Health March 2013

The latest healthcare options for your clan's well-being.

Kayla Mossien

Don’t Sweat It

Look like the natural beauty you are after hitting the gym when you refresh with Adventuress Fearlessly Refreshing Facial Wipes. The cleansing, biodegradable cloths act as a barrier, protecting skin and keeping irritation, rash and redness at bay. To prep for your next sweat session, head to www.goadventuress.com.

Game Changer

Shop for chemical-free, healthy, non-toxic products at Veritey.com. The site helps users get to the root of healthy living with shopping categories such as Sustainable & Ecological, Cruelty-Free & No Harm, and Veriety Approved. Created by green mompreneurs Amy Ziff and Adrienne Peres, the online community is a new lifestyle brand that is dedicated to enabling people to choose better and safer products. Log on to get your green on.

Extra Cushioning?

For many, weight loss is an ongoing battle. Luckily, Dr. Ian K. Smith penned Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes (St. Martin’s Press). After working with people who had success following his previous diet books, but had hit stubborn plateaus, the physician put all his strategic dieting tools into one plan. Combining a low glycemic index diet, meal spacing and meal replacements, the title has dieters constantly eating while dropping pounds. Order and ship from www.amazon.com.

Fresh and Flavorful

There’s no denying that juicing offers endless benefits. To get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, add the T-fal Balanced Living Juice Extractor to your kitchen essentials. Fix a refreshing glass of veggie or fruit juice through its wide tube and anti-drip spout. The 1.25 liter pitcher allows for a larger amount of liquid to be made and stored. Get juicing when you purchase the product at www.t-falusa.com.

Revamp Your Yogi Look

New for spring, Gaiam’s Sage Lily Printed Yoga Mat boasts a tranquil image to enhance your practice. The mat includes a bonus free yoga workout download. For yogis who need assistance, the Be Inspired Yoga Block provides stability and balance. What’s more? It features inspirational words on the front. Shop for products at Target and Amazon.com.

Special Treatment

Learn about treatment options for pediatric mental disorders in When Kids Need Meds: Everything a Parent Needs to Know About Psychiatric Medication and Youngsters (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform). Author and nationally known psychiatrist Henry A. Paul, M.D., informs readers about the therapeutic effects of medication when administered properly, the harmful effects when they are abused or prescribed incorrectly, and the side effects that occur on rare occasion. Find the book at www.amazon.com.

Pretty in Pregnancy

Mama Mio Skincare and celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson answer the fitness prayers of expectant mothers with The 9-Month Stretch Kit. It includes the new Tracy Anderson: The Pregnancy Project DVDs and Mama Mio’s award-winning Pregnancy Essentials Kit. Taped during her second pregnancy, Anderson’s series contains nine workouts— one for each month of pregnancy— and was filmed in real time. Viewers watch interviews with doctors, parents and celebrity mom Gwyneth Paltrow. Users also benefit from Mama Mio’s Boob Tube, Tummy Rub Butter and Lucky Legs. Find solace at www.mamamio.com.

On Blast

Love yoga but wish you were getting a more intense workout? CorePower Yoga releases Calorie Blast Yoga. On DVD this month, the title combines cardio and toning techniques with traditional poses. The energizing experience features three 20-minute segments: Yoga Sculpt; Ready to Sweat?; and Strong Body, Strong Mind. Torch calories and exhilarate the mind by ordering from www.gaiam.com.

This column appeared in the March 2013 issue.