9 Ways to HELP Your Friends and Family This Holiday Season …
in Health, Love and Life
Tis’ the season to give thanks … thanks for all you do have and thanks for those things you’re grateful you don’t have (like health issues or excessive debt). If you haven’t yet made your own list of what you’re thankful for this year, carpe diem – and this year, add a twist.
Make a list for what your friends or family members may be wishing they could be thankful for … items they may be having trouble achieving. As always, for virtually every problem there is often a solution, sometimes a simpler solution than they may realize.
In this time of giving and sharing, what better way to show your friends and family that you care than to present them with a solution to the problem that has been plaguing them, without them even having to ask! Here we’ve compiled some common problem areas along with opportunities to help those in your life who may be afflicted (many of these make great potential presents for the upcoming holidays).
1. They Have Asthma, Allergies or Breathing Troubles…
Many allergic reactions are triggered by airborne particles in your home’s indoor air. Your home is actually much like a sealed jar filled with contaminants that have no way of escaping. As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states:
“There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. These include combustion sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco products; building materials and furnishings as diverse as deteriorated, asbestos-containing insulation, wet or damp carpet, and cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products; products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution.
Some sources, such as building materials, furnishings, and household products like air fresheners, release pollutants more or less continuously. Other sources, related to activities carried out in the home, release pollutants intermittently. These include smoking, the use of unvented or malfunctioning stoves, furnaces, or space heaters, the use of solvents in cleaning and hobby activities, the use of paint strippers in redecorating activities, and the use of cleaning products and pesticides in house-keeping.
High pollutant concentrations can remain in the air for long periods after some of these activities.
If too little outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems. Unless they are built with special mechanical means of ventilation, homes that are designed and constructed to minimize the amount of outdoor air that can "leak" into and out of the home may have higher pollutant levels than other homes. However, because some weather conditions can drastically reduce the amount of outdoor air that enters a home, pollutants can build up even in homes that are normally considered "leaky."”
The gift of pure air is one of the best you can give, but the challenge with most air filters or purifiers is that air must be drawn to the unit, either through natural air flow, or through the use of a fan. This method results in uneven treatment and can leave pockets of polluted air, plus fans are noisy, subject to failure, and require higher levels of electricity.
Unlike most air purifiers, the PIONAIR™ Air Treatment System doesn't wait for pollutants to contact a filter or plate. Instead, the PIONAIR generates air-purifying technology that migrates through the area and neutralizes organic odors, microbes, & molds at their source. As a result, the PIONAIR produces fresh clean air throughout your home or office uniformly, by addressing the pollutant source - without the use of fans, filters, or plates!
There are two different models available. The original PIONAIR is especially effective against mold, mildew, organic odors, and chemical vapors (such as formaldehyde). The PIONAIR is also effective against pollen, dust, pet dander, and smoke, although for maximum relief from these types of particulate, we most highly recommend the new PIONAIR SMART POINTE system.
The PIONAIR SMART POINTE uses the same technology as the original PIONAIR system, with the added benefit of actively-generated negative ions. These actively-generated negative ions clear the air of particulate FASTER than the original PIONAIR system. Therefore, the PIONAIR SMART POINTE is effective against particulate such as pollen, dust, pet dander, and smoke, AS WELL AS mold, mildew, organic odors, and chemical vapors (such as formaldehyde).
So if you know someone who is struggling with airborne particulate, such as pollen, dust, pet dander, or smoke, choose the SMART POINTE. If you do not have airborne particulate, choose the Standard PIONAIR. Both the Standard and the SMART POINTE are effective against mold, mildew, organic odors, or chemical vapors (such as formaldehyde).
For maximum effect, both the original PIONAIR and the PIONAIR SMARTE POINTE systems are intended for around-the-clock use.
2. They Have a “Stinky Commute”
Have you heard that their “commute stinks!” Millions of Americans commute an average of 25.5 minutes each way to work each day, but for increasing numbers of workers that number is growing -- a lot.
About 3.3 million Americans are "stretch commuters," meaning they travel 50 miles or more each way to get to and from work, according to the National Household Travel Survey released by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Of these, 19 percent travel at least 100 miles to work and 6 percent have earned the designation of "super-stretch commuters," traveling 200 miles to work each way.
