Good morning.  I guess I felt very lazy today, because I had breakfast in a tub:


My granola mess contained:


  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1 tablespoon flax
  • A banana


I LOVE using the last yogurt in the tub.  It makes clean-up a snap!


Nom, nom, nom.  This granola is from Harvest Granola (the plain flavor) and it’s so delicious.  It almost tastes like raw sugar cookie dough?!


The Holistic Doctor Is In! Product Giveaway


As you know, my Husband runs a holistic supplement website called The Holistic Doctor Is In!.  The other day he told me he wanted to run a fun giveaway for the website, and I said, “OF COURSE!”


All of the products listed below are endorsed and used by my father-in-law, Dr. Cushing, at our family’s naturopathic clinic.  Two lucky winners will get to select their choice of the following products. 


  • Max Stress B (2oz) liquid Vegan B-complex:  The entire complex of Super Food B vitamins are present in Max Stress B Nano-Plex, naturally combined with powerful, synergistic co-factors and transporters. It is a truly 100% natural, whole-nutrient vitamin B complex supplement, delivering safe, proven support for energy, anti-stress, brain, heart, mood and immune health.   Great for vegetarians!

Max Stress B Vitamin (2oz/8oz Liquid)


  • Glucosamine Synergy (Whole food supplement):  The bones, joints, and supportive connective tissue are living tissues that remain in a constant state of renewal and restoration.   Great for runners with bad knees!

A-C Carbamide® (90T, 270T Suitable for Vegetarians)


  • Bone & Joint Complex Quantum:  Advanced support for healthy bone and joint function, including healthy cartilage and connective tissue.  Comprehensive, synergistic complex that supports joint and connective tissue growth, rejuvenation, and alkalinization.  Ideal for people with troublesome knees and joints.

Bone & Joint Complex Quantum (60Vcaps)

  • Clear SteviaTM (Liquid 2oz):  NuNaturals has developed this easy to use liquid that allows the most accurate measurement of Stevia Extract. Plus, Stevia is now a FDA approved sweetener!

Clear SteviaTM (Liquid 2oz)


  • Resveratrol:  Resveratrol is a compound often associated with the health benefits of red wine, because of its powerful antioxidant and cardioprotectant properties. It promotes cardiovascular health through its antioxidant action and its ability to modulate platelet aggregation and arachidonic acid metabolism. Pure Encapsulations Resveratrol is derived from one of the richest known sources, Polygonum cuspidatum, an herb utilized as a nutritional agent for centuries.

Resveratrol 200 mg (60,120 vcaps)


  • Catalyn (Whole food Multi-Vitamin):  Catalyn is a multiple vitamin, mineral, and trace mineral concentrate. Catalyn is the antithesis of the "mega-dose" approach to nutritional supplementation. This multi-vitamin is a food-based package of nutrients in the most potent and bioavailable form, the natural state – not the chemically produced state.

A-C Carbamide® (90T, 270T Suitable for Vegetarians)


  • Quantum-Rx Daily Multi:  A world-class formula that provides living vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes and chlorophyll from a premier selection of grade 10 herbs, phytonutrient complexes and highly ionized, one-of-a-kind coral minerals.  

Daily Multi,Quantum (60Vcaps)


Wanna win one of these products? (Take note: the Max Stress B complex is part of my magical hangover cure mix!)  All you have to do is leave a comment describing an alternative medicine technique or treatment you’ve tried or want to try.  Maybe you want to try acupuncture, holistic supplements, meditation, or massage therapy? Or maybe you’d love an appointment with a Naturopathic Doctor?  I’ll randomly select two winners.


Side note:  I have a good alternative medicine story about my Achilles tendon that I’ll share later! 🙂


You have until tomorrow morning to enter. Ready, set, go!



  • Katie (Sweet Tater) November 9, 2009, 8:58 am

    i’d be all over some meditation. i do a lot of yoga but i have not really taken it from a strictly physical exercise to a mental one. also my grandma knees would kill for that glucosamine supplement…

  • Katie November 9, 2009, 8:59 am

    I’ve always been intrigued by acupuncture, actually. I know a few people who’ve done it and swear by it, but I’m not totally convinced. I really want to try it someday to see for myself, but for now I’ll stick to holistic supplements!

