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CYRx MD Announces New Hair Care Product Line

Mayo Clinic trained surgeon, Dr. Steven J. Cyr, of Houston, Texas, has just announced the unveiling of his hair regrowth system as part of his CYRx MD Skincare line. These products include a Hair Regrowth serum with a propriety mix of ingredients that extend the hair growth cycle, an eyelash/eyebrow serum, and a shampoo and conditioner that improve follicle thickness and health. This system can be used in the never ending battle against hair loss and thinning hair that faces men and women alike.

Dr. Cyr started research on his skincare line two years ago in an effort to alleviate the concerns many of his post-operative patients had regarding scarring after surgery. From there the company evolved into a full-service skincare line designed to address the most common and stubborn conditions affecting the skin: Melasma/Sun Damage, Aging, Acne, and Scarring. It began in an effort to treat his wife suffering from sun damage/melasma and his children suffering from teenage acne.

Dr. Steven J. Cyr and CYRx MD Skincare are proud to announce the unveiling of the hair regrowth system as part of the CYRx MD Skincare line.

The products are medical-grade, cruelty free, dermatology tested and free of many of the commonly known irritants such as parabens and sulfate.

“I created this skincare line for my family and patients so efficacy and safety were my primary focus. Not only are they scientifically-formulated and medical-grade but they are also free of common irritants, chemicals, and allergens so nearly everyone can enjoy the benefits of quality skincare products.” ~Dr Steven J. Cyr

The addition of his hair regrowth system includes:

Hair Stimulating Shampoo – Creates a clean and healthy environment for hair regrowth and restoration. Adds fullness to thin, lifeless hair by expanding the shaft of individual hair follicles, leaving the hair with healthy body, volume and shine. Gentle enough for daily use.

Hair Stimulating Conditioner – Nourishing, Panthenol-rich formulation reinforces follicle roots to prevent breakage, building fullness and body to thinning hair.

Hair Regrowth Serum – Contains brandMD®’s HRS-10, a biomimetic peptide combined with red clover extract rich in Biochanin A. This advanced formula supports the scalp’s natural microcirculation to create healthy conditions for new hair growth.

Rapid Grow Eyelash Serum – Clinically proven system utilizing a unique peptide complex, rich in Biochanin A, promotes thicker, fuller and more luscious lashes with results visible in just 2 weeks of regular use.

The roll out of his hair regrowth system is slated for January 2020.

Cover model for the products is Alayah Benavides, former Miss Texas and currently starring in ABC’s The Bachelor. LeAnn Cyr, CEO of CYRx MD Skincare, states that she chose Alayah because of “her long-standing reputation in the community and the charitable work that she has done to help educate our youth on the importance of literacy, in addition to her work to help fund literacy initiatives.”

For more information about Dr Steven Cyr, the hair care line, or any of CYRx’s other products, please visit www.cyrmdskincare.com

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TAHINI IN SQUEEZABLE BOTTLES IS A GAME-CHANGER!

SIX WAYS TO MAKE YOUR PARTY
A HEALTHY HIT WITH MIGHTY SESAME
–THE SUPERFOOD FOR 
SUPER BOWL

Recently, a food journalist/influencer wrote about Mighty Sesame Tahini Dressings in squeezable bottles. The verdict: “I was ecstatic,” said the hummus lover enthusiastically. “Tahini you don’t have to mix is a game-changer.”

That got the people at The Mighty Sesame Company thinking. With the Super Bowl right around the corner, squeezable tahini is an MVP when it comes to making any party easier, tastier, and healthier. After all, unlike other brands, Mighty Sesame doesn’t separate, so it’s always perfectly blended and ready to use. No mixing, no stirring, no problem!

American foodies know there’s a tahini revolution afoot. The creamy, decadent condiment usually takes center stage in Middle Eastern dishes like hummus and falafel. But in fact, it’s perfectly at home in a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

We recently spoke to Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox, authors of the popular cookbook Tahini and Turmeric, and asked why tahini is such a great ingredient to work with?  They told us, “One of the things we love the most about tahini, besides its incredibly addicting nutty flavor, is its versatility.  It can be used in sweet and savory applications.  Besides using it to make hummus, tahini is great in salad dressings, as a sauce for sandwiches or tacos, or simply spread over toast with your favorite jam or date syrup!