During this time they’re exposed to dirty air whether they’re on the road or in a train. A new study investigation by the Chicago Tribune found that levels of soot or diesel exhaust – which has been linked to heart attacks, cancer, and brain damage -- in train cars is up to 72 times higher than the outside air.
If your loved one spends any time on the road, the Car Ionizer can solve the problem of exposure to dirty air. It uses negative ions to eliminate pollutants and allergens from the air in your car, on a train or on a plane. There are no filters to be changed and it can be recharged over and over by plugging it into your car adapter.
Because the car ionizer is detachable, it can be used anywhere to help reduce your chances of getting an airborne virus and to reduce odors and exposure to toxins.
This is the perfect gift for anyone with asthma, allergies or nagging coughs, as it will help them to breathe easier throughout the coming year.
3. They “Never Have Time to Exercise”
Many people have good intentions to work out, but can’t find the time (or money) to go to the gym. You can solve this problem in a snap with SheaNetics, developed by fitness expert and Vince Vaughn’s mom, Shea Vaugh (featured in this photo),
This at-home DVD set is an amazing fitness program for all ages and all fitness levels. Most exercise programs are geared only toward giving you short-term physical improvement. But SheaNetics® understands the real goal for us all is to find total health and fulfillment that is life-lasting.
This can only be achieved by creating harmony in body, mind and self, which is why SheaNetics not only works out your body – creating a leaner, more toned you – but also focuses on creating positive energy.
This is “meditation in motion and thought,” a program that reduces stress and allows you to enjoy a lifestyle of fitness, personal balance and well-being.
4. They Complain about Digestive “Stomach Problems
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) impacts one in 10 Americans about once a week, and virtually everyone has experienced it from time to time. This chronic digestive disease occurs when stomach acid or bile flows back into your esophagus, irritating its lining and leading to other symptoms including heartburn -- the most common symptom of GERD.
If your loved one has GERD or regular digestive trouble, probiotics (good bacteria) taken in combination with digestive enzymes will help to restore optimal functioning to the digestive tract and help reduce digestive disturbances such as GERD.
We recommend a high-quality probiotic, such as AbsorbAid Probiotic from NutritionsFinest.com -- a superlative probiotic supplement that provides clinical activities supporting systemic health and wellness through immune-system protection, allergy reduction and effective and enhanced nutrient absorption – in order to restore balance to your gastrointestinal tract.
AbsorbAid Probiotic is an ideal choice for this purpose because it has 30 billion organisms per capsule, with two clinically effective and dominant genera Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus: L. acidophilus and L. salivarius in a 2:1 ratio and B. lactis and B. breve, also in a 2:1 ratio. Each bacterial genus-species has its own specific metabolic activities, which lead to their effective inter-species synergism.
AbsorbAid Platinum from NutritionsFinest.com, a vegetable-based digestive enzyme, is also important for proper digestive health. It combines its effective ratio of proteases, amylases, lipases and cellulases with two “acid-tolerant” bacteria or a probiotic combination, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum. AbsorbAid Platinum also helps you to break down food groups and maximize nutrient absorption while alleviating digestive disturbances such as acid indigestion.
5. They’re Always Saying They are “Stressed Out!”
The highly praised DVD Staying Healthy in a Stressful World will be a literal lifesaver to anyone who is struggling with stress. It provides a complete training program by Dr. Peter Reznik, one of the most respected mind/body integrative therapists of our time (a recognized expert in mental imagery, dream work, and clinical hypnosis). This highly recommended DVD will help:
Identify the Three Major Sources of Stress and embark on a practice for transforming your stress into life-enhancing experiences.
Choose from a menu of 14 Short Mental Imagery Exercises for addressing such stressors as: Anger. Anxiety. Being Hurt. Being Overwhelmed. Decision Making. Difficulties letting go of the workday. Disappointment. Fear of unwanted consequences. General anxiety about life. Guilt or regret about an error made during the day. Restless mind. Sadness. Time pressure. Worry.
Learn and practice the Physical Stress Buster series, designed for use right at your desk.
Use the Mind-Body Progressive Relaxation to shift gears, replenish your energy, and increase your vitality and clarity of mind.
Or, try the Pure Relaxation CD. With guided meditations by a leading meditation expert, Mary Maddux, and music by a renowned meditation music composer with 20 years experience, this is the #1 relaxation CD on the market today.
