*I was provided a free product but all opinions are my own.
With 3 kids with allergies, asthma and respiratory issues, I've been researching natural ways to help alleviate their symptoms, especially when they get respiratory infections and sinus infections. I kept coming across salt therapy and all the many benefits, but couldn't afford to go to salt rooms as often as my kids would need it. Then I discovered the AirSalter by Healovation and it was exactly what I was looking for as a way to combat these issues from home on a daily basis.
Since we've started using it nightly, I've noticed a reduction in their symptoms. My daughter also had a cold that usually settles in her chest, but with using the AirSalter, she was able to clear the cold quickly without a secondary infection settling in. On their website, you can find all sorts of articles on research that's been done showing the benefits of Halotherapy. Here are just some of the issues it can help with:
Salt therapy helps decrease inflammation and clear mucus which is why it helps with the issues above. I was also surprised at how I slept better after using it myself. I don't have any allergy issues like my kids, but this was an unexpected pleasant result of using it for myself as I really struggle with sleep at times.
The saline solution is sourced from the Dead Sea, which is one of the saltiest bodies of water. However, it only contains 12-18% sodium chloride. The rest is a high concentration of minerals that help to cleanse and detoxify. That's why it is so beneficial for common ailments as it provides hydration and reduces inflammation.
The kit comes with:
If you or anyone in your family struggles with any of the conditions listed above, I highly recommend checking out the AirSalter. It's truly a unique product that I have not been able to find anywhere else. You can get your own from Healovation here. Plus right now it is $20 off the original price.
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You CAN Remineralize Your Teeth Naturally!
Whether you're an adult trying to avoid that filling of a cavity (or 10), or you have a child with weak enamel and you're trying to save their teeth, don't loose hope! You can do this at home naturally. I have successfully healed my sons cavities with natural products, as have many others, and I'm here to share what worked for us.
Step 1: Cell Salts
The number one thing that has helped the most, is the use of homeopathic cell salts. I will list the ones below that we used, and why they help. Within a few days, my sons pain was drastically reduced, and with time, the dentist confirmed he no longer needed fillings. I believe this was what helped the most.
Cell salts were discovered by Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler, a German doctor, in the late 1800s. He discovered 12 mineral salts in the ash residue of human cells. He theorized that many diseases and maladies were actually caused by mineral imbalances within the body (a lack of these necessary minerals), and the body would be brought back into balance by using these cell salts over a period of time.
These 12 minerals are essential to our bodies. They are given in homeopathic form and work at the cellular level (“cell” salts). They are absorbed by your mucous membranes and not the digestive system, which is often faulty and has trouble with absorption.
Cell Salts #1 Calcarea Fluorica 6X Tablets
Cell Salts #2 Calc Phos 6X Tablets
Cell Salts #8 Magnesia Phosphorica 6X Tablets
Cell Salts #10 Natrum Phos 6X Tablets
Cell Salts #12 Silicea 6X Tablets
Step 2: Stop Using Fluoride
All your life you've been taught fluoride is what helps prevent cavities. However, it is a powerful neurotoxin that causes more damage and does nothing to protect your teeth. Here are some remineralizing toothpaste options that will help to remineralize, decrease cavities, and prevent future decay. If you click on the name of the product it will take you to Amazon where you can read more about them and see customer reviews.
Step 3: Add in Cod Liver Oil
It is recommended to get your nutrition from food, but since that is often difficult to do, the easy way to start is to use a cod liver oil supplement. The Vitamin A content is very high in liver in general, and cod liver oil provides much needed vitamin D as well. Both of these help in supporting healthy teeth and bones, and as an added benefit they also help boost the immune system. Parents used to give their kids a spoon full of Cod Liver Oil every day, and this is why. Turns out they were on to something. For those of you who struggle to get down the fishy taste, I highly recommend these chewables. My kids ask for them, and have no problem taking them, when I used to try and try with the oil and just could not get it in them
And that's it, with implementing those 3 steps, we were able to reverse cavities in my 8 year old. There are other things you can add in too if this alone doesn't work, but for us, it really worked! Does anyone else have experience remineralizing your teeth naturally without dental procedures? I'd love to hear what worked for you!
Many health-conscious individuals have opted to incorporate organic foods into their diet in a time where ingredients and transparency more in demand. What some may not realize is that there are also plenty of options out there when it comes to organic items for the home. An often overlooked product is feminine hygiene products like pads and tampons. Some don't even know organic options exist out there, and that you don't have to break the bank to get them.