Tahini also adds fabulous flavor to cookies, cakes, shakes, bars, mousses, and even granola. The possibilities are endless!” (Cohen and Fox are the authors of Tahini & Turmeric, 101Middle Eastern Classics Made Irresistibly Vegan and Founders of the Blog Mayihavethatrecipe.com).

And that’s where Mighty Sesame comes into play at your Super Bowl party. This year, kick off the fun with tahini dips like Sweet ‘n Sour Tahini sauce served with crunchy cauliflower , then score with halftime soups and salads such as Cucumber salad with Miso-Tahini dressing, Marinated entrees like Fish Tacos with Tahini and Siracha,  or Chicken Breast Baguette Hero sandwich drizzled with Tahini are sure to be tahini touchdowns. Extra points, of course, for tahini-based desserts like Tahini-walnut brownies or Tahini cookies.

Best of all, tahini is a superfood. Made from one ingredient, 100% roasted sesame seeds, Mighty Sesame Tahini is loaded with plant-based protein, calcium and other vitamins and minerals. All varieties (Original fine and Whole seed) are, vegan, gluten- and dairy-free, kosher, and halal.

Find squeezable tahini and other Mighty Sesame products at Walmart, Whole Foods, Wegmans, and other retail outlets. They are distributed by Kayco, the top purveyor of kosher foods in America.

Sure to be a Super Bowl crowd-pleaser, serve up this Chicken breast Tahini Drizzled Hero to serve four or forty. Healthy and delicious! Chicken Breast Baguette Hero sandwich drizzled with Tahini

About Kayco/Kayco Beyond

Kayco is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of kosher foods. Its expanded Kayco Beyond Division sources and distributes new products to the general market beyond kosher, to meet the demands of consumers looking for optional products that are healthful, convenient and/or for restricted diets and lifestyles. These brands include Dorot, Absolutely Gluten Free, Beetology, Mighty Sesame, Tuscanini Foods, Wissotzky Tea Co. and new Wonder Melon™. They are headquartered in Bayonne, NJ. (www.KAYCO.com).

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Number of Americans Searching for Dry Skin Solutions Peaks During January

With winter’s toughest weather on its way, Americans are turning to the web for answers about resolving their dry skin as the temperature drops. According to Google Trends, January is the month when searches for “dry skin” peak. From weather conditions like harsh winds to common behaviors like increasing the temperature on the thermostat, winter often causes a rise in flare-ups of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and just flat-out dry, itchy skin. In fact, 82 percent of Americans feel that the winter months are when their skin is at its worst, according to survey results from CeraVe®, conducted online by Harris Poll among more than 2,000 U.S. adults. That’s why CeraVe®, the therapeutic skincare authority, is helping people find the solution to their dry skin and flare-ups on January 8th, Winter Skin Relief Day.

Dry heat from thermostats, steamy showers and frigid temperatures outside are contributing factors to the loss of hydration and damage to the skin barrier. Ceramides are a crucial component of the skin barrier and help seal in moisture and seal out impurities. Ceramide deficiency occurs naturally in skin over time, but can be exacerbated during the winter, triggering uncomfortable skin conditions associated with the season. People prone to skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and even acne are especially impacted, as the changing weather can lead to flare-ups, making ceramides even more vital to a proper skincare routine.

“Skin becomes drier and more sensitive during the winter, so it’s essential to adapt a regular skincare regimen to include rich, moisturizing products,” said board-certified dermatologist Dr. Melissa K. Levin. “Using hydrating creams like CeraVe® Moisturizing Cream daily can help replenish ceramides in the skin barrier, lock in moisture and protect from winter irritants.”

Obtaining healthy skin in the winter is possible by giving skin the extra care and hydration it needs. However, the CeraVe® survey found that 30 percent of Americans do not add any additional products to their skincare routines in the winter and 25 percent say they do not even have a skincare routine. Luckily, CeraVe® is here this Winter Skin Relief Day to help combat the effects of winter and give skin the TLC it needs.

“We know people are searching for dry skin solutions during the winter months, so we want to make sure they have the knowledge to make the best decisions for their skin,” Derrick Booker, vice president of marketing at CeraVe® said. “CeraVe® remains committed to helping consumers find the therapeutic skin solutions they need to feel their best and obtain their healthiest skin year-round, especially in the winter.”

