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As we are in the midst of cold and flu season, caring for little ones is a parent’s top priority! Be prepared and stock your medicine cabinet with these natural remedies & items to soothe, comfort and care for the youngest members of your family!

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Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner™

Fevers always seem to happen in the middle of the night! Take the stress out of caring for your little ones with the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner™, ideal for parents who are caring for a sick child. Made in the United States, the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner™ is the number one preferred thermometer by both nurses and pediatricians, and is backed by more than 50 clinical studies proving its accuracy. “Mom” loves how non-invasive this thermometer is when taking a little one’s temperature!

The TemporalScanner™ comes with four ways to make it even easier to take a temperature:

· A softly illuminated display for easy reading in any light – perfect for checking the temperature of a sleeping infant in a darkened room

· Beeping sound indicating scanning can be turned off or on to avoid waking a sleeping child

· Automatically retains the last eight temperature readings for instant recall to check on fever progression

· Ability to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius modes

Made in the United States, the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner™ is the number one preferred thermometer by both nurses and pediatricians, and is backed by more than 50 clinical studies proving its accuracy. Visit www.exergensmartglowthermometer.com.

Boogie Wipes

Boogie Wipes

As the temperature drops, so does the moisture our skin so desperately needs. Cold temperatures, low humidity and hot showers are all a recipe for dry, itchy skin, and the harsh conditions also take a toll on the face, which is sometimes the hardest to treat. Red, dry, chapped noses are caused by the lack of moisture and constant friction with dry tissues. nstead of tissues, help keep little noses healthy and intact during the season with Boogie Wipes! Boogie Wipes are saline infused moist wipes made with aloe, chamomile and vitamin E to add moisture while keeping noses smooth and clean after every wipe. Keep individual packs handy by your child’s bedside or tucked in your purse or diaper bag during cold & flu season to help soothe chapped and irritated little noses! “Mom” loves the unscented variety for use in her home. Visit http://www.boogiewipes.com/.

Rainbow Light Fiber Garden Gummies

Rainbow Light’s Fiber Garden Gummies™

If your little ones are having trouble going to the bathroom, don’t worry, they’re not alone – reports show that at least 30% of children suffer from acute constipation. Childhood Constipation can be caused by a variety of factors including a change in diet, not drinking enough fluids, not taking the time to make bowel movements, and changes in daily routine. With the holidays behind us and cold/flu season upon us, it’s especially important for parents to recognize normal patterns in bowel movements, as well as to take preventative measures in keeping children as balanced as possible.

Rainbow Light’s Fiber Garden Gummies™ are the perfect option during the winter, when the freshest seasonal fruits and veggies aren’t always available and outdoor activity isn’t possible at times due to inclement weather.

Benefits of Rainbow Light’s Fiber Garden Gummies™ include:

· Provide 4 g of fiber plus the ORAC (antioxidant) equivalent to 2 servings of fruits and vegetables
· Digestion enhanced with NutraFlora (FOS), a prebiotic fiber that supports immunity and digestion
· Xylitol is also included to support oral health
· Single-serve packets preserve freshness and purity and are perfect for nutrition on-the-go
· 100% natural and free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or additives
· Free of the most common allergens such as gluten, lactose, nuts and yeast, and thus perfect for sensitive tummies

Rainbow Light’s Fiber Garden Gummies™ retail for 19.99/30-ct box. Learn more at http://www.rainbowlight.com/.

Mommy's Bliss Probiotic Drops

Mommy’s Bliss Baby Probiotic Drops

Mommy’s Bliss has just launched an amazing new product for little ones – Mommy’s Bliss Baby Probiotic Drops! This product is pediatrician-recommended, 100% vegan and vegetarian, and quickly becoming a favorite amongst health-conscious parents. Mommy’s Bliss© Probiotic Drops promote digestive health & support immune function. “Mom” loves that these drops are formulated for the youngest members of her household.

Probiotics are living microorganisms that scientific research has shown to benefit human health. In some cases they are similar to, or the same as, the microbes already found in a healthy digestive tract. It may also help with occasional gas, diarrhea & constipation. Formulated with non-GMO Corn Oil and the live culture Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG, this new product may safely and effectively ease baby’s digestion.

