Preventing Germs with IntelliDent

This post includes products I received for free to review, but all opinions are my own!

Preventing Germs with IntelliDent Shields

Did you know Every time you flush a toilet, it releases an aerosol spray of tiny tainted water droplets? MythBusters confirms this is true! How scary is that? That the toothbrush we put in our mouth could be covered in microscopic fecal matter? Gross! Yet according to Fox News even using plastic cases or covers can cause dangerous bacteria to grow. Your toothbrush can even be affected when stored in a cup or holder with other brushes. What can we do to keep our toothbrushes safe from contamination? The best way to keep your toothbrush safe and clean is with an IntelliDent Toothbrush Shield!

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These breathable, quick-drying shields act as a surgical mask for your toothbrush. They have been tested to effectively prevent bacteria from growing.  The best part is, they are disposable, effective and convenient! Do you travel? Do you need a safe way to transport your toothbrush? How easy would it be to just slide a toothbrush shield right over your toothbrush with no worries? One shield offers Bacterial Protection for up to ten days! These toothbrush shields are available in a 10 pack of disposable shields.

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I received a sample of the IntelliDent Toothbrush Shields and I am impressed! These disposable shields are so convenient and easy to use. They protect our toothbrushes from germs and make traveling easy.

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The IntelliDent Toothbrush Shield can be purchased online at Walmart, Walgreens, and now QVC! They are also available in select Rite Aid & Walgreens stores.

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Intellident also carries Mouthguard Shields! These are perfect for those that use nightguards, mouthguards, retainers, removable braces, and whitening trays. They offer the same protection you need to keep your mouthguards clean and safe.

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The IntelliDent Mouthguard Shield is a cover made of non-woven fabric that wicks moisture away from your mouthguard, stimulating the drying process, leaving your mouthguard free from bacteria. These convenient shields are also disposable and easy to use. Just slide the mouthpiece into the shield and you’re good to go!

The IntelliDent Mouthguard Shield can be purchased online at Walmart, Walgreens, and now QVC! They can also be found in select Rite Aid & Walgreens stores.

IntelliDent products are highly recommended and a must-have for everyone! If you are interested in learning more head to www.ToothbrushShield.com. You can also email them at info@ToothbrushShield.com.

Keeping my family healthy is very important to me. I am so glad to have found a way to prevent harmful bacteria from contaminating our toothbrushes. Anything I can do to improve our oral health is essential. Give them a try and let me know what you think!

 

All Natural Products for Mom & Baby

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If you are looking for effective, safe, and affordable products then you are in luck!  The Honest Company has everything you’re looking for and more. With plant-based products that are Honestly Free of all fragrances, dyes, and most allergens. No harsh chemicals ever! Their products are gentle and sensitive enough for everyday use for the entire family. Products you can safely use for Mom or Baby.

Save up to 35% a month when you sign up for one of the Honest Bundles. Bundle and save with 5 essential products of your choice delivered right to your door. Choose from a variety of premium, natural, and effective products to customize your bundle every month. Choose when your bundle ships, how often, and pay as you go. Cancel anytime you wish. You can also select up to 3 add-on items and get 25% Off Bundle Add-Ons.

Honest organic healing balm – Have dry sensitive skin? Then you need this organic healing balm. Voted Best of Beauty Award Winner by Allure in 2014. This natural, soothing, lotion is hypoallergenic and made with certified organic oils. 

Honest organic lip balm trio – This organic set of lip balm includes lavender mint, sweet orange, and vanilla. Safe for Mom or the kids with no artificial flavors, or dyes. Deeply hydrate and moisturize for happy, healthy lips.

Deeply Nourishing Bubble Bath – Relax in a bath full of foaming bubbles! Available in 3 different scents, Lavender, Apricot Kiss, and Sweet Orange Vanilla. Calming, Nourishing, and Gentle. Made with organic botanicals leaving skin soft and smooth.

Organic Cotton Tampons  – Made with 100% organic cotton, this non-applicator tampon fits comfortably while providing reliable leak protection.

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There are so many safe and all-natural products available for baby at  The Honest Company.

The Honest Diaper Rash Cream – Reduce and prevent redness and inflammation with The Honest Diaper Rash Cream. This diaper rash cream is NSF certified and made with organic ingredients. Goes on smoothly and wipes off easily.

