Category Archives: Medicines

Get Sleep Naturally with Glysonna #Review

20140520_214113My Thoughts

My husband has had sleep issues for as long as I’ve known him.  As a matter of fact, he isn’t the only one in his family that has them.  It’s kind of funny as he can’t sleep and I can’t stay awake.  We are a match made in heaven.  LOL.  He has gotten to the point where he has to take two Benedryl every night to go to sleep and even then if he doesn’t lay down at the right time, he will still be up most of the night, not falling asleep until around three or four in the morning.  Not cool when you have to be up at seven, right?  It’s not like he doesn’t get tired, he is always running on exhausted.  He just can’t go to sleep.

Needless to say, trying Glysonna seemed like a fabulous idea.  Unfortunately, his bright idea was to try it at 9 pm.  Not a good plan, but he slept and he slept HARD.  Unfortunately, this is really something that you need to be able to sleep more than just a few hours to.  He ended up feeling even more exhausted the next day.  There are a couple of things that worked against him.  1. The time he took it and 2. the fact that he is very sensitive to things!

He plans on taking it again when he can dedicate an adequate amount of sleep and going that route.  I truly feel like it would have made a positive difference in his sleep had he listened and taken it earlier.  Though it did make him tired the next day, the fact of the matter is the man who normally takes hours to fall asleep was out in less than an hour.  That is a vast improvement.  I highly suggest trying this out if you have issues going to sleep.  I plan to see if it will help me sleep all night!

From The Company

Imagine this – – You’ve stopped drinking caffeine. You exercise. You
cut off all electronics by 9PM and play soft, soothing music in your
bedroom to try and lull yourself to sleep. But, still, you’re awake
night after night, staring at the ceiling wondering why on earth you
can’t get to sleep.

Relying on over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids might make the
problem worse. Many of these products simply knock you out and prevent
you from reaching a deep sleep and REM sleep. You wake up feeling
groggy, cranky and exhausted.

You may be experiencing straight insomnia – or maybe just a temporary
problem sleeping. Surprisingly, though, roughly 50% of people who
suffer from insomnia also suffer from sleep apnea (largely
undiagnosed).

And if you have sleep apnea, the last thing you want to do is take a
medication that knocks you out! The gasping and choking that sleep
apnea causes is your body’s survival mechanism kicking in. Your body
is waking you up to tell you that you need to breathe! This natural
survival mechanism can be repressed when taking a prescription drug.

Whatever the sleep issue may be, finding a natural way to handle it
would be ideal. I’d like to see if you would be interested in
reviewing an all-natural sleep aid that is actually good for you!

Glysonna is a drug-free sleep aid, glycine fortified with added
wellness nutrients which helps you to reach restorative sleep by:

a) Triggering relaxation.
b) Sustaining sleep.
c) Initiating the natural sleep process.

Originally posted 2014-05-20 22:06:47.

Healthy Family 6 Pack

The How, Why and Who to Avoid of Vitamins

All our lives, from when we are little children to forever, all we hear about is eating healthy.  Eat your veggies, they would say, they’ll make you grow tall and strong.  When we are grown and have our own children we begin telling our children the same thing.  What is it with all these vitamins?  So, I’ve decided that I will do a little research and we’ll get the nitty gritty on some ‘nutritious’ stuff.

Who:  Vitamin D3

Why:  It aids in maintaining normal blood levels calcium and phosphorus, helps to prevent osteoporosis and build bone density, elevates moods, fights depression, fights the onset of many viruses (including flu), could reduce the risk of cancer

How:  Avoid D3 by staying away from the sun, as you get older don’t take it as a vitamin supplement since your body doesn’t take in as much naturally

Who:  Iron

Why:  Iron transfers oxygen throughout the body by attaching itself to hemoglobins, helps to prevent anemia

How:  Avoid Iron by staying away from iron rich foods such as beef liver, lean meats, salmon, iron-fortified breakfast cereals, tofu, soybeans, dried beans, oatmeal, pumpkin and sesame seeds, spinach and enriched breads, rice and pasta.  Reduce tea and coffee beverages as they prevent intake of iron.

Who:  Vitamin C

Why:  Avoid it to obtain scaly skin, nosebleeds, inflammation of the gums, and painful joints. Also, vitamin C helps to reduce cancer.  Who would want that???

How:  Avoid produce, especially fresh!  Particularly broccoli, strawberries, canteloupe, oranges, tomatoes, greens, sweet potatoes, or okra.

Who:  Vitamin B12

Why:  Avoid it to slow the production of DNA as well as to interfere with gastrointestinal health by improving it, and helping the development of the brain and nervous system.

How:  Avoid fish, meat, eggs, dairy products, especially beef liver and clams!  Also, read labels as they are added to a lot of cereals and other nutritional foods.

