It’s time to stop procrastinating and enter your photo in our “Where Will You Take Oscillo?” Photo Contest! There are only three weeks left in this exiting #oscillo2paris contest, and you could win a five-day, four-night trip for two to Paris! Photo submissions must display somewhere you would like to go or take your Oscillo with you, with an optional creative caption. All photos will be judged on aesthetics and originality. No purchase is necessary to enter, and every participant is allowed to submit one original photo each week. The contest runs through March 30, 2014. For official contest rules and how to enter the contest, visit Oscillo.com/travel or Oscillo’s Facebook page. Good luck!
Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products trade show kicks off Friday! With so many consumers now interested in health and sustainability, Expo West, held March 7-9 in Anaheim, Calif., is a forum for over 60,000 industry professionals to share ideas and introduce new products that are healthy and environmentally sound. A major exhibitor at Expo West for many years, Boiron is looking forward to interacting with our colleagues, supporters and retailers to find ways to improve our business to better serve you! You can find us in the middle of all the action at Booth 1314.
The Trans-Americas Journey team is ready to share their third clue and photo for our Arnicare Everywhere Photo Contest! Enter now for your chance to win an Arnicare Everywhere It Hurts Gift Pack, including Arnicare Gel and Cream, Arnicare Tablets, Arnica montana 30C oral pellets, and an official Arnicare t-shirt and luggage tag.
Week #3 Clue & Question: It’s carnival season again, which brings massive celebrations over the five days leading up to Lent (this year, Lent starts on March 5). The annual parties and parades in places like Trinidad and Tobago, Veracruz, Mexico, New Orleans (where it’s called Mardi Gras) and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil may be the most famous, but the largest carnival celebration in Central America holds its own with millions of dollars spent on outrageous floats, mountains of fireworks, and not one, but two, elaborately-costumed carnival queens who engage in a lively “uptown” vs. “downtown” rivalry complete with name-calling and entourages of fans. Where does this Central American carnival celebration take place?
Click here to complete the contest entry form and submit your answer to this week’s photo challenge by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, March 10. Not a Facebook user? Use this link instead. Weekly winners will be notified by e-mail for verification and announced on our Arnicare Facebook page. Good luck!
Spring is on its way and so is the dreaded allergy season! And not to mention the inevitable aches and pains that come with being newly active after a long winter break. Be prepared to fight these symptoms and more by joining us for this week’s Holistic Moms Network Twitter Party. We’ll explore how homeopathic medicines can help relieve upper respiratory symptoms from allergies without causing drowsiness, as well as the insect stings and eye irritations that are commonplace this time of year. We’ll also take a look at essential medicines that should be in your family’s natural first aid kit. Our medical expert is Christophe Merville, D. Pharm., director of education and pharmacy development at Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines. Dr. Merville and the Boiron team will show you how easily homeopathy can be successfully and safely integrated into a healthier lifestyle for your family.
Time: 9 p.m. ET (NEW TIME!)
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 30 minutes of moderate activity per day is proven to improve both mental and physical health. So to celebrate February as the 50th anniversary of American Hearth Month, here are some tips from the AHA for increasing your physical activity at home, at work, and at play:
At Home—It’s convenient, comfortable and safe to work out at home, and it allows your children to see you being active, which sets a good example.
- Go out for a short walk before breakfast, after dinner or both! Start with 5-10 minutes and work up to 30 minutes.
- Stand up while talking on the telephone.
- Park farther away at the shopping mall and walk the extra distance. Wear your walking shoes and sneak in an extra lap or two around the mall.
At the Office—Most of us have sedentary jobs, and work takes up a significant part of our day.
- Brainstorm project ideas with a coworker while taking a walk.
- Walk down the hall to speak with someone rather than using the telephone.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Or get off a few floors early and take the stairs the rest of the way.
- Schedule exercise time on your business calendar and treat it as any other important appointment.
- Walk around your building for a break during the work day or during lunch.
