Archive for the ‘Informational’ Category

What’s in a name?

By Jana Taylor Achilles heel.  Carpal tunnel syndrome.  Trigger finger.  Tennis elbow.  Plantar fasciitis.  Swimmer’s shoulder.  You may have heard these terms but not connected them; do you know what they all have in common? These are all names for the phenomenon of tendon pain, or tendinitis. Tendons are cord-like, fibrous tissues surrounded by membranes […]

Bursitis and Tendonitis, What’s the Difference?

By Jana Taylor Sometimes you hear people use the terms bursitis and tendonitis interchangeably. Even our product Joint and Tendon Rescue® is designed for both ailments interchangeably. Bursitis and tendonitis are actually very similar (both deal with inflammation of soft tissues, and can affect similar areas on the body)… but, they are not exactly the […]

Understanding Parabens

by Jana Taylor What are parabens? Parabens are a type of synthetically engineered chemical preservative that are used in many cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. They have bactericidal and fungicidal properties, and are in everything from deodorants, shampoos and lotions to makeup, toothpaste and baby products. They can also be used in some cases as food […]

Winter acne is a real thing

by Jana Taylor Snowflakes, boots, hot cocoa, and … zits?  Yep.  Sounds like winter acne.  Acne is not just a summer thing for some people.    According to Dr. Laurell Matthews, there are several variables to blame:  “It is essential to stay well hydrated in the wintertime. Winter dry air can dry out the skin. Then […]

Short Guide to Monolaurin

In essence, monolaurin is a concentrated form of the immune-supporting elements1 of coconut oil. Native cultures in the tropics have long since recognized coconut oil not only as a healthy food, but as a beneficial topical application as well.

Silver’s Long History

Silver has played an important role in health and hygiene for thousands of years, from silverware utensils for eating and drinking to surgical tools being fashioned out of silver in the days before widespread sterilization.

Should you really take Vitamin C for colds?

Meet the author:  Ian Spohn, ND, is a staff naturopathic doctor who enjoys challenging the dogmas of both conventional and alternative medicine. He is a passionate supporter of the paleo diet and classical homeopathy.   Taking Vitamin C remains a popular treatment for the common cold, yet strangely many health websites discourage you from doing […]

The skeptics were wrong

By Jana Taylor I don’t need to convince you that homeopathic medicines are effective; after all, you have been using them with great success which is why you have come to rely on our products.  But still, doesn’t it bug you when detractors say that homeopathics are useless because they are diluted down to nothing?   […]

Yoga styles that suit you: Finding a slower pace

By Jana Taylor You may have realized there is more than one “style” of yoga, but maybe you didn’t realize there are actually dozens!  Just like ice cream, there is a flavor for everyone, and the possibilities are almost endless.   But what about yoga styles that are slower-paced and a little less rigorous for beginners, […]

Hacks for staying warmer in cold weather

By Jana Taylor Most people I know do not like the frigid temperatures that winter brings.  We want to cling to fall for as long as possible, but when those first snowflakes fall and temperatures plunge below zero, we know that inevitably winter has arrived and is going nowhere until spring thaws us out again […]