  • greenbean November 9, 2009, 9:01 am

    i’d love to try reflexology (sp?) or perhaps acupuncture. i’ve been seeing a naturopath and haven’t really seen much improvement, but i’m still very open and believe that results can be found without medication. good luck everyone!

  • Chari November 9, 2009, 9:02 am

    I used homeopathy [drops], some lozenges made with colloidal silver and an immune boost holistic supplement to cure a UTI in 2 days! Got the “recipe” from a woman at the Oviedo Chamberlin’s.

  • Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) November 9, 2009, 9:03 am

    I tried Acupuncture once but would like to try it again. Having a thyroid issue has made me aware of so many holistic options that seem better for my body then standard meds…

  • Maura November 9, 2009, 9:04 am

    I would love to try massage therapy! It would definitely cut down on my stress of applying to medical school (hopefully).

  • kristin November 9, 2009, 9:04 am

    acupuncture! ive always wanted to try it but it SCARES ME!!!

  • Jocelyn November 9, 2009, 9:04 am

    I’v been taking saw palmetto (alternative to regular hormone therepy) It’s supposed to be good for women to boost hormone function and regulate the menstrual system

  • jen November 9, 2009, 9:05 am

    i’d love to try accupuncture or holistic massage. something that revives nerves or releases tension. grad school + running and training = lots of stress and pain.

  • Emily November 9, 2009, 9:06 am

    I’ve always wanted to try accupuncture but have always been scared of the needles. Massage therapy does sound pretty good though! =]

  • Caitie November 9, 2009, 9:07 am

    I’ve never really tried anything myself — my sister has tried acupuncture on a family vacation and said it worked a bit for her, but I think they say that you have to go back multiple times to actually see a real improvement. I would be most interested, at first anyway, to try the holistic supplements. I am always wary of taking those uber-processed multi-vitamins, and I would love to give these guys a shot.

  • laura November 9, 2009, 9:08 am

    I’ve been dying to start acupuncture. I hear such great things about it!

  • Elizabeth November 9, 2009, 9:08 am

    i really like acupuncture for stress and general well being. It doesn’t hurt at all and feels like such a great release!
    thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Laura November 9, 2009, 9:09 am

    Okay, I’ll fess up I first was excited about trying the Max Stress B for myself, but then I noticed the Bone & Joint Complex Quantum. My husband has awful knees. Had lap surgery a year ago to clean out the floating pieces of cartilage that were just broken off & floating around. He had hoped this would help the sudden sharp pains that would nearly drop him to the ground. However, the surgeon told him there was not much cartilage left & he would have to just see how the pain was. A year later he is in constant pain, somedays worse than others. We have both often thought of beginning a glucosamine supplement to see that might help the regrowth of at least some cartilage. We’ve heard great things from others and then average reports from some as well. Would be great to win this product and jump start him into a consistant program.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 9, 2009, 9:12 am

    I’ve always wanted to try acupuncture! I think it would really help with my tension headaches!

  • Jennifer S November 9, 2009, 9:14 am

    I would love to try a trip to a holistic dr or the Glucosamine Synergy. My running has suffered lately due to hip pain and this might help!

  • stacey November 9, 2009, 9:14 am

    I am a big fan of massage and I take Standard Process and Medi-Herb supplements daily.

  • Dori November 9, 2009, 9:15 am

    I’ve been doing colonics for a few months now and it has made such a huge difference. I also want to try acupuncture but I have been spending too much money. Great giveaway!

  • Morgan November 9, 2009, 9:15 am

    I’m really interested in accupuncture. I’ve learned a lot about that and body realignment b/c my brother is in osteopathic medical school. I prefer the whole body approach so much more to traditional medicine now!

  • Rachel November 9, 2009, 9:17 am

    I’ve taken Mona Vie in the past (the one with glucosamine) to help with my energy levels and aches and pains (I’m a dancer with tons of aches and pains). It helps, but I’m not very good at remembering to drink it twice a day!

    I’d love to get in to yoga to help my physical and mental well-being.

