Five Dogs, Five Walks

Five Dogs, Five Walks

Does your dog pull on the lead, chase everything that moves, bark and lunge at dogs, or make your walk an ordeal for any other reason? Then join me on Sunday 25th April, 6.30pm UK time, for a special live-streamed series Five Dogs, Five Walks.

You’ll witness some of the most challenging dog walks, in real-time, with professional trainers and behaviourists from Adolescent Dogs, my favourite dog-training platform. My seven-month-old fast-growing puppy, Orson, definitely needs it..! This is him on one of our recent walks…

puppy pulling a a lead

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Different Dogs, Different Issues

The head trainers and behaviourists from Adolescent Dogs, Mike Newland and Jenny Trigg, have selected 5 different dogs to follow on their daily walk. You’ll be able to observe how these dogs – each with a different issue – are managed, and which exercises their owners should follow to improve their walking experience.

The Dogs Featuring in the Series:

1) A Poodle that’s scared of people, ‘barking mad’ at anyone who approaches

2) A Jack Russell that loves to chase cars and bicycles

3) A German Shepherd who lunges and barks at other dogs, dragging their owner behind

4) A Border Terrier that is obsessed with playing with other dogs, screeching in excitement whenever he sees a dog

5) A Working Cocker Spaniel puppy that’s getting used to walks in new environments, full of challenging sights and scents.

Personally, I can’t wait to watch and learn from the series. Our German Shepherd Orson is a highly excitable puppy who loves socialising with people and dogs, and as he’s getting stronger every day, our walks are becoming increasingly difficult.

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Real-Life Training Full of Challenges

What is unique about this series is that Mike and Jenny will be broadcasting the walks in real-time, in an environment full of distractions, with no option to edit the videos. You will therefore have a chance to watch what they will do if things get ‘out of hand’.

I must say that I find this approach of the trainers rather courageous. The internet is full of dog training videos, but not every dog professional dares to stream their training live, as there are many things that could go wrong when dealing with reactive dogs. It is undoubtedly going to be an exciting series full of challenging situations.

Challenges on walks

Training Plan for Each Dog

As Jenny and Mike walk the dogs and deal with all sorts of situations, they will implement specific training exercises tailored to each dog’s needs. All these exercises will be available as video tutorials on the Adolescent Dogs‘ online academy.

Live Chat During the Streamed Walks

Each episode of Five Dogs Five Walks will be streamed as a live webinar, which means that you will be able to chat with the trainers while they walk the dogs, and get your questions answered. All this will be available for playback anytime later, so you can rewatch the videos when convenient.

How to Watch ‘Five Dogs, Five Walks’

If you are a member of the Adolescent Dogs’ VIP club, like I am, you can watch all episodes for free and replay them any time you want.

If you are not a member, you can sign up here, with an option of a seven-day free trial. During that time you can watch as many training videos as you like, and ask the trainers any questions you have about your dog. Jenny and Mike will give you feedback on your training and help you build a training plan.

Send Your Training Videos for Feedback

You can send the trainers from Adolescent Dogs your videos for feedback and advice by posting them in their Facebook community group. I regularly send them my training videos with Orson, and always get useful feedback from them. Here is an example of a video that I sent them:

I made this video after watching one of Adolescent Dogs‘ training videos on how to improve impulse control and make your dog calmer. The training video was a part of their 30-day video series called Calm Canine Challenge, which you can watch as a part of your 7-day free trial, or can access anytime if you’re a member already.

A Special Discount

If, after the first free 7 days, you would like to continue with your VIP Club membership (which you can cancel any time), then you can claim 50% off your first month by using the coupon code LUCIE50 at the checkout. Just sign up here, and apply the code at the checkout.

Adolescent Dogs Online Academy

Let’s Meet in the Members-Only Group

It would be lovely to meet you and your dogs as fellow members in Adolescent Dogs’ members-only Facebook group, which you can join as soon as you sign up. If you do, please look me up, I’d be delighted. You’ll find me under my maiden name Lucie Rejchrtova. Below is an example of how I get feedback from the trainers. Remember that you can also reach out to them with any question as a part of your free trial.

Adolwescent Dogs Facebook Support Page
Adolescent Dogs Facebook Support Page

Shares and Comments

I hope that this post will help you and your dog to have much nicer walks together. Feel free to share it with anyone you know that may find it useful. And, if you’d like to leave a comment or ask me a question, scroll further down to the comments form.

