Product of the Week
The Swell water bottles come in so many different colors and styles, but it is a great portable reminder to drink more water and hydrate throughout the day. It fits nicely in your workout bag, work bag, cup holder and is easy to carry. It keeps your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot.
- Made of 18/8 food grade stainless steel
- Insulation keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12
- Non-toxic, non-leaching, and BPA free
- Drip-free mouth is big enough to fit ice cubes
- 12" diameter x 3" H, with a 25 ounce capacity
Please visit http://www.swellbottle.com/ for availabilty and if Amazon is out of the style you want. It is definately a great investment and will keep you and your family well hydrated!!! Cheers!!
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Not just for a good ole' game of lacrosse, these fun balls are perfect for releasing and rolling out any types of apparent or hidden stress in the body.
- great for massage, physical therapy, hand eye coordination play and for your pets!
- easily remove muscle knots
- lay down on them for deep muscle penetration and relief
- duck tape two of the balls together for a peanut shaped relief tool for your upper rhomboids or lumbar section
Click here for more information or to purchase your Lacrosse balls, or you can check them out at your local sporting goods store.
I was gifted this hand, foot and back massage ball by my sister and it is one of my favorite go-to-every-night-before-I-sleep gadgets. I lay on one of these balls in my hip flexors and breathe deeply (in an runners lunge on the floor). It is better than a tennis ball because it is harder and is textured. It is bigger than a racquet ball and helps to get all the "kinks" and knots out of the rhomboids and hard-to-reach back areas. Here are additional points provided by the product listing as seen on Amazon.com:
- This little ball massages trouble spots on hands and feet
- Simply roll the stimulating fingers under feet or over your hands for fast relief
- Use foot rubz anywhere, home, office, on a plane
- Massage specific muscle groups on any part of the body
- You control depth of massage by applied pressure
- Effective in providing temporary relief from plantar faciitis
For more information, click here. The best part is, a pair of these blue puppies won't break the bank and retails for a little over $10, so keep calm, breathe deep and massage on.
It is so important to know your source of protein powders and supplements, even if they claim they are organic and natural. There are innumberable supplements out there that claim to be toxin and metal free, organic and still test out to have high levels of bad-for-you ingredients. I love Life Extension products because they are made in the USA and have strict testing on all their products and the highest standards in food quality. This whey protein chock full of needed amino acids, does not contain any GMO's and is made from cows that is not treated with growth hormones (not to mention it tastes great!). Click here for more information.
Additional information as described by Amazon.com:
- Naturally high levels of essential branched-chain amino acids
- Uniquely derived from grass-fed, free range cows living healthy lives in New Zealand and not treated with growth hormone (rBST)
- Non-GMO whey protein concentrate
I am one of Dr. Bronner's biggest fans, especially after I learned about how much toxins traditional cleaning products such as Lysol, Mr. Bubbles, Windex, Tide, bleach, and anything anti-bacterial has. I learned how to make my own toxin free disinfectants and clean everything from kitchen and bathroom areas to granite counter tops, marble floors, windows, sinks and child nursery areas using mainly Dr. Bronners Castile Soap, distilled water, vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils (to name a few).
The main ingredients of Dr. Bronners Castile Soap include: Water, Saponified Organic Coconut & Olive oils (w/ retained Glycerin), Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Lavandin & Lavender Oils, Citric Acid, Vitamin E.
Use for everyday body-washing (wet and pour several drops of soap full-strength onto hands-washcloth-loofah. Lather up, scrub down, rinse off, and tingle fresh and clean), for all purpose cleaning (dilute from one part soap into 40 parts water), for laundry (use 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup for one regular load; adjust as needed depending on the hardness of your water, and add a dash of baking soda to make it even better). Click here for more information 🙂
Not all supplements are created equally, especially probiotics. I always recommend to most adults to take a good dose (at least 15-25 billion) of high quality probiotics daily, especially on an empty stomach upon waking with a cup or two or warm lemon water. This "resets" the gastrointestinal system, stomach and body, delivers a great dose of healthy bacteria into the system and further aids the individual toward optimal wellness. ReNew Life is the brand, made in the USA, that I use daily. During sickness, taking antibiotics, healing from surgery or fighting a weakened immune system (especially inflammatory, chronic illness or stomach/digestion issues), people should aim to take the above 50 billion each day. To simply maintain, there are lesser doses. Click here for more information. You can also purchase ReNew Life Probiotics at your local health food store in the refrigerator section.
Additional Product Information:
- 50 Billion Cultures, High Bifido
- 10 Strains
- Enteric Coated Vegetable Capsules
- Delayed/Time Release to coat entire stomach
- Resists Stomach Acid for Ensured Potency
This is by far one of my favorite skin oils for anything from dry skin, to being a great oil carrier for essential oils. This is great for the mama belly during and after pregnancy. Here are some of the highlights:
- Instantly improves the way skin looks and feels.
- Apricot Kernel Oil - strengthens, moisturizes, & softens skin.
- Avocado - ultimate moisturizer
- Camellia Kissi - calms, soothes
- Vitamin A Palmitate - stimulates new cell growth
For more information, please visit the website (for reviews and additional product information). It promises to treat and relieve more than 37 skin conditions. Who doesn't like that? Miracell also has many other products such as ear drops and creams. Click here 🙂 for more information.