    I’m pretty much game to try anything that will make me feel better! I think both eastern and western medicine have their place and it’s a matter of finding the combination of things that works best for you. 🙂

  • Liesl November 9, 2009, 9:17 am

    I love trying new supplements, and studying up on Vitamins, and herbal treatments etc.
    My Mom tipped me off to Colloidal Silver this past year, and it is amazing! As soon as I feel a sore throat coming on I take a teaspoon of this stuff and it’s gone. Incredible! I’d love to win the B-Complex or Glucosamine! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Babycakes November 9, 2009, 9:17 am

    Hi Caitlin,

    I am a firm believer in holistic medicine and have been treated by a naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, Reiki master, and massage therapist. I also work with a holistic nutritionist who I just love. I am currently in grad school to become a nurse practitioner and plan to incorporate holistic medicine into my future practice 🙂

  • Catherine November 9, 2009, 9:17 am

    I’d love to try accupuncture. A former roommate of mine had it done to her, & she felt amazing afterwards. Plus, it cured what was ailing her the next day!

  • Mica November 9, 2009, 9:18 am

    When I was anemic, I tried a bunch of supplements instead of the standard iron pills. The yellow-dock drops were kind of funny, but the worst was the chlorophyll. It tastes like strong grass and turned my mouth green. I felt like I was going to start sprouting leaves!

  • karla November 9, 2009, 9:19 am

    i love massage therapy, and i would really like to try accupuncture. my dad says it really helps with his running injuries (he does ultras)!

  • Ashley November 9, 2009, 9:20 am

    I would LOVE to try accupressure, NOT puncture! As odd as this sounds my old horse has had accupuncture on multiple occasions and he’s a new animal when the procedure is done.

    If I didn’t have a massive fear of needles I’d try too. Instead, I’ll try the pressure route.

    My old horse was sure spoiled! He got more massages and special treatments then I ever had in my whole life!

  • jds November 9, 2009, 9:20 am

    i’ve always wanted to try acupuncture for my migraines!

  • Tyler November 9, 2009, 9:20 am

    I’ve always been super curious about accupunture. It looks so painful but I hear it’s awesome!

  • Anna November 9, 2009, 9:21 am

    I think because I am always on the go 24/7 I need some meditation, but I can’t imagine sitting still for five minutes without my to-do list streaming through my mind. I have a really hard time just relaxing and taking a step back from everything, but I think I need it. Also, reflexology seems like a very successful form of holistic healing. I would love to know if they could pin point the pain runners have such as knee or achilles with the pressure points on your feet and hands. PS I would love to try the Catalyn Multi-Vitamin becuase I think my body has been craving certain nutrients lately!

  • Jenny @ nutmegger November 9, 2009, 9:23 am

    I have recently started taking an active role in making my life healthier and cleaner all around! I started with diet and exercise, but ironically with exercise comes aches and pains (as you know!!) and popping an advil or tylenol kind of defeats the purpose of a cleansing outlook..right? I would really love to try a more holistic approach to healing my body andI think that these vitamins and treatments could be just the jump start I need 🙂

  • Matt November 9, 2009, 9:23 am

    I have always wanted to try accupuncture, even though I am afraid of needles. I have heard some great things about it.

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans November 9, 2009, 9:24 am

    I grew up going to a holistic doctor, but I’d love to try the bone and joint complex! My runner’s joints would thank me!

  • Kim November 9, 2009, 9:25 am

    I would love to see a naturopath! I have Celiac Disease and follow a gluten-free diet and seeing a Naturopath could really help me figure out what vitamins & minerals I might be missing in my diet due to avoiding gluten.

  • Erin November 9, 2009, 9:25 am

    I want to try accupuncture!

  • Rachel November 9, 2009, 9:27 am

    I used to work for a nutritionist that used alternative medicine instead of pharmaceuticals and I saw amazing results. He was an ophthalmologist as well and we saw huge changes in the health of their eyes after taking supplements. My favorite is magnesium because it helps me go and I don’t like laxatives.

  • Lauren November 9, 2009, 9:27 am

    Hmmm…so much in this area is interesting to me. My husband has back problems so I would really like for him to give accupuncture a try!