More Puppy Videos?

If you’d like to see some fun videos of Orson, including some of him as a tiny puppy, visit his page called Orson’s Videos. Enjoy!

BY LUCIE DUN

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Orson’s Videos

Orson’s Videos

On this page, you will find a selection of videos featuring my special friend Orson. He is a working-line German Shepherd who came to live with us in November 2020.

Here you’ll see Orson as a tiny puppy, including photos of him in the actual advert when he was just a few days old, and when I came to view him at 6 weeks of age.

This is a collage of photos from that irresistible and often hilarious phase between two and three months of age. They grow so incredibly fast, so I am glad I captured some of the moments. 

Orson’s frolickings in a dog agility tunnel. 

This video is a result of me giving in to an over-enthusiastic puppy who insisted on joining in every time I rolled out the yoga mat..! 😉

If you’d like to leave a comment or ask a question, just scroll down the page. You can also visit Orson’s YouTube channel for more videos. Enjoy!

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Is Vitamix Worth It?

Is Vitamix Worth It?

Is Vitamix worth it? In this review, I’ll describe the pros and cons of this popular blender and my experience with it. To start with, I was considering getting a Vitamix blender for several years already, but I was reluctant because the price seemed rather over the top to me. I had a common blender for my soups and sauces, and a Nutribullet for making my smoothies.

The Nutribullet could blend my smoothies pretty well, so I didn’t really understand what the fuss about Vitamix was all about. However, when a close friend of mine got her Vitamix and I was able to witness directly what this machine was capable of, I finally made my decision, started putting some cash aside each month, and eventually purchased the model 3500 from the Ascent series. There are many different models and sizes of the Vitamix blenders, so it’s a good idea to take your time and select your favourite. For me, the A3500 ticks all the boxes and shall explain why in this review.

Vitamix A3500

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Product: Vitamix Ascent 3500

Dimensions: 20.5 x 28 x 43 cm

Container Capacity: 2 litres

Main Benefits: Eating healthier and enjoying it

Price: $599.95 or £695

Available from: Amazon US / Amazon UK

My Rating: 9 out of 10

Much More Than Just Smoothies

Compared to the standard blenders, I was highly impressed by the spectrum of possibilities that this blender offers.

Unlike Nutribullet, you can throw huge frozen chunks of fruit or veggies (or plenty of ice cubes made of water, lemon or lime juice) into your Vitamix and the blades will pulverize it within seconds, releasing the flavor as well as making the drink nice and chilled.

The Vitamix completely won me over when I made my first Tahini, which tasted even better than the one from the health food shop. The only ingredients I needed were lightly toasted sesame seeds, (not even oil), and the result was a real, fragrant and tasty tahini. The essential ingredient for homemade hummus and halva!

Tahini made with Vitamix

My first Tahini made in Vitamix

Another great surprise was ice cream, which Vitamix can make in about 30 – 50 seconds. I made a really nice vegan chocolate ice cream, and my – very picky! – husband said it tasted better than his favourite Booja Booja vegan ice cream.

Chocolate ice cream made with Vitamix

Straight after the chocolate ice cream, I made frozen yogurt (with greek yogurt and frozen pineapple pieces) sweetened with agave syrup. The memories of me sitting at my favourite frozen yogurteria came back instantly, and what I spooned out of my Vitamix tasted at least as good, of not better, as the high-street treat.

Frozen yogurt made in a Vitamix
Frozen yogurt made in Vitamix A3500

Freshly made frozen yogurt

Superfood Breakfast

And now to actual smoothies: My husband and I are completely addicted to our morning elixirs of life. The best thing is that you can smuggle the healthiest of ingredients into a really tasty smoothie.  Spinach, turmeric, spirulina, Chia seeds, cashews, even flaxseed oil…basically all the superfoods you can think of, which you probably wouldn’t fancy consuming on their own.

You can throw frozen chunks of fruit or vegetables or several cups of ice-cubes into the Vitamix jug without worrying about straining the machine; the strong blades will smash it within seconds. If you do the same with standard blenders, you may end up with a chunky drink, not the cloud-like, velvety smoothie that you get from Vitamix. Plus, you might damage the regular blenders by forcing them to process the hard parts, such as ice cubes or frozen fruit or veg.