Mommy’s Bliss® Probiotic Drops does NOT contain any of the following: gluten, starch, dairy, wheat, yeast, dill, chamomile, alcohol, parabens, artificial colors, artificial flavors, sucrose (table sugar), or petroleum-based by-products. 100% vegetarian & vegan. Learn more at http://mommysbliss.com/.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article.*

These protein-rich cookies made with Naked Nutrition Protein Powder and a bevy of other whole, healthy ingredients will fuel you for your upcoming workout as you head back to the gym after the holidays!

Protein Gingersnaps

Ingredients

½ cup all-purpose flour (“Mom” prefers organic, unbleached flour)
½ cup Naked Nutrition protein powder
⅓ sugar (“Mom” prefers organic)
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
½ tablespoon ground ginger
½ of a whole egg (“Mom” prefers organic, cage-free eggs)
2 tablespoons molasses
5 tablespoons butter, softened (“Mom” prefers organic)
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract (“Mom” prefers Nielsen-Massey Organic Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, protein powder, sugar, baking soda, spices, and salt and mix until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, molasses, butter and vanilla. Combine the wet and dry mixtures until a batter forms. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the batter into 12-14 balls and place them on the sheet. Bake for 8 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool before serving.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Naked Nutrition.*

ABOUT NAKED NUTRITION

Naked Nutrition strips away all of the marketing and gimmicks that many companies use today. We sell products with only the purest ingredients. We strive to help you meet your nutrition and fitness goals by being transparent about what we sell. That way you know exactly what’s going into your body, and what more important than that? Take your nutrition to the next level with Naked Nutrition. From Grass-Fed Whey Protein to Pea Protein Powder to Organic Brown Rice Protein Powder, Naked Nutrition provides the purest supplements. Our proteins are loaded with essential amino acids and no artificial sweeteners or colors. Our commitment to offering the best protein powders and supplements extends to all our products including Powdered Peanut Butter, Casein Protein, Creatine Monohydrate and more. No additives means your body gets more of what it needs and not what big agribusinesses use to pad their bottom line. Take your nutrition to the next level with Naked Nutrition.

Credit card bills, short days, plummeting temperatures and maybe even a few extra pounds from all those holiday celebrations and libations. According to a recent article on psychcentral.com, “studies show as many as 25 percent of Americans suffer from low-grade to full-blown depression after the holidays.”[1]. And then there is Blue Monday – the third Monday in January, believed to be the most depressing day of the year.

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The fact is: the sun is out a bit longer each day and people are starting to think about spring, warm weather and bathing suit season. January is the month to actually take advantage and get ready for a new year.

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It’s also “National Staying Healthy Month,” so here are five simple things everyone can do to feel healthier and spring into 2016:

1. Walk, don’t run.

2. Baby steps – take the stairs.

3. Eat fruit – consider freeze-dried fruit snacks when fresh fruit is not available.

4. Stay hydrated – water is best, but try some of the new natural beverages.

5. Sit less – pace, stand, get a walking desk. Just don’t sit.

*Article and image courtesy of Crispy Green. Exercising image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net  and nenetus.*

As 2015 draws to a close, head into the New Year prepared to snack smarter and healthier! Why wait to make changes to your diet when the following nutritious snacks are easy to keep on hand to combat cravings!

Pure VanillaPure Vanilla Almond Bars

Simple, wholesome, and organic, the new Vanilla Almond bars from Pure are the perfect go-to snack when cravings strike! As with all Pure products, these delicious bars are certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO verified, vegan and kosher, and will satisfy your sweet tooth, while providing balanced nutrition for your body. “Mom” loves tucking these in her purse for a great sourse of energy while on-the-move with little ones in tow!

Pure Vanilla Almond is the newest flavor to be added to the popular Ancient Grains line. Pure’s crispy ancient grain blend, made with quinoa, amaranth, flax seeds, and hemp, is now enriched with Sacha Inchi, an exotic seed that is a source of complete vegan protein. Combining mouth-watering vanilla with whole grains and almonds, the Pure Vanilla Almond bar has only 150 calories and 6g of sugar, and has fiber and antioxidants as well as 4g of protein. Learn more at www.thepurebar.com.

pure_clusterscp_chocolatepeanutPure Crispy Clusters

Mom” is loving these little handfuls of goodness and flavor that are decadent and delicious! These healthy alternatives to sugary and salty snacks are a win-win for taste buds and health! A perfect blend of crunchy and nutty, Pure’s new Crispy Clusters are a light and healthy snack that are great at any time of day. Made from healthy whole grains, Crispy Clusters have only 110 calories, less than 5 grams of sugar and provide 3 grams of fiber per serving. They also contain complete protein, from ancient grains like quinoa and amaranth, making them an ideal snack suitable to people with dietary restrictions. To top it off, all three flavors are low in sodium, containing 140mg or less per serving. Learn more at www.thepurebar.com.

