Friday, October 21, 2016

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Kids aren’t just “little adults.” Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of chemicals, and preventing early-life exposures to harmful chemicals can help prevent health problems throughout their lives. 
Despite these concerns, children’s cosmetic products — like the ones we tested — contain carcinogens and hormone disrupting chemicals. Tell Congress: Cancer-Chemicals & Heavy Metals Don’t Belong in Kid’s Face Paint or Makeup! 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mont SUTTON, one of Quebec’s major ski resorts located in the Eastern Townships, is already gearing up for the 2016-2017 ski season.

Master plan and snowmaking are in the pipeline

 This season is the resort’s first under the ownership of Jean-Michel Ryan, Pierre Chesnay and Sylvain Gervais and visitors can expect many exciting changes in a near future. This year will be one of transition, allowing for an in-depth analysis of potential diversification opportunities, of a real-estate development plan and of the resort’s future endeavours. For this winter, the new owners are investing half a million dollars in the improvement of the existing snowmaking infrastructure.

A year of transition that bodes well for the future

This new season about to begin will mainly be one for reflection. A quarter of a million dollars will be invested in the creation of a master plan intended to turn the resort into a major four-season tourist destination, while staying true to the resort’s authentic DNA. « We want to mobilize the active forces in Sutton in order to turn this destination into a high-quality living environment, and one of the most sought-after destinations in Quebec,» explains Jean-Michel Ryan, president and general manager. «We want to ensure the resort’s future continuity, while respecting the community, the customers, the employees and the surrounding nature.» This master plan will allow us to verify both the potential and the best opportunities that could come from a comprehensive diversification, to determine and prioritize each of the development phases to come, as well as identify the key actors in their achievement. Lodging, mountain biking and even more... everything is up for discussion at Mont SUTTON!
The new owners’ position is clear: Mont SUTTON will continue to grow according to a vision of sustainable development and in respect of the well-established DNA of a mountain that wishes to retain its distinctive natural attributes.  In an agreement with the new owners, Nature Conservancy Canada has in fact purchased a piece of land, effectively increasing the size of the Réserve Naturelle des Montagnes-Vertes. This land, known as Dos d’Orignal, is the natural habitat of many protected species. Several 15-foot mature trees will be planted in the Sous-Bois II sector to reforest the area and conserve Mont SUTTON’s DNA. These actions illustrate the new owners’ desire to maintain the balance between development and conservancy, and to confirm Mont SUTTON’s status as an exceptional destination in harmony with nature.

Important investments in snowmaking

Just this year, the new buyers have invested half a million dollars to develop a better snowmaking system. In total, 50 new energy-efficient snow guns will contribute to the improvement in production and in the quality of the snow being made. Improvements will also be made to the overall snowmaking system: updates to the computers in the machinery room, new piping, new valves, new communication wiring. These investments are in line with a will to pump serious funds into the improvement of the snowmaking system in order to increase capacity, flexibility and speed in order to offer an even higher quality product!

Other news

Many new things are also in store at the Boutique Experience SUTTON. New noteworthy brands are now available: Völkl, Atomic, Briko, Alpina, Scarpa, Dale of Norway, Maloja and Reusch. The ski goggle and racing departments have also been completely revamped to offer the best brands and even better service. Furthermore, the Bar Le Tucker will now host an Open Mic après-ski on Thursdays, along with the well-loved live music Fridays.
While we wait for the first snowflakes, Mont SUTTON’s Fall Festival is still on with lots of activities for one last weekend on October 15 & 16; the Boutique Experience SUTTON sales staff is on hand to advise customers according to their needs and the Ski School is taking registrations. The events calendar and the season’s special offers are online and pictures for season’s passes can be taken. In short, from clients to employees, the excitement for the upcoming ski season can already be felt at Mont SUTTON!

