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Natural Ways to Relieve Digestive Distress

Digestive problems are very common. Millions of people deal with the debilitating effects of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and it has become normal to suffer with abdominal bloating, painful indigestion, food intolerances and constipation or diarrhea every day.

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There are many underlying causes of digestive problems. Emotional stress can play a big part, as can systemic health problems such as thyroid disorders. Luckily, there are many natural remedies to treat the symptoms of digestive distress (for more info visit Rosewellness).

Go Gluten Free

Gluten is the name for a bunch of proteins found in various grains, including wheat, barley, rye and spelt. If you have Celiac Disease, you will already know your body cannot tolerate gluten, but a high percentage of people are intolerant to gluten without having Celiac Disease.

Gluten intolerance causes bloating, abdominal upset, constipation and diarrhea, usually within a few hours of eating bread or anything else with gluten in it. If digestive problems are ruining your life, try going gluten free for a minimum of six months. If your symptoms ease, you have an intolerance. Beware, however, that gluten is in a huge number of foods, so read labels very carefully – even a tiny amount will put you back to square one.

Take Pro-Biotics

Antibiotics have been a game changer for humankind, but the downside of using antibiotics to treat bacterial infections is that they wipe out all bacteria, including the good stuff.

If you have taken more than a few courses of antibiotics over the years, there is a high possibility you have a bacterial imbalance in your gut. Too many bad bacteria can cause digestive problems. To correct this, take a dose of good bacteria every day: add kefir or probiotic yoghurts to your diet, or buy some probiotic supplements.

Ginger Rocks

Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and a great cure for nausea and digestive upset. Ginger has been used to treat sickness and stomach upsets for hundreds of years, and there is no shortage of ways to take it. Steep fresh ginger root in a cup of hot water, or pop some ginger supplements.

Drink Soothing Herbal Tea

Peppermint tea is very soothing if your tummy feels a bit tender. Even chewing on mint leaves may help. Other herbal infusions and teas worth trying include chamomile, lemon balm and fennel.

Boost Stomach Acid with ACV

Many gastric problems are caused by too much or too little stomach acid. Most people are aware of the problems caused by excessive stomach acid, but don’t overlook the fact your issue could be too little acid. To correct this, take a spoonful of Apple Cider Vinegar every morning. It’s great for digestion. If you can’t stand the taste, mix it with a bit of honey and water, and sip slowly.

Doctors do not always look for the underlying cause if you present with typical symptoms of IBS, so always push for answers and ask for further testing if your symptoms do not go away following lifestyle changes or natural remedies.

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Expert Suggestions For Anyone Who Wants To Become An Author

So, you finally want to put your ideas down on paper and become a professional author? Most people think that’s an impossible process because they lack the right understanding. In the past, you would have had to impress literary agents and publishers to achieve your goal. However, things have changed considerably during the last few years. Indeed, the industry is currently struggling to keep up with the market alterations. If you’re serious about writing a book and earning money, you just need to follow the suggestions here today.

Write about things you know

The process of planning a book can take a long time if you have no experience. Even so, it’s much easier if you stick to writing what you know. For instance, perhaps you have a lot of local expertise you could put into a guide? Maybe you have interests in niche subjects most people don’t understand? You could try something entirely alien, but you will limit your chances of success. At the end of the day, nobody is going to pay to read common knowledge. You need to offer something authoritative if you want to build a dedicated fan base.

Use technology to your advantage

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to become an excellent writer to make money from books. Indeed, you can use technology to improve your quality of work and impress the right people. Tools like Grammarly help people in your position to spot any unnoticed mistakes. It’s also possible to throw websites like Hemmingway into the mix if you’re concerned about readability. In truth, there are hundreds of different software packages that could make your life easier. So, now is the time to research each of them and work out which will become most useful.

Self-publish your work

As we mentioned at the start of this post, you don’t need a publisher to release books these days. There are some fantastic self-publishing services you can use. The most popular one around at the moment integrates with Amazon. That means your books become listed amongst thousands of other titles. There are no upfront costs involved, and they use a print-on-demand structure. You should also try to find a source for information about following the same strategy with ebooks. Research shows that digital book sales overtook the traditional market last year. That trend will likely continue well into the future.

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The only other things you need to worry about relate to promotion. It’s much easier to advertise and market a nonfiction book these days. So, you might like to consider that before you start work. You just need to select a niche subject for which there is a substantial demand.

For example, people who write paranormal titles tend to sell a lot of copies. In that instance, you would just email your press release to all the ghost hunting groups and websites you can find. You should follow the same strategy regardless of your chosen concept. Becoming a successful author often means you have to engage in networking from time to time. You might also want to arrange lectures and talks if you can find the right audience.

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Happy 34th Birthday to my love!

This amazing man is now 34 years old. Happy Birthday!!!


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3 Simple Hacks To Improve Your Freelance Career!

These days, many people decide to dabble in some freelance work. Being a freelancer has many pros and cons. One of the pros is that if you go about things in the right way, you can be incredibly successful. Bearing that in mind, I have some awesome advice that will help you improve your freelance career:

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Create An Organized Home Office

One of the hardest parts of being a freelancer is finding somewhere to work. It makes sense to work from home, but you can get distracted very easily. I find that people tend to work better when they’re in an organized office environment. Thankfully, you can achieve this and still work at home without any distractions. Simply convert your spare room into an office and get everything set up. Have a proper office desk with a comfortable chair and computer. Purchase any office equipment you’ll need to make life easier for you too. Have everything set up and organized so you can be super productive. It won’t be long before your office is complete and you have a lovely place to do all of your work in peace.

Present Yourself As A Business

I think a lot of freelancers forget that they should present themselves as a business. This means creating a website to allow people to find you. It means trying to be as professional as possible so people start seeing you in a different light. Another idea I have is to get a business address. This doesn’t mean you have to move into an office; you can still work from home. A business address allows you to look more professional and has other uses too. As seen here, you can get your mail delivered to a business address. When people want to contact you, they’ll see a professional address on your website instead of your home one. All of this comes together to present you in a different way. It can set you apart from your freelance competitors and lead to more work for you.

Always Be On The Lookout For Work

Many people have failed freelance careers because they’re waiting for work to come to them. To maximise the amount of money you make, you must be looking for work. Unless you’ve promoted yourself ridiculously well, no one will come to you for work. Your best chances of finding work are via freelance website like On these sites, people and companies will post jobs that they need doing. You can find some and apply for as many as you like. The more work you get, the more chance you have of landing future jobs. Companies that like your work are likely to hire you again if they need you. And, other companies will see all the work you’ve done and the good ratings you’ve received. So, they’ll want to hire you if you apply for their jobs. Get on various freelance websites and keep looking for work every day. Doing this will help your career improve dramatically.


Follow these three simple tips and you’ll find your career moving in the right direction, fast!

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