It’s Snot Fun

Colds, flu, seasonal allergies, and respiratory irritants can all cause excessive mucus and phlegm production in your child.  Mucus production is normal and plays an important role in our health and wellbeing.  With each breath we take, air enters our bodies through our nose.  The air we breathe is full of germs, pollen, allergens, and…

Arthritis 101

The term arthritis is commonly used to define the painful inflammation of a joint. Symptoms most commonly referred to with arthritis are joint pain, stiffness, swelling, redness, and decreased range of motion.  Dictionary.com defines arthritis as “acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, such…

Spring Has Sprung!

Ah, Spring – longer days, April showers, May flowers, sniffling, sneezing, allergies! Are changes in the weather responsible for allergies? Changes in temperature and humidity can cause allergy symptoms like sneezing and congestion which occur due to swelling of the nasal membranes.  This is called non-allergic rhinitis.  Rhinitis is a medical term for “runny nose”…

All I Want is A Good Night’s Sleep!

Have you uttered this statement recently, or has this thought popped in your head on more than one occasion?  If so, you are not alone.  The CDC has declared insufficient sleep a public health epidemic.  That’s a pretty sobering thought! Sleep-related problems affect 50 to 70 million Americans of all ages and genders.  Are you…

What’s Up with Hemp?

With the passage of the 2018, Farm Bill hemp and CBD are dominating the press and trending in the natural products industry. But what’s all the buzz really about? Hemp is a cannabis plant.  Yes, the same one that produces marijuana or pot.  The difference between marijuana and hemp is the amount of THC present…

Festive New Year’s Facts

For centuries people have been celebrating the New Year, but how did this tradition come to be?  It is believed to have begun in ancient Babylonia some 4,000 years ago.  At that time, the year began in mid-March when crops were planted, not in January as it does today.  During a 12-day festival, the Babylonians…

Holiday Stress Solutions

Happy Holidays!  A time of celebration and joy, anticipation and excitement, friends and family, gifts and giving.  Choosing a tree, decorating your home, planning the menu and more. The holidays are a bustling and exciting time added to our already busy and sometimes over-scheduled lives. We sincerely wish “Happy Holidays” to everyone we meet.  But,…

Thanksgiving – Family and Food

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family and give thanks for the blessings we have.  Whether it’s the family you were born to or the family you have chosen, when the family gets together there will be food. Turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, and green bean casserole…

Autumn Allergies

Hooray, it’s fall!  Time for football, leaf peeping, sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and allergies. Allergies?  Yes, fall allergy triggers are here.  The most common fall allergies are ragweed, mold and dust mites. About 75% of people who experience spring allergy triggers are also sensitive to ragweed in the fall.  Ragweed allergies begin with the cooler…

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

It’s a new school year and you’ve done all you can to help your child get off to a good start – you re-established their school year sleep routine you’ve adjusted their screen time, you’ve established clear and reasonable expectations and rewards. It’s going to be a great year!  Right?! While you’ve positioned your child…

2018 ECO Excellence Awards

We’ve Been Chosen as Finalists for the 2018 ECO Excellence Awards and We Need Your Help to WIN! Three of our top products have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Eco Excellence Awards and we need our customers to vote for them. Public voting will commence on Monday, August 13th and will close on…

Back to School – Tips to Help Start the School Year Right

The lazy, hazy days of summer are soon to be replaced with the hectic, scheduled (or over-scheduled), structured school day.  You can help your students start the school year right with a little planning and practice. Predictability, structure, and routine are keys to a successful start to the school year.  Now is the time to…