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Growing Up Thin

A Healthy Me

I have always been thin. Once I reached my now petite height of five feet, the numbers usually wavered between 97-99 pounds on the scale. The only reason I ever knew my weight was from doctor's appointments. I don't remember a scale in our home and I never saw a reason to use one because it always remained the same.

Did I eat an especially healthy diet or take care of my weight? No, as a child I ate lots of sweets.The doctors have theorized I never gained weight (or reached anywhere close to my family's average height) because my undiagnosed Celiac Sprue was wreaking havoc on my nutrient intake. My family also believes it's why I exist outside of their mantra of eating when food is put before them. Food often made me sick so my body has never really seen it as especially enjoyable. If I'm hungry, I eat. If I'm not, then I don't eat regardless of whether you put something delicious in front of me.

In college my roommate would get so frustrated when she came home to find my dinner looking sad and uneaten on the stove. I would make it but then remember to do something and completely forget I was supposed to be eating. Food was just low on the list of priorities. If I got really into something in the lab it wasn't unusual for me to realize at ten or eleven at night I had yet to eat lunch or dinner. Despite my forgetful eating habits, I retained a steady weight for years. Never going more than a pound or two above or below my steady weight.

Pounds Begin to Disappear

Weighing Somewhere in the 80s

I have a module (below) which follows why I didn't go see a doctor when I should have. One of the warning signs started a few months before things would fall apart. I began to notice something odd about my clothes. They had become a bit looser...then a little bit looser...until I could not ignore the odd truth I was losing weight. Pants which had fit for years and years started to need a belt and shirts which fit me to a T started to look off on my tiny frame.

Once my health truly fell apart, the weight began to disappear quicker. Understand that at ninety-seven pounds, losing a 'few' pounds means a lot. If you look at a BMI chart, you will see with a five foot height and more weight loss you quick tip into unhealthily underweight. So when I lost more than five pounds, I was a little worried.

Then came the fateful day where my little sister getting ready and noticed me applying make-up in a bra after my shower. She was horrified at how I looked. To her, my bones stuck out and I looked downright sickly. I was hurt because at this point I was doing my best to gain any weight I could. From eating more often to eating foods higher in calories I was doing all I could think of yet still losing weight.

Not until several months after the event did I really have a mental crash (the complete tale is in my book). I would ask my boyfriend off and on about whether I looked different or bad or to skinny. He always reassured me I looked the same. One night we were sitting on the bed in my apartment. The room was very warm so I was wearing a pair of shorts. He looked at me and said, "your legs have gotten really skinny." There was a pause and then, "you don't find me attrraaacctttiivvvee anymore...You don't love me because I look different...I'm so sorry. I'm trying so hard to regain the weight. I'm sorry I look bad...etc." He looked horrified at his ever positive strong-willed girlfriend dissolving into a mess of tears and altogether pathetic noises. Even after reassuring me of his love regardless of my looks, I still cried myself to sleep after he left.

This may have sounded petty to you (why worry about weight loss after hospital visits and the ICU) but it had become very important to me to look physically the same. If I did not then people would know how sick I was and I did not want to see their pity. I could not work, go to class, or even take a walk down the street alone but at least I looked like the same me. Now I knew I did not and I was not sure where to go from there. I kept trying to regain the weight but only kept losing. I was now in the 80s for weight and evidently looked like a scarecrow!

How to start looking good...

Begin by Feeling Good

During the times when my weight got very low I felt terrible about myself. I realize it was partly from being so underweight but mostly because I lost sight of what made me who I am. My weight never defined me before so why should it now? I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and start learning to love this struggling body of mine.

In my picture I am feeling good at the top of the Mandalay Bay. The walls were all glass and you could see all of Vegas before you. Pretty amazing!

Getting Physically Healthy

It's Important too!

I have always struggled with exercise. I now know it's because of my hidden health problems which left me panting for breath after attempting to jog a single block and completely exhausted after even a simple workout. My cardiologist recommended a heart program (I was denied due to not having a heart attack) so instead I worked with a trainer who is known for working with patients who have unique health problems. He taught me about the best means to gain strength while not 'overdoing it.' His work has helped an immense amount in knowing what I can and cannot do (and how much to do) when performing a workout.

When I cannot make it out of bed, I use the exercise bands and exercises chosen by the hospital physical therapist especially for me. I can use them to get exercise while not having to worry about cracking my head from dizziness on the floor. On better days (but not good enough to leave home) I will do a simple Pilates or yoga workout. I find it good for both my mental and physical health. Sometimes I end up watching a DVD and getting two minutes in before I cannot do anymore. On those days, I just focus on breathing and listening. If you can't do the exercise then at least take away something!

Please remember to always speak with your own doctor before beginning an exercise program. I don't want anyone to jump on a treadmill after reading this and have a heart attack. Ask before you start so you know what program is right for you.

Black Mountain Resistance Band Set

Ankle Strap, Exercise Bands, and Carrying Case Included

Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Resistance Band Carrying Case

Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Resistance Band Carrying Case

I got mine while in the hospital but I like the idea of this set because it includes an exercise chart and ankle straps (which I should get).

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Pilates Workout for Dummies

Not Dummies...More like Newbies

Pilates Workout for Dummies

Pilates Workout for Dummies

I highly recommend this DVD if you are considering beginning Pilates without taking a class. They explain why and how to do things so you are not just jumping blindly into an exercise activity . I actually own this and really appreciate how they offer modified poses for beginners, more than beginners, and experts.

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Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies

Perfect for Yoga Users of Any Skill

Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies

Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies

The same goes for this yoga workout. If I were to begin yoga (knowing nothing), I would start with a DVD like this!

