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1Hour Break, Effective, All Natural Stress Relief in a Spray

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
March 26, 2014
File under: Alternative Therapies, Health Concerns, Herbs, Natural Alternatives, Natural Products, Natural Remedies

 

The demands of modern life can leave many of us feeling overwhelmed and physicians all too often prescribe medications with significant side effects that make it difficult to function.

Sales of antidepressants continue to rise and industry experts are forecasting that sales of these anti-stress medications will reach almost $6 billion by 2017. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) about one in every 10 Americans is taking a prescription antidepressant and among women from 40 to 50, the figure is one in four.[1]

Antidepressants most widely prescribed come from a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and include well-known antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft.

Kava is a root that is best known for its relaxing qualities and has been used as a ceremonial beverage in the Pacific Islands for hundreds of years. Kava is said to produce a feeling of relaxation, elevate mood, wellbeing and contentment, and several studies have found that kava may be useful in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and related nervous disorders. …read more of 1Hour Break, Effective, All Natural Stress Relief in a Spray here

 
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Expo West, World’s Largest Natural, Organic and Healthy Products Event

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
March 22, 2014
File under: Gluten-free, Healthy Eating, Natural Products, Organic, Shopping, Vegan

Every year, since 1981 manufacturers distributors and retail buyers of natural, organic and healthy products converge at Natural Products Expo West, the largest natural products trade show in the country.

That first year there were 3,000 attendees and 234 exhibitors. This year more than 2,600 exhibiting companies played to an audience of over 67,000 industry members.

Companies from the US and around the world displayed all manner of food, beverage, supplement, beauty, household and pet products demonstrating the phenomenal growth of the global natural products industry.

Among industry veterans, there were 635 first-time exhibitors.  Many Natural Products Expo West first-time exhibitors are ‘home cooks,’ passionate moms and nutrition-focused athletes who have launched their own products. …read more of Expo West, World’s Largest Natural, Organic and Healthy Products Event here

 
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Dew Puff – Ancient Asian Secret for Beautiful Skin!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
October 17, 2013
File under: Natural Products, Skin Care, Sustainability

There’s a new kind of deep cleansing facial sponge on the North American market that is extremely gentle, plant-based, biodegradable and compostable.

Dew PuffTM face and body cleansing sponges exfoliate and refresh with pure, naturally alkaline plant fibers that create a perfect pH balance in the skin and leave the skin smoother, softer and brighter.

Dew PuffTM have one ingredient, a potato-like root from Asia called konjac, which is both cultivated and grows wild at high altitudes.

While new to North America, konjac has been regarded for its health and medicinal properties for thousands of years in the East, where it is considered a health food.

The Japanese have used the konjac root for beautiful skin for hundreds of years. Originally introduced to Japan for medicinal use in the sixth century, konjac makes a perfect natural sponge and cleansing agent that biologically balances the skin’s impurities and acidity. …read more of Dew Puff – Ancient Asian Secret for Beautiful Skin! here

 
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Ayurveda and Acne

By Lissa Coffey ecomii.com
July 28, 2013
File under: Ayurveda, Natural Products, Skin Care

The skin is the largest organ of the body and according to Ayurveda the health of the skin reflects the health of the body.  Ayurveda has suggestions for how to help our skin be its healthiest from the inside out and from the outside in!

Eat foods that are fresh and wholesome.  Avoid processed foods, fried foods and heavy foods, such as dairy products.  Choose dark leafy greens and drink plenty of water.

For skin care the daily routine is cleanse, tone and moisturize twice daily. Some products that can be particularly helpful: …read more of Ayurveda and Acne here

 
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Holiday Gift Ideas for Health and Wellness

By Vincent Pedre M.D. ecomii.com
December 16, 2012
File under: Natural Products

As the holidays approach and you’re thinking of gifts for your loved ones and friends, I have put together a wellness gift basket filled with ideas to help keep you healthy and well during the coming year.

Holiday pampering is all about treating yourself to things that make you feel good, so why not choose the kind of things that enhance your wellbeing?

Here are my favorite wellness gift ideas this holiday season. …read more of Holiday Gift Ideas for Health and Wellness here

 
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