*I received a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
I have done a lot of research in trying to come up with different ways to attack my chronic lyme disease, and an important factor that needs to be considered in any treatment of chronic illness is detox. As you are killing off pathogens, the body needs to be able to detox, or get rid of, what you've killed off. Sweating is one of the best ways to detox. Traditional saunas, however, can be very uncomfortable with the high heat levels and humidity. That's when I came across a Far Infrared Sauna, and found that Health and Med makes a Far Infrared Sauna Blanket!
It's is so convenient to be able to have it at home and not have to go anywhere. When it came in the mail, I had to set it up and try it right away. I was amazed at how good it felt, and not at all uncomfortable like I had imagined it might be. By about 15 minutes I was already sweating.
Setting it up was simple, you just connect the cords to the bottom of the blanket, plug into an outlet, and it's ready to go. You select the setting for each zone (1, 2 and 3), and then push start, so simple! I'm already noticing decreased joint pain and mobility, likely due to decrease in inflammation. I also just feel overall better. It's like my body had a lot it needed to get rid of but wasn't sweating enough on it's own. Also, I've been having issues with waking up in the night with anxiety, which I've read can be due to an overtaxed liver. This has also decreased, since FIR can help assist the liver with detox.
Some of the benefits of using a Far Infrared Sauna include: detox, relaxation, pain relief, improved circulation, weight loss, skin purification, improves heart function and stress relief along with much more.
Another important thing to look for if you're going to purchase an infrared sauna, is that's it's low EMF like this one. I also like how it doesn't take up a lot of room like traditional saunas, so it's easy to store between use.
Overall, this is an amazing product that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good detox method, which can be of great benefit even if you don't have a chronic illness.
**I was provided services in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
We just had our carpets cleaned with Zerorez and were so impressed with their services. David was polite, arrived on time, and worked hard from start to finish. Our carpets were in pretty bad shape with stains and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out.
With young kids, we try to avoid using chemicals whenever possible, which is what made me decide on using Zerorez. They use a counter rotating brush to get what vacuums leave behind. Then they use "Empowered Water" which is softened water run through a generator that changes the molecules. It leaves ZERO residue behind, because they are not using soaps and chemicals, so the whole process is safe for kids and pets. This also helps it to stay cleaner longer, because the residue left by other companies leads to more stains and dirty carpet later. They also use a patented cleaning wand so as not to "flood" your carpets. This allows for much faster drying times. The rooms are totally dry within a few hours.
We got all the carpets cleaned, and he was done within an hour and a half. By the time he finished, the first room was almost dry.
We had our carpets cleaned professionally before, but they didn't come anywhere near this clean. I was so excited with how these OLD stains were coming out, and WITHOUT chemicals!
Some say water alone cannot remove stains/clean carpet, but just check out our before and after pictures. They tell a different story. I will definitely be using Zerorez from now on. No need to flood carpets and get unnecessary chemicals doused on them. This is the cleanest, most kid safe way to go. Give them a call at (813)345-4178 or fill out their contact form here to get your carpet cleaning scheduled. Trust me, you won't regret it!
We have had a lot of junk laying around our yard for quite a while that we needed to get rid of but didn't know where to take it. That's when I came across the company JDog Junk Removal & Hauling in Tampa. Steve came and in no time had loaded up all our "junk" and hauled it away. Who knew it could be so simple! He arrived on time, was hard working, friendly and extremely professional. They seek to hire Veterans and Veteran family members and they strive for their work to reflect respect, integrity and trust. They are also insured and reasonable priced. I was very impressed with this company.
Do you have "junk" just laying around that you need to get rid of? If so, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is a simple, fast and easy way to get rid of it all. Go to their website and enter your zip code to see if they're in your area, and schedule a pick up!
Do you know someone or have a loved one in need of Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation? If so, The Recovery Village in Jacksonville is an excellent facility with substance abuse resources. Substance use disorder affects millions of people and it is an epidemic in Florida. Also, it's difficult for people to get treatment. Sometimes, a loved one needs to step in and ensure they get the proper help they need. At Jacksonville Florida Drug Rehab you get the highest quality care at reasonable pricing.
On their website, you can find information about AA meetings, find out if your insurance will cover costs, read about their programs and detox centers and more.
