>U Mom Knows Best: April 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023

The Beloved Book Series Frog & Toad Comes To Life On Apple TV+

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 Apple TV+ unveiled the launch date of "Frog and Toad” and we are excited! "Frog and Toad” is based on the beloved Caldecott and Newbery Honor-winning four-book series and will make its debut Friday, April 28, 2023, on Apple TV+.

 Do you remember reading the Frog & Toad books? I think many of us have read the books about the adventures of a frog and a toad. Now these children's favorite stories are coming to life in a new TV series that will be on Apple TV+. So mark the date Friday, April 28, 2023, on your calendar and get ready for an amazing family night. I think kids and parents will both love watching this TV show about a frog and a toad.

“Frog and Toad” will make its debut Friday, April 28, 2023 on Apple TV+

“Frog and Toad” is based on the beloved Caldecott and Newbery Honor-winning four-book series by Arnold Lobel published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. Emmy Award winner Rob Hoegee ("Stillwater," "Niko & the Sword of Light") serves as showrunner for the series and Emmy Award-winning studio Titmouse (“Big Mouth,” “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” “The Legend of Vox Machina”) produces the animation. Hoegee executive produces alongside Adrianne Lobel, Adam Lobel, and Titmouse’s Chris Prynoski (“The Legend of Vox Machina”), Shannon Prynoski (“Fairfax”), Antonio Canobbio (“Arlo the Alligator Boy”), and Ben Kalina (“Big Mouth”). Rated TV-Y.

About Frog & Toad

Frog is a frog. Toad is a toad. They have a lot in common… but they are also very different. Frog and Toad are best friends who know that the true secret to friendship is not only enjoying the things you have in common but embracing the things that make you different. Since our differences are what makes us special, Frog and Toad celebrate what makes them unique! 

Meet The Cast of Frog & Toad

The talented voice cast includes Academy Award winner Nat Faxon (Our Flag Means Death, The Connors) and Emmy Award nominee Kevin Michael Richardson (The Simpsons, Family Guy) as Frog and Toad, as well as appearances by:

+ Ron Funches (Trolls)

+ Fortune Feimster (Good Fortune, Kenan)

+ Cole Escola (At Home with Amy Sedaris)

+ Aparna Nancherla (The Great North)

+ John Hodgman (Up Here)

+ Yvette Nicole Brown (Disenchanted, Act Your Age)

+ Stephen Tobolowsky (The Goldbergs)

+ Emmy Award nominee Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants)

+ Selene Luna (Coco)

+ Emmy Award nominee Margaret Cho (Fire Island)

+ and Betsy Sodaro (Duncanville)

“Frog and Toad” will make its debut Friday, April 28, 2023 on Apple TV+

Watch the Trailer of Frog & Toad 

Discover more about Frog & Toad at Apple TV+ 

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

What Should You Do In Case You End Up In A Car Crash?


Getting into a car crash is undoubtedly a traumatic experience. If you are ever in the unfortunate situation of being involved in an automobile accident, it may be hard to know what steps to take and who to turn to for help. Knowing what actions need to be taken during this stressful time can make facing the aftermath less overwhelming and possibly reduce potential future legal issues too. In this blog post, we will provide readers with an essential list of steps that should be followed if they end up in a car crash! Our goal is to arm our audience with all the necessary information so that they can face any auto-related emergency head-on and get back on their feet quickly afterward.

Remain calm and check for any injuries

 In times of emergency, it's natural for our heart rates to spike and our thoughts to race. However, it's essential to remain calm and composed to assess the situation better. The first step is to check if anyone involved in the incident sustained any injuries. It's critical to prioritize medical attention for those who need it most. Hence, take a deep breath, calm your nerves, and focus on identifying any visible wounds or signs of trauma. Remember, staying calm can make all the difference in the outcome of the situation.

Call 911 immediately

 In times of emergency, the most important thing to remember is to call 911 immediately. Whether it's a fire, a break-in, a medical emergency, or any other life-threatening situation, emergency services are there to help you. The faster you can get in touch with them, the better chance you have of getting the help you need. Keep your phone nearby and make sure everyone in your home knows how to dial 911. Remember, in an emergency every second counts, so don't hesitate to call!

 Moreover, notifying the police promptly is also an important step to take. The authorities will arrive at the scene and assess the damage caused to all parties involved in the accident. They can also help you with collecting information for a possible insurance claim and provide any legal assistance needed.

Have a lawyer on standby


Having a lawyer ready to assist you in case of an automobile accident can be extremely helpful. Make sure that your lawyer is familiar with the laws and regulations regarding car accidents, as this will help them provide valuable advice when needed. Furthermore, they can also help you take steps that are necessary for filing a lawsuit or seeking financial reparations. Namely, a car accident lawyer can ensure that all the paperwork and legal proceedings are handled correctly. The more information you have, the better chances you have of getting back on your feet after a car crash. Try to keep a lawyer's contact information handy so that they can be contacted immediately in case of an emergency.

Do not move your vehicle unless you are instructed to by the police

 It's important to always follow the instructions of law enforcement officers, especially when it comes to your vehicle. If a police officer has instructed you to not move your vehicle, there is likely a good reason for it. Moving your vehicle could interfere with an ongoing investigation, or put yourself and others in danger. It's understandable to feel frustrated or confused in these situations, but it's imperative to remain calm and comply with the officer's instructions. In the end, following the law and respecting law enforcement can help keep everyone safe on the road.

