Embracing a Healthy Family: Giveaway 2: Fall Into Good Healthy Series Review & Giveaways CLOSED WINNER

Giveaway 2: Fall Into Good Healthy Series Review & Giveaways CLOSED WINNER

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Thanks to all who entered and to Laura at Robin Leedy & Associates, Inc.!

Good health is essential with all the various strains of the flu thriving.  Not only do you have to worry about the flu, but just trying to maintain good health should be the ultimate goal.    This post is based on a series of products for your health thanks to the opportunity I had as a member of the Product Review Place and Laura.




CERTAIN DRI® FOR UNDERARM PERSPIRATION

Certain Dri® Anti-Perspirant has been the leading, dermatologist-recommended product for controlling excessive underarm perspiration for more than three decades. While other products claim to be “clinical strength,” the Certain Dri formulations – 12% aluminum chloride in the roll-on and 25% aluminum sesquichlorohydrate in the new solid – are the strongest available over-the-counter formulas at stores nationwide for the control of excessive underarm sweating, providing up to 72 hours of protection with each application. While approximately seven million adults and teens are clinically diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm perspiration), more than 40 million more believe their perspiration to be a problem.

I've been using the Certain Dri® Solid Anti-Perspirant for over a week now.  Even though I have not been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis, I still need a tough anti-perspirant and this definitely did the trick.  I tried Dove's prior to Certain Dri® and it didn't work as well as Certain Dri®.

I would recommend Certain Dri® if you require a tougher than normal anti-perspirant.  I did not have any allergic reactions or sensivity issues either.

Certain Dri® is available at any mass market retail, supermarkets and drug stores or can be purchased online at http://www.certaindri.com/.

The complete line, very reasonably priced, includes:
  • Certain Dri® Anti-Perspirant Roll-on
  • NEW! Certain Dri® Solid Anti-Perspirant 
  • Certain Dri® A.M. Underarm RefresherTM
Join Certain Dri on Facebook!

Celebrity Stylist, Lauri Eisenberg, Offers Her No-Sweat Fashion Tips So Excessive Perspiration Doesn’t Control Your Wardrobe HERE.





FLORASTOR® FOR AND FLORASTOR® FOR KIDS

Did you know that there are billions of microbiota inside the intestines that keep the digestive system working properly? An upset in the balance of these microbiota, or flora, can cause intestinal problems, including diarrhea and abdominal discomfort, which can range from moderate to severe.

Florastor® is a clinically-tested, natural, yeast-based probiotic that aids in the growth of good microbiota in the intestines, while destroying and removing pathogenic (bad or disease-causing) microbiota to help maintain or restore optimal intestinal health.

Florastor has been named to the list of Approved Quality Products on ConsumerLab.com, the leading provider of independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness and nutrition products. Previously available on a limited basis, Florastor is now available throughout the United States at many retail outlets.

The ingredients in Florastor are Saccharomyces boulardii lyo 250mg (yeast)(equivalent to 5 billion live cells).  These live cells are derived in a patented process from live, freeze-dried, yeast cells.

The ingredients used in Florastor have been involved in clinical testing for more than 50 years.  Children's Florastor states it can be given to children ages two months and up.   It's available in powder format to easily mix in other food, drinks and formula.

The information for Florastor for children include:

Florastor and Florastor Kids can be used to help prevent and manage:

  • Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD)
  • Traveler’s diarrhea
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff, which is a severe, possibly fatal infection of the colon that can occur after healthful intestinal flora are wiped out by the use of strong antibiotics, allowing a pathogenic bacteria to thrive; currently being seen more often, as C. diff is on the rise)
  • Chronic inflammatory intestinal conditions (such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Acute diarrhea, such as that from Salmonella or E. coli (food poisoning)


I did not know that Florastor has been sold internationally for over 50 years and is touted as the #1 seller of probiotics worldwide.  Florastor for kids has been available since 2005 on a limited basis in the US and regular Florastor since 2003.  Both are now available at pharmacies and numerous retail outlets as well as online at http://www.florastor.com/.

To read about any of the 45 clinical studies on Florastor, click here.

I've been using Florastor for a week and have not had any adverse events or ill effects from it.  I plan on continuing to use it to promote good health.





SOFTLIPS® PURE LIP CONDITIONERS

If you never heard of SoftLips, you are missing out!  These are the best things next to chocolate.  Well, not quite but close!  I love these lip balms as they are packaged to look more sophisticated and come in so many great flavors.  When I received these in the mail to review, my oldest was beyond excited as these were her favorites I quickly learned as she grabbed nearly all of them for herself.  I did have to retrive some to her chagrin.

