Go See All Saints in Theaters August 25

 

Calling all Christian movie lovers! Here’s a fantastic opportunity to get an early glimpse at the newest Christian film to hit theaters soon – All Saints! You will also have the chance to enter to win two tickets to see the film in theaters!!

ALL SAINTS is a refreshing heart-felt faith-based film that all audiences can enjoy. It’s very essence is the heart of God caring for us – His children. He knows our needs, and He listens to our prayers. God provides for our needs and answers those prayers according to His perfect Will. Sometimes God calls us to do things in this world on His behalf that will not only affect our futures and lives, but also the lives of many others. It’s incredible to hear stories like this one in All Saints and learn again and again how amazing our God truly is.

Here’s a general overview of the film All Saints:
-Product category: film
-Title: ALL SAINTS
-Genre: drama
-Rating: PG
-Run time: 1:48:00
-Recommended ages: 10 and up
-Campaign focus: theatrical release
-Release date: 8/25/17
-Studio: Sony AFFIRM (Sony Pictures)
-About: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

I’m very eager to see this full motion picture in theaters! There’s so much going on in this movie All Saints that many people can relate to. Prayer changes things! God hears our prayers and He answers in His timing! When you are looking for answers, get closer to God and listen for what He is trying to tell you. Don’t be so surprised when He actually answers those prayers!

Want to learn more sneak peaks about this exciting film? Check out these cool Behind the Scenes clips!

Other YouTube clips about the movie All Saints you may enjoy:
All Saints: John Corbett Decisions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecr5uwJbZjA
The Pastors of All Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDADYtgVWog
The Miracles of All Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLw27W_WuhY

Keep up with all the fun! Share your thoughts about the film on social media and keep learning more from others by using hashtags  #AllSaintsFlyBy

Ready to see the movie? Visit the official film site at http://www.allsaintsmovie.com where you can  buy tickets to see the film, access video or photos, downloads, news, theaters the movie is playing in and much more.

Giveaway Time!

Prize: Enter to win 2 tickets to see the movie All Saints in theaters. (All Fandango codes are only good to use In U.S. movie theaters.)

Location: Open to USA residents only. Void where prohibited.

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Dates: August 14 – August 19th at midnight EST

To Enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing what other Christian films you have been inspired by in the past. You may leave a comment ONCE per day. Maximum of 6 entrees.

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Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Nichole Nordeman: Every Mile Mattered – Music CD Review & Giveaway!

It has always been a pleasure to do music reviews for you here at Love2EncourageYou. There are so many great and talented artists in the Christian music industry who create lyrics that just overflow with inspiration and encouragement from the blessings and trials they’ve experienced in life.

Today I have a heart-felt CD from Nichole Nordeman for you to enjoy! It’s titled: Every Mile Mattered

Some of you may have already heard the hit, “SLOW DOWN” on the Christian radio. She includes a new recording of that song on this album.

I’ve found that having the combination of reading God’s Word, prayer, and the sound of God inspired music can be a great combo over a relaxing cup of tea watching the sunrise for your morning devotions. Nichole Nordeman’s cd is both inspiring and calming in many ways. A great CD to listen to when reflecting after devotions and preparing for your day in the morning, or if you’re wanting to unwind after a hard day at work.

Here’s a glimpse at one of my favorite songs on the album: Listen To Your Life

I hope you will find it just as soothing and inspiring as I did! There are so few things in life that I take the time to enjoy amidst the hustle and bustle of caring for kids, cleaning house, work, and reaching out to others, but music has always been a source of peace and calming for me. Trust me when I share that this album is one of those go to albums to accomplish just that. Her gifts have been fine tuned after all these years of multiple albums and I really think Nichole Nordeman has offered us something special with this one!

For those of you who enjoy humor, my hubby was listening to the album with me during my review and when I got to that song, “Listen to Your Life”, he asked me this question: “So is that last song we just heard called, Listen To Your Wife?” I told him YES!!! lol.

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Official website – http://nicholenordeman.com

Purchase the CD here: 

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She has a book “SLOW DOWN” coming out in August!! If you’re interested, pre-order here:
http://slowdown-book.com

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 GIVEAWAY TIME!

Enter to win your own copy of the Nichole Nordeman album: Every Mile Mattered!

Must be 18 yrs or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Open to residents of the Continental USA (lower 48 states).

Dates: August 2nd -August 14th at Noon EST.

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

Please see future giveaways listed on the blog including the next big giveaway for two Tickets to the movie All Saints!

