Friday, January 8, 2016
With my recent move, it flared up again. This time was different, though. It was also coupled with a pinched nerve in my leg. No amount of time with my heating pad would ease the pain, and it was excruciating. I tried all the usual over-the-counter pain medications - aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and then naproxen. The only thing that offered me just a bit more mobility was the naproxen, though it left me so groggy and "loopy" the next day, that I could only take it occasionally.
This trial and error went on for months, including several visits to the chiropractor. Yet, nothing worked. It was becoming completely unbearable, and was holding me back from doing anything but the simplest of tasks. Hence, setting up the new household and finishing the move, had to be put on hold. It was driving me crazy.
Then, one day, lo and behold, a package of Lakota products arrived for my review. I felt like I had been blessed by the Universe! These products are all natural, so I had no concerns with trying them.
Included in the package were the following products:
Triple Action Back Pain Caplets
The instructions on the bottle recommend taking two of these, twice daily, so I immediately took the first two. They were easy to swallow, and had basically no flavor.
About five minutes later, I started to feel my body releasing tension. I was amazed. I hadn't felt the sensation of my body relaxing in... well, I don't even know how long. It felt fabulous.
Over the next week, I continued taking the recommended dosage. Each day, the pain subsided more and more, and my body became more and more relaxed.
On the eighth day, I decided to check in with my body, and didn't take any more for two whole days. I needed to know if these effects would continue, or if I would relapse. I found that the previously realized effects continued, so I was thrilled.
The day of this writing is now the tenth day, and I have decided to continue for one more week. With the benefits that I have already been experiencing, I am convinced that this will give me the "support" that I've needed to kick this flare-up!
I can easily recommend these for anyone who is struggling with back pain.
Roll-on Back Pain Reliever
This is a topical gel, that can be applied at the source of the pain. I used this at the source of the pinched nerve, and also rolled it along the entire trail of the pain, down the length of my leg.
It applies in a thin layer, and dries in moments. It has a mild, menthol-y aroma. Upon my first application, I was surprised to feel a cooling sensation. It contains a pepper extract, so I had expected to feel heat. Later applications made me realize, though, that it could go either way. Sometimes it felt cool, sometimes it felt warm. Either way, it worked to alleviate the pain of that pinched nerve. I was, again, thrilled to feel such relief.
The recommended application for this is once every four hours, as needed. I regularly found an application to last longer than this, though. So, I usually only needed to apply it twice in a day.
This, too, is something I would highly recommend, for anyone with back pain.
Lakota PM Pain Relief Caplets
If you have issues with pain, then you may be aware of the pain/stress connection. The more pain you have, the more your stress increases. The more your stress increases, the more your pain increases. It is a vicious cycle.
For me, all the body stress I had been carrying around for so long, was preventing me from getting a good night's sleep. Most nights were spent tossing and turning until about four in the morning. This had been going on for a very long time, so I was happy to try these, too.
I found the effects to be surprising. I didn't get groggy from taking them. Again, it was that amazing sense of relaxation that got me. It helped me to remember what it had been like to lay down at night, and just naturally relax into a good night's sleep. I fell asleep several hours earlier than I had been. I also woke up earlier, feeling refreshed and at ease, without any "hangover" effect.
Again, these are something I can easily recommend. They worked for me, in an extreme case.
Lakota Roll-on Muscle Pain Reliever
After my last visits to the chiropractor, I noticed the muscles along my spine were a bit stiff and sore. So, I occasionally would use this on those muscles. It helped, without a doubt. I cannot stress enough how natural these products do feel. It's not at all like you are applying something foreign to mask the symptoms. It feels like it just gently prods the body's own natural systems into gear, and starts its healing. I don't even realize I'm using something, when I do. It really feels like my own body is doing it, and it feels so good.
Still, I know better. The vast improvements I have experienced, wouldn't have happened had I not had these Lakota products. The previous months of suffering have proven this to me.
Lakota Canine Joint Care
We have two dogs, Genie and Mojo, both of which are about 11 years old now. Mojo is a lab. He has had hip problems, so we have been trying different glucosamine products for several years, trying to find something he would take. He's hated it all, spitting everything out, regardless of whether it was wrapped in meat or cheese, disguised as a treat, sprinkled on his food, or anything else.
So, needless to say, I was shocked when he agreed to take these. The pills are cute, shaped like little dog bones, so there is no mistaking them for something else. Both dogs chew them easily, and leave no crumbs behind. I have no idea what it is about these that finally got Mojo to succumb, but I am glad to have finally found something.
Other products in this package included Lakota Joint Care Capsules and Maximum Strength Muscle Pain Capsules.
I just can't say enough about these products. Aside from the above-mentioned things, there is still so much more. Lakota is a family-owned company, backed with a clear knowledge of healing. Yes, I said healing. Not only do these all-natural products work to alleviate both stress and pain, they also work to rebuild connective tissue. To me, that's the way it should be.
Now, for my wonderful readers, coming soon, a fabulous giveaway of Lakota products! Watch for it in an upcoming post!