SuperSeedz Maple SugarSuperSeedz

Who knew pumpkin seeds could be seasoned so perfectly! “Mom‘ discovered these nutritious and absolutely delicious gourmet pumpkin seeds that are perfect to keep on hand for a quick yet healthy snack! SuperSeedz boast up to 9g of plant-based protein per serving, and are peanut-free, tree nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, soy-free and made with gluten-free ingredients. Plus, they are Non-GMO Project Verified! The newest flavor, Maple Sugar & Sea Salt, joins the brand’s eight other existing flavors which includes Really Naked, Sea Salt, Cinnamon & Sugar, Coco Joe, Tomato Italiano, Curious Curry, Somewhat Spicy and Super Spicy, and can be enjoyed as a standalone snack, or as a welcome addition to cereal, yogurt and more! Keep SuperSeedz within reach when temptation strikes as we head into the New Year! Learn more at www.superseedz.com.

Endangered Species Chocolate - Dark Chocolate & Sea SaltEndangered Species Chocolate

Eat chocolate and do good? Yes – it is possible! Endangered Species milk and dark chocolate bars and bites are made with ethically traded, shade grown cacao and natural ingredients. 10% of net profits from your purchase are donated to support conservation efforts! You can learn about at-risk species by reading the inside of each 3oz. bar wrapper, and know that each bite you enjoy is doing good, too! Choose from a variety of flavors to tantalize your taste buds and learn more at www.chocolatebar.com.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Blast through the holidays with ease by recharging yourself with this delicious smoothie packed with goodness, including fresh organic strawberries, oranges and coconut milk!

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MegaFood’s Vitamin C Blaster Smoothie

Ingredients

10 oz. water
10 oz. coconut milk
1 large or 2 small oranges, with pith
1/2 pint or organic strawberries
2 scoops of MegaFood Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder
Handful of Ice

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. “Mom” uses frozen organic strawberries so the smoothie is extra icy and cold. Enjoy!

*Recipe courtesy of MegaFood.*

*Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net by satit_srihin.*

FDA DISCLAIMER: *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*

Yes, it is Thanksgiving tomorrow, but with cold and flu season in full swing, and the added stress of the holidays (good and bad!), “Mom” has compiled her top wellness must-haves for staying healthy all season long!

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Herbal ZAP

This is Ayurveda made easy! Simple to add into your daily wellness routine this winter, Herbal ZAP makes instantly dissolving Ayurvedic herbal beverages that support healthy digestion, which is the key to overall good health. Herbal ZAP formulas work by harnessing the power of ancient herbal formulas that have been transformed into instantly dissolving crystals infused with powerful herbal extracts. Containing 14 potent Ayurvedic herbs, Herbal Zap works according to the principles of Ayurveda, restoring balance to the vital energies, doshas, increasing Agni, “inner-fire”, and promoting a positive state of health. The product is sustainably and ethically produced and they are proud to be non-GMO Verified as well as Kosher, Vegan and Gluten-Free. Herbal ZAP is available at select Whole Foods Markets, Sprouts Farmers Market, EarthFare, SuperSupplements, Central Market, and online at http://www.herbalzap.com/.