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Ayurvedic Advice for a Stress-Free Day at Work

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If you have never heard of Ayurveda before, it is one of the world’s oldest whole-body healing systems. It is a Sanskrit word that literally translates to “the knowledge of longevity” or “the wisdom of life.” It is one of the most powerful and sophisticated mind-body health systems, which is all about helping people to remain healthy and lead a happy life. Those who teach Ayurveda help their students to connect their mind and body so they can achieve the right balance. It is all about awareness. Whether you are interested in Ayurveda or not, we can all take aspects of it to better our lives. Below, we will take a look at some essential things to do to ensure you remain de-stressed throughout the day.

Drink water the right way – We all know the importance of drinking water every day, but are you drinking water the right way? According to Ayurveda, you should opt for warm water or room temperature water over iced. Classical texts deem ice indigestible. You should also carry a water bottle with you wherever you go, as it is much better to sip water throughout the day, rather than downing two large glasses in one go.

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Keep a journal – Use a journal to harness those sparks of creativity and inspiration. Every evening, review your journal and add an entry. If you suffer from work-related anxiety, this can really help. Write down a few things that you are looking forward to about going to work the next day. You can read this, and it will give you a real sense of focus, so you can ensure your energy is channelled in the right way. You will be able to focus your attentions on the activities, people, and things about work that make you feel good, and this will help the anxiety to drift away.

Give yourself a sesame oil massage – This can be done in the morning before you go to work, or you can take a travel-sized bottle of sesame oil to work with you and give yourself a quick hand massage as a simple self-care routine at your desk. All you need to do is pour a small amount of the oil into the palm of your hand, and then massage in a circular motion, massaging your palms, wrists, knuckles, and fingers. This is a great way to revitalise your body.

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Drink lemon water in the morning Ayurveda teaches students to begin the day with a warm cup of lemon water as soon as they have woken up. It is also wise to take a lemon with you to work, so you can squeeze it into a mug of warm water throughout the day. This will gently stimulate your digestive tract and give you a much-needed boost of Vitamin C.

Eat some shilajit – Shilajit is a black or pale-brown organic form of tar. While eating tar doesn’t sound like the most beneficial or enjoyable experience in the world, shilajit is the exception. It is one of the most prized herbs in Ayurveda medicine, and it has long been cherished for the many health benefits it provides. One of these benefits is enhanced performance, which is why shilajit is perfect for a hectic day at work. The organic material improves energy production, acting at cellular level to nourish cells, leading to faster recovery, more alertness, and better endurance, so you can finish the rest of the tasks in front of you with greater ease.

Eat a seasonal lunch – Ayurvedic teachings share that our digestion is aligned with the sun, meaning it is at its strongest at midday. Because of this, lunch should be viewed as your main meal. You should also eat in line with the seasons in order to stay balanced, which is what Ayurveda is all about.

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Go for a walk – If you are feeling stressed at work after a difficult task or meeting, go for a walk. This is a simple Ayurvedic practice that will encourage circulation and quiet the mind. Go for a scenic walk by woodland or a park if possible. Science has shown that the phytoncides released from trees lowers our sympathetic nervous system response, blood pressure, cortisol, and adrenaline.

All in all, whether you practice Ayurveda or not, you can still benefit from some of the principles of Ayurvedic teachings and apply them to your work life so that you can reduce stress and improve performance. From drinking lemon water to eating in line with the seasons, small changes can go a long way.

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Making A Short Diet A Long Term Gain

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When it comes to losing weight, there are so any routes that we can take. The diet industry is booming right now, and it can be hard to know where to start – just because we are spoiled for choice and have so many options to pick from. But when it comes to really keeping the weight off, what do we need to be doing? What are the diets that we need to consider for the long-run, and not just as a quick fix? And how do we maintain a healthy lifestyle whilst losing weight?

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Keep It Off

When you’re losing weight, a lot of how much you lose is attributed to  what you’re eating and how often you’re eating it. A few treats or snacks here and there add up, especially if you are on a low calorie diet – your body will hold onto these foods more so during this period. Exercise comes into the mix here, as you need to be exerting more calories than you are consuming in order to see progression quickly.

