Fresh Fall Finds – Review by Cara Potapshyn Meyers
BomaSense Natural Skin and Hair Products
Most people don’t know or realize that whatever you put in or on your body has a profound affect on your health and the way you feel from day-to-day. Commercial beauty products like soaps, shampoos and body lotions are frequently designed to smell fragrant and feel good, but this really only appeals to two of our senses: smell and touch. While some products may provide nourishment, many tend to irritate the body, even if we are not aware it is happening. Worse, many people don’t realize that most over-the-counter products on the market today contain harsh substances, carcinogenic chemicals, unneeded herbs and high doses of preservatives that are radically harmful to our health.
BomaSenseTM natural skin and hair care products have been developed for anyone who cares about their body, inside and out. Developed by Matia Brizman, L.Ac., Ph.D. on behalf of the Interstitial Cystitis Alternative Medical Association (ICAMA) to provide safe, natural products for people suffering from chronic diseases and those seeking purity in their beauty regimen. The whole product line contains ingredients derived from botanicals and essential oils, without the use of sulfates and detergents, and is safe and effective for anyone in any lifestyle.
As someone who has a chronic disease and must be very careful as to what I use on my body, I was eager to try the BomaSense line of products. I truly found them to be ideal.
Each of the products worked more effectively than I expected. I found no irritation or skin issues at all. Even my son used the body wash and loved the delicious but subtle mango scent! If you are sensitive to many commercial products and want to try some that are delightful to use, all natural and effective, you must check out these products. They are terrific!
Retail price: $15.00
Pink Evolution Neck Pillow
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to tell you about a new, well-engineered, pink travel pillow, which is raising funds to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). It’s the Pink Evolution Neck Pillow from Cabeau.com, a site dedicated to creating ultra-comfortable travel products.
Five percent of proceeds from the sale of the Pink Evolution Pillow will go to the BCRF, during and beyond October. Cabeau will continue to contribute to the BCRF indefinitely with a minimum of $5,000 going to the charity.
We believe it will be a great gift for people looking for a new way to support breast cancer research, and others who love to travel and love the color pink. It can also be part of stories on holiday travel or holiday gift guides.
The Evolution Pillow has elevated sides, toggles to help create the best, most tailored fit, and other features to prevent your head from bobbing – the chief complaint about most travel pillows since they were first invented 84 years ago.
Although I haven’t travelled anywhere recently, I have been using this incredible pillow while lying in bed while using my computer and watching television. It is like resting your head on a perfectly contoured cloud! All sides of my head are protected from dropping if I happen to doze off for a minute or two. And the washable cover is so soft, my neck feels pampered in coziness! I am a huge supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness so I am delighted that this product is being highlighted this month. Plus pink is one of my favorite colors! My husband is envious. He travels frequently and wants one for himself. However pink is just not his color! I think I will be investing in The Evolution Pillow of a different color. Blue perhaps?
Each pillow retails for $34.99 and can be purchased at Cabeau.com.
Stur is a natural stevia liquid water enhancer with 0 sugar, 0 calories, and 7 essential vitamins. Available in 6 flavors, Stur helps people naturally drink more water, by adding as little or as much flavor as they want.
The founder created it when his wife was pregnant with twins and he wanted to help her drink more water throughout her pregnancy. The U.S. Institutes of Medicine recommend Americans drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Among other things, water helps maintain the balance of body fluids, can help control calories, helps energize muscles, helps keep skin looking good, and helps your kidneys flush out toxins.
There are 6 flavors – and you can mix them with water, tea, unflavored soda, or even cocktails! I love these flavored water enhancers! I took a couple on a day trip recently and brought along a couple of these small bottles to jazz up some water throughout my day. I was sold with the very first sip! You can add as little or as much as you desire to whatever drink you choose. And since I prefer stevia as a sugar alternative, I was able to flavor enhance just about any beverage I wanted, without having to carry around little packs of stevia to add to my drinks! Brilliant! Try the “Lemon Tea” and “Strawberry” flavors…two of my favorites!
▪ Lightly sweetened with stevia leaf extract
▪ Natural fruit flavors
▪ Zero calories
▪ Sugar free
▪ Gluten free
▪ Caffeine free
▪ 7 essential vitamins – A, D, E, B3, B5, B6, B12
▪ Add to water, soda water and even cocktails!