Honest Soothing Bottom Wash –  Keep your baby’s bottom fresh and clean with organic aloe that will soothe and nurture.

New diaper designs from Honest – How cute and stylish are these baby diapers? These super-absorbent diapers are eco-friendly and made with all-natural plant-based materials. They are also ultra-soft and hypoallergenic.

Hypoallergenic Baby Wipes – Thick and absorbent, premium all-natural baby wipes are safe and effective. Made with botanically infused plant extracts to help soothe and moisturize.

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When you order the Diapers and Wipes bundle you can conveniently have diapers and wipes delivered to your door every month. You can customize diaper prints of your choice with every order. As a subscriber, you would receive 6 packs of diapers and 4 packs of wipes for just $20 a week. Includes free shipping on a schedule that is convenient for you. You can easily cancel anytime.

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If you are interested in ordering all-natural products for mom and baby, just order at the link below.

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Happy, Healthy, Better

FDA Disclaimer: The advice & statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Any information on this blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

 

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Are you looking to lose weight, get in shape, or just get healthier? A healthy diet and exercise can be so beneficial to your health. Not only will your physical health improve, but it can help relieve stress, improve your sleep, and help you be happier! Exercise releases endorphins, which can reduce pain and stress. Many of us are stressed out daily. Stress can make you sick and cause health problems including depression. The best way to combat stress is through regular exercise. Just 20 minutes a day of exercise can make a huge impact on your health. Both diet and physical activity play a contributing factor to your weight. A healthy diet and exercise can help you look better, and feel better.

 

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Get Healthy

fiber-takes-longer-to-digest-makes-you-feel-fuller-longerDid you know the FDA recommends between 20-30 grams of fiber per day? There are many benefits of fiber including, lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease. It can also help you achieve a healthy weight.

Whole foods are generally better than supplements such as

  • whole-grain products
  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • beans & peas
  • nuts & seeds

Some examples of good forms of fiber are :

  • cereal
  • granola bars
  • brown rice
  • wild rice
  • barley
  • whole-wheat pasta
  • kidney beans
  • black beans
  • whole-grain crackers

 

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There are so many benefits to making homemade smoothies. They are so easy to make, using ingredients such as almond milk, ice, greek yogurt, fresh fruit or veggies. However you make it, your body will thank you for it! Use it as a meal or a healthy snack to help boost weight and fat loss. It can also help control blood sugar levels, improve digestion, and reduce cravings.

Check out these healthy smoothies from Andianne – Healthy Eats & Sweet Treats

 

 

Head to 6 Detox Smoothies for Weight Loss for more delicious and healthy smoothie recipes.

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Protein should account for 10-35% of your daily intake. A diet that consists of healthy proteins can greatly benefit your exercise and weight loss journey.

Benefits include :

  • Greater Muscle Mass & Lean Tissue
  • Less Hunger & Lower calorie Intake
  • Easier Fat Loss on a calorie-restricted diet
  • Better Brain Function
  • Better Sleep
  • Lower Blood Pressure

Head to www.poliquingroup.com  to read more about the benefits of adding protein to your diet.

Healthy Protein Food Sources Include :

  • Seafood
  • White-Meat Poultry
  • Milk, Cheese, Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Lean Beef
  • Soy

Check out these 21 Delicious High Protein Meal Prep Recipes By All Nutritious

 

 

 

There are so many ways we can add healthy proteins to our diets and All Nutritious has so many great recipes available to choose from.

 

vitamins-can-help-your-immune-system-energy-level-overall-healthMultivitamins are supplements that contain different vitamins and minerals that are available in various forms. They contain herbs, amino acids, and fatty acids in addition to vitamins and minerals.

Many claim multivitamins can protect against heart disease, osteoporosis, infections, and even the common cold, but according to healthline.com, this may not be completely accurate. They suggest that taking a daily multivitamin may do more harm than good and that the evidence of their effectiveness varies. Healthline.com also suggests it is better to eat a balanced diet of fresh, whole foods, instead of relying on a vitamin to fix a poor diet. They do say that a daily multivitamin could be beneficial to certain individuals such as older adults, vegans, and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Dietary supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so their safety and effectiveness are questionable. What do you think? Have you found any benefits of taking a daily vitamin? Head to the whole article at the link below and let me know what you think.

>> Do Multivitamins work? The Surprising Truth. via Healthline.com

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Get Fitsweat

Fact or Fiction: Does more sweat mean a better workout?