Installation of the new snow guns for the 2016-2017 season

Installation of the new snow guns for the 2016-2017 season

Mont SUTTON is a major ski resort located in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, known across North America for its unique glade concept for every type of skier and its many junctions creating endless possibilities for every run. Mont SUTTON also sets itself apart with its authentic ambiance, awe-inspiring nature and its exceptional snow conditions.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

NuVal® Recognizes Eggland's Best Eggs with Highest Nutrition Score in Egg Category

Judged on Nutritional Value – Eggland's Best is Significantly Superior to Ordinary Eggs
-- The NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System, a comprehensive food
scoring system that measures the nutritional quality of foods, has identified
Eggland's Best eggs as the highest scoring egg on grocery store shelves. 
Eggland's Best logo.
Every year national food brands are tested on the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring
 System, which looks into more than 30 nutrients and nutrition factors such as
 Vitamin D, Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, saturated fat, calories and protein.
 The system was created to provide an easy-to-use guide to maintaining a healthy
 diet in an environment where obesity is a growing concern.
Grocery shoppers across the country look to the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring
 System as a guide for making quick, smart decisions when selecting nutritionally
 superior food brands for themselves and their families. Developed by a panel of
 nutrition and medical experts, NuVal® uses fact panels, package labels and
 nutrition reports to score foods on a scale of 1 – 100. The higher the NuVal®
 score, the more nutrient-rich the food item is.
"After testing 48 different brands of eggs, Eggland's Best eggs came out on
 top in terms of nutritional value," said Anne Bernier, Sr. Operations Director
 for NuVal LLC.  "Eggland's Best's dedication to providing Americans with
a nutritionally superior egg was proven during an evaluation of more than
30 different nutrients and nutrition factors, which resulted in an impressive
 NuVal score of 85." 
Compared to regular eggs, Eggland's Best eggs contain 25 percent less
 saturated fat, five times more vitamin D, more than double the omega-3s,
 ten times more vitamin E and three times more vitamin B12.  Eggland's Best's 
superior nutritional profile is due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed
 that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of
rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E.  In addition, a recent independent
 study showed that Eggland's Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.
"Receiving the highest NuVal score, combined with our continued growth,
 reinforces the fact that we are achieving our goal of providing consumers the
 best tasting, freshest, and most nutritious egg possible," said Charlie Lanktree,
 President and CEO of Eggland's Best. "Eggland's Best's significantly higher
 score than ordinary eggs helps consumers make healthier decisions for their families."
Eggland's Best eggs are available in classic large, extra-large, jumbo, organic
and cage-free, as well as hard-cooked peeled egg and liquid egg whites varieties.
For more information on NuVal®, visit
For more information on Eggland's Best and delicious and nutritious recipes,
About Eggland's Best EggsEggland's Best (EB) is the No. 1 branded egg in
 the U.S. and is an excellent source of Vitamins D, B12, and E, and a good source
of Vitamin B5 and Riboflavin. EB eggs have five times more Vitamin D, more than
 double the Omega-3, 10 times more Vitamin E and 25 percent less saturated
fat than ordinary eggs.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service
 customers that the eggs meet the highest production and safety standards.
 Eggland's Best was voted "America's Most Trusted Egg Brand" by American
shoppers in the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, "America's Most
Recommended™ Eggs" by women in the 2016 Women's Choice Awards,
and has received numerous awards from Prevention Magazine, Men's Health,
Men's Fitness, Women's Health, and many others. 
In 2014, Eggland's Best was also awarded "Product of the Year" in the egg
 category by Product of the Year USA. Eggland's Best's hens are fed a strictly
 controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a
 better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB eggs are
 available in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked,
cage free hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified Kosher.
For more information, visit
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trust Your Gut… 6 Stomach Issues Not to Ignore


