Last year I posted online videos about writing the military song, "Fearless Heroes," during the Persian Gulf War. This song was sung and recorded on stage at the National School of Military Music, Little Creek Amphibious Base, in Virginia Beach, VA. It was an amazing experience for me and the children that sang this song on stage. Later, the children and I formed the group, "Amerikids of Ocean View," so they could perform at the Mother Homecoming in Chesapeake, VA. The group and I were sponsored by McDonalds. It was a real honor to have written this song and how it affected others in such a positive way, that I decided to share this story in the form of a short read. At the time of this writing, it's free to read.
Warren, my Lit' Bro, passed away last summer. He was a wonderful singer, gifted musician, and a children's author. Warren had a number of stories he had written for children. There are eight stories in his collection refer to as, "The Back Porch Kids." Two of this e-books, The Blue Elephant, and The One-Eyed Dog, are now available in the public library system. Well, that's two down and six more to go.
Pictures of the book and links are available on his memorial website:
Before I started using any of MONAT'S Hair Care Products, I should have done my homework! There is a Hair Quiz one can take and it's FREE on the MONAT's Site. If I had taken the quiz before purchasing any products, I would have known that the best shampoo for me was the Intense Repair Shampoo along with the Intense Repair Treatment Spray. Now, of course, I have been keeping up with the S3 Vitamin Supplements and I wouldn't trade them for anything!
The Intense Repair Shampoo requires that you wash your hair twice, leaving it on your scalp for two to three minutes each time. After towel-drying your hair, then it's time to spray on the Intense Repair Treatment and you don't have to rinse it out. Of course, you start with one section at a time making sure it's massage into your scalp.
After using both of these products, I saw more change than I would have expected. It's not like I didn't see any change in using the Black Shampoo, but this particular treatment shampoo made my hair feel more fuller. What's interesting is that it doesn't say on the bottle that it's adding fullness and body to your hair. It's performing its miracle change to one's scalp and perhaps that's why my hair is fuller. This shampoo really cleans one's scalp, especially for an older woman like myself. So, I have to say I'm pleased and look forward to using it again!!!
Here's my MONAT website if you want to take the FREE Hair Quiz to find what which hair care products work best for you!!!
An Amazing Miracle Supplement (Part Two)
As mentioned in part one, OptiMSM found in S3 MONAT’s Supplement Support System for Natural Hair Growth, not only helps to regrow hair, but it also treats osteoarthritis and joint pain. Surprisingly, this amazing miracle supplement also treats digestive problems, skin problems, lowers muscle pain, spasms, and helps the body adapt to stress.
When it comes to improving digestive problems, MSM can help rebuild the lining of the digestive tract and lower inflammation/allergic reactions to certain foods. It’s also useful for healing leaky gut syndrome since it can help stop particles from leaching out the gut through small junction openings, where they can enter the bloodstream and ignite an inflammatory response. This is due in part to the sulfur in an MSM supplement, which is important for digestion. But, in MONAT’s S3 Supplement Support System, the MSM is at optimum strength. That’s why it’s listed as OptiMSM.
Besides improving one’s digestion, MSM helps to repair skin health. Recent studies have indicated that MSM helps people to hold on to a youthful appearance, since it seems to help prevent wrinkles scar formation, dark spots and sun damage. Now, how is this possible? MSM is necessary for collagen production, and collagen is what helps keep skin from becoming saggy, wrinkled, cracked, and dry.
Using an MSM supplement helps us hold on to precious collagen and keratin because sulfur is required for the production of these “youthful” compounds. We lose collagen and healthy tissue as we get older, which I exactly why our skin tone and elasticity suffer.
Not only does MSM help to repair skin health, it does help to restore hair growth. For one struggling with thinning hair or balding, whether it’s from aging or premature aging, MSM has been shown to help boost both collagen and keratin levels, two nutrients we absolutely need to form new hair strands (and also rebuild strong nails and skin cells.)
It is obvious that MSM is a miracle supplement since it known for helping with so many health-related issues. This also includes helping one’s body adapt to stress. In today’s society, everyone deals with stress-related issues. It’s hard to take time to enjoy the simple things in life, such as enjoying a cup of coffee, smelling a flower, or taking in the beauty of a sparkling blue sky, and why is that? Well, life! Many of us are too busy with an active lifestyle. Sometimes, it can be so consuming that we really don’t have enough time for ourselves. Taking MSM can help to control how are body deals with stress. MSM helps boost our ability to heal and bounce back from exercise, stressful events, injuries, and even surgeries. Taking MSM before exercising, such as running, seems to reduce muscle damage and other markers of stress. It can also reduce fatigue felt after stressful events and about an upbeat mood, energy levels, and normal digestion.
Now, what if one doesn’t want to take an MSM supplement? Is MSM found in one’s diet? I will share information about MSM and food sources in part three.
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OptMSM or commonly called, “Miracle Supplements,” is known for lower inflammation, fight the effects of stress and pain, raise immunity and increase energy levels. OptMSM found in MONAT’s S3 Supplement Support System for natural hair growth, not only helps to regrow one’s hair, give it body and a healthy luster, but it also treats literally dozens of illnesses, painful symptoms, and diseases.
OptMSM or Optimum Methyl Sulonyl Methane is an organic sulfur-containing compound that’s used to improve immune function, lower inflammation, and help restore healthy bodily tissue. MSM is also a well-known joint health supplement. It also naturally occurs in some green vegetables and other food products. Yet, I’ve been consuming a healthy diet of green vegetables for over a year and the health-benefits along with healthy hair, I didn’t really see, until I started taking MONAT’s S3 Supplement. I know that this supplement has helped me to get my curl back. https://www.facebook.com/kelley.oberne/videos/vb.511846917/10156213018836918/
The reason so many benefits are attributed to this MSM supplement is because MSM provides biologically active sulfur, which is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the body and needed for many different critical bodily functions in a single day.
MSM is also used in conjunction with other anti-inflammatory supplements. MONAT GLOBAL has created a proprietary blend with MSM as one of its ingredients. That’s “why” the S3 by MONAT is so successful in helping individuals to regain hair loss.
I’m thrilled I began taking MONAT’s S3 Supplement Support System, since it contains OptMSM, a part of their proprietary blend for treating osteoarthritis and joint pain. Before my retirement from teaching, I had experienced a great deal of joint pain, and had difficulty in keeping up with my students. I went to see my PCM. He diagnosed me as having “osteoarthritis” in the both knees. Furthermore, he let me know my condition would only worsen with age. Oh, he was so wrong!
I attended physical therapy sessions for several months. I learned how to strengthened other parts of my leg to protect my knee. It was only a band aid treatment. Not one time did anyone mention to me about taking MSM.
MSM supplements are beneficial for helping the body form new joint and muscle tissue while lowering inflammatory responses that contribute to swelling and stiffness. An MSM supplement is a natural and effective anti-inflammatory because of how sulfur impacts the immune system and facilitates normal cellular activity. Sulfur needs to be present for our cells to release many byproducts and excess fluids that can accumulate and cause swelling/tenderness.
According to research, it can take 12 weeks or longer when taking MSM supplements to notice more improvement in pain, swelling, and joint mobility. This time line compares to when individuals began taking S3 MONAT Supplement Support System began to notice hair regrowth, a healthier head of hair. In other words, nothing happens overnight. But, when one knows what supplements can do for one’s health, is just requires a little patience and consistency to see those expected results.
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