Vitamix green smoothie ingredients

Our morning green supersmoothie – before

Vitamix green smoothie
Vitamix green smoothie

Our morning green supersmoothie – after

Blueberry smoothie made in Vitamix

A heavenly blueberry smoothie

Delicious drinks like this will help you kick start the day and keep you energized and in a good mood for much longer than a coffee or tea would do. Plus, it’s so much more nutritious, healthier option than caffeinated drinks. I can’t deny my love of good quality coffee, but after learning what happens in your body after ingesting caffeine (see my article The Physiological Effects of Caffeine) I now treat myself to coffee only once in a while. I also stopped craving coffee since starting a regular meditation practice, which I’ve written about in the post The Physical and Psychological Benefits of Meditation)

How About Nutribullet?

A friend asked me why I got Vitamix when I already have the much cheaper Nutribullet to make my smoothies. Let’s make it clear – I really like Nutribullet and bought one in 2013. It does make great smoothies. I recollect with fondness my morning journeys to college on the London bus, while slowly sipping my freshly made Nutribullet smoothies which energized and kept me well focused in my class, and kept me going for hours.

However, unlike Vitamix, Nutribullet doesn’t crush ice cubes or whole chunks of frozen food. It certainly cannot create ready-to-serve ice cream or steaming-hot soup. It can mill nuts, but it cannot create nut butters or crate a creamy consistency out of seeds. I realised that after making my first (and I must say, amazing) tahini in the Vitamix.

You’ll Start Eating Healthier Spontaneously

The amount of stuff that you can make with Vitamix is mind-blowing. You can base your whole diet on it, and you’ll naturally start eating in a much healthier way, while genuinely enjoying your creations. You can make nut butters (e.g. peanut, cashew, almond butter), guacamole, tahini, hummus, baby food, all sorts of sauces, bread and cake dough, and soups.

Vitamix can actually make a steaming-hot soup in about 6 minutes thanks to the high-power friction of the blades. I haven’t tried this feature yet, because I prefer chunkier soups made with a hand blender, and somehow I don’t want to become too lazy with my cooking, but if I’m ever stuck for time, I know the option is there.

You can also use the Vitamix for chopping. Juts drop the food (e.g. onion, garlic) through the small hole at the top of the container into already spinning blades. The blender can mill seeds and grind spices as well.

Hundreds of Recipes

With your Vitamix, you’ll get a free recipe book, and you can also follow plenty of great recipes on the Vitamix website. Youtube is also full of creative ideas. Discovering all the recipe possibilities is enjoyable and exciting, and I recommend creating a folder with your favourite recipes, because you are very likely to use them frequently.

Here the recipe categories listed on the Vitamix website:

Vitamix recipes
Vitamix recipes

As an example, I’ve selected two delicious smoothie recipes from the Vitamix website.

Important warning: This recipe has been designed for a high-performance blender, such as the Vitamix A3500. If you are using a non-Vitamix blender, please check carefully whether your blender is powerful enough to process hard, frozen parts, otherwise you may damage your device. For example, you cannot use these recipes in a Nutribullet.

tropical escape smoothie by Vitamix
Going Green Smoothie by Vitamix

Regarding the ‘Directions’ section in these two recipes, (after ‘Ingredients’) please note that with the model A3500 you won’t have to increase the speed manualy (unless you wish to.) You can use the smoothie preset – i.e. simply press one button and everything will be done for you, including the speed increase. Also, the blender will stop on its own after 50 seconds, so you can go away from the blender and do something else.

Smootjie preset on Vitamix A3500

The Vitamix App – Even More Recipes and Presets

As this was not enough, you can explore over 600 recipes on the Vitamix app that you can download for free. Below is a screenshot from my mobile, presenting the app. Using your mobile or iPad, you can pair the app with your Vitamix blender via Bluetooth.

Apart from a crazy amount of recipes, the app will also give you 17 preset programs. The Vitamix Ascent 3500 comes with five preset programs for smoothies, hot soups, frozen desserts, spreads, and self-cleaning, and the app will add additional ones, such as dry chopping, nut butters, baby food, spice grinding, and more. You may just well open your own ‘conscious food’ chain!

Vitamix App
Vitamix App presets

Below are some examples of the recipes from the Vitamix app. This shows that the blender is certainly not limited to just smoothies. Now you can make your own salsa, guacamole, hummus, all sorts of sauces, dressings, and marinades, jams…you may be surprised by what you’re suddenly capable of!

