Orange Essential Oil

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All homes should have a bottle or two of Orange essential oil. It’s a great value and has so many uses. Allow Orange

to elevate your mood and reduce stress with its calming properties by diffusing at home or even at work. It can help alleviate anxiety while opening up your sacral chakra influencing personal creativity and artistic expression.
Orange is a favorite for cleaning because of its ability to lift grease and sticky messes on the surfaces around your home. Elevate your cleaning experience by adding this powerhouse to any of your homemade cleaning remedies and enjoy its aromatherapy benefits as well.

Orange is also reputed to be very soothing to the skin, especially blemish-prone skin, helping to prevent sebum buildup.  Add a few drops to your sea buckthorn serum for a vitamin C boost leaving your skin looking bright. Citrus oils are considered phototoxic, so we recommend that you avoid exposure to the sun for 12 hours after using Orange topically and always wear an SPF to protect your skin.

Did you know Orange essential oil has traditionally been used to promote healthy hair and help increase hair volume and growth by increasing blood flow? Try adding some to your favorite shampoo or conditioner.

Why Hemp is the SUPER Food You Need


Sometimes it’s the small changes that can make the biggest impact. Instead of feeling like you need to cut things out of your diet, trying thinking of all the delicious and nutrient-dense things you can add in. One of the easiest ways to add more nutrients to your favourite foods, is to sprinkle on some Hemp Hearts!

If you’ve never heard of Hemp Hearts before, they’re shelled hemp seeds that are harvested from hemp plants. Although hemp is a species of the cannabis sativa plant, hemp is not the same as marijuana. Hemp foods contain less than 0.001% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and will not cause a psychoactive effect or a false-positive drug test.

So, what makes Hemp Hearts so super? Here are a few reasons! 

  • They’re packed with 10 grams of plant-based protein per serving so they’re perfect for sprinkling on any meal that you want to add a boost of protein to.
  • Hemp Hearts have 12 grams of omegas 3 and 6 per serving making them a tasty way to get in those healthy fats without having to take a supplement like fish oil.
  • They have a delicious nutty taste, like a sunflower seed or pine nut, and their flavour goes great with any food making them super versatile!
  • Plus, if that wasn’t enough, Hemp Hearts also contain magnesium, fiber, iron, zinc, phosphorous, and more!

You can make your yogurt super by stirring in Hemp Hearts, give your smoothie a super boost by blending in Hemp Hearts, or even make a super salad by sprinkling Hemp Hearts on top.

Manitoba Harvest has been in the hemp game for over 20 years and they’re the largest manufacturer to make and sell their own line of delicious hemp food products. Manitoba Harvest is also a certified B-Corp and all their products are Non-GMO Project Verified.

Besides just Hemp Hearts, Manitoba Harvest also has a variety of other hemp food products including Hemp Yeah! Plant Protein Blends, Hemp Oil, and Hemp Protein Powders.

Spring Cleaning? What about a Spring Cleanse?

tw-cleanse-grp.jpgIf you’re feeling backed-up, bloated, sluggish, or just not quite like yourself, it may be time to refresh your body from the inside out with a total-body internal cleanse. Did you know toxins are all around us? They live in the environment, in processed foods and even in your own digestive tract. While your body was built to handle toxins, today’s world can put a lot of stress on you.

Herbal Cleansing & Detox Made Easy

A simple and convenient way to cleanse internally is with a total-body herbal cleanse and detox kit. The kits are simple to use and should not interfere with your daily routine. Internal cleanse and detox kits, such as those offered by Renew Life®, promote regularity and work in harmony with your body’s natural detoxification process—helping you feel lighter, brighter and more energized to take on the day.*

If you’re a first-time cleanser, or just prefer a gentle cleanse, you may benefit from a cleansing formula made with whole herbs.* Renew Life’s Total Body Cleanse is an easy 2-week, 3-part cleansing program made with organic herbs and fiber to give you a more gentle cleansing experience.* It supports the elimination of waste and toxins and promotes regularity.*

Experienced cleansers, or those with occasional constipation, may prefer an advanced cleanse. Many of these formulas include concentrated herbal extracts to help restore regularity and support elimination of waste and toxins.* Some good choices from Renew Life are Cleanse Smart™, an award-winning 30-day program or Rapid Cleanse, an advanced, fast, one-week cleanse. If you prefer cleansing during the weekend, our popular 3-Day Cleanse is an advanced herbal cleansing formula that takes only 3 days and is currently the nation’s #1 selling cleanse!