Dieting – For Long Term Goals

Dieting is pretty simple once you know how. A lot of people spend thousands on finding out the secrets, when it’s just basic maths – the less you consume, the less that you will weigh. The one problem that most have when dieting is that, if embarking on a low-calorie diet that requires them to take a week off to let their body recover, they think that they are entitled to eat whatever they like. Dieting doesn’t work like that; it’s a constant process that will need adhering to to get the results that you want to achieve. If you get bored with what you are doing, you only need to do a quick search online to look for alternatives; The Military Diet has substitutions found at https://defendyourhealthcare.us/military-diet-substitutions and others are easy enough to find. Don’t be tempted to fall back to old habits when you are dieting – this is a period of forming a new relationship with food.

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Maintain
When you start dieting, it’s a good time to take on other commitments as well – although you shouldn’t be starting everything at once, as it can be quite overwhelming. Putting pressure on yourself to start an exercise regime such as one found at http://miamiherald.typepad.com/worklifebalancingact/2009/12/10-low-cost-low-effort-ways-to-fit-exercise-into-your-work-life-balance.html can seem like a big leap to take, but it’s one that should flow naturally in with what you are doing. There will be a surge of energy that you have once your body starts kicking into gear, and the release of endorphins that you get from doing gentle exercise will only increase this. When following some very low calorie diets, you may find that exercise is restricted for the first couple of weeks, but don’t let this put you off doing this healthy activity at any point in the future; it’s important that you keep on top of your physical fitness through raising your heart rate and making your muscles work as well as getting it to your ideal weight.

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How to Get the Kids Involved With Party Planning

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How to get the kids involved with party planning

Throwing a party can be great fun. Amazing food, glorious decorations and a playlist to kill for – but there’s a lot of work involved! While you might think you can take it all on, sometimes it can be too much for just one person.

Fortunately, one amazing way to reduce the stress of throwing this year’s biggest bash is by getting help – and by help we mean getting the kids involved. They’re free, eager to get involved and, funnily enough, can add a creative spark to your party environment. Here’s three ways they can get involved – give it a shot.

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Baking

All kids love baking. It’s a great way to get the family together, while teaching your young ones basic life skills from an early age. While their baking might not look professional, we’re sure your guests will make allowances for oddly shaped cakes if they’re made by a child.

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You should expect a lot of mess though, and it may take a little more time – but while they’re making weird and wonderful cookies, you could be preparing tasty hors d’oeuvres, side dishes, or other delectable party pastries. Just make sure to keep an eye on the little chefs.

Finally, if you’re planning to top cakes with treats, kids generally have a tendency to eat them first. One way to solve this is by leaving a small bowl of treats on the side for them to pick at. That way you’ll definitely have enough for your cakes. Simple!

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Designing the invitations

From the initial invitations to the theme of the night, kids have such a wild and vivid imagination. Sadly, our whimsical thoughts are usually knocked out of us by a life-draining 9 to 5 job, but kids haven’t experienced the reality of life yet – and so they think everything is fantastic. Use this to your advantage – get them to design the invitations.

The awesome thing is children are much more tech savvy than most of us adults nowadays, and so designing printable birthday invitations – which might be wizardry for anybody over 40 – is, pardon the pun, child’s play. Of course, you’ll have to vet the final product, but you’ll have a good starting position – we’re sure.

Music

Listen – when it comes to music tastes and dance-worthy hits, your children may not trust your judgement to know what’s hot now in their world of interests. Why not save yourself some time and get the kids to create the playlist? Honestly, with the likes of Spotify or Amazon Music out nowadays, there’s no reason why you can’t leave them in front of a tablet for half an hour while you do proper stuff, like, cleaning the house for the big night – they may even add your favorites.

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7 Ways to Take Time Out In a Hectic Day

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Whether we work a 9-to-5, crazy 24-hour shifts, or are a stay-at-home mom, our lives can feel hectic at times. To break this up and keep our sanity, we need to take some time for ourselves occasionally, so here are seven ways to take a few minutes of time for yourself out of a hectic day.

Look Through Your Pictures

Sometimes we only have a few minutes to take for ourselves. Instead of jumping right onto social media, try taking a new photo with your family or friends or flipping through your gallery and change your wallpaper on your phone or computer. Looking through your photos can be a great reminder of what is important to you in the midst of your hectic life.

Read Motivational Quotes

You can find motivational quotes to read for just about any scenario that comes up in your life. If you have just a few seconds to spare throughout the day, you can look for, find, and even write these motivational quotes.

These can help get you through just a regular bad day or something much more traumatic. Either way, reading these can make your hectic day seem just a little bit more manageable.

