Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Fibromyalgia and Magnesium and Energy Levels

Lately it seems that Fibromyalgia has taken over my life. This week has been one of the most painful since I was diagnosed. I live in a rural area and don't have access to a specialist on Fibro so mostly its a learn on the Internet and try it out treatment for me. All that being said I wanted to share one success story from my research. I have been taking magnesium malate since October so I feel that is long enough to judge that it has worked for me.
 Magnesium Malate

Anyone who has Fibro or knows someone with it, understands the overwhelming fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. I googled and read and googled and read and over and over heard mention of magnesium helping with fibromyalgia. So I decided to give it a try. I first tried a different form of magnesium and it helped but I read that magnesium malate was better absorbed into the body so I tried a different. Really between the 2 I can't tell much difference as long as I remember to take it. I take 1 tablet a day although you can take more.  After a week of taking this magnesium, I could feel a difference. I have way more energy. It isn't like the energy you get when you drink an energy drink, I am not bouncing all over the place, my heart isn't racing, etc.. But I do feel more like a real person again. I have the energy to go about my daily life again.
An unexpected effect was that once I started taking the magnesium, my monthly female problems greatly improved. May of 2015 I was hospitalized and given blood transfusions because my iron count was way too low. For 8 years I have had issues with bleeding heavily and for weeks at a time. The doctors decided in June that we were finally going to do a hysterectomy. The doctor and I had an issue and I stopped seeing him so that my surgery didn't happen. But once I took magnesium that bleeding stopped. If I remember to take the magnesium every day (not going to lie, sometimes I forget for a week or 2) then I don't even have a period that month and if I do it is way lighter and shorter. I prefer not having them so I try to remember to take the pill.  My daughter has had horrible period cramps her whole life. The doctors say she has endometriosis, so I told her to try the pills out. She started taking the first magnesium pills I ordered and now she takes them every day because they stopped her cramps.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical practitioner of any sort and have had no medical training. All I can testify is what has worked for me. Please check with your doctor before trying this mineral for yourself. I paid for this mineral myself and wasn't compensated in any form for it. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

PASSION Salvation's Tide Is Rising Album Review & Giveaway

Who wants some new music?? How about the newest album Salvation's Tide Is Rising (releasing on January 29, 2016) from the Passion Conference and sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG? Rooted in the confession of Isaiah 26:8, Passion exists to glorify God by uniting students in worship, prayer and justice for spiritual awakening in this generation. From its start in 1995, the Passion Movement has had a singular mission--calling students from campuses across the nation and around the world to live for what matters most. This yearly conference uses live worship music and teaching to encourage young people to live for the glory of God. In 1998, Passion decided to document the musical portion of the annual conferences via live worship recordings -- raw, in-your-face praise songs with an alternative edge.

About Salvation's Tide Is Rising:
This brand new Passion album contains new studio recordings from best-selling artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, and Kristian Stanfill. It features new songs written specifically for Passion 2016.

Track List:
1. Salvation's Tide is Rising - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill
2. My Victory - Passion featuring Crowder
3. Remember - Passion featuring Brett Younker & Melodie Malone
4. God & God Alone - Passion featuring Chris Tomlin
5. Simple Pursuit - Passion featuring Melodie Malone
6. I Turn to Christ - Passion featuring Matt Redman
7. Your Grace Amazes Me - Passion featuring Christy Nockels
8. All We Sinners - Passion featuring Crowder
9. Surrender - Passion featuring Jimi Cravity
10. Good Good Father - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill

About Passion albums:
Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold over 1.3 million units while introducing the church to worship songs like "Our God", "Holy Is The Lord", "How Great Is Our God", and "God Of This City". Passion is coming off its best charting radio success in 5 years with the single "Even So Come", which went Top 5.

About The Passion Movement:
The Passion Movement and the messages of founder Louis Giglio have marked the lives of millions of people around the globe, calling people everywhere to live for the glory of God. From its inception, the movement of Passion has birthed new anthems of worship, influencing countless churches and helping to define the current worship climate and establish artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and others. Louie Giglio is the pastor and founder of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA.




