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Here is the link for this image and the original article from Delicious Living on this important topic:

https://goo.gl/S34Mpq

New research suggests that anthocyanins, the nutrients that give the corn its lovely blue color, may also help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

I love anthocyanins.  It is part of what makes one of my favorite foods and supplements so powerful:

Hawaiian blue-green Spirulina

Now, there is reasearch suggesting that this powerful blue pigment may help protect against some of our more powerful foes in terms of staying well:

Diabetes

Heart Disease

Metabolic Syndrome

Cancer

Blue corn has been popping up as an ingredient everywhere from tortilla chips to breakfast cereal. Intriguing new research suggests that anthocyanins, the nutrients that give the corn its lovely blue color, may also help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. The study raises interest in using blue maize as a component of functional foods and nutraceuticals, foods that contain a medicinal benefit.

The study was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Researchers from Universidad Veracruzana, Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz and Unidad Oaxaca/Calle Hornos in Mexico, fed rats a high-sugar, high-cholesterol diet. The group of rats that also ate blue maize extract had a significantly smaller increase in abdominal fat compared to rats that didn’t get the blue maize extract. The rodents that were given the blue maize also showed significant improvement in systolic blood pressure, high density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels, compared to the rats that didn’t get the extract.

“Anti-obesity food materials are always in demand, and this study brings out not only the importance of blue maize in controlling adipocity, but also the potential role of cholesterol in the development of obesity,” Journal of Medicinal Food Editor-in-Chief Sampath Parthasarathy, MBA, PhD, Florida Hospital chair in cardiovascular sciences and interim associate dean, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, said in the publisher’s release about the study.

Apparently, the Hopi people were way ahead of the scientific curve. In their tradition, blue corn represents a long life. Hopi men ate blue corn before leaving on long journeys, believing it gave them great strength.

Again, here is the link for the original article from Delicious Living on this important topic:  https://goo.gl/S34Mpq

Why does being a conscious consumer matter?  There are many reasons:

Better quality of food, fair trade and practices, food sustainability, knowing the origins of your food and supplements (also known as traceability)

There’s no doubt about it: We’re waking up to the importance of how we nurture our bodies and our health. Today, good food renegades are lighting fires of passion across the nation, leading the way toward a new kind of food system—one that prioritizes quality, access and transparency. In this exclusive eGuide, we explore the biggest issues facing the food industry today, and the partnerships, initiatives and innovations that are developing solutions for a healthier tomorrow.

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High-quality supplements offered by the natural foods industry changed my life.   I am very sensitive to artificial ingredients, GMO’s, fillers, and low-quality ingredients (did you know if you are sensitive to something, it can create inflammation in the body – a big no-no!).

When I developed chronic fatigue, I turned to the natural foods industry to seek answers.   I began working in the supplements department of a natural foods store, and taking high-quality supplements (I’ve tried hundreds of them to find which ones work for me), and by learning how to eat well, I improved my energy levels and well-being significantly.  You can read more about my  journey here and in my book, The Memory of Health (see link below).

I cannot take prescription drugs, so for me, having access to high-quality supplements was a game-changer. 

In my quest for answers to my health challenges and well-being, I became a Conscious Consumer. 

I take them every day, and they make a BIG difference in the quality of my life and well-being.  I discuss supplements in great detail in my book, The Memory of Health.

You can find my book here.

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DAILY BODY RESTORE®

Note to Readers:

This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

What is Daily Body Restore?®

 

In a nutshell, it is nine (9) different probiotics and ten (10) digestive enzymes in one very special and powerful formula.

 

The folks at DBR also hire independent labs and universities to study their specific formulation.

 

Many famous folks and celebrities are loyal clientele.  I can see why…

 

This is one of the most – if not the most – powerful enzyme/probiotic formulas I have tried.

 

It’s subtle, but powerful, and I believe the effects are cumulative.

 

I found my personal right dose amount (usually 3/day) to help my body regain and maintain balance and the upper edge.

 

When you are battling health challenges, this is no small thing.  🙂  I feel stronger, healthier, and more balanced.

 

I personally started with 3-4 per day and then tapered down to a maintenance dose of 2-3 per day.

