CAT | Herbal Cleansing
Congrats to CleanseMORE! The ReNew Life bestseller has won the prestigious Taste for Life Essentials Award in the Supplements category for 2014.
Like all of us here at ReNew Life, the folks at Taste for Life magazine are passionate about health and wellness and dedicated to empowering consumers with natural foods and nutritional solutions to help them live healthier every day. Each January they begin awarding their esteemed Essentials Awards for nutritional supplements, honoring those high-quality natural supplements they would recommend for their readers.
“We are so pleased to accept this Essentials award from Taste for Life. CleanseMORE is a bestseller in our line of quality digestive support formulas,” said ReNew Life president and national digestive health educator Brenda Watson in a recent press release. “It is one of the most successful products in the history of ReNew Life.”
CleanseMORE is a highly effective natural laxative formula made with magnesium and powerful bowel-stimulating herbs to help relieve occasional constipation.‡ The natural ingredients in CleanseMORE work to stimulate elimination without creating the urgency often produced by laxatives with harsh ingredients.‡ Like all ReNew Life products, CleanseMORE is made without artificial ingredients or fillers.
Be sure to look for CleanseMORE and view a complete list of all 2014 Essentials Award winners in the upcoming January 2014 issue of Taste for Life magazine. You can find it at health food stores everywhere!
With the holiday season in full swing, chances are the last thing on your mind is toxins. But even if you aren’t thinking about them, harmful toxic chemicals are lurking amid your holiday trimmings—from the gifts you wrap to the decorations you hang.
Did you put up a fake tree this year? Beware: many of them contain lead and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Live trees are a better alternative, especially the ones you can replant after the holiday; just make sure they aren’t grown with harmful pesticides!
How about plastic ornaments? Many of them contain phthalates—a group of chemicals used in a wide variety of products (including plastic toys) that may have adverse effects on human health. Phthalates can also be found in scented candles.
And finally, let’s talk toys. Children are especially vulnerable to toxins because their biological systems are still developing, but a lot of toys still contain dangerous chemicals. Quinnipiac University Professor Marcy Sanders recently tested a variety of popular toys for toxins (including lead and cadmium) and found that many did not pass the test.
Opt for Homemade Gifts & Decorations
While studies show we are surrounded by toxins every day in our modern world, it doesn’t mean we can’t take a few simple steps to lessen our exposure—especially around the holidays. Homemade decorations and gifts made of natural materials are a fun and safe way to enjoy the season without the worry of toxins. Here are two easy-to-prepare gift ideas to get you started!
Simple Citrus Sugar Scrub
2 cups white cane sugar
2 cups vegetable glycerin
1 tsp. vitamin C crystals
5 drops orange essential oil
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Massage gently over entire body. Rinse well with warm water. Store remaining scrub in a glass jar for up to two weeks. Keep in a cool, dry place.
Stress-Less Lavender Salt Glow
2 cups fine sea salt
4 cups almond oil
30 drops lavender essential oil
Directions: Place all ingredients in a wide-mouth jar. Mix together. Wet entire body and massage onto skin. Rinse well and towel dry.
Here’s to a happy and healthy holiday season!