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Getting Great Looking Skin

I've Got Happy Skin!

My skin took a plunge when I was very thin so I realized there needed to be a change in my daily skin care regimen. I switched to using the Clinique 3-Step in the morning and at night. They have products for all skin types which were developed by dermatologists AND are hypoallergenic. More importantly, they understand it's not 'one skin type fits all.' I highly recommend giving their products a try.

Clinique 3 Step System for Dry/Combination Skin

Every day in the morning and at night

Clinique 3 Step system for dry/combination skin gift set- dramatically moisturizing Lotion 125 ml/ lotion 2-200 ml/soap mild 200ml

Clinique 3 Step system for dry/combination skin gift set- dramatically moisturizing Lotion 125 ml/ lotion 2-200 ml/soap mild 200ml

I use the dry/combination Clinique 3 Step System. I love how all three steps make so much more of a difference then merely using a simple lotion does!

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Ahava Facial Mud Exfoliator

All Natural. Completely Amazing on the Skin

Ahava Facial Mud Exfoliator, 3.40 Ounce

Ahava Facial Mud Exfoliator, 3.40 Ounce

I was introduced to Ahava on the shores of the Dead Sea. All their products are made completely from Dead Sea Minerals and give amazing results. I use this one twice a week.

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Learning to Eat Right. It's a Process

I'd much rather eat candy!

The one neurologist (I refer to him as Dr. Snake) recommended a nutritionist as my family and I were worried about my gluten-free diet. Well, that was a complete waste of time. Instead of being able to answer my questions about how the gluten-free diet affects nutrition (as you are replacing key ingredients like wheat with other stuff) she reiterated what I had learned in my Nutrition course. Yes, she even handed me information almost exactly like what I got in college nutrition. Then she added that she knew what Celiac's was but the other nutritionist was a twenty-year dietary veteran and she knew little about it. I walked away having learned absolutely nothing and fed up with all the hospital nonsense.

So I would just increase the fruit, vegetables, and protein in my diet. I kept trying to eat more often and actually now take medication to help against the side effects of other medication which make me sick to my stomach. Nutrition class to me was extremely boring (as a biology major you've learned most medical details) but I did learn a thing or two. If you are really interested in learning to eat right then consider taking a course or buying a book on the subject. Knowing a serving of meat is the size of a deck of cards really puts that 24 ounce steak you get at a restaurant into perspective. Gaining weight is more than eating a lot, it's eating what's actually good for you and starts by having the right knowledge.

Food and Feeling Good: Books on Nutrition

It's huge on your emotions

Many people do not realize the food they put in their bodies plays a huge role on their mood. Too much sugar and you feel great now...then are moody and grouchy when the crash follows. Their is so much to learn about nutrition and food in general. If you want to look good and feel good then take a look into what your diet is doing for you.
Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating

by M.D. Walter C. Willett
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Nutrition For Dummies

Nutrition For Dummies

by Carol Ann Rinzler
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Complete Idiot's Guide to Total Nutrition, Fourth Edition

Complete Idiot's Guide to Total Nutrition, Fourth Edition

by M.S., R.D., C.D.N., Joy Bauer
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HEALING FOODS: Practical Guide to the Health Benefits and Medicinal Properties of Food

HEALING FOODS: Practical Guide to the Health Benefits and Medicinal Properties of Food

by Naya Lizardo
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Understanding Nutrition

Understanding Nutrition

by Ellie Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes
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Clothing for You Now

and You Later

I did not want to spend a lot of time searching for a new wardrobe which I felt would (hopefully soon) be unnecessary. However, I could not just go around wearing clothes which hung off me so I decided to find ways to improvise. Doing that meant being able to avoid the hassle of finding skinny jeans which fit (which is not easy I might add) but still keep me happy about what I was wearing.

I wanted to combine the 'I can wear it now' with the 'I can also wear it when my body returns.' So I have tried my best to stay true to my theme so I can avoid the hassle of shopping in my wheelchair. Which, depending on who is pushing, is usually not a great experience.

Keep the Skinny Jeans of Then

Get Leggings for Now

When I think of wearing skinny jeans, it typically means performing the 'skinny jean lunges' meaning you have a slight struggle to get them on then go around your apartment trying to stretch them out. They are a bit tight but then fit perfectly for the next few times around before you wash them and start all over. Skinny jeans are not supposed to hang off you in desperate need of a belt and you definitely should not be able to slide them on and off without unbuttoning.

So instead of spending sixty dollars on a new pair, I decided to get leggings. Actually, I found them to be so comfortable I own every color (sometimes in multiple) except red, orange, and pink. They are comfortable for doing nothing to going out for the night. I also adore how they work with boots, flats, and high heels. The best part? I can wear them now and then later because unlike skinny jeans, I will be able to fit back in them even at my regular weight.

Shopping for Leggings on Amazon

Skip the store. Get it to your door!

I recommend every woman own a pair of leggings. They are great for wearing around the house, working out in, or out and about.
Womens Cotton Spandex Leggings by In Touch in Black, Large

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G by GUESS Jaslyn Denim Leggings, LIGHT WASH (XL)

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Women's New style Sexy Stretchy Faux Leather Cotton Back Tight Leggings Pant

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FULL TILT Ethnic Print Womens Ponte Leggings

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Keep the Shirts of Then

Add a Waist Belt for Now

In the picture the shirt I am wearing is actually way to big on me. Make that about two sizes to big. My friend was giving it away and although I knew it would hang off my thin frame I wanted it. So what to do now? I wanted to wear the shirt but in no way would I look healthy if I did. Thus, I added a belt (from another top actually) to cinch my waist. Now the top fit me and looked right. People actually complimented me on it never realizing I had done it for the strategic purpose of fitting what I wanted to wear from then into wearing it for now.

