Thanksgiving DOESN’T have to come with Heartburn

Heartburn (GERD)

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and so I thought I’d talk about heartburn; something many of you will be expecting and bracing to suffer through so you can enjoy your favorite foods. Everyone stocks up on Tums and other antacid type medications just incase they have a heartburn flare up. I wanted to share what I learned in regards to steps you can take to avoid it before it even starts, and healthy but EFFECTIVE ways to keep it at bay.

Antacids will help relieve symptoms right when they are happening… USUALLY (not always) and people lean on them for giant meals like thanksgiving. Persistent heartburn is hard on the body and if not taken care of will cause permanent damage to multiple organs in the body including your teeth.

SIXTY percent of Americans on average suffer from heartburn on a WEEKLY basis! This seems to be one of those things we take an antacid right when it happens and then move on. What you will discover, if you haven’t already, is that eventually these medications will fail you and quit doing the job you’re begging them to do.

How do you know you have heartburn; what are the symptoms?

Heartburn will cause some to all of the below:

  • Burning Pain/Sensation that moves from upper stomach to throat
  • Sour & unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Bloating
  • Difficulty swallowing and keeping food down
  • Burping and gas
  • Choking
  • Coughing
  • Chest pain
  • Hoarse voice
  • Headache
  • Uncomfortably full causing stomach aches
  • Nausea

The 30 Day Heartburn Solution: A 3-Step Nutrition Program to Stop Acid Reflux Without Drugs, by Craig Fear NTP “Nexium, Zantac, Rolaids, Tums…have you tried all the drugs only to be on higher and higher doses and still experiencing heartburn? Have you heard the common nutrition advice—eat less fat, stop overeating, eliminate triggers (like delicious chocolate and wine)—and heeded it, only to be let down by your results? Maybe your symptoms, in fact, are getting worse. And this is exactly the problem with conventional treatments. They can free you of acid refluxing into your esophagus, but they often do so at the expense of your long-term health.”


What are some things that can happen to a person after suffering from heartburn long term?

  • Painful lesions will develop on the esophagus
  • Asthma
  • Laryngitis
  • & other issues including cancer in worst case scenarios

Can it send someone to the hospital or emergency services?

If the person suffering from heartburn is vomiting black or bloody looking material, experiencing chest pain that radiates into the back, difficulty swallowing, short of breath, or passing tar-like stools they must see a physician or seek the advice of emergency services IMMEDIATELY. These can be signs of an obstruction in the esophagus, ulcers, or a heart attack.

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What causes heartburn to happen?

When there happens to be too much pressure on the stomach or the hiatal sphincter muscle it doesn’t completely close causing stomach acids and other material to rise up the esophagus.

The most common cause for this action is fatty, spicy, rich, fried, or acidic foods, excessive use of aspirin or ibuprofen, obesity, caffeine, smoking, pregnancy, heart problems, and various prescription drugs can cause heartburn to persist.

If you suffer from both chronic constipation and chronic heartburn they are typically related. The pressure and pushing on the abdominal muscles when trying to use the restroom can cause stomach material to rise up causing heartburn.

There is another possible reason called esophagitis; when a portion of the esophagus doesn’t completely close off from the stomach contents.

For some people laying down or sitting in particular positions will cause heartburn because of the way the stomach and esophagus are positioned in the body.

What’s wrong with taking over the counter medications?

There’s nothing wrong with it if you rarely consume these products and remember that the majority of these medications treat the symptoms not the cause of heartburn. Constant use of antacids, calcium carbonate products, milk of magnesia, and H2 blockers can also contribute to long term physical damage. Many of these products contain aluminum and magnesium salts which can cause irreparable issues. People often times take medications like Pepcid AC, Zantac, and Tagamet HB 200 after the symptoms are present, not realizing that these medications are completely useless unless you take the medicine BEFORE eating your meal.

What foods should someone with chronic heartburn avoid?

  1. Milkpeople have been treating heartburn for a long time with milk not realizing that milk creates a long term rise in acid secretion. It might calm some of the pain immediately, but it will cause you experience heart burn more often if you keep using milk to treat it.heartburn no no milk
  2. Culprit Foods – these are foods that every person with chronic heart burn knows are going to bring pain like; spicy foods, fatty foods, fried foods, high acid foods, citrus, carbonated beverages, and so on… If you know that you can’t help yourself and you WILL be eating these foods (for example; maybe someone slaved over a fried turkey and risked their life for thanksgiving dinner. I understand, not eating it would not only be a shame, but might also be considered rude by some people. 🙂 Take steps to prepare by taking heartburn medications like Zantac and Pepcid AC BEFORE you eat your meal. Minimize the consumption of the above food completely if you can, but if you can’t, take steps to prevent the pain!heartburn no no foods
  3. When you are eating remind yourself to slow down. Eating isn’t a contest and shoving it quickly down your throats is not helpful to your body and heartburn symptoms. Slowing down will help your body determine more accurately when your full so you don’t overeat. Slowing down will also give your digestive track a chance to work smoothly without being pressured by a tightly packed stomach to move quicker than it can.
  4. Once you’ve eaten the no-no foods, don’t lay down or lean back into that recliner! Walk around, stretch, and take some deep breaths; this will help your body digest the food a little bit quicker and ward off that painful piercing chest pain. (Don’t do anything too physically demanding either.) Instead of ending your meal with a rich dessert, consume some fresh papaya or a banana to also boost your digestion. walk after eating

What are supplements someone with chronic heartburn can take to help fight off the long term effects?

DIGESTIVE ENZYMES – The enzymes help the digestive process along making it more efficient and effective.
Suggested Dosage: take as directed on container 30 minutes BEFORE consuming your meal.

ALGINATE – Also goes by Algin. This product works by floating on the top of your stomach contents creating an all natural and digestible barrier between acidic foods and your esophagus.
Suggested Dosage: 1,000 mg taken immediately AFTER your meal.


GINGER or GINGER ROOT – This herb helps heartburn by absorbing excess of stomach acid. It’s an effective way to fight off stomach ulcers even when taken with aspirin. You can find ginger in both capsule or tablet form for this purpose.
Suggested Dosage: take as directed on the supplement bottle

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PAPAYA & BROMELAIN – When combined together it compliments one another in fighting stomach and digestive disorders.
Suggested Dosage: take as directed on the supplement bottle

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FENNEL & CATNIP – This combination is useful as an anti-inflammatory. It can also help control the symptoms of gas and bloating.
Suggested Dosage: take as directed on the supplement bottle


SLIPPERY ELM – This herb help sby protecting and soothing mucus membrains in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract.
Suggested Dosage: take as directed on the supplement bottle

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MARSHMALLOW – Not the fluffy candy that goes on smores. This herbal supplement contains mucilages, which helps soothe mucus membranes in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract like the Slippery Elm.
Suggested Dosage: 400 mg AFTER your meal


GENTIAN ROOT – This is a popular European bitter that is commonly used to treat digestive disorders including heartburn, indigestion, vomiting, dyspepsia, or low bile and saliva secretion. This herbal use in medicine is recognized in Germany, Belgium, France, and the U.K.