6. They Have Trouble Sleeping (give them something other than DRUGS)
For anyone who has trouble sleeping at night, the Sleep Easy CD -- with music by a renowned meditation music composer with 20 years experience -- helps you find deep rest and sleep. Users have reported falling asleep faster, waking up less throughout the night, falling back to sleep faster when awakened during the night and feeling more rested the next morning.
The CD contains both the Sleep Easy guided meditation with music in the background, as well as a track of music alone, which can be used at any time for its relaxing effect. The insert that comes with the CD includes "Principles to Sleep By," which provide a backdrop to help with sleep.
7. Their Often Rubbing their Nose or Saying their Sinuses are “Stuffy”
Americans suffer from 1 billion colds a year and another 37 million Americans are affected by sinusitis – that’s a lot of stuffed up noses.
If you’re one of the billions suffering from these stuffed up sinuses, congestion, headaches and difficulty breathing through your nose, you know the toll it can take on your health.
One of the best options for sinus relief has been around since ancient times and still holds true as one of the most effective, safe, and soothing options for sinus health.
Nasal cleansing, also known as nasal irrigation, involves using a neti pot to pour a lukewarm saline solution (pure water mixed with natural salt) inside one side of your nostril while tilting your head sideways so the water runs out of your other nostril.
Offer your friend or loved one an Ancient Secrets Nasal Cleansing Pot and their sinuses will thank you! It is made from sturdy, lead-free ceramic and coated with a food-grade sealant. Its unique design also makes it very easy and effective to use, plus it’s dishwasher safe.
Ancient Secrets Neti Pot has a truly advanced design with easy-grip handle and better nozzle seal. It’s also balanced for ease of use with a concave grip for more assured control, and a better water chamber for less mess and easier cleaning.
8. They’re “Concerned” About Spreading or “Catching Germs”
Considering that Americans touch about 300 different surfaces every 30 minutes, it's pretty much impossible to avoid all germs. However, there are ways to dramatically reduce your risk of spreading, and getting sick from, these pesky invaders.
The best continuous alternative to soap and water (before and after you wash your hands) -- ideal for use when you can't get to a sink or have been washing your hands to the point they are getting dry and cracked -- are exclusive PerfectCLEAN Hand Wipes: Terry Cloths and Super Silks.
PerfectCLEAN Hand Wipes: Terry Cloths and Super Silks are made to meet the rigorous standards of the commercial health care market in support of infection control programs that are required in ultra-clean environments.
They are capable of "trapping and removing" 99.99% of bacteria from hard surfaces throughout your home, workplace and those surfaces you have to touch in daily life (doors and door knobs, grocery carts, countertops, etc.). PerfectCLEAN Hand Wipes: Terry Cloths and Super Silks also penetrate invisible surfaces in your skin, then "trap and remove" contaminants, absorbing and concentrating them in the wipes.
Hypoallergenic: great way to help reduce asthma and allergy triggers
Absorbs 8 times its weight in water/fluid and absorbs it faster
Patented Built in Antimicrobial PRODUCT protection: PerfectCLEAN Wipers are distinguished by patented ‘Built-in Antimicrobial Product protection'
Keep one in your pocket for a discrete way to wipe your hands free of germs throughout the day!
9. They’re an Avid Cook but Their Fresh Veggies or Leftovers Always Spoil
Sometimes a cook’s biggest problem is using up all of their fresh produce before it goes bad. Solve this dilemma easily with The MiniMate, an evolution of that old box of baking soda you and your grandmother probably have in your refrigerators. Using FDA-approved technology, the Minimate can eliminate most of the germs or mold that may be living on your foods without harming the food or leaving behind any residue.
This is important as these molds and bacteria can make you and your family sick, and they can also spoil food before you have a chance to eat it. This is especially true with organic foods, since there are no preservatives to help ward off the germs. So the MiniMate not only keeps your food safer and healthier, it also saves you money by cutting down on the amount of food you have to throw out and replace.
The MiniMate even helps neutralize pesticides and chemicals on your produce, leaving no residue except clean, fresh oxygen.
This product has been featured by the Food Network’s Paula Deen as a "Hot Pick" and was given the National Health and Wellness Seal of Approval.
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