According to an article by webmd.com: “Sweating is the cooling process your body goes through to help you maintain a steady body temperature — but it’s no workout indicator. We have this association that sweating equals calories burned, and that’s actually not accurate. Everybody is different and sweats differently, and how much or how little you sweat doesn’t equate to the number of calories you burn. ”

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Cardio is a key part of every exercise program. Not only does it help you lose weight, but it also helps you build endurance so you can remain active for a longer period.

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Reduce Stress

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Yoga is an excellent way to get healthy. Yoga focuses on your body’s natural tendency towards health and self-healing. It can also improve the strength and harmony of the mind and body. Yoga usually consists of breathing exercises, meditation, and stretching. The relaxation techniques used can reduce high blood pressure, and stress. It can also improve insomnia issues, and reduce chronic pain, arthritis and headaches.

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Stay Hydrated

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It is so important to stay hydrated! Dehydration can cause swollen feet, headaches, and in extreme cases heat stroke! Keeping the body hydrated helps your heart pump blood through your blood vessels and muscles. This keeps the muscles working effectively.

 

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Toned muscles, increased immunity, improved mental health, and longer, happier life. There are so many reasons to get healthy. Stop making excuses and start making changes. Build a better life for you!

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I am not a doctor or nutrition professional and do not provide medical advice. Readers are advised to do their own research and make decisions in partnership with their health care provider.  Nothing you read here should be relied upon to determine dietary changes, a medical diagnosis or courses of treatment.

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Teething Baby Relief & Remedies

Received Free To Review But All Opinions are my own. 

Healing Hazel

Did you know, teeth begin developing when your child is still in the womb? While you were pregnant, your baby developed tooth buds, the foundation for baby teeth.   The vast majority of babies sprout their first tooth when they’re between 4 and 7 months old, some as early as 3 months.  (via BabyCenter.com)

I can say as early as 2 months, my daughter started sucking and chewing on everything. I wondered if she was starting the teething process, but everyone insisted it wasn’t possible. Even the Doctor confirmed it was too early. Over the next few months, she continued to suck on everything. At times I would notice a rash. Then I noticed her starting to drool. The drooling and sucking got progressively worse. Her decent sleeping patterns became non-existent. She was getting up constantly throughout the night fussing and constantly nursing. I would even notice her feeling warm and having random diarrhea. Symptoms doctors insist are not associated with teething. It got pretty rough, but I didn’t consider that at almost 5 months old teeth would be coming through.

I happened to be checking her mouth one day, and I noticed some white peeking through her gums! I couldn’t believe it. Sure enough, her two front bottom teeth were coming in. Both at the same time. The drooling and chewing were to be expected, but the fussiness and no sleep was unbearable. What do I give her? How can I relieve her of the pain? I’m so afraid of giving her over the counter medication. With so many risks with over the counter medications, I wanted other options. The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned parents to stay away from teething tablets that contain belladonna and gels with benzocaine. I have heard a lot about Amber necklaces, but was nervous are they safe? Then I heard about Healing Hazel.

 

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I reviewed their website and they meet C.P.S.C Safety Standards. Their necklaces are completely safe and were made for little ones. They will break under pressure at the pop clasp. Just make sure you get the proper size. They can be used as soon as baby shows their first signs of teething. I honestly wish I had gotten one sooner! Though I don’t use it at bedtime as recommended, she is a much happier baby while wearing it.

Healing Hazel is full of an assortment of necklaces and bracelets for infants, children, and even adults. They are constantly having sales and giveaways over on their Facebook page. They also have great customer service. They are constantly coming out with new styles. These are just some of what they have to offer.

There are a lot of other ways to relieve your baby’s teething symptoms besides over the counter medications while using your Healing Hazel Necklace.

Teething rings are the most common way to give your little one something to chew on and hopefully offer some relief. Just make sure you chill them in the fridge and not the freezer.

My daughter has a variety of teething toys, giving her something fun and safe to play with and chew on. She loves them and they make her happy.

Of course, a wet washcloth cooled in the fridge works too. If they are in a lot of pain, some Doctors, okay giving Infant’s Tylenol. Check with your child’s pediatrician to see what they think is best for you and your baby. Drooling, fussiness, and pain are what come with a teething baby. It can be exhausting and stressful but remember it will get better.

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