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Fairy Tales Hair Care

FairyTalesHairCareSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Since 1999, Fairy Tales Hair Care has provided affordable, high-quality professional hair care products for children and families. Fairy Tales Hair Care offers Rosemary Repel®, a line of original formulations clinically proven to eliminate head lice and nits, and prevent future outbreaks, without the use of harmful additives. Gentle, effective, and safe for everyday use, these proprietary allergen-free formulas contain essential oils of organic rosemary, peppermint, lavender, citronella, tea tree, and geranium that help keep bugs away, and leave hair cleansed, softened and detangled. All products are biodegradable, and are sulfate, paraben, phthalate, chemical and pesticide free.

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Lice Good-Bye...Lice Good-Bye® Survival Kit: This all-natural, safe, and clinically proven lice treatment effectively eliminates head lice and stubborn nits without harsh chemicals or pesticides. Kit includes Lice Good-Bye® Mousse natural lice treatment, a metal nit-free removal comb, easy grip sectioning clip and Rosemary Repel® conditioning spray, clinically proven to be 94% effective at preventing future infestation. Safe for repeated use. Contains gluten. Soy and nut free formulation.

Rosemary Repel...Rosemary Repel® Conditioning Spray: Rosemary Repel® is clinically proven to help prevent head lice with a proprietary blend of organic herbs and natural essential oils. Jojoba and chamomile hydrate, moisturize, and soothe the scalp. Safe, effective, and gentle enough for daily use, this formula is free of sulfates, harsh chemicals, parabens, phthalates, and toxins. Gluten, soy, dairy and nut free formulation.

Super Charge...Super Charge Detangling Shampoo: Super charged with natural jojoba and aloe vera extracts, this sulfate-free nourishing shampoo softens, calms, and detangles unruly locks. Natural keratin extracts help to strengthen and fortify hair, while a proprietary vitamin blend improves manageability and helps prevent breakage. Gluten, soy, dairy and nut free formulation.

Super Charge...Super Charge Detangling Conditioner: This nourishing conditioner eliminates tangles, instantly calms frizz, and moisturizes all hair types. Vitamins and natural keratin protein strengthen and smooth hair, improve manageability, help prevent breakage, and leave hair shiny, soft, and tangle-free. Gluten, soy, dairy and nut free formulation.

Static Free...Static Free Detangling Spray: A favorite of Moms and Dads everywhere, this weightless conditioning spray eliminates morning bedhead, static, frizz, and unruly knots with natural jojoba and aloe vera extracts. Natural keratin protein extract softens, conditions, and leaves hair shiny and tangle free. May be used on wet or dry hair. Gluten, soy, dairy and nut free formulation.

 

Fibromyalgia

FibromyalgiaJacquie Eubanks RN BSNInvisible to the eye, Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by symptoms of widespread muscle, tendon, ligament and body pain often accompanied by tenderness in specific areas of the body known as tender points. In many cases fibromyalgia may be initially misdiagnosed, as individuals generally experience a range of symptoms that can include joint stiffness, sleep disturbances, headaches, cognitive and memory issues, depression, irritable bowel, whole body fatigue and more. Lab tests are often used to rule out other possible co-existing conditions. Fibromyalgia can affect anyone. Yet, for unknown reasons most of those diagnosed with the disorder are adult women.

Although fibromyalgia may be attributed to a number of factors, exact causes remain a mystery. The disorder is frequently attributed to traumatic events that can be physical, emotional or medical, such as a motor vehicle accident, a traumatic life event, or an illness or infection. Hormonal disturbances linked to chronic stress, and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus may also be contributing factors. Genetic mutations are believed to play a role, as those with a family history of the syndrome are at greater risk for developing the condition.

Fibromyalgia is a life-altering centralized persistent pain state that varies in intensity from day to day. A multi-disciplinary team approach for the management and relief of symptoms is often recommended, as currently, underlying causes are not identified and addressed. As the body is designed to heal and health is the natural state, affected individuals must play an active role. Self-management strategies may help to reduce the frequency, duration and intensity of periodic flare-ups. Although fibromyalgia results in painful and uncomfortable symptoms, the condition is not life-threatening and doesn’t result in organ or muscle damage.

Like the management of other chronic conditions, healthy daily lifestyle habits can help with symptom relief, minimize the impact on one’s life, and lower the risk for other health problems. Conventional approaches include medication, exercise and physical therapy. A more balanced approach includes complementary and alternative therapies. Supplements, along with lifestyle changes and other treatments, have been shown to help lessen pain, increase energy and promote healthier sleep.