With Kali Boxes, you can sign up for monthly period box and get them delivered to you every month. The subscriptions are personalized, flexible and convenient so you have what you need every month.
Another organic alternative in feminine care that some may not be aware of is yeast infection medicine. FemiClear is a 2 day all natural yeast infection treatment that contains no artificial antifungal drugs or chemicals. It is made from oxygenated olive oil, calendula, and melaleuca. Plus right now on Amazon you can save $3.00 with a clippable coupon.
Sliquid Organics Splash Balance Gentle Feminine Wash is a great alternative to traditional soap and water and other harsh detergents. Fragrance formulas are blended with essential oils, coconut derivatives, and sea salt. Sliquid Splash is perfectly balanced to complement a woman's natural PH.
There's another great organic cleansing wash for those with sensitive skin. Rael Natural Feminine Cleansing Wash with a light and fresh scent is perfect for daily hygiene while helping to maintain a healthy ph balance. It is non-drying and non-irritating and helps to keep odors away. The ingredients contain only natural herbs and are Paraben free, Phenoxyethanol free, and Artificial fragrance free.
As you can see there are plenty of options out there and you can go organic with you feminine hygiene products as well as your food, cleaning products, and other products around the home.
If you are looking for good quality whole food supplements, then let me tell you a little about Grown By Nature's Vitamins and Supplements. They are vitamins and minerals from whole food sources, the kind that your body easily accepts and digests. We were made to get the nutrients we need from food and nature, but in the world we live in today, that is getting harder and harder to do. Not only are more foods processed, but even natural whole foods are treated with pesticides and less nutrient dense than they used to be.
Most of us need to supplement with vitamins because of this, but synthetic vitamins could be doing more harm then good. They are not the same as vitamins you would get from fruits and vegetables and sometimes are hardly absorbed because they are synthetic. But when we supplement with whole food vitamins and minerals, our body can more easily digest them and use them. Click here to read more about the Grown by Nature difference.
Right now if you use code Mommy20, you can get 20% off your first order with them. Plus, any subsequent order you can get 10% off with code Mommy10! That's a great deal on these high quality supplements. I have been using the Bone & Joint formula and can already tell a difference in the stiffness in my hands. It's like my body is finally getting the supplements it's been craving because they're in a form that is recognized and easily absorbed. The pills are not too big to swallow, and come in nice glass bottles. Click here to see all the different supplements available and get yours today. And don't forget to use the promo codes to get your discount!
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Most of us have struggled at some point with insomnia. Whether you're a new mom or dad whose sleep has been interrupted by a crying baby, or a woman starting menopause, or a college student stressing about exams and can't shut your mind off to get some sleep, then this article is for you. There are many steps you can take to naturally get better sleep every night without the use of medications that can be addicting.
Gender differences with insomnia – https://www.thesleepdoctor.com/2011/09/22/men-and-women-different-when-it-comes-to-sleep/
Natural sleep solutions – https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/natural-solutions#1
Effects of pharma and non pharma sleep aids – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29165623
Causes of insomnia – https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia
Causes and treatments for insomnia – https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355167
Tips for getting a good night sleep -https://medlineplus.gov/magazine/issues/summer15/articles/summer15pg22.html
Bright light during day study – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12789673
Blue light glasses – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21552190
*I received a product in exchange for my review but all opinions are my own.
The Pure Company offer products from air purifiers to water purifiers and essential oils. I've had the privilege of reviewing The Pure Company Large Room Air Purifier. Did you know the air indoors can often times be more polluted than outdoor air? This is the first air purifier I've seen that has a place to put essential oils so not only does it filter out the bad (allergens, pollutants, etc.) but it adds to the air some good! I'm a firm believer in the power of essential oils and love how they have this option.
As I went to add a couple drops of oils to the small pad, I thought to myself I'm not sure this will actually fill the room (which I want it to, because I love the Fresh scent), but to my surprise only 2 drops did in fact fill the room, and lasted for quite a while. It's by no means overpowering in smell, but it's enough you actually smell it and just gives the air a nice fresh clean smell. I love their Comfort, Clarity and Fresh essential oil blends. Plus, you can feel good about what you are putting into the air because their oils are made from plants and are 100% pure essential oils with no synthetics, chemicals or fillers.
I absolutely love the design of this air purifier. It will fit in with any room decor, and even add style and elegance to the decor. They also offer wraps if you want to change the color. I love the look of the Marble and Navy as shown below. They also offer a Charcoal color.
