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My journey with A “Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor”

 

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Where it all started

This all started back when I was a teenager and I first started my periods.  It was a Saturday morning and I was meant to be going to my friend’s swimming party but then I started feeling faint, funny like my head was going to pop, I was getting very hot, my vision went all blurry but I just kept tell my mum I was fine and I was going to the party. Then bang, I knocked myself out by walking into the door frame of my bedroom, next thing I remember was opening my eyes to my mum and Auntie who was a nurse, holding a cold flannel on my head.   

I just put it down to blood pressure etc.… due to the changes in my body, but little did I know I would have it continue for a number of years.   

I just carried on with normal everyday life and was able to tell when the episodes (if that’s what you can call them) were coming on so I was able to make sure I was in a safe place. 

There was no pattern, no particular time they were happening so I decided I would go to my doctors to seek advice and see if he had any options as to what could be causing them.  He sent me for blood tests, ECG’s and I had to wear a 24 hour monitor to see if it picked anything up such as irregular heartbeat, palpitations etc but it all came back clear.   

They then seem to disappear for a while but it was always playing on my mind, my doctor was considering taking my license off me incase it happened whilst driving but luckily it never came to that.     

Then one morning back in 2015 I  got up to start getting ready for work and could feel this episode coming on, I went in the bathroom ran my wrist under cold water and sat on the toilet and started to feel better after a few minutes, so I got up and started walking back to the bedroom and that was as much as I remember until I woke up with my head over the stairs, I don’t remember anything at all.  All this happened while my husband was asleep in bed just a few meters away and he never heard a thing.   I knew then I had to get to the bottom of this as it could have ended a lot worse.  Once I got to work I made another appointment with my doctor and explain what happened and he referred me back to the hospital for more tests and investigations with a cardiologist, it was then decided after seeing a consultant that I would have a reveal device insert to monitor my heart.

The Procedure

I had my appointment come through for beginning of June 2016 to be in for day surgery at Solihull hospital.  I was given a local anesthetic in my chest to numb the area for them to insert the device, all while been awake. I was told it was going to take approximately 30 mins in total.

I’m left now with a tiny scar which is barely noticeable

I will have the device for 3 years as that’s as long as one battery lasts at a time and is worth £2000, which sounds like a lot for such a small device but it’s got a job to do, but you don’t even know it is there unless you run your finger over my skin and you can feel it.  A lot of people are creeped out by it but I love it and just sit there and mess with it and move it around.  I must have 6 monthly or yearly appointments to check it but I can also do all my downloads at home with my home device that get sent straight through to the hospital.  

It is a simple quick 5 minute task as is a case of picking up the held hand device, placing it on my scar and pressing the button then within a matter of seconds everything will be downloaded and sent to the hospital all pain-free.

I’m in my second year now of having the insertable cardiac monitor and only have one year left and by next June I may be free from this device.

  • Would love to hear your stories if you suffer too and what procedures were taken for you.  

The Perfect Gift Guide For Your Special Dad Or Man In Your Life

No sooner has Mother’s Day been and gone, the countdown is on for the next special day of the year, Father’s Day. It’s 2 weeks today!

I like most others, I’m sure struggle even buying my dad a birthday present which is in March, let alone then thinking about what to buy him for Father’s Day in June.  I ask my mum first to see if she has any ideas of what he might want or need and then if I have no luck, go for either a shirt, gift card or meal, I know boring, right!

So in this guide are a few others ideas to help you prepare for the big day.

Daddy Photo Frame

I’m going to start off this gift guide with a gorgeous “Daddy” photo frame.  You can choose a choice of frame and mount colours.  This beautiful frame is from Photos in a word and  RRP £10.99

CELIA Organic Lager

I’m not a lager drinker but my husband does so this will go well on a nice summer evening sat in the garden. The Lager Low-Down:
Premium, handcrafted Czech Lager
100% Organic and Gluten-Free
Naturally carbonated over a slow 14 day
process for a crisp and refreshing taste
No sulphates
Only 139 calories  RRP £2.49
Available from Waitrose, Oddbins, Ocado and Tesco

Willow & Stone Wine

If your dad isn’t a lager drinker how about wine? I know my dad likes wine so these will make a perfect gift for him.  You could even put them in a hamper with a selection of other goodies.  Available in Co-op and B&M and cost £3.99.