We’ve all eaten or imbibed something that didn’t agree with us, or caught a stomach bug that was settled with rest, over-the-counter aids and some chicken broth. While many times we can go it alone and solve a stomach ache ourselves, there are certainly times when it’s necessary to see a doctor. Dr. Gina Sam is a Gastroenterologist with Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and an Associate Professor. She provides insights on symptoms indicative of common abdominal conditions and advises when it’s time to see the doctor.
Common symptoms include feeling full fast during a mean, a slicing pain, burning or tightness between your breastbone and navel or bloating. The tricky thing with indigestion is that it can be triggered by something else that is worse. Persistent indigestion may be a side effect of a medication, caused by smoking, thyroid disease, ulcers, infection, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). “If you rarely have indigestion and feel funny or discomfort after a spicy meal that may go away on its own. However, if indigestion is a daily occurrence for more than 2 weeks and is coupled with trouble swallowing, fatigue or weakness, then absolutely see your doctor to be sure it isn’t due to something more serious,” advises Dr. Sam.
Lactose Intolerance
When the small intestine fails to product enough lactase, an enzyme that digests milk sugar (lactose) food reaches the colon before it has been processed and absorbed. Undigested lactose interacts with normal bacteria in the colon leading to diarrhea, nausea, bloating, cramping, gas and sometimes even vomiting. These symptoms usually begin 30 minutes to two hours after consuming foods or drinks with lactose. Dr. Sam explains that the challenge with lactose intolerance is that it often leads to calcium deficiency so it’s always a good idea to see your doctor to create a plan that explores which foods trigger discomfort and which are still okay.
Kidney Stones
According to Dr. Sam, “kidney stones don’t cause symptoms until they pass on from the kidney toward your bladder. That’s when there may be cloudy or foul smelling urine that can appear brown or pink. There may also be a frequent need to urinate but the ability to urinate small amounts. Nausea and vomiting along with fever and chills are also symptoms. Usually when lower back pain is so severe sleeping and even sitting is difficult the patient seeks medical attention.” She adds, “When you have kidney stones you just know something isn’t right, yet sometimes it takes people longer to see several symptoms before they seek medical attention.”
While it’s more common to people ages 10-20, it can strike at any age. Typical symptom are pain specifically in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen however, half of those with appendicitis have pain elsewhere. Also not everyone has his or her appendix in the same place making the pain site vary. “This is why it is important to monitor symptoms closely. Many of the symptoms are similar to ones associated with other conditions such as kidney stone, Crohn’s disease; even ectopic pregnancy,” offers Dr. Sam. She further explains that the patient can expect several tests (blood, urine, MRI, CT or ultrasound) to confirm diagnoses. Some doctors don’t want to risk waiting for test results and based on how the patient describes his or her own symptoms may opt to surgically remove the appendix.
Gallstones are stones that form in the gallbladder, a tiny sac that hangs out under the liver, disgorging bile as needed to digest fats. These stones cause swelling and can block the duct into the intestine, resulting in pain. Gallstone pain tends to strike the right side of the upper abdomen, particularly after fatty meals. Such meals trigger the gallbladder to contract. “If the gallbladder is inflamed, any contraction of that nature will be amplified and typically will cause pain to the patient,” says Dr. Sam
Medication side effects
“No drug is without side effects and sometimes that includes abdominal pain. 
Oral bisphosphonates, a popular class of drugs that helps preserve bone density and prevent osteoporosis, can cause swelling—and therefore pain—in the lower esophagus,”, says Dr. Sam. 
Pain medications known as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin can also cause swelling in the stomach lining and may even lead to ulcers.
Rule of thumb is to trust the gut. When something feels more serious, it usually is. Some stomach issues can either be symptoms of other more serious issues or if left unaddressed, can escalate into something worse. “Whenever you’re feeling prolonged discomfort and sharp pain it’s worth seeing your doctor,” advises Dr. Sam.
About the doctor:

Dr. Gina Sam, MD/MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. She is the Director of the Mount Sinai Gastrointestinal Motility Center specializing in achalasia, gastroesophageal reflux, functional disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroparesis, and anorectal disorders including pelvic floor dyssnergia and fecal incontinence.

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Most Significant Advance in Carbon Based Water Filtration Products in Decades

New high performance “Compound-Catalytic™“ Carbon performs all filtration capabilities 
we’ve come to expect from catalytic and granular activated carbon products but also 
presents the ability to remove; Fluoride, Hexavalent Chromium, Arsenic, Lead, Mercury,
 Selenium, and more.

 H2O Easy Filtration Products introduces Compound-Catalytic™ Carbon with
 the launch of the WaterGenie ”Advanced” series Whole House and Point-of-Use
water filtration systems.

The new high performance “Compound-Catalytic™“ Carbon performs all
 filtration capabilities we’ve come to expect from catalytic and granular
activated carbon products but also presents the ability to remove; Fluoride,
 Hexavalent Chromium, Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Selenium, and more.