What you may not know about Softlips® PURE is they are organic lip conditioners designed with skin-conditioning ingredients to help keep lips soft, supple and healthy. Available in several flavors, Softlips® PURE is USDA-certified organic and 100% natural. The premium, organic ingredients provide a silky-smooth, eco-friendly lip conditioner for softer, healthier lips. The product line also contains no animal by-products and is not tested on animals.

For those that prefer organic products that are not tested on animals, you will want these!

Softlips® PURE launched pomegranate and honeydew flavors in 2008 and this year, they added peppermint, acai berry, papaya and chai tea. 





What I liked most about Softlips® PURE, is the feel.  It does not leave a heavy, waxy build up.  It feels very natural and it tastes great.  The small size allows you to easily place it in your pocket or purse. 

They are very reasonably priced and you can't just have one!  My personal favorite was Sugar and Spice.

Join Softlips® on Facebook for news, giveaways and tips!

Interested more in a sunblock? 

Softlips® SPF 20 Conditioning Lip Balm is also available in brand new flavors for 2009:  New Mint with a hint of Vanilla, Wildberry and Limited Edition Seasonal Flavors.


Softlips® has Year Round Flavors, Limited Edition Summer Flavors and Limited Edition Winter Flavors.  Go to http://www.softlips.com/ for the latest information and news!





LIPO-FLAVONOID® PLUS FOR TINNITUS/MENIER'S SYNDROME SUFFERERS


I have to admit that I've never heard of Tinnitus or Menier's Syndrome so when I received this information, I cannot provide a personal review but can relay the information in case there are some sufferers of this syndrome so they know of an available treatment option.

Meniere’s Syndrome is usually characterized by four symptoms:
  • Episodes of vertigo or dizziness 
  • Fluctuating, progressive, low-frequency hearing loss 
  • Tinnitus ("ringing" in the ears) 
  • A sensation of fullness or pressure in the ear
The inner ear is designed with a series of canals. “These canals separate important fluids, like endolymph and perilymph, and keep them from mixing,” explains Andrew Cheng, M.D., an ear, nose and throat physician in New York City and ear health advisor for Lipo-Flavonoid®, a clinically-proven, dietary supplement that has shown promising relief for tinnitus sufferers. “However, when these fluids do mix, as would occur if there is a rupture in these canals, the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear stiffen, or they can become bent or broken.”

These tiny hair cells play a major role in hearing and maintaining balance. “When they're healthy, these hair cells move in relation to the pressure of sound waves that come into the ear,” explains Dr. Cheng. “The movement triggers a message to the brain to interpret these signals as sound.”

Once the hair cell’s flexibility is reduced, an individual can hear ringing, lose hearing and experience loss of balance (vertigo). When these delicate hair cells are compromised, they move randomly in a constant state of irritation. “They will then send electrical impulses to the brain even if there is no actual sound wave present, which is interpreted as noise, even when there is no noise stimulus present externally,” Dr. Cheng adds. “This creates a ringing, whooshing or buzzing sound in the ear.”

Right now, no one is completely sure how a canal rupture occurs, however, damage to the hair cells and canals of the inner ear can be caused by:
  • Age-related hearing loss: This process, called presbycusis, usually begins around age 60. 
  • Trauma: Often a result of excessive exposure to loud noise over a long period of time or even one exposure. Occupational exposure, chain saws and other loud machinery, loud music and weapons (e.g., gun shots) are common sources of noise-related hearing loss. 
  • Wax build-up
  • Ear/sinus infections 
  • Cardiovascular disease
LIPO-FLAVONOID® is for adults and children 12 years or older.  Take one caplet three times a day, preferably with a meal, as a dietary supplement or as recommended by a healthcare professional.  Read the entire bottle instructions before taking.

LIPO-FLAVONOID® contains the B complex group of vitamins in a base of lipotropic agents choline, inositiol and pantothenic acid, plus vitamin C and bioflavonids.  It is available through mass market retail and drug stores as well as http://www.lipoflavonoid.com/.

For more information, click here to go to http://www.lipoflavonoid/.






Provides Pain Relief for Urinary Tract Infections Plus Antibacterial that Helps Prevent Progression of Infection While Waiting to See a Doctor;

Cystex® Survey Reports 20% of Women with UTIs Typically Wait Three Days or More to Seek Medical Attention

Did you know that a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic showed that half of all women will develop a urinary tract infection (UTI) during their lifetime?  That's a staggering number and a very painful infection to have to wait to see a doctor for.  Although I've been blessed with not having to endure an UTI, yet, my mother has and I've heard how painful these infections can be. 

