I'm in my 30s, but I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at 12 years old so I've been struggling with related issues for a very long time. Conventional medicine never helped very much, but when I discovered natural medicine and therapeutic foods in 2004, I slowly began to recover and find relief from the endless migraines, chronic pain, hormone imbalances, and mood swings. I'm still on this journey to better health, but I love sharing my experiences with others along the way. I'd love if you used my referral code TEP756 to place an order -- you will get $5 or $10 off your order, and it will help me try more products too. ;)
Posted by stephd on Aug 14, 2012 | Verified Purchase
Especially great for laundry because it sticks on the side of the washer, but tempted to get one for the kitchen as well. The strong magnets really hold on nicely, too. It's simple and easy to use, and does what it's supposed to do!
Posted by stephd on Jan 28, 2013 | Verified Purchase
For those times when I don't want to make a full pot of tea, I love this little infuser. It allows my loose leaf teas to infuse freely, plus I can drink straight from the cup once I remove the insert with the used tea leaves. I actually prefer to drink from glass mugs anyway (I love being able to see the tea!) so this is a definitely perk. I just hope my clumsiness doesn't kick in so I can keep this infuser for a long, long time -- for now I'm handling it very carefully, handwashing only, and I only stir with wooden implements (I use a chopstick) to avoid clinking on the glass.
Posted by stephd on Oct 18, 2011 | Verified Purchase
The scent didn't really make its way into the clean laundry but just left behind a freshness that's okay by me. It did seem to clean very well and left my clothes softer than my normal liquid detergent.
I use this stuff in everything. In my coffee I blend a sprinkle of this with a few drops of vanilla stevia; I've used it on strawberries when I make strawberry shortcake; it's perfect on cereal and anything else you can imagine. Great flavor, no bitter taste, and so convenient to use. 50 packs fits perfectly in the mug I keep on my kitchen counter. :)
I purchased this for my girlfriend who's been having signs of an ulcer. I'm not sure if it's working for her yet (it's just been a few weeks), but she seems to complain of the symptoms less and less. I've also taken it for nausea and it seemed to help.
Posted by stephd on Jan 12, 2009 | Verified Purchase
During the winter I've long had problems regulating my mood, but I've found that taking a high dose of Vitamin D helps so much. I've been very happy with this brand--the softgel is tiny, has no aftertaste, and smells fresh, with no odd fishy odor like I've experienced with other Vitamin D supplements. Overall, an excellent value and a quality product. I've also noticed a stronger immune system -- everyone around me gets sick but I never do (knock on wood!) Over the last year I've started my girlfriend on this supplement too, because she has a history of breast cancer and her vitamin D levels were low. She began taking one every night without fail. To our excitement, she had her checkup a month or two ago and her oncologist congratulated her on getting her D levels up to normal!
Posted by stephd on Oct 13, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I bought this to use in my breakfast smoothies, and it does work well mixed up in a Nutribullet with some greens, berries, protein powder and nuts, and it also makes great raw candy when mixed with things like coconut, coconut oil and nuts, but I've found that the raw cacao also works well in ordinary baking recipes that call for cocoa powder. For example, I just made a 1960s-era chocolate sheet cake (sometimes called a "Texas sheet cake") and it worked perfectly! I couldn't tell the difference between my cake made with this product and the normal cake I ate growing up. I will definitely keep buying this!
Posted by stephd on Jan 15, 2012 | Verified Purchase
I have chronic asthma worsened by my allergies and since I live with 4 cats that I'm allergic to, I live with daily asthma symptoms too. I can't afford and don't want to constantly take an expensive Singulair Rx and I try to minimize use of my emergency inhaler so I'm always searching for natural solutions. This is one of my favorites. I also like the Ivy tablets but I think the liquid is a bit more soothing and quick-acting. I just find that I rest better at night and have less wheezing when I remember to take swigs of this every day. I do wish they would package this in a larger bottle! I go through a single bottle within a week or so.
Love the nuanced flavor this gives to my Asian recipes. I've never been a soy sauce fan but this is so different! You really have to try it, especially at iherb's amazing prices.
Posted by stephd on Oct 18, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I love to add this concentrate to mineral water. I drop a tablespoon into a tall glass of sparkling mineral water, add a few drops of NuNaturals vanilla stevia, and a wedge of lime -- so refreshing and delicious! It also seems to help with my inflammation if I drink it regularly. I have chronic pain issues and don't drink soda anymore, so I love having a sweet soda-like beverage that has nutritional benefits.