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Fit Radio

Rev up your winter workout to ease stress and combat the typical holiday weight gain in advance! With Fit Radio, manually putting together upbeat playlists for the gym this winter is now a thing of the past. Simply choose your favorite genre, push play and go! Designed to amp up your workout and stop you from spending time flipping through songs to find a high-energy track, FIT Radio provides users with mixes that maintain the same rhythm and BPM (beats per minute) throughout an entire set to keep you motivated and focused. FIT Radio is powered by real, professional nightclub DJs from around the world – available to you at the press of a button. DJs upload new mixes daily to FIT Radio, which helps to keep your workout fresh. “Mom” loves that you can try this app for one month to see how you are enjoying the tracks during your regular routine. http://www.fitradio.com/

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Hawaiian Essential Travel Gift Set

This line of travel-ready essential oils means that you can breathe more deeply and relax more thoroughly, even if for just a brief minute during the day, knowing that you are tapping into the earth’s most powerful natural remedies. The gift set is an extraordinary selection of the brand’s most-loved essential oil blends, with remedies for common ailments including insomnia, headache, insect bites, and hay fever. Each lovingly hand-crafted batch is tested and proven to be safe and highly effective. Tuck the Hawaiian Essential Travel Gift Set into a purse, laptop bag or backpack for on-the-go, too! $45.95. http://hawaiianessential.com/

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Tea Drops

A warm cup of tea is the perfect remedy after a long day! Tea Drops are pressed tea made with genuine tea leaves that dissolve in hot water. Each Tea Drop is handcrafted and infused with the finest organic teas, spices and earth-derived sweeteners. Simply pour boiling water in a cup, add a Tea Drop, stir and enjoy. Choose from caffeinated, caffeine-free and natural wellness Tea Drops. Flavors include citrus ginger, vanilla white, rose earl grey, turmeric, cardamom spice, matcha green tea, sweet peppermint and pumpkin spice for fall. “Mom” loves that Tea Drops come packaged in a paulownia wood box that is eco-friendly, sustainable and biodegradable. Sold online at www.myteadrop.com; $12 for an 8 pack.

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Ice Chips

To soothe a queasy tummy naturally, ginger and peppermint are always a top choice in “Mom’s” arsenal of home remedies. When you are so nauseous even drinking tea is making you grimace, Ice Chips® offers a delicious, all-natural and sugar-free candy in both Ginger and Peppermint flavors that may help! Place a tin in your purse, backpack, or purse for refreshment and to quell the queasies. Made with xylitol and safe for the expectant mom, Ice Chips® are available in 20 tantalizing flavors, such as Ginger, Peppermint, Wintergreen, Cinnamon, Strawberry Daiquiri, and more! www.icechipscandy.com

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GoGargle!

With soothing ingredients like honey, chamomile, aloe & mint, GoGargle! is a simple, surprisingly tasty way to soothe a sore throat. GoGargle! comes in the form of an effervescent tablet that you simply drop in a glass of warm water to dissolve. Not only are GoGargle! tablets simple to use and perfect for on-the-go, GoGargle! tablets dissolve quickly, so you can start gargling sooner! GoGargle! can be used by the whole family. Available at CVS stores nationwide. $6.99. http://www.gogargle.com

Boogie Wipes

Boogie Wipes

Tuck these handy little wipes into a backpack, purse, pocket or diaper bag to help clean little noses wherever you are this season! Boogie Wipes are saline infused wipes that clean runny noses and get rid of congestion for instant relief. The moist wipes can be used by the entire family, and since they’re made with aloe, chamomile, and vitamin E, Boogie Wipes will prevent chapped noses which are caused by friction with the common tissue. “Mom” loves that they come in convenient packages just like tissues! You can download a Boogie Wipes coupon for extra savings here, as well. http://www.boogiewipes.com/

DripDrop

Staying hydrated is essential when working out in any climate. DripDrop is a powder electrolyte solution that you add to water to treat dehydration. Invented by Dr. Eduardo Dolhun, a Mayo-clinic trained physician, as an alternative to sports drinks (i.e. Gatorade) and pediatric solutions (i.e. Pedialyte) – DripDrop REALLY WORKS! It has been clinically proven to hydrate 150% better than plain water and 43% better than sports drinks and contains 3x the electrolytes and 1/2 the sugar of most sports drinks. DripDrop comes in powder packets that can be added to a water bottle and it’s easy to carry in your purse, backpack, laptop bag, or pocket. http://dripdrop.com/

*Companies provided images and information for this article.*

It may not be the first thing most people think about when it comes to looking fit and living healthfully, but dietary fiber can be good for just about every, well, fiber of your being. These facts may provide you with some food for thought on adding more fiber to your diet.