- Plan family outings and vacations that include physical activity (hiking, backpacking, swimming, etc.)
- Make a date with a friend to enjoy your favorite physical activities. Do them regularly.
- Take dancing lessons. Hit the dance floor on fast numbers instead of slow ones.
And here’s one last tip: Don’t forget your Arnicare! Starting a new exercise regimen is likely to cause sore muscles, so keep a tube of Arnicare Gel on hand to relieve muscle pain and stiffness. How are you celebrating American Heart Month? Share your fitness goals with us and how you hope to achieve them.
The Trans-Americas Journey team is ready to share their second clue and photo for our Arnicare Everywhere Photo Contest! Enter now for your chance to win an Arnicare Everywhere It Hurts Gift Pack, including Arnicare Gel and Cream, Arnicare Tablets, Arnica montana 30C oral pellets, and an official Arnicare t-shirt and luggage tag.
Week #2 Clue & Question: Hundreds of birds, including parrots, parrotlets and parakeets, flock to naturally-mineral-rich clay licks where they eat the clay so their bodies can use the minerals to neutralize toxins which they absorb from their seed-rich diets. Travelers flock to these sites, which are only found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, to witness one of the most amazing animal spectacles on earth. This clay lick is inside a national park in Ecuador that’s been called one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. What is the name of the Ecuadorian national park where this clay lick is located?
Click here to complete the contest entry form and submit your answer to this week’s photo challenge by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, March 3. Not a Facebook user? Use this link instead. Weekly winners will be notified by e-mail for verification and announced on our Arnicare Facebook page. Good luck!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there will probably be several more weeks of flu activity, especially in regions where activity started later, such as the Northeast and West Coast. So make sure you’re prepared to fight cough, cold or flu-like symptoms with this winter prize pack from Parent Tested Parent Approved’s (PTPA) Fan Friday contest! Three lucky winners will receive Oscillococcinum 6 Dose, Children’s Chestal Honey Cough Syrup 4.2 fl oz, and coupons for both products. Click here to enter now. Entries will be taken until Thursday, February 27 at 11:59 p.m., and the winners will be announced on PTPA’a Facebook page next Friday at 9 a.m. Good luck!
Our friends at Trans-Americas Journey are taking their Arnicare everywhere and so might you! Each week, we’ll share photos and clues from their travels so you can guess where our Arnicare has been for a chance to win an Arnicare Everywhere It Hurts Gift Pack. One random winner per week (for six weeks), drawn from correct entries, will win an exclusive gift pack that includes Arnicare Gel and Cream, Arnicare Tablets, Arnica montana 30C oral pellets, and an official Arnicare t-shirt and luggage tag (approximately $50 value). The contest ends Tuesday, April 1.
Week #1 Clue & Question: This sanctuary, located in southern Colombia, started out as a humble shrine. The Gothic Revival structure you see here, which rises more than 300 feet above the Guáitara River, was built on the spot between 1916 and 1949 inside a deep, rocky gorge. Today, this place is a destination for pilgrims and travelers. What is the name of this building which is sometimes called the “dangling church”?
Click here to complete the contest entry form and submit your answer for a chance to win! Not a Facebook user? Use this link instead. Winners will be announced every Tuesday on the Arnicare Facebook page and notified by email. Good luck!
One of our most popular homeopathic medicines, Nux vomica, is made from the seeds of the Strychnine tree (Strychnos nux-vomica) which is native to Southeast Asia, particularly India. In its micro-dosed form, Nux helps to relieve nausea, acid indigestion and hangovers. Most importantly, after Americans spend approximately $1.6 billion on candy and $3.5 billion on romantic evenings out on the town to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it helps to relieve an upset stomach from overindulgence in food and drink. Available at your local natural products or health food store, Nux is sold in a single multi-dose tube of approximately 80 pellets or in a Buy 2 Get 1 free pack (three tubes for the cost of two). So it may not be a bad idea to keep Nux on-hand this weekend to help with your post-Valentine’s Day recovery!