  • MelissaNibbles November 9, 2009, 9:28 am

    Never used an empty yogurt tub, but I’ve eaten breakfast IN the tub a few times.

    Does your hubby recomend any products for fibromyalgia? I’m looking for natural supplements. Thanks so much Caitlin!

  • Nina November 9, 2009, 9:30 am

    Acupuncture! To think I could relieve some of the stress in my joints and back! That would be wonderful!

  • Danielle November 9, 2009, 9:30 am

    After reading Eat, Pray, Love I’ve desperately been wanting to try meditation. I’m planning on traveling a bit in the far east next summer and hope to get a taste of it while I’m there 🙂

  • krystina November 9, 2009, 9:31 am

    I have been wanting to try 5-HTP to fight those seasonal blues. I want to do some more reading on it, but I’ve heard good things! Thanks for this giveaway!

  • Kelsey November 9, 2009, 9:32 am

    I’ve always wanted to have accupuncture instead of asprin or other medication. I approach healthy living in an all-natural sense, why not medicine?

  • Michele November 9, 2009, 9:32 am

    Holistic treatment: meditation. It works — no matter how you do it. Focusing on breathing is so critical for feeling grounded!!!

  • Sharon November 9, 2009, 9:34 am

    I would love to try acupuncture. I live in a very small town and they don’t offer it close by. I also would love to try the b complex. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it’s benefits!! What a wonderful giveaway!

  • Kristie Lynn November 9, 2009, 9:35 am

    I’ll be honest – I could never do acupuncture. Just seeing pictures of it makes me feel faint… yeah, needles and I don’t do very well together. But I’d be up for some holistic medicine 🙂

  • Lu November 9, 2009, 9:35 am

    Two things: 1) Acupuncture cured something that had been ailing me for a very long time. 2) I swear by these homeopathic drops for indigestion. Since I have been doing yoga though I have been feeling excellent. Now if I could just find something holistic to deal with TX allergies. Geesh! Hope the tendon gets to feeling better. Take care of yourself.

  • Amelia November 9, 2009, 9:36 am

    I would love to try holistic supplements! I just never know what to trust when I research them. What a great giveaway! 🙂

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) November 9, 2009, 9:39 am

    Oh, fun giveaway!
    Back when I was a reporter, I tried accupuncture for a story. I only went once, but I loved it! I think American doctors sometimes over prescribe, and alternative methods are great!

  • Simone @ P:T November 9, 2009, 9:39 am

    I would love to try some holistic medicine!!…Lately I have heard so much about oil of oregano, but a good hangover helper supplement would be nice too 😉

  • Diana November 9, 2009, 9:39 am

    I’d love to try acupuncture and massage therapy, I’ve always been curious about those two, especially acupuncture.

    That was more or less my breakfast today, except mine was just ol’ plain yogurt (not greek!). But I do have two tubs of greek yogurt that have to be eaten this week.. Must get to that.

  • Lisa November 9, 2009, 9:40 am

    I’ve always wanted to try acupuncture. I have really bad joints and pain from running and I’ve always wanted to try it!

  • Krissy November 9, 2009, 9:41 am

    Hi Caitlin!
    This giveaway is right up my alley! I am actually in school to become a registered holistic nutritionist! I am already using a few holistic supplements but would love to try some that your family ND clinic recommends! One thing I have not tried yet is homeopathic medicine – I have heard wonderful things about it and am definitely interested in it!

  • megan November 9, 2009, 9:41 am

    I’d love to try massage therapy. I get a lot of headaches, and I wonder if that would help?

  • Jaya November 9, 2009, 9:41 am

    I have to say that seeing an osteopath to have my pelvic SF diagnosed was one of the best decisions I ever made! I have also had great experience with one chiropractor, but not-so-great experience with another. I would certainly love to try any of these supplements in my recovery process; what a fantastic giveaway! Hope that achilles is feeling better today 🙂

  • Jess November 9, 2009, 9:42 am

    I would love to try meditation as an alternative medicine technique. I try to practice yoga at least once a week and this always helps me so I would love to give meditation a try by itself.