 

The wonderful people at Daily Body Restore want to talk to every person who tries out their product to help you to maximize your experience of taking the product. 

 

Contact them directly on their website to get set up with an expert.

 

From the Daily Body Restore® website:

The word “system” is defined as: sys·tem/?sist?m/

Noun: 1.A set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole, in particular.
Since the “Digestive System” is viewed as a set of connecting parts forming a complex whole it was important to us to have Bifidobacterium strains and species that are predominately found in the large intestines and Lactobacillus strains and species that are predominately found in the small intestines.

Digestive Enzymes are in the saliva and throughout the gastrointestinal tract.

So, what are enzymes and probiotics anyway?

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DID YOU KNOW?

 

Probiotics are also responsible for 70% of our immune system, which is actually part of our digestive tract!  When you fortify your immune system, you may naturally give your body the support and upper edge it needs to thrive and achieve dynamic equilibrium.

 

Check out their website here:

 

http://www.dailybodyrestore.com

 

 

Try Daily Body Restore® and use the discount code for US readers – DBRINTRO  – allows first time purchasers to receive 33% off purchase price (normal price is $29.95 – price is $20 with discount code).*

 

Here is a comparison of Daily Body Restore® to some other popular brands:

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Here is more information goodness from the Daily Body Restore® Website:

WHAT IS DAILY BODY RESTORE® PROBIOTICS?

Daily Body Restore® (DBR™) is a patent pending probiotic supplement that combines probiotics and digestive enzymes to help restore your body’s good bacteria, absorption of targeted nutrients which helps support digestive and immune health.* Developed by Kim Shafer for her family.

Their formulation naturally helps to support a healthy digestive and immune system.  Their 10 digestive enzymes help break down nutrients in food so that your body can easily absorb them. The 9 probiotics provide GOOD bacteria that targets multiple areas of the digestive system.

THE NEED FOR DAILY BODY RESTORE®

There are thousands of probiotic strains and species. Each one has a different function.

DBR™’s founder, Kim Shafer, developed this very special formula for her family. She and her family had some health issues that certain enzymes and probiotics seemed to improve. The problem was that Kim had to buy multiple types of probiotics and digestive enzymes which was expensive and required taking a lot of supplements daily. Most if not all of those products had ingredients that Kim didn’t want. Ultimately a decision was made to formulate everything that she wanted but without artificial colors, flavors, dairy or gluten.

The digestive system has several parts working as a whole. In Kim’s opinion, absorbing nutrients from the food that we eat is as important as supplementing our good bacteria.

Digestive Enzymes help to break down and absorb nutrients from foods. She wanted to combine the multiple enzymes, two types of strains of probiotics (Lactobacillus & Bifidobacterium) and multiple species of both probiotic strains. Kim wanted to supplement good bacteria in the small and large intestines.

Ultimately – in order to get what she wanted – required using 19 ingredients (10 Enzymes and 9 Probiotics) to create the special formula of Daily Body Restore.

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Case Study and Research on Lowering Cholesterol:

 

A recent study shows that Daily Body Restore® (DBR™) was effective in lowering blood cholesterol up to 78 percent in an experimental animal model. Daily Body Restore® is a patent pending probiotic supplement that combines probiotics and digestive enzymes to help restore good bacteria. DBR™ improves the absorption of targeted nutrients, which supports digestive and immune health.

 

You can check out the study here:

http://translational-medicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12967-016-0945-2

 

*DBR™ is committed to offering discounted pricing to those that are active or retired public service employees and to approved customers that have a limited income.  Contact them directly on their website for more details. 

 

 

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Dear Reader:

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

Do you suffer from pain, chronic pain, or Fibromyalgia?I was given a bottle of Rejuvenation Lotion from The Fay Farm to try out.  I have to say, this lotion is amazing for pain!  It also smells great!

I was given a bottle of Rejuvenation Lotion from The Fay Farm to try out.  I have to say, this lotion is amazing for pain!  It also smells great!

I found this lotion consistently therapeutic for a chronic pain condition.   I’ve had a knee injury that has taken a long time to heal.  While it is healing, there has been low-level chronic pain associated with it.