Arnica is one of the most popular homeopathic medicines worldwide. It’s recommended by health care professionals, professional athletes and savvy moms to help relieve muscle pain and stiffness and reduce swelling and discoloration from bruising. But before you head to Walgreens, CVS or Rite Aid to buy your own tube and join the thousands of fans who count on this natural pain-relieving product, check your local paper from this past weekend for a $3 coupon on Arnicare Gel or Cream. And don’t forget to let us know how the product works for you—we would love to share your stories on our website and social media pages!
An expert in integrative care, Dr. Lauri Grossman is a licensed chiropractor and homeopath and chairs the Department of International Affairs at the American Medical College of Homeopathy. Dr. Grossman was a speaker at the 39th Annual Arab Health Exhibition and Congress in Dubai last week and shared her experience with us.
The Arab Health Exhibition and Congress is one of the world’s largest medical events. At this year’s event, there were around 85,000 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care providers from 153 different countries in attendance. On the second day of the conference, I presented a case on burns to the face treated with an integrative approach, including homeopathic medicines. I also moderated a session on allergies and upper respiratory tract infections. At the conference’s closing event, I was on a panel that discussed the direction of homeopathy worldwide and challenges before the profession. Others who spoke included Dr. Peter Fisher, Clinical Director of Research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrative Medicine in London, and Dr. Kulwat Singh, Dean of Homeopathic Faculty at Vinoba Bhave University and Professor of Surgery at S H Medical College in Jamshedpur, India. It was wonderful to meet so many homeopathic physicians from around the world. The photos below include several of the doctors and pharmacists I met from the UK, UAE, Italy, Germany, Afghanistan and New Zealand.
Six more weeks of winter is not the forecast most of us were hoping to hear from Punxsutawney Phil this past weekend. But if snow, wind and cold temperatures insist on sticking around, it’s a good idea to be prepared to fight the inevitable coughs and colds that will come along with it. Join PTPA Media for their Latest & Greatest Award Winners’ Tweet Chat tomorrow afternoon, and enjoy the opportunity to chat with the latest PTPA winners, including Children’s Chestal! Plus, we’re offering three lucky participants the chance to win one bottle of Children’s Chestal and one $1 off coupon! Check out the complete list of winners here, and use the hashtag #ptpaparty to join in the conversation.
Time: 12 – 1 p.m. ET
Hosts: @PTPA, @OscilloUSA & other PTPA winners
Calling all new and expectant parents in the Miami area! Head over to Jungle Island on Tuesday night for the “Biggest Baby Shower Ever,” hosted by Big City Moms. The expo will feature a wide variety of top products and services in the baby industry, along with several seminars from some of the most highly-regarded figures in the pregnancy and parenting worlds, including Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio from Project Nursery, Liza Huber from Sage Spoonfuls, Boo Zamek from Just Ask Boo, Dr. Gia Fruscione from DLVRMaternity.com, and many more. Plus, make time to visit the stroller test drive track, get a massage, and enjoy a sweet treat and one of Big City Moms’ signature mocktails.
Boiron is proud to be a first-time sponsor of this event, and Deborah and Maria from our public relations team will be on hand to meet with attendees and share information about our Camilia teething medicine. Look for conference updates and photos from the event on Twitter via @DeborahBoironPR or @CamiliaUSA.
What: The Biggest Baby Shower Ever Miami
When: Tuesday, February 4 – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
How: A standard entry pass is $75. (All ticket holders receive a gift bag and a Baby Shower Bingo Card.) Click here to buy your tickets now!
Heading to the event? Make sure to stop by our Camilia booth and say “hello” to our team. We would love to meet you!
With over 70,000 parents, PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community. These independent parent volunteers evaluate products in their own homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience—not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value.
“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and websites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”
Oscillococcinum flu medicine was the first Boiron product to receive this prestigious parent award last fall.
Click here to see the complete list of the latest 2014 winners and here to enter the week-long Congrats-A-Thon contest on Facebook for your chance to win a free bottle of Children’s Chestal and other goodies from PTPA!
