Free Lindsay? How Bout Free My Kombucha!

Last week, I headed over to Native Sun to pick up some necessaries--which included some bottles of Kombucha.  
That's when, to my horror, I saw all the shelves empty 
and this lengthy note:

How could they take away Kombucha?! My imagination began running wild. Just the other day, a friend had shared a theory that the government was trying to keep Americans unhealthy so that we would be more easily controlled.  Taking away this healing tonic is one more example, I was quick to think.
Then, I heard this:
Lindsay Lohan is the reason. 
Lohan,  Kombucha in hand

That's right. Lindsay Lohan.
Click HERE to read a CNBC article about this mess. Turns out Lindsay was wearing a SCRAM bracelet to monitor her alcohol consumption. Lindsay enjoys her Kombucha, just like me, and she claims the alcohol content in the naturally fermented tea is what set off her SCRAM alarm.
 Lohan with Her SCRAM. Classy.

Unpasteurized Kombucha has been temporarily taken off the market to test the alcohol levels .
GT Dave, founder of the company that produces Lohan's Kombucha said that at the time of shipping, the product is compliant with < 0.5 alcohol content. However, these levels could increase while the product is being stored or shipped. 
In the meantime, I'll be making my own--why don't you try? We can have a kombucha exchange. 
These hipster dudes can show us how:

I'll keep you posted about how that turns out.

Interested in learning more about Kombucha? Click HERE.

Spare Your Kidneys: Arnica As Effective As Ibuprofen!

This little mountain flower packs a powerful healing punch

     Recent studies reveal that Arnica is as effective as Ibuprofen in relieving osteoarthritis pain and stiffness. A preparation of arnica extract was chosen for the randomized, double-blind study conducted by researchers in Switzerland. The study had patients with osteoarthritis of the hand joints apply arnica gel topically three times a day, for 21 days. At the end of the three week period, study authors concluded that short-term use of arnica gel improves pain and function in osteoarthritis as effectively as ibuprofen gel.

"Users of ibuprofen and other NSAIDs are at a higher risk for heart attacks and strokes. In addition, more serious side effects of ibuprofen include ulcers, bleeding or holes in the stomach or the intestine. Patients who are at greater risk for these side effects are people who use ibuprofen on a long-term basis, are in poor health or drink 3 or more alcoholic drinks while on ibuprofen."

          Want to buy the best Arnica gel 
    I've found in all my years 
    doing bodywork? This is it:

    Arnica Plus from Peaceful Mountain. I LOVE Peaceful Mountain products and am lucky enough to use them everyday at work. I first came across the brand in a Jacksonville Whole Foods.   
    Trust me. Get Some.

    Arnica, white willow* (aspirin is derived from white willow bark), devil’s claw*, witch hazel**, peppermint*, aloe, potassium sorbate, 
    originox (dont worry--this is Oregano), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, water, carbomer (less than 1%)
    (*certified organic | **certified wild-crafted)

    Click here to check out the Peaceful Mountain informative website and have fun browsing all the great goods. From Colloidal Silver to Chafe Rescue, Joint Rescue to Stomach Rescue, you'll have your first aid kit stocked.  

    And the best part?  
    Mention Marjorie Dickinson, LMT and you will get 30% off your order!   
    (And no, I'm not getting kickbacks.)