Hipster Freethinker Backpack,

This Hipster Freethinker Backpack is superb! I absolutely love it.  I use it to carry my laptop back and forth when we go to my grandparents house or anywhere else where we are going to be there for some time so I can have the internet nearby.

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This has different compartments to hold your laptop, notebooks/folders, cords, pens/pencils and there’s one on each side that can be used for water bottles.  The straps are sturdy and comfortable.

We sometimes use this to carry extra clothes for my granddaughter should she have and accident while we are out and about.

I highly recommend this backpack to anyone that is wanting a good quality backpack that can hold your laptop and other school supplies or to put any hiking supplies in it when you go hiking.

Sorry I had to use a stock photo but my cameria lense is shattered so I can’t take pictures.

**I received this item free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion**

First Botany Scar Cream & Epidermal Repairing Cream

If you are on the hunt for something that will decrease scars and discoloring on your skin then First Botany Scar Cream & Epidermal Repairing Cream is just what you need.

This comes in a jar with a top that you have to press down to get it to dispense the cream and just one push is plenty. The scar cream isn’t greasy or sticky – it rubs in well and to me it doesn’t have much of a smell.

 

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I have a condition called Polymorphic Light Eruption. It is an itchy rash caused by sun exposure in people who have developed a sensitivity to sunlight. It appears as red, tiny bumps or slightly raised patches of skin. Along with all of this comes little tiny scars all over my arms.

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Since I have staring using this produce the spots aren’t near as noticable as they used to be so I would recommend this to anyone with scars wanting to get rid of them.

** I received this product free or at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.**

Woolzies pure essential oil peppermint

Peppermint is one of my favorite scents so when I had the opportunity to get Woolzies pure essential oil peppermint  at a discount I jumped on it!

Peppermint can be used for a wide variety of things such as: headache relief, anti-inflammatory,  anti-parasitic, antibacterial, digestive stimulant, stuffy nosses, and as a pain releaver.  It can also be used to keep ants at bay as well. I can also be used as a rodent deterant as well.

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I have suffered from Chronic Migraines for years and I also have Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and several other health issues and peppermint really helps calm me and helps with the pain. I put peppermint on my temples and the back of my neck when I have a migraine or headache and it really helps.  I also put it on any of my other aches and pains and it helps with those as well.

It does well putting it in a oil diffuser and letting the fragrance fill up your room/house. It makes a house smell really good!

I would recommend this to anyone that has pain and wants a natural remedy or anyone that needs to get rid or rodents or ants.

** I received this at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.**

 

 

Woolzies Best 100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil

Woolzies Best 100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil is the perfect essential oil for anyone that needs help with sleep. I put a few drop in my essential oil diffuser and once I get comfortable it doesn’t take me long to drift off to sleep. I have had chronic insomnia for years and have taken sleeping medications and none of them have helped. This really helps.  After reading some of the reviews on this product it looks like I am going to have to get some of Woolzies Wool Balls for my laundry.

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This comes in a 1 ml bottle and has a top that allows you to measure drops out rather than with a dropper. I would recommend this to anyone that is wanting a reliable lavender essential oil that will help you sleep at night.

** I received the Woolzies Best quality, great value 100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil at a discount in exchange for my honest, fair and unbiased review **

Ozeri 4×3 Razor Pedometer/Fitness Tracker

I had the opportunity to review Ozeri 4x3razor Pocket 3D Pedometer and Activity Tracker with Bosch Tri-Axis Technology so I jumped at the chance.  I have been wanting one of these for a long time.  This particular item accurately record steps, distance, calories consumed, fat burned and exercise time.  The Pedometer is only 0.5 cm thick and weighs just half an ounce.  It includes a detachable lanyard and belt clip for super convenience.  Since getting this I have realized just how much or how little I exercise during the day!

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I would recommend this pedometer/tracker to anyone that is wanting a good quality item that is reliable, accurate, and easy to set up.  It is extremely portable as you can wear it on your belt, around your neck or in your pocket.

**I received this item free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.**

 

Leaky Gut Test

Cyrex Laboratories (a provider of autoimmune reactivity screenings) has announced the availability of their intestinal antigenic permeability test—the Array 2. Known as the “Leaky Gut” test, Array 2 is unique among clinical testing in its ability to identify the route of damage occurring in the intestinal barrier.

PHOENIX (July 13, 2016) – Cyrex Laboratories, a clinical laboratory specializing in functional immunology and autoimmunity, offers Array 2, an intestinal antigenic permeability screen. The Array 2 is the most advanced test on the market to accurately measure intestinal permeability or “leaky gut” as well as assess systemic Lipopolysaccharides (LPS)—a byproduct of bacteria. The Array 2 is unique among clinical testing in its ability to identify the route of damage occurring in the intestinal barrier.