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Are there alternative remedies that can be used to help with heartburn?

Reflexology & Aromatherapy – have been proven to aide and relieve the symptoms associated with heartburn and indigestion. Contact your local aromatherapist or massage therapy to ask what services might be best for your specific symptoms.

Homeopathy Arsenicum alb 6c & Argentum nit 6c will help reduce the pain caused by heartburn and excess gas.

What are things a person can do to help avoid heartburn besides supplements and medicines?

  • Drink a lot of water to keep your stomach contents smoothly moving through your digestive tract.
  • Don’t wear constricting clothes when you eat; if you’re uncomfortable at all you should change your clothes. Stress can also have an effect on the hormones in your body as well as how the stomach digests it; long story short, stress is likely to lead to constipation or diarrhea depending on your body chemistry.
  • Learn to eat slower, thoroughly chew your food to mush, and relax while you eat. Keep stress low and allow your body the time to do its job correctly without having to rush.
  • At the very first sign of heartburn drink a glass of water and slowly stand up straight. If you’re in bed, consume water and make sure your head is elevated well above the heart. Being elevated will help keep stomach acids out of your esophagus. On topic with being bed; stay away from food when its almost bedtime.
  • While its good to consume water with your meal, you will want to stay away from drinking more liquids than solids. An excess in any direction can increase the chance of suffering from heartburn symptoms.
  • Buy a chewy fiber supplement you can take every day. They taste like gummy bears and help your stomach keep foods and liquids moving efficiently and properly.
  • If you are constipated avoid excessive pushing. Take turns taking a couple slow deep breaths while watching your stomach rise and fall and breathing normally. Excessive pushing will increase the bodies stress hormones and put pressure on your stomach causing heartburn. A few sessions switching between deep breaths and normal breaths should encourage a bowel movement.
  • Cleanse your solar plexus chakra. A blocked solar plexus chakra will contribute to heartburn, IBS, indigestion, aid reflux, pain, and nausea.

There isn’t a prescription medication or over the counter medication that will help and CURE your heartburn the way the above listed herbal supplements will.



The Untold True History of Thanksgiving (with some inappropriate commentary)

Thanksgiving is an American tradition that we currently relate to football, turkey, stuffing, Macy’s Parade, and relaxing before attending the local Black Friday sales. How Thanksgiving truly started is rarely discussed openly in modern America and most of us have fallen prey to the belief that buying more will bring us happiness and ensure a happy Holiday season.

Thanksgiving has a rough history and unfortunately many people have paid their lives so that we get the opportunity to surrender to gluttony and greed. While I’m not condemning anyone for living their yearly tradition in that way, I’d like to bring a small bit of attention to the true origins of “Thanksgiving.”

Understanding the truth has enhanced my gratitude for the experiences I get to have as a modern American on Thanksgiving.

FACT ONE: We typically remember the meal Pilgrims shared with the Wampanoag Native Tribe in the fall of 1621 as the FIRST meal shared between Natives and travelers from other lands. The first recorded meal between a foreign & distant traveler and Natives of North America was actually on May 23, 1541. The Teya Indians, from what is now called Texas, and Francisco Vásquez de Coronado came together to have a feast and celebrate the success of finding food while on expedition. There is a group of people in America to this day that consider this the true Thanksgiving.

FACT TWO: It’s a fact that on December 11, 1620 the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. There is this mythical idea that when they landed they immediately became friends with the Natives, the Natives made room for the Pilgrims, and everyone went on their happy way. The truth is the Pilgrims first winter was extremely hard on them; their population quickly dropped from 102 to 56. They weren’t prepared for what they encountered AT ALL.

FACT THREE: Months later, after the Pilgrims landed, in the Fall of 1621 and after receiving help from the Wampanoag tribe, the Pilgrims and 91 Natives joined together in a feast. The feast was to celebrate their FIRST successful harvest since landing and lasted a whopping THREE DAYS LONG.

FACT FOUR: In 1623 the Pilgrims and Natives unite for another feast after a devastating drought ends with heavy rain. Over fifty years later, in Charlestown, Massachusetts, the governing council decided to hold a meeting and discuss how to express thanks for all the good things happening since they’ve arrived (including the death of Natives; I’ll get to that in a minute). They officially decided that June 29th would be celebrated as Thanksgiving every year moving forward.

FACT FIVE: When many of the Pilgrims arrived they distributed Small Pox to the Natives and killed over 90% of their local-tribal population. Since the Natives were never exposed to this disease prior to their arrival they lacked the antibodies required to survive the symptoms. Despite the Pilgrims sharing this disease, that killed a large amount of the Wampanoag population, and the fact that the only reason the Pilgrims didn’t all die their first winter was because of their help, the Pilgrims continued to invite more people to the New Land and provided no options or help to the Natives, who were suffering due to their arrival.

FACT SIX: Despite the gathering and sharing a feast between the Natives and the Pilgrims, there is no true evidence that they truly got along. They found themselves in a situation where they desperately needed one another to survive, at least for a short period of time anyways; the Pilgrims had no idea how to work the land, and the Natives had no idea how to cure this disease that was given to them. The Pilgrims held the Natives in contempt because they believed they were uncivilized and satanic heathens. Can you imagine how you would feel is some stranger with better weapons than you showed up at your home, decided to live there, AND judge you for being who you’ve been your whole life, while trying to provide THEM with a meal because they are dying?

FACT SEVEN: In school (IF you’re still in school), when you discuss Thanksgiving, you should ask about Mystic Connecticut. In Mystic, the Pequot Natives were celebrating a green corn festival for their good fortune with crops. Before dawn, settlers (Puritans, not Pilgrims) arrived in the Pequot Native village and violently clubbed, shot, and burned alive over 700 Native Women, Men, and Children. Governor John Winthrop in 1637 proclaimed thanks and gratitude for God’s murdering of the defenseless Pequot Tribe. From that day moving forward the slaughters continued and were typically ended with a “Thanksgiving Feast” for killing defenseless Natives.

This is where I felt my stomach drop when I was doing my research. I realized how ignorant I had been to just blindly believe whatever they told me in school to be the truth. Not just about Thanksgiving either… this isn’t the first thing America’s incorrectly taught in school. I believed what the government wanted the education system to teach me, so I and all the other students around me, could move forward ignorantly and unknowingly. So I can one day fulfill my destiny as another cog in the machine for the man. (I’m being sarcastic if you can’t tell…)

They say that if you don’t learn from history it’s doomed to repeat itself. They forget to mention that if you don’t teach the truth in history, it’s doomed to repeat itself out of ignorance.