The air quality is noticeably improved while running the air purifier. This purifier works as amazingly as it looks. I love knowing my kids are breathing cleaner, purer air, and I love seeing their allergies and asthma indoors improving. It also runs quietly, which is another big plus. It removes 99.97% of air particles as small as .3 microns, and with a 360 degree filter, it's cleaning the air from every direction. It also has a timer with auto shut off at the ends of a cycle. With the air quality sensor, you can set the speed to auto so it will run at a higher speed if needed. This is a nice feature so you don't have to mess with changing a setting, it will do it automatically. There's also an auto alert when the filter needs replacing.
All in all, this is a great air purifier not just for function, but for appearance, style and uniqueness. I would highly recommend checking out The Pure Company, and start taking steps to make your air and water cleaner.
*I received a product for free but all opinions are my own.
Speaking of the kids having allergies, this purifier really seems to help in reducing allergens in the air. With the Fall weather unfortunately also comes allergies, and allergens in the air get tracked into your house too. Not to mention dust, and mold that can also be lingering. My kids have been coughing less and their allergies seem more controlled when we're home. The air just feels cleaner.
You can get the Winix brand purifiers online on their website here or also at Home Depot and Wayfair. The purifier has a smart sensor that constantly monitors the air quality (blue is good, yellow is fair, red is poor). There's also a Check Filter light to let you know when it's time to change the filter. It's very quiet when it's running, which in our house is important because with 3 little kids there's enough "background noise" going on.
Another nice thing is, you only have to replace the filter once a year. It's not like some others where you're having to change them every couple of months. Also, the purifier covers up to 320 sq. feet. Overall, this is a really great air purifier, and with the $100 off deal going on there's no better time to get one.
I'd love to hear from you guys, has anyone else tried the Winix Air Purifiers before? What has your experience been?
*I was provided with a free product, but all opinions are my own.
White with Style Teeth Whitening can whiten your teeth up to 5 to 7 shades in only 30 minutes. I love this kit because I have sensitive teeth and have never been able to use other whitening methods. Even whitening toothpaste makes my teeth so sensitive. But White with Style is specially formulated for sensitive teeth, and did not cause my teeth to be sensitive at all. I noticed a drastic change in color after the first 30 minute use. It comes in Cotton Candy or Mint flavors. Their products are Gluten free, Cruelty free and Vegan. This particular kit is also peroxide free. This is the same quality you would get (if not better) in a professional setting, so for the price you are getting an amazing deal. Plus, right now use coupon code mommyof2embracinglife to get almost 90% off! That means it's only $28 (normally $269)! Head here to get your kit and be on your way to whiter teeth.
*I was provided a product in exchange for my honest review, but all opinions are my own.
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I have been looking for a water purifier that was easy to use, BPA free, removes most contaminants, and was NOT connected to a water supply (due to a previous leak). The ZIP Countertop Water Purifier meets and exceeds all my requirements and I cannot recommend this enough! Watch my review above to see how easy it is to get excellent quality reverse osmosis water on your countertop in minutes. And check out PuricomUSA's website here to learn more.
**I received a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
I've been hearing a lot about hair mineral analysis lately, especially while trying to heal from Lyme Disease, and really wanted to get one done to find out if I'm deficient in any minerals and/or toxic in heavy metals. A lot of people are, and this can lead to health issues.
I came across AmAlt Health Labs, and decided to submit a sample of my hair for analysis. They make the process very easy and simple. You get a welcome box with all you need to submit your sample and then results are available for viewing online. I also learned a lot from their website, like that fact that when minerals are balanced, a lot of health issues can be resolved. As someone who struggles with Lyme disease, I've been hearing this in multiple places, and it's actually very encouraging that mineral balance may be able to help on top of the herbs and natural products I'm using. Also, in the world we live in, toxic metals are almost unavoidable and can accumulate in your body. This can lead to an increase in health conditions.
Collecting and sending the sample was easy and didn't take too long. You just collect about a tablespoon of hair closest to the scalp (only an inch worth if you have long hair) and place in the bag.
This sample results page show what they test for, and how the results will be displayed. It shows the elements, whether or not they are toxic or potentially toxic, and whether your results are in normal range or out of range. They test over 60 minerals and toxic metals. The results are straight forward and easy to read. I like how they use the different colors to help visually show what is out of range. Once they received my sample, it didn't take long to get the results. I'd highly recommend this company. To read more about them and the Hair Mineral Analysis, you can check out their website here. Ordering is easy as well, you simply order online and your starter kit will be on it's way.
I'd love to hear comments below - has anyone done a Hair Mineral Analysis and what was your experience with it?
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