Exchange information with the other driver

 After a car accident, it's important to exchange information with the other driver to ensure a smooth claims process with your insurance company. This includes exchanging names, contact information, insurance details, and license plate numbers. Make sure to double-check all the information you receive to ensure accuracy. In some cases, you may even need to call the police to file a report. Remember, it's crucial to document everything as thoroughly as possible to avoid any potential issues down the road. So, take a deep breath, remain calm, and make sure to properly exchange all necessary information with the other driver.

Take pictures of the scene of the accident, including all damages and skid marks

 If you are ever in a car accident, it is important to take pictures of the scene, including all damages and skid marks. Pictures can provide valuable evidence to insurance companies and law enforcement officials. 

 Make sure to take multiple photos from different angles and distances, capturing both the overall scene and any specific details. If possible, try to take pictures before any vehicles are moved or debris is cleared. This will help preserve the original condition of the accident site. Don't forget to also document the weather conditions and any other factors that may have contributed to the accident. Remember, the more thorough your documentation, the stronger your case will be.

Take notes on what happened during the crash

 When it comes to documenting events like a crash, note-taking can be a valuable tool. It can help you remember important details and provide a clear and accurate record of what happened. Be sure to include factors such as the time, place, and weather conditions in your notes. What were the road conditions like? Was it raining, snowing, or sunny? These details may seem insignificant at the time, but they can be crucial in determining the cause of the crash. 

 Even more so, your notes can help you recall what happened during the crash and could be used as evidence if a lawsuit is filed. So, take out that pen and paper and get to writing! Make sure to also keep any relevant documents or photos you have taken, as they may be important in the future. 

 Keeping calm and following these steps can be difficult in the chaotic aftermath of a car crash, but they are necessary actions to protect your safety and retain as much evidence as possible. Hopefully, this post was able to provide an overview of the right procedure to take should you be put in this unfortunate situation. Remember, by staying safe and taking swift action, you can protect both yourself and any other parties involved. If you’ve been in a car accident recently, contact your insurance provider for help understanding your coverage and how best to move forward.

Friday, April 21, 2023

My Favorite Garden Finds For Summer

 Summer is my favorite season of the year. I just love the warmer weather and being able to wear shorts. The best part of summer is growing food in my garden! Check out my favorite garden finds that I discovered.

 Who here is a fan of summer? Who gets excited about growing food in a garden? I raised my hand for both questions as I love summer and gardening. Maintaining a backyard garden is hard work but it is so worth it. I just love that I have plenty of fresh organic vegetables and fruits to eat.

 There is just something about planting seeds and seeing them turn into food. I am that person who can't wait for morning so I can check on my plants in my swingset garden. The first thing that I do in the morning after I exercise at the gym is head outside to my garden. I water all my plants, from tomatoes and greens to watermelons and cucumbers. I get so excited when the garden plants have signs of food growing on them as that means they are closer to being ready for harvesting.

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I am obsessed with gardening

 Three years ago, I started my first garden and I have learned to love growing food. Seeing my hard work turn into healthy food that I can eat is pretty amazing. Having a garden in my backyard also saves me money, especially as food costs continue to go up.

 This year I have expanded my garden and I have purchased some new garden items. A couple of my garden purchases will help me to grow more veggies and other items will help me with working in the garden. These are garden goodies that you will want to learn about as you will want to buy them. So keep reading to discover my favorite new garden buys.

1. Indoor Garden Veggie Grower

 The garden season is way too short for me. I want to pick fresh beet greens year-round but that just does not happen. It seems that by the time my garden plants give me food, fall is right around the corner. So I decided to purchase an indoor garden that allows me to grow lettuce, kale, and herbs 365 days a year.

 I bought an Aerogarden Hydroponic Indoor Garden for indoor vegetable growing. This indoor garden is so easy to use. All I had to do was fill the garden unit up with water and add the seed pods along with the included plant food. This garden item is practically maintenance-free! 

 The Aerogarden has a grow light to help the plants grow and reminder lights to help you remember to add water and plant food about once every 2 weeks. I am growing lettuce and kale in my Aerogarden. The plants sprouted in 3 days and they were ready to eat in 2 weeks! The best part is after I cut off some fresh kale to eat, the plants grow more.

2. Garden Tower

 I was looking for a way to add more garden space to my garden without having to dig out a space in my yard. I looked into container gardening as I way to grow vegetables in my yard and I discovered this amazing garden container that can grow 50 plants at a time! I knew that I had to buy it.

 I discovered the Garden Tower and I have officially crossed to a plant lady! This Advanced Vertical Garden Planter is going to help me take my gardening skills to the next level. The Garden Tower is a composting vertical planter that combines the benefits of composting with growing plants.

 The Garden Tower is a garden with a built-in composter! This Tower garden will help turn your food scraps into organic fertilizer that feeds your plants. This unique garden system has a chamber where you add worms and then they will transform the kitchen scraps into food for your plants to help you grow healthier bigger organic plants. Bigger plants mean more nutritious food to eat.

Check out my full review of the Garden Tower Here 

3. Comfortable Garden Shoes

 I wanted some new shoes to wear while working in the garden as my sandals were not working. My feet were getting dirty and I needed some waterproof garden shoes that kept my feet clean. 

