Lalechka: A Story of Friendship & Courage


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An astonishing manifestation of loyalty and courage . This real story of a little girl born into the chaos of war and holocaust.
It’s a warm and muggy Saturday. night in August of 1942. The Nazis are liquidating the ghetto of Shedlitz, an industrial town east of Warsaw, Poland. Zippa, a 27-year-old Jewish woman, finds temporary shelter in a small attic, together with her baby daughter and a hundred frightened Jews. When the Nazi noose is tightened around her neck, Zippa asks her husband Jacob, a Jewish policeman in the ghetto, to save their little girl from certain death. The young father manages to smuggle his wife and daughter to the gentile part of town, where Zippa’s childhood girlfriends Sophia and Irena reside.  This is the real story of one Jewish family confronted by the terror of Nazi rule. The book follows Lalechka, the little girl born into the chaos of war and holocaust and forced to struggle with the reversals of fortune that led her each time into foreign and terrifying regions. But, beyond that, it is the story of the true friendship of three girls in early 20th Century Poland, a friendship that won’t cower before government dictates. An astonishing manifestation of loyalty and courage.
This is Amira Keidar’s first novel, based on the journal written by the young mother during the annihilation of the ghetto, as well as on interviews with key figures in the story, rare documents and authentic letters.

Our Review: This is a Courageous Story of Three Young Girls That Every Adult Could Learn  Something From: I was given this book for my honest review and I can honestly say it is a MUST READ! Granted get your tissues out before you embark on this journey to WWII but you will not be disappointed. Amira Keidar takes great care delivering the story Rachel, a long-time friend of Amira’s mother, who was dying of cancer shared with her. On her death-bed, Rachel gave her friends the diary her mother wrote during the liquidation of the ghetto of Siedlce (east of Warsaw) in August 1942. Knowing how this true story was given to Amira made it even more impactful. I have always been interested in the stories of the individuals who survived this great tragedy and this book only made me desire more. The story of these three lifelong friends is one of strength, perseverance and sheer grit; it is one that can inspire us all. I encourage you to read this book and get know these truly awe inspiring women.

About the Author:

Amira Keidar was born in the fall of 1963 in a kibbutz in Israel. After serving as an officer in the Israeli Army, she lived for 3 years in Paris where she studied Business French and Political Science. Coming back from France, she completed her B.A. in International Relations at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Amira worked for six years as a flight attendant for the Israeli Airline EL-AL and then started to work as a researcher in a national T.V. channel.
During her work as a researcher, Amira wrote dozens of mini-biographies for an interviews show that aired on the channel at that time. Researching and writing about people’s lives made her realize that writing biographies might be her target.

In 2003, Rachel, a long-time friend of Amira’s mother, was dying from cancer. On her death-bed, Rachel gave her friends the diary her mother wrote during the liquidation of the ghetto of Siedlce (east of Warsaw) in August 1942. In the diary – a 9 page document translated from Polish – the 27 year old woman described in bright and sober words all the atrocities of the Nazi rule in her home-town and above all – the horrifying days of the Jewish community annihilation in Siedlce. Rachel’s mother described in details the days she and the one year old Rachel spent in an attic while the Nazis were pursuing Jews in the streets of Siedlce in order to send them to extermination camps.

Reading this diary as a young mother, about the baby struggling to stay alive and about her mother fighting against the dangers outside and inside the attic, made Amira decide she wants others to know about this stunning story.

In June 2007, Amira quit her work as a researcher and a month later she found herself on a plane to Poland, starting her own research for the book she already had in mind.
It was not until 2009 that Lalechka was completed.

Since then, Amira wrote biographies and other family stories for her living. After living almost 20 years in different places, Amira now lives with her two daughters in the kibbutz where she was born.

Darkiron 852 Stereo Headphones..Review


Darkiron 852 Stereo On-ear Portable Headphones

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This time of year our blog is showered with products to review.   So when we were asked to give our honest opinion on the Darkiron 852 Headphones Headset with In-line Microphone, Extremely Portable Foldable and Adjustable for Smart Phones/ipad/ipod/mp3/mp4, Best Christmas Gifts(Black) our son Logan an avid gamer and youtuber was the obvious choice to provide this review.

