Archive for the ‘Informational’ Category

Why does menthol make us feel better?

Have you ever noticed that sports rubs (like Muscle Ice®) with menthol in them have always been a popular choice for aches and pains?  The cooling effect from menthol is uniquely soothing. I like to think of menthol as the polar opposite of capsaicin, the ingredient that makes peppers so hot.  Menthol doesn’t actually change […]

The skeptics were wrong

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?   Your own experience […]

Are you in the 90 percent?

Do you suffer from cold sores?  You are in good company.  It is thought that about 90 percent of all people will get at least one cold sore in their lifetime because they have the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) in their system.  Why some people get them more often than others is not […]

8 Step Plan for Winter Eczema

Be ready with this 8 step plan to combat ‘winter eczema’! Step 1 – Moisturize daily Moisturize your skin in the morning and again in the late afternoon or evening.   Choose moisturizers that lock in moisture longer. Step 2 – Use a humidifier Make sure you keep the humidity in your house over 40% and maintain […]

Yoga styles to suit you: Finding a slower pace

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, people who […]

Hacks for staying warmer in cold weather

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 with its warm […]

Moving away from depression

Depression is characterized by withdrawal, inactivity, dullness, and feelings of helplessness.  You may not realize it, but bouts of depression and “clinical” depression feel the same and are only differentiated by the amount of days a person is depressed.  Clinical depression is typically diagnosed when feelings persist daily for at least two weeks.  Depression affects […]

50 Things You Can Do for Your Mom for Mother’s Day

Fix things in her house that she wouldn’t otherwise be able to fix herself. Do her yard work. Wash her car. Make her dinner or take her out for dinner – be sure to get reservations! Get everyone to come home for a visit. Send flowers. Make a photo album for her. Give her a […]

Little known facts about menopause and hot flashes

Men can experience hot flashes. It’s true!  Though much rarer, men who have low testosterone and men with prostate or testicular cancer can experience hot flashes. For the average woman, hot flashes will last 4 years. But many women can have them for up to 14 years. Some women as young as 20 can go […]

The Shingles Diet