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Find great deals here on waist belts

I love waist belts. They have saved many pieces in my wardrobe and overall, I like the look of them. They can take an otherwise plain shirt and add a flair to it. Waist belts are also not an expensive item to own which is another great reason to own a few.
Allegra K Elastic Coffee Butterfly Knot Hook Buckle Ladies Waist Belt

Allegra K Elastic Coffee Butterfly Knot Hook Buckle Ladies Waist Belt

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Allegra K Women Press Stud Button Dotted Gauze Coated Bow Tie Decoe Black Waist Belt

Allegra K Women Press Stud Button Dotted Gauze Coated Bow Tie Decoe Black Waist Belt

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Allegra K Woman Black Elastic Band Rhinestone Metal Flower Cinch Waist Belt

Allegra K Woman Black Elastic Band Rhinestone Metal Flower Cinch Waist Belt

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Allegra K Woman Interlocking Buckle Brown Textured Elastic Fabric Waist Belt

Allegra K Woman Interlocking Buckle Brown Textured Elastic Fabric Waist Belt

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Allegra K Lady Metal Floral Interlocking Buckle Cinch Band Waist Belt Blue

Allegra K Lady Metal Floral Interlocking Buckle Cinch Band Waist Belt Blue

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Wear Peacoat W/Belt Now

Take off the belt later

I have a love for coats and own way more than an average person should. So what to do when my coats didn't fit so well? I just added to my coat collection with coats which came with a belt. In one case I actually added a belt. This way I can wear them now and remove the belt later. As you can tell, I am now all about the belts because they do such a good job in hiding my underweight figure. Plus, I enjoy sewing so it's no problem for me to just use a seam ripper to remove the belt loops and leave the coat looking like new!

Women's Belted Jackets & Peacoats

A Must in My Coat Collection

I love coats and peacoats in particular. I own them in colors ranging from midnight blue to black to pretty pink. Almost all of these coats come in more colors than black. I was so sad when I couldn't show you them in my favorite ones! I guess you will have to take a look on Amazon for yourself and find the perfect belted coat.
Jack Women's Abi Jacket

Jack Women's Abi Jacket

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LANHUACAO Women Wool Blends Coat Slim Trench Winter Coat Long Jacket Outwear

LANHUACAO Women Wool Blends Coat Slim Trench Winter Coat Long Jacket Outwear

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Hailey Jeans Co Juniors Long Button-down Belted Coat

Hailey Jeans Co Juniors Long Button-down Belted Coat

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Green with Envy Women's Belted Jacket

Green with Envy Women's Belted Jacket

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Womens Duffle Toggle Coat (Inf)

Womens Duffle Toggle Coat (Inf)

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Comfort. Baby Doll Style Now

Wear it Then

One my new favorite clothing types is the 'baby doll' look. I used to call these tops the 'pregnancy' tops as you cannot tell if a person is pregnant or not. I have completely changed my mind on them and love the way they feel. You can cinch the tops with a waist belt or if they are long enough, wear them over leggings. I love how it doesn't matter your size at the moment, it fits you.

Tunic and Baby Doll Tank tops and tops

All season for baby doll tops

Baby doll (tunic) tops are for all seasons. You just need to accessorize in the right way. Get one now and wear it then.


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Women's baby doll tunic tank top

Women's baby doll tunic tank top

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Grey Button Down Babydoll Glitter Detail Top Womens

Grey Button Down Babydoll Glitter Detail Top Womens

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Women Viscose Spandex Spaghetti Strap Cami Tunic Knit Top

Women Viscose Spandex Spaghetti Strap Cami Tunic Knit Top

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Arden B. Women's Cold Shoulder High-low Tunic

Arden B. Women's Cold Shoulder High-low Tunic

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Get Scarves Now

Wear them Always

My father travels regularly to Asia and brings back a little of everything for his children. Thanks to him I have scarves in all colors, designs and shades. They range from silk to cashmere to lace. In the picture I am wearing one from his latest trip to India. I love how scarves look on anyone and they do a great job in distracting from a top I'm wearing which is a bit to large now. People notice the scarf and not the shirt which makes life so much easier.

In the picture I am holding my new niece. This February I became an aunt for the very first time. She's going to be bigger than me soon!

An Update on Me Now

With the added dietary restriction of being yeast-free (no sugar, pickles, olives, ketchup...etc) I've had to restructure my eating thoughts. Living with it has been a definite challenge in regaining the weight but I like to think I am making progress. I have gained back about half of what I lost and am still working towards regaining the rest. There is no estimate of time for when it will be because my health changes day by day. So I just keep working my way there and hope someday soon I will be back to my good old size again.

The picture is of me less than a month ago at my friend's baby shower. Her baby needs lots of your prayers as he arrived a month early with serious health complications and remains in the NICU. I hope she will be able to take him home soon and I'm praying for him!

Misconceptions on this Lens

Read before you complain

In my time at squidoo I have had lenses where as my little sister said "Wow. They completely missed your point! That comment has nothing to do with this...." I still post the comments as I believe a person's opinions are important no matter whether I agree or disagree. Still, I feel I should clarify some points to avoid comments complaining on anorexia being so prevalent or the dangers of obesity (which has nothing to do with this lens).

Yes, my weight loss was very hard on me mentally but it there is a far more important reason for concern. I was becoming dangerously underweight. Being underweight can be just as dangerous as being overweight. If no one had started treating my health issues I could have gotten to the point where I was in danger of dying from being so thin.