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A Closer Look at the Features

After all the recipe madness, let’s have a closer look at the features, to understand what makes this machine so powerful and how to actually use it.

If you want, you can watch a short presentation video by Vitamix first:

64 Ounce (2 Litres) Container

You’ll get a generous size container made of BPA-free plastic. The container feels very sturdy and safe. The lid clips onto the container. If you happen not to close the lid properly, the smart machine won’t start, and will show a ‘no entry’ icon in the top left corner of the display. This is a very useful safety feature, which could prevent splashing your dark green smoothie all over your kitchen walls.

Vitamix A3500

1380 Watt 2.2 Hp Motor and Powerful Blades

The power of the motor, together with specially designed blades that don’t just cut through the food but smash it/pulverise it, makes it capable to crush even large chunks of fully frozen food. The motor power is also the reason why the machine gets quite loud at the high speed. Fortunately, you don’t usually have to use the high speed for more than 30 – 50 seconds.

Vitamix Ascent blades

Self-Detect Technology

The blender won’t start unless the container is placed correctly and the lid is fully closed, which is a great safety feature, helping to prevent disasters of the kind ‘your flat being freshly painted in dark green by your morning smoothie’. The blender will also recognise what size of the jug is sitting on it, so if you have purchased a tiny jug for grinding spices  or making very small amount of baby food in it, the machine won’t start (as a safety precaution) if you select an 8-minute pre-set for making hot soups, for example.

10 Speed Dial

If you don’t want to use the pre-set buttons, you can use the manual speed dial. If you read in one of the recipes ‘Select Variable 1’, this refers to the speed number on the manual dial. The dial has 10 speeds. You usually start blending on a low speed and then turn the know to its higher speed (10) until you reach the desired blending result.

Touch Controls

The touch controls make the machine look sleek and also easy to clean. The only downside of this, I think, is that it’s not suitable for the visually impaired. (Fortunately, there are other Vitamix models with more manual controls available)

Tamper

The tamper is used for pushing ingredients towards the blades. You usually use it when making ice cream, which requires only about 30n seconds of blending on high power, (if you left it blend longer it would start melting) and within those 30-ish seconds you push the ice and other frozen bits towards to blades. You can also use it to make nut butters or tahini – you’ll help to push all the nuts or seeds closer to the blades.

5 Blending Presets

This is a v very useful feature if, especially at the start you are not sure how long and with what intensity to blend certain things, e.g. ice-creams. In the case of ice-creams the preset is especially helpful, because if you use the manual controls, you may overblend the icecream, which will result in melting (due to the heat caused by the friction of the blades) and you’ll end up with a smoothie instead.

But even if you use a preset that has specific timing preprogrammed, you can turn the machine off any time you wish.

Five preset programs for Vitamix A3500

Timer

You can set the timer to a required length (through the plus and minus icons) and let Vitamix do its job. It will turn itself off automatically after the required length of time. This is one of my favourite features of this blender – the fact that I don’t have to stand next to it amidst all the noise, but do other things or even leave the kitchen if I wish.

The Pulse Function

The pulse function is very useful if you don’t want to over-blend your food. If you press the pulse button shortly, it will generate a quick burst, which is ideal for keeping the right consistency of the food. I have created a short demonstration video where you can see me using the pulse function to grind coffee beans.

10 Year Warranty and 30 Days Money Back Guarantee

The warranty provides you with peace of mind for 10 full years, and the 30-day guarantee gives you enough time to try and test the blender (and probably become a Vitamix addict).

Bluetooth Connectivity

The Vitamix Ascent 3500 is connectible via Bluetooth to your mobile or tablet, so you can download the Vitamix app with 17 presets and over 600 recipes.

vitamix ascent 3500

Sneak in All Sorts of Healthy Supplements

I also consume really healthy supplements that I would previously find quite unpleasant to eat on their own, such as Flax Seed oil, full of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are great for your cardiovascular health as well as skin and hair! Add a tablespoon of the oil into your green smoothie and you will never notice it. You’ll only start receiving compliments on your shiny hair.

My smoothies also mercifully hide powdered superfoods I had always wanted to eat but couldn’t bear it: Spirulina, turmeric, lucuma, maca…all get blended in the smoothie, and you wonder why you’re feeling great all morning juts after one glass of tasty green smoothie.