Remember when you go around the table this Thanksgiving and say what you’re thankful for… many people died from the very beginning. Be thankful for your life, oxygen, your freedoms, loved ones, trees, and NOT having to worry about some group of stupid-asses bust in your house and club you, shoot you, and burn you all to death prior to eating your meal & celebrating your death by giving thanks for a successful murder.



Huffington Post Thanksgiving Truth Article

Historical Thanksgiving Timeline

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5 Researched Facts About Out Of Body Experiences (OBE’s)

There are a variety of ways to experience out of body experiences, as well as many different reasons why they might occur. Here is a list of facts to get you started on your acquaintance with out of body experiences. If you have experienced one, please feel free to share you experience in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you!


05. Spontaneous Out Of Body Experiences (AKA: OBE) During Sleep

They often happen during or near sleep, and can sometimes be described as sleep paralysis. When a person is about to go into an OBE state either during sleep or when they are about to sleep, they go through a phase of lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is when you have the opportunity to control your actions during your dream, interact with it, and reason with it. Often times people experience a floating sensation as if seperated from the body and floating in the air. Sleep paralysis is a term applied when the person feels themselves in their bodies but cannot move, speak, or do anything.

Have you ever felt like you were floating above your body during sleep or while dreaming?


DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor’s Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences

04. Near-Death Experiences

This is another form of OBE where you experience being outside of your body while avoiding death. This type of OBE is often times caused by a detrimental trauma to the physical body. It’s often reported after surgery, near drowning accidents, automobile and motorcycle accidents, and others. Another common thread included in near death experiences is the ability to see deceased loved ones, religious figures like Jesus, Buddha, or Krishna, a feeling of being dead, the inability to experience pain, encountering angels, intelligent light forms, God-type entities, and many other sensory experiences.

Have you experienced a physical trauma that caused you to experience something unexplainable?


Adventures Beyond the Body: How to Experience Out-of-Body Travel


03. Extreme Physical Effort & Physically Demanding Environment

This sort of OBE is experienced after pushing ones self through extreme physical limitations, such as marathon running and high-altitude climbing. There have been reports of being able to perceive both air and ground-based views of their environment simultaneously.

Has completing a physically draining task ever put you in an OBE state?


Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences: Brain-State Phenomena or Glimpses of Immortality? (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs)



02. OBE’s Can Be Induced Using Your Own Mind & Calibrating Your Environment

Binaural beats, delta waves, 4 hertz brainwave frequency, and many other brainwave synchronization sounds can be used to induce a powerful mind awake body sleep mental state. The Monroe Institute did specific research utilizing 4 hertz brainwave frequencies and found them to be extremely effective in supporting OBE initiation and contiuum. They were able to uncover that by combining these brainwave sounds, meditation, and mental focus a person could easily guide themselves into an OBE mental state.

Some other methods regularly used that work similarly to 4 hertz brainwave frequencies, binaural beats, and delta waves include, but aren’t limited to:

Sensory depravation, sensory overload, pink noise, strong g-forces, vestibular cortex stimulation, light forms of torture, head-mounted displays with touch that confuses proprioception (the ability to feel other limbs, or not feel limbs at all), and even repetitive Native-American drums and chanting or Indian flute music have been successfully used to initiate OBE mental state.

There are so many different recordings on YouTube that you can experiment with and see which ones work for you. Start with a search for “binaural beats,” “4 hertz brainwave,” or “delta waves.” Good luck!



Science and the Afterlife Experience: Evidence for the Immortality of Consciousness



01. Meditation & Visualization Can Induce OBE’s

The most common term used, mantra repeated, and phrase shared to induce OBE during meditation and visualization is “Mind Awake, Body Asleep.” There are other phrases and visualizations you can use to induce OBE, but this is the most recognized one.

Thomas Edison utilized this mantra to solve issues he experienced with his experiments and inventions. His technique utilized resting a silver dollar on his forehead and sitting with a metal bucket straight up in a chair. The sound of the silver dollar hitting the metal bucket would bring him back to mind just enough to get him into an out-of-body experience. Salvador Dali was well known for also using similar techniques to reach an out-of-body mind state to help develop his artistic creations.

Many other common methods include meditation, deep trance, visualization techniques, and many other tried and true variations.


Astral Projection: The Beginner’s Guide on How to Quickly and Successfully Experience Your First Out of Body Adventure

If you have experienced astral projection or an out of body experience, please feel free to share you experience in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you!

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Passes Away At The Age Of 91; Photos Through The Years

I know I am not alone in the fact that I am so sad to hear about Hugh Hefners passing away today. In his honor, I decided to celebrate him through photographs throughout the years. Please feel free to share and show your love for the King of Free Speech & Smut… 🙂 Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy. To view the full NPR article outlining the incident, please feel free to CLICK HERE.


“I don’t have dinner parties – I eat dinner in bed.” -Hugh Hefner

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“Sex is the driving force on the planet. We should embrace it, not see it as the enemy.” -Hugh Hefner

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“Life is too short to be living someone else’s dream.” -Hugh Hefner

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“I have about 100 pairs of pajamas. I like to see people dressed comfortably.” – Hugh Hefner

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“You’re keeping sex in the dark. What we are trying to do is turn on the lights.” – Hugh Hefner

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“It’s good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.” – Hugh Hefner

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“Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole.” – Hugh Hefner

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“I’m never going to grow up. Staying young is what it is all about for me.” – Hugh Hefner

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“For me, the magazine was always the heart of what my life was all about, and the other half was living the life.” – Hugh Hefner

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“My best pickup line is, “Hey, my name is Hugh Hefner.” – Hugh Hefner

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“My life is an open book, with illustrations.” – Hugh Hefner

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“Being attacked by right-wing Christians did not bother me. Being attacked by liberal feminists did.” – Hugh Hefner

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“If you let society and your peers define who you are, you’re the less for it.” – Hugh Hefner

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“I have no plans to retire. It’s the perfect combination of work and play that keeps you young. If I quit work it would be the beginning of the end for me.” – Hugh Hefner

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“In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.” – Hugh Hefner

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“I think that sexual oppression and dictatorship go hand in hand.” – Hugh Hefner

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“I was raised in a truly typical Midwestern home with a lot of repression. My life, and the creation of Playboy, is a response to that oppression.” – Hugh Hefner

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“You need to stay in touch with the boy who dreamed impossible dreams.” – Hugh Hefner

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“The notion of the single man began in the 1950s. The idea of a bachelor as a seperate life was new and obscure.” – Hugh Hefner

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“It is the beauty of women, and the fact that they are the focus, that they are sex objects in a positive sense, is the reason we have civilization.” – Hugh Hefner

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“I woul like to think that I will be remembered as someone who had some positive impact on the sociosexual values of his time. And I think I’m secure and happy in that.” – Hugh Hefner


Rest In Peace Hugh Hefner. The world of the living will miss you deeply, and owes you a debt for the causes you have fought for over the years. Love and light to you and yours Hugh Hefner.


