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Or leave me a text on my cell phone:  832-459-0114

 

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What do you know about the Shingles?

You can think of shingles as the one-two punch of infections. Anyone who ever gets it had a case of the chickenpox first, often many decades earlier.

The reason these two conditions are paired up: They come from the same virus.

Chickenpox causes itchy blistersthat might start on your back, chest, and face and spread to the rest of your body. Shingles is a rash with shooting pain. It usually shows up on just one side of your body.

If you start to feel tingly and itchy on one side of your torso and then notice a rash, call your doctor. She can examine you and figure out whether you have shingles

The symptoms of shinglesinclude:

  • Localized burning, throbbing or stabbing pain where the rash will soon appear (within days to weeks); some people describe it as more itchy. It can be constant or come and go.
  • Tingling, itching, or prickling skin, followed several days later by a group of fluid-filled blisters on a red, inflamed base of skin; the blisters typically crust over in a week.
  • The rash may be accompanied by fever, fatigue, or headache

How Do I Know If I Have Shingles?

If you had chickenpox as a child, you might recall the itchy, spotted rash that popped up on your face and body. The varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox stays inside your body for many years.Once you’re older, that same virus can wake up and cause shingles, also called herpes zoster. It gives you a rash, too, but it’s often more painful than itchy.

A blistering rash on one side of your body can be a sign you have it. See your doctor to find out for sure. Once you’ve been diagnosed, you can get treated to help relieve your rash and other symptoms.

The Telltale Signs

Your doctor will first ask whether you’ve had chickenpox and look at your symptoms. A rash is the main sign of shingles. Often your doctor can tell that you have it from your skin alone.

shingles rash:

  • Appears on one side of your body and/or face
  • Stings, burns, and/or itches
  • Starts as red bumps that form into blisters

What Problems Can Shingles Cause?

When you have shingles, you tend to focus on the short-term — how to get relief from the pain and discomfort you have right now. For that, you have a lot of treatment options, from medicines to alternative therapies.

Shingles is a viral infection. The main symptom is a rash, usually on one side of your body. Typically, it hurts, burns, itches, and tingles. It may also give you a fever or headache and make you feel really tired.

Most of the time, your symptoms go away in less than a month. But for some people, complications come up.

While shingles itself is almost never life-threatening, it can lead to serious problems, such as the loss of eyesight.

If you think you have shingles, check with your doctor.

Antiviral Medications
These medicines may slow down the progress of the shingles rash, especially if you take them within the first 72 hours of having symptoms.They can also lower your chance of having complications. Your doctor may prescribe:

Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about side effects to watch for if you’re put on one these.

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When I had the shingles my biggest issue besides the pain was the itching..  Calamine Lotion become my best friend..Hope this has enlightened you about the shingles. If your over 50 and have had the shingles then you can get the shot. I actually had gotten my shot just last year.  I just didn’t want to take the chance anymore that I would get them a 5th time.  That’s right I have had the shingles 4 times already. Once on my lower back in 2001 and three times on my eye lid. once on the left and 2 times on the right.. That is not fun. My eyes swelled up and I couldn’t see for a day.. That was scary plus I had to have help eating, going to the bath room,  getting back in the bed.   So don’t take that chance if you can get  the shot please do so.

Do you know the signs? #chronicpain #shingles Read for more information.

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HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD THAT YOU SHOULD DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER A DAY?

The Health and Beauty Benefits of Water

How many times have you heard that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day? It’s common knowledge but do we really know why we need to drink that much water? Listen up!
Your body is mostly water and comprises about 60 percent of your body weight. According to the Mayo Clinic, water:
  • Eliminates wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements
  • Keeps your temperature normal
  • Lubricates and cushions joints
  • Protects sensitive tissues

Can dehydration cause hair loss?

While short-term dehydration will not harm your hair, chronic dehydration can cause hair loss. … Since your hair follicles lack water, they will stop producing new hair. If you’re chronically dehydrated, your follicles won’t grow enough hair to replace the strands that are shed naturally, resulting in hair thinning.

Water and other natural remedies can help you hair loss.

Besides water purification, vitamins and lifestyle changes have also been shown to encourage hair growth and even reduce hair loss. Below are several tips on how to keep your tresses healthy and vibrant through nutrition and drinking water.

