February 28, 2013

Body Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and other Health Professionals

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From yoga to the power of prayer, Body Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and other Health Professionals by Kathy Gruver, PHD, LMT explores the connections between body and mind.

If you are a bodyworker or health professional interested in adding mind/body therapies to your practice and your life, this is your book. Learn about the stress response, placebo effect and fundamentals of mind/body communication. You will understand the specific ways these methods can enhance the healing of your clients and learn multitudes of modalities you can add to help more people, increase your income and experience the new paradigm of the mind/body connection.

Gruver "boils down to basics" many techniques that are current, like Emotional Freedom Technique and Rebirthing. Even though this book is designed for body workers, there is a lot you can learn about therapies involved in body mind connections.

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 27, 2013

Reduce Cell Phone Radiation with the Bodywell Chip

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It's inevitable. We spend a lot of time on our cell phones. Although these gadgets may make our lives easier, there is concern about the radiation they give off affecting our health.

BodyWell Chip Scientifically Proven to Reduce Negative Effects from Exposure to Cellphone Radiation is especially important to have on your phone if your child uses it. It is a simple chip that adheres to the back of your phone.

THE BODYWELL CHIP IS DESIGNED FOR CELLPHONE USERS OF ALL AGES AND USAGE STYLES: All-Natural: Bodywell is imprinted with all-natural frequencies that counter cell phone radiation. Durable: The Bodywell chip sticks directly to your phone and is designed to last the lifespan of your mobile phone. MobileTek: The Bodywell chip is powered by the proprietary MobileTek technology, which is scientifically proven to reduce exposure to cellphone radiation. Intelligent: Whether your cellphone has full signal or is using max power to find one, your Bodywell chip will provide the appropriate frequency to reduce radiation absorption. The Bodywell chip is scientifically-proven to reduce our constant exposure to cellphone radiation. With the little black chip in place, a blend of frequencies is created that counters cellphone SAR radiation without affecting cell service. This is similar to the effect of noise-canceling headphones, which greatly reduce noise with a form of counter-noise, rendering the disruptive sound neutral.

The Bodywell Chip reduces 77% of radiation.  This is a great, simple idea to offer you protection while still allowing you to enjoy your smartphone. 

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 22, 2013

Sprout Organic Baby Food

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It's always best to make baby's own food at home, and it is not that hard. There are times when convenience is needed, and thankfully there are many organic options available.

We were sent many samples of Sprout Organic Baby Food to try:


Sprout Organic baby food comes in all different stages from infant to toddler. The ingredient list is simple and understandable on each package. I did not taste this baby food, as I want to be able to give it to a family in need. My only criticism is the packaging, although BPA-free, is difficult to recycle. You can send them in for free to Terracycle though for upcycling. 

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 21, 2013

EU Bans Sale of Animal Tested Cosmetics

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Every cosmetic sold in the European Union will now be "cruelty-free" meaning the products have not been tested on animals. Nation of Change explains:
After a "long-fought" campaign, The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments (ECEAE) came up victorious as the coalition banned the sale of animal tested cosmetics in all countries within the European Union.

The ban, which will go into effect on March 11, also makes it illegal to use animals to test final cosmetic products or any of the products' ingredients from "high-end cosmetic manufacturers to drugstore brands."


A similar ban does not exist in the US, but all of the brands we feature on Really Natural are not tested on animals. If they are, we will definitely call them out on it and let you know.

There is no reason animals should be harmed so humans can adorn themselves with makeup. If a cosmetic includes ingredients that are potentially harmful and require testing on live subjects, then it shouldn't be put on your skin anyways.  There are plenty of safe, natural cosmetics available, like those from Dr. Hauschka

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February 20, 2013

Pacific Ocean Garbage Dump [video]

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February 19, 2013

Really Natural Cookbooks: Modern Flavors of Arabia

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Modern Flavors of Arabia: Recipes and Memories from My Middle Eastern Kitchen by Suzanne Husseini is a beautiful cookbook!

