Sunday, October 31, 2010

Huggies Natural Care Fragrance Free Baby Wipes Popup Refill, 216-Count Pack (Pack of 3)

Huggies Natural Care Fragrance Free Baby Wipes Popup Refill, 216-Count Pack (Pack of 3)HUGGIES NATURAL CARE FRAGRANCE FREE BABY WIPES POP-UP REFILL 216-Count

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Village Naturals Therapy Muscle Relief Natural Lotion 16 fl oz

Village Naturals Therapy Muscle Relief Natural Lotion 16 fl ozLet Village Naturals TherapyTM Muscle Relief Lotion make a house call. Massage away muscle aches and pains while aromatherapy vapors help you feel better. Our deep penetrating therapeutic formula is enriched with vitamins and skin softening ingredients that will help improve skin circulation and appearance. Relax and feel your aches melt away with ingredients extracted from natural sources. This product has never been tested on animals and does not contain animal-derived ingredients. The Village Natural Therapy line includes Mineral Bath Soak, Liquid Mineral Bath, Mineral Shower Gel and Body Lotion.


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Beauty Ingredient: The Benefits of Patchouli

Dawn Robnett Dawn is the owner of Seattle Hill Soap Company and formulates natural and safe soaps and skin care items that are enhanced by herbs, botanicals, or clays. You can find Seattle Hill Soap Company at 

Patchouli is a bushy plant with large, soft and furry leaves. It’s native to Malaysia but is now cultivated in a number of southeastern Asian countries. Its essential oil can range from light golden-brown to dark amber-brown, depending on the type of metal used in the distillation. Like wine, patchouli gets better with age. Some suppliers will hold back their premium lots, age it just like a wine, then sell it as premium oil. The fragrance, although difficult to describe, is earthy, musty, pungent and very strong. Patchouli’s fragrance can be very off-putting to some, but it is very alluring to others. My personal experience is that people either love it or hate it. I have many customers that buy my patchouli soap simply because they love its fragrance and for no other reason. Although it is known to be an aphrodisiac, I’m sure its effectiveness would be suspect if one thought it stank. 

( Relax with a patchouli-infused foot soak. ) 

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The skin benefits of patchouli oil are plentiful. It regenerates skin cells, which makes it useful for hastening the healing of wounds and to fade scars. It tightens and tones sagging skin. Because of patchouli’s anti-inflammatory properties, it can calm skin problems such as sunburn, acne, eczema and other forms of dermatitis. It regulates sebum production and helps treat acne and dandruff. The fungicidal properties make it appropriate for combating athlete’s foot, jock itch and fungal problems of the skin such as Candida. It soothes and smoothes cracked skin and is said to be beneficial for helping brittle and weak nails. Patchouli is also known to be an antidepressant and helps treat anxiety, nervous disorders and other stress-related conditions. 

Never use patchouli essential oil neat (without diluting.) There are many applications in which you can use patchouli oil: skin balms, skin oils (macadamia and emu are a couple of my favorites), soaps, lotions and bath salts are a few. My best advice is that you use patchouli sparingly. It is quite strong and a little goes a very long way. 

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Source Naturals Natural Progesterone Cream, 4 Ounce (113.4 g)

Source Naturals Natural Progesterone Cream, 4 Ounce (113.4 g)Advanced liposomal delivery. Source Naturals eternal woman natural progesterone cream features natural progesterone USP from soy. Our progesterone cream is guaranteed to contain 500 mg of progesterone per ounce and 22 mg per 1/4 teaspoon.