Natural ways to grow hair and reduce hair loss

  1. Protein: Hair is made of protein so a protein deficiency can cause hair loss. Add protein to the diet by including meat, tofu, dairy, or protein shakes.
  2. Iron: The mineral iron helps increase circulation in the scalp which will fuel hair growth. Foods that have high iron content include liver, apricots, and raisins.
  3. Vitamin A: Helps create vibrant hair because it works with the fat synthesis in the hair follicles and spurs hair growth. Vitamin A can be found in carrots, kale, eggs, and squash.
  4. Vitamin B: Niacin (B3) promotes blood circulation to your scalp thereby encouraging hair growth. Biotin and the complex B vitamins are needed to grow hair. Vitamin B can be found in whole grains, fruit, eggs, fish, meat, and milk.
  5. Water: The hair shaft is comprised of one quarter of water. Drink at least 4 to 8 cups of water a day to stay hydrated and grow healthy hair.
  6. Reduce alcohol & cigarettes: Drinking alcohol reduces hair growth and smoking cigarettes reduces the blood flow to the scalp.

There are various benefits of drinking water for hair growth. Those are as follows:

1. Water is the root source of energy for each and every cell of our body. It includes those cells too, that are responsible for hair growth and its health.

2. Water nurtures cells and provides them required hair vitamins.

3. It generates magnetic and electrical energy which is considered as a core power to sustain life. This is done through a process called hydrolysis.

4. The roots of the hair and our scalp have many energy-sensitive and photosensitive nerve endings. Water activates all these nerve endings and other sensors in our skin and scalp that enhances the natural vitality of hair roots.

5. Drinking enough water can also help you get rid of dandruff and hair thinning problem.

It is truly said that water is life. Not only our skin and health, but water promote hair growth too and tend to fight with other hair and scalp challenges. And even mild dehydration can sap energy from the hair roots and result into hair loss.

Others sources of water.
Feel refreshed and revitalized as you sip on our Watermelon Mint Smoothie!
  • Strawberries…
  • Cantaloupe…
  • Pineapple. …
  • Oranges. …
  • Raspberries. …
  • Iceberg Lettuce. …
  • Celery. …
  • Green Peppers…
  • Watermelon…
  • Cucumbers…
  • Spinach…
  • Tomatoes…

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But did you also know all the wonderful things water can do for your looks?Enough H2O does more than keep you hydrated. It helps your body flush out toxins more efficiently. The result? Fresher and more radiant-looking skin! Water helps your skin keep its natural elasticity and suppleness.

Make sure you stay hydrated to prevent hair loss..

Correcting the factors above will usually stop hair loss.  While remedies for the hair sometimes work, the most reliable way to stop hair loss, in my experience, is with a properly designed nutritional balancing program and use the right hair care products.  It only takes 23 seconds for hair products to get into your system so ask yourself one question, “Whats in my hair products that could harm me?’

Learn here what’s in my hair care products: Science of Monat

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What’s the Difference? Hydrating vs. Moisturizing the Hair….

 

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Since Monat has come out with yet another new product and I was confused at first what was the difference between the too, I decided to do some research and I just had to share this with you too.  Because if I was confused some others maybe are too. Especially if your new to the concept of  healthy hair.  I never gave my hair really one thought before I started my business about hydration or moisturizing.   As long as it looked good to me I was blind to the rest of my hair needs.   So let me share with you what I have found in regards to this topic.

Imagine a plant growing in a pot. What would happen if you only spray water on the leaves every day and never poured water into the dirt for the roots to absorb? The plant would shrivel up and die right?

With that illustration in mind, let’s now examine the definitions of Hydration and Moisture as it pertains to our hair.

What’s the Difference?

Hydrating the Hair– The process of using humectants, proteins, amino acids and critical vitamins that penetrate the hair fiber infusing and improving the absorption of water and nutrients so that the hair holds and retains moisture.

To supply water to (a person, for example) in order to restore or maintain fluid balance.
Each pore on the surface of the skin is an opening to a canal called a follicle. The follicle also contains a hair and an oil gland (sebaceous gland). The oil gland keeps the skin lubricated and feeds the hair strand that it is attached to.

Increasing your water intake will not only make you feel better, but it will also hydrate your hair from within which is where your hair comes from.
If you are not drinking enough water, no doubt, you have dry, brittle, lifeless hair.
Hydration has to begin inside of your body.

Moisturizing the Hair– The process of using butters and oils to coat the OUTER surface of the hair fiber sealing and locking down the hair shaft so moisture can not get in or out of the fiber.