Modern Flavors of Arabia takes you on a culinary journey to the Middle East to explore a food culture that spans centuries. Each of the recipes will surprise and delight you and bring new colors, aromas and flavors to your table. Join Suzanne as she pays tribute to her mother's cooking and enjoy her refreshingly new take on the traditional--pilafs fragrant with herbs and spices, crepes speckled with pistachios and sweetened with rose syrup, scones enhanced with dates, orange and cardamom. Discover the secrets of perfect falafel, shawarma, and homemade labneh, and try other classic dishes such as kibbeh and fattouche. Recipes are arranged by Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert and a whole chapter is dedicated to mezze. Suzanne's stories and ideas on how to serve each dish accompany the beautifully illustrated and easy-to-follow recipes.

Let Suzanne's refined Arabian cuisine inspire you. Fill your kitchen with the warm, exotic scents of the Middle East, and surprise yourself with how easy it is to create these mouthwatering delicacies at home.
It is not a vegetarian cookbook, but there are some recipes for veggies like me.

The photographs are beautiful and inspiring! I really want to make the Spiced Ricotta-Stuffed Dates and the Baked Baklawa Cheesecake. Can you tell I have a sweet tooth?

There are plenty of other recipes to round out a meal like Braised Stuffed Cabbage in Lemon Garlic Sauce and Grilled Eggplant with Pomegranate Dressing.

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 18, 2013

Really Natural Self-Help: The Power of Personal Accountability

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As I mentioned before, I review all packages we receive. Sometimes they may not apply directly to this blog's ethos. I think Self-Help books fall into this category, but they may help you achieve your green living goals.

I don't so much like the title of Making Yourself Indispensable: The Power of Personal Accountability by Mark Samuel, but I like the idea of personal accountability.

Imagine waking up with enthusiasm every workday. Imagine being certain that you are highly valued by your boss and coworkers. Imagine feeling secure and in control because, even if jobs are being eliminated, you're too valuable to let go. In other words, imagine being indispensable

Sound too good to be true? Not according to Mark Samuel, who has helped thousands of people around the world get on the path to personal achievement and fulfillment. He shows why the key to becoming indispensable is to embrace accountability rather than run from it, in everything you do at work and in your personal life.

You'll see how Samuel's Personal Accountability Model really worked for people such as:
· Lynn, who transformed herself from the worst teacher at her school to one of the most respected.
· Dan, an office assistant of ten years who finally figured out how to jumpstart his career.
· Mary, a super visor who had continually been skipped over for promotion, until she finally decided to stop "playing it small."
· Jerry, a plant manager who got stuck in a "victim loop" when his division began to underperform. Only when he stopped blaming others could he find the energy and ideas to help his plant overcome its challenges.

Becoming indispensable doesn't require a fancy degree, a senior management title, or a huge income. It's a mind-set available to anyone, as you'll learn from these and other inspiring true stories. You'll also discover Samuel's proven strategies for letting go of victimhood, figuring out what's really holding you back, and taking smart actions to achieve your highest goals.


As self-centered as the title implies, the advice is not. The six choices promoted in the book included things like being "we" centered and valuing others. This is good advice!

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 14, 2013

Scholastic Storybook Treasures: The Red Hen and More Cooking Stories

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Cooking food definitely leads to better eating. Stories about cooking inspire children to explore the world of whole foods rather than fast food dining.

The Red Hen and more cooking stories is a read along DVD collection from Scholastic Storybook Treasures.

You can collect the entire library of Scholastic Storybook Treasures and read along on screen with your favorite classic children's stories, brought vividly to life on DVD.

THE RED HEN (Written and illustrated by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley, narrated by Walter Mayes) Filled with humor and sparkling illustration, this is the classic story of Red Hen and her adventures in baking.

