Probiology Skin Therapy Probiotic From Belle + Bella Cleared Up The Rash On My Arms

I do a lot of detoxing, cleansing, flushing and enemas to stay as well as I stay.  LOL  I know, Too Much information.   But, once I get finished doing all that, I need to make sure I get on a good probiotic.   Believe it or not, finding a good one isn't always that easy to do.

There are a lot of companies out there that push their probiotics.... They Just Don't Work For Me!!
I have tried a lot of different brands, many of them are a waste of my money.  I find I need one with a lot of different strains and over 15 billion live cultures.

Right now, here are a few of the problems I am working on.

1. Burning tongue  I seem to work on this one a lot.  I found out it all  has to do with my digestion.  I just don't digest correctly.  I think as we get older, that happens to a lot of us.   It can cause us a lot of problems.

2. I have a sore in my nose that just bugs the heck out of me.  I think it is because I am acidic.  Again, that has to do with digestion.

3. I am not sure if I have an irritable bowel, but I do have quite a few colon issues.  Usually, I run on the constipated side and that isn't NORMAL. I have had the problem since I was a kid, so I grew up thinking this was normal.  It isn't NORMAL people!! It is far from healthy.   And, it can give you hemorrhoids.

4. My arms itch in the winter and break out in a rash.  Not sure why, but I just can't get rid of it until warm weather comes.

I was ask to do a review of the the Probiology Skin Therapy Probiotic.  Yes!!!   Anytime I get to try a new probiotic... I am happy.    Like I said, not all of them work.   So, I am going to start this one and see how it does for my health issues.

About the Probiology Skin Therapy Probiotic

The GI tract and skin are both organs of detoxification.  We need a healthy balance in the gut to break down food, absorb nutrients, and eliminate toxins.  When there is an imbalance of our gut flora, and there are more bad bacteria than good bacteria, a lot of problems can arise. ...  including chronic inflammation, which is a cause of blemishes and other skin problems that start beneath the skin weeks before they appear on the surface.  So if you are looking to clear up your skin, you have to start with your gut.

Creams and lotions can be easily washed away by the environment and has limited coverage area, but Probiology Skin Therapy works form within your body by affecting what is known as the "gut brain skin axis" to help balance your gut flora with slinically studied probiotic strains that have the efficacy to help promote naturally skin for the entire body.

Nominated as one of the 2015 top five finalists for the SupplySide West CPG Editor's Choice Awards in the Supplements!

. Clinically studied strains
. 10 Probiotic ID Verified Strains
. 25 Billion live cultures
. Water based Enteric Coation
. Prebiotic FOS

You can see the rash that
I itch until it bleeds.
Every year I get a rash on my arms when it gets cold outside and we turn the heat on in the house.

I used the Probiology Skin Therapy Probiotic for about a week and my arm stopped itching.  Really surprised me because this is something that happens every year.
Thank goodness because it was driving me crazy.

No more rash!  It cleared
up after only about a
Week using the
Probiology Probiotic
I am still having a slight burning tongue and colon issues.  Not as bad, but they are still there.  I am thinking I probably need to take double the dose to get to the root of those problems or possibly the longer I take this the better things get.  I am just happy that my arms don't itch any longer.

Since this cleared up the rash on my arms and made it stop itching.  I am thinking this would work well for my Granddaughter who has Acne problems.

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FlexiKold Gel Cold Pack From NatraCure

We all get aches and pains now and then.  Some of us more often than others.  I can't tell you how many times I have had to use a bag of peas because my cold pack was so hard that I couldn't wrap it around the area I needed it.  The peas worked better... but, they sure do melt fast.

With the FlexiKold Gel Cold Pack From NatraCure, you don't have to worry about it turning hard.  They are not only more flexible but they stay colder for a longer period of time.  Why??  It's the gel.  Unlike bentonite ingredients used in competing cold packs, FlexiKold is powered by a proprietary gel interior that remains pliable when frozen.  And because the gel stays colder for a longer period of time, less gel is needed and that allows for a thinner, more user friendly construction.