How To Add Fiber To Your Diet

It’s wise to get fiber from the food you eat. To do so, pick foods that are naturally high in fiber such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and products that have been fortified with added fiber. Read the labels of the foods you buy and try to find those that provide 10 percent or more of the Daily Value for fiber. Eat a variety of different types of dietary fibers to get all of the benefits dietary fibers have to offer.

Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to find foods that are high in fiber. Lately, the food industry has begun adding dietary fibers to a myriad of foods and beverages that people enjoy every day. Added dietary fibers can now be found in yogurt, cereals, breads, fruit juices, milk, tortillas, baked goods, and nutrition supplement bars and beverages.

However, it’s important to remember that people should try to eat a variety of different types of dietary fibers to get all the benefits that dietary fibers have to offer.

Why To Add Fiber To Your Diet

The health benefits of dietary fiber include:

• Weight management: Scientific studies consistently show that the more fiber in your diet, the lower your risk of obesity.

• Improved digestion: Some dietary fibers can help regulate your digestion and help your intestines defend you from germs.

• Lower cholesterol: Certain dietary fibers reduce the risk of heart disease by helping to lower blood cholesterol.

• Reduced glycemic response: Some dietary fibers can slow down the absorption of glucose and lower the glycemic effect of food.

• Healthy microflora: Some dietary fibers can give a boost to the beneficial bacteria in the intestine (and defeat the bad ones) to help them fight inflammation and possibly even cancer.

• Increased mineral absorption: Certain dietary fibers help the body to better absorb minerals, especially calcium.

• Increased insulin sensitivity: Some dietary fibers have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity.

• Increased satiety: Research suggests that some fibers can encourage the body to produce hormones that leave you feeling fuller, longer.

No single fiber or food provides all of these necessary health benefits. So you need to eat a wide variety of fiber-containing foods to improve your well-being.

Where To Learn More

For further information on fiber, visit www.fiberfacts.org.

*Article courtesy of NAPS. Image provided by FreeDigitalPhotos.*

Keeping your child healthy at day care can prove tricky at times. With a group of children playing and eating together for several hours, your child is bound to come into contact with some bad bacteria that can make him or her sick.

According to the hygiene hypothesis, children who are exposed to a variety of bacterial and viral infections, or have older siblings, are more likely to have stronger immune systems as they build tolerance for certain types of bad bacteria.

Adding Probiotics to the Diet

To make sure your little one has optimal protection, try incorporating probiotics into his or her diet. Through various studies, we’ve learned certain strains of good bacteria are best for children’s immunity, such as:

• Bifidobacterium bifidum
• Bifidobacterium lactis
• Lactobacillus acidophilus
• Lactobacillus reuteri
• Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG
• Saccharomyces boulardii (probiotic yeast)

If you’re looking to give your child probiotics, be sure to read the labels on any kids’ chewables or drink mixes to see if any of these good bacteria are listed in the ingredients.

Another great way to introduce probiotics into your child’s diet is through natural foods found primarily in certain fermented or dairy products. While supplements give you larger doses of probiotics in one dose, natural foods are still a great way to boost your child’s immune system. As you’ve probably heard, yogurt with live cultures is a good source of probiotics, and, even if your kid is a picky eater, you’ll probably have a good chance of getting him or her to eat it.

Several studies show that probiotics benefit children in day care centers in the following ways:

1. Infants fed a formula supplemented with L. reuteri or B. lactis had fewer and shorter episodes of diarrhea.
2. Lactobacillus GG may reduce respiratory infections and their severity in children in day care.
3. Children who consumed the drink DanActive experienced a reduction in the incidence of common ailments that included sinusitis, flu, diarrhea and ear infections.

Don’t Forget the Prebiotics

Prebiotics are also available in certain supplements and a variety of foods. Prebiotics, as opposed to probiotics, are fibers that help your body break down other foods and eliminate the waste. These include bananas, onions, asparagus, garlic, legumes, whole grains and seeds.

For a total listing of what to pack in your kid’s lunch box, check out “Probiotics For Dummies” (available now). Chapter 12 provides 20-plus probiotic and prebiotic recipes to use in your own kitchen.

Bacteria to Avoid

While bad bacteria still abounds no matter what the environment, there are at least a couple of them to truly avoid if you have a child in a day care center.