To purchase these headphones for your favorite gamer click the link below:
Darkiron 852 Headphones Headset with In-line Microphone, Extremely Portable Foldable and Adjustable for Smart Phones/ipad/ipod/mp3/mp4, Best Christmas Gifts(Black)

 

Product Description

  • Adjustable and supple leather headbands provide super comfortable and secure fit
  • 90-degree folding ear cups and foldable lightweight design make it flexible and portable
  • Microphone mute button make you more convenience to use
  • 3.5mm plug and 4.75 ft.cord,Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz,Sensitivity:-42dB+/-3dBH
  • Compatible with MP3, MP4, PC,PCD,DVD,most smartphone

The Darkiron new version 852 headphones, very flexible and highly potable fashion design.

Convenient to use

–Line controller built-in microphone , a key switch from music to calls, make the operation more convenient.

–Foldable and adjustable design, perfect for flatter storage.

–5 fasion colors to choose, perfect for running and your active life.

Excellent sound quality and strong low bass

–40mm drive units bring a high-quality stereo, rich and clear dynamic sound.

Specification:

Driver:40mm

Sensitivity:106dB

Impedance: 32 Ohms

Frenquency Response:20Hz~20kHz

Plug Type: 3.5mm

Cord Length:1.45m

Mic Frequency:100Hz~1000Hz

Mic Sensitivity:-42dB+/-3dB

Sound Intone i68 Headphones Review


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We were given the i68 Sound Intone Headphones for our honest review;please check out our complete review below:

Product Specs:

Sound Intone I68 Headphones 
If you want to chat or listen to music, sit back with the Sound Intone I68 and enjoy the quality digital sound, made even better with total-comfort leatherette ear pads. Also, the perfectly headphones offer sleek style and an excellent on-the-go choice

Foldable Portable Design
This foldable portable design makes it easy to take along on that next vacation or business trip or to store in your desk drawer for use at work when you need to focus. Lightweight at just 10-1/2 ounces, the portable headphones slip easily into the included carry bag for added protection and travel convenience.

Leather Ear Pads
Designed with cushioned, pressure-relieving ear pads that rest comfortably on the ears–versus completely covering the ears. They are extremely comfortable for long periods of use. They also do a better job at keeping the hustle and bustle of your surroundings out, so you can listen to your music without interruption.

Adjustable Headband
The headphones offer not only sleek style with a slim profile but also an adjustable contoured headband, it allows you to get a great position on your head.

Inline Mic and Volume Control
Inline controls allow you easy access to the controls for your headphones. Easily switch between calls and music on your phone, No need to reach for your device.

Superior Service
We offer 2 months of warranty service. Should you have any query regarding the product, do not hesitate to contact Bios Sound they will respond immediately.

    •  High 40mm energy drivers deliver powerful bass & clear treble
    •  Lightweight foldable & adjust.ABS housing for rugged durability
    •  Pressure-relieving ear pads for long-wear comfort
    •  Control your music and calls with inline volume control/mic/remote
    •  47.25-inch (1.2 meter) cord with straight shaped stereo mini plug to connect to your phone, MP3 player, or computer

To purchase these headphones please click the link provided below: 
Sound Intone I68 Foldable Headphones with Microphone for Iphone and Android Devices (Black/orange)

Awesome NEW Beard Oil with Argan & Jojoba!


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Garvon Beard Oil will help you get a ‘rockin good beard!!!

– It comes in a 1 oz glass bottle with dropper and contain the natural goodness of Argan and Jojoba Oil.
– Meticulously produced in the USA this beard oil can help you grow a silky, shiny beard.
– As the oils help soothe, protect and enrich your beard they can also help reduce beard itchiness.
– You can manage unruly beards, grow your beard longer and it fights split ends!- Suitable for all beard lengths Garvon beard oil is a versatile    mix of natural oils and can even be used on hair.
– This version comes unscented – so no over-powering smells! Its long-lasting and safe to use.

