Kids Worry, Should You?

Kids worry.  It’s a natural part of childhood development.  Kids can develop crippling worries about many things, from germs to vomiting to their parents dying, fear of the dark, getting a pimple, going to school or going back to school, a first sleepover party, can all cause worry or anxiety in children.  The difference between…

Valerian – Nature’s Sleep Aid

Do you have problems falling asleep and staying asleep? If so, you are not alone. 30% of Americans are not getting enough sleep. Valerian has been used since ancient times to promote tranquility and improve sleep.  It is most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep or insomnia.  It can also be used for…

2019 ECO Excellence Awards

We’ve Been Chosen as Finalists for the 2019 ECO Excellence Awards and We Need Your Help to WIN! Three of our top products have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Eco Excellence Awards and we need our customers to vote for them. Public voting will close on Wednesday, July 31st. Please vote for our…

Natural Ways to Boost Learning and Focus

It’s Summer – Long days, warm nights, concerts in the park, baseball, hot dogs, camping, swimming at the lake, and so much more! It seems there is a never-ending list of activities for the summer. So much to do, so little time! But wait, unless you are lucky enough to have summers off, we still…

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…