Knowing the pathway of degeneration helps the practitioner narrow his/her focus in identifying the triggers causing damage and choose the most effective gut healing protocol for the patient. Dr. David Perlmutter, a renowned neurologist and leader in preventative medicine who recently released the New York Times Best Seller Brain Maker, said, “I consider the Cyrex Array 2 to be the most effective laboratory study available for evaluating gut permeability.”

Array 2 is recommended for patients who have food sensitivities, abnormal immune cell count and function, or who present multiple symptoms suggestive of autoimmune disorders, such as chronic fatigue, joint pain, skin issues and/or cognitive impairment.  Because of the significant correlation between the gut and brain barriers, Array 2 can also be used in combination with Cyrex’s Array 20, a potent tool for assessing permeability of the blood brain barrier.

“With gastrointestinal barrier integrity being a causal mechanism for so many autoimmune and metabolic diseases, there has never been a more important time for those practicing to quantify what is being observed clinically,” says Dr. Randall Gates, D.C, D.A.C.N.B. and Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist and Dr. Martin Rutherford, D.C., C.F.M.P and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. “Simply, the Cyrex Array 2 allows us as practitioners to ascertain and demonstrate to patients the problem at hand.”

Physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals, as well as patients, interested in learning more about Array 2, 20 or any of the Cyrex Arrays that are part of the Cyrex System, are encouraged to visit www.joincyrex.com for additional information.

About Cyrex Laboratories
Cyrex is a clinical immunology laboratory specializing in functional immunology and autoimmunity. Cyrex offers multi-tissue antibody testing for the early detection and monitoring of today’s complex autoimmune conditions. Cyrex develops innovative testing arrays through continuous collaboration with leading experts in medical research and clinical practice. Cyrex technology is built on four pillars of excellence, including the antigen purification system, optimized antigen concentration, antigen-specific validation and parallel testing technology. Cyrex is a CLIA licensed laboratory based in Phoenix, Arizona and holds a Medical Device Establishment License in Canada.

Mosquito Bites & the Zika Virus

With the 4th of July coming up and people being outside having bbq’s and watching the fireworks I thought I would address the seriousness of mosquito bites and the Zika Virus.

What is the Zika Virus? It’s a virus that is spread thru a mosquito bite. Symptoms of the virus are: joint pain, rash, fever, and conjunctivitis. It is usually a mild illness with symptoms lasting several days up to a week. Hospitalization due to severe illness is uncommon and deaths from the illness are really rare.

The CDC says we shoud be concerned about the Virus because it can cause birth defects in babies that are born to women that were infected with the virus while they were pregnant.

How to prevent mosquito bites according to the CDC:

Here is what the CDC suggests.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Stay in places with air conditioning and window and door screens to keep mosquitoes outside.
  • Take steps to control mosquitoes inside and outside your home.
  • Sleep under a mosquito bed net if you are overseas or outside and are not able to protect yourself from mosquito bites.sunsc
  • Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents with one of the following active ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or para-menthane-diol. Choosing an EPA-registered repellent ensures the EPA has evaluated the product for effectiveness. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breast-feeding women.
    • Always follow the product label instructions.
    • Reapply insect repellent as directed.
    • Do not spray repellent on the skin under clothing.
    • If you are also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen before applying insect repellent.
  • To protect your child from mosquito bites:
    • Do not use insect repellent on babies younger than 2 months old.
    • Do not use products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol on children younger than 3 years old.
    • Dress your child in clothing that covers arms and legs.
    • Cover crib, stroller, and baby carrier with mosquito netting.
    • Do not apply insect repellent onto a child’s hands, eyes, mouth, and cut or irritated skin.
    • Adults: Spray insect repellent onto your hands and then apply to a child’s face.
  • Treat clothing and gear with permethrin or purchase permethrin-treated items.
    • Treated clothing remains protective after multiple washings. See product information to learn how long the protection will last.
    • If treating items yourself, follow the product instructions carefully.
    • Do NOT use permethrin products directly on skin. They are intended to treat clothing.

 

The CDC suggests the following for pregnant women:

  • Pregnant women should not travel to any area where Zika virus is spreading.
  • Pregnant women who must travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor first and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during the trip.
  • Women trying to become pregnant, and their male partners, should consult with their doctor before traveling to these areas and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during the trip.
  • Zika virus can be spread by a man to his sexual partners. Men who have lived in or traveled to an area with Zika and who have a pregnant partner should either use condoms or not have sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) during the pregnancy.

Here is more info on the Zika virus:

  • No vaccine exists to prevent Zika virus disease (Zika).
  • Zika virus is mostly spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Prevent Zika by avoiding mosquito bites .
  • Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus bite mostly during the daytime.
  • Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus also spread dengue and chikungunya viruses.
  • Zika virus can be spread during sex by a man infected with Zika to his sex partners.

I encourage everyone to please take the precautions suggested by the CDC to lessen the chance of contacting the Zika virus.