Everyone feels slightly melancholy in the weeks following the holiday season, especially this year, as we suffer through polar vortexes and heavy snowstorms. So why not give yourself something to look forward to this spring? Enter our “Where Will You Take Oscillo?” Photo Contest, and you could win a five-day, four-night trip for two to Paris! Photo submissions must display somewhere you would like to go or take your Oscillo with you, with an optional creative caption. All photos will be judged on aesthetics and originality. No purchase is necessary to enter, and every participant is allowed to submit one original photo each week. This exciting #oscillo2paris contest runs through March 30, 2014. For official contest rules and how to enter the contest, visit Oscillo.com/travel or Oscillo’s Facebook page. Good luck!
Traveling often causes anxiety, dietary changes, and a lack of exercise and sleep, resulting in an increased chance of coming in contact with someone with the highly contagious flu virus. But what can you do when you feel those first signs of flu coming on, and you can’t afford to be sick on your business trip or family vacation? Watch this short video as Kenneth Redcross, MD, guides travelers through flu season on American Airlines’ in-flight radio program and recommends keeping Oscillo flu medicine on hand to help nip those symptoms in the bud. Dr. Redcross is the medical director of the Manhattan’s Physician Group, Inc’s Harlem location.
In early January, over 7,500 gallons of the chemical 4-methylcyclohexane methanol leaked into the Elk River in West Virginia and into the water supply from a tank farm close to the river. The chemical poisoned the water, preventing people from drinking or bathing in it, and impacting public health, wildlife and the environment.
This water crisis, along with several other events over the last ten years, continues to demonstrate the lack of protections in the U.S. involving chemicals. According to the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, chemicals don’t have to be studied before they are put into production. Over 60,000 chemicals were approved in 1976, and only 20 were tested for safety. Since then, only five of these substances have been restricted.
Join the #RealReform of Chemicals Twitter Party tonight from 9-10:30 ET to discuss ways to educate the public about this crisis and how to prevent it in the future. Use the hashtag #RealReform to participate. One of several sponsors of the Twitter party, Boiron is giving away cough, cold and flu value packs to three lucky participants. For more information and to RSVP for the Twitter party, click here
“My back hurts.”
“My neck is stiff.”
“My knees are sore.”
Most of us suffer from one or more of these discomforts daily, and we’re always searching for more natural ways to ease the pain. Fortunately, on Monday’s episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Dr. Mehmet Oz offered his “all-time favorite natural cure” for everyday aches and pains—Arnica gel!
“Harvested for centuries for its medicinal properties…the Arnica plant is found in mountainous regions and contains a compound” that helps to relieve muscle pain, stiffness and swelling, according to the segment. “Thanks to this gel, your days of suffering from muscle aches and joint pain may soon be over.” Apply Arnica topical gel, found conveniently at local drugstores, directly to the painful area three times a day, but remember to avoid putting it on open wounds.
Arnica has grown to be one of the most popular homeopathic medicines worldwide. It’s also available as a cream, an ointment or oral pellets or tablets, For more information on Arnica and where to buy this pain-relieving medicine, click here.
“Fifty-three percent of Americans take at least one dietary supplement a day,” according to the Taste for Life editorial team. “While multivitamins and omega-3 oils are by far the most popular supplements on the market, there’s a wide array of supportive supplements and herbal remedies available to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. We’ve narrowed down the field and recommend [these] products to help you start your year off right.” The full list is featured in the January 2014 issue of Taste for Life. Oscillo was selected as one of the winners in the “Immunity” category.
Oscillococcinum has been shown in clinical studies to help reduce both the duration and the severity of flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, body aches, chills and fever. Recommended for everyone ages two and up, Oscillo does not cause drowsiness. It’s available at Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and Target, as well as pharmacies and natural retailers nationwide. Use our store finder to find a retailer nearest you. For more information, visit Oscillo.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.