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October 05, 2020
The 2020 #Faceathon will be slightly different due to the obvious, but we are determined we won't be beaten, and we try our best to put smiles on Cancer Warriors faces - "Regardless!"
October 2019 with the help if so many skins across the UK Cancer Warriors, had all kinds of complementary treatments. We also took a group to London to enjoy a luxury break and visit celebrities. We will always be so grateful to those who gave their time and celebrate on the 29th of October last year's events.. What a month it was !!
2020 is going to be a jam-packed month of fun with so many giveaways.
We will support our wonderful partner @Coppafeel!
We will support @make2ndscount Secondary Breast Cancer Charity and their incredible work raising money for much needed Secondary Breast Cancer research.
We will celebrate and thank individuals who are doing great things for people affected by breast cancer Cancer Warriors will share their journey on our Platform.
We will introduce Cancer Warriors who have created brands because of their journey. There will be some fab entertainment. We will exercise, talk self-care, and discover alternative therapies. Gain nutritional advice and introduce you to Apps with support services. Look out on our Instagram for the schedule of events.
Kate McIver Skin are proud partners of CoppaFeel! Part of our revenue from the sale of our Secret Weapon Serum Original is donated to this fantastic charity that raises awareness of Breast Cancer.
Our customers play their part in giving everyone the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer.
We started this relationship in March 2018 when we lost Kate. Her wish was to support Coppafeel as they open up the conversation with young people, talking boobs in their environment to affect real behaviour change.
We all know why we should check our boobs, but are you checking each week?
In the UK, 1 in 8 women will experience breast cancer in their lifetime, and 400 men are diagnosed every year!
If you check, you have a better chance x
August 26, 2020
A mother to a beautiful 5-year-old girl and a successful make up artist, 32-year-old Leah Singh was living a full and vibrant life until receiving some devastating news. On 2nd August 2019, her world came crashing down as she was diagnosed with an aggressive Grade 3 type of breast cancer, but what she has done throughout her cancer battle is truly inspiring!
During her time fighting breast cancer, whilst undergoing debilitating treatment such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Leah made a succession of vlogs documenting her journey. These video diaries soon became a huge hit and have inspired countless cancer patients and friends and relatives of those going through the same battle.
Leah told us: “It’s difficult to explain, but I am very in tune with my body and last year I could just sense that something was wrong. When I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer I was terrified at first but there was no time to be scared as it was all systems go straight from the off. It was a whirlwind and immediately I was booked in for hospital appointments and treatment.”
She continued: “I decided early on that I wanted to document my journey in order to help others understand what it’s like for someone going through a cancer battle. I documented my feelings and everything that was happening, including shaving my hair off on video. I decided to call it Blessed With Cancer as it has made me stronger and given me the chance to help others.”
Following her diagnosis, Leah underwent an intensive 12 week course of chemotherapy, inducing a premature menopause, so decided to eat healthy plant based food — as well as meditating, taking cannabis oil, special teas and a cancer diet from chef Danny McDonnell. At the beginning of her treatment, she went to the gym every day and climbed Snowdon for charity — being part of the first group to make it to the top of the mountain.
Leah explained: “I decided to live as healthy as possible but most importantly, I think a positive mental attitude was a crucial in helping me get through the cancer battle. I was very lucky that we had caught the cancer early and the lump in my breast had disappeared after four weeks, but I needed to complete the treatment and the chemotherapy became quite horrific — really nasty.”
At times, the powerful chemotherapy became unbearable for Leah, but fighting for her life, remaining positive and her commitment to helping and inspiring others through her vlog kept her going. Leah also told us that having support from friends and family is a vital factor in helping to get you through it.
Leah said: “It’s during a difficult time like this that you find out who your friends are — people can be so kind and supportive. I made sure that I remained positive at all times and had positive people around me — I think that was a huge factor in my survival, the same way fear and negative energy lowers your vibrations and can make you ill.”
Check out Lean Sings much loved Instagram page Blessed With Cancer
Thank you to Justin Hopper, editor of La Vida Liverpool for sharing Leah's interview to share with our audience xx
June 18, 2020
I’m Karen, I am 48 and unfortunately I have an aggressive form of breast cancer called triple negative.
