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text 2020-01-23 11:11
Natural health supplements help in a stronger immune system

As a new year begins, people make resolutions. A standard resolution is a better diet or a gym membership. Another is a different medicine cabinet. The third is the most common and has become a trend. Going by statistics, some one-third of US residents have alternative medicine. Even orthodox medical practitioners are suggesting alternative and complementary treatments.

 

The most popular natural treatment is plant compounds that are available as powders,pills, capsules, and oils.

 

Essential oil for a healthy immune system

 

Essential oils have several health benefits, and one of them is a better immune system. Modern life is stressful, and many people encounter intense stress. Stress hurts the immune system. This is where Essential oils help.

 

Essential oils are popular in the form of aromatherapy, oils for consumption, and topical oils. Many essential oils are on offer at the natural health stores. One of them is thieves oil, a blend of eucalyptus, cinnamon, clove, rosemary, and lemon oils.

 

The oil is antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-infectious and strengthens the immune system. Diffusing some 5 to 6 drops of this oilthrice or four times daily defends against infectious germs. It helps cure a cold, chronic coughs, and more head congestion.

 

Sound sleep is also vital for a healthy immune system. Several essential oils are a natural sleep aid. Among them are lavender oil, clary sage, valerian oil, Sweet marjoram oil, and more.

 

BCAAs for a strong immune system

 

BCAA is an abbreviation for essential amino acids. Foods that are rich in BCAAs include egg, dairy, poultry, meat, and fish. Among the several health benefits of BCAAs is a stronger immune system. Supplementation with BCAA of 12 grams daily improves the immune response to heavy labor for a prolonged time. The right place for supplemental BCAA Vancouver is vitasave.ca.

 

A substantial number of factors help in a healthier immune system. So are a great many natural health supplements.

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text 2020-01-02 14:58
How annoying
Honor Among Thieves - James S.A. Corey

I started to read one of my recently acquired used Star Wars novels last night and I discovered to my annoyance that the previous owner had highlighted sentences in it.

 

Okay, I get doing that in a nonfiction book, and I can even understand why someone would highlight passages in a work of literature. But a Star Wars novel? And an otherwise perfectly nice hardcover copy to boot?

 

Fortunately this is why I save my receipts. This one's going back to the bookstore today while I kick myself for not more diligently inspecting the book before I bought it.

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review 2019-12-02 18:18
Book Review - How to Shield an Assassin by AJ Sherwood
How to Shield an Assassin (Unholy Trifecta #1)How to Shield an Assassin by A.J. Sherwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So I first learned of A.J. Sherwood through her Jon's Mysteries series and kinda fell in love with her writing style. And then I read her Fourth Point of Contact and my mind was blown!
But this book... this book is a bit different from her others and yet oh so wonderful, It was a fun, delightfully amusing romp despite the main characters being an assassin, a mercenary, a thief and a hacker. Oh, and a seriously badass little girl who has them all wrapped around her finger!


Assassin Ari (Aristide) Benelli has lived his life in the shadows and alone. Sure he has a twin brother but that brother was as far from a career criminal as Ari could get so he stayed as far away from Luca as he could for his brother's sake. He had a few friends, a hacker and a thief, but he lived his life solo, doing the job he was good at. And yet a desperate and abused little girl named Remi had him doing the unthinkable - adopting her and settling down. Sort of.

With the help of Ivan and Kyou (the thief and the hacker) - Remi's adopted 'uncles' - Ari attempts to raise his very own little Black Widow in the making while continuing to work. Enter Carter Harrison - Mercenary with a soft spot for kids and a pretty honourable guy all around.

Carter has a job, one that needs a very specialized skill set - and the only one who has it is Ari. A stolen painting needs to be 'liberated' from a private collector with a penchant for illegal objets d'art and a Fort Knox like security system. Ari is the only one who's ever managed to get in and get out. But Ari comes with a crew, and Carter is blindsided by the attraction he feels for the assassin as well as being completely charmed by Remi and reluctantly impressed with Ivan and Kyou.

This book was lighthearted and _fun_. I enjoyed every gosh darned minute of it, from Ari's unconventional parenting, to Remi with her vulnerability and swagger, to the 'crazy uncles'. The romance between Ari and Harrison was sweet and nice but the story itself drew me in and kept me interested.

Can't wait til for book 2!

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review 2019-11-27 04:28
2 Crooks, 1 Realtor, 1 Housekeeper and a Whole Lot of Thievery
Thieves - Steven Max Russo

Last month, I posted my thoughts on Steven Max Russo's second novel, The Dead Don't Sleep, and now I get to focus on his first book.