From gentle to more advanced cleanses, to those targeted to specific needs or timeframes, Renew Life offers cleanses that suit a variety of needs.* Whether you want to support total-body cleansing, liver detoxification, microbial balance, yeast balance or colon cleansing—our quality, formulas can help you reset your body and refresh your life.*

For more than two decades, Renew Life has been empowering people to elevate their quality of life through better digestive health. Renew Life digestive care supplements are formulated with quality ingredients and are guaranteed for quality, purity and potency through expiration.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

DHA: A clever way to support your brain

By Gretchen Vannice, MS, RDN

By now we all know that Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients needed throughout life, with adequate intake having a significant impact on overall health and wellness. As one of the most clinically researched nutrients in the world, scientists have been painting a picture of exactly how omega-3s benefit our bodies for quite some time, all the way down to each individual cell.

While both EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from fish and fish oil play a role in overall brain health, continued research in DHA in particular is revealing some significant insight into brain function over a lifetime.

The human brain needs DHA, beginning with normal infant development all the way up through adulthood.1 One of the reasons is that DHA is a part of healthy brain cell membranes, the outer layer of the cell. In fact, it’s the primary structural omega-3 in the brain, constituting up to 15% of the fat in the brain and 97% of the omega-3s there, making it an integral component of maintenance and function.

Beyond that, studies are now showing that DHA is also integral to the workings of the brain. Supplementing with DHA has been shown to improve learning and mental functioning at any age. Among middle-aged adults, higher DHA levels are associated with better reasoning and problem-solving skills. Healthy DHA levels are even associated with better brain health in seniors, while low DHA levels are linked with decline. 2,3,4,5,6,7

Maintaining our cognitive abilities as we age improves personal relationships, productivity, and quality of life, with research like this suggesting that DHA may be one of our best tools to do so.

Perhaps the most important fact to know about DHA is that, while it is essential to our bodies, we can’t produce it, so we must consume it as part of our diet, and most Americans are not consuming enough for optimal health. At least now, we have a foundation of research to point us toward making simple, smart diet and supplementation choices that could have a meaningful impact on our brain health, and our lives.

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Natural Cold Season Solutions

NaturesWayGroupAs the winter season approaches, get prepared with these natural remedies from Nature’s Way®. Sambucus Black Elderberry is a great preventative option that has been shown to boost the immune system and increase your body’s defenses. It can also help relieve cold and flu symptoms. Umcka is an effective natural alternative to cold care that is clinically-proven to shorten the duration and reduce the severity of the common cold as well as nasal, throat, and bronchial irritations. These effective therapeutic options are also gluten-free, kosher, vegetarian, and safe for the entire family!

 Sambucus—the #1 Selling Black Elderberry Brand

For centuries, the dark berries of European black elder, Sambucus nigra L., have been traditionally used as a winter remedy. Nature’s Way® Sambucus Black Elderberry products are made from a unique cultivar of black elderberries that has a higher level of naturally-occurring flavonoids. Each product contains full-spectrum black elderberry extract standardized to anthocyanins, which are potent flavonoid BioActives®. Also, each batch of Nature’s Way® Sambucus is meticulously tested for activity and bioavailability within the body—guaranteeing potency and effectiveness. Sambucus is available in a wide variety of formulas for adults and kids, including great tasting syrups, organic syrups, zinc lozenges, gummies, drops, fizzy drink mixes, softgels, and a water enhancer.

 Umcka ColdCare

As cold season approaches, a clinically proven option for the entire family is the Umcka root extract from a member of the geranium family known as Pelargonium sidoides. Umcka has been extensively studied in well-designed clinical trials of over 4,000 adults and children. It has been found to successfully and safely treat not only the common cold, but also shorten the

severity and duration of other respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis, sinusitis, and tonsillitis.1 Due to its multi-action approach to treating viral upper respiratory tract infections, this unique, natural remedy actually reduces symptoms instead of merely masking them.

An independent review of this study by physicians writing for the Journal of Family Practice concluded, “In the final analysis, we think that these findings justify recommending this to our patients.”3 They also add, “Our conclusion is that patients should be advised to purchase the medication to have on hand at home at the start of the cold season.” Multiple studies have also shown Umcka can decrease the severity and duration of acute bronchitis in adults and children.4, 5 Pelargonium sidoides root extract has been proven to be extremely safe in both adults as well as children 6 years of age and older. Children under 6 years of age should consult a physician. Be ready for this year’s cold season with these safe and effective natural remedies. Sambucus Black Elderberry products can help you boost your immune system and regulate immune response, thus helping your body defend against illness. But, if you still find yourself succumbing to a cold weather-related illness, you can feel better and recover quicker with Umcka ColdCare. This year, prepare your immune system and get back to your life faster with these natural solutions from Nature’s Way®!