Pain relief: Take medications as prescribed. Over the counter pain relievers should only be used as needed for as short a time as possible. A long soak in the tub with added Epsom salts can help to reduce deep muscle pain and promote better sleep.

Stress reduction: Focus on recognizing and reducing signs of stress, such as shoulder tension and headaches. Restorative yoga and meditation may help to lower stress and reduce pain.

Physical activity: Due to pain and fatigue, many find it difficult to be physically active. Yet, research has shown that daily activity is one of the most effective treatments for fibromyalgia. Develop a low-impact exercise routine to help reduce pain, increase energy, reduce stress and aid more restful sleep. Walking and water aerobics for a short period a few days a week are good starting points. As pain decreases and energy increases, one may gradually increase frequency and intensity.

Sleep management: Pain makes it difficult to get restful sleep, and lack of sleep can exacerbate symptoms. Getting sufficient sleep can help to ease pain and fatigue. Establish a healthy bedtime routine and avoid afternoon naps, as well coffee, alcohol and stimulating exercise within three hours of bedtime.

Nutrition: A balanced healthy diet and proper nutrition supports energy production and good health, and reduces the risk of developing other chronic conditions. Although no specific diet for fibromyalgia has been identified certain dietary strategies, such as eating more plant foods, reducing animal foods, staying hydrated, and reducing sugar intake, support overall wellness. Fermented foods and foods rich in omega-3 fats and antioxidants can keep the digestive system on tract, and reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.

Alternative therapies: Massage therapy, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture and chiropractic manipulation may be helpful to relieve pain, reduce stress, improve function and promote natural healing.

Dietary supplements commonly used to treat fibromyalgia symptoms include:

D-ribose: D-ribose is a naturally occurring unique sugar used by all bodily cells to build energy. Well-tolerated in supplemental form, D-ribose has been shown to increase cellular energy synthesis in heart and skeletal tissue. A pilot study found that D-ribose significantly improved energy, sleep, mental clarity, pain intensity, and wellbeing in those with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

SAMe: Naturally produced by the body, SAMe boosts levels of serotonin and dopamine, which may help improve mood, and relieve pain, morning stiffness, and fatigue. Harvard Medical School researchers have found that SAMe is safe and effective for treating symptoms of mild depression.

5-HTP: This natural amino acid is used by the body to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate mood and behavior. Many individuals with fibromyalgia have low levels of serotonin. 5-HTP may have a positive effect on sleep, mood, anxiety, appetite, and pain sensation.

Magnesium: Magnesium deficiency is linked to fibromyalgia symptoms. Maintaining therapeutic blood levels of magnesium is associated with a lessening of symptoms of depression, tender point soreness, and fatigue.

Vitamin D: A review of published studies found that vitamin D levels may play a key role in the relationship between pain and sleep. Researchers theorize that vitamin D supplementation combined with good sleep hygiene could increase the effectiveness of pain management treatments in fibromyalgia and other pain related conditions.

Adaptogenic herbs: Adaptogenic herbs such as ashwagandha and rhodiola help to improve metabolic and cognitive function, and defend against the negative consequences of stress by inhibiting the release of cortisol, a stress hormone.

Professional Supplement Center carries these and other high quality formulations to address symptoms of fibromyalgia:

Corvalen Ribose...Corvalen® Ribose Chewable Tablets by Douglas Laboratories®: These all-natural D-ribose chewable tablets are clinically proven to help restore energy, support cardiac function, and reduce muscle stiffness, soreness, and fatigue. D-ribose helps to reduce energy loss in times of stress, and accelerates muscle and tissue recovery after exercise. Gluten, soy, wheat, dairy and artificial ingredient free, vegan formulation.

5-HTP 100 mg (5...5-HTP 100 mg by Pure Encapsulations®: Clinically studied 5-HTP supports and encourages brain serotonin levels that can lead to positive effects on emotional wellbeing, appetite control, and wake/sleep cycles. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

Malic Acid +...Malic Acid + Magnesium Tablets by Douglas Laboratories®: This formula blends malic acid, a naturally occurring organic acid, with magnesium, vitamin C and bioflavonoids. These synergistic ingredients may have a beneficial effect on fibromyalgia symptoms, as well as the healthy structure and function of the immune and skeletal systems. Gluten, soy, dairy and artificial ingredient free.