The great news is that Cystex® is over the counter and is designed to help ease the pain and discomfort of UTIs.   It is the only OTC UTI medication available with an antibacterial agent that helps to contain the progression of the infection.

The easy to swallow tablets have a dual action formula.  One to help numb the pain and burning sensation with an analgesic and another that contains a urinary antiseptic methenamine that helps to control the infection until you can see a doctor.

Cystex® is for adults and children over the age of 12 years of age.  It is recommended to take with a full glass of water.  Read the package insert for all directions.

Cystex® is available at drug stores nationwide or online at http://www.cystex.com/.

* I did not personally try Cystex®

Visit Cystex® “Ladies Room” blog at http://blog.dsehealthcare.com/cystex/ for more information.






CHARCOCAPS® HOMEOPATHIC ANTIGAS FORMULA

I have not been able to try CHARCOCAPS® so I'm only providing information available to me.  I did find out that the average person passes gas about 14 times a day.  If you are one of those people, according to a recent study by Harris Interactive for CharcoCaps® Homeopathic AntiGas Formula, 72 percent of adults indicated that they’ve passed gas in public and/or in front of someone else. 

The active ingredients in CharcoCaps Homeopathic AntiGas Formula include carbo vegetablis for abdominal stress and intestinal gas; lycopodium clavatum for abdominal pain, bloated abdomen and trapped gas; cinchora officinalis for stomach cramps, bloated abdomen and flatulence; and sulphur for abdominal pains, bloating and flatulence.

If you are needing immediate relief, CgarcoCaps provides fast, natural relief of intestinal gas pain, pressure, cramping and bloating. This over-the-counter activated charcoal brand stimulates and supports the body’s own defenses against intestinal gas and comes in easy-to-swallow capsules. While most anti-gas products have simethicone, a surfactant, which breaks up bubbles, activated charcoal serves to adsorb the volume of gas.

CharcoCaps is made with pure activated charcoal (carbon) that has been treated with steam to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms. These tiny pores can then adsorb odorous substances from gases or liquids. When it adsorbs, it attaches to it by physical attraction. The huge surface area of activated charcoal gives it countless bonding sites. When certain chemicals pass next to the carbon surface, they attach to the surface and are trapped. Your body’s gas molecules are concentrated onto the surface of activated charcoal to reduce frequency and odor. It might sound bizarre, but it’s true that a spoonful of activated carbon has the same surface area as a football field.

You can purchase Charcocaps at any mass market retailer, drug store and supermarkets.

THE GIVEAWAY!


One winner will receive a pack of the products (Certain Dri, SoftLips Lip Conditioners, CharcoCaps, Florastor, Lipo-Flavonoid, Cystex) above!

To Enter:


Leave a comment and follow my blog.


Extra Entries:


  1. Follow me on Twitter
  2. Go to each of the links above to each product webpage and leave a comment on what you learned.  You can leave one comment per product on what you learn for each extra entry.
  3. Join Certain Dri on Facebook.
  4. Join SoftLips on Facebook.
Giveaway ends November 1, 2009 at midnight.

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1stopmom said...

This sounds like a great giveaway. What a way to get healthy.
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TX_Jen34 said...

I'd like to give all of these a try!

TX_Jen34 said...

I follow on twitter.
TX_Jen1634

TX_Jen34 said...

Fan of softlips on facebook.

TX_Jen34 said...

fan of certain dri on facebook.

Anonymous said...

great giveaway.have used cystex before and it works annjoyce41@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

winter coming the lip conditioners will be nice to win
shirley60us@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

soft lips has great flavors.
anndancer3@yahoo.com

barbara said...

Very interesting - a month ago, I sat down to the computer, and suddenly I couldn't hear out of one ear. I've been to two ENT's and am waiting for an appointment with an ear specialist, but a lot of people are telling me I might have Meniere's Disease. I'll have to look into LIPO-FLAVONOID® PLUS. Anything is better than trying to live without sodium like I am now!

barbara said...

I am a facebook fan of softlips

barbara said...

I'm a facebook fan of Certain Dri - barbarawr

barbara said...

I follow you on twitter - bsw529

clynsg said...

I already follow. Could use a couple of the above products, and some family members could use others, so they would be nice to win.

Nickolay said...

I already am a follower

Nickolay

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Anonymous said...

O see my daughter has already found this site and wrote about her ear problems. THAT is why I'M entering too. It was very interesting reading what you say about Meniere's disease because all those symptoms fit her to a Tee.

May Schultz
may041827@yahoo.com

mail4rosey said...