Ingredients
Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vitamin B5, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter.

Review done by Philip Warren AKA the Hungry Salesman

So, when I began putting on my “middle age” weight, I decided to grow a beard to cover up my double chins. I have typically done a goatee or a light beard but recently grew it long for a full-fledged mountain man beard.  I can’t allow my beard get too unruly because I work in corporate America but I now have a beard any man would be proud of (except for the gray but that’s another story). The problem is that it can easily look unkempt ( a cross between Grizzly Adams & Duck Dynasty)  and I don’t have time during the day to repeatedly “comb” it.  So I was thrilled when I was asked to review Garvon Beard Oil and  give my honest opinion about their product. Well, let me say it really has made a difference, my beard is smoother, it no longer looks dull and the oil has keeps it looking professional throughout the day.

Typically, my beard is somewhat scratchy so I understand my wife’s complaints but now, she is more apt to give me kisses and that can lead to… other things:).  You don’t need a lot; just a few drops after your shower; make sure to distribute it evenly. After applying I typically run a comb through it and I’m good to go. So, all in all, Garvon Beard Oil has given my beard a much neater look and more action; tough to go wrong with this beard oil fellas!

 

The Fine Print: We received a free sample of Garvon Bear Oil and we were asked to our honest review.

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Bookroo..Beautiful Children’s Books Delivered to your Door


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A few weeks back Jane over at bookroo asked us to review her kids book subscription service.  Now, our kids are a little older but Sophia still loves picture books and I have to admit we were both very excited to see what our first month subscription would bring!  Let just say it felt like Christmas in July when our packaged arrived; each book was beautifully wrapped in vibrant colored paper and finished off with a sweet little ribbon. Since we went with the picture book subscription starting at $17.50 we received 2 books but you can go also choose the board book subscription and receive 3 books each month at the same very low price. They offer month-to-month, three-month, and six-month subscription packages.

Here is what came in our first months subscription:

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Dream away, dream away, sleepyhead, love
Set sail for the ocean of stars up above.
You be the captain and I’ll be your mate.
We’ll journey together, the heavens await.

From author Julia Durango and new illustrator Robert Goldstrom, a story of the dreams that are possible as you drift to sleep. A father and son venture into a dream and encounter some new and familiar faces and along the way discover the possibilities the universe can hold.  This is a soothing, rhythmic poem that is perfect for bedtime reading.

 

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From Author Catherine Rayner: Norris the bear has been waiting patiently for the last ripe fruit to fall from the tree. But Tulip the raccoon and Violet the mouse have too . . . although maybe not so patiently. In fact, Tulip and Violet sniff, listen to, and even hug the fruit. Norris catches the fruit when it finally falls, and because he is a wise bear, he shares it and makes two new friends. A lovely simplicity of language and gorgeous artwork makes this story of one of life’s very first lessons perfect for the youngest listeners. This little treasure will not only teach your little ones how to share but this will also help them to build friendships down the road.

As if you need another reason to subscribe to bookroo; their company mission will push you right over the edge:

Our mission is to enable and empower parents to build their children’s book collections in an affordable and exciting way through curated monthly book deliveries. We believe in the power and impact of the written word in the life of a child, and believe it’s never too early to start reading to children! Preach it Sista:) 

Fun fact for you–the three husbands on the founding team are part of a family of 10 siblings–8 brothers and 2 sisters. Each year at their family reunion they have a family baseball game, because yes, there are enough of them to field 2 teams 🙂 Looks like a FUN bunch!

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To learn more about this amazing family owned business click here

Buy One, Give One!

This summer at Bookroo, we’re pledging to share the gift of reading. To make that happen, we’re giving the next 250 new Bookroo customers a coupon for a free, one-month subscription–a gift subscription! Here’s the deal: if you sign up as a new Bookroo customer, you’ll be able to send a coupon to a friend who can get their very own Bookroo box for free! It’s simple. We love reading, you love reading, and together, we can share the gift of reading with more friends. To find out more about this great offer click here

We fell in love this company and we know you will too! My hope is some day soon this innovative company will offer chapter book subscriptions; so we can get our teenager excited about reading again!