Imagine what all this could do to your health, especially your children’s health. A lot of kids hate greens, but all kids love getting involved in creating yummy treats!

Imagine treating your friends and family to a freshly made, delicious ice-cream, impress them with home-made almond/peanut/cashew butter, and never again have to buy baby food from a supermarket?

More Fruit & Veg in One Go Than in a Whole Day

For me personally, the fact that since getting the Vitamix3500i I started eating much healthier, (and profoundly enjoying it), which is leaving me feeling more energized and happier, completely justifies the price. Through my morning green smoothie only, I now consume more vegetables and fruit in one go than I used to in an entire day!

Green Smoothie by Vitamix

Your Investment Will Pay Off

The purchase price will pay off eventually – you won’t need to buy expensive smoothies from the supermarket (which are mostly apple juice anyway) or even more expensive smoothies from the juice bar. Also, you won’t waste as much food as you would previously; if you can’t consume all your fresh fruit and veggies, just freeze it for a delectable smoothie or ice-cream.

And, above all, your investment will also pay off in a much more important way – through your improved health, better moods, improved focus, and a happier frame of mind thanks to all the nutrients fuelling you up.

In the same way as you’d want to feed your baby the safest, healthiest baby food, give your pet the optimal nourishment, your car the most appropriate fuel, your body and mind equally deserve the best nutrition, so you can show up in the world at your best. You will have more energy and feel better overall, so you’ll have more to offer to the ones near you.

People will be positively affected by your good energy. If you sometimes think you have nothing to offer, then try to remember the time when your spirits were simply lifted by the presence of some really nice person. Someone who felt happy inside and shared that lovely energy with you. You can now be this person.

My Vitamic A3500

The Vitamix A3500 in my kitchen

Well Worth the Wait

Do I regret not getting my Vitamix much earlier? No, because only now, after years of using other blenders, I can truly appreciate everything it can do. I still have a fresh memory of all the bitty, lumpy, crunchy smoothies that my old blenders couldn’t fully process, and now I relish my super smooth, silky Vitamix smoothies, (plus sauces, dips, and nut butters) ten times as much.

Also, had I purchased one a few years ago, I would have most likely got an older model, and miss out on the super-sleek looking, space-saving, yet still generously-sized Vitamix Ascent 3500.

Conclusion

So back to my initial question: Yes, for me, Vitamix 3500 has been completely worth it. I am enjoying my food twice as much. I’m much more creative in the kitchen but saving a lot of time at the same time. I have started eating much more healthily without even realizing it. I do encourage you to try this amazing blender out, and if for any reason you don’t like it, simply return it within 30 days. To your great and long-lasting health!

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Share Your Thoughts

I would love to hear your thoughts or share your experiences with Vitamix or other blenders. Just leave a comment below and I’ll get back in touch with you as soon as I finish my frozen yogurt!

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If I could prescribe ONE thing to every single patient who walks in my door it would be: Learn meditation.

“It will change your life. It literally re-wires the brain, calms the nervous system, and creates new neural pathways. Meditation has been shown on MRIs (see Harvard study) to shrink the amygdala, the part of the brain that “lights up” during the stress response. Meditation lowers stress hormones like adrenaline & cortisol, lowers blood pressure, decreases inflammation, increases focus. You can do it anywhere and it’s a very small chunk of time invested with MASSIVE results. There are zero side effects. You don’t need a prescription. Ziva gives you a great technique that is also dubbed as “lazy man’s meditation” for those who swear they can’t sit still or can’t get their mind still (like myself) These people need it MOST by the way. It’s the best money I’ve spent EVER.”

Elizabeth Burkholder, Nurse Practitioner

People ask me about the price of Ziva and I can honestly say it is the single best investment I have made. It is one of the most cost-effective things I’ve ever done.

Russell Brown, Acupuncturist

Read some more testimonials and find out more about the course here.

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You can read about my personal experience with ZIVA mediation in my article ‘The Physical and Psychological Benefits of Meditation.’

Personal Development & Success

Tony Robbins Programs and Coaching
TONY ROBBINS PROGRAMS & COACHING

Personal and Professional Development Programs and Live Events

The entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Robbins is often referred to as ‘personal and professional development guru’. He has empowered millions of people through his training programs and live events. He created many personal and professional development programs, and more than 4 million people have attended his live seminars.