The Skinny

Okay, so we have discovered that there are reasons everyone keeps pushing people to eat healthy.  The other day myhusband read an article about dietary suggestions from 200 years ago.  Turns out, the Atkins diet is not his own and they tried to tell us eating a ton of carbs would make us all fat.  Go figure that we wouldn’t listen.  Seems that is just how wonderful we are, that we never listen.

Hopefully, you get the point of this post.  Vitamins and eating right is very important.  They make a difference, whether you can see it or you don’t.  While the most natural is by getting them the way God made but with today’s lifestyles that isn’t always easy.  So, we have vitamin supplements.

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What Makes Superior Source UNIQUE: Superior Source Vitamins are MicroLingual – “Under the Tongue Technology” that works fast, as they are quickly absorbed into the body, dissolving in seconds – NO pills to swallow! By swallowing supplements, as much as 50% of the potency is lost in the high acid environment of the stomach.

Where to Buy: You can purchase all Superior Source Vitamins at major retailers nationwide like Whole Foods and Vitamin Shoppe and major online retailers like, Vitacost, iHerb, Walgreens, Swansons and Lucky Vitamins.

Giveaway

“LIVE HEALTHIER” Family 6-Pack ($86 Value)
1. FREE 60-Day Supply of Vitamin B-12 – 1,000 mcg (only pay $3.95 S&H)
2. FREE Vitamin D – Any D product (baby, child, adult) (only pay $4.95 S&H)
3. BOGO – FREE Vitamin C (Sour Cherry or Tangy Orange) – 500 mg – Buy 1 Get One Free!

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Originally posted 2014-05-05 13:12:27.

Just a Drop Product Review

Just a Drop In Toilet 3 Scents

My Thoughts

When I first saw this product, my honest reaction was doubt.  I seriously doubted that it would work.  Period.  But I figured I’m up for trying it so off we go!  I’m not going to go into too much gory detail, but I will say I have no gallbladder and therefore cannot process fats and carbs and my husband has an intestinal issue.  This product was a much needed thing!  Fans take too long!  LOL.

This is how Just a Drop works, you drop one solitary little tiny drop in the toilet before you utilize it (trying to be as polite as possible, LOL).  It coats the water so that the smells stay in the water!   The one we tried out had a Eucalyptus smell to it and you could smell it in the bathroom until you flushed.  Chief Zoo Keeper wasn’t found of the scent, but they have other scents.

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We’re so confident that Just a Drop will amaze you and your readers that if they’re not completely satisfied we will refund the entire purchase.

 From the Company

Just a Drop is a revolutionary eco-friendly product that eliminates personal bathroom odor on contact.  Simply place 1-2 drops into the toilet BEFORE you go, and Just a Drop’s advanced formula creates a seal on the water surface, preventing bathroom odors from escaping into the air.  All you leave is an odor free bathroom!
Featured on Dr. Oz and The Doctors, Just a Drop is far better than sprays which only mask the odors.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Originally posted 2013-08-05 14:03:49.

Khroma Herbal Products

Khroma Herbal Products have completely vegan, organic, not packaged in plastic, and contain no artificial ingredients. We are excited to share with you!

Khroma Herbal Products Giveaway Ends Feb 15

Given that there are chemicals in almost everything these days, it’s nice to find products that don’t have unnecessary side effects from those potentially harmful ingredients.  Having had the chance to try the ones above, we will be sharing our thoughts and results to better help you in your search for amazing products!  One must point out that

A Little About Khroma Herbal Products

Their slogan being: “From Nature, with Love” is absolutely awesome to me!  Being a nature loving person, it totally vibes with me!  Their homepage is also beautiful, in my humble opinion!.  They have a pretty great product line, including the ones listed below, they also have lip gloss, an energy blend, a happy blend (to uplift moods), Hair Skin & Nail blend, inflammation, digestive and circulation blends, just to name a few!

Khroma was founded by Connor & Renee Southworth in an effort to truly incorporate quality and ethics with great products.  They have added to their team and are keeping a people first drive with their business.  All of their products are ethically sourced, so I feel it is safe to say that they are taking their ethics and beliefs beyond just the human race, but to the whole ecosystem as well.  Being a very big animal and environmental lover, this company lines up with a way of thinking that I can completely line up with!

Herbal Products I Tried

Little Warrior Organic Children’s Immunity Blend: This is a blend of herbs formulated for children with no alcohol.  It’s made to taste good so that the kids will like it.  We tried it out on 3 children, ages 10, 4 and 2 1/2.  The older children are in school and exposed to all kinds of germs, which they love bringing home to the heart baby.  Regardless, they did seem to like it.  With the flu being so crazy right now, it didn’t prevent the virus but it did help them get better a lot faster than they have in the past.

