Friday, January 19, 2018

Back pain, yoga, stress and exams

HI!

Sorry I have not posted for a while. I currently work officially 220% (70% job, 50% course at one university plus a 100% course at another university). Since this is of course not humanly possible I have a lot of stress. Probably that is the cause of my back pain, which suddenly appeared early in the morning of the 30th of September. Since then I wake up every night/early morning going bonkers. The pain is centered between my shoulder blades but often extends down both sides of my spine.

I have taken up yoga both to help with the back pain and to relieve stress. I do 10-20 minutes every morning, getting up at 6 on working days, and usually my back pain is manageable after that. My condition has also improved, even doing so little. 


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Fitness Activity Tracker Bluetooth 4.0 Smartband Sport Bracelet— €24.29 (Save 33%!)
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There is so much available on the Internet that although I started in October 2017 I haven't done the same routine twice. I vary the yoga with standing ab exercises, pilates and general workouts. Underneath I will give some links to workouts that I found particularly useful. I have stopped doing any kind of lying-down crunches where you have to arch your back because I have the feeling it is hurting my back. So when those exercises come up I keep my head on the ground. This lessens the impact of the exercise but I compensate by doing some extra work. 

So here are some new workouts I liked:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAVECvJFv-k      10 min abs workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R1w-YcubSk  standing abs 10 min workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od0j4aNDGKM    abs workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vnn0qXOrLw&t=5s    10 min yoga workout

Have fun!


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Massage Fast Pain Relief Cream Muscles Joints Essential Oils Ointment 100g — €7.90 (Save 32%!)


100% brand new and high quality Item Type: Massage & Relaxation Model: Pain relief cream Application: Body Specifications: 100g Material: Pure essence of Chinese medicine Shelf life: 3 years Function: 1: arthrite pains cream 2: back pain cream 3: muscle relaxation cream 4: fast relief pain relief creams 5: joint pain cream 6: massage cream for muscle 7: Stiff neck,pains sprains cream 8: Body Massage Cream Products Description: Muscle soreness after exercise, muscle fatigue rub like the next day, allowing you to re-spirit of the times, the effect is magical Oh! Effect that relieve muscle pain, bruising for a variety of pieces, bruises, cervical and lumbar pain and all kinds of sprains, a significant effect rapid and versatile! Both for working people long for neck and back pain caused by a computer, and sports travel enthusiasts relieve joint pain, really worth recommending! No side effects, no dependence, essential supplies for all ages! Ingredients: mint, pure concentrated essence of traditional Chinese medicine Indications: muscle aches, rheumatism, arthritis, sprains, bruises, joint pain in the elderly. Efficacy: stiff neck, bruises, back pain, shoulder pain, muscle pain, muscle fatigue, back pain, bruises, sprains, joint pain in the elderly. Dosage: For external use, apply and gently rub the affected area, increase blood circulation, until completely absorbed, two to three times a day. Caution: Do not defrost the body contact in the eye and skin wounds, if not, please stop using it. This product is for external use only. Quantity: 1pc 100g Package includes: 1PC X Cream
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas gift ideas list for health & fitness freaks

Hi1

Like every year, Christmas always brings a lot of stress, finding the right presents for the right persons. I have taught myself (by error and pain) to start very early and therefore I buy my Christmas gifts throughout the year. However this does not always work since people change their tastes over time, that new gimmick that they want just now was not out yet in February and darn, if he didn't go out and buy that watch himself!

Whatever. Here at any rate is a top-10 (I love top-x lists) list of ideas for Christmas if your loved one happens to like or love health & fitness. Something for every taste, size, age, gender and wallet.

1.  The new super trendy aroma diffuser this deal is only temporary! (might have to change it in the post later):


This aroma diffuser is in stock:

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LED Color Changing Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser Humidifier— €34.00 (Save 33%!)

UPDATE; this just came in and is a super gift idea for your loved one!
I want it! I am just squeezing it in.