Using this lotion has provided consistent relief from not only my knee pain, but other aches and pains that I experience from time to time.  This lotion has many fabulous ingredients, including hemp oil extract and magnesium oil.

I have always wanted to try magnesium oil, as I have heard that it helps with pain, and perhaps other symptoms as well.

It has been wonderful to try magnesium oil in this fabulous lotion, made with organic and top-quality ingredients, that are also skin and environmentally friendly.

As I mentioned, this lotion also smells great and is highly moisturizing!

You can check out the Rejuvenation Lotion and  The Fay Farm here.  Btw, they are offering a discount code of “chronic” if you’d like to use it and live in the United States.  This will provide you with a small discount and free shipping!  Check out their website here:

http://thefayfarm.com/

Here is a description of the Rejuvenation Lotion from their website:

“Our Rejuvenation Lotion is made with all organic ingredients and is paraben and phthlate free. Great for use on sore, aching muscles. Loved by people suffering from fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, neuraopathy and other deep joint and muscle pain. Magnesium Oil provides deeper relief. Our Rejuvenation was developed alongside the consultation of fibromyalgia sufferers, small fiber neuropathy sufferers and multiple sclerosis sufferers. After many batches, we came up with a product that provided relief for all in these groups. We hope you enjoy our Rejuvenation Lotion as much as we’ve enjoyed making it for you!”

Ingredients: Purified water, hemp oil, grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, argan oil, white sesame oil, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, magnesium, essential oils, 200 mg. hemp oil extract, fennel, licorice, turmeric, valerian, gluconolatone, and sodium benzoate (a certified natural preservative).

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The Fay Farm is dedicated to creating quality natural body care products. We offer an extensive line of natural shea body butters as well as our highly acclaimed Healing Hemp Salve, which is an excellent natural treatment for Psoriasis, Eczema, Ichthyosis, Contact Dermatitis, itching skin, burn care and bug bites. Our Warming Muscle Rub has been used for the relief of sore muscles, rheumatoid arthritis, cluster headaches, migraines, and as a pre- and post-workout balm.  None of our products contain parabens, alcohol, mineral oil, or phthalates.  We use our products on ourselves and loved ones and only craft our products with all natural, organically-sourced materials!   http://thefayfarm.com/

They have some pretty cute goats on their farm too.  Check it out 🙂

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You can check out the Rejuvenation Lotion and  The Fay Farm here.  Btw, they are offering a discount code of “chronic” if you’d like to use it and live in the United States.  This will provide you with a small discount and free shipping!  Check out their website here:

http://thefayfarm.com/

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A monthly care package

for chronic-illness fighters!

Dear Reader:

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

I received this wonderful care package from Spoonies Essentials Box.  You can check out their website here: http://spoonieessentialsbox.com

What is the Spoonie Essentials Box?  Here is a description from their awesome website:

The Spoonie Essentials Box is not just a beauty box, it’s a box inspired by spoonies, just for spoonies! Each month our CEO Brittani, a Spoonie, carefully selects products, goods, and services built around the culture of being an

Each month our CEO Brittani, a Spoonie, carefully selects products, goods, and services built around the culture of being an invisible-illness warrior & chronic disease ninja! Our CEO’s selections are intended to support us spoonies on the bad days, compliment us on the good days, and enhance our always amazing infusion or hospital stay-cations!

Our CEO’s selections are intended to support us spoonies on the bad days, compliment us on the good days, and enhance our always amazing infusion or hospital stay-cations!

“Inspired by you, just for YOU:

Whether you’re surviving chronic-illness or know someone who is, hand selected gifts of new health & wellness products, cute comforts, inspiring words, DIY projects or more … “

 

The Spoonie Essentials Box is built with you in mind. Each box is curated to nourish the mind, warm the heart, comfort the soul, fuel the body, and brighten the day of every Spoonie subscriber! The Spoonie Essentials Box celebrates EVERY birthday and adheres to EACH dietary and or medical restrictions.

Each month, the Spoobie Essentials Box will be centered around themes unique to invisible-illness such as “NAMA-STAY in BED”, “Pill Popper”, “Save the Spoons”, “Pillows & Pajamas”, “Certified Big Spoon”, and many more. 