I am fiancée to Alistair and Mum to Tristan aged 13. Please help keep me alive as I’m not done yet! My son needs his Mum. Everyone needs a chance to live.
Clinical trials are often the last option once all chemotherapies have been exhausted. I am very quickly working my way through various chemo regimes, after which my only option left will be clinical trials.
Allow stage 4 cancer patients access to clinical trials now. People have time to wait until Covid passes, we don’t. Every second counts for us!
The UK’s largest cancer charity has warned that the Covid pandemic means it is unlikely to start any new trials until 2021. We are horrified at the long term impact of Covid on cancer research and what this means for patients. Cancer patients are likely to die sooner without access to trials.
We need the Goverment to take action NOW, and ensure that cancer treatment and clinical trials are not put on hold due to Covid research. Cutting off trials literally means cutting off lifelines for stage 4 cancer patients. This is heartbreaking, sanity must prevail!
It is estimated that 165,000 people will die from cancer in the U.K. as Covid research is putting other research on hold. This WILL impact the NHS more than Covid in the long run.
Without access to treatment and clinical trials during the Covid pandemic many thousands WILL die. Whilst it is important to find a cure or prevention drug for Covid, and knowing this may take many years to find, this shouldn’t be at the expense of those people who need treatment for other conditions, they WILL die. We have clinical trials in place so please let people access them and give them a chance to live.
This could so very easily happen to you, to your partner, your son, your daughter, your parents, your friends......... STOP, think, how would you react?
Other illnesses still exist and Cancer will still be around long after Covid has gone but sadly today’s sufferers may not be.
It’s very hard to die when you know that there is something out there that could extend your life and help you to live.
In a time of destruction, create something, create Hope.
Yours forever in hope,
May 21, 2020 1 Comment
On may 9th 1996 we lost my baby brother to a malignant brain tumour, he was just 6 years old, He died at home surrounded by loved ones in my fathers arms... his name was Anthony Connor and to most who knew him he was known as the little fella or mighty mouse.
The years have been so so tough since losing Anthony, for anyone who Is touched by the big C (cancer) it is a destroyer of life as we knew it. I can't tell you how much I miss Anthony, I remember the small things, watching a few home videos always is so so heartbreaking, he suffered so so much but I can't tell you about how strong and determined my brother was during his treatment,
At 6 years old he outshone all the superheroes - so small and frail but with a heart and mind stronger then most!! Life was never going to be the same but time is the brick by brick healer, but that hole in my heart has never healed. My family fell apart shortly after however we got through it somehow together.
On May 9th 2016 life took a turn for the worst, it was my brothers anniversary, 20 years that marked the day of his passing. You see it was just me and my mum who lived together at that time and I wanted to keep the day as calm without a mother and daughter battle.
I sat down with mum that morning and after making us a cuppa, we discussed the plan for the day, I know my mum liked to spend time alone with Anthony, so I suggested we go in separate cars, this suggestion has always been a big regret of mine since that day however I am unsure what would of happened or taken place if we had been in one car.
We got to Anthony’s grave early afternoon, it was such a beautiful day and I remember us just sitting on his bench. We didn’t say much, deep in thought as most would say, it was nice to just take a moment together, be together and be with him.
I left the crem around 5 and made my way home, I was making me and my mum dinner so when she got in from the crem she didn’t have to do much... At around 8pm I heard my mums phone ringing and buzzing away on the side, it was my older brother. He informed me that mum had been admitted to A&E - they would not inform either of us as to what had happened but once I got there I was taken to her bed side to be informed that my mum was beaten and knocked unconscious and awoke to a man raping her, he threatened to kill her if she screamed, once that horrific experience was over, he raped her a second time.
I have recently done a talk via YouTube about the attack, rape and courage of my mother that shone throughout! The audio link tells the story from start, middle to now - it outlines the traumatic experience for all involved and how we all stuck together.... The attacker was caught within 4 days and plead guilty due to the overwhelming evidence.
He had 22 previous counts against him and 12 previous convictions, some of those convictions related to him beating not raping but beating women, most were his former partners, one lady was his partner was pregnant at the time of the assault.