If lager or wine don’t do it for you then how about a matching boxer/sock set for him?

BOSS HUGO BOSS UNDERWEAR TRUNK AND SOCK GIFT SET

My husband is very particular about his socks and boxers so he’s going to love these especially as they match.  They are priced at £34.00 for the set and can be purchased here.  The product was sent from Mainline Menswear.

Dollar Shave Butter Club 

My dad uses an electric shaver and so does my husband but he loves these to just trim his beard.  This is available on subscription and for just £5.  You can cancel at anytime so your never locked in.

Zippo Leather Vertical Wallet

My husband loves a new wallet every so often so how about a zippo one? These Retail at £25.90 and you can purchase it from here.

This vertical wallet features 4 card slots, a note sleeve and popper fastening coin-pocket.

  • Genuine Leather
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  • Debossed with the Zippo Logo
  • Gift Boxed
  • Dimensions: 10 x 12 x 1cm

Dobell Grey Donegal Tweed Slim Fit Suit

My husband also has to wear a suit daily to work as he is an estate agent so buying him a suit would be a good idea as he likes a new suit every so often.  Like everything from Dobell, the fit was spot on and the quality was perfect.  This costs £139.99 and can buy it from here

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To go with the suit you’ll need some new accessories and Frederick Thomas has a large range of these to meet all your needs.

We have also teamed up with Frederick Thomas to give one lucky reader £100 to spend on the website so if you want to be in with a chance of winning these enter below with Rafflecopter. GOOD LUCK 

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Hallmark Itty Bitty’s and Father’s Day Cards

Finally, don’t forget the card.  Hallmark has got lots of cards and gifts readily available for you to pick up in store.  The hallmark Itty Bitty’s come in a huge range of characters too,  I love these Batman & Robin ones.

  • We were sent these products free of charge for inclusion in this gift guide.  All thoughts and opinions are our own and have not been influenced in any way.  

Hair Removal Methods – The Ultimate Guide (Infographic)

There’s nothing more satisfying than the feeling of silky smooth skin, right? Plus, you’re sure to get some envious glances when people see your shiny glow! Getting that kind of skin takes a bit of effort, though – the first step being removing any offending hairs from it!

Hair removal methods are plenty, from good ol’ shaving all the way to ultra-modern electrolysis and laser hair removal. However, not all hair removal methods were created equally. To help you make sense of the different methods out there, their costs, pain factor, and effectiveness, Beauty Pros have created this infographic to break down your options.

Of course, which method you opt for will differ according to your needs, but this will help you get a decent idea!

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Ready To Break The Cycle of Yo-Yo Dieting For Good?

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Are you a long-term yo-yo dieter? It really is one of the most frustrating things ever to experience. Just as soon as you’re making progress and doing well, you find yourself slipping back into old habits. It’s not a healthy approach to nutrition and it doesn’t do your self esteem much good either, where you feel like you’re forever failing yourself. If you’re ready to break the cycle for good, here are a few things that might help.

Identify Your Underlying Issues With Food

The best way to stop yo-yo dieting and finally break the cycle is to work out the reasons why you overeat. The answer is likely to be extremely complex and made up of many different factors. But try to be completely honest with yourself and write it down if it helps. Do you turn to food when you’re feeling emotional or bored? Does disorganisation mean you often eat right before bed? Are you too busy or lazy to cook meaning you often resort to unhealthy takeaways? You might even have an underlying medical condition which makes you feel hungrier than you should. Working out the reasons as to why you turn to food can give you much more control over the situation. If you feel as though you have extreme issues when it comes to food, you could even consider speaking to a therapist to help you work through them.

Clear Out Your Kitchen

Having unhealthy treats or temptations in the home is an accident waiting to happen. Even if they are for your partner or children, get them on board too. Kids especially will benefit from switching unhealthy snacks for healthy ones. Allwomenstalk.com for example has ideas for healthy swaps you can make. In fact this is one of the most beneficial things you can do for them nutritionally. Get rid of anything that isn’t providing your family’s body with goodness. From salty, processed canned and prepackaged meals to sugary cereal to even unhealthy sauces and preserves. Do a big grocery shop and replenish the kitchen with the things that you know you should be eating. This stops you from picking and snacking on things just because they are readily available and acting as a temptation. While you could break your healthy plan by driving to the shops, this takes a much more conscious effort.