-SEBCeo Brittani

Check out my unboxing of the monthly care package – it’s pinned to the top of my FB Page: Chronic Fatigue Support.  If it’s not there, check the videos section for my page.  🙂

The theme was “Self-Love” – check out future themes like “Netflix and Ill” theme:  https://www.facebook.com/ChronicFatigueSupport/

Here is the box after I unopened it.  So many wonderful, caring, uplifiting, inspiring, and comforting items reminding me to take care and practice self-love!

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Check out one of my favorite items: this awesome beverage container.  Yes, you are chronically fabulous.  🙂

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Here is a close up of some of the items, like the amazing-smelling bath salts, chocolate from barkTHINS, and the awesome, comfy socks that are pink. Did I mention I love pink yet? 🙂

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They also included paints and a paint brush for the creatively-minded warrior…how completely awesome and lovely!

I am a big believer in the concept that being creative and engaged creates positive neurochemicals and neurotransmitters that help create well-being.  Creativity can also help put us into The Relaxation Response, where healing occurs.

Check out the Shea Butter Lotion Bar as well.  It smells simply divine!

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They included some treats too, like Tazo Herbal tea, garden veggie heart chips, organic gummy bears, and did I mention chocolate? Treats are good for the soul, which in turn, is good for the body.  🙂

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Another one of my favorite items is this amazing, inspired piece of jewelry – two spoons and a heart-shaped lock – from Chronically Jewelled.  Simply precious!

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Also included was this DIY stich kit from hope the black dog:

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There were many inspiring quotes and stickers as well, including an awesome quote from Demi Lovato:

“I think scars are like battle wounds – beautiful in a way.  They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.”

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This is my favorite love-note of all.  I am a huge believer in putting yourself first and practicing deep self-care.  It makes all the difference!

Give yourself or your loved one the gift of a monthly self-care package to remind you or them to take care and know they are loved.  Uplifting gifts and easy to do DIY projects like painting, etc. can keep our minds, souls, and hearts engaged and keep us a bit more connected to the world at large.  Fantastic gifts and concept, thank you!

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With love,

The Wellness Coach

Edie Summers xox

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Note to Readers:

This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

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Some people have to take a lot of pills.  This is just reality.  And some people have to help other people take their medication.  Whether you have chronic pain, an acute or chronic condition (or multiple chronic conditions), or you are a caretaker helping your loved one to take their medication, PillDrill is the easy, efficient, effective way to take and track your medication!
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This part is key:
“A quick scan of your pill container is all that’s required to log a dose as taken — a single easy gesture that fits right into the physical flow of taking medication.”
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I know I take a lot of supplements, and many people have to take a lot of prescription medication.  Having a way to accurately and effortlessly track your required medication can be a gamechanger in adherence.  PillDrill can also help you to track your mood and experience with new dosages.  You can record your experience as great, good, awful, etc.

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I think the gamechanger is that finding a way to stick to your medication or supplement (or both) routine is key. 
What makes PillDrill key is effortless engagement with the patient or a system that allows caretakers to not feel like they’re nagging the people they love and are trying to help take their medication on a regular basis.
Being able to record your moods and experience is not only helpful – and maybe even fun –  but engaging as well, which is key to adherence.
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Here is more information on Pill Drill curated for you from: https://www.pilldrill.com/:

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Medication made easy.  For Patients & Caretakers!

Simplicity. Flexibility. Dignity.

Peace of Mind for Patients & Caretakers

PillDrill was designed to be the first truly user-friendly medication management tool: simple enough for everyone to use, flexible enough to help anyone, and dignified because health products don’t need to be scary to work well.

Effortless medication tracking.

No fussing with a smartphone or manually jotting down what you take. With PillDrill, a quick scan of your pill container is all that’s required to log a dose as taken — a single easy gesture that fits right into the physical flow of taking medication.

Effective and intelligent reminders.

When a dose is due, the Hub captures your attention in three ways: the Hub glows teal, sounds an alert, and displays precise dosage information on screen. The message is loud and clear.

But if an item has already been scanned at the time of its scheduled reminder, the Hub will remain blissfully quiet because it knows there’s no need to bother you.

Compatible with any type of health regimen.