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Loving Naturals SPF 30 Sunscreen Zinc Oxide 5 Oz. UVA/UVB Vegan

Loving Naturals SPF 30 Sunscreen Zinc Oxide 5 Oz. UVA/UVB VeganIngredients: Non-Nano Particle Zinc Oxide (24.8%), Grape Seed Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides (derived from Coconut Oil), Soy Wax (Non-GMO), Organic Olive Oil, Organic Plum Kernel Oil, Organic Sesame Oil, Candelilla Wax, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Macadamia Nut Oil, Organic Cocoa (Fair Trade), Organic Green Tea, Vitamin E Oil Natural skin care products are very important, specifically sunscreen because of how often it needs to be applied and the concern that chemicals can be absorbed into the skin. You will find that many of the so called "natural products" don't seem so natural after reading a long list of ingredients that are hard to pronounce or that you may have never heard of. For this reason we have started our company, Loving Naturals, created out of the desire to use the most safe and natural products on our children and yours. You can be assured, we will earnestly research every ingredient we use, use the most natural ingredients that are available and always disclose every single ingredient. This is our promise to you! Please visit our website for more details on the ingredients we use.

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Nordic Naturals - Nordic Berries, 120 gummies

Nordic Naturals - Nordic Berries, 120 gummiesNordic Berries 120ct/Gummy Berries are available by Nordic Naturals. Nordic folklore says, at twilight trolls gather cloudberries found along the banks of the fjord waters. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, cloudberries have a delicious taste. Nordic Naturals has captured the taste and benefits found in these berries to support growth and development during the early years. Nordic Berries deliver the quality you have come to expect from Nordic Naturals. This multivitamin makes an ideal companion to any of our fruit flavored fish oil products for children.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Nordic Naturals - Omega-3, 180 softgels

Nordic Naturals - Omega-3, 180 softgelsNordic Naturals Omega-3 provides an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids in their naturally existing ratios. Omega-3 fatty acids are needed daily, and must be obtained from our diet. Nordic Naturals Omega-3 is a great tasting, fresh, and pure source of omega-3s and vitamin E. Omega-3s support proper cellular flexibility and cardiovascular health.* Ingredients: purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), soft gel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerin, natural lemon oil), natural lemon oil, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract   Each 2 soft gel serving provides: EPA: 330 mg Other Omega-3s: 140 mg DHA: 220 mg Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol): 30 IU

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Ultimate Omega-D3 - Lemon - 120 - Softgel

Ultimate Omega-D3 - Lemon - 120 - SoftgelIn addition to all the omega-3 benefits provided by Ultimate Omega, each serving of this formula also provides 1000 I.U. of vitamin D3, meeting the daily recommendation for children and adults who do not receive adequate sun exposure. Long known for its key role in building strong bones, vitamin D3 is linked to other roles in optimizing health—including the regulation of the immune system, mood, and circadian rhythms.* The scientific community increasingly recognizes vitamin D3 deficiency as an epidemic, and in 2008 the American Academy of Pediatrics doubled its daily recommendation for vitamin D. D3 (or cholecalciferol) is the natural form of vitamin D produced by the body, and is better absorbed and utilized than other forms.

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Natural Vitality - Natural Calm, oz, 16 oz powder

Natural Vitality - Natural Calm, oz, 16 oz powderThe solution to restoring a healthy magnesium level is Natural Calm. Natural Calm features a proprietary process that provides the most absorbable, effective, fast-acting, pH-balanced magnesium available anywhere. Natural Calm is a 100 percent naturral water-soluble magnesium powder of the highest quality.

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Every Herb Has a Story: Fenugreek Uses

R.Buresh Randy Buresh (Registered Nurse and Herbalist), is the co-owner and founder of Oregon’s Wild Harvest. Oregon’s Wild Harvest grows, harvests and produces their own medicinal herbal products, many of which use the herbs grown on their certified Biodynamic® and Organic farm in Sandy, Oregon. 

Open a bottle of fresh fenugreek and the smell is distinctive: maple abounds! Fenugreek is among the best-selling herbs in the United States, and it has been for many years.  Commonly used by nursing mothers, fenugreek is widely known for its lactation support—its ability to increase milk flow.

Fenugreek originates from India and northern Africa, and has a long history of medicinal and culinary use. Medicinal applications of fenugreek were documented in ancient Egypt, where it was used for embalming mummies.

