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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.

New Product: Bite, Bump and Rash Relief™

By Dr. Laurell Matthews I love the outdoors, but it can sure make me itch. While hunting for the first morel mushrooms of the spring, I have already encountered some of the outdoor culprits that irritate my sensitive skin. But these are not enough to keep me away from outdoor activities, so I keep Bite, […]

Why does menthol make us feel better?

By Jana Taylor 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 […]

Muscle Ice® and Arnica Plus®, the one-two punch for pain

By Jana Taylor You may have used Muscle Ice® or Arnica Plus® for muscle aches and pains, but have you tried using them together?   It’s true that both products can be used to ease muscle pain, but they work in complementary ways that are worth noting. Muscle Ice works rapidly to provide a quick feeling […]

Potential pitfalls when you are communing with nature

By Jana Taylor Any time is the right the time to venture out to the great outdoors and commune with Mother Nature.  But even the most avid nature lover can run into some unexpected trouble when away from home, whether it be running into poisonous plants, getting stung or bit by insects, or even sustaining […]

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

Swimmers’ Chafe

By Jana Taylor Chafing is a very common complaint among swimmers.  Although all chafing is caused by friction, there are actually three specific ways that chafing occurs when in and around the water. Skin-on-skin. This one is more common in triathletes, overweight persons or people who are swimming a lot.  It is simply skin on […]

Your Amazing Skin

By Jana Taylor Your skin may be one of the most noticeable things about you, but it is the most underappreciated organ we have.    It’s exposed to the harsh world every day but quietly protects you in ways you may not realize. Your skin acts as the front-line barrier between your insides and the environment, […]