“It’s a game changer for the industry and a money saver for consumers.
This new product improves the cost effectiveness and sustainability of
water filtration systems for everyday use. What typically requires multiple
 components in multiple tanks can now be done with one tank containing
one media,” says Chris Hanson, Founder of H2O Easy Filtration Products.
 With the introduction of this product consumers will see a 65% reduction
 in cost from $1.45 per day to less than 0.95 cents per day. ”Just think
about that for a minute; clean, healthy water from every tap in your
home costs less than a cup coffee per day! I am very excited for my
 customers,” says Hanson.

Whole house and Point-of-Use carbon based filtration systems are a common
 and effective way of removing contaminants such as Chlorine,
Chloramines, TCE, Trihalomethanes, and improving taste and odor
while leaving essential minerals intact. Carbons oxidation and adsorption
capabilities are well known and have been utilized in water filtration for over 100 years.

About H2O Easy Filtration Products & Services: Established in 2006,
we are a locally owned; owner operated small business, located in Asheville,
 NC. Offering custom design water filtration products built in Asheville.
 Founders/owners Chris and Kelly Hanson reside in West Asheville, where
they have lived since 1987.
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H2O Easy Filtration Products
Chris Hanson

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Natural Calm Earns HealthyLivinG "Tested & Approved" Seal

HealthyLivinG Magazine’s “Tested & Approved Seal” was awarded to Natural Calm, 
a magnesium supplement from Natural Vitality.

Beverly Hills, CA, October 12, 2016 --( HealthyLivinG Magazine’s “Tested & Approved Seal” was awarded to Natural Calm, a magnesium supplement from Natural Vitality.

Natural Calm is rated the number one selling magnesium supplement in the natural products industry ten years in a row, according to health-food supermarket scanner reports from the SPINS survey group.

HealthyLivinG Magazine’s “Tested & Approved Seal” is a standard of safety based on California’s Proposition 65, also called the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.

Considered the toughest consumer product safety law in the US, Prop. 65 is intended to help Californians make informed decisions about protecting themselves from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Prop. 65 safety measures in many instances are stricter than federal, industry and European Union standards.

Independent from and unknown by the company, HealthyLivinG
Foundation independently purchased and tested Natural Calm for
 chemical toxins including inorganic arsenic, cadmium and lead and
 notified the company of its product’s tests and passage only after
 test results were analyzed using standards of the California law.

“There are two purposes to our program,” says a spokeswoman
for HealthyLivinG Foundation. “The seal assures retailers and
shoppers the product is free from harmful amounts of chemical toxins
 known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive
effects. About one-third of products tested among supplements are in
violation. This is often due to sourcing of raw materials and putting
costs cutting above consumer health. Any company or consumer can
 submit products for testing to HLF.”

“We believe this testing program meets both the needs of our
customers and retailers for independent verification of the safety
 and purity of our ingredients,” says Natural Vitality CEO Justin
Farmar. “It’s a fair program because the foundation acts just l
ike a consumer but actually tests the products independently
of the company.”

About the HealthyLivinG Foundation

The HealthyLivinG Foundation is the 501C(3) nonprofit charity
that publishes HealthyLivinG magazine, the national publication on
consumer health. Chemical Toxin Working Group (dba HealthyLivinG
 Foundation) is the testing arm of the nonprofit. CTWG independently
 purchases and tests food and consumer products for chemical toxins,
notifying manufacturers and the public of the products’ passage.

In 2015 alone HLF/CTWG reached the biggest legal settlements in the
industry with such violators as Kroger, Walmart, Bumble Bee, Chicken 
of the Sea, Crown Prince and others. As a result, violators removed
 toxic products from sale, reformulated them or put warnings of their 
labels they contain a contaminant that causes cancer or reproductive
harm on the product packaging. Test results are analyzed using 
standards of the California's Proposition 65 and accredited independent

For more up-to-the-minute information visit www.HealthyLivingMagazine.US
and get instant updates via Twitter (@USHealthyLivinG) and Facebook
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About Natural Vitality
Natural Vitality is an international dietary supplement company known
 for the No.1 selling product Natural Calm®, The Anti-Stress Drink.
The company also publishes Organic Connections, an online journal
and has begun the Calm Earth Project, an environmental
action initiative. For more info, visit

For additional information, please contact:

Natural Vitality
Andreas Koch
512 806-7650
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