  • Meg November 9, 2009, 9:44 am

    I’ve always wanted to try accupuncture, but I’m deathly afraid of needles! 😛

  • Courtney November 9, 2009, 9:46 am

    I have a friend that does Reiki on me. I had a large (5 ft x 5 ft) wooden target fall on my shoulder one day and was getting a very large bruise. I went to him and he worked his “magic” and the bruise began to go away almost immediatley. I know people think Reiki is not real but it does work and I wish people believed in holistic medicine more!

  • Jenna November 9, 2009, 9:47 am

    mmm that granola looks great! and even better if it tastes like sugar cookie!

  • Kristine November 9, 2009, 9:48 am

    i’ve heard acupuncture is great but have never tried it. I heard that it doesn’t only relieve pain, but also stress!!

  • Nikki T November 9, 2009, 9:48 am

    I’m interested in trying out Reiki and/or Acupuncture…I’ve been waiting for a great recommendation on where to go for these types of treatments!

  • Anne November 9, 2009, 9:49 am

    I love acupuncture – it’s been very helpful for some digestive conditions.

  • Julie November 9, 2009, 9:50 am

    I would like to try the clear stevia. I would also like to hear your achilles story, as I am dealing with achilles troubles in both legs…grr…

  • Lacey November 9, 2009, 9:50 am

    In high school I received acupuncture every Saturday for many months. My favorite alternative medicine treatment, however, is massage. I had terrible chronic pain after an accident and the medication made me too groggy to work. After switching to therapeutic massage I now live pain-free!

  • Greta November 9, 2009, 9:52 am

    A friend of mine is actually certified in Reiki, and the stories she tells of her work is so inspiring. I would LOVE to try that (too bad she lives on the west coast of Canada and I’m in Michigan!).

  • Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) November 9, 2009, 9:52 am

    Awesome give-away. Id love to try the Max Stress B complex. As a vegan, I take B-12 daily! I went to acupuncture for migraines and digestive issues awhile back.. absolutely amazing. I truly feel it cured me. Sure, I still get headaches BUT NOTHING like I used to. It was super relaxing too. I used to fall asleep in like 3 secondsl lol 🙂

  • Ellen November 9, 2009, 9:53 am

    i’ve done a treatment called alternative allergy therapeutics, which is rooted in acupuncture and has absolutely changed my life (i have had all kinds of allergies that left me avoiding dairy, soy, eggs, etc.) i’m a huge believer in alternative medicine! i can safely say that it’s helped me more than conventional medicine ever has.

  • Kristy November 9, 2009, 9:54 am

    I would love to try massage (of course!) as well as holistic nutritional supplements. It is important to put healthy things into your body, not processed, chemical-laden products! In todays society, it is so common to just “pop a pill” without thinking of what we are putting in our body. There are so many holistic options out there that will not put anything unnatural in our precious bodies!

  • Katie November 9, 2009, 9:55 am

    Would love to try massage therapy. I carry all my stress in my upper back/shoulders/neck.

  • Ami November 9, 2009, 9:57 am

    I eat a spoonful of Chyawanprash a few times a week just for general good health. This is an all natural herbal product that is very popular in India for growing children.

  • Danny (Beer in Shape) November 9, 2009, 10:01 am

    We had a blast this weekend!!!! Tell Kristien thanks for the BEER sample pack. Hopefully, we can tailgate again with you guys in two weeks. Btw, i love the mixture of yogurt and granola… goes together like BEER and wings!!!

  • Anne P November 9, 2009, 10:02 am

    I have asthma and have been wanting to try some alternative treatment for that. We’ll see. I also love massages 🙂

  • Rebekah November 9, 2009, 10:03 am

    I’ve wanted to try acupuncture for so long! The second I have some issue that might be treated effectively by it, I’m totally trying it.

  • Samantha November 9, 2009, 10:05 am

    Being brought up in a very traditional family I have always been a bit skeptical about natural supplements and treatments outside of the norm-but I’ve been trying to break away from everything traditional in my life- from the way I relax and deal with my own aches and pains to my meat and potatoes diet and all the chemically processed things I put in my body.