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Natural Freshwater Pearl Jewelry Set w/Sterling Silver Chain— €32.55 (Save 73%!)
Give her a gift she's sure to love! This elegant 100% natural freshwater pearl pendant and earrings set with .925 sterling silver chain will enhance any style and shine at every occasion! Wear them at the office, on the town, at special events, or at a casual get-together; these beautiful pearls, are sure to turn heads and produce lots of...


Give her a gift she's sure to love! This elegant 100% natural freshwater pearl pendant and earrings set with .925 sterling silver chain will enhance any style and shine at every occasion! Wear them at the office, on the town, at special events, or at a casual get-together; these beautiful pearls, are sure to turn heads and produce lots of compliments! Available in four gorgeous colors (black, white, pink, or purple), the Natural Freshwater Pearl Jewelry Set w/Sterling Silver Chain also comes in an attractive gift box.
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2. A new and balanced fitness food supplement:


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Nutra Life Digestive Enzymes 60 Caps Supporting healthy digestion, Breaking down fats, carbohydrates— €46.75


3. Last year's most popular item, but many still do not have one: a Smart Watch.




Nutra Life Digestive Enzymes 60 Caps Supporting healthy digestion, Breaking down fats, carbohydrates and proteins The Nutra-Life Story From Small Beginnings - A New Zealand Success Story In July 1984, Michael Thompson, a New Zealand Food Technologist with extensive experience in food technology and the international health food market, purchased Nutra-Life Health & Fitness, a small Australian company begun in 1967 by two young bodybuilders turned businessmen. An experienced entrepreneur, Thompson established Nutra-Life Health & Fitness as a New Zealand based company. Under his direction the company grew rapidly, both in the local market and through its international exports. Initially, Nutra-Life specialised in sports nutrition products which remain a significant part of our business today under the Balance brand. Our products, using New Zealand's natural resources and industry research on protein and energy, have become market leaders with athletes around the world helping them improve performance. Nutra Life Digestive Enzymes 60 Caps made in Newzealand Triple Action Formula. With plant-sourced enzymes. AVAILABLE IN 60 CAPSULES FEATURES & BENEFITS Do you experience indigestion, bloating, gas or fullness after meals? Then you should try Nutra-Life’s Digestive Enzyme formula. The body’s levels of digestive enzymes can become depleted due to stress, poor eating habits and hectic lifestyles. This unique triple action formula combines Kiwifruit enzymes, Ginger and Peppers and Plant enzymes to improve digestion of protein, carbohydrates, fat and milk sugar (lactose). Nutra- Life’s Digestive Enzymes formula also includes the digestive enzymes protease, amylase, lipase and tilactase. Why use Digestive Enzymes? This formula combines special plant-sourced enzymes (Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Tilactase) with a traditional blend of Ayurvedic digestive herbs, in a vegan- friendly capsule. The plant-sourced enzyme combination assists the body in breaking down the three key macronutrients (fats, carbohydrates and proteins), plus the lactose in dairy. The Ayurvedic blend of Ginger, Black pepper and Long pepper has been used for centuries to support digestion and wellbeing. Recommended for Supporting healthy digestion Helping the body to digest lactose Breaking down fats, carbohydrates and proteins Beneficial For: Helping to maintain healthy digestive function Assisting digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates Relief of bloating and gas discomfort Helping digestion of lactose in lactose intolerance Digestive complaints Bloating and indigestion Gas and discomfort Lactose intolerance and malabsorption problems Digestion and maximising nutrient absorption Constipation INGREDIENTS Each capsule provides Herbal extracts equiv. dry Zingiber officinale (Ginger) root 300mg Piper longum (Long pepper) fruit 300mg Herbal extract equiv. fresh Piper nigrum (Black pepper) fruit 300mg Digestive enzymes Amylase 15,000 DU Protease 35,000 HUT Tilactase 2,000 ALU Lipase 800 LipU Papain 50mg Bromelain (84GDU) 70mg Encapsulating aids DOSAGE Adults: Take 1 capsule three times daily with meals, or as directed by your healthcare professional. For best results, and to maintain the effects of enzyme activity, avoid consuming large amounts of liquids with meals. Always read the label. Use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. FORMULATED WITHOUT Animal products, dairy products, egg, artificial colours, artificial flavours, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Suitable for vegans. Precautions and Contra-indications: Patients on prescribed medicines, including warfarin, should consult their doctor before using this product. Pregnancy & breastfeeding: Do not use this product without medical advice. Use with caution in individuals with peptic ulcers Allow 2 hours between taking an antacid and a digestive enzyme
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Smart Watch with Camera Bluetooth 3.0 Support SIM Card TF Card WristWatch— €33.99 (Save 60%!)