Water or other liquid diffuses in a small quantity as vapor, within a solid, or condenses on a surface.
This is what is being done when you spray water on a plant or as it pertains to this topic, on your hair. Spraying water or water based products on your hair is not enough to support a healthy head of hair.

Moisturizing your hair every day is pointless if your hydration is not up to par. Once the water has evaporated you are left with the same strands of lifeless hair.

Simply Put….FIRST you HYDRATE the hair to penetrate, absorb & nourish the hair from within. THEN you seal and lock down the hair shaft with a MOISTURIZER to keep the moisture in the hair.  Moisturized hair is happy hair.

So what does this mean for your current hair regimen?

If your hair feels chronically dry, wonky, brittle, rough, or just not like itself, and your products aren’t working (even spritzing water and and other concoctions doesn’t help), your issue may be hydration levels in your hair.

This brings us to what products should you use to hydrate your hair and what product should I use to moisturize your hair.

We have four new products.

ADVANCED
HYDRATING

SHAMPOO

With REJUVENIQE S™

Restores dull, lifeless, parched hair with softness, elasticity, and shine.

ADVANCED
HYDRATING

CONDITIONER

With REJUVENIQE S™

This lightweight, rinse-out conditioner treats all hair types with our exclusive advanced, thirst-quenching hydration ingredient, REJUVENIQE S™, making hair more manageable and soft to the touch with improved bounce, body and shine.

Get an Immediate Moisture Surge for Lustrous, Healthy-looking Hair

DOUBLE ACTION
HYDRATING

SERUM

With REJUVENIQE S™

A leave-in treatment for dull, lifeless thirsty hair, that combines long-lasting hydration with body-building ingredients to restore hair vibrancy, bounce and shine!

This high performance, intensive leave-in treatment consists of three treatment vials. Each vial contains a bi-phase formula comprised of a water phase with an oil phase sitting on top. Fueled by hyaluronic acid-based technology and body-building Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), each phase is supercharged with the most powerful, highest concentrated assortment of active ingredients, including MONAT’s newest exclusive activated oil innovation–REJUVENIQE S™.

HEAVENLY
HYDRATING

MASQUE

With REJUVENIQE S™

An ultra-hydrating lightweight gel cream masque for dull, lifeless, thirsty hair. Like a Heavenly Cloud of Hydration!

Get an immediate moisture surge for bounce, body & shine!

Supplying an immediate surge of color-safe hydration from root to tip, this ultra-hydrating powerhouse delivers lustrous, healthy-looking hair full of bounce, body and shine. Its gentle, detangling formula is ideal for all hair types to increase hair’s manageability, smoothness and silkiness.

 

Hydrating Masque Serum Video

More information for any of these products are found here:  Elaine’s Monat

 

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Everything you need to Build Your Own Business

Monat just announced they have made a new product pack just for the month of August.

 

A new month and new opportunities await you.

It’s time to dust off those dreams.

At MONAT, you’ll change your life and, consequently, change the lives of others.

In this product pack for only $199.00 USA dollars you get:

  1. Starter Kit
  2. “Hair Apparent” magazine
  3. Rejuvenique Oil Intensive
  4. Revive Shampoo
  5. Revitalize Conditioner
  6. Blow out Cream
  7. Rejuvebeads
  8. The Champ dry shampoo

Never before has Monat jumped right out there to help all you new opportunity seekers.

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 You can join for as little as $60.00

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Are These 3 Harmful Foods Damaging Your Body?

I went on Google this morning and typed in Trending..  I found this article that said “Are These 3 Harmful Foods Damaging Your Body?” Well since I have been trying to lose about 10 lbs ( I gained when I was transitioning into a new life change. )  I am settled now and I have been getting back into my  exercise routine again.  I can’t jog or run because of my bad ankles  but I do like to walk and I do have a video that I  exercise too.   Plus I stay busy.. I also take my dogs for walks and I try my best, weather permitting, to do this everyday..

Back to about this article I found.  Dr. Lee is addressing 3 harmful foods that we all eat and is telling all. She is a doctor of internal medicine, physician nutrition and obesity medicine specialist.   So that leads me to believe in what she is telling us in this video she has made has merit.  Dr. Lee is taking a life change approach.. Please watch this video.  Turn off your phones for the next 45 minutes and keep your mind open to what she has to say.   If you are like me and this is of value to you then, watch it till its over.   If you don’t have time right now to dedicate to this then please save it or bookmark it to your computer and come back to it.  What ever you do come back… that’s your first step to a whole new you .

