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The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap March 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap!

March 4-8, 2019

Tears: I hold them back, until pain pushes them out

Spring Clean Your Chronic Life

Mobility Aids: Everybody uses them

What I have learned from using PEMF daily for two years!

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The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap Feb 25 – March 1, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap!

Feb 25 – March 1, 2019

March Madness Fitness Challenge

Packing for your chronic illnesses

What Happens When I Live My Old Life

Fibro Farts

Telling me that it could be worse won’t make me feel better

One PEMF Device, Two Years, Tons of Pain Relief!

 

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The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap Feb 18-22, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap!

Feb 18-22, 2019

Cinematic Calisthenics: An Indoor Workout Than Anyone Can Do

Four ways I prevent leg cramps

How to have a pleasant bowel movement

The Disabled Diva’s Review of Earthley Good Night Lotion

Update on Soothing Skin Balm: It’s been four weeks since my daughter began using this balm on her eczema.  See the difference in her wrist! 

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The Disabled Diva’s Review of Earthley Good Night Lotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do leg cramps or muscle spasms wake you up in the middle of the night?  *Yep!

Do restless legs prevent you from falling asleep? *Raises hand!

Weather changes like heatwaves or the pressure pushing in storms have always caused my legs to cramp and spasm.  However, prior to using topical CBD lotions and oils, leg cramps and spasms were an every day and night occurrence.

When I saw that Earthley had a lotion to help with restless legs, I just had to try it!!!

Although CBD lotions and topical oils are fantastic for restless legs, cramps, and spasms, they are also expensive!!! My first thought was how great would this be if it worked, because it would give those who couldn’t afford a quality topical CBD product an affordable option.

Wondering if Good Night Lotion from Earthley works?  Keep reading…….

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Love at first night

OMG!! I was skeptical, as I am with every product that claims to help reduce pain or symptoms from my chronic illnesses. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

As you know, I have a long list of chronic illnesses.  They include, but are not limited to: fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, degenerative disc disease, coccydynia, and abdominal adhesions (result of endometriosis and surgical scarring).  They all have a role in the pain that I experience throughout my body.  Each night, even after I have treated my abdomen all day with PEMF therapy and have vaped my evening dose of cannabis, I still struggle to get my legs, lower back muscles, and abdominal muscles to relax.

On that first night, I rubbed Good Night Lotion on hips, lower back, legs, and feet. At first I felt nothing different, but the label did say to do it 10-15 minutes before going to bed making me think that maybe there is a slight delay in effect.

I was right!! Soon after I crawled under my blankets and arranged my pillows, I felt the areas that I had applied the lotion melt.  Seriously, it felt like they had turned into melted butter.  Of course now the tension in my neck, shoulders, wrists, and abdominal muscles was more noticeable, so I applied the lotion to those areas as well.  I had the best sleep ever!!! And the best part was waking up without my muscles feeling tight or sore.

To put this product to the test, I continued to do the same night after night for an entire week.  I picked an amazing week to do so, as it was a stormy one!!  And guess what? I wasn’t woken up with leg cramps or spasms, nor did my legs feel restless like they would normally during that type of weather.

To further my test of the product, I discontinued use the following week, also a stormy week.  Can you guess what happened?  I experienced horrific spasms.  Seriously, knots so bad that I would wake up crying and screaming.

As you may have guessed, I quickly resumed use of Good Night Lotion.

I want to note that I am not stingy in my use of the product.  I don’t use a smidgen, I use a lot!  However, my body has always been deficient in magnesium which may be why I need more than what is suggested on the packaging.  But so far so good… I haven’t had any unpleasant or unwanted side effects from this product like I have from any other magnesium supplement I have tried in the past.

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The best part about this product, aside from it working better than I expected it to, is that even with the amounts that I use each night, it won’t bankrupt me!

It is available in two forms, one with lavender essential oils and unscented.  I am using the lavender one and haven’t had a problem.  And I am someone who has to buy almost everything unscented or for sensitive skin. Both cost the same amount and are available in 4 and 8oz jars.

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Magnesium chloride promotes normal sleep cycles to help you stay asleep longer, while lavender promotes a restful sleep. This product is make with 100% clean, mostly organic ingredients, and is always free of parabens, fragrances, common allergens, and is now vegan.

Ingredients:

Good Night Lotion:
apricot oil
organic shea butter
organic mango butter
magnesium chloride flakes
candelilla wax
lavender essential oil

Good Night Lotion Sensitive:
apricot oil
organic mango butter
kokum butter
magnesium chloride flakes
candelilla wax

If you are hesitant to try CBD products or just can’t afford them, this option is just as good, if not better than many CBD topical products available.