4. The absolute must-have for this year! Yoga massage roller. Strenghten the core, reduce stress and tension, smoothe muscles.



GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz , Single Micro SIM Card Bluetooth Dialer, Call Reminder, Bluetooth Call Bluetooth SMS/IM Message Notified 1.56" TFT LCD Touch Screen 240*240 pixels 0.3M Camera, Anti-loss Technology to bind phone Pedometer, Sleep Monitor, Sedentary Reminder Calendar Specification: Network & Connectivity: SIM Card Type: Micro SIM Card Frequency: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0 Display: 1.56 inch TFT LCD, 240 x 240 pixels Video Recording: Not Support Hand-writing: Support Picture Format: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG Music Format: MP3, WAV Function: Bluetooth Dialer, Contacts, Call Reminder, Clock, Anti-loss, Pedometer, Sleep Monitor, Sedentary Reminder, Calendar Battery: 380 mAh Talking Time: 3 Hours Standby Time: 180 Hours SMS: Support USB Port: Mini USB 5pin interface Color: Gold / silver Size: 43.5*40*11.8 (mm) Product Weight: 75g Gravity Sensor: Support Package included: 1x DZ09 smart watch (With original box) 1x User Manual 1x USB Cable Life-level waterproof, sweat-proof, rain-proof, but do not wear it when you are showering and swimming Language support:English, French, Spanish, Russian , Italian, Deutsch, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Portuguese
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Yoga Pilates Massage Fitness Gym Trigger Point Exercise Foam Roller New— €8.49 (Save 37%!)




100% Brand new and high quality. Quantity:1 pc The most popular pilates/yoga trainers, can also do children's sporting goods,swim rod Yoga column can help yoga practitioners to finish the balancing act Can eliminate muscle tension, and strengthen the core muscle strength and flexibility, stretching the muscles and tendons,lipid-lowering toning Durable, High Density, Molded Foam Excellent for a variety of training and rehabilitation exercise Size:About 30cm*14.5cm
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5. This new item is for the stressed as well. Never hurts to give someone a stress relief item.


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Yoga Massage Acupuncture Ball – Free Shipping with Tracking— €8.46 (Save 17%!)
Relieve stress and stimulated trigger point. A simple massage tool helps to stimulate the blood circulation, and relieve muscles tension. Light and easy to carry, conveniently used at any time to relief fatigue. The texture of the ball is delicate and skin friendly designed, won't easily slip away. Effectively improve blood circulation...


6. And now we come to my favorite part: the food! Here is a healthy snack for foodies:



Relieve stress and stimulated trigger point. A simple massage tool helps to stimulate the blood circulation, and relieve muscles tension. Light and easy to carry, conveniently used at any time to relief fatigue. The texture of the ball is delicate and skin friendly designed, won't easily slip away. Effectively improve blood circulation and dredge the fluid deposit in our body. It's solid, focusing on the acupoints and quickly brings you relaxation. MATERIAL PVC DEPTH 70 mm HEIGHT 70 mm WIDTH 70 mm PRODUCT WEIGHT 90 g Free Shipping with Tracking
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Pumpkin Chips— €3.39 (Save 19%!)

More the chocolatey type?



New!! Pumpkin Chips - Healthy snacks for the whole family! This healthy snack food is produced from 100% fresh pumpkins. Through a new process called vacuum fry technology, these all natural pumpkin chips retain their natural color and flavor. Crispy and NO Cholesterol! Weight: 40 grams A Product of Thailand
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Premium Dark Chocolates:300 gm— €3.18

Green coffee is the new health fad! An idea for coffee lovers.



