The Healing Power of Vitamin C

With all the pandemic talk going on, it is a lot more important to take good care of our health. I am usually not a fan of supplements in general but I ensure I take them on daily basis because I know they help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Vitamin C is one important supplement to take everyday. It is s an essential vitamin, because the body can’t produce it. However, it has many roles and amazing health benefits. The healing power of Vitamin C can’t be overemphasised. Which is why I make sure I take my daily Vitamin C supplement alongside a good balanced diet. Vitamin C can be found in many fruits and vegetables – sweet potato, mango, oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, spinach, papaya and guava. The daily intake recommended for Vitamin C is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. It is best to get the required recommendation from foods, but taking supplements also help.

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The benefits of Vitamin C

The benefits of Vitamin C are too numerous to mention, but here are some of the benefits –

  • Protection against immune system deficiencies
  • Helps relieve cold/flu symptoms
  • Protection against cardiovascular disease
  • Vitamin C helps fight against prenatal health problems
  • Protection against eye disease  and even skin wrinkling.
What happens when you don’t take the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C

Not taking the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C causes Scurvy, which affects the body’s systems. Scurvy symptoms range from fatigue, and weakness, to red and swollen gums. This is why we have to ensure we take the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C to stay healthy and boost our immunity.

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I try to take as many fruits and vegetables I can take, but I must confess I do rely on my vitamin supplements. They help me take in the recommended amounts and keep me feeling healthy.

What do you think of the healing power of Vitamin C?



The Benefits of Epsom Salts

I have been using Epsom salts for years now and it is such an amazing addition to my skincare routine. It also does wonders for my lifestyle and I cannot see myself not using Epsom Salts now that I know all the amazing benefits. Epsom Salts has 2 main ingredients – magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium is a natural substance that helps many different body functions, including the removal of toxins. While sulfate strengthens the walls of the digestive tract, which aids the release of toxins. Both ingredients are incredibly helpful for the mind and body, which is what makes Epsom Salts so popular.


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The Benefits of Epsom Salts

The benefits of Epsom salts are numerous, but I will mention some of the benefits I have personally experienced.

It soothes the skin

I add a bit of Epsom Salts into my bathwater and it helps soothe my skin. It is great for relieving rough and dry skin. It exfoliates dry skin cells and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. I love how amazing my skin feels after a bath with the salts.


It reduces stress

After a long day, one of the fastest ways to relieve yourself is having a warm bath with Epsom Salts. The Epsom Salts helps reduce stress thanks to the Magnesium, which induces sleep and reduces stress. When I needed to recover from a long stressful day, I go have a warm bath with some Epsom Salts. It works every time.


It reduces soreness

If you are struggling with soreness and pains, Epsom salts are great for combating body aches and pains. A quick warm bath with it does the trick!


Removing splinters

Getting rid of splinters can be tricky but it is a lot easier when you soak in warm water and Epsom Salts for a few minutes. This reduces the inflammation and softness the skin, which makes it easier to remove the splinters.


It is worth stocking up on some Epsom salts now that you have heard a few of the amazing benefits. I always make sure I have some Epsom Salts in my bathroom cabinet for when I need it.

Are you a fan of Epsom Salts? Do you have any benefits to share?




Self employment – Charge what you deserve

I have been self employed for about 6 years now and I have seen it all. The clients that never pay up until you chase them and those that wait until the very last day to pay. I have seen clients that want all for nothing. They are happy to pay you peanuts and keep all the profits for themselves. Earning money as a self employed person is hard work. Don’t believe the stories that tell you it is easy to earn a living from home because it is far from easy. Trust me, I have 6 plus years worth of experience to know that being a self employed person, running your own business from home is hard. Which is why you should charge what you deserve.


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My reason for doing this

I found myself working from home full-time after my twins were born. Going back to my old job was not an option. I hated it and the commute and income won’t be worth the hassle at all, so I ended up focusing on making money online. It worked! I started earning a full time living wage from this blog and my freelance jobs (mainly copywriting and blogger outreach). It wasn’t easy. I had to work every free hour I got and I hardly slept all those years, but the money started coming in.

It got easier as the twins got older and started pre school and now primary school. I have more free time to focus on my hustle and even throw in studying for a whole new degree. However, the journey has been a rollercoaster ride and has taught me a lot. What kept me going all these years was my “why”. To be a happy self employed person, you have to have a “why” because you will need to remember the reason when the days get tough.


Which is why I charge what I deserve

I love what I do and the opportunities it brings are too numerous to mention but I also have my own fair share of dealing with people who don’t want to pay the right amount for what they want. A really funny email came in yesterday and it was the lowest fee I have ever been offered and it make me giggle. Obviously I didn’t bother replying but I am pleased with how far I have come because on a good day I would have been fuming at the audacity of the email.

My rates are my rates. I charge what I deserve and I don’t apologise for it. I believe there is value in my work and I would now let anyone take advantage of me by accepting low fees just because that is what they are willing to pay. The first rule when it comes to self employment or running your business is to charge what you deserve. There is enough to go around for everyone if people stop being greedy and I believe to unblock the flow of abundance, we need to charge the right amount of money. There will always be people who will happily pay your rates once you are comfortable asking for it.


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When it comes to self employment, the pros outweigh the cons massively for me. Which is why I am still doing what I do full-time for now. It is great to be able to work from home. I won’t charge that for anything now. Are you self employed? Do you feel you charge what you deserve? Do drop your comments in the comment section below.

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