5 ACCURATE Benefits & Things To Consider About Chiropractors & Adjustments

There are many myths surrounding the benefits of seeing a chiropractor, and since I’ve recently started working for a Chiropractic Physician, my interest in its benefits have peaked. I was completely unaware of the truths about chiropractic adjustments and the majority of my knowledge on the subject mostly came from Two and a Half Men. (I know it’s pathetic, but I promise you, I’m not the only one. haha)

Another terrible assumption I made was that the care was extremely expensive and financially unrealistic for me, despite the fact I never REALLY looked into it. The IDEA of receiving holistic care from a certified physician SOUNDED expensive to me. It wasn’t until I started working for the chiropractor that I discovered obtaining chiropractic “tune-ups” were actually AFFORDABLE and extremely EFFECTIVE.

There are many ailments that a chiropractor can help you with, and in my particular case, I suffer from chronic back pain, sciatic pain, and plantar fasciitis pain. He made it very clear to me that my recovery would take time and mindfulness, but that in my particular case, I MIGHT and VERY LIKELY will be able to avoid back surgery. I know there are tons of other people out in the world, also suffering from chronic pain, and are desperately looking for healthy solutions that DON’T include narcotic pain killers… Visiting a chiropractor might be an answer for you.

IMPORTANT: The below facts have been compiled from my research and have not been reviewed by a physician. Please do not attempt to perform chiropractic adjustments on yourself or other people without the approval or guidance of a licensed and trained professional.


There is a myth that Chiropractors are not real physicians.

The truth of the matter is that chiropractic colleges grant a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree upon satisfactory completion of their studies. They can be licensed and perform their practice in every U.S. state as well as many other locations around the globe. Here’s another good tip; if you are unsure if the chiropractor you’re receiving your consultation from is legitimate, you have the right to do your own research to confirm whether or not that “chiropractor” is actually licensed. Most likely than not, they will be very excited about displaying their degrees on the wall or telling you about the school they attended.

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Sammy The Centipede Goes To The Chiropractor
A fun, educational way to introduce children to chiropractic care. *Available for purchase in the Book Store at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa, and Palmer College of Chiropractic West in California. *Recommended by Dr. Claudia Anrig, pediatric chiropractor in Dynamic Chiropractic Magazine. *A product of the week in Chiroeconomics Magazine *Appeared in Massage Magazine

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Another myth I heard regularly when sharing with people that I work in a chiropractic office, is that chiropractic adjustments are unhealthy and can cause death.

That is absolutely untrue. Chiropractors have to go through immense amount of studies, pass exams, and memorize a great deal of information, very similarly to that of a primary care physician. There are so few incidents of chiropractic adjustments causing permanent or deathly damage to a patient, that in the medical field, chiropractic aide is considered extraordinarily safe compared to other modern medicines. Chiropractors do not utilize drugs, injections, or perform surgery. Chiropractic physicians are also well known in the health industry for their fantastic work in preventative health and wellness management.

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BAX U Posture

BAX-U Posture Corrector | UNISEX | Adjustable and Comfortable Upper Back & Shoulder Support Brace | Chiropractor Designed

DESIGNED by a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) with a Biomedic background. BAX-U is designed to reduce kyphosis (curvature of the spine), slouching, and a forward head carriage.

Relieves strain on your Trapezius muscle (the trapezius muscle affects and is affected by your posture. Because of its location, it can cause headaches, stiff neck pain and can be a trigger for migraine headaches). BAX-U retrains your body for better posture

REIMBURSABLE through many insurance providers and is Medicaid approved as a medical equipment in most states with your doctor’s recommendation

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“Doesn’t getting adjustments hurt?”

No. In fact, all the adjustments I’ve experienced have been painless, relieving, and it’s very clear that my chiropractor is doing everything he can to AVOID causing pain. I now have LESS fear of receiving an adjustment from my chiropractor, than I am getting a flu shot once a year. Many of the patients and clients that visit the chiropractic office I work at look forward to their visits. They know that they are going to see the doctor fairly quickly and will leave feeling better than when they arrived.


What can a Chiropractor help with?

Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Joint Disease
Golfer’s Elbow (AKA: Tennis Elbow)
Piriformis Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis

…. there’s more… but you get the idea!


How do I find a good chiropractor?

There’s a few things you can do to find a quality chiropractor in your area that will be able to meet your needs. Here’s some ideas to get you started:

  • Check with your insurance company, primary care physician, spine specialist, physical therapist, and other healthcare professionals that are helping to treat your ailment.
  • Ask friends and relatives if they visit a particular chiropractor and what they like about them.
  • Search online reviews of chiropractors in your area. If someone has had a terrible experience, they are likely to share it on google, glass door, or yelp. If the positive reviews outweigh the negative ones, there is a good chance you will have a positive experience at that particular office.
  • Visit chiropractors that offer a free consultation just to discuss your ailments, what services they can office, and to decide if you enjoyed the ambiance of the office. When you visit a chiropractor, you should feel comfortable there. It should be an atmosphere that makes you feel safe, cared about, and heard.
  • Take advantage of the consultation to discuss how long they have been practicing, what college they received their degree from, do they have a specific undergraduate or post-graduate specialty, and so on.
  • During the consultation, take a good look around. Was the receptionist polite, considerate, and helpful? Were your questions answered with transparency? Did you enjoy your visit overall?


When choosing ANY physician, trust your gut feelings, and ultimately, do what is right for you! I hope some of the information shared on this page will help YOU in your health endeavors.

Love and Light to you and yours!



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Most Popular 2017 Halloween Costumes

Here’s a collection of costumes that are trending this year. I like to see whats popular, so I can decide for myself if I will be going with the crowd, or swerving off to do my own thing.

If you do decide to make a purchase after clicking on one of my links below, please know that part of your purchase will be helping me continue doing what I love; writing on my blog. So in advance, thank you! thank you! thank you!

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IT “Pennywise” Mask; 2017 Version

Halloween IT mask 2017

Officially licensed IT movie costume accessory! IT masks are definitely going to be extremely popular this year because of the movie that’s coming out this year. This is the only mask I could find that really and truly resembled the IT clown from the most recently released version of IT

As you can see in the photo on the right; it’s quite creepy. On Amazon you can actually scroll over the mask and get an up close and personal look at the details that make this remarkable mask.

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Halloween Pennywise Costume From IT Movie 

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Make sure to check the sizing chart to make sure your correct size is sent to you. All items are newly made, and never previously worn. Get your order in soon to make sure you don’t miss out on this costume! It would go PERFECTLY with the previous mask. 

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Red, Blue, & Black Power Ranger Movie Muscle Costume

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There are small, mediums, and large’s available for purchase. Please visit Amazon for sizing, more details, pricing, and the ability to zoom in on the details of each costume. Perfect for your little Power Ranger running around the home! Or maybe YOU want to get in touch with your inner Power Ranger? 🙂

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Pink and Yellow Power Ranger Movie Deluxe Costume

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I couldn’t leave out the lady Power Rangers! So here they are; the always popular pink and yellow Power Rangers!