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Our colder, thinner, and more flexible cold pack provides superior contact with the treated area and easily conforms to any part of your body. Constructed of extra-thick flexible nylon material, FlexiKold offers a professionally double-sealed gel pack, that prevents leaking, with a smooth, high-quality feel.
  • Colder for Longer: Proprietary gel stays colder for Longer than the competing products that use inferior bentonite formulations.
  • More Flexible: The Most flexible Cold Pack available due to a professional-grade gel interior that remains pliable when frozen, which provides better contact by conforming to any part of the body.
  • Uses: Helps relieve acute & chronic pain, muscle pain, arthritis, inflammation, and swelling.
  • Construction: Double sealed to prevent leaking; with extra thick nylon exterior. Washable and reusable.

3 Different Sizes!

  • Standard Size - 10.5"x 14.5"
  • Half Size - 7.5" x 11.5"
  • Oversize - 13" x 21.5"

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Belly Beautiful Workout Volume 3 ~ Pre And Postnatal: Pilates BarreFusion With Patricia Friberg

Pregnant and New Moms !!~~~ Here is a workout that was designed to help with strengthening the Pelvic Floor and deep abdominal muscles; building strength and endurance to help with labor, delivery, recovery and newborn care.   It can also help with postnatal weight loss that will allow new
moms to bounce back quickly.

This motivation Belly Beautiful Workout, Volume 3 in the series for new moms "Pre and Postnatal Pilates Barre Fusion" includes specialized workouts for both pre and postnatal.  In this program Patricia creatively combines a blend of Barre and Pltates for a long and lean body.  It is a head to toe workout developing the overall strength of the body and as with all the Belly Beautiful workouts, follows the guidelines of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for safe exercising.  The program is divided into step wise segments so you can select the workout that best fits your needs for any given day.

The workout sections include
Pelvic floor activation exercises.
Pre and postnatal barre for arm and thigh exercise
Pre and postnatal barre back and bottom exercises

Patricia demonstrates exercises for the first trimester and postnatal while 2 pregnant ladies do the exercises for second and third trimester Stretch and Align series; Postnatal Pilates; Diastasis recti; a New Dad bonus section to help dads build tolerance and strength for the use of new muscles when lifting baby; plus a section where Patricia answers pre and postnatal questions.

Benefits of this workout include
Strengthening the Pelvic Floor and Deep abdominal muscles
Building strength and endurance to help with labor, delivery, recover and newborn care
Postnatal weight loss allowing new moms to bounce back quickly
Strengthening postural muscles related to alignment changes.

About Patricia Friberg
All around Health and Fitness expert, Patricia Friberg is the creator of the award winning Belly Beautiful Workout series and has been motivation students in her private and group fitness classes for over 20 years.  She teaches a variety of formats including: Pilates, Spinning, Kickboxing, Step, BOSU, Body Pump, Circuit, Outdoor Boot Camp, and Yoga.  Patricia is fully certified by Stott Pilates and holds certifications in GYROTONIC, GYROKIENESIS, Yoga, Barre, Schwinn Cycling as well as the American Council on Exercise.  She teaches in premier clubs and studios across the country including Las Angles, New York and Chicago, including Harpo Studios, Yoga Works and Equinox.  Patricia trains professional athletes including players in the NBA and NFL and is a regular contributor to the online workout site, Fitness Glow.  Patricia is ACE certified and a member of IDEA.

Outside of fitness, Patricia is a licensed mental health counselor with a Masters degree from Pratt Institute.  Currently Patricia lives in Southern California with her husband and two boys.  Patricia's "Power for Pink Workout" DVD raises money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and she volunteers her time and hosts an annual Power for Pink event to raise funds for BCRF.  She also continues to volunteer as the fitness advisor to the non-profit JAM school program.

You can find the Belly Beautiful Workout Volume 3 at

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No Sugar Added Pumpkin Pudding ~ This Is The Best I Have Found Yet

Just a heads up for those of you on the Candida Diet.  This recipe is not for you unless you are able to eat fruits.   So many of you email me asking if the recipes I put on this blog are okay on the anti candida diet.   Not all of them are.   I happen to be able to eat fruits, I do eat them within reason.     You need to use your own judgement when eating anything.