†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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The Future is Now. What are Regenerative Injections?

FINAL-LOGO-01The latest technology in Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) is now offered right here in Central New York! Regenerative injections broadly deal with the use of biologic materials to enhance the body’s own repair mechanisms to help heal previously non-repairable tissues.

Regenerative injections, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow stem cell injections, are performed at Regenerative Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine by Renée S. Melfi, M.D. She is a physician that specializes in nonsurgical spine treatments, orthopedic medicine and function, and has been giving specialized injections since 2002. Dr. Melfi is also certified in Integrative Medicine and Acupuncture. She also offers suggestions to enhance your results with recommendations concerning proper nutrition and supplementation.

 Regenerative Injection Therapy for Tendons, Ligaments, Muscles & Spine Conditions

Regenerative injection treatments offer a viable alternative for individuals considering orthopedic surgery or joint replacement due to arthritis or injury. The goal of these non-surgical procedures is to help heal the source of pain, not to simply just mask it.

 What Conditions can Benefit from Regenerative Injections?

  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Spinal Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain/Arthritis
  • Sport Injuries
  • Tendon & Ligament Injuries/Tears
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Regenerative Aesthetic Injections:

Vampire Facelift®

First, hyaluronic acid fillers are injected to create a more beautiful shape. Then, platelet growth factors from the patient’s blood are injected into the face to grow new tissue.

Vampire Facial®

A micro-needling device is used to create multiple micro-punctures, both driving the isolated platelet growth factors into the skin and creating stimulus to tighten and rejuvenate the collagen in the face. Then, the platelet growth factors are painted onto the micro-punctures so that the growth factors soak into the tissue for further stimulation, which will also help tighten and rejuvenate your skin.

Vampire Breast Lift®

When injected into the breast, the platelet growth factors become activated to grow new tissue. This new tissue includes new collagen, new fatty tissue for smoothness, and new blood vessels for a healthy glow.

Vampire Hair Re-Growth®

When injected into the scalp, platelets become activated to help treat thinning or receding hair.

Regenerative Sexual Health Injections:


Platelet growth factors are injected into the clitoris and the upper vagina to rejuvenate vaginal tissue and enhance sexual response. This procedure has also been found to help with mild stress-related incontinence.

Priapus Shot®

Platelet growth factors are injected into specific areas of the penis to help with the enhancement of erection, sensitivity, and size.

What sets Regenerative Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine apart from others?

  • The use of image guidance with x-ray or ultrasound to ensure precise needle placement
  • Fellowship training in spine & orthopedic medicine
  • Integration of cutting-edge research & holistic medicine
  • Personalized care in a small office setting

Call 315-701-4000 or visit today for more information or to schedule your appointment. Experience the premier location for Regenerative Injection Therapy in Central New York at Regenerative Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine!

The Beauty Benefits of CannaCell® Botanical Skin Care

CannaCell_SkincareDiscover your pure, natural beauty with Andalou Naturals’ CannaCell® botanical skin care! This line is formulated with superpowered antioxidants cultivated from hemp stem cells, nourishing organic hemp seed oil, and pure plant essential oils for a complexion that glows. Made with bioavailable vegan ingredients to be gentle and effective for all skin types, CannaCell® offers a daily dose of indulgent self-care that is lovingly formulated from nature’s most perfect ingredients for natural beauty and well-being.

CannaCell®  Botanical Skin Care

These full range, first-to-market hemp stem cell formulas includes: a Cleansing Foam, Hydrating Toner, X.Foliate Scrub, Glow Mask, D.Tox Mask, Facial Serum, Beauty Oil, Pressed Serum, D.Puff Eye Cream, Happy Day Cream, Sun Buddy SPF 30, and Dreamy Night Cream. The CannaCell® line, as with all Andalou Naturals targeted skin care routines, is a system of products and ingredients developed to work together harmoniously for noticeable results.

CannaCell® Hair & Body Care

The CannaCell® hair and body care products are also infused with proprietary hemp stem cells, along with nourishing organic hemp seed oil, and pure plant essential oils to promote healthy hair and skin.

For hair that needs peace, love, and hydration, CannaCell® hair care will invigorate, nourish, and fortify your hair for a healthy, brilliant shine. Choose from: Flower Power, Moisture Hit, and Daily Dose shampoos and conditioners.