Whether you have little ones or older children bookroo makes reading fun for all ages!

 

 

Belle Dark Spot Corrector..Our Review


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I have several areas on my face, arms and legs that have significant sun damage. Let’s just say my arms look like a spotty banana; I can not even explain how self-conscious this makes me. That’s why  I was thrilled when we were asked to review Belle Dark Spot Corrector but I was also very skeptical. Most of the dark spot corrector’s I used in the past either had no effect or they were so strong they burned my skin causing flaking and discomfort. Belle Dark Spot Corrector in only a few applications had a profound effect on my arms( I started with my arms just in case I had any side effects) The next step was to try it on my neck where again I had major skin imperfections; let me just say WOW I was so pleased with the results.  I no longer need to apply several coats of foundation to even out my skin. I can honestly say I plan to keep Belle Dark Spot Corrector in my make-up bag at all times!

It was wonderful to read that Belle Dark Spot Corrector did not contain hydroquinone and it was a paraben free formula too. Bella is 98% natural and 72% organic and effectively lightens dark spots using plant based glycolic and kojic acids. It also is supercharged with hyaluronic acid, nature’s most effective weapon against skin dehydration, which can cause wrinkles, dryness and loss of skin’s elasticity. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water so imagine what it can do for your skin!

More Info about this product:

  • RESULTS GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK – We are so confident you will achieve results with our product, we guarantee it, or your money back. We offer one of the industries only no questions asked, results guarantee so buy with confidence.
  • HYDROQUINONE & PARABEN FREE – Hydroquinone has been proven toxic and is banned in several countries. Smart shoppers are also aware of the dangers of parabens, a preservative often found in skin care and makeup products. Our formula is a natural and effective hydroquinone free and paraben free alternative.
  • 98% NATURAL & 72% ORGANIC – Plant based glycolic and kojic acids work in combination to lighten age and sun spots while improving your skin’s texture and appearance.
  • SUPERCHARGED WITH HYALURONIC ACID -Hyaluronic acid is touted as one of the most essential products in your anti aging arsenal. As a bonus, we’ve supercharged our formula by adding hyaluronic acid for enhanced results.
  • MADE IN THE USA & NEVER TESTED ON ANIMALS – Your peace of mind is ensured knowing our dark spot corrector is made in the USA, not China. Not only is it produced under strict quality standards and never tested on animals, but supports American jobs and our economy.

We give Bella Dark Spot Corrector 5 STARS!  Click here to find out more about this one of kind product!!!

 

Fine Print: This product was provided to Waldorf Salad & Cottage Fries  at no cost. All thoughts are unbiased and of our own opinion.

Glow2Go Self Tanning Towelettes..Amazon’s #1 Best Selling Self Tan


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When a product is named one of Amazon’s best sellers your excited to give it a try! After years of sun worshiping growing up in South Florida I know the effects of the sun but that being said I do like a good tan:) Glow2Go gives you that without all the harmful effects of the sun and to my surprise it looks totally natural.( I wasn’t the color of a Oompa-Loompa)  Glow2Go was easy to use and there is no streaking when applied properly. My only warning is make sure you wash your hands promptly after using as it will leave your palms looking a little strange if you do not. (the directions clearly state this)

Here’s some more info about Glow2Go

The super saver pack contains 20 (YES TWENTY!) individually wrapped half-body premium towelettes which are perfect for self-tan at home or on the go. Other products give you one big body towel which dries before you finish! Never again: use one towel for your lower body and one for the top!

Their creative packaging is easy to store and the single use towelettes are super when traveling! The box comes with a special ‘press to open’ area that will allow pulling one towel at a time – WITHOUT opening the entire box. Keep them in your closet under other products and stay organized. Yes, the company thought of EVERYTHING when designing this product. These are half-body towelettes, which makes it easy to do your arms, legs, or your face, and your only applying where you want unlike most sprays and creams. The other real bonus they sell at around half the price or more of other towelettes. Your color will start to appear in only a few short hours and it stays for about a week.(these were my results yours may differ)

Each wipe is concentrated with thei innovative tan formula that will produce:
• Quick
• Even
• Streak Free
• Natural Looking Tan
• In less then 4 hours!
• You’ll Be Amazed!

