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Spring Detox Smoothie

After a long winter, it’s time to get out and soak up the sun, get back in shape and cleanse your system. A Spring Detox Smoothie is a great way to restart your healthy  – tasty produce,  great flavor and antioxidants and minerals.

This purple drink packs a punch with! Blackberries and maqui berry powder are loaded with antioxidants and many detoxifying flavonoids, and the sage is both a great memory enhancer and balances the sweetness of the pineapple.

Walnuts are a great source of vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants – being a brain super food in its own right!

NutraLinks enhances a well balanced, healthy lifestyle with products that are all plant based, natural ingredients.

Facts: 143 calories, 6g fat, 11g sugar, 5g protein, 10g fiber, 23g carbs. Two 12 ounce servings.

Medicating Ourselves to Death

Abuse of over the counter medicines has been in the news a lot lately – some of these leading to a lifetime of addiction or overdose. In fact, something as benign as acetaminophen can be toxic to the liver, and is one of the most common causes of unintentional poisoning in the United States. The U.S. is, by far, the largest consumer of  pain relievers.

In Europe, both the public and medical professionals alike have a more positive approach to alternative medicine, the use of natural products and mind/body practices that are not necessarily mainstream.
This approach is progressive enough to be integrated into their primary care system. Physicians there may prescribe exercise, homeopathic measures, massage and physical therapy to help with pain relief.
  NutraLinks recognizes the value of the European approach. Our company was created by two pharmacists who are also mothers, and who keep their families safe and healthy without the use of chemicals, toxic compounds and addictive substances. All NutraLinks products are natural, and are meant to be part of a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, eating organic when possible, and getting plenty of sunshine.
  Our homeopathic alternatives utilize active ingredients found in nature to relieve common symptoms of everyday ailments like colds, gastritis or fevers. All Americans can learn from best practices in pain management around the world.

As any parent of an autistic child will tell you, routine is critical – these kids require the comfort of knowing what will happen every day, all day. Whether that is eating the same food, traveling to and from school or what clothing they wear. Changes of their physical environment (like moving furniture around), new people or even vacations can tip the scale for a full blown meltdown.

While parents might be in the know, other family members, teachers or friends may not recognize how critical daily routine is. Part of Autism Awareness is recognizing and addressing routine.
While every detail in the day cannot be controlled, some aspects, like waking routines and bedtime routines can.
At bedtime, reading favorite books, playing familiar music or massages with soothing scented oils can be a predictable down time, paving the way for a better night’s rest.
Familiar scents are comforting and reassuring, and Pepex is recognized by the Autism Hope Alliance for being part of that bedtime remedy. Pocket sized, you can take it traveling – ensuring that expected routine happens.