Benefits of Probiotics and Prebiotics

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Probiotics and prebiotics are popular right now, but you may not know much about them.  I've been studying them lately on my quest for better health, and I'd like to share some of my research with you.  There are many benefits of probiotics and prebiotics for your health.  There are also many different kinds available, and it can be difficult knowing which one is best.  

Benefits of probiotics and prebiotics.

Clothes Similar to LuLaRoe

LuLaRoe is taking over my Facebook newsfeed!  I can't scroll without seeing how people are "roe-ing" today or posting ISO posts.  When a friend invited me to an online popup, I just had to have a pair of leggings to see what the fuss was about.  I'm not the proud owner of two pairs of leggings, camo and bigfoot, but I have some issues with LLR that makes me want to turn to clothes similar to LuLaRoe.  I'll explain a little more why I am a little skeptical about LuLaRoe below.  That said, I am still looking for a pair of puzzle piece leggings in TC at retail.  I need those in my life for an autism support group that I hold.

clothes similar to lularoe

Identifying Hidden Sugar in Common Foods

Sugar is everywhere.  We know that bread is full of carbs that we don't need, but did you know that most of your favorite foods are loaded with extra sugar?  Manufacturers make your food taste sweet so you'll find it more palatable and buy more.  Sugar is everywhere.  I've been making small changes in my lifestyle and seeing some results in looser fitting clothes and almost a 20 pound weight loss, but I know that I need to give up sugar if I want to see more results.  I weighed and measured myself today, and I'm going to cut out sugar for the next 30 days to see what my results are.

hidden sugar

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ MicroGuard™ Cat Litter Review & Giveaway

I think it's a prerequisite that you have to love all animals to live on a farm.  We have several outside critters, including dogs, chickens, ducks, homing pigeons, and goats.  Inside the house, we have three cats and a Chihuahua.  Our cats are Luie, the 16-year-old who is the best squirrel "dog" my husband has ever had; Carly, our 6-year-old princess; and Chloe, my son's Siamese mix cat.  Chloe resembles a tabby more than a Siamese except for her blue eyes, but she acts just like a frisky Siamese.

My son Caleb and Chloe are best friends.  Having autism, he relates to animals better than he does people.  Just her presence helps calm him down, and he loves to pet her soft fur.  She spends her days playing with him and her evenings sleeping on his bed.  Somehow she knows that he needs her in his life.  We love all of our cats, but Chloe has a very special place in our family.  That's why I'll do anything to make her happy.

Get Two Looks With Infiniti Pro from Conair

I have naturally curly hair, but they aren't pretty curls.  They take quite a bit of coaxing to get in position and even more convincing to stay there.  That is why I normally straighten my hair every time I wash it, unless it's going to rain.  Although I like having two different looks available to me, both of them take too much time.  It can take me up to half an hour to straighten my hair since it's so thick.  When I go curly, it's really hit or miss how my curls will look.  One day they look amazing, but the next day, I look like I just rolled out of bed, yet I've spent half an hour scrunching and applying product.  In an effort to save time and my sanity, I tried using InfinitiPRO by Conair Diamond Brilliance Diamond-Infused Ceramic Smoothing Hot Brush to straighten my hair and the InfinitiPRO by Conair® Curl Secret® for cuter curls.