 

Skooley (I kid you not), is a small-time criminal with aspirations of greater things (and, let's be honest, delusions of at least a bit more grandeur than he actually possess). He runs afoul of actual bad guys in Florida and makes himself scarce, hiding out in New Jersey for awhile. He gets a job in a restaurant and meets Ray. Ray isn't as an accomplished thief as Skooley, but he'd like to be. And he knows where to start: their fellow co-worker Esmeralda had an idea.

 

You see, she's got aspirations and dreams of her own. Hers are on the legal side, it's nice to say. She's a housekeeper, a restaurant hostess at night, and does some grunt work at a hair salon when she's not working as either of those. She's trying to save money for beauty school while taking care of her mother and younger siblings. She's making progress, but it's slow and she could really use a little boost.

 

Esmerelda tells Ray about the owners of a house that she cleans who take off for a month or so every year at this time. They're the kind of people who leave cash and expensive things around with no one to check on them. Ray tells Skooley.

 

So Ray and Skooley break and enter, with the idea of spending a couple of days carefully and thoroughly pillaging this house. Almost immediately, things don't go according to plan and the three conspirators are mired in distrust, frustration, and assorted moments of larceny.

 

There's a subplot involving a real estate agent named Loretta. She blows off a little steam one night after work by having a little too much to drink. Somewhere between being one and three sheets to the wind, she runs into Skooley on a break from his plundering. In case there was any doubt at this point for the reader, what happens next definitely qualifies Skooley as a villain. Other than that, it wasn't until the very end of the book that I saw anything redeeming about this storyline. Once I did, it all made sense. But man, I spent a long time wondering just what Russo was trying to accomplish with it.

I wouldn't call this fast-paced, it's more of a slow-build. More than that, it's steady and always tantalizing about what's coming next. Steady enough that you won't want to put it down.

 

This is really an Elmore Leonard-esque plot and batch of characters, but it has none of Leonard's style. Which is not a complaint—I'm trying to describe, not challenge—if he'd tried, I'd spend a few paragraphs describing the ways that someone who isn't Elmore Leonard shouldn't try to ape his style. Instead, you get the same types of characters in tight situations, which is good enough.

 

There are really two conclusions to this novel—and both are a lot more satisfying than anything I thought the novel might be leading to. And the last line is a killer, make no mistake.

 

All in all, a solid Crime novel featuring lowlifes, misguided people, and a few hardcore bad guys. It's also enough evidence for myself that I'm going to grab the next Russo novel in a heartbeat. I dug this one, I think you will, too.

 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. I am grateful for that, but not so grateful that I changed my opinion.

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Source: irresponsiblereader.com/2019/11/26/thieves-by-steven-max-russo-2-crooks-1-realtor-1-housekeeper-and-a-whole-lot-of-thievery
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review 2019-08-31 20:47
Thieves of Blood, Blade of the Flame #1 by Tim Waggoner
Thieves of Blood - Tim Waggoner

Diran Bastiaan is a priest of the Silver Flame with a dark past and is travelling in the Lhazaar Principalities with his friend the half-orc Ghaji on a general quest to root out evil wherever they find it. In the city of Port Verge Diran runs into an old colleague and former lover, Makala.

 

Shortly therafter the city is raided by the Black Fleet - black ships that come in the night and take nothing but people - and after a fight with a vampire Makala is taken.

 

Teaming up with an elf woman, Yvka, with an agenda of her own (and a fast ship) Diran and Ghaji set out across the cold Lhazaar sea to find out the truth of the Black Fleet and to rescue Makala.

 

Despite the never-ending quest to save my girlfriend plot, 'Thieves of Blood' is an excellent adventure with elements of real horror. Eberron often touches on elements of the genre - but when you have rabid ghouls tearing people apart and vast quantities of blood magic, I'm going to look at the book differently. The Blood of Vol always have potential, but Waggoner nails it.

 

Diran and Makala's complicated back history as former assassins, Ghaji's reflections on prejudice, and great use of the settings own character without suborning the plot makes this a winner. Along with Yvka the addition of an elderly artificier and a Ravenloft-level traumatized halfing to the party make things more interesting. Makala, even as a captive, is allowed heroism, but I could have used more time with her and some more thought-out motivation for the female antagonist. This stands on its own well, but there's real potential for development as the trilogy moves forward.

 

The Blade of the Flame

 

Next: 'Forge of the Mind Slayers'

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