How often do you wake up feeling absolutely exhausted? You sleep 7 hours, exercise regularly, and consider yourself a relatively healthy eater.
So what’s the problem?
You may have a nutrient deficiency!
1. Iron Deficiency
25% of the world population suffers from a lack of iron. Unfortunately, this deficiency mainly affects women. Pregnancy and monthly menstruation are common times iron is low.
Symptoms of Iron deficiency: exhaustion, weak immune system, weakness, anemia, and poor brain function.
What to do: Incorporate more red meat, shellfish, and sardines in your diet. They are all excellent sources of fiber. If you are a vegan, you may want to incorporate more healthy seeds, dark leafy greens, and beans into your diet. K
2. Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D is responsible for regulating the nervous system and absorbing calcium. If you live far from the equator, there is a higher chance of being Vitamin D deficient. Why is that? Minimal sunlight = minimal Vitamin D.
Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency: bone loss, reduced immune function, and muscle weakness.
What to do: Vitamin D is difficult to find in foods. The best dietary source of Vitamin D is fatty fish and egg yolks! Your best bet is to find a natural supplement to give your body a daily dose Vitamin D.
3. B12 Deficiency
This water-soluble vitamin is essential for proper nerve and brain function. Every single one of your body’s cells needs B12 to survive. Unfortunately, our body does not naturally produce B12 on its own. The only natural way to get this essential vitamin is through food or supplement.
Symptoms of B12 deficiency: fatigue, poor balance, and anemia.
What to Do: Similar to iron, B12 can be found in meat, fish, and eggs. If those foods don’t fit your diet, you can ingest B12 as a supplement.
4. Calcium Deficiency
Calcium deficiency can lead to serious health issues if not treated. Your body needs calcium for healthy bones, teeth, and muscles.
Symptoms of Calcium deficiency: bone loss diseases, numbness, tooth erosions, blood clots, and heart issues.
What to Do: Eat more boned fish, dairy products, dark green veggies.
The truth is, eating a well-balanced diet is the most way to get your vitamins. For those with food restrictions, a supplement is a great alternative.
If any of these deficiency symptoms sound familiar to you, please contact your health care provider.
Holiday Makeup Must-Haves
C’mon, admit it. These days, most of us are not doing a full face beat in the morning. Maybe your makeup has expired or collected a layer of dust from just sitting around. Even worse, bacteria grows on brushes and products over time. NASTY. With the holidays right around the corner, you’re probably going to have to get yourself dolled up at least once. Why not treat yourself a loved one to some of these gorgeous holiday-inspired makeup sets?
Kylie x The Grinch
You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch! Safe to say, this is a collaboration that nobody saw coming! Makeup guru Kylie Jenner has teamed up with The Grinch himself to deliver her “Kylie x The Grinch” collection. This Christmas inspired collection is packed with limited edition products. Nine to be exact! The bundle comes with eyeshadow sticks, shimmer eye glaze, a lipstick set, matte lip kits, lip gloss, pressed powder, a Kyliner, a Kylighter, and blush. The complete bundle retails for $281, but you can buy individual items for a lower cost.
Too Faced: Pumpkin Spice Palette
Pumpkin spice and everything nice! Too Faced is at it again with another sweet holiday treat! Their Pumpkin Spice palette is not only gorgeous, but the eyeshadows are scented. The palette comes with 18 different shades are super versatile, ranging from sparkly to matte. You can create a natural daytime, or a sexy nighttime look using these shades. Want a slice of this product? It can be purchased at Ulta for $49!
Tarte: Tartelette Give, Gift and Get
The gift that keeps on giving! The best part about this set from Tarte is that you can keep one for yourself, and gift the other two. Sharing is caring right?! This set comes with three palettes: the Lil’ Bloom, Lil’ Toasted, and Lil’ Juicy! Tarte’s products are known for their use of Amazonian Clay, which has been shown to elongate wear. This means no smudging or fading, making these palettes the perfect option for holiday parties. The set can be found at Sephora and costs $49!
Benefit: Magnificent Brow Show
In need of a shape up this holiday season? Benefit has got you covered! This holiday season they are offering a Magnificent Brow Show set, featuring five of their award winning eyebrow products: their Gimme Brow gel, two pencils, brow pomade and a shaping/setting gel. The best part? Not only will you have killer brows this holiday season, but the products are full sized, making this a bargain you will not want to pass up.
