these quality products are not available in your health food store, request
that they carry them. Otherwise, contact the companies.
MASSAGE & BODY CARE
The Cervical Massage System (CMS-300), manufactured by INTERACTIVE
HEALTH, emulates the techniques used by massage and physical therapists.
You simply rest your spine on the machine and select the desired speed
on the hand held control. The device will help reduce stress and tension
in the surrounding muscles as it massages each area. There are three different
cycle rate functions to choose from.
Our tester spent about 45 minutes each time on the machine and found the
results very therapeutic in relaxing and soothing the muscles in the neck
and back. (800) 742-5493, www.interhealth.com
introduces a line of 24-hour maximum odor protection products consisting
of: All Over Body Spray, Crystal Stick Deodorant, Body & Foot Powders,
and Foot Spray. All of the products are pure and natural and do not contain
any chemicals, synthetics, aluminum chlorohydrates or zirconium. They
are non-staining for skin and clothes and can be used by both men and
The All Over Body Spray is made up of mineral salts and purified water.
It can be applied to the underarms, feet and intimate areas. The Crystal
Solid Stick Deodorant contains only mineral salts. Simply wet the stick
and apply to the skin. It is also available in a push-up or push-down
stick. The Foot & Body Powders contain cornstarch and natural mineral
salts ideal for all-over body application. There is no talc in this product.
The crystals provide odor protection while the cornstarch absorbs any
The Foot Spray is made with mineral salts and purified water and destroys
odor causing bacteria without blocking the pores. It can also be applied
to old footwear to reduce odor.
Our testers were very impressed with this lines performance. The
most favored were the liquid All Over Body Spray and the Foot and Body
Powders. They were used before a sporting event and kept our athlete smelling
fresh all day. (800) 848-2085, www.sedonaproducts.com
The Elite Foot Care System, from McNAUGHTON INC., suctions to the floor
of the tub or shower and pampers the feet in three ways. The grass-like
surface cleans and scrubs the feet; the oval surface in the center helps
ease tension in the heel and ball of the foot and the more tactile surface
helps increase circulation. Available in pearl blue or silver. (800) 423-5487,
offers a line of all-natural handcrafted goat milk soaps. The soaps are
made with pure essential oils and goats milk in a base of olive,
soybean, coconut, castor oil, cocoa butter and sodium hydroxide, and leave
the skin feeling smooth and smelling fresh and clean. The Lavender Delight
and Baby Me soaps are very soothing to the skin and both have a fresh
Our testers also commented on the pleasant scent of the Anise Soap and
the great smelling combination of tea tree, orange and cinnamon in the
Shaving Soap. (888) 509-7627, www.alabu.com
KITCHEN & FOOD
BACK TO BASICS offers the Food Grinder Pro, an electric unit that grinds
fresh meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts. This device has an 800-watt
motor and a built-in circuit breaker to prevent overload. Included are
three hardened steel plates for fine, medium and coarse grinding. The
Food Grinder Pro also comes with a 2-year warranty. Our tester found this
machine to be easy to assemble, use and clean. A very handy unit to have
for those who wish to make healthy meals. (800) 688-1989, www.backtobasicsproducts.com
EDEN FOODS introduces Organic Yellow Mustard, made from whole yellow mustard
seeds. The seeds are hammer-milled into a stainless steel tank with pure
water, organic apple cider vinegar, sea salt, organic turmeric, organic
paprika and organic garlic.
Our tester liked the combination of spices in this full flavored mustard
and found it added a great taste to the meal. (800) 248-0320, www.edenfoods.com
The Complete Guide (Vols. 1 & 2)
by Matthew Oliver Goodwin
This two-volume book set is written superbly, catering to the beginner
as well as the advanced professional, with a vast amount of excellent
information and detail on the subject. It features many examples, detailed
reference charts and material on the meanings of the master numbers, doubled
numbers and much more.
Matthew Goodwin is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He brings many years of expertise in mathematics, the study of numbers
and scientific analysis to this work.
These books are well written, comprehensive, and highly recognized by
professionals in the field. Recommended as a must read for those interested
in this subject. New Page Books. 794 pgs. (both volumes combined), $29.20
(2 volume set). (800) 227-3371, www.newpagebooks.com
THE MAGIC OF THE SOUL
by Patrick J. Harbula
The Magic of the Soul comes with an accompanying CD, which contains 12
meditations, very professionally done. The book goes into the deeper meaning
of the purpose of life, giving examples and exercises.
Patrick Harbula has been a spiritual teacher since 1985 and was the founder
of Meditation magazine, a national bimonthly publication. He currently
offers lectures and workshops and is the president of the Spiritual Unity
The information presented is excellent and inspirational. The book and
CD are a valuable tool for those doing therapy or for people seeking self-help.
Peak Publications, 2003. 224 pgs., $18.95. (866) 204-2261, www.inlightadventures.com
YOUR HEALTH IN YOUR HANDS
by Lori Reid
The hands hold vital clues about the state of a persons health.
Presented here are the fundamentals of hand reading. The book tells you
how to recognize points, markings, the shapes of hands and fingers, skin
texture and color, as these specifically relate to health.
Lori Reid has written over 40 books and is considered a leading expert
on hand analysis. Tuttle Publishing, 2002. 144 pgs., $16.95. (800) 526-2778,
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