 

https://nucific.com/3harmfulfoods/index_180730A.php?n=tba

 

 

 

Dr. Amy Lee
Bariatric Physician

Dr. Lee has board certifications in internal medicine, physician nutrition and obesity medicine specialty. She practices internal medicine with a heavy emphasis on nutrition, wellness and weight management. Her goal is to standardize a diet plan that is evidence based through educating her patients and providing proven solutions that work.
Dr Lee is also on face book too.  Come check her out and show her some love. Click the picture.
 
I do not sell the products she talks about in her video.. You can find this product on her facebook page or google NuCific.
Or go to her website.. https://nucific.com/
Check out her blog too.  Lots of great things going on there such as:

 

Tiffany Rothe’s Waist Shrinking Workout

 

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NINE STEPS TO YOUR FINANCIAL WELL-BEING

THE NINE STEPS TO YOUR FINANCIAL WELL-BEING
1. Seek proper counsel in your financial plan.
2. Save the first 10% of everything you earn.
3. Set up and follow your own personal spending program.
4. Invest your 10% savings in intelligent ways.
5. Guard your savings against loss by making proper decisions.
6. Own your home as quickly as possible.
7. Be adequately and correctly insured.
8. Increase your ability to earn more.
9. Take proper actions NOW!

 

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Have You Been Exposed To Toxic Mold?

Mold, so you say I don’t see any mold in my home but do you really know what you are looking at?

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Read this: https://www.kiwiservices.com/angela-says/cleaning-the-shower-curtain/

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You know that pink stuff that just show’s up in your shower?  Yep you got it,  its mold. The bathroom is an extremely problematic area.   So what do you do?

Use the Right Products

There’s no need to buy specialist products to get rid of the mold. Work with vinegar, bleach, alcohol, and even citrus extract first. All these will get into the particles of your windowsills, tiles, and more.

 

 

Tired of fighting shower mold and mildew? Here's help! Get rid of mold and mildew, then keep them from coming back for good, with these simple steps.

You will need to do more than just spray and wipe. Leave the products on for a few minutes and allow them to physically kill off the mold spores. You can then get in with a toothbrush, especially into the smaller areas, to get rid of the remnants of the problem.

Just leaving one spore behind will mean your mold problem returns.

After you’ve cleaned up the mold spores, you’ll need to use vinegar or citrus extract regularly. These will help to kill any new spores that start to form due to the warm and damp area.

Clean the Bathroom Regularly

Don’t just mop the floor. You want to clean the sinks, baths, and basins regularly. Make it part of your weekly chore list. Scrub into the section where the bath/sink join with the wall and don’t forget about where the taps connect to the basins. You want to get rid of any beads of moisture.

Mold can also grow where your soaps and body washes sit. This is because of oils and scum from the bottles drip onto the bath or the stand. Clean the outside of your products and wipe away all the buildup of oils and scum so mold spores don’t have anything to feed on.

Don’t forget about the grate in your showers. This will see a buildup of hair, skin cells, oils, and scum. Remove the grate and regularly clean it. You want to get into the pipes where possible, as mold will build in these sections. Use a vinegar cleanser and pour it down the drains regularly to kill all the mold that grows here. Unfortunately, you can’t stop the mold growth within the drains, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a health problem.

Mold is a very common problem in a lot of households because it grows everywhere and it can cause a variety of health problems. Mold is present under the sink, in the basement, in the shower, in leaking walls, etc. Researchers have found that mold releases millions of spores into the room and can cause winter allergies and asthma attacks.

Don’t forget your drains too.. way down in them pipes is a nightmare.. so clean often too.

There are a number home remedies to kill mold dead in its tract’s.  Mold removal spray ~ 50% white vinegar, 50% distilled water & 1 tsp tea tree essential oil for every cup made. Spray on & leave. (She used 80/20 mix)

You’ll Need:

  • Distilled White Vinegar,  Tea Tree Oil be sure that it’s real pure 100% tea tree essential oil or it may not work. Many store bought oils are not pure – learn more about it here.}
  • Water
  • Empty, Clean Spray Bottle {glass bottle preferably, old apple cider vinegar jars work great}

Instructions:

1. Fill empty spray bottle at least half full with vinegar {if you can stand the vinegar smell, I usually make mine a bit stronger with an 80:20 ratio of vinegar and water instead of 50:50}.