Set a Healthy Yet Realistic Eating Plan

In the beginning, when your motivation levels are high it’s easy to say ‘right I’m not having any unhealthy foods from now on’. The problem is this motivation can’t last forever, and permanently depriving yourself isn’t the answer. Providing you eat healthily for the majority of the time you can treat yourself to things in moderation now and again. If you plan for these, you won’t feel guilty afterwards or end up going completely off track. Adding a supplement to your diet can also boost your weight loss. Always choose something that’s natural and safe, Garcinia Cambogia is one example which has been proven to be effective. Sites like www.bestdiets2016.com have more information about this.

Learn To Cook

Learning to cook healthy yet exciting meals means you’re much less likely to resort to something prepackaged or from a takeaway just because you want something satisfying and flavourful. Invest in a selection of herbs and spices and learn how to use them in your meals. These can add taste without fats or oils. Know where to make healthy swaps in recipes, for example natural yogurt instead of heavy cream. If you can get excited and passionate about cooking, and build up a repertoire of healthy yet delicious dishes you and your family will always eat well. You could look at a healthy food site like www.health.com for ideas to get you started.Even if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, buying a slow cooker allows you to add lots of healthy produce to the pot in the morning and have a home cooked meal ready by the evening. Experiment with different recipes and ingredients, and just have fun with it.

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The Road To Recovery: Returning To Work From A Long-Term Illness

Preparing to return to work after a long time away can be surprisingly stressful. A lot of people in this position worry about what might happen when it comes time to start working again. There is plenty involved, and it can be difficult knowing whether or not you are getting it all right. Add to that the stress of the illness itself, and it is easy to see how people can struggle with this situation. Nonetheless, there are ways of ensuring that the whole process goes a lot more smoothly. In this article, we will be sharing some essential advice for making the transition back to work easier and less stressful. Let’s take a look at how to do that now.

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Learn Your Illness Fully

If you are off work due to a chronic illness, it can be hugely helpful to learn the illness as well as possible. This might sound obvious, but it is surprising how many people do not learn the ins and outs of their own illness. No matter what the illness is, it is likely that understanding it fully will help you to be able to handle it better. With better handling, your recovery is likely to be considerably quicker and less painful. This will, in turn, make the return to work a lot easier to deal with. If you are off work due to a serious injury, then it is still advisable to learn all there is to know. It might be that your doctor has not quite told you everything. However, be careful about where you get your information from. Remember that you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. It is a good idea, however, to ask medical professionals or your carers what you can do to speed up recovery.

Keep In Touch With Your Employer

From the moment that you realise you will be off work, it is imperative that you keep in touch with your employer. This is for a number of reasons, all of which are likely to prove important. First of all, your employer will probably appreciate being kept in the loop. There is a good chance that you will be able to return to your exact position as before. However, this will be much easier if you keep your employer informed as to your condition. It is a good idea to let them know if it is going to take longer than expected, for example, as this could affect things hugely. It also benefits your health to do this, as keeping everything in place will reduce stress and so improve your condition. It might be a good idea to pass on any confirmation that you receive from your doctor to your employer.

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Make Sure You Are Ready To Return

Before you actually begin the process of returning to work, it is essential that you ensure you are ready. The first and most important stage here is making sure that your health is in the best shape possible for your return. It is unlikely that you will be completely healthy, but you want to know that you can function properly at work. Most employers will carry out occupational health assessments to determine whether you are fit to return to work. Beyond that, it is also essential to seek the advice of your doctor and see whether they agree. Getting yourself ready for return also entails that you are psychologically ready. It can be surprisingly destabilising to return to work after a long time away. You want to be sure that you will be able to cope with the process mentally. There is no way to know for sure; it is mostly just a matter of being honest with yourself about how you feel. If you don’t feel up to it, it might not be time. However, don’t let yourself fall into the trap of never returning to work out of fear.

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Stay Positive & Embrace Changes

This is likely to be one of the most difficult periods of your life to date, so the power of embracing positivity is likely to be important here. It might seem like the hardest thing in the world to stay positive at this time. However, it is hugely important that you try to. If you are successful in being positive, you will find that this has great knock-on effects on your health more generally. Also, try to be aware that it is likely that things have changed since you were out of work. Be ready to embrace various changes in your life, both in and out of work.

Top tips to avoid Cold & Flu season!