Even though I never progressed to that point (thank goodness) I did have problems. My hair and skin both became very dry. Actually, my hair was so dry it became brittle, would break off, and every time I brushed hair would come out. Luckily, I had a lot of hair but it was still a pain. I also had little energy which was terrible as this was the time when I needed it the most. I became very prone to catching any cold, cough, or flu around me meaning my immune system was lowered which meant a case of bronchitis could quickly become pneumonia.

Many of my vitamin levels were low and I had to take prescribed amounts to try and compensate. All in all, it was downright miserable both mentally and physically. So this lens is about learning to feel good and look good while regaining the weight lost. This is about personally being healthy and happy, not about adult obesity and anorexia in children (etc). Those are definitely important issues but not the ones being covered here :)

health and nutrition stores near me

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Charity Gift Market

Charity Gift Market is a marketplace filled with gifts made by nonprofits. Every gift bought here helps support a good cause. You can shop by product, non-profit, or cause! And charities can list their items here FOR FREE!


Shop for a Cause Through Ebay Givingworks

Ebay Givingworks is a little section of Ebay where sellers donate all or some of the selling price of their items to charity.

Greater Good Shops

Many of you may be familiar with Greater Good's click to donate program. GreaterGood also has shops full of unique and reasonably priced products--and 100% of the profits go to charity. Each shop has identical content, but the profits go to a different cause depending on which site you're shopping through.
The Hunger Site Store
100% of profits go to help feed the hungry.
The Breast Cancer Site Store
100% of profits go to fight breast cancer.
The Child Health Site Store
100% of profits go to help provide healthcare to impoverished children.
The Literacy Site Store
100% of profits go to promote literacy
The Rain Forest Site Store
100% of profits go to help preserve and protect the rainforest
The Animal Rescue Site Store
100% of profits go to help animals

50% to Help Fight Breast Cancer This October Only!

50% of proceeds of Breeze Comfort Bras will be donated to Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Program when shoppers use a special code (BCCARES).

Etsy Products & Shops Supporting Various Causes

Cat Soap to Help Feline Rescue
All proceeds from this cute cate soap goes to help the Merrimack River Feline Rescue
Anuart - Pottery for Peace
100% of the ll items in the "Pottery for Peace" section go to the Greg Mortenson Foundation which funds the "Central Asia Institute" and the children's branch "Pennies for Peace"...these organizations have built over 140 schools in remote parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan that have provided education for nearly 58,000 children.
Think Humanity
This shop supports Think Humanitys mission to fight against malaria, provide love, comfort and security to orphaned children, and create an overall positive change for refugees
Charity Wings
Charity Wings supports different charities at different times of the year. 100% of profits go to charity.


Find More Etsy Sellers Supporting Charity

Find shops on etsy that support charity at the following links:

Etsians for Disaster Relief
Artist Aid

Or, to find other products on etsy supporting a certain cause, try typing the cause name and the word "donate" or "charity" in the Etsy search box. Make sure to read the listing description to see if they actually donate.

A Charitable Gift Guide

Hand Made Gifts for Charity

Charitable Gift GuideThere are many charitable gifts sold on Etsy. You can find many gifts just by searching under "charity" or "donate" and your favorite cause, though you have to be careful to check if the listing is actually charitalbe, how much is donated, and to where. Such Fun to Give showcases a weekly treasury of charitable gifts on etsy. You can browse the weekly treasuries there, or visit the gift guide where you can browse gifts by gender, age, color and more.

Music for Charity

Kids World Party

Kids World Party

World music for kids. 7% of the proceeds go Amnesty International.

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A Song Benifiting Save the Children

This song incorporates heart beats from impoverished children, and a portion of the sale benifits Save the Children. You can learn more about the making of this song here.

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Crocheing 4 A Cause

Right now supporting Japan Relief


At Crocheing 4 a Cause 50% of the profits of these hats go to a cause (currently Japan Relief). The other 50% cover supplies.

The Green Mango Cookbook

Supporting training programs for young, at risk women

Green Mango CookbookThis book is a collection of recipes from Green Mango Caf & Bakery and Culinary Training Center, including redipes from a wide range of a wide range of ethnic cuisines including Cambodian, Italian, Mexican, French, and American. Students at theTraining Center are enrolled in a two-year program that will prepare them to enter into the most distinguished kitchens in Cambodia. The CTC plays a significant role in establishing a successful strategy for developing future employment opportunities for orphans, at-risk, and formerly trafficked women. Proceeds from this book help to fund this project.

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All of the items sold through KivuluLove in this shop were made by the women of Hope House in Uganda, East Africa. The program offers women from the Kivilu Slum of Kampala a chance at a different life.

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Paper Bead Bracelets-Star pattern

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Bright Unique hand-made Lanyards

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Custom Photo and Personalized Memory Products/Shops

Gifts for Any Occassion
Personalized gifts - Decorative stationary with baby names, birthday history, wedding, heritage and more. 90% of the sale price of printed products and 100% of the sale price of e-mailed products go to support charities dealing with foster care, abused children, and neglected animals.
We Craft For You
Custom memory keepsakes - videos, photobooks, invitations, coloring books and more - a portion of every sale goes to charity.
Swanky Chicks - Take Note! Designs
10% of Take Note! Designs products (baby announcements, baby shower invitations, personalized note cards, and holiday cards). The donations are being made in conjunction with the designer, so only the Take Note! products count towards a donation, though SwankyChicks occassionally does special sales to support other charities

Shop With Compassion

100% of the profits from this shop goes to sponsor children through Compassion International.