Fenugreek has historically been valued across many cultures and eras.  

As an aid to increasing milk flow, fenugreek has been historically valued across many cultures and eras, from the relatively recent use by wet nurses in the southern United States to other cultures such as Sudan, Egypt, Iraq and Argentina. In India, once a child has been born, women are encouraged to eat fenugreek seeds as a supplement to encourage the healthy flow of milk.

The benefits of fenugreek in breastfeeding likely stem from the diosgenin in its seeds, a compound similar to estrogen. As such, it increases milk production and stimulates breast tissue.

Fenugreek also contains a gumming substance called mucilage. When mixed with water mucilage expands and becomes gelatinous, and effectively soothes irritated tissues, making fenugreek an effective aid for digestion.

It’s an herb with a story—and many helpful uses. That's why fenugreek is Oregon Wild Harvests' herb of the month.

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Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega, 1,000 mg Fish Oil, 180 Soft Gels

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega, 1,000 mg Fish Oil, 180 Soft GelsOur most popular concentrate, Ultimate Omega is a double-strength EPA+DHA formula for more omega-3 benefits in fewer servings. For high-intensity, therapeutic support for both body and mind, Ultimate Omega is an excellent choice.* Nordic Naturals also offers this formula with added vitamin D3 and in smaller, strawberry-flavored soft gels.

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Source Naturals Daily Essential Enzymes, 500mg, 240 Vcaps

Source Naturals Daily Essential Enzymes, 500mg, 240 VcapsEnzyme supplement. Digestive aid. Bio Algin. Vegetarian. 1st Place winner VITY awards. Each vegetarian capsule contains 500 mg of an all - vegetarian, broad spectrum blend of digestive enzymes. Suitable for vegetarians. Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, soy or wheat. Contains no sugar, salt, preservatives, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance. (These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Gentle Naturals Homeopathic Teething Drops (Pack of 6)

Gentle Naturals Homeopathic Teething Drops (Pack of 6)Gentle Naturals Homeopathic Teething Drops helps relieve the mild pain and irritability associated with teething. It contains chamomile to help soothe and calm your restless, irritable baby. It comes in a liquid form instead of tablets making it easy to administer for fast relief. The teething liquid comes with a dropper specifically designed for accurate dosages

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Nordic Naturals - Omega 3 Lemon, 120 softgels

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Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA 500 mg High Concentrate Purified Fish Oil 90 soft gels

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Weekend Getaway: Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference

E.McIntosh Erin is the Communications Manager at Mountain Rose Herbs and an apprenticing herbalist at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies, where she botanizes and wildcrafts medicinal plants in the magnificent Oregon Cascades. 

Henry wore a straw hat and a friendly smile. Holding a sign that read Traditions in Western Herbalism, his eyes scanned the Albuquerque airport for arriving passengers. One by one, the five of us gathered with bags in arms as we exchanged hugs and greetings. Sparkling with excitement, our small group of herbal adventurers climbed into Henry’s truck and followed the Rio Grande three hours north through rural desert towns and stunning landscapes to the Ghost Ranch in Abiquiú, where the herbalist's revival would soon transpire. 

Beautiful striped mesa on the horizon.
Photo by Erin McIntosh 

Fragrant sagebrush and junipers ornamented the majestic red and orange painted mesas that welcomed us on Friday morning. We settled into our adobe dwellings, which softened harmoniously
against the exquisite ochre terrain, and prepared for the weekend’s promise. An extraordinary medley of teachers, including Rosemary Gladstar, Paul Bergner, Matthew Wood, Phyllis Light and many others, had traveled from all corners of the country to share their wisdom with eager attendees. The days would surely be steeped in diverse tradition, innovation and revelry. 

Oregon herbalist Howie Brounstein’s hilarious skullcap lecture.