Thermalabs will also email you their best selling guide “Self Tan Secrets” (sold separately on Amazon for $10!) for no additional cost. Researched and written by Thermalabs formula technicians, this 50 page guide reveals all the facts and secrets you need to know about self-tanning!

You also get 100% money back guarantee! We know you’ll never need it, but if for some reason you’re not 1000% amazed by the results – send the product back and get a full refund!

If you’re wanting a tan without the damaging effects that I recommend Glow2Go.

**Please make sure to follow the directions so to insure the BEST results.

We received this product at a heavily discounted price in exchange for our honest opinion. Our opinion was not influenced by the discount that we received.

Dolphins Don’t Run Marathons..an e-Book Review


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A little but about the Author:

Sam Brand, 55, is a businessman who has been running for years and found himself captured in the marathon world.  After completing two marathons in New York City, Sam Brand reinvented himself within the animal human world and discovered the secrets of how to escape from the world of marathons and move on to a new, positive sporting life. Sam Brand’s escape to the real world has given him a more satisfying social sporting life. He learned that you only live twice, once when you are born and once when you eliminate the long runs.  Sam Brand believes that, although the peak of the marathons may have been reached, there is a way out from the marathon running jungle world.

When we were asked to review this book I thought we are not marathon runners; neither of us enjoy running.  But if you know our family you are well aware that we are sports fanatics and have no problem taking out my 73 year old dad in a kickball game if it means we get the win(yes Philip did that true story) We believe sports can have an impact on shaping who we are and after reading this book we realized how much they can change us for good and bad.

Sam Brand breaks us down into three different animal types in this very quick read. . Human Ants (The marathon runners), Human Chimps (Those that don’t really run, or do anything else that resembles exercise. I have to admit this was me for a while), and the Human Dolphin (Those of us that like to exercise but still have a passion for life, not exercise obsessed). If I had to choose,one animal type I would say that Philip & I are probably Human Dolphins. We are not much into running, but we do like workout daily and enjoy life. We have even started training for Austin Texas Rugged Maniac the last word in the title says it all!

Sam Brand uses vignettes to describe each type but even though he uses these short descriptions he really gets to the core of each classification; revealing each types pros and cons  I know this book was written to inspire runners to slow down, stop and smell the roses but it really encouraged us to continue our workout routine as well as throw in the challenge of a Tough Mudder. Wish us luck; we are going to need it:)

Even if you’re not a marathon runner or a sports nut this book dares you to ask yourself:”Are you living life to its fullest” We really enjoyed reading it and have now passed it off to our son Logan; this is a wonderful book for teens.

We so appreciate the chance to read this book and we were more then happy to share our very honest review! If you you would like to pick up this book just click the link and ENJOY! Dolphins Don’t Run Marathons: 26.2 loving thoughts on why you should not run a marathon #DolphinsdontRun

Sleep Sublime Eye Mask by Smarter Rest..A GREAT Night Sleep


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Do you dream of sleeping like a King or Queen – without actually being on the throne?
At home, travelling, taking a short nap at work, even outside in the sunlight, the Smarter Rest Sublime Eye Mask means all lights are off and all dreams are on
You get no funny business: no light, no scratches, no noise

 

We were given a Sleep Sublime Eye Mask by Smarter Rest for our honest review and we were extremely impressed at how well this product worked!  I have a hard time staying a sleep once any light peeps though our blinds but with the Sleep Sublime Eye Mask I found myself waking up an hour later then usual. When I did finely awake I felt refreshed and I didn’t look like I went 2 rounds with Ronda Rousey; no more puffy eyes or dark circles. Philip has also tried the Sleep Sublime Sleep Mask on night when he had to hit the hay at 8:30 PM(still pretty sunny here in TX) so he could jump on a 5:30 AM flight; he loved it so much I didn’t see it again until he returned from his trip. The mask is beautifully designed with the softest satin and adjustable headband makes it easy for anyone to use the mask.  I found that when the headband is adjusted properly the mask stays in place throughout the night; it does not move an inch matter how much we tossed and turned.   The mask also includes a pair of memory foam earplugs that tuck in to the strap when not in use; I found these to be an added benefit since I sleep next to a chainsaw.