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Misc Shops for Misc Charities

Various sites and products supporting good causes with their profits.
One Less Need
For every toothbrush you buy one is donated to a child in need!
CafePress Haiti Earthquake Relief Store
100% of profits from sales of shirts from this section of CafePress go to support UNICEF''s Haiti relief effort.
Little Passports
Global adventure kits and monthly mail packages for kids. A portion of the profit goes to support charity.
Bugaloo Kids
Cute hand-crafted baby shoes. 5% of every purchase goes to fight child slavery.
Box Girls (Family Dinner Boxes Only)
A portion of the proceeds from their Family Dinner Boxes are donated to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
Made 4 Aid (UK)
Hand made crafts being sold to support charity.
Bags 4 Darfur (Canada)
Hand made quilted bags - proceeds of the project are intended for food aid to people in camps in Darfur, Sudan via the United Nations World Food Programme.
Online Mall Fundraiser of the Week
Online Mall With Various Products Including Avon, Fuller Brush and more. 20% of her affiliate earnings (which average 8% to 10% of total sale) support charity.
Etsians for Animals - Artists Helping Animals
A group of Etsy artists who devote some of their profits to support animal welfare.
Priceless T-Shirt Press
Unique Haitian t-shirts for men and women. Priceless T-shirts Press will donate .00 to Yele foundation from every Haitian t-shirt sold. - Trilogy/HealthyPetNet
A portion of every purchase goes to help rescue neglected and unwanted animals through the Dr. Jane's HealthyPetNet Foundation.
National Geographic Store
Helps to support National Geographic's non-profit mission
Angelic Baby Creations - Bibs
from every bib sold is donated to the National MS society.
Shaw Treatment
Body care products made from quality, natural ingredients - 100% of net profits go to charities working in Africa.
Childrens Art
Sale of gift and stationary items created using children's art goes to support programs for children with Cancer.
Equal Exchange
Fair trade chocolate, tea, coffee and gifts for fundraisers. They support the promotion of fair trade practices. You can see a breakdown of how their earnings are divided in their FAQ.
Rosie O'Donnel's Etsy Shop
Yes, Rosie O is crafty, and she sells her crafts to benefit the THE MARAVEL ARTS CENTER in New York City.
Jakes First Wave
A percentage of sales of this book goes to support the Surfrider Foundation.
Zazzler Causes
This blog features Zazzle artists who are raising awareness (and sometimes funds) for various causes through their products. Since not all artists here donate, assume that they do no unless they specifically state that they do. I include it here because of the many artists it highlights which do donate.
Stardust Love
An etsy shop supporting various causes. At least 30% of each purchase goes to the charity mentioned in the product description (in many cases more).
Toms Shoes
For every pair of shoes they sell they donate a pair to a child in need.
Snapfish Give Pink
30% of the product price of items from Snapfish's Give Pink shop go to help find a cure for breast cancer
Zazzle Charity Shops
Find items on Zazzle donated for charity. All the shops listed donate at least 10% (sometimes more) to charity.
Hats for Hunger
Hats sold support Heifer International.
Krochet Kids
Krochet Kids sells hats. As for donation it doesn't so much give to charity, as run it's business in a way that provides for needs that charities would. They want to break the cycle of poverty and dependence on outside humanitarian aid by providing job opportunities and relavant training and mentoring to Ugandan women so that they can support themselves, plan a career, and develop beyond the need for outside aid.
Global Girlfriend
Global Girlfriend sells fair trade items made by women and donates a portion of each sale to to Camfed (Campaign for Female Education), a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty in Africa through the education of girls and the empowerment of young women.

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Helping Victims of Slavery

20% of all proceeds from Chains of Grace go to support Love146, an organization which helps victims of human trafficking begin a new life free from the chains of slavery.

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The Nest

Supporting Adoption

100% of the profits from The Nest support The Sparrows Fund, an organization raising money to help families adopt orphans from overseas.

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Etsians for Haiti

Here are a few Etsy shops donating all or some of their profits to relief efforts in Haiti. You can find more by searching under the term "Haiti Relief."
Haiti Relief - Featured Items
Items featured by Etsy that are going to support Haiti Relief.
More Etsians For Haiti
This list on the Etsy forum has lots of shops which are donating to Haiti. Most are no longer donating.
Haiti By Hand
The entire purchase price of every item in this shop goes directly to the relief and rebuilding efforts of Haiti By Hand in Despinos, Haiti. Items in this shop are donated by various artisans.


Boon, a company which makes innovative children's products, donates 10% of their profits to charities which help children in need.
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Natural Product Store

Anyone that might be interested in living healthier lives can benefit from the product assortment at The Natural Store. With the very best in natural and environmentally friendly products, you can be sure that youll find the safest products available at the best possible prices. Their commitment to standards and convenience allows you to feel confident when you shop with them. With more than 50,000 products to choose from ranging from personal care to herbal remedies, you can feel and look better than ever with this amazing superstore.

The Natural Store has a commitment to natural products that are guaranteed to help you find your way to living greener. With organic and 100 percent natural health, beauty, personal care, and cleaning products, you can make your home and family healthier than ever. Plus, they have something for everyone in the family, from pets to children to parents. Whether you shop natural for health reasons or because you have a commitment to the environment, you can find the top of the line when it comes to products to pamper and take care of yourself. You can shop with a clear conscience with a company that cares about its affect on the environment.

