Too hard to swallow--there are other good multis out there for me
Posted by WildSweetVermont on Aug 06, 2012
I bought these on Super Special, and the price just could not be beat. I can't see myself buying the Just Once Women's One again though, even on Super Special. I find them very, very hard to swallow--they are hard, dry and large.
I use it in breakfast smoothies and credit it with a flattened tummy :)
Posted by WildSweetVermont on Jun 30, 2012
I LOVE the blend. To my palate it has a very deep green chlorophyll taste that I enjoy...I feel like I really taste the chlorella. I especially like to use it in a breakfast green smoothie. I vary the ingredients a bit, but usually use plain Greek low fat yogurt, frozen banana chunks, frozen blueberries, lots of fresh mint, some flax oil, chia or hemp, and a nice big scoop of Vitamineral green. Sometimes I add fresh greens as I always used to, but with the Vitamineral green they are a nice addition but they don't feel necessary. More about this blend that I love: No sweeteners. Lots of probiotics. Enzymes. A good mix of seaweeds. I feel great when I use it. I also just bought 2 cute pairs of jeans a few sizes smaller than I had worn in years. They aren't kidding about working your way up to the full dose--it can be very cleansing! :)
Surrounded at work by sick people, this was my secret weapon for staying well!
Posted by WildSweetVermont on Jul 31, 2012
I'm very grateful actually that my co-worker shared her secret weapon against sickness: Source Naturals Wellness Formula Herbal Defense Complex. We just called it "Wellness" for short, and that's how it always felt to me. I had noticed that my friend never seemed to be out sick as often as everyone else, and I asked her why. We worked with a lot of very sick clients with all sorts of health conditions, and co-workers were regularly calling in sick with everything that was going around from colds and flu to stomach virus and more. I agree with another reviewer who pointed out that these tablets are especially helpful when taken at the first signs that you are getting sick or feeling unwell. Remember to always check with your own doctor to make sure that a supplement is right for you and won't interfere with other things you are taking, etc. Here's to your own fabulous wellness! :)
Great price for Organic Ceylon Cinnamon!
Posted by WildSweetVermont on Aug 15, 2012
I have a hard time finding organic Ceylon Cinnamon in local stores, especially at a great price like this. It wasn't too long ago that I learned that not all cinnamon is created equal, and that Ceylon cinnamon, also known as "true cinnamon" had the health benefits as well as complex taste I was seeking. Delicious, smoother and almost sweeter compared to Cassia cinnamon. I use it daily when I brew coffee to take out the bitterness.
Very, very calming and soothing
Posted by WildSweetVermont on Jul 15, 2012
I have loved this beautifully scented lavender oil for so many purposes. Years ago I worked at a flower shop, and we kept some very diluted in a spray bottle full of water behind the counter. When it was a hectic florist holiday or we just needed a little "ahhhhhhhh!" we would spritz some into the air around us, and all would sigh happily and relax. The wonderful light fresh scent would not clash or compete with the smells of fresh flowers, plants or wet earth in the store. Spritzed in the bedroom at night it's relaxing and soothing. You can also use it to make inexpensive but pampering gifts like Epsom salt or sugar based scrubs that you can package in a pretty jar tied with a ribbon. Add some carrier oil and lavender with or without other scents. Recipes are widely available online. Most essential oils need some dilution to be used on the skin without irritating, but many folks who have sensitive skin can use lavender undiluted. Try it diluted first and/or do a patch test on your skin. Very helpful also for healing scars. I highly recommend this oil.
May help with Lyme biofilm removal--talk to your LLMD or other Lyme literate practitioner
Someone in my life has chronic Lyme disease, so I try to learn all I can to help. Herbalist Stephen Buhner, author of "Healing Lyme" and many other excellent books also has a specific website to address healing Lyme. That's where I first learned of nattokinase used to remove Lyme biofilm. I appreciate that nattokinase is made from fermented soybeans. I know that some folks rave about lumbrokinase, but I can't deal with the thought of a supplement made from worm by-products. Nattokinase is also *much* more affordable. Remember to always check with your own doctor to make sure that a supplement is right for you and won't interfere with other things you are taking, especially with any chronic or serious illness. "LLMD" stands for "Lyme literate medical doctor," someone who has more experience in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease. Lyme manifests differently in people, often with different co-infections, so what is right for one (or at one stage of the game) might not be right for another. Take good care of yourself, and heal well! :)
Keeps the mice away, and the price on this size is amazing!