    • caitlin November 9, 2009, 10:07 am

      i was sooo skeptical of alternative treatments when the husband and i first met. not everything is legit, but naturopathic doctors must go to real medical schools just as long as MDs. The husband (who will be a doctor of Oriental medicine) has to go for a 4 year long master’s program. The more I learn about it, the more convinced I am of its potential.

  • Tami November 9, 2009, 10:08 am

    While training for my marathon I was stricken with a few injuries that left me sidelined for a bit. I went to a chiropractor (who I refer to as my guru) who is also certified in Active Release Technique (ART) he did all sorts of stuff to me and just about healed me. My family pressured me to see a “real” doctor but i resisted and it all worked out. He wanted to do acupuncture on me and I was afraid but I trust him enough that if he thinks it would help, I would do it. I have another injury now (maybe shin splints) and I just emailed my “guru” to see what he thought I should do.

  • Jane November 9, 2009, 10:15 am

    I have been interested in trying acupuncture since Charlotte visited the alternative doctor on Sex and the City! 🙂

  • jvegegirl November 9, 2009, 10:16 am

    I would love to try massage therapy for my running muscles!

  • Michelle C. November 9, 2009, 10:18 am

    I would love to do massage therapy. 1. massages are unbelievable and 2. my back always feels 100% better after getting a nice rub down

  • Betsy S. November 9, 2009, 10:19 am

    i love your blog! and operation beautiful. unfortunately when I post my notes I don’t have an actual camera around to document. my iphone pictures never look so great.

    after having almost a year of lower back pain that no doctors could really figure out i’ve started acupuncture. i’m optimistic about it and trying to be patient as my practitioner says it takes a bit to feel the effects!

  • Michelle November 9, 2009, 10:20 am

    I’d love to try acupuncture!

  • Alaina November 9, 2009, 10:21 am

    I’ve used chiropractic & massage therapy (love it), accupuncture, & holistic supplements.

  • Shannon November 9, 2009, 10:22 am

    after seeing your pictures, i’d give acupuncture a try 🙂

  • Brynn November 9, 2009, 10:25 am

    I’ve been wanting to try acupuncture for my headaches for years. I don’t know anyone who has tried it and I’ve been wanting a recommendation because I have no idea where to go. This reminds me to look into it!

  • Ali November 9, 2009, 10:26 am

    I strive to practice meditation on a daily basis. Sometimes, just giving yourself 5 minutes is all it takes!!
    Great giveaway Caitlin!

  • Yasmin November 9, 2009, 10:26 am

    My friend went to Thailand for a detox “tour”, which I would love to do when I have the time and $$$

  • A@ Please Don't Eat Me! November 9, 2009, 10:27 am

    i would love to get massage therapy.. i just need the back rubs and then I’ll be fine! lol

  • Beth November 9, 2009, 10:28 am

    I have a bad back (eventually resulting in emergency back surgery in September 2006) but went to a chiropractor and an acupuncturist to try to alleviate the pain! Both worked wonders and I still like to go to the chiropractor when my body is feeling out of whack!

  • Katie D. November 9, 2009, 10:30 am

    Hi Caitlin! Congrats on your Foodbuzz award! I would love to try acupressure – I’m a little freaked out by acupuncture at this point… 🙂

  • Julie November 9, 2009, 10:34 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for awhile but haven’t commented ever. Alternative medicine has always intrigued me. My brother who has severe epilepsy saw a naturopathic doctor a long time ago. Unfortunately, it didn’t help him, but that doesn’t deter my willingness to be open to it. My goal (in like 5 years haha) is to be a health psychologist and would love to be able to incorporate alternative medicine into my practice. For myself, I have several food intolerances (gluten, soy, dairy) and don’t know if seeking an alternative medical treatment might help my digestive system. I am definitely going to check out your husband’s website! And while I’m writing a book, I must say I love your blog 🙂

    • caitlin November 9, 2009, 11:31 am

      thank you 🙂

  • Leah @ L4L November 9, 2009, 10:36 am

    I love love love acupuncture and I wish I could afford to get it on a more regular basis but I just don’t have the extra FUNds. 🙁

  • Tracey@tropicalhappiness November 9, 2009, 10:36 am

    I am a HUGE believer in alternative medicine. I think it scares people because they are used to regular doctors. But as long as it is practiced in a smart way & a patient does their own research, it can be great. Holistic medicine isn’t just hocus pocus– like you’ve mentioned, doctors have to study it for a long time. And there is a lot of history behind it. With true holistic medicine, a lot of these things have been used or practiced for hundreds of years.

