Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Product - Dr. Willard's Pet Care Kit

The brand that has been trusted for the last forty years to deliver holistic solutions for your needs has expanded its line to include pet products. Dr. Willard’s has come out with a brand new Natural Restorative Pet Care® Kit, which offers holistic solutions for improving dogs’ health and mental well being. Keeping in line with the mission to deliver the safest offerings, the new kit contains natural, patented and reliable products that are cruelty-free and environmentally safe.

This new line is a personal venture for the Willard family, as it was inspired by the adoption of their own rescue dog, Aspen. Coming from a neglected environment, Aspen was failing to thrive emotionally and physically, showing signs of arthritis and hair loss. However, after the use of Dr. Willard’s products, he began to thrive. He was running around without any pain, his coat began to regrow, and he was happier than ever!

The Willard’s are not the only ones to witness the positive changes in their beloved dog after using the pet kit. For decades, the brand has received numerous awards from renowned leaders in the natural pet care industry, as well as overwhelming positive feedback about the numerous ways in which their Dr. Willard’s® products have been advancing the health and well-being of dogs and other animals. The line was even reviewed by the FDA and featured on a segment of 60 Minutes, neither of which found any negative side effects from the use of the products on humans or animals.

While there are a variety of pet products on the market today, many contain harmful ingredients and toxins that are detrimental to dogs’ health. The good news is that pet owners are getting smarter, and the consumption of natural products for pets is on the rise. In fact, a report of Natural, Organic, and Eco-Friendly Pet Products in the U.S., 5th Edition, estimates that U.S. retail sales of natural pet products exceeded $7 billion in 2014. 

Therefore, there is no better time to announce a new line of pet care from the brand that has always believed in developing cruelty-free, holistic products for both humans and pets. The pet kit is a simple, safe and effective way to optimize nutrient absorption and enhanced cellular function with three exciting new products: Dr. Willard’s Vibrant Pet Water Drops®, Dr. Willard’s Rejuvenating Skin and Coat Spray® and Dr. Willard’s Soothing Aloe Gel for Pets®.

  • Made with natural ingredients
  • No artificial colors, flavors, parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals
  • Cruelty-free
  • Patented formula
  • Environmentally safe
Dr. Willard’s® Natural Restorative Pet Care Start Kit includes a two-month supply of:

  • Dr. Willard’s Vibrant Pet Water Drops® (8 oz.) enhances dogs’ overall nutrition and general health in a simple, safe and effective way by optimizing nutrient absorption and enhanced cellular function. Dr. Willard’s Vibrant Pet Water Drops® contain no artificial colors, flavors, parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals; are cruelty free; and help improve dogs’ overall hydration and nutritional benefits to keep dogs healthy and vibrant. By providing pets with clean drinking water with the secret catalyst in the Dr. Willard’s® patented formula, Dr. Willard’s Vibrant Pet Water Drops® boosts water’s biological functions to help with digestion, nutrient absorption, behavior and performance. This means that dogs will get more vitamins from the same amount of food they consumed before.
  • Dr. Willard’s Rejuvenating Skin and Coat Spray® (8 oz.) is made with the finest natural ingredients and restores moisture and beauty to the skin and coat of dogs and relieves discomfort from a variety of conditions, such as hot spots, scrapes, burns, abrasions and cuts. This topical application has no artificial colors, flavors, parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals and is cruelty free. Dr. Willard’s Rejuvenating Skin and Coat Spray should be sprayed directly on the affected areas one to four times daily or as needed.
  • Dr. Willard’s Soothing Aloe Gel for Pets® (8 oz.) naturally moisturizes dogs’ skin, helps restores dogs’ coats and relieves itching caused by a variety of skin irritations. The gel, which is made with natural ingredients, helps alleviate some problems associated with burns, cuts, wounds and other skin disorders. It can be topically applied to dogs’ coats and skin. Dog owners should place a dime or quarter size amount of on the affected area of the dog and/or use as a general moisturizer.
Giving Back: Due to the personal experience the Willard family has had with a rescue dog, and to honor their commitment of supporting compassionate pet care, the brand will also make a financial contribution to enhance the lives of rescue pets. Dr. Willard’s will donate 25 cents from every product sold to animal shelters and rescues in the U.S, such as Big Dogs Huge Paws. This is an important mission for the company, as 30 percent of pets in U.S. homes come from shelters or rescues; an estimated 2.7 million healthy pets are not adopted each year; and three to four million dogs and cats are euthanized each year in U.S, based on information from the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