Escherichia Coli – Usually referred to as E. coli, this bacteria can be found in contaminated food or water. Young children, as well as older adults, are at a higher risk of complications due to E. coli, even life-threatening issues such as kidney failure.

Common sources of food contaminated with E. coli include: fresh produce (water used to irrigate crops can be contaminated), ground beef or raw milk.

Shigella – Most common in children ages two to four, this bacteria causes bloody stools and diarrhea and can be contracted through contaminated food or beverages, swimming in contaminated water or coming into direct contact with feces.

When changing diapers or helping toddlers with toilet training, it is crucial to practice good hand-washing techniques

Please Note: Always consult your physician before adding a supplement — including probiotics — to your or your child’s diet.

The final way to protect your child from bad bacteria is to protect yourself as well. Taking probiotics will help you reach optimal health and boost your immune system, decreasing your chances of spreading diseases to your little one. Dr. Challa recommends the gourmet probiotic Probulin. Use promo code “Challa” on your order to receive 25 percent off at http://www.probulin.com/.

About the Author

Dr. Shekhar Challa is a board certified Gastroenterologist, Co-producer of probiotic video game Microwarriors: The Battle Within, and author of the new book Probiotics for Dummies. www.drchalla.com.

*Image: Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.*

To soothe irritated and inflamed throats this winter due to colds, coughs, flu, and other ailments, Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops are back and ready for action! These all-natural throat drops that originally made their debut in the 1870’s are a must in any home medicine cabinet for the inevitable illnesses that occur when everyone is cooped up indoors!

For children ages 3 and up, as well as adults, the drops can be dissolved in the mouth to aid in easing the discomfort associated with sore throats. The drops are available in 4 flavors, including Natural Honey, Wild Cherry, Lemon-Citrus and . “Mom’s” favorite – the Natural Honey, which are perfect for keeping on hand when actual hot tea and honey are not available, such as at work, in the car, or running out for more hot soup!

Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops are available at CVS or online at PineBrothers.com.

The History of Pine Brothers

1870, J. Herman Pine opened a confectionery shop. Afflicted with an interminable sore throat, he swabbed his throat with glycerin several times a day. Frustrated with the temporary solution of swabbing, he decided to create a concoction that would provide longer-lasting soothing effects. He combined the natural qualities of glycerin with the healing properties of gum acacia, and then added natural flavoring and a sweetener to create Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops.

Pine Brothers was born in a confectionary store on 8th Street in Philadelphia in 1870. By 1930, they reached mass-market popularity and were acquired by the LifeSavers company. It was later dropped by the company in the 1970s and then, rudderless and under-appreciated, was completely out of production by 1999. Victoria Knight-McDowell, the school teacher who founded Airborne, fell in love with the story and revived the brand which is going back into wide release by Christmas 2011.

To learn more about Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops or to locate a store near you, visit PineBrothers.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Eat The Turkey While Not Turning Into One: 6 Thanksgiving Dieting Tips

  1. Eat a light, healthy meal before Thanksgiving so you won’t be urged to gorge yourself in foods that have an abundance of calories.
  2. Instead of eating everything on the Thanksgiving table, only pick your favorite foods and have them in moderate amounts.
  3. If picking the lesser of two evils, go with Thanksgiving foods high in fat rather than carbohydrates. Your body always burns the fat first but, carbohydrates get churned into stored energy and later become fat.
  4. Drink lots of water as it fills you up and suppresses hunger.
  5. Hit the gym before Thanksgiving as it will turn your body into fat burning furnace and briefly enhance your metabolism.
  6. Instead of watching football on Thanksgiving, actually play with your family. It’s a fun way to burn off the calories.

About the Author

Daniel Radinsky is the CEO of the The Sadkhin Complex®, which has over 20 years of experience in the management of outpatient weight loss, and boasts an 87% success rate with over 60,000 clients to date. TSC specializes in the use of self-directed acupressure which stimulates the hypothalamus through 16 biologically-active points to control hunger and cleanse our organs. TSC also practices Chrono-Medicine, combining ancient Greek, Chinese, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Japanese and Egyptian philosophy with modern medicine to help the body function properly. Founded in 1989 by Dr. Grigory Sadkhin, Ph.D., TSC is headquartered in Brooklyn and has offices in Manhattan and Queens, Englewood and East Brunswick , NJ , and White Plains , NY.

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