Premium quality handmade Dark Chocolates. Hygienically produced and packed at the source. Always fresh stock with maximum shelf life, guaranteed! Net Weight: 300 gram 3 x 100 gm Pouch packs Warning!: Please DO NOT Order this item on Summer/extremely hot season in your country because, it may melt. Always keep in refrigerator before using to set it hard.
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LEPTIN GREEN COFFEE 1000 GANODERMA— €23.46 (Save 44%!)

7. This is maybe not the newest idea, but still, for those who have not tried it out, the yoga ball is quite stimulating and adds variation to the daily routine. Ball exercises can be found all over the net. 





Leptin Green coffee 1000Plus is the successor of Green Coffee 1000 with updated formula and double action. This supplement is developed from green tea, caffeine and a blend of herbal extracts. Its completely free of drugs. Leptin Green coffee 1000 Plus is improved formula of Green Coffee 1000, is a "drug-free" dietary supplements that was developed from a blend of herbal extracts and Ganoderma, contains about 200 active nutrients, vitamins and minerals including 150+ different antioxidants. The world's first Healthy Coffee has been known to help detoxify the body and help the PH balance. Green Coffee 1000 Plus, curbs your appetite and stimulate your body to burn fat and calories. The herbal extract and minerals used in this product have been gathered from all over the world to make this all natural diet supplements Green Coffee 1000 Plus contains the anti-oxidant qualities necessary to cause thermo genesis which increases the metabolism of fat. Chromium increase carbohydrate burn and metabolic rate and Panax Ginseng helps to maintain energy levels while dieting Ingredients - Coffee - 7.2g - Calcium - 70mg - Chromium Picolinate - 250mcg - Propietary Herbal Bend -700mg (Green tea leaf standardized extract (180 mg antioxidant polyphenols,90mg epigallocatechin gallate [EGCG],50mg naturally occuring caffeine) - Ganoderma lucidum - 500mg - Dietary fiber – 1.5g DIRECTIONS: Take one pack in the morning. CONTENTS: 18 packs of Green coffee 1000+ in a sealed box (18-day supply) IMPORTANT: This product is not suitable for people under the age of 16, patients suffering from cardiac conditions, high blood pressure or diabetes. This product is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women. If there is any sensitivity to this product or if under any medication, please consult your health care physician before use. DISCLAIMER: These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, or to make any claims. As individuals differ, results of this product may differ, even when taking the same dosage. Always consult your health care physician before starting any detoxicated or dietary program.
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Fitness Yoga Ball — €16.53 (Save 22%!)

8. For the die-hards: if you haven't tried out the balance disk yet, you certainly should. Just for variation in your exercise. This mainly targets the waist and hips but also can be used as a spine-twister.



100% brand new and high quality Features: Made of PVC material, safe and antiskid, durable and abrasion resistant. This yoga ball will help you build strength, tone your muscles, greatly increase your flexibility and improve your balance. It fits all ages people of different health. You can choose a variety of training methods as easy, funny and fashionable. It can effectively adjust your posture and make your figure perfect if you insist in using it for a long term. Great for your spine and back health, wonderful for adding focus and energy to your workouts.   Specifications: Material: PVC Color: Purple / Blue / Pink (optional) Diameter: Approx. 45cm / 17.72in Package Size: 28 * 24 * 5cm / 11.02 * 9.45 * 1.97in Quantity: 1Pc Note: Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item. Thank you!
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Fitness non-slip plastic balance board drive to the waist twister disk abdominal exerciser health — €37.39 (Save 20%!)


9. This evergreen can never go wrong. And a luxurious, healthy duo is even better. The company has a lot more chemical-free products to offer as well. Have a look!