    I use massage therapy a lot- not just for the occasional stress relief, but for back and neck pain. My mom, who has had regular neck pain, experiences total relief if she goes to her massage therapist regularly.

    I would love to try acupuncture for headache/migraine relief. I get regular headaches (all the time), and the occasional migraine. I went to a neurologist & we spent several months trying to figure out the cause. He put me on meds that made me pretty groggy. They were short-term meds, so i was on them about 4 months to try to reset my pain sensors. It worked for a while, but the headaches are back so I would love to try acupuncture.

    Great giveaway!!!!

  • Amy November 9, 2009, 10:37 am

    I used to work in a holistic store while I was in highschool. I loooved working there, and at the same time was able to educate myself on the benefits of vitamins/minerals/herbs etc.

    I think I should start taking glucosamine to help my runners joints. I give it to my dog, so I should likely return the favour to my OWN body!

  • Jessica November 9, 2009, 10:41 am

    my grandpa says that a teaspoon of vingear will cure anything….

    I believe him.
    Also mustard for cramps…no lie it works, I

  • MaryZ November 9, 2009, 10:41 am

    I have been considering trying acupuncture for my migraines. I have started regular massage therapy and have had huge success with pain in my hips and lower back.

  • Melissa S. November 9, 2009, 10:42 am

    does tai chi count? i heard it was good alternative medicine…otherwise i’ve always wanted to try acupuncture!

  • Mo November 9, 2009, 10:43 am

    I love all things alternative/holistic! I go to a chiropractor monthly, and I’ve also done accupuncture, supplements, etc. Would love to try some of your husband’s!

  • Kat November 9, 2009, 10:43 am

    I love acupressure, so maybe acupuncture is next?

  • Maggie November 9, 2009, 10:44 am

    I want to try acupuncture!

  • Christy November 9, 2009, 10:46 am

    I have used acupuncture, massage therapy, homeopathics, NET, etc. I was having irregular periods and these methods helped me balance my hormones and become more regular. All this in hopes of getting pregnant! 🙂

  • Evan Thomas November 9, 2009, 10:46 am

    I want to try acupuncture, but I’m so scared of needles I don’t think I could go through with it!

  • Sue November 9, 2009, 10:49 am

    I’ve always wanted to try massage therapy since I always tense up with any amount of stress!

  • Shelly November 9, 2009, 10:56 am

    I’d love to find a supplement that would give my immune system a little boost. I generally don’t get sick very often, but my fiance is in med school and he got sick 3 times and I got sick twice during his 2 month pediatrics rotation. I’d like to avoid catching more colds, especially since he thinks he wants to be an E.R. Doc, which means he’ll be dealing with people with all sorts of germs!

  • bella November 9, 2009, 11:00 am

    I have terrible anxiety issues and have been on and off prescription medication (mostly benzos – xanax) for years. In addition to a healthy diet and consistent exercise, I have tried natural remedies such as Kava Kava and Valerian root, as well as Melatonin drops to aid with sleep. I’ve recently tried a less mainstream leaf called Kratom as well, and while it does help with stress, it is mostly used for pain relief. As a result, I unfortunately always end up going back to the prescription meds which has led to a pill addiction I am not proud of. Many of the products listed in this giveaway I have not tried so I would be genuinely grateful for the opportunity to do so. Thank you!
    P.S. I have lurked your blog for a very long time but this is my first time commenting. For the record I want to say you are a fantastic motivator for both physical and mental well-being, and your blog makes me want to hit my exclamation point repeatedly !!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    • caitlin November 9, 2009, 11:31 am

      LOL i like the exclamation point, too!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kim November 9, 2009, 11:01 am

    oooh…I have always wanted to try acupuncture. I get really bad headaches, and I think there are holistic cures for it that don’t involve downing a bunch of ibuprofen! Cool giveaway!
    Thanks for being the lovely person that you are 😉

  • Kayla November 9, 2009, 11:01 am

    I would love to win! I would also love to try to dig deeper into meditation. That is so crazy you mentioned that bc just this morning I vowed to myself I would meditate today. Have a great day!