If you are searching for yourself, they have skilled staff with many years of experience in the field of substance abuse, mental health, and eating disorders. Don't wait, get in touch with them today and be on your path to a life free from addiction.
*I received a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
I have been wanting to try a weighted blanket for a while now, as I struggle with anxiety and insomnia. I got my Magic Weighted Blanket in the mail the other day, and immediately had to try it out. It was so relaxing to sit with it on while I read a book. But what surprised me the most was when I slept with it. I don't think I've slept that soundly in a long time. Usually I have mild anxiety in the evening when I'm trying to go to sleep, but I drifted off to sleep faster than ever. The Chenille is so soft and the weight of the blanket really does ease my anxiety somehow.
It's also great for kids that struggle with anxiety or sleep issues. My 4 and 7 year old have been loving to come climb up in bed with me and "snuggle" with my blanket. I got the 42 x 72 so it's perfect for my half of the bed. (Think my husband is jealous and wishes it was larger) haha.
The offer different fabric choices including soft chenille (which I LOVE!) minky, cotton, flannel and fleece.
It is seriously the softest blanket ever. It does get warm, but we like to crank up the AC at night anyway, so I don't see that being a problem. The Magic Blanket has been featured in Forbes and many other articles. After doing some research, there are studies on why these weighted blankets actually help. The pressure and weight of the blanket molds to your body and helps relax the nervous system. It's similar to how swaddling a baby gives them comfort and promotes sleep.
I have been so impressed with the quality and effectiveness of the The Magic Blanket, I highly recommend giving one a try.
About this time every year, we start to have a big problem with mosquitos. And when you have young kids who want to play outside all the time, you know it's time to find a solution. We had Mosquito Hunters of Tampa Bay come out and spray our yard, and wow - it has made such a difference in the amount of mosquitos we have. The kids can actually go out and play and ride their bikes and not come in covered in bites. In the past, we have used products to spray our yard, but none have worked as effectively as Mosquito Hunters.
The nice thing is, you schedule them to come spray, and that's all you have to do. You don't even have to be home. Simply leave your gate opened so they can spray the back as well, and you're set. The treatments are guaranteed for 21 days, so you can schedule them to come every 21 days to keep things under control. It is so worth it to know disease carrying mosquitos won't be ruining your outdoor fun. Brandon, who came out to spray, was extremely polite and friendly and they got the whole yard done in under 20 minutes.
The products they use to spray are derived from plants, so they do not harm your plants. You and your pets should stay inside for 30 minutes, but then it's completely safe to go out once it's dry.
They have the best customer service of any other mosquito spraying company I've found. They will come out and re-treat in between your 21 day treatments if you are unhappy for any reason. No other company offers that. They offer services in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.
From now until the end of March, you can sign up for the Early Bird Promotion: get 8 treatments for just $468. Customers who switch from local competitors (Mosquito Squad and Mosquito Joe) save on average over $400 a year! You can purchase now and start treatments whenever you'd like. There are also low price monthly options available. Check out Mosquito Hunters here or give them a call at 1-813-609-8440 to "take back your yard"!
We recently needed to have all our duct work replaced due to mold. We had a strange smell coming from the vents, so we were initially trying to find a company to clean them. When Red Carpet Air came out and realized the extent of the damage to the air ducts, the only option without causing more damage was to have everything replaced.
I cannot say enough good things about this company. From the initial estimate/inspection, to the completion of the replacement, everyone was professional, knowledgable, hard working, polite and spent a considerable amount of time explaining everything and making sure we were comfortable with what would be done.
They arrived on time and did not stop working from the moment they arrived. We have an older home, and the duct work we had was from when the house was built. Darrell and his team spent extra time and went above and beyond to get the job done right. I have seriously never had a company come out that I've been more impressed with. They are a smaller family owned company, and work hard to train their employees and believe me, it shows.
My kids all have allergies, and I am so thankful Jacob saw what a big problem this was when he came out to inspect the ducts. If it hadn't been caught we would all still be breathing in air that was running through filthy ducts continuously. We have had other companies come out in the past, and none picked up on the problem.
Our AC now runs so much more efficiently and has reduced the humidity in our house as well. Thankfully the ways these newer ducts are made, we no longer have to worry about having this problem again. Especially since the job was done right. They even vacuumed inside/raked outside when they were done and left no mess behind.