Banja Balm Organic Pain Relieving Rub: A vegan, organic muscle rub.  It’s very strong and works well on sore muscles.  A friend borrowed it and I had to fight to get it back.  haha.  Overall, it works wonderfully to ease the pain of sore muscles.  The friend that used it had muscles sore from work (lifting, bending, pulling) and absolutely loved it.  I used it on a very tight and angry neck and had good results as well.

Baby Smile Organic Rash Cream: Our children are exposed to so many additives and chemicals, I love that this one is free of all of those things!  With various natural items such as chamomile, coconut oil, lavendar, this rash cream brings just what baby needs: healing!  The only thing I don’t like is that it has coconut oil, which isn’t good for cloth diapers.  So if you are a crunchy mama, be sure and use liners!

Khroma

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We want to give a huge shout out and thank you to our hosts:

Mama the Fox and Rita Reviews!

Putting these hops together isn’t easy, and we are truly grateful!

Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream Review

My Mom is disabled, she has had many injuries and therefore has a lot of muscle, bone and joint pain.  She takes some pretty strong pain relievers but they aren’t enough to really help.  Among her problems, she has had multiple back, neck and knee surgeries.
The Point
I had Mom test the Noxicare cream out.  I needed to know if it really worked on some strong pain, and….  well….  she’s got plenty of that.
The Test
Mom used it for 2 weeks, well it is going to be longer because she is officially not giving it back now but that’s okay.  When asked how it was, she immediately brightened and spoke all kinds of good words about it.  She stated that it helps with the muscle stiffness and pain in her neck as well as in her knee.  She said it does wonders!
The ‘Skinny’  (Taken from their product description)
Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief is a breakthrough natural, patented pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.
The Cost
Umm….  Well….  a 3.5 oz bottle of cream will run you about 26.95
They also have capsules, 60 will run you 29.95
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Originally posted 2013-01-27 16:23:00.

Feosol Iron Supplement Review

NEW! Feosol® Complete with Bifera (30ct Heme/Non heme iron supplement)

Since Monkey tends to have low iron every time she goes to give blood, we were super excited to try out Feosol.  Though she hasn’t attempted to give blood again, I’m pretty sure it will help with that whole low iron thing!  Below are the details:  Feeling weak and fatigued could over a result of your busy schedule. However, they could also be symptoms of iron deficiency. Iron is vital for maintaining energy levels and good health — but did you know that over 7.8 million women in the United States are iron deficient? Once a doctor diagnoses iron deficiency they often recommend an iron supplement, but up to half of the individuals who take iron supplements experience uncomfortable side effects such as nausea and constipation, causing many to abandon the treatment altogether.

Feosol® Complete with Bifera® is the only iron supplement that combines heme iron (the type of iron you get in red meat) and non-heme iron (similar to the iron found in dark leafy greens). Best of all, it is specially designed with sensitive stomachs in mind. These two forms of iron provide for maximum absorption while minimizing the common uncomfortable side effects such as constipation and nausea.

Feosol® Complete with Bifera is sold at many local retail stores. As with any iron containing product, be sure to keep it out of reach of children to avoid accidental overdose. For more information on Feosol® Complete, as well as purchasing information please visit www.Feosol.com.

I received a bottle to try in hopes I would post about it.  There was no other compensation and my comments are always my own.  Please see PR tab for full details!

Originally posted 2012-12-11 06:00:00.

Contac Cold and Flu

Hey Everyone!  Cold and flu season is in full force.  We’ve already had some virus scares around the Zoo but no hits yet (so thankful!).  I’m certain that our scares are not long behind us though!  I wanted to bring to your attention a new cold and flu medicine that may keep us all up and going this year.  Contac Cold and Flu is a medicine that is designed to attack the many symptoms that come with the virus so that you can quickly get back on your feet!  They’ve been around for more than 50 years, so it seems like they’d know something or another about it!  😀

Contac® Cold + Flu Day & Night and the rest of the Contac® family of products can be purchased at retail locations nationwide and are available in the Cold & Flu section of your local drugstore, supercenter, convenience store or grocer. Average retail price for Contac Cold + Flu Day & Night is $8.50. For more information, visit www.Contac.com.

Safety Information: Please read the product package for important safety information and directions on how to use Contac. As with all medications, keep out of the reach of children.

Originally posted 2012-12-06 06:00:00.

Pine Brothers Throat Drops Review

Hey everyone!  With the cold weather moving in, I was pleased to get to do a review of Pine Brothers Throat Drops.  They’ve already come in handy!!!

My Mom has breathing issues and frequently has coughing fits.  So naturally she was excited to test them out with me!  The first night she had coughing fits she reached for Pine Brothers and was amazed at how fast her throat was soothed!  She said it only took a few seconds and her throat no longer had that itchy feeling.