I love pumpkin anything and have been trying to make a pumpkin pudding that tastes like pudding and not pie.   I finally have a really creamy pumpkin pudding.   So good.

No Sugar Added Pumpkin Pudding
3/4 Cup Canned or Prepared fresh pumpkin
1/2 Banana (I have bananas frozen in halves in the freezer I use for smoothies)
2 Tablespoons Protein Powder (make sure the one you use has no sugar)
4 Prunes (If you don't like prunes, soak dates in a little water until soft)
10 Drops Vanilla Flavored Liquid Stevia ( You can just use stevia and vanilla)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Cup  Treated Water

Put all into a blender and blend until mixed well and fluffy.

This will make enough for 2 but it was so good that I ate it all myself.  Besides, my Hubs doesn't like pumpkin.


IONutrition Can Deliver Healthy, Delicious Meals To Your Door

Eating healthy is very important to me.  If I eat the wrong foods, my tongue burns and I just don't feel good.    I try to eat as organic as possible.  I use no sugar, no yeast and NO Preservatives.  I have also lowered my carb intake.   Eating this way, makes me feel healthy, so that is the way I want to eat.

When I was ask if I wanted to do a review for IONutrition, I of course said YES!  first off, I had done a review for their sister company Fresh N' Lean about a year ago,  The food was fresh, and tasted great.   Plus, I didn't have to cook.
My Hubs was going to be out of town for 3 weeks, so I decided to do the review while he was gone... that way, I wouldn't have to share!!   He is actually still out of town.

I think these meals would make a great gift idea for those hard to buy for friends and relatives.  Especially those on a special diet, if you have any allergies or eat a special way.... just tell them.  
I told them I have been trying not to eat many carbs and they made sure I got as few carbs as possible. They sent me their Paleo Diet Selection,  And you know what???  I was full when I finished these meals.

Before I get to the food I received, I think you need to learn a little about IONutrition.

They are a cause-based business that believes their success should be measured by the difference they try to make in changing peoples diet and lifestyle.  They also believe in giving back to the people who need a change the most.  They have partnered with charity organisations who share their goals and beliefs in making the world a better place.

IONutrition is a family owned and operated company, founded in 2010.  It began with the simple idea, that not only changing the way you eat, but also the way you may approach food and ingredients, could vastly increase your wellbeing and in some cases, save your life.

After starting the business in their home kitchen using a few of their friends as "volunteers", they soon realized the idea of home cooked, fresh, organic, gluten-free meals could actually work on a larger scale and could help many people in desperate need of changing their diets and lifestyle.

Since the very beginning, the results were outstanding, from extreme weight loss, to achieving healthier lifestyles, improving medical conditions or reaching a better level of fitness and performance, they saw no reason not to introduce their simple concept to a larger audience.

Their philosophy is very simple, they focus on the ingredients and quality of the meals.  It is so easy in the consumer driven world we live in today to get lost in so many poor foods choices offered to us.  They believe strongly that if you cannot pronounce it, there is no reason for you to put it in your body.

IONutrition can deliver delicious, healthy meals straight to your door every week!  You can have a weeks worth of delicious, healthy, chef prepared meals in your refrigerator every week!

Your food will be made to order by the chefs that use only the freshest farm to table ingredients. The meals are tasty, dense, nutrient-rich and ALL NATURAL.  They use local, in season produce, free range chicken, wild fish, and grass fed beef.  They don't use frozen or processed ingredients.... And THEY NEVER USE PRESERVATIVES.

There are different meal plans you can order, or go with the 'A la Carte' option.  You can choose different cusine styles like, .. Mediternean, Continental, Asian and South American

With the IONutrition, It was like I had my own personal chef cooking meals designed just for my food issues. Right now, I am pretty much eating a Paleo Diet and these meals didn't disappoint.