Judge Reddihough jailed him for life and told the defendant he would have to serve at least 14 years and eight months before he could be considered for parole.
So as the sentencing came to a close, I remember the police being so chuffed with his sentence... I was happy he wasn’t on the streets anymore, however for me I was fast forwarding time and seeing all those years later when he was out in the world again and imagine how my mum would cope with that.
This was four years ago and I can't tell you how hard our yellow brick road has been! Life is never easy it has its dips and turns but thanks to our friends, family and the courage we have got there.
I know many might not agree with me here, but we live in a world today where this type of shocking crime has become apart of the normality of life!!! Why can’t we live in a world where there is no violence, cruelty, sadness or greed? I will never know or understand.
BUT HOPE ALWAYS PREVAILS!!!!
My mum has now moved down the coast from Berkshire, she is taking her small steps daily but is getting used to the new surroundings.
My mum is an inspiration and to all who are going through a tough time, please know even though it may seem like the light isn't at the end of the tunnel know its there!!!
Be an ear or shoulder for someone if they need one, never make someone feel guilty for off loading or turning to you for help as you might need the same curtesy one day too.
If you are going through similar, need advice or just need a chat I have set up an email address which is as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org
My Instagram platform is @connorsam87
I am a small petite 5ft2 lady who has this giant inside of her that wants to change the world for the better! I wish I could stop or change things with a flip of a switch but as I can’t I’ll start with with this small step however it would be amazing if we all could small step together so let’s do it as a team!
As dark as times have been we are even more positive that using all the platforms we can we really can make a difference - In my mums name if you would like to donate to SupportLine they are an amazing charity that really do work wonders in helping others.
SupportLine is an amazing charity that offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. They work to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. https://www.supportline.org.uk
I have set up a justgiving page to raise money for Support Line.
Support Line - We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.
We also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK.
Patron: Glen Murphy MBE
Chairman: Peter Barrell BEM
If you would like to listen to the story via audio please press on the attached link -
This is my story, my mums story, Janes Story
Many thanks to Kate McIver for allowing me to use their platform in the hope of helping others, I am so grateful for their kindness.
Forever inspired by Kate McIver and her passion for life! I hope this to can inspire you ♥️
May 06, 2020
May 03, 2020
We are Laura and Nicky, better known as the @secondarysisters. We are both 32, both wanted children and unable to fulfil that dream, both gym nutters and both determined to live life to the absolute max whilst living with an incurable breast cancer diagnosis.
Laura was diagnosed originally with primary breast cancer back in 2014, aged 25. She endured all the treatments possible, including chemo and a mastectomy and was classed as in remission from the middle of 2015. Unfortunately, a year later the cancer returned to her bones (humerus, spine and pelvis) so at the age of 28 she was given the news she was now a stage 4 cancer patient, which is only treatable, not curable. This meant more surgery and chemo, but thankfully has remained stable on her concoction of drugs for over 3 years.
Nicky was diagnosed aged 30 straight into secondaries following her first round of IVF. After discovering her IVF had failed she then also received the news her breast cancer had spread to most of the bones in her body. She responded well on her first line treatment for 19 months but her cancer then began to spread again therefore changing her treatment plan. Nicky has not been able to have any surgery due to the fact she was put on life prolonging medication straight away but is currently responding to her new treatment.
Unfortunately this is the reality of a stage 4 cancer patient. We do have options but they don't last forever.
A year ago, off the back of a cancer campaign shoot, we both met for the first time. Although there were over 40 models on the day, all with a cancer diagnosis, only 6 of us had secondary cancer, so as you can imagine we all immediately clicked, however the 2 of us very quickly found that we shared a very similar outlook on life and realised we had both found someone who completely understood one another so a friendship was quickly formed. After several months of nattering online we decided to organise a meet up in London for a girly day out in August 2019. Rarely do you find someone who is the same age, same situation and completely get you 100%. It felt like we had known each other for years.