Keep your medication in its original packaging? Our scanning tags attach to pill bottles and irregularly shaped items alike. Use a weekly pill organizer? Ours was custom-built for superior ergonomics and compatibility.

There is no one size fits all with medication, so whatever the specifics of your regimen PillDrill has you covered.

Works for managing your own routine or a loved one’s.

The difference between using PillDrill for individual use or family use is essentially the role of the PillDrill app.

For individual use, the app can be used to get reminders and log doses on the go. For family care, the app will send you real-time adherence and mood updates throughout the day so you can always know how the user is doing – without nagging. Your loved one doesn’t even need to use a smartphone at all.

Greater health insights.

Want to see how that new dosage is affecting your mood? How about exporting detailed compliance history?

PillDrill’s combination of adherence data, wellness tracking, and a dynamic reporting interface helps you better understand the effect that medications are having on your body and make more informed health decisions.

A better pill organizer.

Most AM/PM pill organizers are flimsy, cheap, and hard to open. So we designed a better one. It’s ergonomically advanced and perfectly compatible with the PillDrill system: each pod is individually removable, easy to open, and has a built-in scanning tag on its base. The strips themselves snap together, so you can connect as many as you need to accommodate your schedule. There’s even a secure travel strap that tucks under the base when not in use.

“PillDrill is the smartest, simplest way to manage any daily pill routine.”

“A smart, intuitive pill organizer that doesn’t embarrass the user.”

The PillDrill approach

Whether you manage your own medication regimen or help a loved one manage theirs, PillDrill’s intuitive scanning system keeps you on track with ease, elegance, and intelligence.

No matter what your regimen, PillDrill makes your life with medication less stressful and more efficient.

Learn more here:  https://www.pilldrill.com/

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How does PillDrill Work?  In Four Key Ways:

REMIND

Clear, timely alerts remind
you when doses are due.

The hub reminds you when doses are due…

The Hub sits next to your pills at home, knows your medication schedule, and issues clear audio visual alerts when doses are due. The only two requirements are power and Wi-Fi.

TRACK INTAKE

Scan your pill container to
log each dose as take.

Scan your pill container to log a dose as taken

Our scanning tags allow you to “activate” any pill bottle or other container. Attach a tag to any container, and it’s ready to scan. Whenever you take a dose, wave its container over the hub to mark it as taken.

…. or use PillDrill’sweekly pill organizer

If you keep medication in an AM/PM pillbox, our weekly pill strip offers the same organization while being uniquely PillDrill-compatible. Each pod removes individually and has a built-in scanning tag on its base.

TRACK WELL-BEING

Scan the Mood Cube anytime
to log how you’re feeling.

Scan the mood cube anytime to log how you’re feeling

The Mood Cube has five faces — Great, Good, OK, Bad, and Awful. Scan any face to register your current mood or pain level.

NOTIFY

Real-time updates instantly
notify friends and family.

The app keeps you up to speed at all times

Use the PillDrill app to create and edit your med schedule, get reminders and log doses on the go, or be notified about a loved one’s adherence and mood in real-time throughout the day.

 Here are some testimonials too:

“I really, really love this product. As a person with multiple chronic illnesses, PillDrill is the first thing I’ve found that actually makes my med tracking easier.”

– Nicole S., Pennsylvania

“I can easily see when the medicine was taken, which medicine was taken, and I don’t have to nag or become the grand inquisitor. PillDrill makes our relationship better.”

– Dirk H., Illinois

“Like a FitBit for taking medication.”

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 “I believe it came down to this little man. He came and asked me for help, and he needed me more than I needed to abuse my own body.”

 

This warms my heart!  Here is the story of the  power of  positive attachment:

By Kate Woodberry,

Born in the UK, James moved to Australia with his mother and step-father following his parent’s divorce. A tense and unsettled home-life, combined with bullying at school led to problems and James was later diagnosed with ADHD, manic depression and schizophrenia.

In 1997, alone, he returned to the UK, where he would go on to spend the next decade sleeping on the streets and in shelters. Heroin became his escape.

Finally off the heroin, he was enrolled on a methadone programme, earning money by busking in London and living in sheltered accommodation.