KEEP THE COLD OUT THIS WINTER WITH COLDZYME MOUTH SPRAY 

  • Revolutionary mouth spray targets the cause of the cold, not just the symptoms
  • Can help reduce the duration of a cold when used prophylactically

As cold and flu season approaches, protect yourself this winter with the ground-breaking ColdZyme® Mouth Spray. The product is unique in that it fights the cause of the common cold – the cold virus. ColdZyme® Mouth Spray is easy to use and begins working immediately by forming a protective barrier in the throat, where the cold virus takes hold and multiplies, protecting you from infection. ColdZyme® can help shorten the duration of illness if used prophylactically.

Whilst other over the counter remedies seek to alleviate the symptoms of the cold, ColdZyme® targets the virus itself to shorten the duration of the illness. ColdZyme® Mouth Spray is used in the oral cavity and throat, and begins working immediately by forming a protective barrier on the mucous membrane. The barrier acts osmotically on the cold viruses, trapping them and preventing them from binding with human cells, helping the body to remove them naturally.

The effect of ColdZyme® has been investigated in COLDPREV – a blinded, placebo-controlled study under advice from a UK expert in respiratory disease, Professor Sebastian Johnston from Imperial College, London. This study was conducted on 46 volunteers who were all infected with the most common virus that causes the common cold. Half of the volunteers received ColdZyme® the other half received a placebo product. The study showed that ColdZyme® reduced the virus load among infected by more than 99% compared with the placebo. Moreover, it was shown among those catching a cold, the duration of the symptoms was also reduced (from 6.5 days to 3 days).

Leading media medic, Dr Dawn Harper, in conjunction with ColdZyme which fights the cause of the common cold, have compiled a few tips that I thought might be of interest for you?

Dr Harper’s Top Tips are:

  • Wash your hands regularly – contrary to popular belief, most coughs and colds are spread by hand contact not by coughs and sneezes, so simply keeping your hands clean will go a long way to protecting yourself.
  • Wash down surfaces and door handles – the viruses that cause colds can survive for several hours outside the human body.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables to keep your immune system in good shape. Vitamin C and zinc are vital for a healthy immune system. Zinc is found in red meat, beans and fortified cereals, whilst foods rich in vitamin C include fruits such as oranges and strawberries and vegetables such as peppers, kale and broccoli.
  • Make sure you get into a good sleep routine. When we sleep our immune system repairs itself, so chronic sleep deprivation can make you prone to infections.
  • Manage your stress levels. Try to prioritise and delegate where possible as stress can play havoc with your immune system.
  • Consider using anti-viral tissues and keep them in your bag or on your desk if those around you have a cold to minimise the spread of the virus and make sure that tissues are put straight in the bin.
  • Use ColdZyme, a revolutionary mouth spray which targets the cause of the common cold and is clinically documented to help reduce the duration of a cold

 

 Look out for this products in store that maybe useful for you, but always be sure to read the leaflets before use.

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ColdZyme® is suitable for use by adults and children from the ages of four and upwards. ColdZyme® can help shorten the duration of a cold, when used prophylactically. If you do not have any symptoms of a cold but are likely to be exposed to the cold virus, for example when someone near you has a cold, spray 2 puffs (1 dose) ColdZyme®  into the throat every two hours up to 6 times a day while you are exposed to the cold virus.

ColdZyme® is available from Boots, Lloyd’s Pharmacy and independent pharmacies nationwide, with an RRP of £15.99 for a 20ml bottle (effective treatment for three colds, or fifty five doses), and £9.99 for a 7ml bottle, for protection on the go.

* I was sent this product free of charge for the purpose of the review, However all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Nutri Fill-It Review

I’ve always been a healthy eater, with the occasional “fat” moment where I bing out on chocolate and unhealthy food, but can’t be the only one, right?

Well I am trying to get back on track with being good, eating healthy food and doing plenty of exercise and even more so now than ever as I’ve got under 12 months to lose a few stone/pounds for my wedding day next year.  I have tried lots of things but nothing seems to stick with me.

When I was contacted by Eat well UK to trial out there new reusable pouches I couldn’t say no.  I have tried to make my own smooth’s and shakes before but haven’t always turned out the best – these were the answers to my troubles.

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How does it work?

Its easy, just follow 3 simple steps….