EMF and Chronic Illness

James S. Turner, Esq.

Chairman of the Board, Citizens for Health
Co-author, Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life
Attorney, Swankin-Turner, Washington, DC
According to the BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-Based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields—from electrical and electronic appliances, power lines and wireless devices such as cell phones, cordless phones, cellular antennas, towers, and broadcast transmission towers—we live in an invisible fog of EMF which thirty years of science, including over 2,000 peer reviewed studies, shows exposes us to serious health risks such as increased Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, Lou Gehrig disease, EMF immune system hypersensitivity and disruption of brain function and DNA.  The public needs to wake up politicians and public officials to the need for updating the decades old EMF public health standards. This report tells how.”

Camilla Rees, MBA

CEO, Wide Angle Health, LLC
Patient education and advocacy
“The U.S. spends over $2 trillion dollars on health care each year, of which about 78% is from people with chronic illnesses, without adequately exploring and understanding what factors—including EMF/RF—contribute to imbalances in peoples’ bodies’ in the first place. After reading The BioInitiative Report, it should come as no surprise to policymakers, given the continually increasing levels of EMF/RF exposures in our environment, that close to 50% of Americans now live with a chronic illness. I grieve for people who needlessly suffer these illnesses and hold out the hope that our government leaders will become more cognizant of the role electromagnetic factors are playing in disease, health care costs and the erosion of quality of life and productivity in America.”

Friday, May 22, 2015

Seen At 11: Woman Says Her Wi-Fi Connection Is Making Her Sick

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — From using cell phones and computers to watching
movies online, wireless technology has made life easier. But now, some say there is a serious downside.

As CBS2’s Maurice Dubois explained, there are those who claim that exposure to Wi-Fi is making people sick, and some people don’t even know it.

“Brain fog. That’s my worst problem. A brain fog,” Suzanne Hoyt said.

Hoyt said that nothing prepared her for the rush of symptoms that she suddenly developed.
“Headaches, perspiration, pain in my jaws and my heart. It’s like physical expansion of the heart,” she said.

Hoyt said it all started when she installed Wi-Fi throughout her apartment.

“I started to be very uncomfortable, and I didn’t know what it was,” she said.

With Wi-Fi everywhere, from parks to restaurants and taxis it turns out Hoyt is not alone.
“It was like a deep burning sensation in my face, in my nose, my jaw, it was like a deep burning sensation,” she said.

It’s called Wi-Fi sensitivity, and doctors say it’s a very real condition with serious consequences.

Dr. David Carpenter, an Environmental Scientist and expert on Wi-Fi’s effects said the scientific link between wi-fi and health is clearly emerging.

“There is a body of evidence that is strong. it’s not 100 percent understood, but it’s strong evidence that this is a real syndrome that causes real harm to real people,” he said.
Dr. Carpenter said it’s a significant problem for about 5 percent of the population, many of them have no idea that wi-fi is to blame.

“They walk around feeling ill and they don’t know what to do about it,” he said.
Other doctors counter that the evidence connecting Wi-Fi to illness just isn’t there.
“It’s a psychological phenomenon,” neuropsychologist Dr. William Barr said.

Dr. Barr said some people may have symptoms, but what causes them is something else altogether. He said the power of suggestion may play a role.