BREAD COMES TO LIFE (Written and illustrated by George Levenson, narrated by Lily Tomlin) Watch each step of how to bring bread to life, from the sowing of the seeds to the shaping and baking of the bread dough.

HOW DO DINOSAURS EAT THEIR FOOD? (Written and narrated by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague) These mischievous dinosaurs show that burping, spilling and playing with one s food are not the best ways to enjoy a meal.

ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT (Written and illustrated by Gerald McDermott, narrated by Michael McKean) When Mr. Bing buys Arnie in a doughnut shop, Arnie realizes he must persuade Mr. Bing that a doughnut can be more than just a sweet snack.


These are sweet stories, and the next best thing to actually reading to your child (which is the best thing!).   There is even a recipe included for Simply Splendid Cake that children can make with a little assistance.

There is nothing eco-friendly about this product; however, it may inspire your child to eat better or at least take an interest in food preparation.

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 13, 2013

Natural Beauty: derma e Exfoliating Mask Deep Cleans and Detoxifies

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I have yet to meet a derma e product that I do not love. derma e Natural Bodycare Cleansing Enzyme Facial Mask is no exception. In fact, it won the Best Face Mask of 2012 award from Natural Solutions magazine.

In introducing the award-winning beauty products, Natural Solutions magazine states, "The old adage says you are what you eat - but you are what you put on your skin, as well. It matters." With skin being the largest organ of the body that directly reflects your health, beauty products that are healthy and effective are essential. After reviewing numerous submissions, Natural Solutions chose, "the very best" in 17 personal care product categories.

Best Face Mask! Exfoliating Mask
with Fruit Enzymes and Dead Sea Salt

"This mask deep cleans pores, detoxifies and absorbs excess skin oil with the help of fruit enzymes and Dead Sea salt," say the editors of Natural Solutions. Enriched with detoxifying Sea Kelp, antioxidants Green Tea and impurity-absorbing Bentonite and Kaolin Clays, this formula leaves skin clean and healthy.

I agree completely! I only want to put natural products on my skin, and this does not in anyway mean compromising quality and effectiveness. derma e always delivers and is affordable too.

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.


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February 12, 2013

100% Natural No Calorie Sweetener Nectresse Made from Monk Fruit

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I am always a little reticent about zero calorie sweeteners, as I don't think they are the solution to weight loss. Healthy eating with lots of raw foods and exercise are the solution. Furthermore, many zero calories sweeteners are full of artificial ingredients that are harmful to your health, like aspartame.

NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener is 100% natural and made from monk fruit.

NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener is a combination of deliciously sweet Monk Fruit Extract blended with other natural sweeteners (erythritol, sugar and molasses) to bring you the rich sweet taste of sugar without all the calories...

Erythritol is an all-natural, sugar alcohol that is naturally fermented from sugars and is found in many vegetables and fruits. Erythritol contributes zero calories per serving of NECTRESSE™ Sweetener. Consuming erythritol from NECTRESSE™ Sweetener is not expected to result in laxative or other gastrointestinal effects that are known to sometimes occur with other sugar alcohols...

Monk Fruit is a round, green melon that grows on vines on remote mountaintops in central Asia. The fruit has been cultivated for centuries. An extract from the fruit has been recently re-discovered as an ingredient ideally suited for sweetening foods and beverages. Monk Fruit Extract is about 150X sweeter than sugar and contributes zero calories per serving of NECTRESSE™ Natural No Calorie Sweetener.


This product is made by the makers of Splenda, which does concern me, but Nectresse does not contain any of the sucralose found in Splenda.

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 11, 2013

The Unofficial Lego Technic Builder's Guide

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Legos are fascinating, and although you don't need a manual to create interesting things, what you can do with a little help is amazing.

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide by Pawet "Sariel" Kmiec is not endorsed by Lego. It doesn't need to be.

The LEGO® Technic system opens a new realm of building possibilities. Using motors, gears, pneumatics, pulleys, linkages, and more, you can design LEGO models that really move.