Just like the previous set, these also come in small, medium, or large. Visit Amazon for sizing, pricing, and order placement.




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Men’s Tactical Batman Adult Deluxe Costume

AMAZON justice league deluxe tactical batman mens costumePolyester costume that includes: Muscle chest jumpsuit with attached 3-D gauntlets, 3-D boot tops, removable cape, belt and mask.

Stand tall against alien forces in this Justice League Deluxe Tactical Batman Men’s Costume. In Justice League, Batman learns to work with others as he assembled a team of uniquely gifted people. They all defend the planet against otherworldly threats and Batman leads the team forward! This particular outfit has been upgraded with better protection and new features than his Batsuit in previous films. It resembles his appearance in Justice League where it is shown to have armor plating and reinforced straps. You are going to look and feel like such a heroic person! This Batman costume will get you ready for Halloween parties, comic book conventions, and more themed events.


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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Supreme Edition Armored Batman

AMAZON batman v supermanSupreme Edition Batman jumpsuit with molded body armor, molded gauntlets, molded boot tops, helmet, belt, cape, bandoleer, and gloves. 

Note costumes are sized differently than apparel; review the size chart when selecting a size and consider buying the next size up if you are at the top of a size range. 

Officially licensed Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice costume, buy with confidence direct from Amazon, a trademark of DC ComicsThere are other available offers of licensed character costumes and accessories in sizes and styles for the entire family.

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Women’s Wonder Woman Costume with Boot Tops

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This is probably one of the best wonder woman costumes I’ve seen in a while. It’s very modern and sleek. Be sure to check the sizing chart here.

What do ya’ll think???







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Soft Fabric Butterfly Wings Shawl Fairy Ladies Nymph Pixie Costume Accessory 2017 (Blue)

I decided to add this butterfly piece in my list because while it’s very simple, it can be used during other times of the year, it’s affordable, and frankly beautiful! There are so many other colors available too! So, if you’re not a fan of purple, or pink and green, go here to see the other colors available.

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What other costumes would you have added to the list? What are you planning to dress up as this Halloween???

Amazon’s Best Selling Herbal Supplements & WHY

Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine 1500mg

Highest Potency Available. Premium Pain Relief & Joint Support with 95% Standardized Curcuminoids. Non-GMO, Gluten Free Turmeric Capsules with Black Pepper
by BioSchwartz

You have to at least look at this product on Amazon if you’re suffering from a list of diseases that Turmeric Curcumin can help. There are over 7,000 reviews and 81% of them gave it a 5 Star review! That says a lot considering many supplements out in the world don’t do what they claim to do. This one has a great deal of claims, and according to the reviews I read it definitely does what it says it does.

How does Turmeric Curcumin help the human body?

  • Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
  • Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine… a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%. [THIS PRODUCT HAS BLACK PEPPER IN IT]
  • Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal. [CONSIDER HEALTHY FATS LIKE ALMONDS & AVOCADOS.]
  • Turmeric Curcumin is packed full of antioxidants. The main reason antioxidants are so beneficial, is that they protect our bodies from free radicals. But curcumin also boosts the activity of the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
  • Interestingly, curcumin can increase brain levels of BDNF, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor.
  • Heart disease is the biggest killer in the world. Curcumin may help reverse many steps in the heart disease process. Curcumin has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease.
  • It improves the function of the endothelium and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant. Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer.
  • Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Arthritis is a common disorder characterized by joint inflammation. Many studies show that curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and is in some cases more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • A study in 60 depressed patients showed that curcumin was as effective as prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression.
[This information was obtained from healthline]

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Extra Strength Brain Supplement for Focus, Energy, Memory & Clarity

Mental Performance Nootropic – Physician Formulated Brain Booster with Super Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, & More


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I’ve been extremely interested in nootropics since I saw the movie Limitless. Of course, I highly doubt it will work anything like the movie suggests, but still, I am extremely interested. I’ve done some research on what the benefits of the ingredients are. I’ve also read a variety of reviews and it seems that people are really benefiting from this supplement.

How does St. John’s Wort help the body?

  • It contains a rare combination of antidepressant chemicals that inhibit or delay the reuptake of certain neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.
  • This quality extends past depression, despite that being the most publicized benefit, to help people suffering from anxiety and mood swings as well.
  • St. John’s Worts chemical constituents have been shown to reduce mood swings and anxiety in menopausal women, and also reduce the severity of cramping and pre-menstrual irritation and depression.
  • Early indications show that the use of St. John’s Wort can be very helpful in easing cravings and withdrawal symptoms after quitting cigarettes, alcohol, or other addictive substances.
  • New research has recently come to light that St. John’s Wort has certain antiviral capabilities, including the prevention or reduction of risk for AIDS, hepatitis, and other serious viral conditions.
  • If you use St. John’s Wort in topical application in the form of a salve or tincture, it can speed the healing process of burns, bruises, and scrape by stimulating circulation of oxygenated blood to those skin cells for speed healing.
[This information was gathered from Organic Facts.]

How does Ginko Bilboa help the body?

  • Ginkgo Biloba, which is also known as maidenhair, is an ancient plant extract that has been used in China medicinally to heal various health ailments for thousands of years.
  • According to current research, ginkgo biloba benefits include improved cognitive function, positive mood, increased energy, improved memory and reduced symptoms related to multiple chronic diseases — for instance, it’s been used as an asthma natural remedy, ADHD natural remedy and dementia treatment.
  • Research shows that ginkgo can help combat poor concentration, reverse cognitive decline and heal fatigue.
  • While not a total cure, overall scientific literature suggests that ginkgo biloba benefits people experiencing cognitive decline, including those with dementia of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
  • Research suggests ginkgo biloba benefits the body’s ability to handle stressors and counteracts the effects of high levels of stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline.
  • It also appears to have beneficial effects on mood and cognition in postmenopausal women and can help improve similar symptoms.
  • Vascular factors and oxidative damage are thought to be two primary causes of vision loss and other age‐related eye disorders, but antioxidant plants and herbs like ginkgo help mitigate these effects.
[This information was gathered from Dr. Axe]

How does Huperzine A help the body?

  • Huperzine A is an alkaloid extracted from a club moss called Huperzia serrata. Huperzine A has neuroprotective and nootropic properties and is suggested as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Nerve gasses and organophosphates are irreversible inhibitors of acetylcholine esterase. Huperzine A use can prevent seizures and nervous system dysfunctions caused by soman, an organophosphate.
  • Huperzine A is an NMDA receptor antagonist, which means it can help prevent neurons from cell death due to glutamate toxicity.
  • Huperzine A also protects against oxidative damage from iron overload.
  • Huperzine A aids in recovery from brain bleeding by preventing damage to the mitochondria and postponing cell death.
  • In some patients with Alzheimer’s Disease a clinical trial has shown that huperzine A improves mental ability and overall well-being.
  • In studies done on animals, Huperzine A was shown to protect brain cells from overexcitement and death associated with convulsions.
[This information gathered from Self Hacked]

Please visit Amazon to find out more about Neuro Ignite or place your order.