 I discovered some cute closed-back clogs that had an awesome price! While these shoes are made for medical professionals, I knew that they would work for gardening. The shoes are so comfortable and just love the fun design on them. These shoes are made with plastic materials so I can get them wet. Plus they are super easy to put on. I keep the Anywear By Cherokee Closed Back Plastic Clogs by my backdoor so I can wear them while I work in the garden. These clogs come in many different colors and patterns.

The shoes are available at Medical Scrubs Collection. Medical Scrubs Collection offers a fantastic selection in all sizes at the lowest possible prices. 

Garden Inspired Recipes

4. Moisturizing Hair Oil 

 Working outside in the hot sun along with the wind can do a number on my hair. The summer heat tends to dry my hair out and it screams for moisture. So I needed to find a hair product to give my dry hair some intense moisturizing.

The Mayraki Ultimate Botanical Moisturizing Hair Oil was the perfect product for my hair. This moisturizing hair oil is infused with organic botanicals and natural oils to restore and nourish hair from root to tip. It contains a blend of nourishing oils, including argan oil, jojoba oil, and castor oil, which help strengthen hair, reduce breakage, and promote healthy hair growth. The botanical extracts in this oil, including chamomile and lavender, help soothe the scalp and promote relaxation. My hair feels so soft after I use this hair oil.

5. Green House

 I added a greenhouse to my garden last year and it was the best purchase that I made for gardening. This greenhouse survived the harsh weather of the desert and I was able to use it another year. Using a greenhouse for my garden has had many benefits. I was able to start my garden sooner as the greenhouse created a warmer space for the garden seeds and garden plants. Keeping the garden soil covered with a greenhouse also kept the birds away from the vegetable seeds. Last year the birds ate my seeds shortly after I planted them

This greenhouse is super affordable and has many other garden benefits. Check out my full review of my backyard greenhouse to discover all the garden benefits of using a greenhouse. 

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Roasted Tomatoes Made In The Air Fryer

6. Live Worms

 My Garden Tower required worms for the composting feature to work. So, I purchased a bag of Live Red Wiggler Worms for Vermiculture & Composting online. This was my first online worm purchase for my garden. I had no idea that you could even buy worms online.

 The 100 worms came in a cloth drawstring bag filled with dirt. When I opened up the bag, the worms looked dead but once I added water to the dirt, the worms started to wake up. Worms are great for composting as they help turn the food scraps from your compost bucket into nutrient-rich food for your plants. 

You need to check out all of my favorite garden finds for summer

 I am going to have so much fun in my garden this summer. I am excited about all the fresh garden produce that my garden plants will be producing. I am anticipating having so many green veggies and tomatoes to stock up my freezers. My son is excited about fresh sweet watermelon. 

What is your favorite garden plant to grow?

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Are Garden Towers Worth The Money?

 Gardening season has started and I am excited to grow my seeds in the Garden Tower. This is The “World's Most Advanced Vertical Garden Planter."

 I have been growing food in my backyard for several years and this will be my 4th time starting a garden. I decided to try gardening in the Southwest back in the year 2020. The COVID-19 stuck-at-home thing got me to join the garden craze and I am hooked on growing fresh vegetables in my yard. 

Several things just lined up in the year 2020 to get me to try the impossible, never going to do the hobby of gardening. The most obvious was I had plenty of time on my hands and my youngest boys did not demand much of my time. So instead of taking care of kids, I am taking care of plants and the reward of fresh green vegetables and tomatoes is one that I like.

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Garden Tower Project

From a swingset garden to a Garden Tower

My first garden was a small space near my house and I grew beet greens, kale, and one tomato plant in a container. This garden gave me enough fresh produce to inspire me to expand my garden the next year. My next garden space was a converted swingset garden where I grew more veggies and fruits. I grew cucumbers, basil, chard, zucchini, and even watermelon!

 I then added a greenhouse to my garden plan, last year. The greenhouse was super affordable and had many garden benefits. The best benefit of growing plants in a greenhouse is being able to keep pests, like birds, away from my plants. Save 10% on the best greenhouse With Code AFFILIATE10.

Also in the year 2022, my garden gave me a bumper crop of tomatoes along with plenty of greens and carrots. I even had tomatoes growing in my compost pile! I had tossed some rotten tomatoes in the compost bucket and they grew into a massive amount of tomato plants.

 Then I discovered the Garden Tower and I have officially crossed to a plant lady! This Advanced Vertical Garden Planter is going to help me take my gardening skills to the next level. The Garden Tower is a composting vertical planter that combines the benefits of composting with growing plants.

Roasted Tomatoes Made In The Air Fryer

By planting your own fruit and vegetables, you know exactly where they come from and what has gone into them. 

Garden Tower Project

A garden with a built-in composter

 The Garden Tower will help turn your food scraps into organic fertilizer that feeds your plants. This unique garden system has a chamber where you add worms and then they will transform the kitchen scraps into food for your plants to help you grow healthier bigger organic plants. Bigger plants mean more nutritious food to eat.

Purchase the Garden Tower Here

Check out some benefits of growing with the Garden Tower

~ A garden with a built-in composter

 The Garden Tower will help turn your food scraps into organic fertilizer that feeds your plants. This unique garden system has a chamber where you add worms and then they will transform the kitchen scraps into food for your plants to help you grow healthier bigger organic plants. Bigger plants mean more nutritious food to eat.