The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide is filled with building tips for creating strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the Technic system. Author Pawel "Sairel" Kmiec will teach you the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from simple machines to advanced mechanics, even explaining how to create realistic to-scale models. Sariel, a world-renowned LEGO Technic expert, offers unique insight into mechanical principles like torque, power translation, and gear ratios, all using Technic bricks. You'll learn how to:

  • Create sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress
  • Re-create specialized LEGO pieces like casings and u-joints, and build solutions like Schmidt and Oldham couplings, when no standard piece will do
  • Build custom differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems
  • Pick the right motor for the job--and transform its properties to suit your needs
  • Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look
  • Create remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic engines
This beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. Your Technic adventure starts now!
There are some amazing ideas in this book, although there is nothing eco-friendly or natural about it. Your kids will be inspired and amazed by this book, but they will need your help to accomplish these Lego engineering feats!

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 8, 2013

Organic Frozen Food: Mom Made Foods Munchies and Meals

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Even the most devoted parents to cooking organic whole foods for their family sometimes has a rushed evening when they need a quick meal. Of course, it is great to freeze some of your own leftovers for such a pinch, but another alternative is organic frozen food like Mom makes.

Mom Made Foods uses organic ingredients and encourages you to take their healthy pledge:

Have you made a pledge to get healthy? Mom Made wants to make it easier for you to keep your commitment to feed your family healthy food, and to teach your kids that nutritious can be delicious! Mom Made cares deeply about children's health and nutrition, and we pledge to do our part to make positive changes. It's not a New Year's resolution; it's what motivates us every day at Mom Made!

Mom Made invites you to take our Healthy Pledge, and receive healthy tips, recipes, deals and more from us all year long.

"I pledge to nourish my kids with the foods they love that are also good for them; read nutrition labels; cut out artificial junk; and help my children learn about the importance of good healthy eating."


We were sent several Mom Made Foods products to try, and yes, they arrived safely and still frozen. My children liked the Mom Made Foods Cheese Pizza Munchie and Apple Pie Munchie.

Mom Made Foods remind me of some of the traditional frozen food I grew up with like mac and cheese and the above products my children liked. I am pleased to see more options of convenience available organically, but my daughter did say my apple pie is much better than the frozen kind!

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 7, 2013

Mineral Make Up: Sheer Cover Face Palette Sophisticate Contains Parabens

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I don't wear make up unless it is to a wedding or some such other special event. Frankly, I don't really know how to put it on effectively. A good friend of mine is a make up artist, and she always recommends mineral make up.

We were sent Sheer Cover Sophisticate Face Palette to try:

Put your best face forward with a fresh take on sophisticated elegance. Everything you need to refine your look from the boardroom to a night on the town. Complete with 4 eye-popping classic shadows, 2 luscious lipglosses, a fabulous blush and a generous mirror for on-the-go convenience. Perfect for your desk drawer, handbag, or travel; you'll always be ready, no matter what comes your way!

This product does contain parabens, which should be avoided, as they have been connected to breast cancer

It may be a handy little compact, but the ingredients do concern me.  There are many other ingredients I cannot pronounce listed, thus I would avoid this product. I am thankful for ingredient disclosure by Sheer Cover, even if some items are listed as "may contain".

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 6, 2013

125+ Vegan Plant-Based Recipes: The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook

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The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook: 125+ Delectable Plant-Based Vegan Recipes for a Fit, Happy, Healthy You by Michelle Costello is truly the ultimate vegan cookbook!

The more than 7 million vegetarians and 3 million vegans in the United States alone are proving that chowing down on planet-friendly fare not only helps them look and feel better, but it can be delicious, too. In her debut cookbook, Karma Chow creator and celebrity chef Melissa Costello shares an exciting collection of 125+ recipes that will be a welcome addition for anyone already following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle or for the growing number of people embracing more plant-based meals. As personal chef to celebrity fitness guru Tony Horton, creator of the bestselling P90X® fitness system, Melissa is constantly finding creative ways to keep Tony and her other clients happy, fit, and fueled.

