Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Yoga-ga starts tomorrow!

Our next class of Baby & Me yoga begins tomorrow! The six-week class is a fun way to feel good and meet other new moms and babies. The fee is $72 for the series.

Grab your yoga mat and join us!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

BabyTime Expo is Coming to San Diego This Weekend

The BabyTime Expo will be in San Diego June 13th and 14th and we have two free tickets to give away to our blog readers!

There are a ton of fun activities and exhibitors. Check out the San Diego Bargain Mama booth to win a prize from Babies in Bloom, or one of the other fabulous businesses represented there!

To win the pair of tickets, please post a comment below. We will choose a winner at random on Thursday at 5 pm pacific daylight time. :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Baltic Amber Necklaces are Back in Stock!

Recommended for teething and other concerns, baltic amber jewelry is popular for babies and children. How does it work? Here is an explanation from our manufacturer...

Our Baltic Amber jewelry is a unique piece of history…The amber beads are fossils from an ancient forest which existed tens of millions of years ago. Baltic amber is not a stone, but a fossilized tree resin.

Historically, Baltic Amber has been used in Europe as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries. Long ago it was considered one of the leading ‘medicines’ of its time. Baltic Amber is the most esteemed amber in the world, and the healing qualities of Baltic Amber make it unlike any other type of amber found in the world.

When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin.

Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it's presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways. How can baltic amber help us?

Pain Relief -Baltic amber contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of many types of discomfort associated with dental issues, headaches, joint pain, etc.

Strengthens the body's immune system -In many different and subtle ways, succinic acid helps boost the body's own natural healing ability and immune system.

Restoring Energy – The human body naturally produces succinic acid. The salt of succinic acid (succinate) is one of the most active substances in the processes of cellular respiration and intercellular energy creation. Succinic acid restores oxygen and energy supply to depleted cells and helps the body return to a normal, functioning state. Succinate is a raw material and a catalyst in the Krebs Cycle which is one of our main sources of energy. During the Krebs Cycle carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are metabolized for energy.

Maintaining Wellness - When the human body reacts to stress, the body’s cells begin to use oxygen more quickly. Oxygen plays a central role in the intercellular creation of energy, and a lack of oxygen can result in feeling lethargic. Oxygen is alkaline-forming in the blood and maintaining a slightly alkaline blood ph helps keep us healthy. Whenever the body functions in a state of low oxygen, it is much more susceptible to illness.

To help break a cycle of (chronic) inflammation - Where chronic inflammation is present, disease lurks. When the body’s cells are chronically inflamed the human body’s immune system response is to increase production of free radicals. Chronic overproduction of free radicals results in inflammatory-related disease. Chronic inflammation is a common denominator of many seemingly unrelated diseases.

While wearing a piece or two of baltic amber jewelry may not cure all that may ail you, it has been a proven benefit to many!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Breastfeeding and Heart Disease

Women who breastfeed are at lower risk for heart disease later in life. Data from nearly 140,000 postmenopausal women (median age 63 years) were studied, as reported in the May 2009 edition of the journal “Obstetrics and Gynecology.” The study authors found that postmenopausal women with a single live birth who breastfed for 7-12 months were significantly less likely to develop cardiovascular disease than women who never breastfed. Among the women, increased duration of lactation was also associated with lower rates of hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Access the study online at http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Abstract/2009/05000/Duration_of_Lactation_and_Risk_Factors_for.5.aspx.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Our June Newsletter - The Latest Buzz

Read our June newsletter here. To receive future e-news, please register here. Thank you!