I couldn't wait to try these foods.  I keep telling my Hubs that I need a personal chef to cook for me and keep me on track with my diet.
By the way, all the meals can be heated in the Microwave, Conventional Oven, or on the Stove Top.  I don't use a microwave so I baked mine in the oven.   You should have smelled how good they smell when baking.  Made my mouth water just waiting for them to get finished.
Here are the  3 meal entrees and 2 Breakfast snacks I received for review

Broccoli Mushroom Frittata
Ingredients:  *Egg, *Broccoli, *Carrot, *Onion, *Portobello Mushroom, *Garlic, *Black Pepper and Sea Salt.
When I smelled this baking, my mouth was so ready to get started on this.

Cauliflower Egg Muffin
Ingredients: *Egg, *Carrot, *Cauliflower, *Onion, *Green Bell Pepper, *Garlic, *Paprika, *Cumin, *Tomato, *Safflower Oil, *Black Pepper and Sea Salt
It is so nice to wake up in the morning and have your breakfast prepared for you.  All I had to do was pop it in the oven.  I have tried making Egg muffins with cauliflower before and they didn't turn out so good.  These ones were so tasty.  It is a good thing my Hubs wasn't home because I really didn't want to have to share.

Spaghetti Squash With Chicken
Ingredients: *Chicken, *Spaghetti Squash, *Onion, * Carrot, *Zucchini, *Basil, *Parsley, *Tomato, *Garlic, *Sun Dried Tomato, *Black Pepper and Sea salt.
With tender chicken, and lots of vegetables in a tomato based sauce, this dish was a hit with me.

Cajun yams With Catfish
*Catfish, *Sweet Potato, *Green Bell Pepper, *Onion, *Carrot, *Paprika, *Cumin, *Smoked Paprika, *Garlic, **Chili Powder, *Chipotle Powder, *Black Pepper, and Sea Salt
I hardly ever eat Catfish because it usually tastes fishy to me,  This had NO fishy taste at all.  Very, very good.

Italian Broccolini With Pesto & Salmon
Ingredients:  *Salmon, *Broccolini, *Carrot, *Butternut Squash, *Onion, *Basil, *Parsley, *Artichoke Heart, *Sun Dried Tomato, *Walnut, *Fresh Basil, *Garlic, *Red Pepper Flake, Sea Salt
My Hubs loves Salmon, but since he wasn't here to eat it, I ate it all myself and told him how good it was.

If you know someone who would like healthy meals delivered right to their door, use this 15% off promo code MYJOURNEY for meals on the website.  This does exclude the 'A la Carte' Menu.

This would make a GREAT Christmas Gift Idea for your loved ones who want, or need to eat healthy.
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Neocell Collagen+ C Review ~ Helped Me With A Fingernail Problem

I don't very often enter giveaways, just no time anymore.  Although, if I see a giveaway where all you need to do to enter is leave a comment then I can usually make time for that.

About a month ago, I was visiting the blog Mommies Quiet Place  Amanda had a giveaway that all I had to do was comment.   I commented and happened to win the giveaway.  It was for $50 in product for Neocell.  

I picked the Collagen+C Pomegranate Liquid for radiant skin, thicker hair, stronger nails, healthier joints and a potent antioxident.   I actually picked 2 bottles of this.
The Neocell Collagen+C contains NO soy, wheat, lactose, starch, yeast or artificial flavors.  It is also Gluten Free!    The sugars in it are from agave nectar and fruit concentrates.

  • 4000 mg Collagen + Antioxidants
  • Radiant Skin
  • Thicker Hair
  • Stronger Nails
  • Healthier Joints
  • Potent Antioxidant
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Total Body Health
  • Ionic Minerals
  • Powerful Antioxidant
  • GMP Certified
  • Anti-Aging
In a blend sweetened with agave, cranberry, and elderberry, Collagen+C Pomegranate Liquid combines the antioxidant power of Pomegranate and Green Tea, the health benefits of Collagen+C and the absorption benefits of Ionic Minerals. Collagen+C Pomegranate Liquid is a delicious and complete natural supplement that promotes youthful vitality.