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Green Tea Extract Supplement with EGCG for Weight Loss

Boost Metabolism, Promote a Healthy Heart, & Natural Caffeine Source

I always get curious about weight loss supplements. My mother swore that Green Tea helped with weight loss, but she still struggled with weight loss her whole life, until she passed away. But, I am willing to entertain the idea and do some research. Maybe the fact it has EGCG in it makes it different than the green tea supplements and drinks my mom drank in the past? I don’t know… let’s find out.

How does Green Tea Extract and EGCG help the body?

  • Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the main polyphenol found in green tea and is known to have many beneficial effects on human health. The polyphenols can reduce the formation of free radicals, which play a role in diseases.
  • Many studies have been done on the antioxidant properties of green tea and it has been shown that green tea lowers the risk of breast, prostate, and colon cancer in humans.
  • The amount of caffeine found in green tea is enough to help improve memory and reaction time. It also increases the amount of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.
  •  EGCG and L-theanine both increase memory and attention in patients with mild brain damage.
  • Green tea suppresses appetite and leads to less energy consumption.
  • Consumption of green tea also decreases carbohydrate consumption as well as block fat absorption.
  • Catechin’s in green tea can help reduce your risk for Type II Diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity. This then lowers blood glucose levels.
[This information was found at Self Hacked]

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Qunol Ultra 100mg CoQ10

3x Better Absorption, Patented Water and Fat Soluble Natural Supplement Form of Coenzyme Q10, Antioxidant for Heart Health, 120 Count Soft gels by Quten Research Institute, LLC

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I have family members and friends that swear by this particular CoQ10 and this particular brand; Qunol. Let me share the research I found in regards to how this benefits the human body.

How does CoQ10 help the body?

  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a natural antioxidant synthesized by the body, found in many foods, and available as a supplement.
  • It is found in every cell of the body (the name ubiquinone stems from its ubiquity), but is present in higher concentrations in organs with higher energy requirements such as the kidneys, liver, and heart.
  • Coenzyme Q10 may play a role in reducing the number and severity of migraine headaches, and improving sperm motility in men.
  • Since this enzyme is found in high concentration in heart muscle cells, deficiency has been associated with cardiovascular problems including angina, arrhythmia, heart failure and high blood pressure.
  • Foods such as fish and meats, and oils from soybean, sesame, and rapeseed (canola) are good dietary sources for CoQ10.
  • More research is needed, but Coenzyme Q10 seems to improve muscular dystrophy patients’ exercise capacity, heart function, and overall quality of life.
  • There are preliminary indications that CoQ10 may slow the progression of dementia in Alzheimer’s patients.

This is amazing news! Hopefully as science continues to expand its knowledge of the above listed herbal supplements, we will continue to find NATURAL ways to help and heal our bodies, and hopefully be able to back away from Big Pharma.

[This information was found at Andrew Weil, M.D.]

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Premium Horny Goat Weed Extract with Maca & Tribulus

Natural Energy Complex for Men & Women, 1000mg Epimedium with Icariins, Veggie Capsules by Zhou Nutrition

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I’ve heard about Horny Goat Weed, but never really looked into its benefits for the human body. Below is the research I found in regards to how Horney Goat Weed can help improve our lives.

  • In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the herb commonly called horny goat weed in the West is known as Yin-Yang-Huo.
  • TCM practitioners have used horny goat weed to help enhance sexual health and treat various problems such as kidney or bone disease for centuries.
  • Horny goat weed is a herb known as a “natural aphrodisiac,” as it has been shown in some animal studies to have positive effects on hormone production and libido.
  • The story behind the name is that it originated when farmers noticed that goats and sheep who ate epimedium herbs became more excited around animals of the opposite sex.
  • Helps to increase testosterone production.
  • Helps to increase estrogen levels, particularly in post-menopausal women
    Improving libido.
  • Helps to treat conditions like impotence (erectile dysfunction, or ED) or vaginal dryness

[This information was found at Dr. Axe]

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Have you tried any of the above supplements? What were your experiences with them? If you do decide to purchase one of the above supplements; let me know how it goes!

Love & Light to you and yours.

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16 Halloween Decorations We’ll Want & Some We’ll Buy – 2017

It’s September 3rd, and I know this month I’m going to be placing my orders for the Halloween decorations I want this year. I decided to share all the decorations I have my eyes on. Maybe there will be something you’ll want as well! (If you’re looking for cute Halloween-Themed clothes for you and the loved ones in your life, check out this blog entry. )

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Zombie Horde Value 6 Pack

Halloween Prop THE WALKING DEAD Haunted House Corpse BACK FROM THE GRAVE

A PIN zombie horde value 6 pack halloween prop the walking dead haunted house corpse back from the grave

This is awesome! I won’t be buying them, because they’re too expensive for my budget ($5,995.00 + $204.49 shipping) BUT if you’re a Walking Dead Super Fan or hosting a haunted house and need zombie props, maybe you’ll want them!

If anyone ends up buying them, leave me a comment and let me know how you like them!

Life cast from a real persons. Life-size and free standing. 6 zombies in all. Movie quality Halloween prop with extreme detail and realism. Great for haunted houses, theme parks and home haunters alike.

I had to add them to list, because they really caught my eye!

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Halloween Decorations Pillow Covers 18×18

Cotton Linen Throw Pillow Case Cushion Party Festival Home Décor Decorative Pillowcase

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These Halloween Themed Pillow Case’s are extremely affordable ($0.01 + $3.99 shipping) and can be easily reused next season! I had to show a close up of Oogie Boogie because HE’S MY FAVORITE! But there’s lots of other designs to choose from if you’re not into the Nightmare Before Christmas.

There is a Zipper to close the cover. Hidden slide fastener design to maintain a clean appearance! The pattern is only on the front side. Insert are not included.


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Complete Female Autopsy Cadaver


A PIN female autopsy cadaver halloween prop the walking dead cadaver haunted house zombie

I had to add another really cool Halloween decoration, this is another Walking Dead inspired item; the FEMALE CADAVER! Again, this is way out of my budget ( $4,995.95 + $34.49 shipping ), but I know if I had the money to blow on it I would! It’s awesome!

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Aer Wo Black Lace Spider web Fireplace Mantle

Halloween Decoration Scarf Cover Festive Party Supplies 45 X 243cm 18 x 96 inch

This knit web Halloween decoration, in my opinion, is beautiful! If you’re into spider webs I would grab this! I’m most likely going to be purchasing it! I love it!