 

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Exercise

It has been scientifically proven that exercise can release hormones to relieve stress. In addition to the fact that exercise is good for your body in general, especially physically and emotionally, it can also be an excellent way to blow off steam.

Take 30 minutes out of your day to exercise. If that seems too long to fit in anywhere, go for 15 minutes. It will still get the job done, and is a lot better than doing nothing.

Try waking up just 15 minutes early to go for a walk or run around the neighborhood. Stop by the gym on the way home from work before picking the kids up from daycare.

Sometimes fitting in enough time to exercise may seem challenging, especially when you have kids, but even walking around the office on your lunch break will do wonders to alleviate the stress of your hectic day.

Be Creative

Take a few minutes every morning to create something. Write in a journal for five minutes, draw a picture, or play an instrument.

Doing something creative can build a sense of pride, even if no one will ever see it, and relieve some of the anxiety from what you know will be a hectic day. This, in turn, will make the day go smoother, knowing you have already accomplished something for yourself.

Read

Take time out of your hectic day to read something. Read the newspaper or your favorite magazine. Pick up a novel or a new autobiography and dive in.

Read for a few minutes on your lunch break or a few minutes in the morning while drinking your coffee. Not only can reading take your mind to another place where the stresses of everyday life are non-existent, but the most successful people in the world are known to read several books every week.

Take a Warm Shower or Bath

What better way to relax at the end of a hectic day than to wash off all the dirt and grime in a warm shower or bath. The steam works wonders on the clarity of the mind and the warm water loosens tense muscles after a hard day’s work. Try using luxurious soaps or bath bombs to pamper yourself after getting the kids to bed.

 

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Do a puzzle or Play a Game

Most of the tips on this list are fairly solo endeavors, but if you want to unwind from a hectic day while spending time with your family, try pulling a puzzle or game out of the closet. You could order pizza so you don’t have to worry about cooking dinner and just enjoy your family’s company, while challenging each other to a board game or to see who can put together the most pieces of the puzzle first.

All of these are great ways to unwind from out hectic lives, and most of the time, just reconnecting with ourselves and our families are the best ways to do it.

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When Illness Hits: Tips For Sleeping Easy

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We all know what it’s like when you are suffering from a bad cold or the flu. Even though your body could really do with a good night’s sleep, you might end up laying in bed for hours on end because you’re too stuffed up or uncomfortable to sleep. It can be so frustrating and will make you feel even worse than the illness makes you feel! Not only that, though, but you will wake up feeling exhausted the next day due to lack of sleep.

 

Thankfully, there is plenty you can do to get a better night’s sleep. Just read on to find some great tips that can help you sleep easy despite the illness!

 

Use A Humidifier

 

Most of the time, people find it hard to sleep because their sinuses are blocked up, and they are finding it difficult to sleep as a result. Even if you are lucky enough to not suffer from a blocked nose or sinuses, you will still find that your sinuses can feel very raw. This is because the symptoms of colds and the flu dry out the airways. When they are like this, they are extremely sensitive, and this pain and discomfort can make it extremely hard to drop off to sleep. There is one way around this, though. You just need to use a humidifier. This will add a lot more moisture to the air, which can make you a lot more comfortable during the night. Just remember that you should clean it out regularly. Otherwise, it could become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.

 

Take A Shower Before Bed

 

Warm steam can help to fill your airways with some much-needed moisture, and the best place to experience steam is in the shower. So try and find the time to have a hot shower before you have to go to bed. As well as soothing dried-out airways, you will find that all the steam helps to dislodge mucus, making it easier to breathe through your nose while asleep.

 

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Eat Something Hot

 

Similarly, eating something hot is another great way you can try and get some steam into your system. Hot soups and drinks are great for this, as there is always a lot of steam coming off them.

 

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Try And Sleep While Propped Up

 

Some people find that propping themselves up while asleep helps them to breathe better when they have a cold. Pillows and duvets that are made with goose down are best for this as the feathers make them quite springy, which will be very comfortable and supportive. You can find out more about goose down and its qualities online. There are various reasons why sleeping propped up is good for you while you have an illness, but one of the main ones is that you will find the pressure in your sinus will improve when your head is above the body. It will also prevent a postnasal drip from developing, which can result in a sore throat and cough.