On that day we both spoke about the a lack of support in the cancer community for those with a secondary diagnosis, and we both felt quite passionate about wanting to change that. Over tea and cake (the best medicine) we discussed the idea of setting up a page together and quickly a name was chosen. Within 24 hours we had set up a page on instagram and had our own email address, and from then on SecondarySisters was born.
We wanted the page to be a safe place for people to access information, educate the masses, share tips and tricks on living our best lives, allowing other in the same situation to connect and to raise awareness of the disease.
Within 8 months we have grown an enormous amount. We have a following of over 8000 people on our social media platform, a complete mixture of cancer and non-cancer bods from all around the world. We encourage everyone to follow our page for not only those with cancer but to help those who may be supporting someone they know going through a cancer diagnosis. We have been lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to use our voices on both TV and Radio outlets, which has allowed us to reach more people. It is important to us that as many people as possible become more aware of the realities of living with stage 4 cancer.
Being diagnosed with incurable secondary cancer can be a dark and frighting time. Most people think that when someone is diagnosed with cancer they will go through treatment and beat the disease, but for many this is not the case. Since meeting each other we have found our diagnosis much easier to deal with as we are now know longer feel alone. We hope that for many of our followers they too will find that person who they can connect with to help make everything that little bit easier.
We hope that it helps people to see what it is like to live with cancer and that even though our future is uncertain we can still live well.
You can find us on instagram and facebook under @secondary.sisters and if you want to delve into our personal stories a bit more you can find us at @baldbooblessandbeautiful and @nicknacklou.
All Our Love
April 23, 2020
March 22, 2020
Hello! I am Lisa, 36 years young, born and bred in Edinburgh and mummy to my wee 7 year old dude Cameron!
I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer ‘de novo‘ (at the same time as primary) in May of 2017. After months of crippling back pain which was blamed on pregnancy I lost movement in my right arm. I was being investigated for that as they thought it was linked to endometriosis which I had been living with since the age of 19. Breast cancer was not even a thought, let alone secondary breast cancer which I hadn’t even heard of!During some tests I noticed one of my stretch marks looked a bit strange so off I went back to the GP only to be told ‘It was nothing to worry about’ and ‘probably hormonal’. I had to push to be referred to the breast clinic and finally a ‘non urgent referral’ was put in. Off we went on our annual family trip to Center Parcs (love it!) and all thoughts of the referral were forgotten.
A week later at the end of my appointment at the breast clinic, following goodness knows how many biopsies, mammograms and ultrasounds, my life changed forever as I was told I had breast cancer. Fast forward 48 hours and suddenly it was not only primary breast cancer - it had also made its way to every bone in my skeleton including my skull. Life became a rollercoaster which I can’t get off.
At the time of diagnosis, the cancer had eaten through my vertebrae at C6 (neck) and T12 (spine) causing spinal cord compression. A month in hospital began as they tried to stabilise me, not only to save me from paralysis but to ensure I was strong enough for chemotherapy to start and start it did. I went through an initial 15 rounds of Paclitaxol (IV chemo) alongside Herceptin and Perjeta (HP sauce!), denosumab for the old bones and zoladex (to shut down the powerhouse that was my ovaries). In February of 2018 we were thrown another curve ball when it spread to my brain. I still struggle to find the words to explain how that felt. Brain surgery and radiation (cyberknife) took place and I moved onto Capecitabine (an oral chemotherapy drug) which I am still on (touch wood!). Since diagnosis I have undergone 12 surgeries (with number 13 scheduled for a week from now) ranging from brain, to spine and breast.
I thank my lucky stars every day for my medical team who work so hard to keep me going! Living with stage 4 is tough regardless of what pictures we post of ourselves looking funky at chemo or leading a relatively ‘normal’ life between treatment. It truly does change your life in a way that you can’t explain. Learning to live with your ‘new normal’ is something that slowly you do learn to do.
As a result of my diagnosis, like Kate I decided that I wanted to use my diagnosis to something to help others. I founded Make 2nds Count to give hope to those living with secondary breast cancer. Through the charity we fund research projects as well as provide support and education for those living with or affected by the disease. Kate and I were both members of the same online support group which is full of incredibly strong, beautiful women who like Kate inspire me daily to keep going and live my best life with secondary breast cancer.