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71″ Life Size Hanging Animated Talking Witch

Halloween Haunted House Prop Décor

A PIN life size hanging animated talking witch halloween

So, this is a moderately priced ($33.99 & FREE Shipping) Halloween decoration that would be super fun in your home or on your front porch to greet the trick or treater’s.

Up the spook factor for trick-or-treaters with this 71″ Hanging Talking Witch. She features sound- or touch-activated sayings and noises as well as flashing red eyes. Pose her arms in any position, and let her dress flow in the breeze. Best indoors or on a covered porch; not built to withstand harsh weather. Collapses for easy storage. On/off switch. Requires 2 “AA” batteries. . Polyester, plastic, metal and latex. Arms are pose able Nearly 6 feet tall Sayings include: “Beware…AH HAAA…AAA” “Boo!” “You’re not scared, are you?” Polyester, plastic, metal and latex Battery operated.

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Disney’s Ursula From The Little Mermaid

Halloween Air Blown Inflatable 6 Ft Tall

A PIN Halloween Airblown Inflatable 6 ft tall ursula little mermaid

I LOVE THIS!!! I want one so bad! I think it’s a really awesome looking Ursula! It’s only $169.99 & FREE shipping, which isn’t bad price for a giant blow up decoration.

Lit for nighttime observation. Made By Gemmy. Comes with yard stakes, stand and tethers. INDOOR/OUTDOOR. 6′ Tall x 6 1/2′ Wide x 4 1/2′ Deep!


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Funko Hello Kitty Halloween 5 Inch Vinyl Figure Mummy

A PIN Funko Hello Kitty Halloween 5 inch vinyl figure mummy

This would be an adorable item to decorate your cubicle, desk, or somewhere in your home with. I love Hello Kitty (what girl doesn’t though? 🙂 I love everything from Hello Kitty’s orange bow, mummy stripes and all the way down to her simple-cute face.

Hello, mummy. Sanrio’s Hello Kitty gets mummified in this Hello Kitty Mummy Pop! Vinyl Figure! The 3 1/2-inch tall vinyl figure finds Hello Kitty ‘wrapped’ and ’embalmed’ but looking as cute as ever, with a skull logo near her left shoulder and her trademark bow near her left ear. Add to your Hello Kitty collection and use the Hello Kitty Mummy Pop! Vinyl Figure as desk decoration at work!


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Zombie Rising up From the Grave Wine Bottle Holder

Sculpture for Scary Halloween Party Decorations and Spooky Gothic Home Décor Tabletop Wine Racks & Decorative Display Stands As Holiday Gifts for Undead Fans

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I love wine, especially around the holidays. I think this would be a wonderful piece to keep on the bar during October. If you’re a wine drinker, consider buying this spooky piece!

An eerie sight indeed, as a frightful zombie rises up from his grave to deliver a bottle of your finest vintage. Individually hand-crafted from cold cast resin. Because our poly resin products are individually hand-crafted works of art, colors may vary slightly from what is pictured here. Wine bottle not included.


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Wall Sticker Halloween Mural

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I think this is a really cool design. It’s not really spooky at all, but it’s cool looking!

Made of detachable self-adhesive material, non-toxic, absolutely no damage to the walls, unlike other cheap stickers to stay traces of the wall, no residue! Use in the bedroom, living room, game room, bathroom, studio, office, floor, nursery and family. Easy to use, removable, durable, pressure, impact resistance, moisture. Choose where to apply, be sure to clean the grease and dust and keep it dry and clean. Decorate your home environment, holiday gifts, birthday presents, the best choice.


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Happy Halloween Wall Sticker Decorative Stickers Modern Removable Decal Vinyl

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Nontoxic PVC which is removable without residue remaining on the surface. DIY facilitate easier, richer color pattern. Just peel and stick and give your house wall a change. This product can be directly attached to the walls, ceramics, glass, window, furniture, mirror, car…any flat even smooth surfaces. Self-adhesive, water resistant and removable, suitable for most flat smooth surfaces without leaving residue, however a pre-test is highly recommended. $4.31 & FREE Shipping.

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Glitter Haunted House Chandelier Halloween Trick or Treating Party Decorating Kit

Paper, 15″ x 17″, Pack of 17.

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Features all your hanging Halloween character decorations in one package. Contains a chandelier, skulls, bat, raven and spiders. Contains 1 Chandelier 16″, 2 Skull Cutouts 5″, 2 Bat Cutouts 4 1/2″, 2 Raven Cutouts 7 1/2″ 2 Spider Cutouts 5 1/4″, 2 Spider Cutouts 3 5/8″, 2 Spider Foil Swirl Decorations 24″, 2 Raven Foil Swirl Decorations 24″ and 2 Skull Foil Swirl Decorations 24″.

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Small Decorative Spooky Town Halloween Gargoyle Fence (Set of 5)

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Perfect for decorating on counters and shelves.

Package includes 5 pieces: 1 Gate & 4 Side sections. Gate is 3 INCHES tall and 3 INCHES wide. Each side section is 2.75 INCHES tall and 3 INCHES wide. Total length of all five sections together is approximately 15 INCHES. Made of Plastic / Poly Resin.

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Interactive Skeleton in Hammock Spooky Halloween Decoration Sound-Activated

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I would love to put this in my front yard to greet all the little trick or treater’s.

Hammock is 8 feet long. A spooky decoration for your favorite Halloween haunt
Skeleton, 30″ x 9″ x 4-1/2.” Requires 3 “AA” batteries. $39.95 & FREE Shipping

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Crazy Bonez Skeleton Raven

8″ tall skeleton raven. Crafted from durable all-weather plastic. Moveable head and wings. Spooky addition to any Halloween scene or decoration.

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Projector Lights Moving Rotating Projector LED Spotlights

Outdoor Waterproof projection Led lights w/14pcs Switchable pattern lens for Halloween & Xmas Decoration.

Simple assembly, easy yard decorating, can be set up in a few minutes. Water Proof IP44, indoor or outdoor are available. Durable, even during extremely cold days, it will work well. Can withstand a variation of weather types.

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2 Halloween Skeleton Yard Flamingos Lawn Décor Ornaments

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Two flamingos per package. Each set comes with four metal stakes, each 24′ tall. Two different style flamingos, one is 20′ tall and 11′ wide and the other is 15′ tall and 13′ wide.

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Online Shopping Best Sellers That You’re Going To Want

Are you buying these things online? This is Amazon’s BEST SELLING LIST

(as of 8/2017)

Toys & Games:

3. Play-Doh 10-Pack of Colors (Amazon Exclusive)

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One full case of colors and has plenty of Play-Doh modeling compound. Which includes ten 2-ounce cans in 10 different colors.

Only on Amazon can you get this 10 pack deal for this price!

If you have little ones, be sure to grab this before the prices jump.

02. What Do You Meme?

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This game IS EXTREMELY POPULAR! If you’ve ever played Cards Against Humanity, you will see some similarities in this game. Instead of matching your card to fit a funny sentence, you will be matching your cards with popular meme’s.