~ Less Space Needed

 The Tower Garden can grow 50 plants and requires only 4 square feet of space. So you can grow food nearly anywhere, even on an apartment patio. This unique stacking garden rotates so you can access your garden from every angle.

~ Easy to Use

Just fill it with soil and add plants. You can also start your garden with seeds. This patio garden allows you to grow nearly any vegetables, herbs, or flowers organically. The best part is it eliminates weeding, electricity, nutrient loss, and most water loss associated with conventional gardening.

~ Growth in Less Time

Did you know that >90% of available nutrition is lost below the root zone of a raised-bed or typical container?  The Garden Tower™ recovers these nutrients and optimizes delivery to the plant roots for hydroponic-like growth rates without the price tag and difficulty.

~ Made from Food-Grade Materials

The Garden Tower is HDPE (non-toxic, BPA & PVC free plastic) components, FDA-approved dye, and a UV-protection antioxidant package for health, durability, and recyclability.

~ USA Made

100% Made in the USA

Garden Inspired Recipes

Why You Should Get a Garden Tower 

 If you’re an avid gardener or you want to have the freshest produce in your backyard, then the Garden Tower is for you. The towering garden container lets you plant up to 50 plants of your choice in one planter, so your choice of what to grow is not limited—50 plants is a lot! 

~ The design of this vegetable garden allows you to keep it on your patio, in your backyard, or even on your balcony. Another bonus is that it’s a lot easier to take care of than a large garden. 

~ The benefits are many, but the biggest one is the fantastic produce you’ll be able to grow right in your own home. 

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Come Grow With Me

 I just started my Garden Tower. It was super simple to set up. I placed the garden system on my patio and filled it up with potting soil. Then I planted my seeds. I am glad that added the caster wheels package to my Garden Tower order. These locking wheels will make moving the garden tower easy. So I can control the amount of sun that my plants will receive.

 The summer temperatures can get quite high here in the desert. So the wheel system will allow me to move my garden to a better spot on my patio, so my plants can thrive. That also will help with my watering schedule. 

What I planted in the Garden Tower ~ From top to bottom 

~ Beets

~ Bok Choy

~ Chard

~ Beets

~ Cucumbers

~ Watermelon

Garden Tower Project

My first review

The Garden Tower is very durable and it was super easy to add the garden seeds. Depending on the plant, I added 2-3 seeds per compartment. I loved that I did not have to worry about proper seed spacing like I have to do in my ground garden space. 

 I bet you are wondering how I can grow watermelons and cucumbers in this stacking garden tower. Since I planted the seeds near the bottom of the tower, I will be able to place the plant vines of the melons on the ground, so they will have plenty of space to grow.

 Watering is super easy as you water the plants from the top of the planting system. The water then travels down to give all the plants water. I won't be able to overwater the plants as excess water goes into a pull-out drawer. This drawer also serves as the place where the compost tea gets made.

Love the inside composter

 I am super excited about the composting part of the Garden Tower. It will make composting food scraps super easy. The tower has a chamber in which I placed live worms inside. I bought my garden worms online from Amazon. Then I will feed the worms with my kitchen scraps and other items that are compostable like cardboard.

The worms will eat the compost pile and turn it into organic fertilizer for the plants. Even the excess water will be made into compost tea that I can use to water the plants. So I love that I can grab my kitchen compost bin and pour the contents into the Garden Tower. Having a compost pile has never been this easy!

Check back for updates on my Garden Tower growing experience

 As my seeds sprout into plants and give me food, I will update my growing experience with The Garden Tower in other garden articles. So check back!

Final Thoughts on the Garden Tower 2

 The Garden Tower doesn’t guarantee garden success. It’s a planter that allows you to grow more in a smaller space. It’s a really convenient, space-saving planter. This is a great planter for those with smaller yards or those who are looking to do raised garden beds. For me, I bought the Garden Tower as I wanted to expand my garden.

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How to Achieve Hair-Free Skin: Common Mistakes to Steer Clear Of

 Achieving and maintaining smooth, hair-free skin is something almost everyone wants to do. Whether you use a razor, waxing strips, depilatory creams, or permanent procedures like electrolysis or laser hair removal — it can be a confusing and sometimes painful journey filled with trial and error. It’s easy to get stuck in a frustrating rut of treatments that don’t work long-term, so in this blog post, we're sharing some common mistakes to avoid when trying to achieve silky soft skin that's free of those unwanted hairs. Let’s dive into the tips now, shall we?

Relying on DIY Hair Removal Techniques

 When it comes to hair removal, the convenience of at-home DIY techniques can be tempting. However, it's important to consider the potential risks that come with using these methods. From skin irritation to infection, it's essential to approach hair removal with caution. While some natural remedies like sugar waxing in order to remove hair exist, it's important to weigh the pros and cons of each method before making a decision. For example, waxing can provide results for up to several weeks, but it is also more painful than other treatments.

Not Maintaining the Skin After Hair Removal

 Hair removal can be a long and tedious process, but maintaining the skin after removal is just as important. Without proper aftercare, the skin can become dry and irritated, leading to redness, itching, and even scarring. The good news is that there are plenty of products available to help moisturize and protect the skin after hair removal. Sunscreen is also crucial to preventing sun damage, especially in sensitive areas that have just been treated. Don't neglect your skin after hair removal, it deserves just as much attention as the hair removal process itself. Trust us, your silky smooth skin will thank you for it.