With no artificial colors or dyes and products that are never tested on animals, you can be sure to find the best in natural products at The Natural Store. If you want to shop natural and be your best, you can find everything you need at this amazing natural superstore. From beauty products to vitamins to fitness needs, you can find everything to help everyone in your family be at their very best. If youre ready to think green with everything you do, its time to turn to the only place that cares about the environment as much as they care about you.

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Good Diet For Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are something you don't want to discuss at the dinner table. They are rather embarrassing, yet extremely common condition. The good news is that there are lots of internal and external hemorrhoids treatment choices available for the sufferers.

Typically, natural remedies for hemorrhoids are the best methods to get rid of the problem. One very successful as well as uncomplicated method to do away with all types of hemorrhoids is including adequate fiber to your regimen.

Fiber's primary goal is to get rid of and prevent hemorrhoids. It is already a struggle to exert more bowel pressure just to push out the feces. That pressure comes as a result of the internal walls being blocked for whatever reason. Doing too much of this will definitely impact the blood vessels in the location causing hemorrhoids.

The effect of fiber in the regimen is based on its ability to cleanse the bowel. If the stool can move effortlessly in your colon, without any disruptions, this eliminates excess straining. This, in return, helps in preventing hemorrhoids to arise.

Fiber also increases bulk in the intestines. This makes bowel movements easier, thus reducing straining. This is an additional advantage of fiber when trying to do away with hemorrhoids.

One more benefit of fiber is that it better the digestion by cleansing the intestines. There are some non-digestible particles in fiber-rich foods that do the job.

There are countless foodstuffs that contain a great deal of fiber. Fresh fruits as well as vegetables are some of the best ones. That is why you ought to eat them on day-to-day basis.

According to Mayo Clinic it's best for males age 50 and under to take 38 grams of fiber daily. Females in the same age range need to consume 25 grams daily. Male over 50 need 30 grams of fiber every day and women of the same age need 21 grams.

Lots of experts recommend high-fiber regimen. This need to consist of weekly dosages of cooked beans and bran cereal for breakfast. Also, it is suggested to ingest wheat bread instead of white bread. Additionally, as discussed above, day-to-day dosages of veggies and fruits are favorable.

Fiber-rich diet is an excellent natural home remedy for hemorrhoids. However, this can also be overdone. Make certain to give the body time to adjust itself when altering the regimen. Increase the amount of fiber gradually. If the changes are too abrupt, this can cause cramps, bloating, as well as gas.

It is suggested that you shouldn't take greater than 50 g of fiber each day. You really should follow this recommendation since overdose can cause dehydration and imbalance to your body. To avoid dehydration, increase a water usage too. If you follow the guidelines here you will be on the way to hemorrhoid free life.

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Vitamin A Body Lotion

Body lotions come in many different combinations of herbs, natural products derived from fruits, plant leaves or seeds. They work in so many ways, such as healing dry skin, improving skins texture, nourishing and replenishing skins lost natural oils as well as it restores the radiance of the skin.

I. Natural Ingredients:

1. Shea butter

Derived from the fruit kernels of the shea nut tree, it has remarkable healing and softening abilities. Studies show that shea butter has anti inflammatory effects on the skin, thus increase wound healing and improve scar appearance. From its physical make up of vitamin E, vitamin A, and cinnamic acid as well as a unique fatty acid profile, this butter can moisturize and heal dry skin.

2. Sunflower oil

Is rich in vitamins E and A and very high in fatty acids that aids in restoring skin moisture, natural oils and regenerates. Vitamin A encourages collagen production and is able to retain moisture.

3. Almond oil

Easily absorbed, this is an important nutrient for skin softening and conditioning. With high vitamin A content, it is very suitable to dry, flaky or inflamed skin. Helps the skin to balance its loss and absorption of moisture.

4. Jojoba oil

Good for all skin types, It readily penetrates the skin to nourish, moisturize and softens dry skin. Hypoallergenic and pure, it contains minerals, proteins and a waxy substance which imitates the skins collagen, making it supple and soft to the touch.

5. Cocoa butter

A very popular ingredient among hand and body lotions, like the shea butter, it acts as an emollient helping the skin feel soft and calm. It can also prevent and lessen stretch marks if applied regularly.

6 Aloe Vera

Studies show that aloe vera can very well improve the skins capability to hydrate itself. It has a powerful penetrating ability which carries healthy substances through the skin. With daily use, aloe vera will help maintain a healthy glowing skin. Because of its numerous biologically active ingredients, such as polysaccharides, phytosterols, glycerol, vitamins E, B & C and zinc; these all contribute to the healing, scar reducing and anti inflammatory effects of aloe vera.

7. Macadamia oil

This has lubrication properties and is easily absorbed. This oil is high in monounsaturated fatty acids acting as anti oxidants to prevent deterioration and weakening of cell membrane. It is also an emollient with magnesium and thiamine, that soothes and calms. Good for mature and aging skin.

8. Glycerin

It has humectant properties, drawing moisture from the air unto the skin.

II. Choosing The Right Body Lotion For You:

- Read labels
Different products have different ingredients. It is important that you know what consists of the lotion that you are buying, to avoid allergies. Also choose a product labeled as a moisturizer.

- Choose a moisturizing lotion
Take note of the positive changes it has done to your skin. Note these changes and if you love the results, then continue using it.

- Know your skin
Although many lotions are for all skin types, there are lotions which are specifically formulated for normal,dry, amd extra dry skin. It is best to buy a lotion that could address to your skin type to achieve the best results.

- Know what you need
Do you need a lotion just for daily moisturizing? Or you have stretch marks that needs attention too? There are hundreds of moisturizing products in the market that can improve the appearance of your stretch marks as well as nourish your skin.