You can find out more about Lakota products on their website.
As with anything, if you are on prescribed medications, or have certain health issues, please consult with your doctor before use.
I would like to sincerely thank the Lakota company for the opportunity to review these products. The effects have enhanced my quality of life, and given me a great sense of relief. For this I am truly grateful.
Disclosure: I received these products for free, to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own, and are based upon my personal experience.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Today brings the chance to dream a little dream. The dream of a luxurious vacation! Imagine, walking along the beach in the Bahamas with your bestie, Margarita in hand, feeling the warm sand under your feet, the ocean breezes caressing your hair...
Or, you could be sitting in a Swiss spa, getting the royal treatment with your daughter, after a lovely site-seeing trip by train...
Or, you might like to dream of sitting in a private cabana on the Caribbean, with your significant other, sharing some of the excitement of island hopping together...
With a win from today's sweepstakes, you could be sitting in the lap of luxury, enjoying doing any one of these things!
In the meantime, until these dreams come true, here's a little something you can practice before you go. Sing it to someone who must inevitably be left behind, to let them know how heartbroken you are to be heading off to your luxurious vacation with someone else... hehe... Sure you are.
New Year, New You! Sweepstakes
* Grand prize is a Seven night trip for two to Freeport, Bahamas. Includes air fare, accommodations at the Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort, and daily on-site meals and non-alcoholic beverages. Total ARV $4,926.
One entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 21 or older. Ends February 29, 2016.
Ricola Call in Well Sweepstakes
You may enter this sweepstakes by either texting the word RICOLA to short code 74700, or by calling 1-855-4-WELLDAY and leaving a brief message telling them how you would spend your "well day."
* Grand prize is a four day/three night trip for two to Zermatt, Switzerland. Includes aire fare, accommodations at Aristella Swissflair Hotel and Apartments, two mountain railways tickets, entrance for two to the Matterhorn Museum, and an appointment for two at the Aristella Spa and Wellness Center. Total ARV $5,500.
* 60 First prizes, each a check for $500.
One entry per person/phone number per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends February 29, 2016.
Travel Channel The Trip 2016 Sweepstakes
This sweeps allows two entries per day. With your second entry, you will also receive an entry into the weekly drawing.
* Grand prize is a 12 day/11 night trip for two to the Bahamas. Includes air fare, two or three nights accommodations at each of five islands, various tours, meals, and activities at each island, $25,000 spending money, and so much more. Total ARV $100,000.
In lieu of the Grand Prize, winner may instead choose a $75,000 cash option.
* One weekly prize winner each week will win a GoPro Hero+. ARV $200, each.
Two entries per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 21 or older. Ends March 25, 2016.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Today brings back around one of those prizes that never goes out of style, one of those things that everyone can use, and yet, one of those things that would certainly be such a thrill to win! Here, you have the chance to win three large sums of cash! Top prizes for these sweeps are $10,000, $25,000, and (wowza!) $50,000!
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One entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18 or older. Ends June 30, 2016.
$25,000 Chance for Cash Sweepstakes
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* Grand prize is $25,000. ARV $25,000.
One entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 13 or older. Ends January 31, 2016.
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Monday, January 4, 2016
As we leap into the new year, today's sweepstakes offer the opportunity to win something new for the house. As far as houses go, it seems that there is always something one could use. I have not known this to ever end. Still, if you're like me, it keeps life challenging, and is a fun project to work on in daily life.
Yet, there are so many things that one could spend on, that it sometimes comes down to prioritizing. Which job cannot wait? Which thing would I really like to do? What is the spending budget available for any given project? What's on sale? Or, as is the case today, what could I win?
Perhaps the cupboards and doors could use some new hardware. If so, here is your chance to win it! Maybe your home entertainment could use some upgrading. What luck! Today, you have the chance to win that, too! Then, again, the furniture may be just plain worn out. Guess what? With today's sweepstakes, you could even win some new furniture!
Wow. A win from one of these, would certainly make choosing the next project so much easier!
Rocky Mountain Veranda Sweepstakes
* Grand prize is a $1,000 Rocky Mountain Hardware gift card. ARV $1,000.
One entry per person. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are at least the legal age of majority. Ends February 29, 2016.
Treasure Cave Cheese " Big Game Squares" Promotion
For this game, you are assigned a "Prize Determination Square" each time you enter. Winning squares will be announced during the "Big Game," one at the end of each quarter, scheduled on February 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time.
* Grand prize consists of two $1,250 Best Buy gift cards and a year's supply of Treasure Cave cheese (awarded at the end of the final quarter). Total ARV $2,708.
* 1,500 first prizes (500 awarded at the end of each of the first three quarters), each a Treasure Cave cheese voucher. ARV $4, each.
Limit of three prizes per person.
One "Prize Determination Square" per person/email address/mailing address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D. C., at least 18 and the age of majority as of January 1, 2016. Ends February 4, 2016.
Ethan Allen Dreamstakes 2016
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