In honor of Winter Skin Relief Day, CeraVe® is here to ensure consumers learn how to adapt their skincare routines to include products that help replenish ceramides and keep flare-ups of skin concerns to a minimum. CeraVe® offers a wide portfolio of therapeutic products to fit unique skincare needs, including CeraVe® Healing Ointment for dry, cracked skin and CeraVe® Itch Relief Moisturizing Lotion for dry, itchy skin. Both help lock in hydration and relieve irritated skin due to the drying conditions of winter weather and activities. All CeraVe® products are developed with dermatologists and contain an exclusive combination of ceramides 1, 3 and 6-II, which are essential to restoring and maintaining the skin’s barrier.

For more information about CeraVe®, visit www.cerave.com.

About CeraVe
Founded in 2005 and developed with dermatologists, CeraVe is the first and only brand to offer a complete line of products containing essential ceramides to help restore the skin’s natural protective barrier and patented MVE technology, which releases moisturizing ingredients over the course of 24 hours, layer by layer, to help keep skin soft all day long. CeraVe has a full line of skincare products to follow the dermatologist-recommended steps of: cleanse, treat and moisturize. The brand’s mission is to provide therapeutic skincare for all. For more information, visit the brand on Facebook, Twitter or at www.cerave.com.

About L’Oréal
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016 and employs 89,300 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce. Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3,870 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty with All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain. For more information visit www.loreal.com.

Survey Methodology:
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of CeraVe® from December 12-14, 2017 among 2,048 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact Stacey Cooney at (973) 588-2000.

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PBfit Makes Healthy Eating EASY

With those New Year’s Resolutions right around the corner, healthy eating is definitely top of mind.  Whether you want to lose a few pounds or just clean up your diet, PBfit® will be a welcome addition to your daily eating plan.  For all you Weight Watchers followers out there, you will be thrilled to know that you can enjoy America’s favorite peanut butter product, PBfit for only one point per tablespoon. 

Check out the healthy peanut butter hack that everyone is talking about:

o   90% Less Fat than traditional peanut butter

o   1/3 the calories of traditional peanut butter

o   1 Weight Watcher point per 2 T serving

o   PBfit is made with 3 simple ingredients:  peanuts, coconut palm sugar & kosher salt

o   All natural and gluten-free

o   Available in regular or mouthwatering chocolate

o   Also comes in organic and PBfit Plus with added protein

Mix PBfit right into your smoothie or oatmeal for a healthy, delicious start to your morning routine.  Bake with it, blend with it, travel with it…this versatile product will be your favorite new addition to your kitchen.

Join the thousands of happy “PBfitters” who have upgraded their peanut butter to this delicious, and healthy alternative.  This is one upgrade to your diet that will be easy to stick with.. PBfit lets you keep the peanut butter taste you love, along with the nutrients, but you can ditch the fat and calories.

For more info check out: https://pbfit.com/. Also available on Amazon Prime.

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Sitka Salmon Shares bring wild Alaskan seafood straight from their fishermen’s collective to your doorstep

Are you looking for some recipes for your New Year Feast? How about making a nutritious and healthy dinner with wild Alaskan king salmon? I believe every guest on your list will be happy and thankful for a great dinner.

Sitka Salmon’s fish are wild-caught in Alaska and the North Pacific, by a group of equally wild (though extremely nice) fishermen. You won’t find any antibiotics or dyes here. Just pristine fish from one of the most pristine places in the entire world! Most of the world’s fish are caught by large factory boats that fish waters distant from their home ports. When you buy from their CSF, you are helping to put your dollars directly into the pockets of fishing families and their small-boat fishermen that depend on fishing as a livelihood.

Sitka Salmon’s fishermen follow some of the most careful quality handling standards in the industry, ensuring that the best fish is delivered to your doorstep. This includes shorter trips, bleeding, icing, and carefully handling to avoid bruising. Back on shore, the fish are flash­-frozen at the peak of their freshness at Sitka Salmon’s small processing plant in Sitka or at one of their trusted partner plants. This is why writers at Bon Appetit say Sitka Salmon is a “Best Way to Buy Sustainable Seafood” and ​Food & Wine magazine notes, “If you love salmon, you need to know about @SitkaShares.” (That’s them, in the Twitterverse.)

