derma ederma e Natural Bodycare redesigned its Hand & Body Moisture Therapy lotions, which deliver essential vitamins, antioxidants and botanicals to help leave skin rehydrated, nourished and glowing. Now with new names and packaging, these formulas have a greater shelf presence. The soft, creamy lotions absorb effectively, deliver nutrients and leave skin moisturized.

Good for You GirlsGood For You Girls expanded its tween skincare line with a Gel Cleanser (SRP $13.99) enriched with chamomile, green tea and vitamin E; Blemish Wash (SRP: $14.99) with jojoba beads, fruit enzymes and meadowsweet extract; Purifying Toner (SRP: $13.99) with hazel, organic aloe vera gel and meadowsweet extract;  Moisturizer (SRP $18.99) with aloe vera, green tea and chamomile; and Skincare Kit (SRP: $24.99) with a gel clea

US FarmsUS Farms, Inc. has introduced the US Farms Aloe Vera Gel to complement its recently launched US Farms Original Aloe Vera Juice. The new US Farms Aloe Vera Gel is sold in 8-oz. tubes and is intended for sunburns, hair gel, shaving gel, burns, rashes, cuts, scrapes, itches and more.
SRP: $9.95

Prince of PeaceTiger Balm Neck & Shoulder Rub (TBNSR) is new from Prince of Peace Enterprises, Inc. This product is intended to relieve tightness and pain in the neck and shoulder areas caused by computer usage. TBNSR is based on Tiger Balm’s pain-relieving formula, and lavender has been added for an aromatherapy effect of relaxation.

Skin Care for AthletesTri-Body Freshening Spray from Skin Care For Athletes is an after-shower body spray designed to nourish the skin with aloe vera gel blended with organic shea nut. The spray offers protection against harmful UV rays and softens rough spots such as the elbows, knees and feet. The company also offers Muscle Rescue Blend spray and an unscented freshening spray.
SRP: $18.00 per 4-oz. bottle.

WillowPads introduces a line of reusable feminine pads made from organic cotton flannel. The pads are gentle on the environment and skin because they do not contain any plastic. Available in natural and black;
WillowPads natural are undyed and unbleached and WillowPads black contains low-impact dye.
www.willowpads.com
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, September 2009
 

Banishing Teen Angst about Nutrition

It might be easier to predict the movement of the stock market than to anticipate the moods of teenagers. In a matter of an afternoon, their characters may change from silly to sullen, from needing a hug to wanting solitude. But, one thing is for sure. Their growing bodies desperately need great nutrition.

O-mazing Omegas

Did you know that omega-3 deficiency can be deadlier than eating too much trans-fats? Last month’s Research News section offered this interesting finding from the Harvard School of Public Health, in which researchers found that getting too few dietary omega-3s accounted for 72,000–96,000 preventable deaths in the United States in 2005 (see August issue, page 10).

Man running on beach

Muhammad Ali once said, “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision.” I might be bold enough to add good nutrition to that list.