March 15, 2012

Fight Allergies Naturally: Herbally Enhanced Nasal Cleansing Spray

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I am personally not a fan of nasal sprays, but for some people, they can offer relief from  dryness and swelling due to allergies and/or the environment.

Dr. Neuzil's Irrigator Herbal Nasal Spray Herbal uses the power of essential oils to offer relief from dryness.

Dr. Neuzil's Irrigator is an herbal enhanced, saline based formula that cleanses the nasal passages of dust, pollen, pet dander and other irritants that cause discomfort. Its essential oils, which include eucalyptol, pine, menthol, wintergreen and cinnamon, moisturize sinuses while leaving the user feeling refreshed...

Developed by a Central Florida allergy and sinus medical practitioner, Dr. Neuzil's Irrigator nasal cleansing spray provides fast and easy-to-use relief for sinus irritation caused by various factors. An alternative to common nasal therapies such as a neti pot or simple saline rinse, the herbal enhanced spray is pleasant to use and not as messy as other sinus solutions.

I could have really used this product during a recent trip skiing in Colorado. The cold, dry air, high altitude, and a cold made my sinuses and nasal passages unbearable at times.

I do use aromatherapy to help with nasal issues, either with a few drops of Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Organic Lavender Oil in a bowl of steaming water or an Aromatherapy Room Diffuser.


Disclosure: I was sent free samples of these products to review. No prior assurances were given as to whether the review be positive or negative.

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March 5, 2012

Aquasana Shower Water Filter: It's like Showering in Natural Springwater!

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Many people filter their drinking water, but they forget about the shower. Our skin absorbs toxic chemicals into our bodies just as readily as if we ingested them orally, so filtering shower water is a really good idea.

Aquasana AQ-4100 Deluxe Shower Water Filter System with Adjustable Showerhead is easy to install and removes chlorine, VOCs, and SOCs. "It's like showering in natural springwater!", which is what I do anyways.

Aquasana ® AQ-4100 Deluxe Shower Water Filter System with Adjustable Showerhead Aquasana AQ-4100 Shower Filter was voted "Product of the Year" by Cosmetology Today Magazine! This unique 2-Stage shower water filter is US Patented, has a high filtering capacity and is easy to install. No tools necessary, although pliers may be helpful. The granular copper/zinc and coconut shell carbon replaceable water filter effectively removes 99% of Chlorine, reduces VOC`s, heavy metals and other chemicals, as well as enhancing pH. Stage 1 removes chlorine and enhances pH balance with a natural copper/ zinc mineral media called KDF-55D. The second water filtration stage uses a carbonized coconut shell media for the removal of synthetic chemicals and VOCs that vaporize and can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin potentially causing adverse health and cosmetic effects. Without the harsh influences of chlorine you'll notice significant cosmetic benefits. Also by removing chlorine and other chemicals found in tap water, you eliminate health risks related to inhalation and skin absorption of these chemicals... now known to be a significant source of exposure to harmful VOCs (volatile organic chemicals). Your shower water will feel better, and be better for you. The Aquasana Shower Water Filter provides minimal pressure loss and no change in showerhead height. It`s like showering in natural spring water! The easily replaceable water filter lasts 10,000 gallons, about 6 months, and installs simply.

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 20, 2012

15 Minutes of Exercise is All it Takes to Find the Fountain of Youth

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Do you have 15 minutes to spare each day in exchange for clarity, energy, health, and youth? Fountain of Youth Exercises: For Vitality, Radiance, Joy & Fulfillment in Fifteen Minutes by Noami Sophia Call provides simple instructions with step by step photographs of a routines that will help you achieve and maintain health and radiance as you age.

Drawing upon the ancient wisdom of Tibetan monks, yoga practitioners, and indigenous people, this manual for youthful living is an informative guide for inspiring those approaching, or in the second half of life to feel and look great. A combination of do-in--an ancient technique of self-massage that strengthens the chi and circulation and warms the body from the inside out--yoga poses, and breathing exercises, this program offers a simple approach that can be done in the comfort of the home. An immediate understanding of how to breathe will help practitioners live in a more conscious and efficient way, and the poses will build confidence for a healthier, longer life. A well-researched study, that also embodies the importance of nutrition and our lifestyle, this is an invaluable tool for nourishing our inner and outer radiance.

The photographs feature older men and women, and some even show modifications using chairs. These exercises are perfect for anyone of any age. 

 
Call is also the author of Yoga in Bed.