Overlooking Side Effects of Waxing

 Waxing has been the go-to option for many men and women looking for a quick and effective way to get rid of unwanted hair. However, it's not uncommon for people to overlook the possible side effects that come with it. The heat from the wax can cause redness, itching, and even ingrown hairs, leaving you with an uncomfortable aftermath. While it's tempting to prioritize the benefits of hair removal, it's important to know what you're getting into before making the commitment. By taking time to understand the potential risks, you'll be better equipped to decide if this hair removal approach is right for you.

Going for Too Frequent Treatments

 We all want to achieve the most beautiful and radiant skin possible, but sometimes our eagerness to achieve quick results can lead to overdoing it with treatments. Going for too frequent treatments can actually do more harm than good, as it doesn't allow the skin enough time to recover and regenerate between sessions. Not only can this disrupt the natural healing process, but it can also exacerbate underlying skin issues such as redness, breakouts, or dryness. So, if you're guilty of hopping from one treatment to another, take a break and allow your skin to breathe and restore its natural balance. After all, a healthy glow is a long-term investment that requires patience and persistence.

Forgetting About Personal Preference

 In a world where we're bombarded with beauty recommendations from social media and advertisements, it's easy to forget about personal preference. Keep in mind that your skin is special, so what works for another person might not work for you. Don't be swayed by hype or popularity; instead, listen to your own needs and preferences. Try out several goods and methods until you discover what works best for you. By doing so, you'll not only look better but feel more confident knowing that you're taking care of yourself in a way that feels authentic and true to you.

Neglecting a Professional Opinion

 When it comes to achieving hair-free skin, it can be tempting to rely solely on our own opinions or the advice of friends and family. However, neglecting the professional opinions of trusted experts can mean missing out on valuable advice and guidance. Whether we're considering laser hair removal, waxing, or another hair removal method, seeking out the advice of a professional can help us make informed decisions based on our skin type, hair texture, and other individual factors. By opening ourselves up to new perspectives and knowledge, we can make the most of the options available to us and achieve the smooth, hair-free skin we desire.

 By taking into consideration these tips and tricks for successful hair removal, you can give yourself the best shot at safe, comfortable, and effective results. With the help of professional, proper aftercare products and treatments, and the knowledge of what works best for your skin type, you can avoid the common mistakes that often come with hair removal. Implementing all of these steps will not only guarantee you improved long-term results but also decrease the chances of side effects or discomfort during hair removal treatments. Do some research on different DIY methods and professional work in order to find what works for you so that you can look forward to lasting smoother skin.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Why I Am Excited About Trace Mineral Supplements

 It all started with the Trace Mineral Electrolyte Stamina Power Pack that I discovered at a health expo in 2022. Then in 2023, I discovered the benefits of daily magnesium from a delicious magnesium gummy and I was hooked on minerals for healing.

 If you have been reading my articles for quite some time, then you know that I take many health supplements. I just love the many benefits of supplements for the body and I am always researching different supplements. I also try many supplements to see if they really work. 

 It was a tendon running injury in 2014, that would not heal which lead me to try turmeric, collagen, and protein powder. When these supplements healed my Achilles tendon, after many failed doctor treatments, I began my journey of supplementation for health benefits. Natural supplements are nature's medicine for me.

Attending Health Expos to Learn More About Supplements

 Every year I attend several health expos to learn about the newest products in the natural market. From sampling healthy food to discovering new health products, I also get to take home samples of many supplements. These samples of natural supplements have helped me learn the benefits of supplements for the body. 

 Before I take any supplement, I always do plenty of research to discover not only the benefits but also the dangers of the product. While supplements like vitamins and minerals are natural, they can also harm you if not taken in the correct dosage.

Trace Minerals has helped me learn about minerals 

 It was a powerful vitamin C supplement that I received from Trace Minerals in the fall of 2022 at Expo East that got me excited about trying more mineral supplements from this company. This was not your typical vitamin C product as Trace Minerals Power Pak contained minerals and electrolytes. So along with 1200 mg of vitamin C for immunity benefits, I was also getting some minerals like magnesium, potassium, and sodium. 

 The Power Pak helped me stay well throughout the cold and flu season as I drank one of the delicious Trace Power Pak drink mixes a couple times a week. When someone was sick in my family then I drank the Power Pak every day until they were well. 

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Sampling other Trace Mineral products helped me sleep better

 Then in March of 2023, I received some other mineral sample products from Trace Minerals while attending Expo West. One of the products was watermelon magnesium gummies and the other was Trace Mineral Drops.

I decided to add the Trace Mineral supplements into my daily supplement routine. I loved that I could use the Power Pak after I exercise for hydration benefits and also get immunity benefits. So I decide to use enjoy this delicious drink mix every morning after I sweated in the gym. I added the Trace Mineral Drops to my after-the-gym protein recovery shake and chewed one of the magnesium gummies when I took my other vitamins.

 After taking these supplements for a week, I noticed that I was sleeping better and was no longer waking up several times from my asthmatic cough. At first, I thought that I was sleeping better due to receiving allergy shots for allergy-induced asthma. Then, it dawned on me that all of these new supplements had magnesium in them and I remembered that magnesium can help with sleep. 