As the weather begins to warm up (in most of the United States and throughout the world), and spring has fully sprung, there is no better excuse to head outdoors with your walking, cross training, hiking or running shoes and get some steps in. Aiming for more than 10,000 steps a day is a great goal to have, and having a trusty, small, and accurate pedometer handy (without the electromagnetic radiations from the cell phones--even though they have these pedometer apps on them) is a great way to reach your fitness goal(s). Check out more information on the Omron Pedometer here 🙂
A little more information on the Omron Pedometer:
- Omron dual axis technology; counts steps accurately and quietly whether positioned vertically or horizontally
- Automatically resets daily to accurately track steps
- Stores up to 7 days of information in memory; Resets to zero at midnight
- Six tracking modes, track steps, aerobic steps, time, distance, calories and fat grams burned
- Tracks two kinds of steps; Tracks both regular and brisk steps separately
Why not spend a little more time relaxing everyday? Light up this soy wax candle when winding down from a long day, during your baths or when working. It is made with pure essential lavender and geranium oils to provide tranquil, calm and a natural atmosphere. It comes in a glass container with a sustainable wooden wick. Root candles of Medina is family owned and has been around since 1869. This is one of my favorites!!! Click here for more information.
This is by far one of my favorite ways to enjoy green tea, chock full of healthy antioxidants. Please read more about how great Matcha green tea is for you here: http://truthnhealth.com/2013/02/matcha-tea-the-incredible-hulk/. Grown in the shade, this specific green tea should be a staple in everyone's kitchen and work place. It will deliver a constant and low stream of caffeine to keep your energy up all day and will not leave you with a "crash."
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- 1.06-ounce tin
- Certified organic by JONA (Japan Organic and Natural Foods Association)
- Pure, premium and ceremonial grade tea
To learn more about Do Matcha Green Tea or to order your own, visit Amazon here.
As part of a healthy mouth hygiene routine, tongue cleaning and scraping when arising, after meals and before bed is ideal. Tongue scraping has many benefits, not just for removing the left over bacteria trapped in all those taste buds (even after brushing, flossing and rinsing):
It's one of the best remedy for bad breath (along with oil pulling)
The tongue scraper has curved cleaning edges that remove bacteria and soft plaque instantaneously
Cleans the tongue in a comfortable, quick and effective manner
Helps improve taste, removes the coating on the tongue and slows the growth of plaque
This particular stainless steel tongue scraper and cleaner is impervious to bacteria and gentle on the tongue that plastic. It is very easy to clean, as well.
To read more about this recommended product, press here 🙂
Most people can dramatically improve their skin quality, circulation, lymphatic functions, clear dead cells and toxins without expensive creams, lotions or anti-aging serums. They can achieve this by practicing daily skin brushing. Read more about how incredible and easy this daily habit is for your body and skin here:
I recommend skin brushing first thing in the morning before showering. Always brush upward toward the heart. You'll being to feel glowing and alive. Try it today!
If you are not using one of these amazing glass bottles to consume your water, I recommend you start! This glass bottle does not add a chemical or metal taste to your beverages, is pretty shatter proof, comes in all sizes (from infant bottles to adult), is both dishwasher safe and good for the environment and is sure easy to take anywhere.
If you want a non-toxic and eco-conscious beverage bottle to remind you to drink your 8-10 glasses of water a day, then I suggest you check out this water bottle here.
I cannot say enough praises for the Nutri Bullet. It is one of the best everyday use household items that I recommend people of all ages. If you are always on the go, want to fit in extra whole fruits, vegetables and seeds into delicious smoothies and shakes, and not mess with the hassle of multiple, complicated parts to clean, then THIS should be in your kitchen NOW! Learn more about the Nutri Bullet here.
- Effortlessly pulverizes fruits, vegetables, super-foods and protein shakes.
- Powerful high-torque 600 Watt motor power base.
- Power, patented blade design with cyclonic action.
- BPA-Free, Non-Toxic Plastic. No phthalates, No bisphenol A.
- Includes a power base, 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, 1 handled lip ring, 1 non handled lip ring, 1 extractor blade and 1 milling blade, 2 re-sealable lids, 1 Flip-top to-go lid with oversized mug, pocket nutritionist, natural healing foods book and manual.
- Click here for more information or to buy the amazing Nutri Bullet!
This amazing bottle of 100% Organic Argan Oil has rejuvenating properties that leave skin and hair rich with anti-oxidants and protects both from the damages of free radicals. It's great for dry skin, sensitive skin, and for hydration of both scalp and whole body. It is great for the reduction of scars and wrinkles. Add drops of it to your daily shampoo for added shine and help repair split ends. Also protects hair against heat when added to towel dried hair before blowing or flat ironing.
Don't forget to enter our Giveaway this week to win $100 dollars worth of John Masters Organic Products! Click Here 🙂
These beautiful and bold pink and purple 10 mm quartize bracelets are perfect for anyone who is seeking contentment and a calm mind. The colors of pink nourishes the heart while the purple and violet shades correlate with the mind. These colors and stones have high vibration qualities that have been used since the ancient Greeks. They were said to have carried around such stones of these colors to keep "cool" in hot days, to relieve pain and to also bring light and love into the environment. The violet colors, in particular strengthens imagery, patience, reduces anger and helps the wearer with sleep when worn to bed.
Learn more about Lavha Essential Oil benefits here.
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. If you have ever enjoyed the gift of a rose, a walk by a field of lavender, or the smell of fresh cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination.
Learn more about the benefits of doTERRA Essential Oils here