Restore moisture and harmony to your skin and spirit with CannaCell® body care products. A trio of soothing, balancing shower gels and body lotions in three uplifting scents for softer skin and a happy day—Chamomile + Myrtle Leaf, Rosemary + Lemon Balm, and Patchouli + Basil Mint.

Hemp Stem Cells

CannaCell® is superpowered Cannabis Sativa antioxidants cultivated from hemp stem cells. These proprietary CannaCell® Hemp Stem Cells are naturally-occurring phytocannabinoids extracted from the mature stalk of the hemp plant. Superpowered antioxidants help counteract free radicals, oxidative damage, sun exposure, pollution, and premature aging. All Andalou Naturals CannaCell® products are vegan, non-GMO, and THC-free.

 Andalou Naturals—Beauty is YOU!

The origin of Andalou is the ‘Path of Light’ and best reflects their vision to foster good things in the world and enrich the lives they touch, one responsible product at a time. Their natural skin, body, and hair care lines are formulated with better for you ingredients and Fruit Stem Cell Science to give you the best that nature has to offer!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Iron Deficiency: Cause and Effect.


Iron is a mineral that is vital to our health and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), it’s the most common nutrient deficiency in the world—affecting over two BILLION people! Iron is best known for its role in maintaining healthy blood. It forms the basis of the protein hemoglobin, which is found in the blood and is in charge of carrying oxygen from our lungs to all the other tissues of the body. That’s a big job! In fact, over 60% of the iron in our bodies is found in hemoglobin.

When there isn’t enough iron in the body, our ability to create normal red blood cells declines and our oxygen-carrying army of red blood cells doesn’t have enough soldiers to perform the mission optimally. This means less oxygen to the muscles, which can lead to fatigue, feelings of weakness, and a tendency to get colder faster. Yikes!

Blood Builder: Not “Just” an Iron Supplement.

MegaFood’s Blood Builder, by the most basic definition, is an iron-support supplement that naturally combats fatigue and helps improve energy levels.* Yet, Blood Builder is more than just an iron-support product. It was truly designed to build the blood and help maintain healthy red blood cells.* Just like all other nutrients, iron doesn’t work in a vacuum and it’s not the only nutrient to consider when we talk about the health of our blood.

Here are Some of Iron’s Helpers:

  • Vitamin C helps aid the absorption of iron; making sure your iron supplement also contains vitamin C is important!*
  • Folate is another partner-nutrient to consider. Folate is involved in the production of healthy red blood cells and low folate levels can lead to less-than-optimal red blood cell levels.
  • The same can be said for vitamin B12 which is vital for the function of our red and white blood cells.*

You’ll find all of these in Blood Builder and that’s a lot of support packed into a little tablet!

Who Should be Taking Blood Builder?

Before you rush to Natur-Tyme to grab all the Blood Builder off the shelf, here are some parting thoughts to consider:

  • Women in their reproductive years have greater iron needs than those that no longer experience a monthly cycle—if you’re menstruating, you’re more likely to need supplemental iron.
  • Men should not supplement with iron unless directed to do so by their healthcare practitioner.
  • Ask to have your iron levels checked at your next doctor check-in. Consider iron supplementation if your levels are less than optimal.
  • Those following a vegetarian or vegan diet tend to get less dietary iron and may want to consider supplementation.
  • Iron toxicity is a real thing, so when in doubt, talk to your doctor and have your levels checked!

Blood Builder has long been one of MegaFood’s most popular products, remaining largely unchanged since its first introduction in the 80s!

Not all Supplements are Created Equal.

If you’ve ever taken iron supplements before, you’re likely aware of the all-too-common and rather unpleasant side effects. Things like stomach upset and constipation can make it understandably hard to stick to iron-support. What makes Blood Builder unique is the formulation of the product:

Blood Builder delivers iron in nutritional yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, if you want to get specific!). That means it’s delivered with essential amino acids, carbohydrates, and proteins that iron would naturally be found with in plants—it’s never alone! This makes it easier for the body to digest (no more upset!) and more-effectively utilized by the body.

If you’re in need of iron support, but have been burned in past attempts, try Blood Builder! Ultimately, you won’t have the negative side effects you would with other iron support supplements and you will feel the difference.  If building your blood without missing a beat sounds up your alley, visit Natur-Tyme to find out what makes the iron in Blood Builder so special!


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Discover Your Zest for Life!

naturesplusNature’s Plus has been changing people’s lives for more than forty-five years. They do this by adding energy, longevity, and clarity through the natural formulas they make for their products. The result? An exuberant feeling of peak nutritional well-being. What comes with that? A newfound zest for life. The ability to discover things ordinarily hidden. To push oneself further than the day before. To challenge undefeated obstacles. Little things like that. Simply put, it’s about life with added passion and purpose. You see, to Nature’s Plus, life is a series of moments that bring opportunities.