Item Type:Braces & Supports Name: Fitness non-slip plastic balance board Material:plastic Material:ABS & TPR Material: pp Color: black Dia: 25 cm Packing: Clor box DESCRIPTION OF GOODS MAGNETIC HEALTHY FIGURE TRIMMER 1,PP material with magnetic & massage; 2,dia 25cm. Details: Fitness non-slip plastic balance board 1.Therapeutic wobble board, for exercising balance, coordination and responsiveness. 2.The surface is structured in such a way as to provide further sensory stimulation. The balance board helps you enhance your level of functional fitness, develop your core muscles and improve your level of body awareness.
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Healthy Hair Duo,both the Shampoo and Conditioning Rinse in this Healthy Hair Duo - (Made in USA)— €27.20 (Save 33%!)
There are alternatives to chemical filled hair care products and you just found them! Get both the Shampoo and Conditioning Rinse in this Healthy Hair Duo at a discount! ​As with all Body Food products, these are free of chemical additives, fillers, or preservatives!

10. And this I really cannot let be: it is always great to offer a gift basket. Who doesn't love them? There are many, many, many available. I have selected five different healthy gift baskets with differing themes:

Elmo's baby basket with 7 different baby items

Housewarming gift basket filled with practical items

Peony Vanilla Spa Set  lovely luxury basket

Eco Balance Basket  with botanical extracts

And this one, I would really not mind finding it under MY Christmas tree 😄 ;



There are alternatives to chemical filled hair care products and you just found them! Get both the Shampoo and Conditioning Rinse in this Healthy Hair Duo at a discount! ​As with all Body Food products, these are free of chemical additives, fillers, or preservatives! Remember, these are chemical-free products without any synthetic additives commonly found in mainstream hair care products. You may find that there is an adjustment period as you get used to not having your hair stripped and coated. If you don't get the results you desire using the shampoo and conditioner as a set, try using them separately in conjunction with your other favorite hair care products. Also, make sure you are using enough product. Again, because these are not full of chemical additives to help disseminate through-out the hair (especially long hair), you must apply to all sections of the hair and scalp to make sure the hair is well saturated.
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Mandarin and Magnolia Spa Basket— €33.96 (Save 20%!)

Okay, just one more now that we are on the Spa track: Set of 12 aromatherapy essential oils a great gift for anyone that loves going natural. These are essential oils, not fragrance oils. Fragrance oils smell nice but they do not give any therapeutic results. 
Happy shopping!






Revive your senses with the bright and delightful scents of mandarins and magnolias. This woven spa basket contains all the essentials for a spa-worthy relaxation session right in your own bathroom. Set includes: 3.5 oz. bath crystals, 1.7 oz. soap, 8.4 fl oz. cream bath, 8.4 fl oz. shower gel and 1.7 fl oz. body cream. PRODUCT SPECIFICATION: Material(s): Willow. Quantity 1 SET Weight 3 pounds Dimensions 11" x 6" x 12"
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Yoga as stress relief and body toning

Hi!

Yes, I am still doing exercises every morning and feeling so happy about it! Most days I wake to intense back pain (which I attribute to too much stress) and yoga definitely helps the pain to go away, but also it stimulates my brain and gets me off to a running start. I always do exercise first, have a shower and then breakfast (yoghurt, muesli and fresh fruit; later in the morning I usually take half a (whole-grain) bun with cheese and turkey breast). Eating just before exercise does not go well with me. I do drink 1-2 glasses of lemon water (water in which we put lemon slices overnight) when I wake up.

Just for fun I have now also tried out some fitness programs instead of just yoga. I notice that my whole body is tightening up. My abs are less flab, my bum is firmer (though not any less scrawny) and my arms and legs are more muscular. I also feel less tired and have more energy. All in all, only positive news! The downside is since I do different routines every morning I always have muscle pain. But I find that rewarding. At least I can feel that I am doing something!

Also I am still using the Ab Gymnic belt regularly and feel that it helps for muscle tone. I am considering buying a second one so I can do both arms/legs at the same time. They aren't expensive so it is actually a no-brainer, just have to get around to it.

Here are links to some of the videos I have tried out and really liked:

Boho 17 min yoga workout

Boho 10 min full body yoga workout

Bikini fitness pilates 10 min workout

This one's a 15 min buner! Cardio core

Oh no! Disaster has struck! Exfoliative cheilitis.

Hi!