You can visit his website and check his personal and professional development programs here: https://naturegrooves.com/tony-robbins-programs.

I Am Enough Marisa Peer
I AM ENOUGH – MARISA PEER

Free Masterclass

The renowned British psychotherapist Marisa Peer has developed a unique method which is partially based on hypnotherapy, and which can ‘rewire’ your mind so you can be free you from old patterns of negative thinking and self-sabotage. I really like Marisa Peer, and not just because she’s worked with rockstars..!

Marisa’s work revolves around the following three points:

1) The main cause of all our emotional issues is that we don’t feel good enough – e.g. smart enough, wealthy enough, pretty, or talented enough…in short: We don’t feel we are enough.

2) The main driving force of depression are the harsh and hurtful words we tend to say to ourselves.

3) Your own praise is more important and effective than praise from any other person.

The primary aim of Marisa Peer’s work is to help us fully implement the belief that we are enough. Under her guidance, a large number of people have experienced deep and lasting healing from the grip of their subconscious mind, negative psychological patterns, and limiting beliefs.

If you’d like to learn more about her method, you can watch her free masterclass.

Online Business Tools

10 free lessons with wealthy affiliate
10 free lessons with wealthy affiliate
Wealthy Affiliate course outcomes and learning benefits
ONLINE ENTREPRENEUR CERTIFICATION – GETTING STARTED LEVEL 1
by WEALTHY AFFILIATE – Platform for Online Marketers
10 Free Lessons on How to Start an Online Business
Free starter membership with Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate is a cool learning platform I am a proud member of, and which I would recommend to anyone who would like to learn about earning extra income online. I have included their free course ‘Online Entrepreneur Certification’ here because it has helped me build my website, start and maintain my online business, and become a part of a trustworthy community of fellow internet marketers, who are always happy to offer advice and guidance.

That’s why I’d love to introduce this friendly and honest marketing platform to everyone who is thinking about working from home, including stay-at-home parents and people who have retired and who would like to earn some money by writing about their interests.

Give the ‘Getting Started’ Module a Try

I highly recommend trying the first 10 lessons for free. The training will give you the necessary knowledge needed to start your own online business, and learn about affiliate marketing. You don’t even have to use your credit card details to get access to this module – signing up is completely non-obligatory.

You can also check my article Working from Home Opportunities, where I explain what affiliate marketing is in more detail, and compare it to the rather infamous MLM schemes. (In the article I’m also describing my rather unpleasant experience with MLM scheme.)

Good luck with everything and please let me know your thoughts in the comments below! I’ll be more than happy to answer any of your questions.

BY LUCIE DUN

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Health & Wellbeing Products

Health & Wellbeing Products

On this page, you will find a selection of recommended products for better health, pain relief, and relaxation. I hope you find this page inspiring and that you possibly find something that may help you, as well as your friends and family. (Most of these items make lovely presents!)

Also, feel free to check out the related posts to each of the items, as it may be useful to see these products in a broader context, as well as get some extra tips. Happy browsing!

Affiliate Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you make a purchase through my links, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. The full disclosure can be accessed here. Thank you for your support!

PiMag Waterfall water filter system
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PIMAG WATERFALL® FILTRATION SYSTEM

The PiMag water filtration system is a hi-tech, multiple-stage filtration system based on natural materials, magnetic technology and ceramic elements It has been designed to produce water with added minerals in a pH range of 8.5-9.5, making it alkaline, and decreasing the ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential).

The package comes with mineral stones and a filter cartridge.

The filtration system is environmentally friendly, made with recyclable and biodegradable materials.

Capacity: Fill tank: 5 litres

Supply tank: 5.5 liters (with mineral stones)

Weight: 3 kg

Height: 42.3cm
Width: 22.5cm
Depth: 32.5cm

Available from Nikken.com

More about the PiMag Waterfall in this video:

Or check out this fun experiment with different pH levels of water, featuring common tap water, bottled water, Nikken Pimag Waterfall water, and even Sprite! 

You can order your PiMag Waterfall by visiting the Nikken store.

Wellness Home water pack by Nikken

WELLNES HOME WATER PACK BY NIKKEN

All Wellness Home Packs are priced at 10% discount to items at regular price.

