Don’t forget your pets! Free dog food.

When making the switch to organic foods and all natural ingredients, don’t forget about your pets! Right now you can get a FREE bag of dog food when you sign up at Natura!

I just got my bag of the Evo Chicken and Turkey (a $19.38 value) for FREE! My store did say I had to pay $1.50 in applicable tax, BUT if you’re wanting to switch your pets to natural pet food this is a FANTASTIC deal! It was a 6.6 lb bag – enough to feed my Shih Tzu for almost a month!

Enjoy!

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Help Plant a Tree

Scotties Facial

“Like” Scotties Facial on Facebook and Scotties will donate one tree to ReLeaf USA for every new “Like” they receive . They will donate up to 10,000 trees for 10,000 likes. Will you do your part?

Natural Remedies for Allergies

If you’re an allergy sufferer like I am, you will appreciate these natural remedies for allergies. After all, have you looked at the prices of allergy medications these days – yikes! Who wants to take medication if they can cure allergy symptoms without. (Raises hand!)

Below are six ways to do it the natural way:

1. Neti Pot. Purchase online or check your local drugstore. I use one and it works really well for clearing the nasal passages!

2. Quercetin. A natural plant-derived compound called a bioflavonoid, quercetin helps stabilize mast cells and prevents them from releasing histamine. Quercetin also is a natural antioxidant that helps mop up molecules called free radicals that cause cell damage, which can lead to cancer. Citrus fruits, onions, apples, parsley, tea, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce and wine are naturally high in quercetin, but allergy sufferers will most likely need to use supplements to build up enough of this compound to prevent attacks. The recommended dosage is about 1,000 milligrams a day, taken between meals. It’s best to start treatment six weeks before allergy season. Those with liver disease shouldn’t use quercetin, so please consult your doctor before using this or any other supplement — especially if you are pregnant or nursing.

3. Allergy Fighting Foods. A German study, published in the journal Allergy, found that participants who ate foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids were less likely to suffer allergy symptoms than those who didn’t regularly eat these foods. Omega-3s help fight inflammation and can be found in cold-water fish, walnuts and flaxseed oil, as well as grass-fed meat and eggs. 

4. Stinging Nettle. If you decide you need an antihistamine but want a natural option, stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) behaves in much the same way as many of the drugs sold to treat allergies, but without the unwanted side effects of dry mouth and drowsiness. Nettle actually inhibits the body’s ability to produce histamine. It’s a common weed in many parts of the United States, but the most practical medicinal form is a freeze-dried extract of the leaves sold in capsules. Studies have shown that taking about 300 milligrams daily will offer relief for most people, although the effects may last only a few hours. You also can make your own tinctures or teas with stinging nettle.

5. Butterbur. Derived from a common weed in Europe, butterbur (Petasites hybridus) is another alternative to antihistamines, though it may be hard to find in the United States. In the days before refrigeration, its broad, floppy leaves were used to wrap butter during warm spells, hence the name butterbur. A Swiss study, published in British Journal of Medicine, found that butterbur was as effective as the drug cetirizine, the active ingredient in Zyrtec. Even though cetirizine is supposed to be a nonsedative antihistamine, researchers reported that it did cause drowsiness, though butterbur did not. Participants in the study took 32 milligrams of butterbur a day, divided into four doses. A word of caution though — butterbur is in the same family as ragweed, so it could worsen allergy symptoms in some cases. Effects of taking butterbur over a long period of time also are unknown.

These tips are courtesy of Mother Earth News.

Free Burt’s Bees Sample and big savings

Burt's Bees

Burt’s Bees is giving away a FREE sample of their new all natural lotion! Just visit their Facebook Page and take a short quiz to request your sample!

If you’re looking for a great deal on Burt’s Bees lotion, look no further than your Rite Aid clearance aisle! I found 8 oz. bottles of the Milk & Honey lotion on clearance for just $2.49! I had one coupon for $1.00 off from a previous lip balm purchase and printed the new $1.00 off coupon at coupons.com HERE (it says for the new lotion, but the register accepted it). I got two bottles of their 8 oz. lotion for just $1.49 each! I had $8.00 in Wellness rewards in my Couponizer, so my final price was FREE. Check your Rite Aid clearance aisle the next time you’re shopping!

Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion - Burt's Bees

Genesis Today: Mega Giveaway

GENESIS TODAY SHAKING UP THE JUICE MARKET

 “Orange Juice Had A Good Run,” but now there is something better for you. Genesis Today, one of the country’s fastest growing juice brands and emerging leader in the superfood consumer category, is changing the perception of your morning glass of orange juice with a new line of superfruit juices. Now that these incredible Superfruit juices are available at Walmart, maybe it’s time you try them for yourself.

 “There is a shift in tide currently under way in the beverage market. This new beverage trend is all about the ‘halo of health’ around beverages with purpose – juices created with more antioxidants and vitamins than ever before and made with unique fruits and natural compounds like Acai, Goji berry and Resveratrol,” according to Dr. Lindsey Duncan, Founder & CEO of Genesis Today.