I have been really wanting to try the SoftLips.

Thank you.
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Kiara said...

I would love to win this!
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- Marybeth I. said...

great giveaway. Pls. enter me.

tiacarter said...

i hope i win

fancygrlnancy said...

I follow
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Kimberly said...

I follow your blog. I love Softlips. :)

Katie said...

What a great mix of things! I follow your blog too

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Katie said...

What I learned about charcocaps: The use of activated charcoal dates back centuries ago as a natural internal detoxifier and was commonly used to help cleanse the body of unwanted material and assist with the healing process of the body.

Katie said...

I learned that CYSTEX can be used to prevent urinary tract infections too. :)

ktfereva22@aol.com

pixie13 said...

Great mix of products! Would love to win this as I know a couple of people who could use a few of these things! I'm a follower. Thanks!

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Amy said...

I follow your blog - and what a great giveaway

Amy said...

I follow you on twitter @artemis432

Amy said...

fan of soft lips on facebook - amy leigh

Amy said...

fan of certaindry on facebook

erma said...

I am a follower.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

yellowlabs said...

I'd love to try these products. I follow your blog.

Meet the Browns said...

I follow you! These products are perfect for our Florida winters--deodorant for the heat and lip balm for the sudden lack in humidity!

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

Pamela S said...

Great bunch of items. I'm especially excited about the lipo flavonoid since I have tinnitus and I've heard this helps a lot!!

Already a follower on GFC.

Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Lisa said...

I follow your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

mom2anutball said...

Thanks for the chance, I'm very excited over the softlips! I follow your blog! mom2anutball

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mom2anutball said...

I follow you on twitter! mom2anutball

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mom2anutball said...

I'm a fan of softlips on facebook! Sheila H.

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idahomom said...

These are some awesome prizes. I am following.

Katie said...

I follow you on twitter! (ktfereva22)


ktfereva22@aol.com

Amanda said...

This is a great giveaway!

Amanda said...

I am following on Twitter

Amanda said...

I am a fan of Certain Dri on Facebook
amanda_hinkson@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I am a fan of Softlips on Facebook
amanda_hinkson@yahoo.com

amyd said...

This looks like excellent things to try!
I subscribe by email

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Jaydensgrandma said...

I follow ur blog
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Anonymous said...

I would love to try all of these products.

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charity/ccboobooy said...

Follower. These are some great products. Thanks


charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

charity/ccboobooy said...

Certain Dri® is colorless, fragrance free and has been categorized as safe and effective in the ongoing review of non-prescription drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

charity/ccboobooy said...

Florastor is a probiotic made of live freeze dried yeast cells of the species Saccharomyces boulardii lyo. The cells are put into capsules and sealed. Each capsule of Florastor has 250 mg of Saccharomyces boulardii lyo in it.


charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

charity/ccboobooy said...

Soft Lips protectants provide an SPF protection of 20. The tinted lip conditioners provide an SPF of 15.


charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

charity/ccboobooy said...

Besides promoting general health, Lipo-Flavonoid® helps maintain inner ear health and this makes you less susceptible to tinnitus and/or reduces the intensity of the ear ringing.

charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

charity/ccboobooy said...

Cystex® Urinary Pain Relief Tablets is available at drug stores nationwide and via online retailers.


charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

charity/ccboobooy said...

The activated charcoal/carbo vegetabilis in CharcoCaps is commonly used by people suffering from gas discomfort, pressure and bloating, since it serves to adsorb the gas, reducing both the gas and its smell.


charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

charity/ccboobooy said...

fan of Certain Dri on Facebook.

charity/ccboobooy


charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

charity/ccboobooy said...

Fan of SoftLips on Facebook.

charity/ccboobooy


charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following your Blog!

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following you on Twitter. My twitter name is @ThriftyJinxy

Susan said...

I'm a follower.

This sounds like a fun giveaway! I appreciate your honesty!!

kerri69 said...

That cystex is great when i had a bladder infection thanks for the giveaway

Hotsnotty2 said...

Wonderful giveaway, great products! I'm following your blog, thanks for the chance!

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Jennifer said...

I follow your blog. Thanks for the giveaway, these products sound great!

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Nancy S. said...

This is an interesting selection of products that I'd like to try.
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Nancy S. said...

I follow you on twitter - ncschools.
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Nancy S. said...

I learned from Certain Dri that drinking caffeine or eating garlic or onions can affect your body odor.
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lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

lilyk said...

I joined Certain Dri on Facebook.

lilyk said...

I joined SoftLips on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

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Thanks, See Ya Around.

Anonymous said...

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Thank You, See You Around.