February 25, 2020
Ellie Newport, 17 years – Cancer Warrior
I want to share parts of my Cancer story with anyone who wants to read, there are some parts that are too difficult to process but I'm hoping it may help someone like Kate and Ceri’s stories have inspired me to carry on. Ceri even texted me to share encouragement she is a super star!
So, I just started to write because I felt it was time to get better and move on…
Here goes hope I don’t bore or upset too much haha!
In September 2018, I started unusual pains, sickness, tiredness, rashes, bruising.
I had multiple blood tests, yet nothing was picked up until the 16th of January 2019.
I was diagnosed with AML this is an aggressive and intense type of blood cancer.
That same night I stayed in Alder Hey, Liverpool to start my first round of chemotherapy, unfortunately I got all the side effects which lead me to stay in over a month before getting discharged.
Life as I knew it changed in a matter of a day..
But, I made it to prom with my wig! Feel very brave sharing this picture -
I felt like I was losing me and was so frightened of dying... At one point I switched off to the world turning all social media off..
So glad I went back on as Kathryn, who works at Kate McIver (my friend Ava’s mum) asked so many celebrities to video me to try and pick me up and it worked it gave me such a boost!
I want to thank to Gemma Collins, Alex Bowen (OMG! he’s so fit!), Charlotte Dawsy, Gaby Roslin, Alex Cannon, and our family’s favourite footballer Steven Gerard sent me a veery uplifting message off the whole team. My consultant Rob Wynn is a huge Liverpool fan and was even more excited than me when watching the video!
They found a match, a guy on the other side of the world..
7th of July, I was admitted and prepared for my transplant on the 17th.
My last chemotherapy made me extremely poorly once again.
All I could think of was pain relief, ride through the transfusions and feeding tubes – what the hell was happening to me!
8th of August, i got the news I was engrafted 100% doner match which was amazing news.
6 weeks of ISOLATION post-transplant was pure torture, I swear to god I felt like I was going stir crazy..
When I thought I was just about to get my life back together after being discharged wham bam punch in the stomach again – COMPLICATIONS !!!
The Teenage Cancer Trust helped to keep me sane! When my friends came all the way to Manchester by train and car they welcomed them, ordered us Pizza, we even all spent the week before Christmas in matching Pj’s given to us by Nick from the trust, she was so amazing.
On Christmas day I was allowed home for a few hours, although I felt like I was on another planet, my best friends came around dressed as Santa and Elves and delivered presents from them and companies who had generously made my day – Doll Beauty, Say it With Diamonds, our local pub Joey Orrs and their customers collected so much money for me to spend in the sales.. There are so many good people in the world..
In October, I got rushed into hospital, what with Pneumonia and the transplant attacking my body.
It took 4 months to get discharged in January. I can’t discuss this part of the journey as it was so dark..
Traumatic, life threatening disease over, well not quite..
I’m still on a long road and a trying journey to recover but I’m on the road and I’m already enjoying seeing my hair grow back and spending time with my family and friends at home.
My whole cancer journey has been one tough rollercoaster and still to this day I am fighting anything that comes my way with my incredible family and friends by my side. I don't know where I would be without them and understand how blessed I am more than ever.
Before this happened to me I was a typical teenage girl, loving and living my best life. I have changed so much for the better as a person, and can’t believe actually what I’m going to write next..
I found my faith, which I can’t say I had or practised before albeit I went to a Catholic school all my life, I hadn’t realised the importance of my spirituality until I got Cancer.
Every night I sit with my mum and say my prayers thanking god for being by my side and I always send my worries up to heaven and trust that he will get me through.
As I said at the start of this blog, this isn’t my full story this is just parts of it, when you’re going through a time like this and you’re at your lowest point in life just don’t give up keep trying.
Love Ellie ♥️
February 05, 2020 1 Comment
Ceri Boden - Cancer Warrior
How to be a Cancer Warrior, and other life changing stuff!
43 year old Mum of 2, I live with my boyfriend of 20 years and my 2 kids Evie and Jax, I’m a Purchasing Manager, I am an only child but have a massive family an amazing and very diverse group of friends, and…. I’ve beaten cancer!