- Consider your skins condition
If you have sensitive skin, choose a moisturizing lotion that is noncomedogenic. This means that the lotion has been proven and tested not to cause acne reactions on the skin. Likewise, unscented body lotions will unlikely cause allergies.

- Consider your lifestyle
If you are the type who loves spending time outdoors, you may need a lotion with ultraviolet protection, to minimize skin wrinkling and drying.

- Consider the season
In winter, choose a heavier lotion with shea butter or any intensive ingredient. During the summer, a lighter, well absorbed lotion with aloe vera and sunscreen protection works best.

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Vitamin A What Is It Good For

What you are about to find will benefit you widely. Women possess distinctive health needs at different stages of our lives. We may miss a specific vitamin supplement for a woman at one point of our life and need something entirely different at another space. Doctors regularly prescribe vitamin and iron supplements for a woman who is with child. If she does, take them as directed and do not change the dosage. While a lack of a particular vitamin can cause deficiencies, too much can outcome in toxicity. What a woman needs for vitamin supplements? When a vitamin supplement for a woman is recommended or prescribed it is because it contains the specific vitamin or vitamins a woman's body needs. Your physician intention take into the account for the amount to of calcium and different nutrients that you miss on a daily basis and make his recommendation. You should accustom yourself with the different vitamins and their role in your health. You hope to grasp in what foods you can get certain vitamins and how much of each of the vitamins that your body needs. If you are taking a vitamin supplement for a woman because you are pregnant, you'll hope to look into whether or not you'll demand one after you give birth. What a woman should know about supplements during pregnancy? If you maintain a disease or a condition that dictates you take a special vitamin supplement for a woman it may be something you always possess to deal with. Your physician can definitely advise you on this. Though, in most cases, pregnancy notwithstanding, you should be able to get all the vitamins and minerals you require from a balanced intake. Your physician can do a simple blood check-up to check the levels of certain vitamins in your system and whether or not you are deficient. What type of vitamin supplements for the woman? It is significant to note that vitamins A, D, E and K are fat soluble. An excess amount of these vitamins are stored either in fatty tissue or the liver until needed. Because of this, toxicity can develop if too many vitamins are taken. While that hardly happens when we get our vitamins only from the foods we eat, it can and does happen when we conjoin too many vitamin supplements with our diets. Discuss this with your physician if you expect you want a vitamin supplement for a woman. Before you realize the different roles vitamins and minerals play in our complete health, it's truly fun to hang on to up with the amount to we are ingesting, either through the foods we eat or through supplements. In carrying out so, you desire most likely find that your whole diet improves and the demand for any other supplements will be minimal. However, many woman sometimes tend to take vitamin supplements for granted as that are many types of good vitamin products, but having the right knowledge to use the right type of vitamin pills to the max for various kinds of chronic of illnesses is crucial. Therefore, without a proper understanding of using various kinds of health supplements to treat various anxiety and anger management system, there will not be much free lifestyle to hope for. Apply this effective tips together with an thorough understanding of vitamin health food is important so that you enjoy your life once again.

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Increase Vitamin A

Whilst vitamin D is extensively renowned for helping to build strong bones and maintain bone health as well as claims that the vitamin can help to prevent certain forms of cancers, new research has revealed that a daily supplement of vitamin D can significantly increase longevity.

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which we can obtain from the food we eat. In addition, our body has the ability to produce vitamin D, calciferol, after exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. Therefore, we tend to have high levels of vitamin D in the summer months, with an increased importance of a dietary supplement throughout the winter months, hence the reason why vitamin D is often considered to be the sunshine vitamin.

As much research has found, vitamin D plays a vital role in the absorption of calcium and it is these properties that promote the formation and maintenance of strong bones. Furthermore, vitamin D is crucial for immunity and a healthy immune system as it encourages the production of natural antibiotics and anti-viral agents within the body. As the sunshine vitamin, it is thought that the seasonal flux of common colds and flu throughout the winter months.

Emerging research also suggests that vitamin D can play a key role in the prevention of cancer and can potentially help with cancer treatment.

What does Research say?

New research into the combination of benefits derived from vitamin D and the overall effects on longevity found from18 clinical studies that lasted an average of 5-6 years that a daily supplement of vitamin D had considerably positive results on longevity, with around an 8% reduction in mortality from any cause in people taking the supplement.

Although it is not clear how a vitamin D supplement directly increases longevity, it is clear that taking a natural supplement of vitamin D can offer various benefits that contribute to overall well-being and good health.

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin D is around 20 mcg per day, with many multivitamin blends containing 100% RDA. A beneficial natural blend of multivitamins in a convenient one-a-day form (Multivitamins(A,B,C,D,E) 100% RDA) is available from Simply Supplements( (Buy One Get One Free, 6.49).


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Natural Products Stores

Vitamins and minerals are important part of our body; you can get it in form of organic health products. You will purchase such medicines in many of the medicals stores. Here many medicines are made in form of some sea food or green calcium foods, which considers as a best natural part of the sources. By using this, you have to get much energy power in your body, the main benefits of this health products that they are easy to mixed with water and you take it in any time as after your launch or before a eating dinner. They not give any type of side effects in your body, so you don't take any worry to at which time I get this medicines.

There are some organic health product are made in such varieties, that boost your immune system. Here also you can get some immune system supplements products, when spirulina type items are contains they will encounter a 100% organic mixture. That it contain all type of important healthy grains or some of the foods. When you suffer from some of the stomach pain type problem, these of the plant based capsule is fast relief in your body. The curative properties of these organic health products hold some amazing features. Some many items are made with organic materials, which also put hand in fields of making some medicines that relate to your teeth, bones, and hair or skin types suffering diseases.