We are so pleased with the finished product and will definitely be using Red Carpet Air in the future. If you are searching around for a company you can trust and that will get the job done right, please give Red Carpet Air a call. You will not be disappointed. If you check out their specials page, they also offer coupons for saving off repairs, services and products. They also offer free service calls with repair (a $69 value) as well as free second opinions.
*I was provided a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
If you're looking to file your taxes this year in a simple and easy way, then I highly recommend using H&R Block. Not only can file from the comfort of your own home online, it's also very easy and free if you only need to submit a basic return! However, if you're one of those people that would rather speak with someone in person face to face, they have offices you can go to as well. This post, however, will be about my experience filing online.
Filing online on your own may seem like a daunting task, but when I say filing with H&R Block is easy, it truly is! They guide you and ask you questions, and you simply input the information you have. The then fill out the forms based on your responses and information. They also have the ability to import your W-2, skipping the need for you to even have to input your income information. It is truly a simple, easy, some may say even fun process. I like how I can see as I go what my refund is based on what I've entered.
Since I do write for a blog, our taxes are a bit more complex since I have self employment income. I chose H&R Block because I want to make sure I'm getting everything right when it comes to filing our taxes. I also used the Tax Pro Review Add On, which gave me the added assurance that everything is being verified that it is correct and that we got the max refund possible. Tax Pro Review℠ gives DIY clients the opportunity to have their completed return reviewed by a tax professional – check/sign/e-file return with a tax professional without going into a tax office. You get secure document upload and one-on-one communication. Tax returns are delivered to clients for review within three days, while competitor turnaround is three business days. All H&R Block tax pros receive training beyond the minimum standards to remain registered with the IRS. The add-on cost for this service is $49.99-89.99 based on the complexity of your tax return.
Also, they offer the option to have your payment (if there is any) deducted from your return, so essentially you pay no money out of pocket for the services. You can check your refund status online in real time. They can also do direct deposit so the refund is in your bank account in as short of a time as possible.
Overall, H&R Block was the best price and value I found for a DIY tax return, and I would highly recommend using them to get your taxes done quickly and easily this year.
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There is now ANOTHER food delivery company that delivers from restaurants to your door - it's DoorDash! And if you sign up with this link, you will get $10 to spend on food, plus a lot of restaurants offer free delivery! Makes for some awesome deals! Use the link here to get started and get your $10 off!
*I was provided a sample free of charge, but all opinions are my own.
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NuLeaf Naturals provides high grade organic full spectrum CBD oil. They have 6 different sizes (see below) and strengths to fit your personal need. The best part - since it does not contain THC, it is legal in all 50 states.
I tried the 240 mg CBD oil. It has somewhat of an herbal/earthy taste, but not unpleasant. I could honestly feel my symptoms lessen within 20 minutes of taking it. With Lyme disease, I have constant muscle spasms, cramps, joint pain and stiffness, headaches, anxiety and insomnia. This oil is helping with all of these symptoms. I cannot recommend CBD oil high enough, and if you do try it you will find it's important to get it from a high quality/reputable site. There are definitely brands out there that are not of this quality.
The company was founded in 2014 and NuLeaf Naturals wellness products are derived from specially bred therapeutic hemp (Cannabis Sativa) plants grown on licensed farms in Colorado, USA. I love how all their products are lab tested, organic and have no additives, so you know the quality you are getting is good.
Some people complain they don't like the taste of CBD oil, but I don't find it bad. It's more of an earthy taste. I place the drops under my tongue for faster absorption. The taste is really not bad to me.
While the dosage can vary depending on the person, I started with 5 drops 2 times a day (5 in the morning and 5 at night before bed), and that has seemed to be the perfect amount for me. However it is advised to start slow to see how you personally react. Some people it seems to knock them out and others it gives them energy. It doesn't really do either of those to me, just mostly takes pain away (which was the goal!).
I highly recommend this brand, and if you want to give it a try, check them out here. Plus, all Mommy of 2 Embracing Life readers can use promo code MOMMY15 to get 15% off their order!
Has anyone else had any experience with CBD oil? I'd love to hear in the comments below!
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