Package content:

  • PiMag Waterfall 
  • PiMag Waterfall Filter Pack (Filter & Prefilter)
  • PiMag Water Bottle
  • PiMag Water Bottle Filters & Spouts (2 pack)
  • PiMag MicroJet Shower
  • PiMag MicroJet Shower Filter Replacement

Available from Nikken.com

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points - interactive acupuncture software
points - interactive acupuncture software

POINTS – Interactive Acupuncture Software (New Version 3.0)

  • The ultimate reference for everything you need to know about every acupuncture point.
  • Complete information about all 361 numbered points and related treatment protocols
  • Practice confidently with locations, functions, attributes, cautions, and needling instructions
  • Locate points precisely with complete anatomic descriptions and high-res illustrations
  • Find information fast with the keyword search feature
  • Available on iOS (iPhone/iPad) and desktop (compatible with Mac & Windows)

Find out more:

POINTS – Interactive Acupuncture Software

Related posts:

POINTS Review – Acupuncture Points and Charts

The Kidney Meridian

The Spleen Meridian

How to Relieve Chronic Back Pain

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THE ORIGINAL BACKNOBBER

A perfect tool for shoulder and back massage, ideal for clearing toxins by stimulating neurolymphatic reflex points.  Great for a self-administered ‘Spinal Flush technique!

Portable – easily split into two parts. 

Find on Amazon:

The Original Backnobber (US)

The Original Backnobber (UK)

Related posts:

How to Relieve Chronic Back Pain

hangsun percussion massager

HANGSUN HANDHELD PERCUSSION MASSAGER

A powerful hand-held massager with variable speed and ergonomic design. Great for shoulder, leg, foot, and neck massage. 

You can read a review of the Hangsun percussion massager here.

Find on Amazon:

Hangsun Handheld Percussion Massager

Related posts:

Best Handheld Percussion Massager

Nada Chair Review

Two Simple Relaxation Techniques

How to Relieve Chronic Back Pain

Back Up by Nada Chair
Back Up by Nada Chair

BACK-UP by Nada Chair

This simple but powerful device offers great support for lower back pain, helps maintain correct posture and eases general strain on the back.

It is a must-have for anyone suffering from a lower-back pain. Great for pregnant women, and anyone who spends a lot of time sitting. 

Even NASA astronauts have used the Back-Up, due to the device’s ability to relieve backpain caused by microgravity.

Nada Chair holds the World Chiropractic Alliance’s endorsement.

You can also read more about Back-Up in my article about Pain Relief techniques, or a more detailed review of the Nada Chair. 

Find on Amazon:

BACK-UP by Nada Chair

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PORTABLE MASSAGE TABLE

High quality foldable massage table / bed with adjustable height, perfect for energy medicine treatments, massages and relaxation

Product size: 73“*24“*58“/33“

Find on Amazon:

Portable Massage Table (US store)

Portable Massage Table (UK store)

Related posts:

Two Simple Relaxation Techniques

How to Relieve Chronic Back Pain

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homedics massage chair
homedics massage chair

HOMEDICS MASSAGE CHAIR

If you fancy a complex, deep massage with several functions such as kneading shiatsu massage, tapping percussion, vibration, and heat, the HoMedics Shiatsu massage chair is the right choice for you.

The chair is capable of a deep neck, shoulder, and back massage. You can either have a complete back massage or select specific massage zones, with optional heat and vibration. 

Find on Amazon:

HoMedics Massage Chair

You can also browse through a whole range of other HoMedics massagers and other devices in their store on Amazon.

Related posts:

How to Relieve Chronic Back Pain

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small magnets for pain relief
small magnet for pain relief

SMALL MAGNETS FOR PAIN RELIEF 

A pack of medically approved 30 Magnetic Acupressure Patches for pain relief therapy

  • Strength: 600 Gauss 
  • Diameter of disc plaster: 2.7cm
  • Diameter of magnet: 0.8cm

Package contents:

  • 30 plasters with magnets
  • 30 replacement plasters without magnets
  • 1 small plastic container for keeping magnets
  • 20 alcohol pads
  • Instruction manual

Find on Amazon:

Magnetic Acupressure Patches 

Related posts:

How to Relieve Chronic Back Pain

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MAGNESIUM OIL SPRAY

BetterYou Magnesium Oil Goodnight Spray

100 ml

Ideal for relaxing and calming muscles and nerves, and aiding deeper sleep.

Magnesium is the central and most basic nutrient mineral responsible for immune response, cerebral function and energy levels. A magnesium-rich body will develop a stronger immune system, fighting infections more easily .