By efficiently bringing Sitka Salmon’s fish directly to you, Salmon Shares fishermen generally retain 10 to 30 percent more of the value of their harvest. Plus, many of them are owners of the company! With Sitka Salmon, you’re getting fish directly from sustainably minded, small­-scale family fishermen who are a driving force in the company.

Sitka Salmon’s relationships and selective sourcing ensure that your fish is traceable to the boats of their fishermen-owners or trusted community partners. The source of your fish is provided with each month’s seafood delivery, and members get to know their fishermen through newsletters delivered with their shares, blogs, videos and more. Sitka Salmon offset carbon emissions in our Alaska-to-Midwest distribution system, and they donate 1 percent of their revenue back to wild fish conservation. Right now, our 1 percent to the Wild fund is supporting a Wild Salmon Conservation and Restoration Internship at Knox College and helping a young filmmaker launch a film on small­-scale fishing called The Last Man Fishing.

You reserve your share of the harvest, Sitka Salmon’s fishermen catch your fish, and Sitka Salmon do home­-deliver. Sitka Salmon also send you recipes, host member events, and share cooking tips. Eating healthy, wild-caught fish couldn’t be more simple!

Alaska’s State Constitution mandates the sustainable management of fisheries. To accomplish this, scientists diligently study fish stocks, managers set strict catch limits to ensure the viability of wild fish populations, and fishermen abide by these limits. It’s why Alaska’s fisheries are the envy of the world.

Eugene’s Dill Smoked Salmon

Prep: 5 min  |  Total: 1.5 hours
Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 12 oz wild Alaskan coho salmon
  • 1 oz dill weed
  • 1 alder wood plank
  • 3 oz spicy sesame seed oil
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

SEASON SALMON

Place the salmon in a large bowl and top it will all of the oil, dill and some of the salt. Let it sit for 20-35 min.

PREP THE GRILL

Fire up a grill or smoker and char the wood plank on both sides. If not using a smoker, place some soaked wood chips in a vented aluminum foil pouch on the hot coals. Set up the grill or smoker for low heat – 180° F for the smoker, or indirect heat with a small amount of coals on a grill.

SMOKE

Place the salmon on the plank then on to the grill or smoker. Smoke for 90 mins at 180° F in the smoker, or between 20-35 mins on the grill.

Eugene’s Tip: This smoked salmon is perfect to top salads with or to make into salmon burgers.

Quick-Cured Coho Salmon Appetizer Bites

Prep: 10 mins  |  Total: 40 mins

Ingredients

  • ½ lb coho fillet, skin removed and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 3 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp capers, chopped
  • 2 tsp horseradish
  • 1 tbsp chives, minced
  • 1 tsp dill, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • crackers for serving

Directions:

Toss coho cubes with the salt and sugar. Cure the salmon cubes in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, then rinse and pat dry.

Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, shallot, lemon juice, capers, horseradish, chives and dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon some sauce on crackers and place 2-3 pieces of salmon on top, or lay out a spread of salmon bites, sauce, and crackers for guests to build their own. Garnish with chopped parsley or chives.

Dara’s pro cooking tip: Have these appetizer bites ready when friends and family arrive, and serve with glasses of brut prosecco.

Joe’s Herb Grilled Lingcod

Prep: 24 hours  |  Total: 24 hours
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lingcod, cut in 3-4 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 squeeze fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 container of sundried tomato pesto (We like Trader Joe’s)

Directions:

MARINATE

Combine fish, chives, thyme, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and black pepper in a 1-gallon ziplock bag. Marinate in fridge overnight.

GRILL

Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Oil grill grates well to prevent sticking. Grill for 3 min. a side for thinner pieces or 7-8 min. a side for thicker pieces.

SERVE

On the boat, Joe serves this with rice. We also love it with roasted potatoes and salad.

Joe’s pro cooking tip: Start grilling the thicker pieces of lingcod first. You’ll know the fish is done when it flakes with the gentle press of a finger.

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Healing The World – Garner’s Garden, 100% Natural Skin Care

For some, living a healthy, natural lifestyle is an easy and attainable goal. For others, finding and using natural products at an affordable price point can be somewhat of a challenge.