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 9, 2012

Wrinkles Don't Hurt: Daily Meditations on the Joy of Aging Mindfully

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I turned 40 this year, and frankly, I don't care. I am in my prime! I practice yoga every day and hike. I am in good shape, I have health, I have security, I have love, I have a beautiful home, I have a sweet family, I have...

But will I feel this way when I turn 70? My father is doing just that this month, so I will pass on this book to him.

Wrinkles Don't Hurt: Daily Meditations on the Joy of Aging Mindfully by Ruth Fishel is a sweet little book to help us keep a positive perspective on growing older.

No matter if we're thirty or ninety, we can learn to live in a way which will help us deepen our joy of living. And while we know deep down that wrinkles don't hurt, sometimes we disagree with those who tell us to seize the day--that the best is yet to come. We know the goal is to greet each day with optimism, enthusiasm, and a zest for living, but sometimes it's hard to know how to begin. Bestselling author Ruth Fishel provides much-needed wisdom, guidance, and inspiration to help us remain positive, present, and more mindful. Studies show that mindfulness may be the best medicine for what ails us physically and emotionally: It's a powerful tool that can keep our memories sharp, alleviate stress, boost immunity, and help us better handle life's ups and downs.

Written in a page-a-day format, Wrinkles Don't Hurt is filled with practical suggestions, affirmations, and whimsical illustrations that will help you let go of worries and fears, remember that you are not alone, and help you discover and celebrate the joys that come with living a seasoned life.

Today's advice:

As I begin this day with prayer and meditation,
I let go of all the regrets from the past
and all my fears of the future.
I feel love in the moment.
I am at peace.
My heart is filled with gratitude.

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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January 26, 2012

Scotties Facial Tissues: "We Plant 3 Trees for Every 1 We Use"

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I always am wary when I see mainstream corporations make green claims, but at the same time I commend their efforts. Greenwashing is a marketing trend, and the cynic in me tends to support smaller companies that have always been green, like Seventh Generation, especially when it comes to paper products. Considering Kleenex logged old growth forests to make facial tissues, Scotties is combating this negative action with their own plan to plant three trees for every one they use making their facial tissues.

WHAT MAKES SCOTTIES LIKE NO OTHER?

  • Scotties combines a unique brand promise to plant 3 trees for every 1 used with the long-standing history of its parent company, J.D. Irving, Limited.
  •  Scotties communicates on every box its commitment to plant 3 trees for every 1 used in making its softest ever tissues and uses 3rd party auditing to ensure compliance
  • Scotties Softest Ever tissues are chain of custody certified through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). To learn more visit www.sfiprogram.org.
  • Scotties is the only major U.S. facial tissue to be linked with the Responsible Forest Project (RFP).
  • Scotties has partnered with American Forests to create SCOTTIES RELEAF U.S.A. and TREES ROCK in an effort to promote our urban tree planting initiatives in the United States.
  • J.D. Irving has planted over 800 million trees in the last 50 years.

Of course, the greenest way to deal with that runny nose is to use washable Reusable Organic Cotton Handkerchiefs.

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.

Jennifer Lance at Permalink social bookmarking

January 24, 2012

Pong Smartphone and iPad Cases Protect Against Electromagnetic Radiation

Pong1.jpgWe all have heard about how radiation from cell phones and tablets is dangerous, especially for children. Healthy Child Healthy World writes:


Despite studies like the one published last week inElectromagnetic Biology and Medicine, which found kids' brains absorb twice as much cell phone radiation as adults, the FCC continues to insist that "currently no scientific evidence establishes a causal link between wireless device use and cancer or other illnesses," according to the websiteFair Warning...

Of course we're going to lag, when the cell phone industry fights any awareness tooth and nail. According to CBC News, after the city of San Francisco passed a requirement last week for cell phone retailers to warn customers about limiting their exposure to radiation, the trade group representing cell phone companies filed a lawsuit in federal court, citing the new law violates the companies' First Amendment Rights of freedom of speech.

Pong cases help protect you from radiation! We were sent the following two products:

Your cell phone emits a powerful form of microwave energy called electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Since the long term health effects of exposure to microwave EMR are unknown, most consumers desire to avoid unnecessary exposure.

Yet consumers also want a powerful cell phone with maximum signal strength reflected by the number of "bars" on their phones. Did you know that the signal stregnth of your phone is related to the magnitude or intensity of the EMR which it produces and receives? - The lower the signal strength, the greater the intensity of EMR emitted by your phone. Pong devices are uniquely designed to solve this dilemma for consumers.

Pong not only protects you from unnecessary exposure to EMR, but also optimizes your cell phone's signal strength.


