I have been using alternative medicine for 20+ years. I’m passionate about learning all I can to help me and my loved ones to maintain or return to radiant health. I love reading reviews on iHerb, *and* I trust my own doctors and my body’s wisdom to determine what is right for me. I’m committed to shopping locally…and often iHerb has the very best prices I can find, so I’m a happy shopper here as well. Thank you for visiting my page. Be well and happy! :)
Posted by WildSweetVermont on Oct 05, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I avoid glycerin in toothpastes, so I appreciate this glycerin-free tooth powder. I have used it on and off for years. Sometimes I switch off at times and fall for a yummier toothpaste, but check out those ingredients, even on the natural brands. They are yummy because of all of the added sweeteners. I would not buy this powder for the taste per se, though after a while it's not bad. I continue to come back to it again and again over the years because it cleans well, my dentist thinks my teeth are strong, and I appreciate the lack of glycerin and sweeteners. I shake a little into my dry palm and press my wet toothbrush into it with the other hand, then brush or scoop the powder up from my palm if I need to. When I pour it onto my toothbrush, I find I get too much or loose too much, and end up with an amount that tastes bitter to me.
Scents smell differently on different people, so I'm not sure how this would have been on my sweetie. A whiff from the bottle was pure spice. I liked it, he wrinkled his nose and never even tried to wear it. I think it could have mellowed on his skin to something nice, but I never found out. I like the idea of another reviewer in terms of adding a couple drops of different essential oils or scents to round it out. Wish I had thought of that...I might have sold my guy on a somewhat mellower scent, but he ditched it.
Jatoba is a huge tree indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and some tropical areas of Central America. I became interested in Jatoba when I read that although mold often grows in the rainforest due to the wet conditions in the rainy season, indigenous people decoct Jatoba bark to treat and prevent fungal growth. For some people it can act as too much of a stimulant, so be aware of this and perhaps avoid taking it in the evening. Some folks also report a big herx or healing crisis (fungal die-off) when they take it, so start slow. What helps one condition can negatively impact another, so if you have medical issues please 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! :)
I was worried when I saw that A Vogel Hubner Original Silica Gel was discontinued from iHerb that this classic supplement had disappeared from production, but I see that it is now available from Naka herbs and Vitamins Ltd. The Stephen Buhner connective tissue protocol for those with Lyme disease includes silica supplementation. Many report Biosil makes a big difference for them, but if it doesn’t or you want to just try something else, give this silica a try. Unlike the watery drops of Biosil, this is a thick gel that needs refrigeration. It was the first silica I ever used, many years ago, and widely considered one of the best for healing and strengthening skin, nails, connective tissue, tendons, and hair. The picture on the front reflects the fact that it is made from quartz crystals. I have experienced profound healing with this one. Note that it may take weeks or months depending on your own health situation, it does tend to work gradually. Highly, highly recommended!
Posted by WildSweetVermont on Aug 20, 2012 | Verified Purchase
I have yet to find another brand of olive leaf I prefer to the Gaia Herbs Olive Leaf capsules. I trust this brand for quality, and am a repeat customer. Fans of olive leaf regularly report that it helped to clear up their (sinus infection, Candida, cold, flu, etc.) when other supplements they tried did not. I have found that to be so as well, and at the very least it seems to shorten the duration of an illness or infection quite a bit. 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! :)
Very helpful for blood sugar issues, cravings and hunger pangs. I learned that chromium polynicotinate works much better for me than the chromium picolinate that I started taking years ago.
Basic info but very practical. Sometimes we just need reminders of what we may already know but forget to practice. Thanks! :)
The packaging makes this a lovely gift, but I chose to keep mine for personal spa-like treatments. I love Waleda products, but I may not have tried all of these lovely oils had it not been for this sampler. It's hard for me to choose a favorite, but I think for me it's the Birch cellulite oil. Beautiful scents, moisturizing and healing, excellent quality all the way around.
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.
Helpful for depression, insomnia, anxiety. Dreams may become *very* vivid. If you wake a lot during the night 5-HTP can be helpful in easing you back to slumber instead of remaining awake. Doctor's Best is a brand I trust. Recommended!