Don’t let the title of this blog make you think I don’t take this Cancer shit seriously, it’s taken over my life for 18 months, but I won’t let it be a bad thing, I’m going to make it the best thing that’s ever happened to me! 🖕🏼 cancer! You’re not be the only thing I have to talk about, you can be the beginning but you’re not going to be closing chapter!
I was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 15th 2018 it seems like a life time ago now and at the time I thought there would never be an end, I thought it would change me, make me ugly, make me miserable, make me resentful, it hasn’t if anything I feel the opposite of all of that, I feel prettier, happier, healthier, but most of all grateful!!
Kate was one of the first people I told about my cancer, before I’d even told my Mum and Dad, I just needed to speak to someone young, who knew my way of thinking and who would be honest and understand that my hair meant the world to me, it all seems really vain but that’s how I felt!!
I’d only met Kate a handful of times but we hit it off straight away and liked the same things, I felt like I’d known her forever, she was my skin therapist then she became my crutch, my go to, the only person who I could ask stupid questions who knew what I was feeling, it might sound dramatic but she saved me, I don’t mean from dying but I mean from failing, from giving up from going the opposite way to the way I’ve gone and letting cancer beat me!
She gave me advice on everything for water filters to diet, alcohol, cbd oil, vitamins and supplements and how I’d feel and what to ask, I’m crying my eyes out as I write this as she will never know how she saved me, she was an absolutely amazing person and I am a massive believer that people are put in your path for a reason! 💔
The day I was diagnosed we went camping to the lakes, with my Cousin his wife and kids, I felt that was the best thing to do, what’s the point of sitting at home worrying, let’s take these kids and take our minds off this shit, I did not want to be consumed by this on day one sitting at home worrying will change nothing, if anything it makes things worse, I also vowed not to google, and for me always with my phone in hand, with the need to know about everything I am a googler!! Don’t do it, ignorance is bliss, trust me on that if nothing else!!
My best friends were in Portugal on a girly weekend when I got the diagnosis, I was supposed to go but didn’t, I’m not sure why now but isn’t it weird? Do these things happening for a reason?? I remember the silence when I told Emma, my best friend, I remember telling her it will all be fine, playing it down almost from what I was really thinking, she was silent, I could hear her breathing and I knew that she was thinking, what I had thought when I’d heard those words in the past, she won’t know until she reads this how much that silence made me realise how much she cares 😘!
So, it has not been an easy 18 months, in fact it’s been horrific, I lost my Mum on Christmas Day 2018 to Mesothelioma which is a cancer caused by asbestos, she was diagnosed on my last day of chemotherapy, she came to tell me while I was having treatment and laughed at me with the cold cap on! She was the strongest woman I’ve ever known, she really was a warrior!!
So again, if I throw humour on this thing that is Cancer it’s because that’s what it deserves, its Narcissistic and narcissists can take anything except being made fun of!
She had been a midwife all of her career and only ever cared for people, yet she died from an industrial illness, that still really bothers me but I know she would say, forget it now, get on with your life, that is actually exactly what she said when she was in the hospice dying and I told her I had full pathological clearance from the chemo!
Like I said she was a warrior, a warrior in life, for others and a Cancer Warrior!!
Anyway, that’s enough about me, by all means if anyone wants to ask me anything please do but I want to be able to give advice, tell you what I am reading, eating drinking, how I am feeling and things I am doing to make me feel good, I am materialistic as hell, I am not going to pretend I am all about living a vegan life in the forest with no TV, far bloody from it, but I am interested in being the best version of yourself. I’m going to try and pass on information that I think is helpful and interesting and, in some instances, life changing, you might think it’s good, you might think its rubbish, tell me, I am not an expert but I do like researching things, my friends in work call me the go to girl as I just love knowing about “stuff”!!
Stuff I want to share ....
I am going to try and give you information on at least 3 companies or topics I’ve been interested in, I might have lots of info and have experienced them first hand, I might have just looked at them from someone’s Instagram or a magazine, what I assure you is if I didn’t think this was good or worth a look I would not recommend.
