Product Endorsement

netiRarely, do I recommend any specific product. I think the only other product I’ve named is Udi’s whole grain bread. Today though, I thought I’d spotlight the Himalayan Institute’s Neti-stik. It’s a great product for a few reasons.

If you are like me, using a bonified neti pot to pour water into already “water-clogged” sinuses is a bit of a challenge, the Neti-stik may be a good compromise. It’s a combination of peppermint, eucalyptus, menthol and lavender essential oils that can make swollen, hot and moist sinuses feel better.

Also, I sometimes use the stick even if my sinuses aren’t running or swollen or if I have a headache.  The stick’s combination of essential oils is invigorating. Mid afternoon if I’m feeling sluggish, I take a couple of whiffs per nostril and it perks me right up.

Interested? See if it works for you!


Do One Thing For Your Health…Everyday!

On the way to work this morning I had the superlative opportunity to enjoy a roasted flax seed+ almond butter (from Trader Joe’s),  fig spread (from Apple Hill), on toasted gluten-free Udi’s whole grain bread (from Elliott’s or Raley’s), pb and j sandwich. Udi’s bread is my new obsession! ( It tastes just like “real” bread! It is a totally guilt-free experience for me.  If you, like me, are gluten intolerant you know it’s a constant challenge to avoid giving in to gluten so you don’t become a  social kill-joy or to just make life easier. But boy oh boy when doing something good for yourself intersects with a, “THIS- IS- GREAT!” reaction, life becomes even BETTER.  And it’s not just about food. I know a 20 something man recently diagnosed with Crohn’s disease who has taken to heart a suggestion I made for his overall health; to do contrast hydrotherapy as often as he can. Because he doesn’t worry about his heart or have a circulation issue, I recommended he soak himself alternatively between cold-ish water and warm-ish water. It is a really great health tool. Usually you end up feeling euphoric (another of those, “this- is- great!” moments). Of course I would never recommend anyone trying it without checking first with their family health practitioner but if everything checks out as okay it can really help with health maintenance.

Do you regularly have, or have you ever had, moments like these? There are probably dozens of chances every day for each of us where an opportunity to enhance health could intersect with a potential this-is-great moment. Tell us about your moments by leaving a comment.