I have been having problems with my right thumb nail for a couple of years now.  I don't know if I damaged it or what I did.    I have to keep it short or it cracks right down the middle.  Drives me crazy and sometimes it cracks past the skin line and then it hurts.  This has been going on for over a year.  Not sure what the problem is.
I decided to try the Collagen+C Pomegranate Liquid to see if it helps.

The problem isn't completely gone, but it is much better.

My Husband has also been using this.  He has this full head of hair and I had taken a before picture of it.    Well, I don't notice his hair changing much.... BUT, wouldn't you know ....  The skin on his face is looking so much healthier.   Since I didn't even think about it helping his face, I didn't take any pictures.  He even had a friend of his asking him what he changed.
Makes me kind of jealous since I am turning into one big wrinkle!!!

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GIVEAWAY!!!  US Only (sorry to all my friends who live elsewhere)  Ends 10/27/15
I was offered by Neocell to give one of my readers $50 in Neocell products.  You get to choose the product that works best for you.

All you have to do is leave a comment.  I will count the comments and will be using a random number generator to pick the winner.
Good Luck!!!

Winner!!!!  Mail4Rosey  Thank you all for entering!!


Don't Just Sit There S.W.I.T.C.H. By Katy Bowman #BookReview

I admit, I don't have the perfect work station in my home office, nor do I move enough when sitting and working,  That causes all sorts of problems for me.  Mainly in my back, neck and shoulders.

A friend of mine swears a standing desk helps her.  No way can I see me using a standing desk.   I would rather learn to sit correctly than stand all day.   But then, I have back  problems and my friend doesn't, so maybe I need to rethink my decision or start exercising more while sitting.

I just received a new book....   Don't Just Sit There By Katy Bowman.

Many of you work in an office for someone else.  Katy asks the question.... "What if you could work out on company time?"

Don't Just Sit There ~ Transitioning To A Standing And Dynamic Workstation For Whole Body Health Presents:
.  How conventional office arrangements are capping our level of health and why this can't be offset
   with a daily bout of exercise.
. That sitting and screen-time must be treated as two different variables.
.  Corrective exercises to sit, stand, and move better without leaving your office.
.  How to boost your creativity and energy levels at the office.

With clear, science-based explanations, Katy lays out the issues created by conventional office environments, and describes in detail the steps necessary to transition to a more dynamic set-up safely and effectively.

With over 20 exercises, this is a must-have for anyone hoping to increase their daily movement and improve their health without sacrificing their productivity.

Stand more and sit better
Walk for three minutes every half hour to keep blood flowing smoothly
Interval-train the eyes by taking frequent breaks to gaze at something far away
Train the feet with texture--get a pebble mat or stand on something squishy or uneven to strengthen neglected feet.
Calf stretch throughout the day to help out the veins in your lower leg.
Hang from a doorjamb or chin-up bar. Give that upper body a release from the keyboard!

About the Author
A biomechanist by training and a problem solver by heart, Katy Bowman has the ability to blend a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible solutions and an unwavering sense of humor, earning her legions of followers.  Her award-winning blog ( and podcast, Katy Says, reach hundreds of thousands of people every month, and thousands have taken her live classes.  Her books, the bestselling Move Your DNA (2014), Every Woman's Guide To Foot Pain Relief: The New Science Of Healthy Feet (2011) Alignment Matters (2013) and Whole Body Barefoot (2015) have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide. In between her book writing efforts, Katy travels the glove to teach Nutritious Movement courses in person, and spends as much time as possible moving outside with her husband and two young children.

You Can Buy The Book Here
Don't Just Sit There

Nutritious Movement

Katy Bowman  @NutritiousMvmnt

One thing I do have right, is a Chin Up bar right on our home office door... and yes, I do use it daily.  Some days I just hang on it and others, I actually do a chin up or two or three.

I haven't transitioned to a standing desk yet, but after reading this book... I am seriously thinking about it. 

NOTE .. Although I was sent this book free of charge, I was not paid for my review.  All opinions are my own.