Here I am thinking I am doing other people a favor and it turns out to be a mess. I have written about this propolis product that is still keeping my exfoliative cheilitis under control. It flares up a bit now and then with some peeling but I very seldom have cracks or red, irritated skin around the lips anymore. However I was approached by a desperate person wanting to know about this cure and when I tried to link it to her it was not there anymore. Help! I still have a reserve bottle but the current one is almost finished. I am going to look very hard for an alternative and I will see if I can contact the original seller. Hang in there, if I find something I will post!

I am going to try this one: Propolis honey paste but I cannot say anything about it until I have tried it.




Thursday, November 2, 2017

Back pain and yoga

Hi!

I haven't posted for a while due to being busy. I am always busy, but the past 3 months more than usual: I work 70%, I have a 50% distance course in Malmö going on and a 100% distance course in Karlstad as well. It gets to be pretty much. The good news is that after New Year it will be much quieter because I will only have work and the 50% course. So I am holding out...
Time will heal all wounds!


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Watches Women Brand Gold Heart— €12.99 (Save 17%!)


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Having said that, a few weeks ago I suddenly woke up on Saturday morning and had a whale of a back pain. It has been following me ever since. Starts somewhere early in the morning and often prevents me from sleeping further. It then diffuses into the background when I start moving.

I have not been doing anything but walking since the summer, probably due to hormonal changes that make me tired and cranky and totally listless at times. Will write a post on that separately when I have done some research. But a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to start a yoga class after work and that has been great. So great that now when we have a week of vacation I have decided to do a yoga workout first thing every morning. My back pain has not been less, but it goes away when I get active. I have tried different workouts and love the more challenging ones. This morning for instance I did a Pilates/yoga combi that really worked the abs and legs. I was shaking like a leaf afterwards but it felt great!


(Pic: Pixabay showing Dove pose)
I am thinking of getting up earlier and doing yoga each morning before going to work.



I will post some good yoga workouts here. It will take some time and work though. Keep ya posted! If you have good tips for the back pain leave me a comment!

Pic from Pixabay showing the Bridge pose. Strenuous but rewarding. Background looks somewhat like my beloved Aruba. Wish I was there now. It's shitty weather in Sweden.

Monday, August 28, 2017

I have a cure for exfoliative cheilitis (chronic peeling and cracking of the lips)

HI!

I have written several posts about exfoliative cheilitis, which is chronical cracking and peeling of the lips. I don't know if everyone who has it also has a feeling that the inside of your mouth is burned, but I had that. Very annoying not in the least because food and drink do not taste good. That has also gone away. I used a medicine called Andolex to anesthesize it, but I don't have to use that anymore.

Although I have found a cure that keeps it under control, so that people do not notice it, it has not gone away forever; I need to apply salve regularly to keep my lips moist and I have to use my cure regularly. At times I have forgotten it for up to a week without a problem; other times I start getting peeling lips within 24 hours if I don't apply the liquid.


I tried at least 30 different medicines and treatments, including doing nothing (did not work!), vitamins and special diets. Nothing worked and some even worsened the problem, for instance that the skin under my nose and my mouth would get red and itchy and burning. Then I would need to apply make-up to cover it and that would make it even worse. What a nightmare!

But since I found this product on the Internet and started applying it, I have not had a real problem anymore. My lips sometimes do peel a bit, but it is not very visible and they are generally normal. It started in November 2015 and I had a grimace instead of a smile because the condition makes your lips tense; if you smile widely they crack open. I started using the product in May 2017; my lips were back in their normal condition in a week and have been ok ever since. So what is this fabulous product?
Bee propolis and I particularly use this one from Russia:


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A-P-V Tentorium (15 ml) — €12.60
Natural multipurpose product that will protect you from microbial aggression. Suits for all family members. BENEFITS: Propolis has been known since the ancient times. It was used in Ancient Egypt. Translated from Greek, propolis means “before city”, it is also known in folklife culture as bee glue, for it is a valuable construction...