“They essentially establish a belief that something has the potential to cause a symptom, and then when they come in contact with the cause they develop those symptoms,” he explained.
Hoyt said it’s real and she is hopeful that her life will someday return to normal.

“We are going to find another solution. It should be safer. There must be a better way,” she said.

The Wi-Fi Alliance, a wireless trade group refused CBS2’s request for an interview or comment.

Summer Skin Must Have!

Finally, the official start to summer is here! But not without the usual pains that summer fun can bring... At Natural Healing Tools, we arm our families with Dr. Willard Water Aloe Gel products to keep our skin healthy! Choose from the Premium Paraben Free Aloe Gel or the original Dr. Willard's Topical Aloe Gel.

Premium Paraben Free Aloe Gel
Unlike most other aloe gels this remarkable aloe gel goes on smooth and, thanks to the Willard Water® in the product, almost immediately absorbs into the skin.  Rather than the clammy, sticky feeling one typically experiences when using aloe gel, Dr. Willard’s Premium Paraben-Free Aloe Gel leaves your skin feeling soft and dry with no hint of that annoying clammy feeling.  You’ll also immediately notice the enhanced moisturizing qualities of the gel because the Willard Water® will help your skin retain the moisture in the gel and it will keep your skin soft for hours.  This is especially important when suffering the painful effects of overexposure to the wind and sun so if you’re taking your family to the beach, be sure to arm them with our Premium Aloe Gel.  You’ll be thankful you did! 
Topical Aloe Gel
Over 30 years ago, a Topical Gel was developed using Dr. Willard's Water®. The Gel was designed to soothe skin conditions and is naturopathic, non-toxic and free of artificial coloring and fragrance. It contains nature's most powerful and healthy healers: Aloe Vera, Allantoin and Vitamin E.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

For Hemorrhoid Sufferers

Hemorrhoids can be extremely painful and chronic for many people. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services: 
Prevalence: 75 percent of people older than 45 (2006)17
Ambulatory care visits: 1.1 million (2009)6
Hospitalizations: 266,000 (2010)5
Mortality: 20 deaths (2010)10
Prescriptions: 2 million (2004)8

What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. The rectum is the last part of the large intestine leading to the anus. The anus is the opening at the end of the digestive tract where bowel contents leave the body.

External hemorrhoids are located under the skin around the anus. Internal hemorrhoids develop in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids may protrude, or prolapse, through the anus. Most prolapsed hemorrhoids shrink back inside the rectum on their own. Severely prolapsed hemorrhoids may protrude permanently and require treatment.

What causes hemorrhoids?

Swelling in the anal or rectal veins causes hemorrhoids. Several factors may cause this swelling, including

  • chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • straining during bowel movements
  • sitting on the toilet for long periods of time
  • a lack of fiber in the diet
Another cause of hemorrhoids is the weakening of the connective tissue in the rectum and anus that occurs with age.

Pregnancy can cause hemorrhoids by increasing pressure in the abdomen, which may enlarge the veins in the lower rectum and anus. For most women, hemorrhoids caused by pregnancy disappear after childbirth.

How are hemorrhoids treated?

At-home Treatments

Simple diet and lifestyle changes often reduce the swelling of hemorrhoids and relieve hemorrhoid symptoms. Eating a high-fiber diet can make stools softer and easier to pass, reducing the pressure on hemorrhoids caused by straining.

Fiber is a substance found in plants. The human body cannot digest fiber, but fiber helps improve digestion and prevent constipation. Good sources of dietary fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. On average, Americans eat about 15 grams of fiber each day.3 The American Dietetic Association recommends 25 grams of fiber per day for women and 38 grams of fiber per day for men.3

Doctors may also suggest taking a bulk stool softener or a fiber supplement such as psyllium (Springreen Intestinal Cleanser) or methylcellulose (MSM Capsules).