Pine Brothers has been around since 1870! 

Here’s the description as provided for the review:

Ulysses S. Grant was President, the population of America hovered at 39 million, and the telephone was still a pipe dream, when in 1870 J. Herman Pine hung out a confectionery shingle on 8th Street above Walnut in Philadelphia and, along with his brother, sold their first batch of what they called ‘Pine Brothers Glycerine Tablets.’ In an attempt to relieve his own sore throat and those of his family members, Mr. Pine, a former German confectionery maker, determined that by combining the soothing natural qualities of glycerin with the healing properties of gum acacia, he could sooth and mitigate the mild discomfort of a sore throat. Add in some natural flavoring and a sweetener and voila, Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops were born. “I have discovered something,” Pine wrote, “which will give quick throat relief to thousands afflicted as I was.” He added,”Perhaps I won’t make much money out of this. But I can make people happy, and that’s more important than money.” Mr. Pine was being unduly modest, as his “discovery” would become one of the most successful, most delicious and most unique throat lozenges in the world. Nor has the recipe changed appreciably since it was first introduced to the public over 140 years ago.

In 1930 Pine Brothers was sold to the Life Savers Company and continued to flourish. Known for its ‘soft drop consistency,’ Pine Brothers lozenges became a favorite of adults and children alike. The product, which attracted healthiest sales in the eastern and northern states, due to its icy winters, reached its peak popularity in the 1970’s. The company was sold by Life Savers, and then, having been re-sold and acquired a number of times, found itself essentially rudderless and under appreciated; this despite a legion of loyal consumers. Cost cutting changes were made to the original recipes, packaging became stale and marketing non-existent; Pine Brothers began to be made overseas. Sales declined.

Recently, Pine Brothers was acquired by the creator and former owner of Airborne, Victoria Knight-McDowell, for her new company 3 Sisters Home Products™. Much time and effort has been spent locating the original Pine Brothers recipes, redesigning the packaging, and creating an exciting yet classic new look. The natural product is once again being made in America, and is launching nationally in fall 2011. At which time old Mr. Pine, will succeed once again in “making people happy.” God bless him!

Pine Brothers Throat Drops can be found at CVS Pharmacies for about $3.49 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Originally posted 2012-10-25 20:21:00.

Halo’s Oral Antiseptic Review

Hey Everyone!  I don’t know how it is where you are, but here cold season is fast approaching and even making some early appearances!  I was able to try out Halo’s Oral Antiseptic spray in order to let you know how it is!

So, first…  the important stuff:
What it is!
Halo is an oral antiseptic to help protect you from the airborne pathogens around you!  There is both children and adult formulas!

Advantages:
It comes in a small bottle so you can take it with you anywhere you go!  It is alcohol and sugar-free and is completely non-habit forming.  In a clinical study, Halo killed germs for up to 6 hours.  😀

Flavors:
I tried out the adult formula and Monkey tried out the Children’s.  The flavor was great and there weren’t any effects that deterred us from using it.  Tasted good, no after taste.  We were pleased!  :DI received these products to review in hopes that I would share them on my blog.  All opinions are my own.  Please see PR tab for a more detailed and legalistic mumbo jumbo description!

Originally posted 2012-10-15 19:08:00.

34 Uses for Rosemary Oil with #NewYorkBiology

34-uses-for-rosemary-oil-with-newyorkbiologyMy fascination with oils continues!  I am loving all the I’m learning and all the ways the oils are helping me!  I am all for not putting more chemicals in my body when I don’t have to!  New York Biology Rosemary Oil has been great.  It is not food safe, but there are so many uses that don’t require ingesting so it’s all good!  I have tendonitis and am in almost constant pain, even with the brace on all the time.  After doing my research for this post, I rubbed some oil straight onto my wrist with a tissue and the pain was relieved immediately!  I cannot tell you how much value this bit of relief has for me!  I have a ton to do, all of which require my right hand which is getting worse and worse!

As you can tell through the other posts, I’ve worked a lot with New York Biology lately.  I have to say, they are a great company.  They are a small business and sincerely care about their customers.  I’ve always loved supporting small businesses, but having spoken with one of the owners on multiple occasions, I am loving them even more!  I am not sure I’ve ever spoken with a business owner who cared so much about their customers that they’ll sacrifice profit to help ensure their product is affordable to everyone!

Be sure and check out my other recent oil posts, I’ve done lavendar, peppermint, sandalwood and tea tree oil.  There are tons and tons of uses and I’ve made lists of all that I could find.  I’m hoping some of you awesome readers will let me know some more!  This one even gives helps with scars and stretch marks!

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How do you use Rosemary Oil?

I’d love to hear!

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