I had been buying the 1 or 2 oz. sizes regularly from local health food stores, but this is *so* much more economical since I use so much of it! NOTE--he smaller sizes are packaged to dispense 1 drop at a time, while this larger size uses a regular pour style opening. I will keep ordering this size (or the 16 oz) as refills for the 2 oz. size bottles with the dropper cap. I live in a very old house with lots of holes that deer mice like to slip through. I read that using peppermint essential oil on strategically placed cotton balls helps to deter mice from entering a home. Of course if you can figure out where they come in, plug those holes as well as you can! If you do use cotton balls, they need to be refreshed regularly, at least every couple of weeks. I also use this oil in our car, as I learned that mice can get in the car, under the hood, etc. and cause a lot of damage when they gnaw. I also like to use it in the home diluted in a mister bottle as a freshening room spray. When I did so I seemed to kill off a disturbingly large number of Asian lady beetles (they look like pale Ladybugs but secrete something that smells AWFUL) that made their way into the house. I hear that ants and other insects also peppermint. It can be an eye irritant and quite the sinus cleaner if you use too much around the house, but it doesn't bother us at all. I'm so very grateful for this fresh and natural way to combat rodents and other pests.
Abundant feel-good antioxidants and Vitamin C, NO fillers!
I was looking for a good, natural form of Vitamin C and found Camu Camu here on iHerb. I had never heard of this little Amazonian fruit, which is similar to a cherry. I found these veggie caps an easy size to swallow, and easy on my stomach unlike some acidy vitamin C supplements I have tried. It's an excellent antioxidant, and there are studies showing it can be helpful for attention deficit disorder and depression. Remember to always check with your own doctor to make sure that a supplement is right for you and won't interfere with other things you are taking, etc. Heal well! :)
Skin looks fantastic!
Posted by WildSweetVermont on Aug 14, 2012
I bought the Jarrow Toco-Sorb as I read that the absorbability was much better for this form of Vitamin E. My cholesterol levels are fantastic, and I believe that alternating high quality vitamin E has helped with that. I have read pros and cons about palm oil over the years, so do your research to decide if this seems like a good supplement for your own health issues. Heal well! :)
My sweetie feels it his hands when he goes without
This may be one of those products that could take you a little while to notice that it makes a big difference, yet try to go without it and the positive benefits are very clear. My sweetie and I are getting to be the age where it feels like the warranty on some of our parts is up, and knees are at the top of the list. For him it's also fingers, and without this product he starts to experience a lot more pain and stiffness in his knuckles. With it he is much more comfortable and able to do more. We have rotated brands but this one is amazing.
Teeny tiny pills are easy to swallow and extremely effective for pain and inflammation
Posted by WildSweetVermont on Jul 30, 2012
I bought these by "mistake" for a friend when the New Chapter line was on special. I had been using Zyflamend for a year or so and knew how effective they were, so when her knees started acting up and getting inflamed I thought Zyflamend would help. The "mistake" was not realizing these were the EasyCaps. I am going to start ordering them for myself instead of the WholeBody softgels I have been taking. The pills are so small and easy to swallow, yet still pack a strong punch against pain and inflammation. Heal well!
Surrounded by sick people at work, this was my secret weapon for staying well!
Posted by WildSweetVermont on Jul 31, 2012
I'll always be grateful that my co-worker shared that this was *her* secret weapon against sickness: Source Naturals Wellness Formula Herbal Defense Complex. We just called it "Wellness" for short. I had noticed that my colleague didn't seem to be out sick as often as everyone else, and I asked her why. We worked with a lot of very sick clients with all sorts of health conditions, and co-workers were regularly calling in sick with everything that was going around from colds and flu to stomach virus and more all year round, not just during flu season. Once I started taking these I just did not get sick with any of the things that were being passed around. I agree with another reviewer who pointed out that these tablets are especially helpful when taken at the first signs that you are getting sick or feeling unwell. Remember to always check with your own doctor to make sure that a supplement is right for you and won't interfere with other things you are taking, etc. Here's to your own fabulous wellness! :)