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Adding better digestion and improved energy to my morning smoothies

Adding better digestion and improved energy to my morning smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to sneak in supplements and nutrients and that is why I make my own to start my day. They travel well to work with me and when made right, fill me up! Morning Complete from ActivatedYou is how I am adding better digestion and improved energy to my morning smoothie.

My teen is now adding a scoop to water daily because it has probiotic help he needs and he prefers it over swallowing horse pills. Morning Complete has so many benefits in 1 small scoop of powder you mix with any beverage of choice or added to smoothie recipes and comes in 2 flavors

  • 2 Flavors – Apple Cinnamon and Citrus Medley
  • Probiotics –  9 different probiotic strains
  • Prebiotics – powerful high-fiber prebiotic ingredients
  • Energy – from leafy greens for a natural boost
  • Green Superfoods – highly-nutritious vegetables including spinach and kale
  • Metabolic support – powerful turmeric and bitter melon extract

Combine your green nutrients, pre/probiotics, metabolism support and the benefits of pure product that goes through rigorous testing for quality, purity and potency at an independent, 3rd-party facility. The cost is about $2.67 a day. It’s everything you need to start your morning with the boost your body needs. Shop for your Morning Complete and more at ActivatedYou.

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Stay Fortified This Fall Season | Enter to win Superior Source Vitamins

Stay Fortified This Fall Season | Enter to  win Superior Source Vitamins

As we head into fall, it is time to wind down from the summer binges and vacations and think about getting our bodies back on track with healthy choices and supplemental help where needed. If you have visited a health store or even a retailer’s vitamin wall, the choices in supplements can seem overwhelming. If you think about exactly what supplements your Doctor has recommended and you consider your lifestyle and dietary needs, you can begin to find the right choice for you.

There is an 80-something year old, Ron Beckenfeld, the owner of Superior Source Vitamins who also wanted clean supplements and (for his ailing Father) were easy to swallow and so he created his line of over 70 vitamins and supplements that are clean and pure and his line has NO pills to swallow or water needed. They dissolve quickly and you don’t lose potency.

Superior Source Vitamins contain NO chemicals, preservatives, fillers or artificial colors. These tiny fast dissolve tablets offer quick absorption. These are perfect with adults who have a hard time (or hate) swallowing large pills. They even have a kids line because we all know how kids hate swallowing pills! Also, the Beet Root Apple Cider Vingear dissolve tablets, actually taste good! That’s a plus for me when taking ACV!

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FAST BAR – INTERMITTENT FASTING BARS you can eat while in a fast

FAST BAR - INTERMITTENT FASTING BARS you can eat while in a fast

To find a food that you can eat while intermittent fasting takes science. It becomes a balance of the right types and amounts of macronutrients and micronutrients to stay in a fast. With Fast Bar, you can fast on food! This is a game changer for those that fast as I do most mornings. It doesn’t take long to train your body to eat right in your window so you don’t have many cravings as you stay in your fasting state. But, there are those days you just want to grab food too soon. Here is why these bars work…

As far as the ingredients go, these FAST BAR – INTERMITTENT FASTING BARS are plant-based, Keto-friendly, and gluten-free. They are made with macadamias, pecans, almonds, and honey that has a similar fasting impact as a glass of water (see the study). These bars simply do not activate the food-sensing system so your body has no idea it is consuming food.

I grab a bar to keep in my work bag all the time. Some mornings I do fine, but it is there on the mornings I crave food. There are 3 flavors – coconut macadamia, chocolate chip and nuts & honey. I love the nuts & honey in the morning. Order your Fast Bar variety today. You will want one on hand for those days you want to fall.

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What’s Involved with Early Pregnancy Care in London 

What's Involved with Early Pregnancy Care in London 

Pregnancy is a long process for women that endures for nine months with many changes for the body to undergo. While some of this invariably benefits the baby, others can create complications that potentially risk the baby and the mom’s life. This is a reason early pregnancy care is critical.  

This involves mom seeking obstetric consult or care provided by a professional throughout the pregnancy with either a doctor or midwife specializing in pregnancy or an obstetrician who will schedule cyclic appointments to monitor the baby’s progress.  

Essential early pregnancy care in London incorporates the baby’s developmental health needs with mom’s overall physical and mental well-being. The child needs to receive adequate nutrients to grow and develop, and pregnancy is the time for mom to promote the greatest healthy behaviour.  