I love Gospel music and this album is just fill with all my favorites. You can feel the power in the lyrics just stirring in your blood and rising up making you want to praise the Lord. I hadn't heard of Passion Conference before although I had heard of the Passion City Church. I can't believe I have missed out on so much wonderful praise and worship music. If you would like to win a copy of your very own please enter the giveaway below.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Purina® Beyond® Dog Snacks Mission

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My dogs love treats. I love my dogs. I worry because anymore you see so many recalls on dog treats and I like to know that what I am giving my dogs is good for them. They just loved the Purina Beyond dog treats. I think they liked the jerky strips best of all. And I liked that I knew what they were getting in their treats. 

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

Monday, December 28, 2015

Tropicana Vitamin C & Zinc

What do we want three times as much of in the morning? Sleep mostly. If that’s out of the question (and just to be clear, it is right? OK, moving on), then three times as much Vitamin C in our OJ is the next best thing. Made without added sugars, water or preservatives, Tropicana Vitamin C & Zinc has 3x as much Vitamin C as regular OJ. This delicious 100% orange juice is made with fresh squeezed oranges and is an excellent source of Vitamin C and good source of zinc to help support a health immune system.

It was so neat to get a package in the mail that contained cold Tropicana Vitamin C & Zinc. Unboxing was fun. Since winter has started I was glad to get to try this new juice option out as a way to help support my immune system. I hate getting sick so I like to try food and drinks that help me stay healthier. This juice was very tasty and so good cold. I like to have my juice served over crushed ice.  I recommend you buy some to try and see how it works for your family.

I received one or more products mentioned above for review purpose. No other form of compensation was received. My opinions are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Friday, November 27, 2015

I'm Happy for You (Sort Of..Not Really) Review & Giveaway

Is comparison living hijacking your life?

Do you find yourself measuring your value against your friend’s house, body, marriage, resume, paycheck, organic garden, or Pinterest-worthy holiday d├ęcor, and coming up lacking? Do your college roommate’s Instagram snapshots bear little resemblance to the scene at your house this morning?

Excessive comparison and competition sap our energy and steal our joy. Our friends become our audience and judges, and our kids become part of our brand. Add social media’s constant invitation to post and peruse, and it’s no wonder that we’re left exhausted, discontent, and lonely. Thankfully, there is another way!

With refreshing candor and humor, Kay Wyma shares her experiences with comparison living and offers readers the simple remedies that helped her and her family reboot their perspective and discover freedom, authenticity, and joy.

About I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really)
Our cultural obsession with comparison is undercutting relationships and sapping contentment. With disarming candor and humor, Kay Wills Wyma explores how to trade comparison for compassion and rediscover what life is all about.
It’s easy to get caught in the comparison games we play with our appearances, our kids, and our homes. Kay reminds exhausted families about tried and true remedies from the pressures of competitive living.
In her warm, relatable style, Kay confronts the comparison epidemic raging in our homes, our neighborhoods, and our social-media feeds, offering remedies along the way.
With candor and humor, I’m Happy For You (Sort Of…Not Really) explores the troubling effects of living in an excessively competitive culture—and reveals simple yet effective ways to escape the comparison trap.

About the Author
Kay Wills Wyma is a blogger, mother of five, and the author of Cleaning House through which she has appeared on The TODAY Show, CNN, Glenn Beck, The New York Times, Focus on the Family, and more. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, she held positions at the White House, the Staubach Company, and Bank of America. Kay lives in the Dallas area with her husband, Jon, and their family.






My Thoughts
How often have you lost your joy in something by taking your eyes off your own life and looking at what has happened in someone else's life. Comparison is the death of contentment. This was a great read and really helps put life in perspective. If you would like to read this book you can order it from Amazon or enter below to win a copy.
Win a copy of this book for yourself

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