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3/26/2012 2:05:27 PM
How to Fight Seasonal Allergies
After one of the mildest winters on record, spring has come early to the North East. The willow tree next door of our Palisades offices sports some green already, and yesterday I actually saw a butterfly. The daffodils are in full bloom, and most of us are excited about these developments--unless of course, you suffer from seasonal allergies. With an early spring comes an earlier onset of seasonal allergies. Tree pollen, like birch, alder or maple, tends to be the culprit, when it comes to allergy-related miseries. When a sensitized individual inhales pollen, the body’s own defense mechanisms react with the release of histamines, and they...
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Categories: From our Experts
1/10/2012 12:16:02 PM
Dealing With Post-Holiday Stress
The holidays are over, and with January’s arrival, come the post-holiday credit card bills. It’s stressful, and stress can greatly hamper our immune systems, making us more susceptible to catching colds and other illnesses. Unfortunately, the height of cold and flu season is just around the corner. For the Northeast, it usually occurs in February. With this in mind, here are some of my favorite stay-well tips!Wash your hands. As a pharmacist, I often come in contact with patients who feel under the weather. For that reason, I am an advocate of hand washing to prevent the spread of illness. Frequent hand washing and the overuse of...
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Categories: From our Experts
1/3/2012 10:02:25 AM
Tips for Winter Skin Care...and Giveaway!
When winter’s chilly frost sets in, the world can feel dry and lifeless, and unfortunately, our skin can, too. Dry, itchy skin is a common complaint during the colder months, and it’s no wonder. The lack of moisture in the air means less moisture in our skin, and for many, the problem can be severe, with symptoms like flaking, cracking and eczema appearing at winter’s first frost. Fortunately, Weleda products have just what your skin needs to weather the winter well. Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy and hydrated come snow, sleet and cold.Shorten Your Showers. A long, hot shower or soak in the bathtub may be blissful after...
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12/22/2011 12:13:05 PM
Festive Ingredients, Amazing Products
Happy Holidays from your friends at Weleda!  With everyone gearing up for the holidays and the New Year, we decided to share with you some of our more—well, “festive” ingredients.  The ingredients below fit right in to the holiday spirit.   • Myrrh. Also known as Commiphora myrrha, myrrh is a bitter aromatic gum resin that comes from trees in East Africa and Arabia.  It’s well known from old-school remedies to possess anti-inflammatory properties.  Myrrh is featured in many Weleda products, including Calendula Toothpaste, Smooth Shave Toner, Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream and Wild Rose Smoothing...
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11/14/2011 8:17:36 AM
Easy Ways to Find Safe Cosmetics
This week’s blog is a guest blog from Sarah Finnie Robinson and our friends over at Practicallygreen.com .  Visit their site to learn more about how you can take simple steps to live a healthy, green lifestyle.  Happy Reading! Feeling parched, chapped, and leathery? You’re not alone. As the weather changes, so does skin. This goes for men, too! Before you moisturize, take a moment to consider what’s in the ointments, creams, and oils you’re slathering on your skin—after all, it is your largest organ. It’s a sad but true fact that the cosmetics we use daily can, and often do, contain chemicals that are...
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11/8/2011 12:06:56 PM
4 Steps to Soft, Healthy Hands
It happens each year, about the time fall turns into winter: My hands start to feel like sandpaper, painful hangnails seem to come out of nowhere and my once healthy nails turn a brittle and frail! Does this happen to you, too? Patricia Pol, esthetician at the Weleda Spa in Palisades, NY, says that everyone’s hands take a beating when the humidity falls, the air turns cold and the wind starts a howling. “The skin on our hands is thin and often exposed to the elements. We need to take extra good care of them this time of year.” To help keep your hands in tip-top shape come winter, we’ve packaged our best-selling hand...
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Categories: Tips & Tricks