Professionals strive to protect mom’s wellness for the child’s benefit, and they will provide in countless ways for the developing baby by educating mom and partner on how to care for the baby’s well-being. How are health goals achieved? Let’s learn about antenatal care. 

Antenatal Care for Mom and Her Baby 

The priority with antenatal care is ensuring that baby’s developmental needs are met, and that mom progresses healthfully and without harm.  

The period from conception until birth is the opportunity for healthcare practitioners to provide an adequate education to mom and her partner for sufficient health practices for baby and mom. Visit here for guidance on the first trimester. The aims most medical providers strive for with education include the following: 

  1. Education on adequate health practices 
  2. Screening for health conditions that could affect fetus and mom 
  3. Recognize possible risks and complications 
  4. Pay attention for risks associated with past obstetrics 
  5. Focusing on being problems to be prepared 
  6. Setting a definitive schedule and sticking to a plan 

The Fundamentals of Antenatal Care 

Antenatal care is the healthcare you receive in the beginning from specialists, doctors, and midwives, all the fuss as a newly expectant mom. Sometimes, it might seem excessive, but paying attention to health and wellness as the baby begins to develop is essential. 

The guidance and advice offered by the midwife community and other medical professionals are invaluable at this point in learning the adequate care and keeping of yourself and the impending arrival of your new baby. 

Once your pregnancy is confirmed, the gynaecologist will arrange antenatal care. Many women have the initial and extended check-up at roughly eight weeks. The earlier these begin, the better. 

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These should follow up once each month until approximately 28 weeks and then twice each month until the 36-week mark. With the last four weeks, antenatal classes need to be every week. Where these occur will depend on your circumstances, but it can be at home, the hospital, or the surgical centre. 

  • The Initial Antenatal Appointment 

The first appointment will be the longest, roughly an hour in duration, with the designation as the booking appointment. This will be an informative appointment with many notes that will carry over to the remainder of the appointments.  

It will consist of questions and answers to assess anything that might affect the pregnancy or the baby. Some questions posed to you will include: 

  1. Details of the medical history of you and your partner 
  2. Last menstruation to assess possible due date 
  3. Whether there’s a history for twins on either side 
  4. If there’s a history of pregnancy, including abortion or miscarriage 
  5. History of allergies 
  6. Medication list 
  1. History of illness or surgeries 
  2. How you feel concerning the pregnancy, mental health history/it’s essential not to be concerned about sharing; there is only positive support available 
  3. You could be asked about backgrounds, careers, and living arrangements. The question is to ensure no circumstances can affect the pregnancy. 
  • General examination 

As the mom-to-be, you will have routine heart and lung checks with consistent blood pressure monitoring. Many women endure swollen ankles as the pregnancy progresses when the day comes to an end, particularly if you stay on your feet most of the day.  

If you have constant swelling of your feet and hands, consult your midwife or doctor concerning pre-eclampsia. This can develop late in pregnancy, is characterised by swelling, and is related to a rise in blood pressure.  

A mild variation isn’t dangerous but should be treated to avoid progression to a more severe condition. When severe, abdominal pain can develop along with serious headaches and the potential for full eclampsia, in which seizure or convulsions are possible during or following pregnancy. 

Consult your provider with any concerns to ensure consistent monitoring throughout the pregnancy. 

  • Internal examination 

With a first visit, this won’t be likely and perhaps will only be needed maybe once with labour. Still, internal exams are possible to enable the professional to gauge the uterus size to estimate the pregnancy state.

Most prefer an ultrasound with the first and most later visits. Internal exams must be carried out with full permission before proceeding. 

What's Involved with Early Pregnancy Care in London 
  • Weight/height status check 

Your height can roughly estimate the pelvis size. It can sometimes prove to be a challenging delivery if your pelvis is small. The delivery will likely be OK if you’re taller than 5 feet. The professionals will weigh you initially and then regularly, with some clinics checking this with each visit.  

If this is the procedure, try to wear a similar outfit to keep it consistent. Most weight gain will appear after week 20 and will range at roughly 20+ pounds. 

Blood/urine tests  

Blood and urine tests will be required. The blood test on your first visit will assess your blood group and test for anaemia and potential diseases that could harm the fetus. Urine will be taken with each visit to test for sugar and protein. 

Final Thought 

After week 14, you can get the “Sonic aid” test to hear the baby’s heartbeat, and each week after the 16th, you can watch as the baby continues to grow into the little human you will eventually come to know.