1. Blend It – buy your healthy, favourite, fresh ingredients and make a batch of delicious, nutritious, smoothies/yoghurts etc – I love my beville smoothie maker, it’s amazing and so easy to use.

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In my smoothie I put strawberry’s, blueberries, raspberries and cranberry juice.

2. Fill It – pour your smoothies directly into your Nutri Fill-It pouches, seal the bottom with the ‘anti-leak’ Double Zip Lock and store in the fridge or freezer.  be sure to hold it tight while pouring so you dont drop it or spill any.

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I put ours in the freezer for a couple of hours so it would stay cold while we were at work.  They don’t take up much space either as they are compact sizes.

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Grab a pouch and go (an added bonus is your pouch acts as an ice pack keeping other lunch / snack items cool)!

3. Re-use It – after you have enjoyed your nutritious treat simply rinse out your pouch or place it in the dishwasher (top shelf open over 2 prongs) ready for the next use.  Due to its curved shape it is also easy to clean by hand under running water with a bottle brush

Nutri Fill-It can be re-used up to 100 times.

I absolutely love these pouches and would definitely buy more of these and make bulk amounts of my favourite homemade smoothies.

* I was sent a pack of 2 pouches free of charge for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Serenz Allergy Relief Review

I have always for many years suffered with hay fever, and I hate it, the constant sneezing, coughing, sore red puffy itchy eyes and runny nose and not even being able to go and sit in my own back garden makes me depressed and very fed up.

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I have tried so many different products to try and relieve the signs and symptoms of hay fever before it has a chance to take hold of me, but nothing seems to work for a long period of day, normally just a few hours.

When I was offered to try a new product from Serenz I couldn’t wait to see if it helped me fight off the signs and symptoms of hay fever.  It comes in a little box with instructions on how to use it and a key.

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It’s not small but it can be carried around in your handbag so when and as you need it can be used quickly and easily wherever you are.

I would recommend anyone to try this who suffers with any of the these symptoms and I would defiantly buy this product again.

Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.

Why You Should Spend More Time Thinking About Coffee

We might be a nation of tea drinkers, but we get through plenty of coffee too. And if you hop over to the continent, you’ll find much more coffee and a lot less tea. For example, the people of Sweden drink a whole lot of coffee. If you drink coffee, but you’ve never really given it much thought, you might want to think again. Perhaps the most you do is mix a mug of instant coffee in the morning, and that’s enough for you. But there’s much more to coffee than you might imagine. There are several reasons it’s a fun and interesting thing to start thinking about more. Here are a few reasons you should give it some more of your attention.

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It’s a Fun Hobby

Drinking coffee doesn’t just have to be an incidental thing that you occasionally do. If you already have coffee often, you might as well start learning more about it. Just like people who love beer, wine, baking, or any number of things, it can become a fun hobby. There are so many ways to turn coffee drinking into an activity you regularly do. You could look at coffee grinders to buy your first one. Then you can start building a sophisticated coffee-making setup. As well as making coffee at home, you can go to coffee tastings (or cuppings, as they’re called). You can do research to learn about coffee, cook and bake with coffee, and more.

It Could Be Good for Your Body

There are lots of studies that suggest coffee could do good things for you. The benefits range from giving you antioxidants to even helping to prevent cancer. Coffee might be able to help people with Parkinson’s control their symptoms, and it’s good for your liver. A study has shown that drinking coffee daily reduces to chance of liver cirrhosis. What’s more, women who drink several cups of coffee a day might be less at risk for skin cancer. And, of course, because coffee contains caffeine, it can give you an energy boost.

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It Could Be Good for Your Brain

Coffee has caffeine in it, unless you purposely go for a decaf product. As well as raising your energy levels, one of the things caffeine does is help you to focus. You will find it in many weight loss products and performance enhancers. Coffee can make several of your brain’s functions sharper. You could use it to improve your logical reasoning, your attention, reaction time, and more.

Thinking Before You Buy Is Worth It

You might be a coffee lover, but how much do you know about the industry? Being a conscientious coffee drinker is worth it if you want to be kind to the planet and your fellow human beings. If you spend more time picking out your coffee, you can find products that are fair trade and benefit the communities that make it. Plus, mulling over your coffee selection will help you get something with more flavour too.

Don’t let coffee be just another part of your day. Give it some real thought and start taking it seriously instead.