It’s the new ADULT PARTY GAME everyone’s talking about, brought to you by the Fuckjerry team. Compete with friends and family to create the funniest memes. Warning: NOT intended for children.

Party card game for friends from the social media generation. Think you’ve got what it takes to out-meme your friends IRL? Compete to create the funniest meme by pairing Caption Cards with the Photo Card in play. A rotating judge picks the best combination each round. Play until you’re hungry, at which point stop playing and order a pizza. The rules are simple. Each round, a rotating judge plays a Photo Card and everyone else plays a Caption Card to complete the meme. The judge decides the funniest pairing, and whoever played the winning Caption Card wins the round. Lather, rinse, repeat.

03. Cards Against Humanity

This game is EVEN MORE POPULAR than the previous one. As previously mentioned, this is it! If you have no idea what “Cards Against Humanity” is, I hope the attached image helps clarify the point of the game for you. 🙂 Go to and just search “cards against humanity memes,” ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE HAVING A BAD DAY, and I promise a few minutes of reading other people’s plays will put a smile on your face.

To TRULY benefit from the game, you should buy it at Amazon; click here.

Contains 500 white cards and 100 black cards for maximum replay-ability. Includes a booklet of sensible game rules and preposterous alternate rules. Is also America’s #1 gerbil coffin.

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03. Fire TV | Streaming Media Player

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My family has this Fire TV | Streaming Media Player and we LOVE IT. We have ended up spending a great deal of time watching television through our Fire TV Media Player instead of watching cable television. It’s much more convenient, it’s easier to swap between different tv apps like Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube. It’s been a fantastic addition to our house. I recommend it to anyone who’s interested it.

Fire TV supports 4K Ultra HD for true-to-life picture quality. Watch high-definition 1080p streams on Amazon Video, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and more, even without a 4K TV.

Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say, “Play Game of Thrones” or “Launch Netflix” and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie show times, order a pizza, and more—just ask.

02. Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Black

So according to the best sellers list, black is the most popular one, but don’t forget there are white ones available as well. There is a wonderful way to incorporate either one into your home décor. I personally don’t own one, but one of my best friends does. They love it! It frees their hands up for other things when they happen to be in the middle of something.

All they have to do is ask Alexa to continue playing the audible book she was listening to, or play NPR news to find out what’s happening in the world, play music, order a pizza, order an uber or lyft, and so much more… This technology is extremely affordable for most households and will prove itself in terms of making life more manageable.

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more

01. Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player

My household actually keeps one of these in the guestroom. It’s extremely convenient, easy to use, and our guests can access just as many apps as the fire streaming media player listed up above.

It also has a wonderful feature where I can turn it to a very calming instrumental music station while streaming HD images of different locations around the world. It’s such a pleasant way to introduce our guests to their room. It adds a peaceful and calming ambiance, but also is open to allow our guests to watch TV if they choose to do so. It’s also so much cheaper than adding a cable box to another room.

All you have to do is have a Wi-Fi connection, plug the Fire Stick into the back of your television, and turn your television on. Wa la! You’re ready to watch way more TV, on your time, without having to worry about setting up “recordings” through your cable box, and being bummed out when you forgot to schedule it, and missed your show entirely. (Nobody likes experiencing that.) I love the Amazon Fire Stick. I can see why it’s on the best seller list. OH AND I FORGOT TO MENTION; it’s also VERY convenient to take WITH you if you have to go on a trip.

The next generation of our bestselling Fire TV Stick. The most powerful streaming media stick under $50–now with the Alexa Voice Remote. Enjoy over 15,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, NBC, WatchESPN, Disney, and more. No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch the best of live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, FOX, and others with a subscription to DIRECTV NOW, or top-rated primetime shows with CBS All Access.

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Do you have favorite items you like purchasing through Amazon?

Have you tried any of the above items? How’d you like them?

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts below. 🙂 Love and light to you and yours!

5 Items You Should Just Have Shipped To You

I was shopping the other day for normal household stuff and realized, why don’t I just have this stuff shipped?

Many times these everyday items can be found online cheaper, and by having them shipped to you, you don’t have to waste gas going out and buying them in person. Which leaves more time for other things in your life!

The below items aren’t in any particular order. All prices listed are from August 30, 2017, in time the below prices might fluctuate. Enjoy browsing!

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5) Toilet Paper; In this case, specifically Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care
“Clean Ripple, designed to Clean Better”



A PIN cottonelle ultra comfort care clean ripple clean better

I have researched the prices of Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care “Clean Ripple, designed to Clean Better.” Below are the prices for this brand of toilet paper as of August 30, 2017. (Prices can fluctuate over time.) 12 pack > $6.49 ($0.54 per roll) 9 pack (they didn’t offer a 12 pack) > $9.99 ($1.11 per roll) 12 pack > $7.49 ($0.62 per roll)

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4) Pampers Baby Dry Newborn Diapers (2 packages of 44)

A PIN pampers baby dry newborn diapers size 1 - 44 count x 2

So I know not everyone reading this is buying size 1 Pampers, but I wanted to use this specific item to use as an example to compare pricing, and show you the benefit of having items shipped to you. > $6.69 for two packs of 44 diapers > ( $0.08 cents per diaper) > $24.49 for 104 diapers > ($0.23 cents per diaper) > $38.98 for 174 diapers > ($0.22 cents per diaper)

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3) Small Appliances – BLACK+DECKER Wide Slot Toaster, Black/Stainless Steel

A PIN black decker 2 slice toaster black stainless steel > $16.66 > $26.10 > $23.99

Again there are a million different types of small appliances people are looking for, but with a little bit of research there is a good chance you can find it cheaper online. Many of the online websites also offer free shipping, so you don’t have to worry about wasting money on shipping or gasoline to drive to the store.

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2) Household Batteries – Energizer Max Premium AA Batteries, Alkaline Double A Battery (24 Count) E91BP-24

A PIN energizer max premium AA batteries Alkaline Double A 24 count

Amazon > $13.31
WalMart > $14.94
Target > $13.99

Again, depending on what size and count of batteries your ordering, prices will fluctuate. But as you can see with this particular brand and count you’re saving a minimum of $0.68 cents up to $1.63. Amazon also has “Amazon” brand items that save you even more money, and are comparable to the brand name items available. When you start comparing store brands the money saved is even higher.

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1) HP Bright White Inkjet Paper, Letter Size 8.5 x 11-Inch, 500 Sheets

A PIN hp bright white inkjet paper letter size 500 sheets

Amazon > $7.34
Wal Mart > $7.49
Target > $7.48

Same as the above, prices will change and fluctuate over time. When you delve into the store brands that are comparable to the brand names, the exact same as everything else… you will find them cheaper online through an outlet like Amazon.

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Do you have anything else you would have added to the list?
What do you shop for regularly online?