Bio-D-Mulsion ForteBio-D-Mulsion Forte® by Biotics® Research: Designed to be helpful for those with absorption issues, this formula provides vitamin D3 in a highly bioavailable, micro-emulsified form for enhanced absorption and utilization. Gluten free.

 

Bio-Adaptogen UltraBio-Adaptogen™ Ultra by Nutra BioGenesis®: This professional ayurvedic blend of adaptogenic herbs provides nutritive support during times of stress, and supports healthy adrenal function, optimal energy levels, and overall wellbeing.

 

Magnesium (glycinate...Magnesium Glycinate by Pure Encapsulations®: Important for numerous bodily functions, this product supplies highly bioavailable magnesium chelate along with vitamin C. Less likely to cause bowel discomfort than other forms of magnesium, magnesium in glycinate form provides support for neuromuscular and cardiac function, mood balance, and the proper metabolism and utilization of essential nutrients. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.

References:
Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia. https://www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/fibromyalgia/
What is Fibromyalgia? https://www.fmcpaware.org/aboutfibromyalgia.html
Fibromyalgia. https://familydoctor.org/condition/fibromyalgia/?adfree=true
Everything You Need to Know About Fibromyalgia. http://www.healthline.com/health/fibromyalgia#is-fibromyalgia-real1
Fibromyalgia: Symptoms, causes, and treatment. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/147083.php
7 Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia: http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/fibromyalgia-natural-remedies#1
Magnesium and its Role in Fibromyalgia Treatment. http://www.fmaware.org/about-fibromyalgia/magnesium-fibromyalgia-treatment/
The use of D-ribose in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia: a pilot study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17109576
Vitamin D Supplements, Quality Sleep Could Help Relieve Symptoms of Fibromyalgia, Other Chronic Pain Conditions. https://fibromyalgianewstoday.com/2017/06/07/fibromyalgia-chronic-pain-may-be-relieved-by-vitamin-d-supplements-qual/

 

e-cloth® – Featured brand

eClothSusan Brown Health and Wellness EditorLooking for an economic and environmentally friendly way to clean your home? Professional Supplement Center now carries e-cloth®, a line of microfiber cleaning cloths that pick-up dust, grease, grime, and bacteria without the use of chemical-based cleaning products. Scientifically shown to remove 99% of bacteria from hard surfaces; the fiber size, composition, and density of e-cloth® results in true chemical-free cleaning using only water.

Each e-cloth® was developed for optimum performance and a specific purpose. As a green cleaning solution, e-cloth® thoroughly cleans stainless steel surfaces, microwaves, and large and small appliances. e-cloth® quickly cleans kitchen and bath, as well as windows, glass and mirrors for a lint-free, smudge-free, and fingerprint-free result.

After use, simply rinse the cloth under hot water and wash all the impurities down the drain. Guaranteed for 300 weekly washes, these advanced polyester and nylon microfiber cloths don’t absorb, but naturally draw dirt and grime into the fibers, trapping and locking away impurities until the cloth is rinsed or washed.

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General Purpose...General Purpose Cloths (4 pack): The most versatile e-cloth®, the General Purpose cloth cleans all types of hard surfaces including stainless, enamel, ceramic, glass, chrome, granite, marble, slate, tile and wood. General Purpose e-cloths clean with water, leave no chemical residue, and may be used without water as an effective dusting cloth.

Stainless Steel...Stainless Steel Cleaning Pack of 2 Cloths: This pack includes one Stainless Steel Cloth and one Finishing Cloth for a complete cleaning and polishing solution. Double sided for use on brushed or polished stainless, The Cleaning Cloth removes grease, grime and bacteria. The Finishing Cloth removes fingerprints for a smudge-free buffed finish.

Bathroom PackBathroom Pack: The extra thick and absorbent Bathroom Cloth removes soap scum, mildew, grime and bacteria to clean tubs, showers, sinks, vanities, faucets, tile, windows and mirrors. May be used wet or dry if surface is already wet. This pack includes a Glass and Polishing cloth for a streak free finish.

Home Cleaning Set...Home Cleaning Set 8 pc.: Green clean your entire house with this set of 8 e-cloths. Set includes everything needed to naturally clean kitchen, bath, windows, stainless, stovetop, and all types of hard surfaces. When used dry, the e-cloth® has a natural positive charge that attracts dust.

Pet Cleaning &...Pet Cleaning & Drying Towel: Soft, cuddly and perfect for rainy days, this pet towel quickly removes and locks away moisture, dirt, mud, and bacteria. Highly moisture absorbent for fast towel drying and cleaning.