Magnesium and sleep benefits

 One of the many benefits of magnesium is it may help one sleep better. I had learned about this many years ago but when I took magnesium before bed it did not work for me. Magnesium had the opposite effect on me and stimulated me, so I could not sleep. 

 It was after I used the Trace Mineral products that contained magnesium in the morning, that I discovered that I could still get the sleep benefits of magnesium even though I took them in the AM. Could a lack of magnesium in my body be the cause of my not sleeping and having an asthmatic cough at night?

12 Benefits of Magnesium

1. Improved Sleep ~ I was sleeping better

2. Elevated Mood

3. Enhanced Bone Health

4. Muscle recovery

5. Boosted Energy Levels

6. Improved Digestion

7. Regulated Blood Pressure

8. Increased Mental Focus

9. Lower Risk of Diabetes

10. Reduced Inflammation ~ This helped my asthma symptoms

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 So I did further research on the benefits of magnesium supplements and I was amazed at the list of benefits. The 1st benefit was improved sleep and benefit #10 was reduced inflammation. Asthma is caused by inflammation of the lungs and adding magnesium to my diet helped with my asthma. 

 I then looked at the list of other magnesium benefits and saw that magnesium could help with blood pressure. I then decided that my husband needed to start taking a magnesium supplement as he was having a hard time lowering his BP numbers. 

I won a giveaway from Trace Minerals

 I won a giveaway that I entered at Expo West. The prize was a gift card from Trace Minerals. So I used the gift card to buy more magnesium gummies for my husband. I also bought more of the Power Paks and Trace Mineral drops since they were helping me. Since I still had money left to spend, I decided to try some other Trace Mineral products. 

 I just received my box of goodies from Trace Minerals and I am excited to try them. I am also excited to see if the magnesium gummies can help my husband's high blood pressure. So look for my reviews of Trace Minerals next month.

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Which Trace Mineral product would you like to try?

7 Effective Ways to Regain Your Pre-Baby Body Confidence

 Whether you’ve just welcomed your first little one into the world or you’re a veteran parent of several kids, struggling to regain pre-baby body confidence is an issue that many moms face. No matter how much you exercised during pregnancy, it can be hard to find the motivation and energy to get moving again after having a baby. Thankfully, there are some practical, easy steps that any mom can take in order to rebuild her body confidence postpartum! In this blog post, we will go through seven simple ways that new and experienced mothers alike can use in order to feel more confident while they strive towards their fitness goals. Read on for helpful insights and tips on how best to build pre-baby body confidence after giving birth!

Don't Be Afraid Of Augmenting Aspects You Don't Enjoy

 Pregnancy can lead to many physical changes in a woman's body, and it's understandable to feel apprehensive about some of these changes. However, it's important not to be afraid of augmenting aspects you don't enjoy about your body post-pregnancy. One common postpartum issue is the development of a belly pouch, which can negatively impact a woman's self-esteem. Luckily, there are many non-invasive and safe cosmetic procedures available that can help boost your confidence and make you feel like your pre-baby self again. Look up things like a mommy makeover near me to find a qualified surgeon in your area who can help you make the changes you desire. This will help you to feel more comfortable and confident in your post-baby body.

Treat Yourself To Something Special That Makes You Feel Good

 As a new mom, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. That's why it's important to treat yourself to something special that makes you feel good. Whether it's a relaxing massage or rejuvenating facial, taking time for yourself can do wonders for your mental and physical well-being. These special treats allow you to disconnect from the chaos of motherhood and focus on yourself for a little while. You deserve to feel pampered and refreshed, and indulging in spa treatment is the perfect way to do just that.

Wear Things That Give You A Beautiful And Confident Feeling

 After giving birth, the journey to feeling confident in your own skin once again can feel long and arduous. It's no secret that your body changes during pregnancy, and it can be challenging to navigate this new normal. However, one small step you can take towards feeling confident and beautiful is by wearing clothes that make you feel good about yourself, regardless of your body shape. Whether you prefer loose-fitting dresses, snug jeans, or anything in between, the important thing is that you feel comfortable in what you're wearing. After all, nothing is more beautiful than a woman who exudes confidence and self-love.

Focus On The Activities You Love, Such As Running, Swimming, Yoga, Etc.

 From feedings to diaper changes to sleep schedules, there's not much time left over for yourself. However, it's crucial to prioritize the things that bring you joy and help you de-stress. Whether it's running, swimming, or yoga, making time for physical activity post-pregnancy can have numerous benefits for your mental and physical health. Not only does exercise release endorphins that boost your mood, but it can also help you reconnect with your body after pregnancy and potentially speed up your postpartum recovery. So, don't feel guilty about taking some time to focus on yourself and the activities you love.

Be Kind To Yourself

 It's important to remember that taking care of your own well-being is just as crucial as caring for your bundle of joy. So, don't forget to be kind to yourself! Relaxation is key, and giving yourself permission to take some time to unwind is essential in maintaining your physical and emotional health. Whether it's a soothing bath, a few chapters of your favorite book, or simply taking a nap, remember to carve out some me-time to recharge and rejuvenate.

Write Down Your Accomplishments

 Motherhood is one of the most rewarding and challenging roles a woman can take on. It is a journey full of ups and downs and sometimes it's easy to forget all the amazing things we have accomplished along the way. This is why it's essential to keep a record of your achievements since becoming a mom. Maybe you managed to juggle a full-time job while still being there for your child's soccer practice, or perhaps you overcame a difficult phase with your little one. Whatever it may be, don't let those accomplishments go unnoticed or forgotten.