Click here to learn more about Good Night Lotion and/or to order a jar today!

 

My review of Juice Beauty’s Satin Lip Cream

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Disclosure: I have received this product as a gift and this post contains affiliate links.  All opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by the company.

I am thrilled to be trying out various products from Juice Beauty.  The first reason is that I LOVE MAKEUP!  The second is that as someone who has been taking steps to rid her body of unnecessary chemicals, using organic makeup has become a priority.

Today I am sharing my thoughts on Juice Beauty’s Satin Lip Cream.  The color I am wearing in the picture above is Blush – Soft Nude Pink.  As you can tell it is a light color which is perfect for when I want a more natural look.

What I love most about this product is how it feels on my lips.  This lipstick doesn’t make my lips feel dry, rubbery, or slippery.  I feel like I am wearing Chapstick.  The best part is how my lips feel by the end of the day.  Instead of feeling dry they are soft and supple.

I do have to reapply throughout the day, but that is an inconvenience that I will gladly deal with knowing that what I am putting on my lips isn’t harming my body.  Each Phyto-Pigments Satin Lip Cream contains the Juice Beauty exclusive Moisture Plant Blend (glycerin, betaine and phospholipids) to increase skin hydration and the Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments exclusive blend of rose, moringa and eclipta daisy.

Visit Juice Beauty to learn more and receive 2 Satin Lip Creams for FREE when you spend $50 and use promo code PuckerUp. Hurry, sale ends Oct. 31, 2017.

 

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Dine Safe

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Food allergies? Allergic to latex?  Vegan? Take the stress out of choosing what to eat while eating out with what is going to become my favorite App Dine Safe. What is Dine SafeDine Safe is a new App that breaks down restaurant menus by listing food and latex allergies.  It uses GPS location to find restaurants nearby or you can enter a specific location.

This is a sponsored post.  I was paid to review this app via Chronic Illness Bloggers, however all opinions are my own and I was no way influenced by the company.

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Begin by choosing your food allergies and/or choosing a diet preference.

Allergies include: Dairy, Egg, Peanut, Tree Nut, Garlic, Gluten, Mustard, Seeds, Sesame, Soy, Beef, Chicken, Fish, Pork, Shellfish, Celery, Corn, Mushroom, Onion, Tomato, Gelatin, Latex, MSG and Sulphates.

Specific Diets include: Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Paleo, Organic, GMO-Free, Kosher, and Halal.

After you have chosen your allergies or diet choose a restaurant from the list.  The App saves your allergy and diet selections and you can update and/or change your selections at anytime.  The App then creates instant menus no matter how many allergens you may have.

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If a restaurant is NOT latex free a warning will appear before showing the full menu.

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From the menu screen you can map the location, call the restaurant, and/or share with others. The menu can be viewed several different ways.  The first is with all the dishes listed.  The list begins with dishes that do not contain your allergens or that fit your specific dietary needs.  As you scroll down you will see dishes that can be customized to suit your needs and the ones you should avoid are at the bottom.  Have a specific meal in mind?  Each menu can be viewed by category, like salads or sandwiches.  Don’t want to scroll down a long list? Click on the Filter Menu Items option to get a single page break down of each category; Avoid, Safe, and Special Order.

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As someone who has food allergies, this app is a dream come true! Being able to plan ahead and know what my options are prior to ordering will reduce my stress and save time when deciding what to order.  Based on the results for this particular restaurant I could order The Thai Chicken Wrap as is, custom order the 3 Cheese Panini, and I would need to avoid the Cajun Shrimp Panini.

Want to know the best part?  The app is FREE! Not only is it free for users, it is free for the restaurants too!!! It’s a win/win situation.

Restaurants are able to enter their information easily.  By entering it themselves, they are able to ensure that the information is current and accurate. Don’t have the time to enter your menu? Contact Dine Safe and they will enter your information with little or no work from you. There really isn’t an easier way for a restaurant to let consumers know that eating at their establishment is a possibility.  Next week there will be an endorsement feature added.  This will allow users to endorse a restaurant and share how it caters to food allergies or how it went out of their way to make a meal that they could eat.

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Can’t find a restaurant near you? Want others with food allergies to know about your favorite place to eat?  Submit the names and phone numbers of the restaurants that you would like to participate from the App.  Dine Safe will then contact them.

The App is easy for both users and restaurants to use and read.

Wishing you an allergy free meal,

The Disabled Diva

Click here to see my latest post about DineSafe

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