▪ Portable – great for travel
▪ Cucumber Mint
▪ Orange Mango
▪ Lemon Tea
Individual Flavors Retail Price: $5.99
Prescription medicines are an important component of health management, however a growing volume of research indicates a disturbing trend in consumer noncompliance. Millions of Americans do not take their medicines correctly. People simply forget to take them, are confused about the proper dosage and timing, or lack the personal organization to carry out the daily task.
After noticing the problem of consumer noncompliance, Martin Cooper began a project based on a simple idea; create a talking system of remembering your daily medications using the date of the month – The Med Center system. This system emphasizes the “Date” rather than the “Day of the Week.” The “Date” is located on each Pill Box and Pill Cavity, the visual display of the Clock as well as audibly during the alert messages. This repetition of the “Date” helps ensure proper medication compliance, even when the user is unsure whether it is Monday or Tuesday.
“Growing up, my father would forget to take his necessary medication – which would result in him fainting and passing out,” says Martin Cooper, the inventor of The MedCenter System. “Coming up with a way to organize my parents’ medications and encourage their adherence was the true motivation behind creating the system,” he says.
I can relate to what Mr. Cooper said. My father had a horrible time remembering what time of day to take his daily medicines. Although many medication boxes have general times of day indicated, some medications need to be taken at specific times throughout the day. Since I take a multitude of pills of all varieties, some of which are timed throughout the day, I wanted to test out the MedCenter System. I filled all the days of the month of October with pills I need to take throughout each day. I then followed the simple instructions as outlined below. I have been beyond sold on this product. Prior to this month, taking my assortment of pills had been “hit or miss,” at best. As of today, I have not missed taking a single pill, at all, on any day! Even on days when I knew I would be out of the house for an extended period of time, I simply brought the lightweight daily pill box and alarm with me in my purse and I was notified at the exact time when I needed to take necessary pills! What a relief! Because many of our readers have aging parents who have to take medication at particular times throughout the day, this is a perfect system to help them set up once a month, and let the daily alarm “talk” them through their days. I urge you to look into this fantastic product for an aging parent or even yourself. It is truly that good!
The system works in the following steps:
Load the entire month’s meds into the (31) Daily Pill Boxes and place them into the Organizer with their Green ends up, showing they are full.
Set up to 4 Daily Alarms to alert you when your medication is due.
At the beginning of the day, take the correct Pill Box out of the stand and place it into the “Today’s Pills” tray on the front of the Organizer Stand.
A repeating friendly reminder notifies you of the time, the date and which daily dose to take. “Good morning! Please take your morning pills for the 20th.”
Press the red “Alarm Acknowledged” button to confirm compliance and the MedCenter Talking Alarm Clock tells you when the next daily dose is due.
At the end of the day, return the Pill Box to the stand with the Red end up to show the day’s pills have been taken.
Press the green “Talk / Time” button at any time for an audible notification of the current time and date.
Press the blue “Alarm Check” button at any time for an audible notification of the upcoming alarms.
The clock also features an easy to operate, talking, Set procedure for all four alarms, the time and date.
Large easy to read LCD with backlight makes the clock easy to read, even in the dark.
Doctors and Pharmacists agree that taking medications on a set schedule is crucial for managing your health. With the MedCenter System, taking your medications on schedule, becomes a part of your daily routine.
The MedCenter System has a suggested retail price of $69.95 with the talking LCD clock and $34.95 without it.
More products can be seen here: http://www.medcentersystems.com/Store.html.
MedCenter System products can be found nationwide at any WALGREENS, and also at select Kroger pharmacies, Discount Drug Mart Stores, Thrifty White, Kerr Drug, Ralph’s, CSN/Wayfair, The Gift Closet, Stacks & Stacks, Active Forever, Healthy Directions, Alimed, LS&S Dynamic Living, Medline, Miles Kimball Easy Comforts catalog, The Shopping Channel (Canada), Mary Maxim Catalog (Canada), Amazon.com, WalMart.com, Target.com, Meijer.com, CVS.com, Sears.com, Kmart.com, ForgettingthePill.com, TheInsulinCaseShop.com, EPill.com, DiabetesandMore.com, MaxiAids.com, AEKmarketingco.com, AssistedLivingStore.com, ActiveandAble.com, and on the company’s e-commerce site: www.medcentersystems.com.
Note: Thanks to the featured companies for providing sample products. Cara Potapshyn Meyers and MotherhoodLater.com assume no liability relative to products reviewed in this blog.
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