Since 1972, Nature’s Plus has been more than just the natural product industry leader. Their overwhelming commitment to support customers, retailers, and the natural product industry as a whole—through education, training, and political advocacy—make them thought leaders as well. In fact, their unwavering commitment to science and research, along with their ability to deliver uncompromised results through superior-quality products, make Nature’s Plus a brand that’s a real “plus” for millions of people.

This doesn’t happen by accident. To produce the best, naturally therapeutic, most effective products available, one needs to innovate and invent revolutionary formulas and new categories that enhance people’s lives. And this is exactly what Nature’s Plus does—in spades! They introduced the first anti-aging supplement line, the first complete children’s whole food line, the first extended-release herbs, and the first mega-potency, whole-food-based multivitamin line, among many other life-enhancing products.

The production standards for this brand are more demanding than any of their competitors. But, that’s what leaders like Nature’s Plus do. Nature’s Plus facilities operate with such a strict self-imposed set of guidelines, they surpass US law and the requirements the natural product industry requires. Going even further, Nature’s Plus is the only manufacturer in the supplement industry that voluntarily invites third-party testing to verify the quality, potency, and purity for every product they create.

Nature’s Plus is committed to producing results in people and they make sure each product line delivers what it promises. Their dedication to offering products that maximize and support the health and well-being for those who want to discover more about life pushes them to go further than they went the day before. This way, the company’s mission is in step with the entire journey, aligning with the goals, aspirations, and dreams of their customers. Now, that’s the formula: “To discover life.”

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Family Ownership Fuels Success at Nordic Naturals

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Nordic Naturals has been privately-owned since its inception and they are committed to remaining that way in order to successfully manage every aspect of their product’s quality. Established in 1995, Nordic Naturals remains focused on every step of the manufacturing process to achieve the highest-grade omega-3 and essential nutrient products. Nordic Naturals has over 200 products to choose from, so they can meet each customer’s individual nutritional needs and supplement preferences. From their ability to source the finest raw material and non-GMO ingredients, to their state of-the-art green manufacturing plant in Arctic Norway, Nordic Naturals’ product quality begins and ends with family ownership.

Remaining privately-owned allows them to focus on the details of supplement manufacturing. Because of this, Nordic Naturals products have won over 60 awards for taste, product quality, and brand excellence. Many of their most popular products are national best-sellers in their respective categories. These include perennial favorites, such as Ultimate Omega, Children’s DHA, Baby’s DHA, Nordic Berries, Algae Omega, and many more. As the company looks beyond omega-3s, they’ve begun to offer a wider selection of nutrients that are essential to health, while maintaining the primacy of premium ingredients—always effective, scrupulously sustainable, and non-GMO.

The effectiveness of omega-3s and other nutrients depends in large part on what form they’re in when they enter the body. Omega-3 products are often sold as ethyl esters, which research routinely shows is not as well-absorbed as the triglyceride form—the same form in which omega-3 fats are found naturally in fish. Decreased absorption means fewer benefits. For this reason, Nordic Naturals manufactures all their omega-3 products in the natural, triglyceride form. Other ingredient selection choices that focus on bioavailability and quality include: vitamin D3, curcumin, lutein and zeaxanthin, red yeast rice, and many more.

Sustainability is also another key feature of Nordic Naturals ingredient selection process. You can’t feel good about a supplement brand if you know that your savings comes at the expense of others or the health of the planet. That’s why Nordic Naturals sources all their fish from Friend of the Sea (FOS) certified fisheries and stick to fish species that are both rich in omega-3s and that have a record of long-term population health. Historically, these species have included: Arctic cod from the Norwegian Sea as well as sardines and anchovies from the South Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Additionally, 100% of Nordic Naturals fish is sourced in compliance with the Norwegian fisheries management system, which has been a model of sustainability for over 30 years.

Nordic Naturals product ingredients have been non-GMO since before most people cared about GMOs—since they began making supplements in 1995. Back then, it was easy to source non-GMO nutrients by sticking with the highest-quality ingredients and sourcing from smaller suppliers. Today, Nordic Naturals ensures their products are fully non-GMO, by testing all ingredients for the absence of GMOs through the Eurofins Scientific Genescan program.

Long ago, Nordic Naturals made a commitment to support great health through better nutrition. They’re proud to continue this legacy, over twenty years later, as a family-owned supplement company!


This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.









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