Super Supplements To Give Your Diet An Extra Boost

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Eating healthily is the number one way to keep your body in great shape. By now, you will know exactly what that means. Making meals out of lots of fruits and vegetables, and cutting down on sugar and fat. But did you know you can also give your diet a little boost by supplementing it with somethings? Supplements are usually tablets and teas that contain high levels of various vitamins and minerals. You can also find some in powder form. When taken alongside a nutritious diet, they can help your body stay fit, strong, and supple. There are loads of different supplements out there in the health food shops. Not sure which ones to take? Here’s my roundup of some of the best ones.

Whey Protein

Whey protein is one of the world’s most popular supplements. Especially among weightlifters and those wanting to build muscle mass. It often comes in a powdered form that can be used to make milkshakes or can be simply sprinkled onto your meals. Whey protein is a byproduct produced during the cheesemaking process and is super digestible. But this amazing supplement isn’t just for those who want to bulk up. It has been shown to reduce blood pressure, and it can also effectively regulate blood sugar levels. Some studies have been carried out to research this latter point. They show that taking whey protein could be effective in treating type 2 diabetes. That isn’t where the benefits stop. It is also considered an anti-inflammatory and can also relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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Omega 3 Fish Oils

Do your kids have exams coming up soon? It could be worth getting them to take a daily dose of Omega 3 fish oils, as some studies show that they can improve brain power. But there are also some other great advantages as well. Some that may even persuade you to start taking them! Omega 3s are very beneficial for the heart and have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. This is because they help with lowering blood pressure and can slow down the development of plaque in the arteries. Omega 3s are also linked to reducing asthma and depression. It’s very easy to add these oils to your diet. They are found in fish, especially in sardines, herring, and wild salmon. But you can also buy them in capsule form.

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Citicoline

Until recently, not that many people had heard of citicoline, but over the past couple of years, it has seen a boom in popularity. This chemical is produced naturally in our brain, but sometimes we can do with giving our body an extra dose to help protect our brain and neurons. Increasing your levels of citicoline will improve most of the brain’s functions. Things like memory, learning, and visual focusing will increase. Some people take it as a way to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia while others use it as a way to combat ADHD. You’ll find many top-rated Citicoline brands in your local health food store.

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Green Tea Extract

Green tea drinkers will tell you that it is a great aid for weight loss. Well, now you can tell them that they can go one step further and start adding green tea extract to their cooking! You can sneak it into various dishes if you don’t particularly like the taste of green tea. Alternatively, look for tablets of it in your local health store. So why is the extract better than just drinking the tea? As well as helping with weight loss, it can treat headaches, stomach pains, and diarrhea. Some people believe that it can be used as a cure for cancers. You don’t have to stick to just eating your green tea extract. Use it topically to relieve skin ailments, including athlete’s foot and to reduce the red puffiness under tired eyes.

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Probiotics

If you have been suffering from stomach and digestive issues lately, probiotics could help you to sort out any unbalance in your gut. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that occur in your gut naturally. These can be lost through illness, so taking supplements of probiotics will replace them and help your body get back to good health. Recent studies show that probiotics may be able to help out with more than just digestive problems. There have been studies that show they can clear up skin ailments, especially eczema. It is also widely believed that they can reduce the unpleasant symptoms of hay fever and other allergies. You can buy yogurts and other dairy products that have been enriched with these healthy bacteria. They will be ready for you to eat straight away so that you can promptly feel the benefits!

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Vitamin D

If you live in an area that doesn’t get much sun, even during the summer, it could be worth investing in some Vitamin D tablets. The vitamin is important for healthy bones and teeth as it can regulate the absorption of calcium from the blood stream. But there is a lot more to this little vitamin! New research suggests that low levels of Vitamin D can put you at risk of type 1 diabetes. And the risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancers can increase if you are not getting enough of the vitamin. It can also lower blood pressure, which can lead to a reduced risk of some heart diseases. Our body naturally absorbs this vitamin from sunshine, but it is also found in many food sources. There are high levels of it in eggs, cheese, and fatty fish. But many people choose to supplement their levels by taking Vitamin D tablets. Ask at your local health food shop for more information.

If you start taking these supplements, then your diet couldn’t be any more healthier! There are, of course, loads more possible supplements for you to take, all with their different benefits. If you want to find out more, there are loads of resources online! The staff at your local organic or health food shop will also be very happy to help you learn more.