You can fast free from such suffering problem, when you can use once the organic product. Normally these products can make in full of the natural nutrients mixing forms. Some organic energy supplements also offer you to relief from a tension or some of the insomnia related problems. Normally both of the males or females can take the benefits of these organic products; you can use it to improve your hormonal type problems. This product can deal with some of the menopause, hot flushes or impotence type suffering problems. Some of the natural health product allows your body to prevent you from some of the critical type diseases, where the many of the drugs or chemical not be done.

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Diet To Reduce Hemorrhoids

Home treatments for hemorrhoids could normally reduce the pain and swelling from hemorrhoids within a few days. That is why they are so popular among hemorrhoids patients.

Hemorroids are swollen blood vessel of the rectum. These veins are located in the lowest area of the rectum and the anus. Generally there are two types of Hemorrhoids:

1. Internal Hemorrhoids - where hemorrhoids occur inside the rectum. Usually painless. When you strain to have a bowel movement, sometimes internal hemorrhoids are pushed out from the rectum. Most people will not realize that they have internal hemorrhoids unless it bleeds or prolapses.

2. External Hemorrhoids locate around the anus. If they develop thrombose, they could cause itchiness and could be extremely painful and uncomfortable. Thrombosed hemorrhoids are clotted blood and appear as hard lump on the anus area. They could be inflamed, swollen and cause pain.

Home Treatments For Hemorrhoids by Avoid Making Hemorrhoids Condition Worsen

You can enhance your relief from hemorrhoids by doing the following:

1. After passing of stool, clean the anus gently with soft toilet paper moistened with water and cleansing agent. You may also use baby wipes or other pre-moistened towels.

2. If you want to clean the anal area with soap, use soap that does not contain perfumes or dyes.

3. Do not rub the anal area. After cleansing, just gently pat the anal area with absorbent or soft cloth or tower

Home Treatments For Hemorrhoids By Relieving Itching and Pain

You can also try curing hemorrhoids by relieving its itches and pains via the following ways:

1. Take sitz bath. Fill up your bathtub with just warm water. Sit in the tub for 15 minutes several times a day especially after bowel movement.

2. Apply ice for 10 minutes several times a day. After that follow by placing a warm compress on the anal area. Do this for about 10 to 20 minutes.

3. Apply moist heat by using warm or damp towels several times a day on the anal area.

4. After consulted your health practitioner or pharmacist, take nonprescription pain relievers which could help in relieving pain and swelling.

Home Treatments for Hemorrhoids By Applying Other Comfort Measures

1. Take a day or more of bed rest. This is to take the pressure off the inflamed veins. Sleeping on your stomach with a pillow under your hips will help in decreasing swelling of hemorrhoids. However, if you are pregnant, you may just lie on your side.

2. Moisture build-up could aggravate hemorrhoids. To prevent moisture build-up, wear cotton undergarment. Wear loose clothing to reduce pressure on the anal area.

3. Avoid lifting heavy objects.

4. Do not sit or stand for long period as this may irritates your hemorrhoids condition. However, if you must sit, sit on a pillow.

Home Treatments for Hemorrhoids-Prevention Is Better Than Cure!

To prevent hemorrhoids, do the following:

1. Avoid sitting on the toilet for too long.

2. Avoid constipation by increasing the intake of high fiber diet and water.

3. Avoid standing or sitting too long in one position.

4. Exercise regularly.

Apply the above recommended home treatments. Home treatments for hemorrhoids are as effective as medical treatment. You could manage the embarrassment, uncomfortable condition on your own if you know how to relieve its symptoms and even to shrink the hemorrhoids.

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Lotions With Vitamin A

Taking care of your skin is very important as you are young. What you do when you are a teen and young adult can affect you the rest of your life. One of the things you must do is protect your skin from the sun. You need some exposure to gain vital Vitamin D in your system but too much is a bad thing. Sunburns can be very painful and cause problems with your skin. You must protect yourself if you are going to be out in the sun for lengthy periods of time. Here are five different lotions you can use to help prevent sunburn and take care of your skin at the same time. Depending on what type of activity you are doing , you will find something for everything.

Sports Spray
There are some lotions that come in spray form for those who are active in sports. These sprays can easily be put on between games and help you keep protected against the sun. They are made for you to sweat and move around a lot so they help you when you play outdoors.

Suntan Lotions
You will find some help protect you from the sun but only offer minor protection so you can tan as well. Those who like to have a golden tan during the summer find these the most helpful. While you will still get some sun you will typically not get as burnt as if you had nothing on to begin with. These are typically used by those who like to use a tanning bed.

Sun Block Lotion
You want to make sure if you are going to be outside or your children are, that you have adequate sun protection. Sunburn can happen fast and on cloudy days as well. Be sure you put sun block on yourself and your family before going out to the beach or the park. These come in all sorts of SPF levels and you can have very high protection or very small amount of protection.

Be sure if you are going swimming you choose a lotion that offers protection in the water. Some of these can be water proof and they will not wash off after you are swimming. It s very imperative that you make sure your choice is one that is water proof when going to the beach or the lake during the summer. It will not do you any good if you do not have water proof and spend time in the water.

There are also sensitive skin lotions available to help those who are sensitive to sun exposure or chemicals in the sunscreen. These will be a little more expensive but are worth it so your family can enjoy the outdoors and be protected. Check the labels to find the right one for your family.

Make sure to always take sun protection when you will be outside for any length of time. This will help prevent sunburn and keep your family happy and healthy while enjoying the outdoors.

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