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Health Tips for Winter Weather

Jan 27, 2015 10:33PM

This is the time of year when everyone experiences symptoms caused by the cold air outside and the dry heat indoors. It’s tempting to grab whatever familiar remedies are at hand, yet it’s most prudent to seek interventions that offer toxic-free solutions. In fact, effective solutions are not only safe, but also provide nourishment to our skin, the largest organ in our body.

We want to prevent dry, cracking, painful skin with a protective coating that keeps it moisturized with products that include aloe, comfrey leaf derivatives and Melaleuca Altifolnia derivatives, as well as others with nourishing, softening and healing properties. These same ingredients are also helpful in lip balms.

Dry indoor air can be quite troubling, and many people use seasonal humidifiers that can be sources of bacteria and mold if not cared for properly. Clean air ducts are vital. Releasing a solution containing Melaleuca Altifolnia leaf extract and citrus solvents through home air ducts and humidifiers is very effective in combating the indoor mold and dust mites.

Karen Levy Bashkin, RN, MN, is now offering help in preserving health during the winter months. For more information, call 224-558-7646 or visit