I am following a few Bio Hackers at the moment and I love what they are about so lot of my reviews will of started off by a post on their site to me spending hours trogging through websites, Instagram, you tube reviews and forums…..Consumed!!! I am a Consumer!
Lucinda Ellery Hair loss clinic
I have first-hand experience of this company and have wore an Intralace hair piece since November 2018, I am having it taken off this weekend and I am so excited but, I cannot express how much this “hair System” has helped me feel like me, and even people who have known me forever didn’t know it was a wig, it was that much like my real hair. If you are going through chemo or any other hair loss take a look at their Instagram and website. I went to Manchester and because it’s a hair loss salon its very private, no walk-in customers and they make you feel so at ease. Its not a cheap option but in my mind and the people that know me and that I have spoken to that have also had this treatment, it’s worth every penny!!
Now this is exciting…. So I found this by following Davinia Taylor on Instagram, her insta is fab and I just feel she is honest and cares about what she is talking about, she also is brilliant at posting discounts to things, I got a 20% discount code for this treatment and I am going to have it done on 31stJan in London at iv boost clinic (linked below), I haven’t found anywhere up north that does this but if you know anywhere that does it let me know.
This is the best description I could find on NAD+ taken from a US website:
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a coenzyme present in almost all cells in your body. Its main purpose is to fuel metabolic reactions forward, similar to gas in your car. Without NAD+, your cells won’t be able to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. NAD+ also plays a significant role in gene expression linked to age-related diseases.
NAD+ IV Therapy is an emerging vitamin therapy that is all-natural, holistic, and has shown outstanding results. IV NAD+ therapy may be the light at the end of the tunnel for many people suffering from addiction, age-related diseases, and chronic fatigue.
Even if needles make you queasy, this particular therapy is well worth the momentary needle stick. Why? Administering a high dose of NAD+ straight into your bloodstream, compared to other routes (i.e. oral) will give you a faster, more effective outcome. This high dose quickly optimizes your NAD+ levels, which revs up the engine in your cells (called the mitochondrion) translating into more energy for you.
The IV therapy can last from 3 to 15 days, depending on your condition and your goals. It’s important to work with a qualified doctor who is certified in providing NAD+ treatment, because there are specific protocols.
The 6 Main Benefits being:-
Promising Therapy for Addiction
Maximize Brain Power
Jesus this little sod has a lot to answer for it effects so much, and if you are having cancer treatment can be the reason they will not go ahead with treatment, when I was having chemo my magnesium was on the floor and I took supplements from the hospital, however I am one of those people that are funny about the supplements I take, I like them to be as natural as possible, and with no nasties, the ones I took from the hospital, to me tasted like sweetener which I hate and if I can will massively avoid.
I have been having Magnesium baths and been using a Magnesium spray but again from Davinia’s Insta I found Together Health their supplements are really reasonably priced, natural, and in eco-friendly packaging and best of all award winning, there is also a 10% off voucher when you join the mailing list. They don’t just have magnesium, definitely worth a look!!
Instgrammers I am loving, not just for health but fashion and house stuff: –
@katemciverskin Kate McIver skin – goes without saying I’m obsessed with the before and after pics, love the new products but mainly I can’t get enough of reading people’s comments on how much they love all the products, it genuinely makes me so happy that it works, and it really is changing people lives.
@daviniataylor Davinia Taylor – Bio hacking, health advice, and I just love her northerness (is that even a word), she also good for discount codes, I mean who doesn’t love money off right!
@doesmybumlook40 Kat Farmer – Fashion, beauty travel, I love her personality and her honesty, she is funny, loves a rant about life, kids road rage while sat in the car in her running stuff, and the cutest dog ginny😍
@emmarosestyle Emma Rose Thatcher – Mainly Fashion but she has also just moved into a lovely house, lovely designer and high street styles for fashion and home wear.
@rosemarinoramsey Rosie Ramsey, wife of Chris Ramsey the comedian but in my opinion she funnier, she’s down to earth but confident in her own skin, stories are hilarious and her and chrism do a weekly podcast, which is hilarious, I had never listened to a Podcast before but now I am addicted!
Hope you enjoyed reading as much I fell empowered sharing.