You’re going to need something to apply these amazing products with, so why not treat yourself to some new brushes! Or, if you need an inexpensive stocking stuffer for one of your pals, this is a great option that is super practical! The brushes you apply your product with has an impact on how your makeup will appear, and how long it will last. Plenty of brands like elf offer sets that not only are good quality, but budget friendly! To keep your brushes in the best shape, you can even buy brush shampoos.
Holiday Gifts for $10 Dollars and Under
Let’s be honest: holiday shopping can get very expensive very quickly. It is hard enough to find the perfect gift for a loved one, let alone what to get for co-workers, your secret Santa, second cousins and neighbors while also staying within your budget.
No need to worry: we found 8 adorable and affordable gifts to make sure everyone you are shopping for this year gets a little holiday joy.
The Dash Mini Waffle Maker: Perfect For The One Who Enjoys A Sweet Breakfast
I think we can collectively agree that waffles are delicious. This mini-waffle maker is an adorable DIY gift for anyone who wants to chef it up in the kitchen or for that person who is always in a rush and looking for a quick and easy breakfast on the go. For only $9.99 on Amazon and available in 19 different designs, you cannot go wrong with this gift.
18K Gold Plated Initial Necklace: For The Niece or Daughter Who Loves Jewelry
This necklace is a simple yet fashionable gift for any woman in your life who loves jewelry for only $7.99 on Amazon. These necklaces can be found at much higher prices at high-end stores but for only a fraction of the price, these necklaces are a great quality and a perfect stocking stuffer. Available in gold, rose gold, silver and all are 26 letters.
Personalized Friends Illustration: Perfect For Friends
What’s more heartwarming for the holidays than a sentimental drawing of you and your friends? This designer on Etsy will illustrate in the special people in your life and keeping your happiest memories alive with a beautiful keepsake. Starting prices begin at $8.17.
3D Dinosaur Illusion Night Light: For the Child Obsessed With Dinosaurs
This is the perfect addition to your child’s bedroom; a 3D dinosaur night light. Imagine how cool this would have been during our childhood! This nightlight has 7 different colors and creates an optical illusion of being 3D. It is also battery operated and touch mode. Only $9.99 on Amazon.
Elderflower Mimosa Soap: Perfect For A Skincare Fanatic
Two words: mimosa soap. This soap bar has a honey citrus fragrance and reviewers are raving about how much it reminds them of their favorite alcoholic beverage. For only $8.00 on Etsy, this is a perfect gift for a friend or co-worker.
Apple AirPods Case – For the One Always Carrying Their AirPods
Anyone with AirPods knows that moment of panic that sets in when misplacing these small yet super expensive earbuds. The original case is so tiny and easy to lose for someone who is often forgetful like me. These Silicon AirPods cases come with a keychain attachment perfect to attach to keys, belt loops or wallets to avoid these problems. Available in 10 colors and only $6.00 on Amazon.
Personalized Leather Key Chain Bottle Opener – For The Man in Your Life
This hand-made leather keychain has a dual purpose; a bottler opener and a keychain. This personalized gift has a choice of 6 colors and 5 styles for only $7.27. Perfect gift for any man in your life!
Groot Flower Pot: Perfect for the One Who Binge-Watches Marvel
Groot is cute no matter how old you are. This Guardians of the Galaxy flower pot is the best Christmas gift idea for your friends or anyone who loves the Marvel series. This is a super cute and fun way to grow some succulents to put on your desk at work or home. Available in 3 colors and for $10.66 on Amazon.
Deck your kitchen cabinets with these awesome Holiday cups!
One of the BEST parts of the Holiday season is the excuse to buy more themed items for your home!
The garland is up and the lights are twinkling but are you sipping your drinks from a Holiday themed cup?!?!
It’s time to drink in Christmas style!
1.) Mr. Grinch Flutes
Come together with friends and sip champagne in these disposable/reusable Grinch themed glasses!
2.)Light Bulb Sipping
Whether it’s water or a Mai Tai (no judgement) this cup is SUCH a fun way to sip your beverage of choice during the Holidays!
3.)Bougie and Bedazzled
Yes, we are aware that this cup is almost $130 BUT…how cute? This custom Starbucks cup is made with Swarovski crystals and can come personalized with an initial on the back of the cup. #FancySipper
4.) Jingle Juice Tumblr
This “jingle juice” tumblr is insulated to keep your drink of choice hot or cold! The tumblr comes in 10 different colors and can be custom made to say whatever expression you’d like (although we love Jingle Juice).
5.) Funny Christmas Wine Set
Buy them for yourself or treat a friend to these cute and quirky “tipsy” themed wine glasses!
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