Here’s some great info about this one of a kind sleep mask

-Our Comfortable Lightweight But Sturdy Sleep Mask Made Of Luxurious Elegant Satin Means No Cute Puffy Eyes Or Funny Dark Circles On Your Face In The Morning

-It’s More Than Just A Happy Eye Mask, It’s Jam Packed with Memory Foam Ear Plugs With Silk Carry Pouch And Smarter Rest Bonus Ebook. Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed

-Eye Mask Designed For The Modern Men, Women, Kids And Girls And Suitable For Travel, Meditation, Yoga, Nap, Sleeping In Cold, Hot, And Even Noisy Environments

-It’s Not Water Or Gel Sleep Mask. Only The Best Materials – Soft Luxurious Satin Exterior With Finest Caressing Cotton Interior That Suits All Shapes, Sizes and Sleep Positions

-Premium Quality Strap Ensures The Sleep Mask Stays In Place On Your Head And Face And The Velcro Is Easily Adjustable. The Soft Edges Don’t Let It Scratch Your Face, And The Nose Pad Blocks Bottom Light

-If it doesn’t totally float your boat, you can take advantage of the 120 Days Full Money Back Guarantee

If you’re someone like me that any hint of light or noise disturbs your sleep then I highly recommend you pick up the Sleep Sublime Sleep Mask by Smarter Rest! Order yours here today!

 

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Turmerex Turmeric Curcumin Capsules with BioPerine..Review



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MADE IN THE USA IN AN NSF CERTIFIED, FDA COMPLIANT FACILITY

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After reading Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause written by Izabella Wentz PharmD I wanted to start adding Turmeric to our daily supplement list especially since there was so much research supporting its positive impact on Hashimoto patients. Lucky for me our company was asked to review Turmerex Turmeric Curcumin Capsules with BioPerine :: #1 Professional-Grade 750mg Capsules with 95% Curcumin Extract (2-Month Supply) :: 100% Money-Back Guarantee. I was thrilled and I am happy to say I am already seeing its benefits! FYI make sure to wash your hands after taking it, I have gotten Turmeric dust on my clothes a few times and it can leave a stain if not treated immediately.

Here is some information about this amazing supplement I call natures little wonder!

Turmerex is a professional-grade turmeric supplement standardized to 95% curcuminoids. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in India as a spice and for its medicinal properties. Each Turmerex capsule contains 712.5mg of curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, that has been studied for its ability to support the body’s ability to fight many health related issues.

Here are some reported benefits of turmeric:

* Turmeric Dramatically Increases The Antioxidant Capacity of The Body
* Curcumin Boosts Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Linked to Improved Brain Function and a Lower Risk of Brain        Diseases
* Curcumin Leads to Various Improvements That Should Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
* Turmeric Can Help Prevent (And Perhaps Even Treat) Cancer
* Curcumin May be Useful in Preventing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
* Studies Show That Curcumin Has Incredible Benefits Against Depression
* Curcumin May Help Delay Ageing and Fight Age-Related Chronic Diseases
* Curcumin (the main active ingredient in turmeric) is a natural anti-inflammatory

It contains 750mg of Turmeric Extract is in each serving which is 3x the amount of Turmeric in most supplement brands. In addition it contains BioPerine- a Black Pepper extract that significantly enhances the bio-availability of various supplement nutrients therefore increasing it’s absorption potency.

To purchase this product link the following link Turmerex Turmeric Curcumin Capsules with BioPerine :: #1 Professional-Grade 750mg Capsules with 95% Curcumin Extract (2-Month Supply) :: 100% Money-Back Guarantee

Disclaimer: I received the product mentioned above at no cost for my honest and unbiased review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally use. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product. Please check with your doctor before adding any supplements to your daily regime.