 

Drink Plenty Of Water

 

It’s important to drink plenty of water while you are healthy so that you don’t end up dehydrating. This is especially important once you fall ill with a cold or the flu. Your body will need plenty of fluids so that it can fight the illness. During the night, the body loses a lot of water, and this water loss will only increase once you are sick. So, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to improve your sleep. It’s a good idea to sleep with a bottle of water by your bed so that you can easily get a drink if you ever wake up thirsty. If you don’t like the flavor of water, you can try adding a couple of slices of lemon for a fruity twist.

 

Sleep On Your Own

 

You might not be the only one getting a bad night’s sleep when you are ill. Your suffering could also make it difficult for your partner to sleep easy! Lots of people find that they end up waking up a lot because their partner is sneezing, coughing, or getting out of bed a lot through the night. So, you might want to give them a break and move into the spare room! But there is also a much more practical reason why this is a good idea. And that is that you won’t be passing on your germs!

 

Find Some Medicines

 

There are lots of cold and flu medicines in the supermarket that can now help with the various symptoms that you have to deal with. Some of these make it easier to sleep by minimizing all the annoying symptoms, such as blocked sinuses, coughing, and sore throats. Most are easy to take, too. For example, there are lots that come in powder form, and you just have to dissolve them in some hot water to take them. They create a hot, tasty drink that will be delicious! If you aren’t sure which medicines will work best for you, it’s a good idea to ask your doctor for their recommendations. If you find that the over the counter meds aren’t working, you should also see your doctor as they could give you a prescription for something much stronger.

 

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Don’t Fight It

 

If you are really having a hard time trying to sleep, you need to get up and out of bed for a bit. There is no point trying to sleep when you really can’t, as it will only stress you out and make things worse. You will find that getting out of bed and reading a book for ten minutes could be all it takes to relax you and make it easier for you to fall asleep. Alternatively, you might want to pop downstairs to the kitchen to make a quick snack. You don’t have to stay out of bed too long, just doing something completely different for ten minutes should be enough.

 

Next time you have a bad cold or flu, all of these tips should, hopefully, help you get a much better night’s sleep.

 

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The Pros And Cons Of Dietary Supplements

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When people are trying to change their lifestyle for the better, they tend to look towards improving their diet, and some believe that taking a multivitamin can have a noticeable impact on their health. Although you can’t argue with the idea of taking a Vitamin C pill every morning to boost your immune system, in what way does it make it better than taking a glass of fresh orange juice with your breakfast? If you’re considering taking dietary supplements for whatever reason, here are a few things you might want to know. Make sure you consult your doctor about any additional advantages or disadvantages.

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Pros

Improvement to health issues

People who exercise regularly are probably already aware that taking protein shakes after exercise can help rebuild the muscle tissue that you’ve broken down during your workouts. Protein can also reduce hunger, which helps those who are trying to cut down on overeating. Studies have also shown that women who take calcium supplements may experience a reduction in the mood and symptoms associated with PMS.

Addresses nutritional deficiency

It has been suggested that pregnant women need to take in 27 milligrams of iron daily, but if they’re having difficulty keeping their food down due to morning sickness, they may greatly benefit from taking an iron supplement with their meals. Additionally, children can benefit from taking vitamin supplements, especially if they’re picky eaters and therefore more likely to suffer from a deficiency.

Alternative treatment to conditions

People who suffer from anemia may also be able to help their condition with an iron supplement. Pregnant women are usually advised to take folic acid to help reduce the possible risk of a birth defect called spina bifida.

Cons

Side effects

Lean towards the side of caution and avoid thinking supplements are completely safe because they only contain nutrients. In high doses, some supplements may prove to be toxic. Vitamin A toxicity can potentially cause liver damage, blurred vision, headaches, bone pain and swelling, drowsiness and nausea. Make sure you’re taking the right dosage and the right supplement; given that there are no  AlgaeCal side effects, the plant calcium supplement is a much safer option than traditional rock-based calcium supplements that are made from limestone or marble. These can sometimes cause cramps, bloating, nausea and blocked arteries.

Vitamins are not required to undergo safety before they’re sold

Dietary supplement manufacturers in the United State are not required to state that the use of their products are safe or effective. That’s not to say all supplements are not safe; it’s just to say that the companies that make them don’t have to show evidence of their safety before they go to market. The supplements to watch out for are the ones that can also interact with medications, causing unwanted side effects and decreasing the efficacy of the medicine.

Is it necessary

If you’re already eating a well-balanced diet, then supplements may not do much more for you except add to the cost of your health care routine.  If your doctor is concerned about some nutritional deficiencies, then the first thing you should do is make some adjustments to your diet. After all, a steak and steamed vegetable dinner will be more delicious than an iron supplement pill.

