Posted by ShelleyP on Aug 15, 2012
This stuff is great! It will help fill you up if you take with water before a meal - don't leave it sit in the water as it will get very thick, you want to drink it down quickly. I also add a bit to my lunch smoothie as I like them a bit thicker, and this also helps keep you satisfied. If you have any constipation problems, it will help keep you regular as well. I prefer buying it in this powder form as it's much more economical.
A little too biodegradable!
Posted by ShelleyP on Aug 13, 2013
These would be great as they are safe to wear and compostable as well, but unfortunately the pad starts to fall apart after a couple hours of wearing on a hot summer day and all that's left on the panty is the sticky film from the bottom of the pad. They need to be a bit sturdier so they can at least last out the day.
Posted by ShelleyP on Sep 17, 2013
Have only started using this one so will have to report back later. This is the same formula as the Christopher's Adrenal in capsules only in powdered form for tea (or possibly encapsulating yourself). It's far more economical than the capsules. For the tea, you're supposed use 1 level tsp. per cup of water and steep for 20 minutes. You can drink warm or cold. The tea doesn't taste bad but it does have a spicy kick from the cayenne. I got used to it fairly quickly. Being peri-menopausal, I'm hoping the cayenne doesn't cause me to get any hot flashes - so far, so good.
Not sure about this product.
Posted by ShelleyP on Mar 29, 2014
It seems okay as far as providing some light moisture - can't say if it has any therapeutic effect. I notice a few people saying it wasn't moisturizing enough. It is intended as a serum, to be applied under your regular moisturizer. Smell is a bit odd, it could use a little natural scent. It didn't cause any irritation or redness, but after brief usage of a week or so, I did notice my face breaking out in some small bumps. Will see what happens with longer use. Also, not sure about the ingredients - does seem to contain some unnecessary chemicals. There doesn't seem to be a great deal of difference (that I can tell) between the Astaxanthin and Pycnogenol one.
Posted by ShelleyP on Sep 08, 2012
Very good natural lip balm, and the price was more than reasonable. Nothing miraculous about it but got the job done. Scent is like candied pomegranate and is fairly pleasant.
These are Yummy!
Posted by ShelleyP on Apr 24, 2011
I'm new to using cacao nibs but I think I'm hooked. Even though these are unsweetened, they are still very tasty, nice crunch and seem very fresh. Also, this brand is less expensive than some others. I'm off to make some raw cacao balls with these and almond butter, coconut and other goodies. A word of warning - these cacao nibs are very strong and can be quite stimulating. They need to be eaten in moderation, and if you're like me, definitely not near bedtime.
Good for diverticulitis & any stomach upset.
Posted by ShelleyP on Apr 08, 2009
Wow - this is wonderful stuff! I won't be without it now. My husband has mild diverticulitis and the slippery elm seems to settle down abdominal pain and gas very quickly. I take some pain medication in the evening due to low back pain, which often upsets my stomach no matter how much water I drink. I take a heaping tsp. of the slippery elm (or a little more) in a few oz. water and it settles down my stomach in just a few minutes.
Great for dizziness!
Posted by ShelleyP on Jul 09, 2009
Over the years, I have occasionally had an issue with dizzy spells or lightheadedness. I found that a daily dose of 10-15 mg. of manganese would sort this out very quickly, usually by the second day of taking it. Manganese will always be the first thing I try with any sort of dizziness or ringing in the ears.
Does work - surprisingly!
Posted by ShelleyP on Sep 02, 2012
Since I started going through peri-menopause, I get tired a lot. Some days, I feel so exhausted, it is difficult to get anything done. When I first tried this product, I didn't think it was working. I was taking it 3 times a day and it didn't really seem to make any difference. One day I noticed on the instructions that you can take it every 5 minutes if need be until you get relief. This in my opinion is the best way to use this product. If I'm feeling really tired, I will take this every 5 or 10 minutes for 3 or 4 doses, and by the time I'm done, I notice that I'm feeling much more normal and can get on with my day. Don't expect a big rush of energy like with coffee or stimulants. This is a subtle thing and what you notice is that you suddenly start to feel normal, rather than so tired you can barely move!
Posted by ShelleyP on Sep 04, 2012
A decent coconut butter - flavor maybe not quite as smooth as Nutiva or Artisan similar product, but good nevertheless. Price is a bit better than the other two brands.
MRM Chelate with EDTA
Posted by ShelleyP on Apr 15, 2010
I've been alternating this product with the Jarrow chelation product for the past couple months and I feel they are both good. I've noticed unusual smells both in my urine and bowel movements which leads me to believe the products are clearing out toxic materials and metals. I have been feeling somewhat better and the product also muscle tests very well for me. My husband and I both feel this is a good product and will continue to take it for at least several months longer.
Works well, but takes a while and More than One Box
Posted by ShelleyP on Nov 13, 2012
Along with the joys of peri-menopause, I had an outbreak of adult acne last year which got quite severe, first time I'd ever had it like this. I started on this product, but didn't see immediate results. After taking three boxes, my skin was completely cleared up and stayed that way. After the fact, if a small bump came up on my skin, it wouldn't amount to anything. A year later, I started to get the occasional zit again so decided to take another short round of 2 boxes, seems to have worked well. I suggest buying 2-3 boxes as needed and using it faithfully during that time for best results.