These are very sturdy cases that fit well, and I feel better letting my children use our smart devices knowing that there is some radiation protection from Pong.

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.

Jennifer Lance at Permalink social bookmarking

January 21, 2012

Joulebody Detoxifying Bars: A Whole Meal; A Whole Cleanse

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Need to detox? The truth is, we all do. Joulebody makes it easy with their detoxifying bars.

Joulebody Detoxifying Bar - Brownie
Joulebody Detoxifying Blondie - Ginger
Joulebody Detoxifying Bar-Cacao Mint

We set out to provide our clients with a convenient, nourishing cleanse program that is portable and not just juices. That is why we worked for three years to make a bar that was both delicious and nutritious offering detoxifying ingredients.


BENEFITS

All bars offer ingredients that have been scientifically studied to help heal our main digestive organs. By adding our very own JOULECLEANSE Mix, your body receives valuable nutrients from ingredients that are plant based, gluten, wheat, nut, and dairy free.


These bars are not organic, but they are all natural. Considering the expensive ingredients they contain, they are realistically priced at $4.50.

The detox ingredients in these bars are cayenne, dandelion, tumeric, and fennel. Each bar contains:


  • 8-9 grams of plant-based protein

  • 7-9 grams of fiber

  • 4 grams of omega 3 and omega 6

I don't know if I can be satisfied eating just a bar for a meal, but these are definitely healthy snacks!

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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January 19, 2012

Zarbees All Natural Childrens Cough Syrup

zarbees.jpg Honey is very soothing on sore or scratchy throats. Zarbees Childrens Cough Syrup is designed for children over 12 months because of the honey factor.

As a pediatrician and a father, Dr. Zak Zarbock found it frustrating when he wasn't able to offer any relief for his young patients with a cough. So, he set out to create a safe, effective and natural remedy that he could feel good about recommending. Dr. Zarbock's research led him to the amazing benefits of honey with its natural cough suppressing and immune boosting power.
 Made with a unique blend of antioxidant-rich dark honeys, and fortified with Vitamin C and Zinc, ZarBee's Cough Syrup is a proven and safe solution to naturally soothe your child's cough.

Why Honey?
Honey has been used as a safe remedy for ages. With its special blend of antioxidant-rich dark honeys (buckwheat & wildflower), Vitamin C and other unique all-natural ingredients, ZarBee's Cough Syrup is an effective remedy to calm coughs and take the sting out of sore throats.

Our All-Natural Formula is:
Gluten, dye & preservative-free
Safe and natural - contains no drugs or alcohol

My daughter tried this cough syrup and said it was good but a little bit bitter. She said it worked immediately and soothed her scratchy throat. My son tried it and did not like it.

It pleases me to see a pediatrician developing and recommending honey-based products for sore throats.

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.

Jennifer Lance at Permalink social bookmarking

January 18, 2012

De Odor Works: Medical Grade Stainless Steel Natural Deodorant Alternative

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Body order is caused by bacteria. We use many products to try and eliminate it, especially under our arms, and many natural products require frequent applications to be somewhat effective.

De Odor Works - Natural Deodorant Alternative uses medical grade stainless steel activated under running water to eliminate body odor.

Although perspiration by itself is odorless, micro-organisms that cause odor thrive in the damp or moist environments created by sweat. The underarms, groin and feet are particular problem areas for these types of organisms. Odor causing bacteria are not easily removed from the skin. Regular washing with soap and water does not eliminate this bacteria and commercial deodorant products only mask the odor. But using De Odor Works on problem areas for just 30 seconds in the shower actually removes body odor and it keeps it from coming back: all day, every day. De Odor Works has a US patent pending.

It can be used on any part of your body, not just the underarms!

The company also makes WaterWorks Natural Vaginal Cleansing System out of stainless steel for feminine hygiene without harsh chemicals.

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.

Jennifer Lance at Permalink social bookmarking

January 5, 2012

Australian Gold Face Guard SPF 50 Stick: Water Resistant and Oil Free

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My son will only use a sunscreen stick, and for winter sports, such as skiing, tossing a sunscreen stick in your pocket is much easier than a whole bottle.

Australian Gold Australian Gold Face Guard SPF 50 Plus provides lasting protection and won't sting your eyes, yet the company has received relatively high hazard scores from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Although this specific product has not been evaluated by EWG, other Australian Gold products range from five to eight in their hazard scores.

There are other sunscreens that may be safer to use.

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.

Jennifer Lance at Permalink social bookmarking

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