Returning home one evening he noticed a ginger cat sitting in the hallway of his building. Believing it must live there, he didn’t think much of it, until the next day, and the day after that, it was still there. As each day passed the cat remained. James asked the other residents, but no one claimed ownership. Upon closer inspection it was evident that this cat had an injured leg, so James took it to a charity-run clinic who prescribed a two-week course of antibiotics.

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After this the pair became inseparable.

When James went busking, the cat would follow him to his spot. It was clear this animal had no intention of leaving his new found owner’s side.

James named the cat Bob and fashioned a lead from some old shoelaces until he could afford a proper harness. He was shocked to discover that the cat liked to perch on his shoulder.

James (and Bob!) began selling The Big Issue.

Brits will know of this wonderful magazine, a means to providing a legitimate income to people living on the streets as well as offering a support network. (Anyone visiting the UK, be sure to purchase one from a vendor. Not only will you be helping someone out, but you also get a great read.)

The Big Issue seller with the ginger cat on his shoulders became a popular sight. James also taught Bob how to do high-fives, gaining further attraction. Videos of the duo soon began to be uploaded on YouTube. In turn, tourists heard of the pair and would head their way.

Speaking to the magazine, James said of Bob:

“The day I met Bob my life changed forever. I was no longer invisible. People not only stopped and bought a copy of The Big Issue from me but often stopped to talk to me.”

Soon gifts of food and knitted items began appearing for Bob. At one point the cat boasted a collection of 20 custom-made knitted goods!

With Bob by his side, James’ life began to take a positive turn.

When James went busking, the cat would follow him to his spot. It was clear this animal had no intention of leaving his new found owner’s side.

James named the cat Bob and fashioned a lead from some old shoelaces until he could afford a proper harness. He was shocked to discover that the cat liked to perch on his shoulder.

Clear of heroin, he finally stopped his methadone programme, crediting his furry companion as the driving force.

“I believe it came down to this little man. He came and asked me for help, and he needed me more than I needed to abuse my own body.”

One day a literary agent who passed the pair daily asked James about his life. That conversation resulted in a book deal.

A best seller, over 3 million copies were sold worldwide and the book has since been translated into 35 languages. In German schools, the book is even used as a textbook for learning English.

Since publication, Bob has featured in even more books including ‘My Name Is Bob’, a musing of Bob’s life before he ‘adopted’ James, and ‘The World According To Bob’.

Such has been the impact of James’ and Bob’s relationship that the story is also being made into a film. Five ‘Bobalike’ cats have even been trained to do the cat’s famous high-five.

James and Bob have toured all over for book signings and appearances.

The inseparable pair now regularly feature in the Big Issue.

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Read more about this remarkable, life-affirming story here!  http://www.trendingly.com/james-and-bob

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https://portlandwellnesscoach.com/livetraining




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Hi there,

Every once in awhile, something comes along that you can tell has the potential to change lives for everyone involved. I’m supporting an incredible new launch, and I’d love to invite you to support it as well.

I don’t know if you’ve met or heard of JJ Virgin. She’s best known for her work in health and weight loss, with 4 NY Times bestsellers and two hit diet programs. However, you may not know what’s been going on behind the scenes during that same time.

In 2012, just as she launched her first book, her 16-year-old son was the victim of a hit-and-run accident and left for dead in the street. His injuries were so severe that doctors told JJ to let him die. She decided to fight instead, and that’s when her work really started.

JJ will tell you that the past four years have been both the worst and the best years of her life. Her son is alive and thriving, but he also still battles the effects of the accident on a daily basis. As it all unfolded, JJ was hesitant to talk about it – in part because it’s so personal, and in part because she didn’t see how any good could come from sharing their struggles.

However, as the years went on and more people heard the story, the question they invariably asked was, “How did you do it?” As JJ looked back, she realized that what ultimately saved her son (and JJ herself) was her mindset. And she also realized that sharing how to build that mindset could actually do a LOT of good. That’s when she decided to write Miracle Mindset.

Miracle Mindset is a moving, uplifting book about leaning into fear, taking imperfect action, and turning challenges into massive opportunities. It shows you that you are stronger than you think and that you can harness this strength to live the life of your dreams.

