scale even with the app issues. It will do the job you need it to do. And if a scale could be handsome.... this one is in looks.
If you would like this Easy Home Blue Tooth Scale visit in Amazon.
With the Holidays here there is so much to get done until the end of 2016. This year has been a busy year for many only to end the year staying busy with holiday preparations and celebrations. Self care has been something I am trying to work on in my life. It is important during all the busy to take time out for yourself, so why not take a relaxing bath? I will share with you some tips on how to make the most of your bath!
Tip 1: Start with a clean bathroom. Really who wants to sit in a dirty tub? Where there is dirty and clutter there is stress. Before you take time to relax really make sure your bathroom is clean. Plan ahead. It will make a big difference on the atmosphere and the mind as you relax. It is way more satisfying.
Tip 2: While the bath is running add some Epson salt. Add at least a cup or three. Mix well and allow it to dissolve. This will help you detox and relax those muscles.
Tip 3: Add at least 7 to 10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Essential oils usefulness are endless. They will also aid in detoxing, skin care, aromatherapy and relaxing.
Tip 4: Light candles. Light candles with or without scent. Aromatherapy is a real thing and can aid in healing if you choose scented. So is ambiance of the atmosphere. It will make it more relaxing and send the signal to your brain that you are worth this moment. Don't skip this step!
Tip 5: Grab a tub pillow, some music or a book to enjoy while you rest. What ever will allow you to rest mentally during your bath escape do it. For me I wouldn't enjoy sounds but the silent personally to mentally relax my mind but it may be different for you. If you do not have a tub pillow just fold a towel up to rest your head on as you lay back in the tub. It is way more comfortable that way.
Tip 6: Consider upgrading your bathroom in the new year. No matter the size you could use Eco friendly W2 by WETSTYLE. This series is classically designed for the smaller bath to add elegance and an appealing comfort to your room. I love the tubs in this series so much. I plan on using these if I ever build a home or remodel.
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