Archive for January, 2010
I was given the opportunity as a Global Influence Member to shed the light on the fact that January is National Thyroid Awareness Month.
What is a Thyroid?
The thyroid is a small gland located in the middle of the lower neck, which produces hormones that regulate many functions including temperature, weight gain, and weight loss. Many Americans experience various problems with the functioning of their thyroid. Some red flags to watch for are:
- sudden weight gain or increase in body fat
- inability to lose weight despite proper diet and exercise
- fatigue, insomnia or restless sleep, anxiety or panic attacks
- gas, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation
- chronic sinusitis or lingering infections
It is important that people experiencing these warning signs see their physician to learn more.
For most of those that know me, know that my daughter was diagnosed with a thyroid problem after birth ( hypothyroidism). Since that time, I’ve studied up, joined support groups, and with the knowledge I know now, I’m more assured in the programs out there to help my child.
One online resource for those interested is the Fibro 360 Community – Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Center. This online community not only offers a network of support, but also resources to those seeking more information about fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and related disorders including those concerning the thyroid.
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To enter, please visit the Fibro 360 Community on Facebook and become a fan, then let me know in the comments back here. Would you like a bonus entry? Let me know that you follow @Fibro360 on Twitter!
Contest ends January 31st at 11:59 p.m. EST.
I adore Charm bracelets, they are fun and tell a story, if you so choose for them too. I’ve really been thinking about working on my own special bracelet that tells the story of my life after marriage thus far. A few charms I might add are a Marriage Certificate Charm, an Painter’s Palate and Brush Charm (to represent my love for art and how my career has blossomed since I’ve been married), a baby charm (to symbolize the birth of our first daughter), followed by a music note (…since her name is Melody), and the list goes on.
Valentines Day is among us so I was given the opportunity to review a sterling silver Garnet Bracelet with Crystal Hearts from the Charm Factory. I chose to go with Garnet since it’s my birthstone and such a great color! This bracelet came in a lovely gift box, perfect for giving to the recipient and storing the bracelet in after wear.
I am not entirely delicate and careful when wearing jewelry and usually with as much wear as I give most of my bracelets, they end up falling off and needing repaired in a short time. This was not the case at all with this bracelet even with all the tugging from my toddler. Top quality indeed and with it being sterling silver, I don’t have to worry about my bracelet becoming dull and dingy.
Valentines Day is right around the corner, so a big shout out to the guys out there, it’s not the cost of the gift that matters, it’s the thought that goes behind it that’s why Charm bracelets are the most ideal special gifts to be treasured for a lifetime.
I would recommend checking out the Heart Charm bracelets which are available right now at The Charm Factory for $24.99. These bracelets come in every birthstone color as well as silver and a mix of joyful colors.
I am very impressed with the quality and would not hesitate to purchase from a Charm Factory in the future. I highly recommend them as perfect gifts for mother, daughter, sisters, and special friends!
**Special Promo** Receive a free I Love You Red Heart Charm with any purchase. Just type “Connected” in the Special Instructions box at checkout, and the charm will automatically be added to your order for free.