I believe this story and its message can change lives, and I’ve committed to helping get the word out. I would love for you to join me. JJ is launching her memoir Miracle Mindset, a powerful movie inspired by the book, and the Miracle Mindset Academy on February 8-20, in an exclusive free online movie premiere. She’ll also be hosting a live online training on February 23 and February 25-26, along with a live coaching session on February 26.

Here are the official details so you can join me:

Sign up here:

https://portlandwellnesscoach.com/JJAffiliate

You’ll receive 50% commissions on any sales you generate. There is also an opt-in contest and a sales contest. JJ is giving away some super cool stuff, including MEVOs, tickets to her annual Epic Wine Mastermind, a TESLA Model 3, and cash. (You can get all of the details in the affiliate center.)

Thank you so much for joining me. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and if you have any questions for JJ’s team, please reach out to her affiliate manager, Brandy, at Brandy@jjvirgin.net.

In gratitude,
Edie Summers xo


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I want to invite you into the most powerful conversation about miracles – and mindset – that I think has ever taken place. My friend, JJ Virgin’s, movie premiere, You Are Stronger Than You Think opens today. (And I have a front row ticket for you).

Check it out here!

https://portlandwellnesscoach.com/mindset

The world’s leading minds debate that miracles are even possible.
…But this movie has created a powerful idea to consider:
not only are miracles possible, they come from you, not happen to you.

Here are the facts:

  • JJ’s 16-year-old son was in a near-tragic hit-and-run accident and left for dead.
  • He was given a VERY low chance of survival.
  • This story – and what happened next – are life-altering.

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Click here to join me (and I want to hear your thoughts – please add your comments on the world premiere page after you watch the movie).

Check it out here!

https://portlandwellnesscoach.com/mindset

 

P.S.: I know you’re going to be moved by this experience! The next step is JJ’s memoir, Miracle Mindset. Watch for it – I couldn’t put it down.

* This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime stories. The movie is uplifting and life-altering…

 

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I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network.

Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.

WHAT IS TECHCARE MASSAGER: It is a combination of TENS and EMS device, drug free method of pain relief used by Physical Therapists and prescribed Doctors for over 40 years. The Techcare Massager delivers low-voltage pulses to the skin to stimulate nerve fibers effectively blocking the pain signal to your brain. Also increases natural endorphins–a natural pain reliever.  (Copy from Amazon.)

PAIN RELIEF: Techcare Massager contracts and releases the muscles, gets the knots out and will give you all the benefits of a massage (Copy from Amazon.)

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I was given this wonderful device to try out.  It reminded me very much of the type of therapy one might receive in a physical therapist’s office.  I believe it does more than just block pain.  I actually felt therapeutic effects from having used it.

You will want to read the instructions well in order to begin using your massager.  It is actually quite easy to use, but read the instructions beforehand.

I used this wonderful device on both my knee (or around my knee) as well as on my back.  I have a few long-standing injuries.  They are slowly but surely clearing up, and this massager is a wonderful addition to my arsenal.

This device has several settings to choose from.  I recommend trying them all, but try at the lowest level first!  Actually, each time you try a new setting, you will have to start again with setting the level as well.  I found the lowest levels work super well and are very therapeutic.

This definitely felt like therapy for my nervous system as well as my pain!

Some of you may know, I have dealt with chronic health issues.  I am always seeking new tactics and tools to help my body feel better.  This is why I joined the Chronic Illness Bloggers network, and this is how I was given the wonderful opportunity of trying out a wonderful product like the TechCare Massager!

In addition to helping me with my chronic pain and injuries, this device feels like a very therapeutic massage – that you can administer yourself!

This is a great device to add to your pain and wellness arsenal.  Highly recommend!

P.S. Don’t be intimidated by getting your TechCare Massager set up.  It only takes a few minutes to read the instructions, get set up, and then you are ready to go!  This really is like any other massager on the market, as it feels more like a professional treatment you might find in a physical therapist’s office.  The only difference is that you are in your own home, and you can have a therapeutic massage that addresses your injuries and chronic pain as well!

P.P.S.  A little goes a long way!  I recommend starting out with just 10-20 minutes! 

Again, you can find this wonderful massager here!  Find it here! http://amzn.to/2jkkINN