Archive for November, 2012

Aches and Pain Salve for DOMS

November 28th, 2012

Have you ever had some muscle soreness and wondered why, then the next day you realize you may have worked out too had at the gym. this phenomenon is called DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness. It’s most frequently felt when you begin a new exercise program, change your routine or increase the intensity of your workouts. This is simply your body’s natural response to exertion.

DOMS is the result of microscopic tearing of your muscle fibers. The amount of tearing depends on the length and intensity of your exercise workout, and can be from any kind of sport, activity or motion. The reality is that eccentric muscle contractions seem to cause the soreness. You get this doing motions like running downhill, lowering weights (e.g. bicep curl), or the downward motion of squats. Muscles forcefully contract while they are lengthening. while your body repairs these tears, new fibers grow and build on the existing tissues – which is what causes muscle growth.

You can either wait out the pain, which may go away on its own in 3 to 7 days, or use a salve. Research has shown that a sports massage can help soreness and swelling. Massage will aid in circulation which can reduces swelling. This, along with some gentle stretching may provide temporary relief. Yoga can also reduce DOMS. Ibuprofen, or naproxen sodium also helps reduce the pain.

But, one more way to ease the discomfort of delayed onset muscle soreness is the use of an aches and pain salve. Herbalix makes the best one… and this salve is applied topically by rubbing it over the area of soreness. You can apply Herbalix Aches and Pains Smart Salve multiple times to relieve your pain and discomfort.

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Herbalix Nighttime Detox Deodorant and Metal Detoxificaiton

November 14th, 2012

Metal detoxification in the human body is big news lately – among dentists due to the silver fillings in your mouth, also known as amalgams.

Dental amalgams can contain up to 50 percent mercury and other heavy metals. Today’s research indicates that exposure to toxic mercury from these fillings can be bad for our health. These fillings can leach into the brain causing distressing symptoms both mentally and physically.

Heavy metal toxicity has been tied to diseases from brain disease to breast and prostate cancer with symptoms that can include brain fog or memory problems, headaches, fatigue, mood disorders, joint pain, muscle pain, constipation, digestive issues, hormone imbalances and blood pressure concerns.

In today’s environment, we are exposed to many sources of heavy metals in environmental contaminants including dental amalgams, but also pesticides, cosmetics, vaccinations with mercury and aluminum based preservatives, and even fish.

Herbalix has been doing research on aluminum exposure and toxicity for years, and it is why the company came up with its Herbalix aluminum-free cleansing deodorant products that help remove the aluminum accumulation resulting from the use of antiperspirants and other sources. Recommended by health care professionals, Herbalix provides organic and natural alternatives to chemical and environmental irritants found in most personal care products.

The Herbalix Nighttime Cleansing Detox Deodorant is used nightly for 30 nights, then as needed to help control accumulation. There are a lot of people who believe it is best to make the switch to non-aluminum deodorants. Aside from the irritation they can cause skin daily, the preservatives and chemicals used in most popular brands of antiperspirants and deodorants have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, kidney failure and even cancer. And also be very careful because some “natural” deodorants claim to be natural, but upon closer look usually reveal that they have aluminum, alums or other bad ingredients. These brands may just not be as toxic as the more well known, bigger brands.

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