Other changes that may help relieve hemorrhoid symptoms include

  • drinking six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water or other nonalcoholic fluids each day
  • sitting in a tub of warm water for 10 minutes several times a day
  • exercising to prevent constipation
  • not straining during bowel movements
Over-the-counter creams and suppositories may temporarily relieve the pain and itching of hemorrhoids. These treatments should only be used for a short time because long-term use can damage the skin.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Possible Neurological Effects of EMF Exposure

You may not realize it, but throughout life, everyone on the planet is being exposed to electromagnetic fields (often abbreviated as EMF). The earth naturally produces its own electromagnetic field, as does the human body. These natural EMF are very low in intensity, and research has shown that the body’s EMF may contribute to good health. 

Artificial EMF Can Harm the Body

On the other hand, artificial EMF that are emitted from modern gadgets—ranging from hair dryers to personal Wi-Fi hubs to electrical wires—have been shown to disturb the body’s natural energy field. Even worse, they may be a factor in why people battle neurological disorders. Many of the body’s natural functions are regulated with bioelectrical impulses, and man-made EMF can disrupt those processes.

It’s also hard to tell for sure how often you’re getting exposed to EMF. Both the natural and artificial kinds are invisible and silent, making them impossible to detect with the five senses. If you used a cell phone today, typed an e-mail on the computer or heated something in the microwave, however, you can know that your body has come in contact with artificial EMF.

Neurological Problems Linked to EMF Exposure

The body’s neurological system is related to nerves. When problems occur, people can suffer symptoms that make it nearly impossible to do tasks that were likely previously performed without thinking. For example, chronic headaches are categorized as neurological problems, and if they are intense enough, activities like reading a newspaper or watching TV can become miserable.

Some neurological issues may affect a person so severely that he or she cannot lift a cup of coffee without experiencing tremors and weakness. Neurological problems can also be related to attitude. Depression, hyperactivity and irritability are some neurological issues that can initially present themselves, or worsen, after exposure to EMF.

What Causes Variation in Symptoms?

Healthcare practitioners who have studied the adverse effects of EMF exposure and how they relate to neurological problems say there are several things that help determine how severe a person’s symptoms are. Biology is one factor, but two others are related to things that can be directly controlled. Specifically, scientists say the length of time and the intensity of EMF exposure help tell the story of what symptoms a person might have, and how life-altering they could be.

   Reducing Your EMF Exposure Risk

Even though EMF exposure is something to be concerned with, there’s no need to feel helpless. By doing things like unplugging and turning off your mobile phone when it’s not in use and making sure to keep cordless phone base stations well away from areas in your home where people sleep, you can easily cut down on your exposure level.
Try EMF protection products for yourself from Natural Healing Tools. Products from EarthCalm - their products work synergistically, meaning if you purchase more than one and use them together, you’ll be adding layers of protection. And - layer your EMF for you lifestyle. Try wearing a Scalar pendant, use the Infinity Whole House system to protect your sleeping environment, and a Torus for Computer Protection.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Get Prepared for Memorial Day!

Unless you are working on your kid's merit badge, it’s probably been awhile since you've thought about a first-aid kit. But it should be top of mind when you are preparing for Memorial Day and summer vacation season, because if there is a need it's the first thing someone will ask you for..... 
As a mom, I have to ask myself... Do we own such a thing? Did we leave it in the trunk without checking it? What condition is it even in?

So, long before getting out the suitcases, think about your first aid kit. You don’t have to buy those ready-made ones, though. Particularly if you've grown used to herbal and alternative remedies at home, you don't want to be forced to buy (expensive, middle of the night, nothing's even open) drug store products in a pinch. 