Photo by Erin McIntosh 

Classes gathered under towering cottonwoods and beautiful wooden pavilions. Around the ceremonial fire pit, Kiva Rose and Jim McDonald led a fascinating discussion of plant energetics and intuitive herbalism through the exploration of aromatics, flavor and form. Howie Brounstein’s lecture on the benefits of skullcap, a nutritive and calming herb, had an unexpected effect on the crowd, instigating thunderous spells of uproarious laughter that could be heard echoing well down the trail! Through powerful anecdotes and cautious guidance, Charles Garcia taught techniques for safely distributing basic herbal formulas like teas, salves and medicinal syrups to help nourish and heal the homeless in our neighborhoods. All the sessions were thought-provoking and deeply stirring.

Discovering the high desert flora during 7Song’s plant walk.

Photos by Erin McIntosh 

Touring the high desert flora during 7Song’s sunny plant walk was another highlight. Punctuated by lovely botanical language and cleverly crafted mnemonic jokes, 7Song helped us identify the fruiting cholla cacti, vibrant orange globe mallows, tumbleweeds and flame colored Castillejas. Mimi Hernandez’s class on Appalachia’s wild mountain roots boasted a mesmerizing assortment of freshly harvested specimens. During her talk, we examined mammoth poke roots, knobby black cohosh, spindly blue cohosh and fleshy bloodroot that oozed gorgeously when snapped open. We were also treated to sassafras, yellowroot, stoneroot and a trove of wild-crafted tinctures for sampling.

Studying freshly harvested bloodroot.

Photo by Erin McIntosh 

After spending the hot southwestern days immersed in plant talk, a brilliant waxing moon lured us to the awaiting nighttime festivities. Rosemary Gladstar blessed the gathering with an impassioned call to steward our wild medicinal plants by spreading their seeds in our gardens. Her extraordinary work with the United Plant Savers was met with immense gratitude from all in attendance. Soon, storytelling by a spirited Jesse Wolf Hardin was in full swing as Rising Appalachia strummed their twinkling banjos and flamenco dancers swirled with grace around the stage. The colorful congregation of plant teachers, performers and attendees bounced and swayed as the poetry and rhythms inspired buoyancy.

Rising Appalachia singing a Bulgarian lullaby.

Photo by Erin McIntosh 

Sunday afternoon of the conference was anchored by an impressive panel of speakers who possess over 200 years of combined experience in herbal studies. The honored teachers shared their unique voices to weave a collective image of what they envision grassroots herbalism will become. At the heart of their dream was hope that humanity will allow the plants around us to be our teachers and that we will fearlessly use the knowledge we gain to enrich and empower our communities. I cannot imagine a more proper finale to this potent, surprising and beautiful weekend amongst herb loving friends in the New Mexican wilds.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Role Of Vitamin D In Reducing Osteoporosis

Vitamin D helps prevent osteoporosis, a painful disease caused by the thinning of bones. It is usually considered that calcium deficiency is responsible for weakening of bones leading to fractures and mobility problems but research has shown that along with calcium, deficiency of Vitamin D is equally responsible for unhealthy bones.

What is Osteoporosis?

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Vitamin D Is Essential For Women

With the consumption of vitamin D, women can benefit in a number of ways. Vitamin d is a kind of fat-soluble secosteroids, present in milk, fish, meat and eggs. It can also be obtained from exposure to sunlight and dietary supplements. It is important for maintaining a healthy body. Women who are more prone to suffering from its deficiency than men are can profit a lot by eating food rich in vitamin D.
Deficiency of Vitamin D
Vitamin D has a significant role to play in ensuring a healthy life. Deficit of this nutrient can have

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vitamin D Test: Are You Deficient?

Vitamin D test can be described as an examination to find out the presence of 25-hydroxyvitaminD2 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 metabolites that form the major active state of vitamin D circulating in the body. Vitamin D is a kind of fat-soluble secosteroid. They play an important role in ensuring a healthy body. Getting a vitamin D test is the most effective way to test the quantity of vitamin D present in the human body.
Why is getting tested important?
Lack of vitamin D is now known to be the cause of many complicated diseases;

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Monday, October 11, 2010

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