With her "keep it simple" and "make it tasty" approach, she offers a smorgasbord of dairy- and animal-free appetizers and desserts, breakfasts, and dinners, as well as holiday- and company-worthy menus. Recipes include: Mac & Cheeze, Karma Burgers with Chipotle "Mayo," Thai-Style Tempeh Lettuce Wraps, Supreme-Oh Burritos, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Korean-Style Tempeh Tacos with Red Dijon Slaw, Enchilada Casserole with Ranchero Sauce, Artichoke and White Bean Dip, Cilantro Cauliflower Smash, Pad Thai in Peanut Coconut Sauce, Stuffed Mushroom Poppers, Indian Spiced Coconut Yam Soup, Chili Sweet Potato Fries, Un-Shepherd's Pie, Strawberry Crème Mousse with Pistachio Nut Topping, Banana Carob Bread Pudding, Apple/Pear Crisp, Brownie Bites, Chocolate Truffles, and Cardamom Chocolate Chippers (a Tony Horton favorite!)

The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook shows anyone how to reconnect with their food and honor it as Earth's source for keeping us alive--all while finding it easier to rock their workouts and sculpt a well-defined physique. It's a winning recipe for success for anyone looking to transition to a healthier way of life!


Some of the recipes I can't wait to try are:

  • Indian-Spiced Coconut Yam Soup

  • Cherry Pecan Quinoa Muffins

  • Kale Slaw with Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing

  • Sunflower Seed "Pate"
I really like how many of these recipes have accompanying photographs. The images help me decide what I would like to make, inspire me, and help when cooking to see what the final result will be.

Karma Chow has a great website too with many videos.

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February 5, 2013

Feel Good Discovery: Bulu Box Monthly Subscription Vitamin and Supplement Samples

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We have been sent another Bulu Box! What's a Bulu Box?

Bulu Box is the best way to discover vitamin, supplement and health products. Each box is filled with 4 to 5 premium products selected to help you feel your best. Look forward to a new mix monthly for both women and men that include: vitamins, weight loss, energy, protein, digestion, sleep support and more.

Earn an easy 50 points ($5) or more each month by reviewing, sharing and completing short surveys. Use your Reward Points to purchase full-sized versions of the products that work best for you!

The box we were sent had the following products:
SafSlim:

Safslim is a clinically researched solution for specifically reducing belly fat!* Its main ingredient is high-linoleic safflower oil. A major university study conducted on post-menopausal women who had high blood sugar and wanted to lose weight showed they had an average reduction of 6.3% belly fat and an average of 20.3% increase in the important belly fat hormone adiponectin.*

CSpray:
Marz Sprays unique delivery system now allows consumers to take their vitamins on the go. CSpray includes a mega dose of Vitamin C and Echinacea, Zinc, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D. CSpray helps manage stress, increase vitality, and maintain radiant skin. CSpray tastes great and is sugar and gluten free! If you purchased a bottle of every ingredient in CSpray it would cost you hundreds of dollars. For maximum benefits, Vitamin C needs to be re-dosed throughout the day.*

Vibrant Cleanse:
The classic, cleansing lemonade diet, now certified organic and in convenient powder form. The lemonade cleansing diet has been used for decades. It was designed and initially promoted in 1942 by Naturopath Stanley Burroughs as a liquid fast to rid the body of toxins. Industrial pollutants in the air we breathe and water we drink, chemical residues in processed foods, strange molecules from our medicines, and cooking pans, have all embedded themselves in tissues and organs. No one in the world is exempt.*

Warrior Blend Raw Protein:
Warrior Blend fuses and multiplies the power of several rich protein sources into a smooth, great tasting, and revolutionary proprietary formula that is overwhelmingly superior to the individual components alone. This dynamic fusion, along with a cold extraction process, creates a unique, raw, plant-based protein with a complete amino acid profile exceptionally high in Glutamine, Arginine, Lysine, Luecine, and branch chain amino acids.