With a variety of safe, natural products from Garner’s Garden, everyone can live the naturally healthy lifestyle they deserve. The all-powerful oxygen molecule from their oral care products will protect you from oral disease, such as the Natural Mouthwash. Keep your skin healthy and glowing with a variety of body products from Garner’s Garden like their handcrafted, cold-pressed soaps that come in a variety of scents,  their talcum-free formula body powder, their Natural Deodorant that comes in three varieties of protection: Baking Soda Free, Regular Strength and Extra Strength, body butter and more.

Years of research and development have led us to create the best natural and fluoride free oral care products on the market today. When brushing just isn’t enough, the all-powerful oxygen molecule will protect you from oral disease.

Natural Mouthwash

Garner’s Garden all natural mouthwash is fluoride free and made with 3% or 1.5% Food Grade H202 which will assist in healing a variety of dental issues such as cavities, gingivitis, gum disease, etc. Our natural mouthwash is not only antibacterial, it is also antiviral, anti-fungal and it whitens teeth naturally! The peppermint and tea tree essential oil is a great remedy for bad breath and inflammation of the mouth and throat. For best results with our natural mouthwash, use the directions below as a healthier substitute to toothpaste. *This product DOES NOT contain fluoride (which is a good thing).

Please choose between two strength options: Regular or Reduced Strength. Most customers choose the regular strength mouthwash, but if you have sensitive areas in your mouth and you have not yet used this mouthwash before, you might want to start out with the reduced strength until your mouth fully heals. If not, the healing oxygen particles may irritate your gums/teeth/etc because the oxygen is going directly to the problem areas and immediately start the healing process.

Benefits of ingredients:

Peppermint Essential Oil: combats bad breath, helps reduce oral pain and has antiviral, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties that may help reduce any potential infection.

Tea Tree Essential Oil: kills the bacterium associated with halitosis and highly effective in treating gingivitis/gum disease.

Cinnamon Essential Oil (optional): has the greatest antimicrobial potency against streptococcus mutans, the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, and lactobacillus plantarum, one of the bacteria responsible for gum disease.

Food Grade H2O2: decreases plaque formation, controls “pyorrhea” (gum disease), and it effectively stops cavities from increasing in size.

Raw and unrefined ingredients taken and used to masterfully craft the perfect blends of natural oils, butters, soaps, and therapeutic grade essential oils. You deserve the best.

Natural Body Oil

The natural body oil has a variety of scents and aromas that will please all of your senses. Each natural body oil includes ingredients such as, rice bran, sweet almond, jojoba, and vitamin E oil that will serve as a moisturizing blend that not only softens the skin but also rejuvenates the natural glow.

Body Butter – Various Scents

Treat your skin to the whipped body butter made out of the finest ingredients. After the first use, you will see and feel a noticeable difference in the softness and glow of your skin. This is the ultimate pamper product for daily use!

This is the most luxurious whipped body butter on that you can purchase. Not only does it provide moisture to your skin, but because it is made with beeswax, it will lock moisture into your skin all day long!

African Black Soap

Fragrance-free African Black Soap made in Ghana is a natural remedy for all skin types. This African black soap will help with a variety of skin problems such as acne, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Highly recommend pairing African Black Soap with Garner’s Garden Moisturizing Body Oil and Normalizing Face Oil in order to reduce the likelihood of dryness of the skin and to receive the maximum benefit of our African Black Soap.

Natural Body Powder – Talc Free

This unscented, all-natural talcum powder free body powder will keep your skin dry while providing a slight deodorizing effect when applied to the skin. Use this powder everywhere on your body that you want to keep dry and fresh. Safe to use on adults and children.

Activated Charcoal Natural Deodorant

Garner’s Garden have now added activated charcoal to their deodorants for extra protection and less irritation. Their all-natural activated charcoal deodorant will keep odors at bay for 12+ hours! From everyday usage to sporting activities, this activated charcoal natural deodorant will protect you against odors all day by using powerful clays, powders, aluminum-free baking soda and therapeutic grade essential oils. Safe for adults and kids!

Meet the owner:

Philip Garner started Garner’s Garden in 2012 with one thing in mind – make affordable, 100% natural skin care products. Garner’s Garden had humble beginnings, first being available at local farmer’s markets and at local events. Since then, the company has experienced tremendous growth, and has been featured in national publications, including The Huffington Post and PYNKMagazine. Philip is committed to helping people live healthier lifestyles by creating products that are handmade and are made with high-quality ingredients. Keeping your skin healthy and hydrated since 2012.

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