Reconnect With Old Friends Who Make You Laugh And Appreciate You

 Life after having a baby can be stressful and overwhelming. It can be easy to lose touch with old friends who once brought joy and laughter into your life. However, reconnecting with those people who made you smile and appreciate life can be a remarkable experience. These old friends can remind you of how fantastic you are and that you deserve happiness. Laughing with them can relieve the stress and fatigue that come with having a newborn. Whether it's meeting for coffee or a phone call, making time for these friends can do wonders for your mental health.

 With all that you've experienced as a mom (and continue to experience), it's crucial that you remember to prioritize self-care. By using the tips listed above, such as taking time for yourself, wearing something that makes you feel confident, and don't being afraid of augmenting aspects of your appearance or lifestyle if you so desire. This not only helps you stay healthy and stress-free, but it also gives off positive vibes to the people around you - including your family and children. You’re worth more than words can say, and with just a few small changes to form good habits, you will be ready to take on anything life throws your way.

The Health Benefits of Sauna: Why You Should Make It a Part of Your Lifestyle?

 Do you ever feel like you need time to relax and recharge? Have you heard of the therapeutic effects of a sauna session? You may not be aware, but regular use of a sauna can provide your body with numerous health benefits. Not only can it help alleviate pain and stress, but it's also an incredible way to detoxify and improve circulation. In this blog post, we will explore why making a sauna part of your lifestyle benefits your overall well-being. Read further to learn more about the physical and emotional advantages of sweating in a hot environment!

Detoxification and Improved Circulation

 Detoxification and improved circulation are two major health benefits of incorporating sauna sessions into your lifestyle. Saunas have been used for centuries to promote sweating, flush out toxins from the body, and improve blood flow. Increased circulation helps to deliver oxygen and important nutrients to the body's tissues, promoting healing and overall well-being. Additionally, sweating in a sauna can help clear out pores, leaving skin refreshed and renewed. So why not make time for regular sauna sessions and give your body the opportunity to detoxify and improve its circulation? With these benefits and more, it's a simple step towards a healthier you.

Improved Cardiovascular Health

 Saunas have been used for centuries as a form of relaxation, but did you know they also have cardiovascular benefits? Retailers from My Sauna World recommend regular sauna use at home as it can improve blood flow and dilate blood vessels, leading to better cardiovascular health. Specifically, saunas can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, and even improve heart function. Additionally, saunas may help with weight loss and reduce inflammation, which are both known risk factors for cardiovascular disease. So if you're looking for a simple yet effective way to improve your overall heart health, consider making sauna use a part of your regular routine. Your heart will thank you for it!

Reducing Stress and Anxiety

 Stress and anxiety can take a toll on our mental and physical health. That's why taking proactive steps to reduce these feelings is important. One way to do so is by incorporating regular sauna sessions into your lifestyle. Saunas have been shown to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol while increasing the feel-good hormone serotonin. This can lead to a decrease in both stress and anxiety, helping you to feel more relaxed and at ease. Additionally, saunas can improve blood flow and promote relaxation, further aiding in reducing stress and anxiety. Making sauna use a regular part of your routine is a simple yet impactful way to prioritize your mental and physical well-being.

Pain Relief and Improved Joint Health

 Saunas are a relaxing way to unwind after a long day and provide numerous health benefits. Among these benefits are pain relief and improved joint health. By inducing perspiration, saunas help flush out toxins from the body and reduce inflammation, reducing joint pain and improving joint mobility. Saunas also increase blood flow to the muscles and tissues, helping to speed up the body's natural healing process. Additionally, the heat of the sauna can stimulate the release of endorphins, our body's natural pain relievers. With regular sauna use, you can enjoy this relaxing practice's numerous health benefits, making it a valuable addition to your lifestyle for enhanced pain relief and joint health.

Weight Loss and Increased Metabolism

 If you're on a weight loss journey, you may look for ways to boost your metabolism and burn more calories. One surprising way to do just that is by incorporating sauna sessions into your lifestyle. Saunas have been shown to increase heart rate, improve circulation, and stimulate the body's natural production of growth hormone, which can help with weight loss and metabolism. Not to mention, sweating in a sauna can also help flush out toxins from the body, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. So if you're looking for an alternative approach to weight loss and improved metabolic function, consider making sauna sessions a regular part of your routine.

Boosting the Immune System

 If you want to boost your immune system and improve your overall health, incorporating sauna sessions into your lifestyle might be just the ticket. Saunas have been shown to have numerous health benefits, including increasing circulation, detoxifying the body, reducing stress, and, yes – boosting the immune system. When you sauna, your body's core temperature rises, causing a response that's similar to a fever. This helps to kill off viruses and bacteria, giving your immune system a much-needed boost. Plus, sweating is one of the body's most effective ways of eliminating toxins, so regular sauna sessions can help keep your body functioning at its best. So if you're looking for an easy, enjoyable way to stay healthy and support your immune system, it might be time to give the sauna a try.

Sauna use can provide numerous health benefits and should be considered as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are looking to detoxify, improve cardiovascular health, reduce stress and anxiety, alleviate pain, promote weight loss, or boost the immune system, sauna use can be a natural and effective wellness tool. However, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting a new sauna regimen and always to practice proper safety precautions.