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The Unfortunate Incident Of The Cold In The Summertime

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We all associate getting a cold with the winter. Once the temperatures start to drop and the snow starts to fall, so many people end up suffering from the sniffles! But did you know that the common cold isn’t just restricted to the colder months? It’s true that this illness is a lot more prevalent between November and March, but it isn’t unusual for people to go through summer cold-free. In fact, between thirty to fifty percent of the population can expect to be affected by a summer cold.

But there’s no reason why a summer cold should spoil your summer! Here are some great treatments that will get you out and about in no time at all!

Sweat It Out

Lots of people believe in the idea of sweating out their colds. And the summer is the perfect season for this! If the weather is nice and hot, you just have to slip into one of your sun dresses and sit outside in the sunshine. As your body sweats, a lot of toxins will be removed because they are effectively washed out with the sweat! Just remember to stay well-hydrated so that you don’t end up getting dehydrated in the hot sun.

Eat Foods That Decongest The Body

It’s important to watch your diet when you have a cold, whether a winter or a summer one. That’s because there are some foods, such as the dairy food group, that can cause the body to produce more mucus, which will congest the body a lot. But you’ll also be glad to hear that there are also some foods that can help the body decongest itself. These include horseradish, garlic and spicy foods including curries. So go on; treat yourself to that Indian takeaway!

Flush Out Your Sinuses

When you have a cold, you will experience blocked sinuses which can be very uncomfortable indeed! Thankfully, there are a few different ways you can find relief. One is to buy an over the counter decongestant. You just need to sniff the vapor, which will instantly clear out any blockages. But a more effective treatment is to flush out your sinuses with a neti pot. You simply add salt water to the pot and then pour this into your nose. You will find your sinuses are flushed out in no time at all!

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Keep Drinking Plenty Of Water

During the summer it is absolutely crucial that you drink plenty of water so that you don’t dehydrate. Once you fall ill with a summer cold, you will need to increase your water intake even further as your body will need to combat the illness as well as deal with the excessive heat. Drinking plenty of water also helps your sinuses stay relatively decongested as the water will help flush them out.

Coming down with a cold in the middle of summer can be a real bummer, but you shouldn’t let it spoil your fun! These tips can help you deal with the illness as quickly as possible!

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DC’s Newest Movie Hit: Wonder Woman

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Quality Family Time

Everyone knows one of the easiest and often enjoyable pleasures of summer break is getting to take the kids to the movies. Since we were blessed with a movie gift card, I decided to have a mom and son day out with my oldest who just graduated. There are a lot of great movies out right now, so it was kind of tough to choose which to go see first. I left the ultimate choice up to him as to which movie we went to see knowing I was going to review it anyway no matter which one he picked. He was, after all, the victorious graduate of 2017 and his opportunity to do the honors of choosing what we saw was well deserved.

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photo courtesy: DC Comics

Can DC Comics Pull Off An “Appropriate” Movie?

We really wanted to see whether DC Comics could pull off a decent Wonder Woman film without spoiling the movie with too much language, unnecessary brutal violence, or distasteful scenes and attire. We bought our tickets and proceeded to sit through the endless amount of PG13 scary previews that would have been very inappropriate for most children. Thankfully, once the movie started – our fears were put to rest and a very well scripted and action-packed film filled the screen.

We were pleasantly surprised to find the film was not only “mostly” appropriate” with its scenes and attire (or lack thereof), but it was a smash hit as everyone was suggesting as well! Lots of comedy built into the script, intense action, drama, romance and even some impressive cinematography.

One Scene Of Caution

I do not wish to give any spoilers, but for the sake of the parents out there wondering if you should take younger ones, I would use caution and recommend either waiting for the blu-ray to fast forward through one scene ,or just be prepared to cover their eyes when “Steve” is on the island in the beginning of the film and in the natural rock bath. There is some occasional language, but I do not recall a whole lot and that is always something I’m happy about.

Two Thumbs Up

Overall, this film does stray slightly from the DC Comic of Wonder Woman, but you’ll have to find out exactly how for yourself by going to see the film.

After enjoying the surprise actor who appears in the film as one of the characters and being pleased with the consistency of the script, I have to conclude that Wonder Woman is a super film to enjoy this summer and give it two thumbs up! Recommend sticking to the PG13 rating for kids though.

What’s your opinion of this film? Let us know what you think in the comments? No spoilers please!

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