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The Vague Medical Explanation for Side Stitch

Contrary to what you may have heard, side stitches also do not exclusively affect runners.  In truth, any activity that twists the upper body can trigger them like swimming and even horseback riding.

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 […]

Are you in the 90 percent?

By Jana Taylor 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 […]

8 Step Plan for Winter Eczema

By Jana Taylor 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]