October 11, 2019
The Kate McIver Secret Weapon Serum has become a Serum for the stars and one major reason is because its found its way into the kit bag of some of the UK's and Americas top MUA's!!!
Its become a real hit, MUA's are using the serum to prep clients as a base before their uses their other favourite make up brands on their celebrity clients, such as Cardi B, Pixie Lott, Kelly Osbourne, Donna Langley Chair of Universal Studies, Amy & Erin Willerton, Munroe Bergdorf, Cindy Robins, Keeley Hawes the list is getting super long..
July 18, 2019
Kate's family and the Kate McIver skin team took part in the Race for Life 10K run and we are proud to say raised an outstanding £2,200 for Cancer Research UK to help fund the ongoing research in looking for a cure for cancer, in memory of our beautiful Kate.
The day of the race was an emotional and heartfelt day and there wasn't a dry eye when our team heard the harrowing stories of the cancer survivors that we ran alongside and talking to the family members and friends who have lost loved ones, all united by the determination to beat Cancer and continue saving as many lives as possible.
Thanks to the organisers Steph Tickle and Sarah from CRUK who invited Kate's parents and daughter Lucia started the race in Sefton Park, Liverpool which was incredible and meant so much to everyone.
The team wanted to continue contributing as much as we could, by raising as much as possible by selling our Kate McIver Skin Serums on the day and donating a percentage of the sales.
We would like to give a special mention to the girls who work at Camilla Rose Salon where our @kate.mciver.skin.clinic facials take place. The girls managed to raise over £2,000 for Cancer Research UK and ran in the memory of Kate and their friends who have been lost to Cancer, our lovely skin therapist Hannah joined in too.
Also, a big shout out to Ceri Boden who is one of Kate's supporters. Kate valued their relationship supporting her throughout her Cancer journey and the group of friends raised over £3.5k.
Our team is 100% dedicated to ensuring that Kate McIver Skin is solely focused on carrying out the wishers of our founder Kate in everything that we do. In doing so The Kate McIver Skin team are offering treatments to make Cancer warriors feel more like themselves and continuing Kate’s legacy of developing a product that has helped so many sufferers of the disease. We have already gifted this treatment to five people who are suffering with cancer and we are looking forward to continue carrying on Kate's legacy by helping other individuals.
The treatment offer's patient’s an hour of pampering and will rejuvenate the client with Kate’s Magic and through our facialist Hannah's healing hands . There will be one appointment per week for an individual to receive the treatment and if you wish to nominate a loved one please contact us at ‘email@example.com'.
Our team would like to give a special thanks to The Chester Standard for publishing a newspaper article discussing how we are continuing to help people who are fighting Cancer.
We will continue, as a brand, to help individuals fighting Cancer by providing a 10% donation from every Kate McIver Secret Weapon Original Serum to Coppafeel, an organisation that raises awareness of breast cancer. Coppafeel is sadly so close to our companies heart due to losing our beautiful founder Kate to Breast Cancer.
Throughout Kate's diagnosis she wanted nothing more but to help other individuals suffering with Cancer, as she would publicly post remedies and advice on developments within Cancer such as; sharing a post about the benefits of drinking breast milk to help patients who are suffering with chemotherapy. With this in mind, we are constantly on the lookout to share posts that include cancer survivors to spread hope and to continue sharing informative posts in order to help and spread awareness of possible remedies to continue Kate's legacy of helping people through her brand.
Some of the many individuals who inspire us because of their courage and honesty we repost on our Instagram page because we love to share their energy and they also have so much bloody good advice for those going through the shit is Cancer..
@ellen_danielle also inspires us greatly as she has created the brand @wearebravecollective that is "a purveyors of merch inspired by rock culture, spreading the word on cancer in young adults". An amazing clothing brand that spreads awareness and shares an important message that resognates with us all.
There is no limit when it comes to those who inspire us and we continue to find individuals for us to carry on supporting through our brand.
Lastly, we would like to give a massive thank you to the continued support from the media as it is continually over whelming and we would like to thank all the news papers that have covered Kate's story and legacy ...
Kate McIver Skin Team x