The next generation in raw, plant-based protein is here, breaking through the constraints of other protein powders. Warrior Blend is an easy digestible, nutrient filled superfood perfect for anyone who wants to amplify their health and fitness levels. Best of all, it tastes phenomenal.*


Organic Papaya Leaf Tea:
Papaya Leaf Tea is made especially for your enjoyment and will help you boost your immunity and maintain overall wellbeing. Drink it now, drink it often and look and feel well! Papaya Leaf tea contains papain enzymes and is a rich source of anti oxidants, about 20 times more powerful than Vitamin E. Known for years for its various medicinal values, papaya has been used in several anti aging and digestive supplements.

So whether you are seeking to enjoy a Unique Herbal Tea experience or improve you overall health, Organic papaya leaf Tea is the Tea for you! Herbal Papaya Products went to town to bring you the very best! Experience its gently tangy taste, somewhat similar to green tea.


Papaya Leaf Extract Capsules
Herbal Papaya is the one company that has pioneered the process of extracting organic papaya leaf extract into easy to take, affordable capsules. Papaya is one of the richest sources of Antioxidants, up to 20 times more powerful than Vitamin E. Papaya Leaf extract may buld immunity and boost platelet count.This product is 100% organic and all natural.

I think samples of some products, like the Safslim, may not be enough to let you know if a product actually works. I did discover two new brands that I plan to purchase next time I go to the health food store: Vibrant Cleanse and Sun Warrior.

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 4, 2013

From Chocolate to Million Year Mud: 7th Heaven and Montagne Jeunesse Natural Masks

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I try to make masks part of my regular beauty routine, but it is far and few between that I actually take the time.

7th Heaven and Montagne Jeunesse make natural, unique masks. 7th Heaven masks 100% natural and about 55% organic. Montagne Jeunesse masks are about 95% natural. 

We were sent many samples from both brands. Each one is individually packaged with just enough for one application. Of course, such single packaging is not good for the environment, but it is convenient and ensures freshness for those of us who forget to use a mask product once we have opened it.

I tried the Moroccan Clay mask. It felt very cool and soothing when applied, and I love the scent! As it remained on my face for 15 minutes and dried out, it began to be a little irritating, like most clay masks. After I washed it off, I felt the need to hydrate right away, but my face feels very soft.  My daughter tried the Strawberry Souffle, which I think is a little over scented. I could smell it from the bathroom!

I appreciate how the 7th Heaven masks disclose how much of the product is organic. All of these products from both brands are vegetarian and not tested on animals.

Prices range from $0.01 to $3.95 on Amazon.

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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February 1, 2013

Natural Weight Loss with Chocolate and Probiotics: Active D'Lites Candy Bar

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The medical community and general public realize the importance of probiotics for our health and overall well-being. Companies such as Probiotix are making it easier for people to get their probiotics and lose weight http://www.probiotixfoods.com/product-p/singles-cb.htmby putting them in candy bars called Active D'Lites. Who doesn't love chocolate?

The proprietary formulation of Active D'Lites is anchored on pre- and probiotics. Probiotics are live microorganisms that promote the body's digestive and immune systems. Research has shown that the largest immune system in the human body is the intestines--the part of the body where probiotic bacteria is found. The presence of probiotic bacteria helps the body fight infection and improves intestinal functioning. Harnessing the power of these beneficial bacteria, Active D'lites has created chocolate and ice cream bars that can be enjoyed on a daily basis without worry of getting off track from weight-loss goals. With 9 grams of fiber and zero grams of sugar or net carbs, each chocolate bar is designed to help you maintain your figure while enjoying the health benefits of probiotics.

I was surprised to see each bar only contains 100 calories. I expected the count to be double that. I am also please they are GMO free.

disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.

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