 Dr. Lindsey Duncan is a Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Nutritionist, who has been a trusted leader in the natural health products industry since 1983. After leading a successful nutrition practice in Santa Monica and logging over 40,000 hours of clinical experience, Dr. Lindsey wanted to do more. Dr. Lindsey has brought the superior, customized nutrition he had given his celebrity clients to everyone in America because he believes that no matter what your financial situation or your exercise routine, you deserve to be healthier, now. 

ANTI-OXIDANTS. PRO-NUTRIENTS. 

Every Genesis Today product is packed with so many nutrients, minerals and antioxidants that just one serving a day is all you need to start meeting your health goals. Genesis Today’s Superfruit juices are available in three flavors: Acai Berry, Cranberry Goji, and Pomegranate & Berries with Resveratrol. Genesis Today wants you to switch out your morning glass of orange juice for a healthier option. Try it now and feel the difference. 

I am so jealous of the winner of this prize pack! Enter now for your chance to win and stay tuned for a review from Genesis Today!

ENTER TODAY FOR A HEALTHIER TOMORROW! 

Genesis Today will choose one lucky Grand Prize winner to receive the “Ask Dr. Lindsey – Prize Pack.” This will include a personal health consultation from Dr. Lindsey Duncan himself suited to your specific health and nutritional needs and will include a three (3) month supply of Genesis Today products – a $600 value. Second Place will receive a three (3) month supply of Genesis Today Superfruit juices, and 25 Runners up will receive a free bottle of Genesis Today Superfruit juices.

 Enter now at: http://genesistoday.emgpromotions.com/

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 For more info on Genesis Today and Dr. Lindsey visit genesistoday.com

Available now at your local Walmart or Sam’s Club.

Yoga: Good for the Soul

Do you practice yoga? I do a mixture of yoga and pilates at home. Here’s a new freebie for you if you’re thinking about trying yoga or are already a fan:

Yogadownloads.com is offering 8 FREE 20 minute Yoga sessions that you can download. You can play a preview to see if you would like it, choose to play it once or download it. 

This Week on Bolder

Challenges for the week of Wednesday, November 17th
This week on Bolder we have some challenges to keep your body fit and healthy, like going organic with Organically Grown or discovering a local green race with Atayane. We also have a great opportunity to practice one of the big R’s, Reuse. Take all those clothes that are only keeping your coat hangers warm and donate them to those who sorely need them for the coming winter. Not only will it lend a helping hand to some folks who could use it, but Alpaca Collections has your back and will help you fill a bit of that closet space back up with stylish and comfy alpaca wool! So, let’s kick off the holiday season with a little touch of Bold.
Join the Bolder Community:
New Challenges

Clear out your closet and help those in need stay warm this winter!
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the reward:
30% off any jacket or sweater

Try to go organic with something new in your life!
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the reward:
Get 25% off at Organically Grown!

Find a green race (walk/run/swim/ride) and post it! Go here for some ideas.
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the reward:
30% off your order at www.atayne.com
 
Challenge Check-In
Each week we shine the spotlight on a challenge that’s truly inspired some bolder actions.
177 actions completed. Nice work!
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the reward:
Free Wicked Fresh! toothpaste sample

The New Issue of Pure is Here

 

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DIY Draft Guard & Winterize Your Home: Save Money and Live Greener

This article was published by Real Simple Magazine:

How to Save on Winterizing Your Home

The average American household spends a bone-chilling $2,200 annually on energy bills. Learn how to keep your costs as low as the temperature outside.

by Amy Chen

Hunt for air leaks. A total home energy audit includes this service, but it’s pricey—around $350. Instead, try the Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector ($50, amazon.com), which identifies drafty areas in a home. Once you seal the problem spots, you could save up to 20 percent on energy costs.

Don’t overinsulate. Depending on where you live, you may not need insulation with the highest R-value (a measure of its ability to resist heat flow). For example, outfitting an 800-square-foot attic in Florida with high-quality R-60 fiberglass loose fill would cost about $2,480, whereas using R-30, which is sufficient in warmer climates, would run only about $1,120. To find out how much insulation you need, go to energystar.gov.

Change your filter only when it’s dirty. Install a whistle on your furnace ($1.70, amconservationgroup.com) that alerts you when your filter is partially clogged and will soon need to be replaced, says Ed Pollock, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Opt for a weatherproofing kit. If you buy plastic shrink wrap, weather stripping, and electrical-outlet sealers individually, you’ll pay about 30 percent more than if you buy them in a set ($58, amconservationgroup.com). Use all the components and you’ll reduce your energy costs by up to 20 percent.

TV Offer Twin Draft Guard

Don’t pay $19.95 for one of those twin draft guards, when you can make your own! (Or have a friend who’s crafty, make it for you!)

Draft Guard

Here’s your source.

Here is a tutorial in picture form. Thanks Not Martha!

Another idea: cast off garden hose or any old small tubing you (or the hubby) may have around the garage! I really want to try this myself!

Holiday 2010 Messenger | Mambo Sprouts – Organic recipes, coupons and healthy lifestyle options.

Holiday 2010 Messenger | Mambo Sprouts – Organic recipes, coupons and healthy lifestyle options..

Check out the Mambo Messenger for lots of Savings! There are some useful recipe tips and holiday ideas as well!

To print organic coupons click HERE.