Friday, April 14, 2023

Discover The Top Benefits Of Seeing A Good Endocrinologist

  The endocrine system plays a vital role in our overall health and well-being. It regulates numerous bodily functions such as metabolism, growth, and reproduction. If you're experiencing symptoms related to your hormones or endocrine system, it's important to seek out the help of a specialist who can provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. 

 This is where an endocrinologist comes in. They are experts in treating hormone imbalances and disorders related to the endocrine system. In this blog post, we'll be exploring the top benefits of seeing a good endocrinologist, from improving your overall health to managing chronic conditions. Let's get started.

Expert Diagnosis and Treatment

 Endocrinologists are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose various endocrine-related conditions. They will be able to assess your symptoms and medical history, determine any underlying issues, and develop a personalized treatment plan. This can help you better understand your condition and provide you with relief from associated symptoms.

 Moreover, endocrinologists undergo extensive training and education to become experts in their field. As a result, they are experienced in managing complex cases and staying up-to-date with the latest research and treatments. For instance, an endocrinologist in Michigan will be familiar with the state's laws, regulations, and protocols for treating endocrine disorders. When you see a good endocrinologist, you can trust that you are receiving care from someone highly qualified and with the experience necessary to provide you with the best possible treatment.

Offer Comprehensive Care

 Endocrinologists offer comprehensive care for a variety of hormone-related conditions. They are trained to diagnose and treat disorders such as diabetes, thyroid disease, and osteoporosis. In addition, they can provide specialized care for conditions that require hormone replacement therapy, such as menopause and hypogonadism.

 Endocrinologists also work closely with other healthcare providers, such as primary care physicians, to ensure that patients receive holistic and coordinated care. When you see a good endocrinologist, you can trust that they will provide you with personalized care that takes into account your unique medical history and needs.

Support and Education

 A good endocrinologist diagnoses and treats hormone-related disorders and provides support and education to their patients. They understand that managing a hormone-related condition can be overwhelming and can significantly impact a patient's quality of life. As such, they strive to provide their patients with the knowledge and resources needed to manage their condition effectively.

 They also offer emotional support and encouragement, empowering their patients to take an active role in their healthcare. When you see a good endocrinologist, you can expect to receive medical care and the support and education needed to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Personalized Treatment

 Endocrinologists understand that each patient is unique and requires personalized treatment. They take the time to listen to their patient's concerns, conduct thorough evaluations, and develop individualized treatment plans that meet their specific needs. They work with their patients to develop realistic goals and strategies for managing their condition, taking into account their lifestyle, preferences, and medical history.

 A good endocrinologist will also closely monitor their patient's progress and adjust their treatment plan as needed. With personalized treatment from a good endocrinologist, patients can expect to experience better health outcomes and a higher quality of life.

Continual Monitoring

 Hormone-related conditions can require ongoing management and monitoring. A good endocrinologist recognizes this and provides their patients with continual monitoring to ensure their treatment plan works effectively. For instance, they may recommend healthy products for your situation and more. They may also order regular blood tests or other diagnostic tests to evaluate their patient's hormone levels and adjust their treatment plan accordingly.

 They also work with their patients to develop strategies for managing their condition over the long term, such as making lifestyle changes or taking medication. With continual monitoring from a good endocrinologist, patients can feel confident that their condition is being managed effectively and that they are receiving the best possible care.

Coordination of Care

 Endocrinologists work closely with other healthcare providers to ensure that their patients receive coordinated care. This is especially important for patients with complex or chronic hormone-related conditions, as they may require care from multiple specialists. A good endocrinologist will communicate with their patient's primary care physicians and any other specialists involved in their care to ensure that everyone is on the same page regarding their treatment plan.

 This can help to prevent misunderstandings, redundancies, or gaps in care. With coordinated care from a good endocrinologist, patients can feel confident that they are receiving the best possible care for their hormone-related condition.

Offer Preventive Care

 In addition to managing hormone-related conditions, endocrinologists also provide preventive care. They may offer screening tests or lifestyle recommendations to help prevent hormone-related disorders from developing in the first place. For example, they may advise patients on maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine to prevent type 2 diabetes or osteoporosis.

 They may also recommend regular screenings for conditions such as thyroid cancer or pituitary tumors. With preventive care from a good endocrinologist, patients can take proactive steps to maintain their health and prevent the development of hormone-related disorders.

Improved Quality of Life

 Overall, seeing a good endocrinologist can improve a patient's quality of life with hormone-related disorders. Patients can feel confident that their condition is being managed effectively with personalized treatment plans, continual monitoring, and coordinated care. In addition, endocrinologists provide support and education to their patients, empowering them to take an active role in their healthcare.

 By managing their condition effectively and taking proactive steps to prevent the development of related disorders, patients can experience better health outcomes and a higher quality of life. Seeing a good endocrinologist can make a significant difference in the lives of those with hormone-related disorders.

 In conclusion, seeing a good endocrinologist can provide a wide range of benefits for those with hormone-related disorders. From personalized treatment plans and ongoing monitoring to support and education, endocrinologists can help patients manage their condition and improve their quality of life. Endocrinologists can provide holistic and coordinated care by working closely with other healthcare providers and offering preventive care to their patients. If you have a hormone-related disorder, consider seeing a good endocrinologist to receive the best possible care and support.
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