Fortunately, you can easily make your own kit. Here are some things you may want to consider putting into it. No matter what you add, it’s definitely worth it to take the time to put one together. In fact, consider creating a few—one for the car, one for the home, one for specific activities (hiking, beach, camping...), and maybe even for the office.
Oh, be prepared - and PRINT OFF any instructions for medications or home remedies you'll need for your family. Have a list of emergency phone numbers. Don't rely on just your cell phone - you may not have service, it may get lost or the battery may be dead! 
5 Essentials for Any Kit

The first thing you need it a kit or case to put everything in. What kind of case depends on whether you’re traveling by air or by road, and how many people are in your family. It can be made of anything you choose—just be sure that it will contain the items in case anything leaks, and that it’s sturdy enough to survive abuse.

Next, all kits need key medications for family members. If someone in the family is an asthmatic, for instance, you may want to include an extra inhaler. If someone has serious allergies, an Epi-pen and antihistamines may be a good idea.
Make sure to pack your tools! Scissors, knife, tweezers, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, and handi wipes. Toss in emergency batteries, electrical tape and whistle. 
Add essentials for your specific destination. Have cold packs for aching feet. Colder climates consider space blankets, emergency candles, lighter/matches and hand warmers. Take along some rope.  Make sure to have bug specific repellant and bite remedies for your area of travel. 
TherAid Elastic Healing Bandage
Of course, don’t forget the bandages. Add a variety of sizes, such as finger-sized up to large, 2 x 4.5″ options. Include gauze and first-aid tape for wrapping wounds. 

Essentials for Your Natural Homemade Kit

Next, you’ll want to pack some of the natural essentials. These may include the following:
  • Arnica gel or cream: Excellent for sore muscles and bruises, but don’t apply to open wounds.
  • Aloe vera gel: It’s cooling and healing for all types of wounds, from burns to bites.
  • Echinacea: It helps you avoid colds and flus while on the road. Great when mixed with vitamin C.
  • Goldenseal: Perfect for applying to open wounds to keep them from getting infected. In tincture form, it’s good for warding off traveler’s diarrhea.
  • Tea tree oil: A powerful antiseptic, this oil can be used in many ways. Mix with propolis and apply to insect bites and rashes. Diluted in water, it’s perfect for disinfecting wounds. You can also use it as a mouthwash, as a gargle for sore throats, and to prevent fungal infections.
  • Lavender: This is the soothing herb. It can help soothe headaches (apply to temples), muscle pain, and bug bites, and is especially useful in encouraging relaxation.
  • Calendula: Another good one for healing wounds.
  • Witch hazel: Use this for cleaning out wounds and insect bites.
  • Ginger: Good for motion sickness and for soothing overall stomach upset.
  • Yarrow: Good for diarrhea, cramps, and other stomach upset. Can also stop bleeding when sprinkled on minor wounds.
  • Clove oil: This has a nice numbing activity that can work well on sore gums and teeth, and on skin irritations. Dilute in water first.
  • Citronella based insect repellant: Nothing ruins a trip like a bad insect bite. You can also use peppermint, lemongrass, and geranium to repel pests.
You may also want to include a basic water filter, in case you’re caught in a spot where access to fresh water is limited. Include water purification tablets. Camping filters are perfect. 

Other Options You May Want to Add
  • Chamomile tea: Promotes relaxation and relieves indigestion, and is great even for children.
  • Cramp bark: Helps soothe muscle cramps, particularly menstrual cramps.
  • Licorice tea: Perfect for sore throats, and can also ease constipation.
  • Superglue: May not be natural but can be used to close a wound in an emergency.
  • Baking Soda: Internally for stomach upset and externally for severe sunburn. 
  • Aspirin: 100% pure aspirin is actually natural. And, typically, the least expensive of the pain remedies. 
Many of these products are available at Natural Healing Tools in our First Aid section.  Safe travels! 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dog's Joint Health

Complete Joint Care, Liquid
 Hyaluronic Acid is the natural supplement to keep the joints of your dog supple and lubricated. As summer comes into full swing, keep your dog happy, healthy and active! 

Click on the picture and take a look for what's best for your dog and their activity level. 
Complete Joint Care, Tablets

Advanced Joint Care, Tablets