2. Fill the rest of the spray bottle with water, leaving about a 1 inch gap at the top of the bottle.

3. Add drops of essential oil{s} – 1 teaspoon of essential oil for every 1 cup of vinegar/water solution.

How To Use:

  • When ready to use the cleaner, shake vigorously to combine the essential oils throughout the mixture. Spray on surface to clean.
  • To help remove mold – generously spray on showers, shower doors, walls, tubs, etc. and LET SIT as a preventative, do not wipe down. The smell will be strong but it will go away.
  • Tip: Large stores like Target usually carry 1 gallons of white vinegar for around $2-3. This is the best price that I have found for vinegar anywhere.

Note: This homemade anti mold spray is only intended for surface mold on non-porous surfaces. Mold cannot be completely cleaned from porous surfaces like clothing, particle board, mattresses, paper, etc.

If you still find that you’re having trouble cleaning mold in your bathroom, I recommend you seek professional help.  If you need help finding somebody let me know as I know some  mold specialist all over the USA.

 

 

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Piedmont Property Solutions is here to protect your biggest investment!

Does your roof have water damage?

We are proud to be a TAMKO Pro Certified Contractor!

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We’re currently offering $500 off a full 50-year roof replacement, plus an extended 15-year warranty for FREE! For more information call us at (336) 770-2957.

The best time to install a new roof is now! Call us today to get started!  We hire only the best in this field.  

 

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A deck or porch is a great way to add an outdoor space to your home. Decks are great for relaxing or having some friends over for a barbecue. We can work with you to create an outdoor space for you and your family to enjoy.

BATHROOM REMODELING

We love to get creative with bathrooms. The wide selection of tiles, flooring, and fixtures that are available can make your bathroom feel just like a spa. We can help you update your bathroom or do a complete makeover. Bring us your ideas and we can make them a reality.

One of John’s lates accomplishments is his invention. It made first page in the inventions InventHelp book this year. His patton went through. I know I am excited to see what’s next. WTG John and wish you much success in your invention..

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Call today and lets set up an appointment to discuss your needs for your home.  (336) 351-8061

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Do you Facebook Live? Do you want too but don’t have the nerve?

 

How many of you have done a Facebook live and what was your experience with it?  I remember when I did my first one..  my nerves were on over drive..  I was so scared.. I was shaking and stumbled on what I wanted to say.  But then I met a lady that was doing a challenge on facebook live’s and I took the challenge..  I thought I needed to learn from one of the best that I have saw and she was so confident on her lives so I thought why not try it. 

So each day for five days she gave us a subject and that’s what we spoke about .  I uploaded all my videos on to my youtube channel..   Here is one of them:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-ijRcdfreg&t=59s

Here are a few things that the powers that be recommend. 

  1. Tell people ahead of time of your facebook live. (i have heard that both ways so do what works best for you)
  2. Plan and be a resource.  I personally make notes prior to my live and practice some.  The main thing is know what your talking about. Know your product or what ever it is that you are talking about that day. 
  3. Stay Longer. I think what they are say is it take a minute or two for people to get the notifications that you are going live.. ( that’s the reason they say to give a heads up ahead of time. makes since, right?)  Talk about something else before you actually start your subject.   
  4. Add a call to action: Ask people to drop a  like or a Hi to just say your here. Invite people to share..  You can get really creative and have a drawing for a prize for the person that shares the most and gets them to view the Live.   People love free stuff.   Say hi to everyone as they come in.   Be social.. after all this is a social network.

My biggest advice to you is this.. on my computer I have a webcam. I have practiced and practiced on it.  I pick my subject, review, review, review and then I start the cam..  I have been known to take up to ten times to get it right..  Once I like it I share it on Facebook. ( that was my way of doing a live)  LOL  I can laugh now at myself..   Then when I did the challenge by the fifth day I was like okay with practice I can do this. I had come a long ways from day one to day five.. I found it wasn’t all that hard and it was okay to mess up and laugh about it..  we are all just human and when we make mistakes and laugh it off people laugh with you.  but I also found out that people respect you more.  more than likely you are doing something they want too do and they love that you have the courage to do it.   You never know you may inspire one of your friends to do the same. so when  you see someone that is going live, stop in and say hi and give her or him some encouragement.   That goes a long ways.  

If you need some help with your first live or your even your next one get with me.. I will be happy to go live with you or support you and cheer you on..  

I don’t always do video’s on just my products that I sell.  Here is another one to see:  Banner ad video.

Mix things. Always remember to be yourself.. People love real..  so what if you mess up.. its okay.. we all do it. we don’t live in a perfect world. 

I have a share button at the bottom of my page so please share if you like this.. 

 

 

 

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