Natural multipurpose product that will protect you from microbial aggression. Suits for all family members. BENEFITS: Propolis has been known since the ancient times. It was used in Ancient Egypt. Translated from Greek, propolis means “before city”, it is also known in folklife culture as bee glue, for it is a valuable construction material and reliable protection of a hive! People value propolis for its exceptional antimicrobial properties. If you hold it in your mouth for a while, you will feel slight numbing of tongue and gums. This resinous substance relieves the pain 52 times more effectively than Novocain does. Purified water in “A-P-V” content makes the balm light and nice to taste. Water base of “A-P-V” makes its use accessible to children and drivers of transportation means. “A-P-V” is pretty much irreplaceable on a trip. You can use it as a medical chest. The balm helps cope with consequences of cuts and other minor injuries, tooth and gum inflammations. If you keep adding the balm to beverages continuously, you will significantly fortify your immune system! All this makes “A-P-V” an ultimate family product! INGREDIENTS: - Native propolis - purified water USE: Internal: for the immune system fortification purposes – 1 for immune system reinforcement 1 dessertspoon 3 times per day, 15-20 minutes before meal during 1-1.5 months; External: for antiseptic purposes – apply to an intended skin area using clean cloth
15 USD InStock

I have no idea if another propolis product also would work. I will try it out. This product is a liquid; I apply Decubal salve to my lips and put 1-2 drops of Propolis on that and kind of smear it out. It smells and tastes of honey but it is bitter.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Exfoliative cheilitis update; I have found a cure!

Hi!

 Much has happened since my last post in this area.  I have had an allergy test ( 4 days with 2 large stickers on your back, no needles thank god) but was not allergic to anything (strange, I can think up some things though. Dishwashing liquid. Boring speakers. Delayed trains. A bank which cannot take cash. Anything which will put up my spikes.)



I have been trying this product for a week now:

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A-P-V Tentorium (2x=15 ml+15ml) — €13.34
Natural multipurpose product that will protect you from microbial aggression. Suits for all family members. BENEFITS: Propolis has been known since the ancient times. It was used in Ancient Egypt. Translated from Greek, propolis means “before city”, it is also known in folklife culture as bee glue, for it is a valuable construction...

.....and it is working! It started working directly the second day, and although it goes slowly, by now I am not peeling anymore! My lips are still slightly hard on the outside edges but it seems to be getting less every day. I have stopped using the Daktacort and my lips look completely normal. I apply two drops of the liquid twice a day, let it dry and then put a moisturizer over it (Debucal, calendula salve or aloe lip balm). A few weeks ago I had to use lipstick and foundation to cover up the mess. And now it is like it was all a bad dream. 


Natural multipurpose product that will protect you from microbial aggression. Suits for all family members. BENEFITS: Propolis has been known since the ancient times. It was used in Ancient Egypt. Translated from Greek, propolis means “before city”, it is also known in folklife culture as bee glue, for it is a valuable construction material and reliable protection of a hive! People value propolis for its exceptional antimicrobial properties. If you hold it in your mouth for a while, you will feel slight numbing of tongue and gums. This resinous substance relieves the pain 52 times more effectively than Novocain does. Purified water in “A-P-V” content makes the balm light and nice to taste. Water base of “A-P-V” makes its use accessible to children and drivers of transportation means. “A-P-V” is pretty much irreplaceable on a trip. You can use it as a medical chest. The balm helps cope with consequences of cuts and other minor injuries, tooth and gum inflammations. If you keep adding the balm to beverages continuously, you will significantly fortify your immune system! All this makes “A-P-V” an ultimate family product! INGREDIENTS: - Native propolis - purified water USE: Internal: for the immune system fortification purposes – 1 for immune system reinforcement 1 dessertspoon 3 times per day, 15-20 minutes before meal during 1-1.5 months; External: for antiseptic purposes – apply to an intended skin area using clean cloth
14.5 USD InStock

UPDATE January 17th 2018: the reason there is no pic anymore is that the product is no longer sold there. However I have contacted the seller and I can order the product directly from them. If you are interested in buying it just contact me at freeteecee66@gmail.com. It is not really a cure, for I still have to use it every day and my lips peel now and then, but at least the problem is not visible anymore. No irritated red skin, no cracking or bleeding, no strangely crooked smiles.