Sprayed directly on the skin, this essential mineral absorbs up to 5 times faster than if taken orally.

Find on Amazon:

BetterYou Magnesium Oil Goodnight Spray

Related posts:

20 Tips for Better Sleep

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organic lavender oil

ORGANIC LAVENDER OIL

French Lavender Essential Oil, COSMOS Certified Organic, 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade for Aromatherapy, Massage, Diffusers & Bath – 10ml

Lavender essential oil is known for its relaxing properties and the ability to treat insomnia. It is also a great skin and hair remedy – great to use in conditioning treatments.

Find on Amazon:

Organic Lavender Oil

Related posts:

20 Tips for Better Sleep

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organic lavender oil

KALMS Night

Kalms is a herbal medicinal product for better sleep. The tablets contain the herb valerian, traditionally used for its sedative effects. It is known for relieving sleeplessness without feeling drowsy the next day. 

Find on Amazon:

Kalms Night

Related posts:

20 Tips for Better Sleep

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bach rescue remedy drops
bach rescue night spray

BACH RESCUE REMEDY

Bach Rescue Remedy is a homeopatic calming potion containing specifically selected flower essences. The original Rescue tincture comes as a dropper, and is used for feelings of general stress or anxiety. It contains five traditional calming flower remedies, preserved in grape alcohol solution:

  • Rock Rose against terror and panic
  • Star of Bethlehem to treat shock
  • Impatiens to bring down irritation and impatience
  • Cherry Plum against irrational thoughts
  • Clematis for restoring focus.

BACH RESCUE NIGHT SPRAY

Bach Rescue Night Spray has been specifically created to enhance your sleep. It is alcohol-free and comes in a convenient spray format. It contains the same flower essences as the original Bach Rescue Remedy, but has an extra essence of the White Chestnut, which is traditionally used to diminish unwanted, repetitive thoughts, which will help you fall asleep more easily.

Find on Amazon:

Bach Rescue Remedy Drops

Bach Rescue Night Spray

Related posts:

20 Tips for Better Sleep

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ergonomic sleep mask
ergonomic sleep mask

PrettyCare 3D Sleep Mask with 3D Molded Cups, a Contour Pillow for Your Eyes (Starry Night)

When buying a sleepmask, it is advised to consider the following: The sleepmask should be shaped so that it creates a hollow space between the material and your eyes, so that your eyeballs are free to move. This is especially important during the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) phase.

The PrettyCare sleepmask has been ergonomically designed to fit this criteria. No-pressure eye cups allow your eyes to open and shut freely. The mask fits the nose-contour better than the standard sleep masks, creating a fully light-blocking feature and helping you get a deep, restorative sleep.

Find on Amazon:

PrettyCare 3D Sleep Mask 

Related posts:

20 Tips for Better Sleep

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GLOW POI BALLS – create beautiful light effects and improve your health!

‘POI’ = a Maori word for ‘ball on a cord’ .

Originating in New Zealand, Poi balls were used by the indigenous Maori people to increase their flexibility and strength in their hands and arms, as well as improving coordination – useful both for weaving as well as the battle!

A popular tool in Energy Medicine, as making figures of eight and various crossover patterns strengthens our energetic field, improves concentration and alertness, relieves stress, enhances creativity, and helps with energetic space clearing.

Children with dyslexia and autism can benefit from playing with poi balls, particularly when making crossover patterns.

Creative fun for both children and adults – great for music festivals, clubs, parties, Diwali festival of light, dance performances, birthday gifts etc.

Package contains 1 Pair of LED Glow POI BALLS with adjustable strings

Each poi has several adjustable color settings and can be programmed to display one color only, or a gradient of several colours.

Batteries included! 🙂

Dimensions: 60 x 7 x 7 cm (23.6 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches)

Find on Amazon:

Glow POI balls (US)

Glow POI balls (UK)

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BY LUCIE DUN

This site has been (very happily) built with DIVI, by Elegant Themes.

Disclaimer: Some pages on my website contain affiliate links. This means that if you decide to make a purchase through my links, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. (The full Affiliate Disclosure can be read here.) If you’d like to learn more about affiliate marketing, e.g. how to earn extra income from blogging and promoting products you like and would recommend to others (which is what I do), check out Wealthy Affiliate, my favourite platform for online marketers. Thank you for visiting!

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