I recently moved my family from Illinois to a beautiful suburb outside of Boston. Hauling our stuff between the states was hard, but I also had to renovate every inch of our old Victorian house after we moved. As a result of the insurmountable to-do list, I started feeling stressed out and jumpy. My nerves were on edge from the time I woke up until the time I went to bed. Fortunately, I stumbled upon Inositol, a natural product that helped me calm down and handle the changes with less anxiety.
Inositol is found in all cell membranes, with the strongest concentration in the brain and central nervous system. It acts as an anxiety-reducer and occurs naturally in many plants and animals, with the highest level found in whole grains and citrus fruits. Studies show that this vitamin-like substance also has promise as a natural anti-depressant, promotes fertility in females and restores insulin sensitivity in instances of resistance.
I felt calmer, could breathe more deeply and carry out my tasks with greater peace of mind after taking one 500mg Inositol capsule. So, if you have a stressful week or overwhelmed by the approaching holidays, try Inositol as a daily supplement. It's reasonably priced at $4.99 for 100 Inositol capsules on Amazon.
Over the long fall and winter months, we will all be exposed to a plethora of bugs and germs. Although there are natural products that claim to fight-off colds including Vitamin C powders and Zinc-based nasal sprays, the best natural remedy I've found is Wild Oregano Oil. According to studies, oregano oil has anti-fungal, antiviral properties and in a study performed in the UK, oregano was effective against 25 different bacterial strains. In lab cultures, oregano oil has put up a strong fight against the bacteria that causes candida and is also known to be tremendously helpful with gastrointestinal issues. But beyond the scientific research, Wild Oregano Oil has helped me ward off every cold and flu virus that passed through our home over the past two years. (And, I have three kids who come home sick from school all the time!)
The minute I feel a scratchy throat or even a tickle, I run to grab the natural influenza-preventive remedy, Wild Oregano Oil. I strongly recommend that you take the oregano oil in the form of a softgel pill because the straight liquid oil tastes terrible and will burn your throat the whole way down. (I know this from first-hand experience.) The oil in the softgel is easy to swallow and seems to have only one negative trait - it can produce a slight oregano taste in your mouth that lasts for up to an hour. Other than the taste, the pill has no other side effect. It's best to take the pill at the onset of your symptoms, because once you've contracted a bug, the oil is not effective in shortening or eliminating the duration of the illness.
I recommend that you take one softgel as soon as you feel any symptoms such as runny nose, sniffle or cough and then take another softgel at night before you go to bed. And, keep a bottle of bottle of Wild Oregano Oil pills nearby your desk just in case you need it. There are a variety of brands at Whole Foods and on Amazon.com for $12. Here is the link to the Solgar brand. Solgar Wild Oregano Oil Softgels.
Unfortunately, I’ve had one rather difficult and constant companion this lifetime… pain. For over a decade, I've been plagued with bulging disks in my neck, rotator cuff tears and the sting of sciatica pain running down my leg. So, when my chiropractor developed a simple treatment to fix my aching back, I had to try it out. Sure, my kids gave me funny looks when they saw their mother lying face down on a set of five cushions in our living room, but I didn’t care – I was healing myself!
What is this unbelievable pain-reducing device? It’s called Kacelia Tru-Align Body System and it’s been clinically proven to alleviate pain and stiffness of the upper, mid, and lower back area, groin, sacroiliac, neck shoulders and TMJ (jaw). According to the Kacelia website, “Using specially engineered cushions, the system supports the body at key points allowing gravity to exert a downward pressure restoring the spinal curves and good posture.”
The beauty is in the simplicity. All you have to do is lay on 5 contoured pillows for 20 minutes every day while your spine gently lengthens, disks open up and healthy posture returns. Honestly, I’ve have had multiple cortisone injections and physical therapy for years, but this is the only treatment that has alleviated my chronic back pain. The Tru-Align pillows are so comfortable, I usually fall asleep in a matter of minutes and wake up to a timer. As a note, it may take several weeks for this product to help with long-term injuries, so you must commit to a daily schedule and stick to it. And, it’s important to improve strength and flexibility as you age, so in addition to the Tru-Align, I recommend adding yoga and/or Tai Chi classes to strengthen your core.
If you have back discomfort, Tru-Align is the product you need to finally relieve your body and life of pain. It is worth the investment of $395 for a unit. kacelia.com
I travel to expos all over the country offering workshops and at one of my recent expos, I gratefully discovered RESQ Organics. This product contains all natural ingredients and a "secret weapon" that rapidly heals almost any kind of skin ailment - manuka honey. Let's face it, as we age, strange things happen on the surface of the skin including itchy irritations, dry patches and scabby areas. RESQ Organic Skin trreatment fixes everything after only a couple of days.
Recently, I noticed a rough spot had formed on the side of my forehead. I tried using my standard cleanser, exfoliant and night cream, but the patch increased in size and was getting worse. I purchased the jar of RESQ Organic Skin Treatment and rubbed a tiny bit on my forehead my skin cleared up in 2 days! Now, I keep the green jar handy and use it on myself and the kids for everything skin... athlete's foot, cuts, burns, and even sunburns. This is one of the best healing salves on the market and the company has a full line of products for men and pets as well. I also tried their RESQ Shampoo and was delighted to report that it leaves my hair soft and supple because it does not contain detergent, soap or chemicals. The only negative comment about this product is that it smells "milky" because it does not contain perfumes.
A jar of RESQ Organics Skin Treatment 4 oz. can be purchased for $40 at resqorganics.com A bottle of RESQ Shampoo is $25.
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