  • Rachel November 9, 2009, 11:02 am

    I really want to try acupuncture someday. I am too lazy to find a practitioner, though!

  • Rae November 9, 2009, 11:05 am

    Im really intruiged by acupuncture…Id like to try it, but get a little SCURRED at the idea of needles!!!

  • Amber November 9, 2009, 11:10 am

    I was recently diagnosed with an overgrowth of yeast (fungus) in my body from birth control pills and too many antibiotics over my lifetime. My naturopathic doctor put me on a no sugar, no yeast, no alcohol, no dairy diet to fix the problem along with Probiotic, Antifungal (natural), and digestive enzyme supplements. This holistic approach has cured me whereas I went to doctors for 3 years with the same issue and they kept giving me RXs that would only temporarily fix the problem and would make my immune system weaker. I am now HOOKED to holistic approaches and think they are the cure instead of harmful prescriptions!

  • Heather November 9, 2009, 11:11 am

    is it just me or is everyone getting injured? This is crazy. I really hope a few days of rest gives your achilles what it needs.

  • Danielle N. November 9, 2009, 11:14 am

    I’m a huge believer that veggies are magic, and can cure just about anything! I’m definitely someone that lives and breathes my juicer! Besides that, I would LOVE to try reflexology, I’ve heard nothing but great things about it.

  • Emma November 9, 2009, 11:15 am

    So I’ve never commented before, but this was too good to pass up! I love your blog! I have done accupuncture in order to help with my sleep and I loved it!! It was so relaxing oddly enough 🙂

  • Dayna November 9, 2009, 11:16 am

    This is such a great giveaway! I would love to try acupuncture again. I had a few treatments about 5 years ago and wasn’t able to continue with more treatments due to a lack of medical insurance. I am very interested in alternative medicine and have a few ailments that I think could definitely be helped by acupuncture.
    Have a great day!

  • tra November 9, 2009, 11:22 am

    i tried the graston method on my it bands. =D

  • amelia November 9, 2009, 11:22 am

    I am huge believer in the benefits of sports massage. After my first marathon I had a massage the next day and I know it helped to speed up my recovery. During my training, I also took glucosamine supplements to keep my joints healthy. Great giveaway!

  • Sara November 9, 2009, 11:28 am

    I would LOVE to try acupuncture!! SO applicable to so many different ailments…

  • Hannah November 9, 2009, 11:33 am

    I reguarly use massage therapy and believe in dietary interventions before medications

  • Jennifer November 9, 2009, 11:36 am

    I would like to try regular, therapuetic massage therapy!

  • Ashley November 9, 2009, 11:37 am

    I would love to try acupuncture. So far I have only tried massage and a chiropractor.

  • Deb November 9, 2009, 11:41 am

    I’d like to try acupuncture!!

  • mary ann November 9, 2009, 11:42 am

    Ive been told i should really give accupuncture a whirl… but anything with “healing” energy is greatly sought, haha

  • Carolina John November 9, 2009, 11:43 am

    I use chiropractic to fix everything. But now my chiropractor moved to italy! yikes!

    btw, I ran my first half ironman saturday. it was awesome. race report is up now.

  • Tammy November 9, 2009, 11:46 am

    I would love to try the vitamin B complex…I have heard it is a great supplement for mental health!

  • Katie November 9, 2009, 11:46 am

    I would love to have acupunture! I have the most horrible back pain due to tight and stressed muscles. I love all the products you posted about today and really think I should start to take glucosomine. Great giveaway!

  • Jaclyn November 9, 2009, 11:48 am

    Ever since my friend earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine here in Canada I am convinced of it’s legitimacy, she went to school for 4 years after she finished her bachelor of science, she went to real school! Despite this I’ve never tried acupuncture, so that is what I would really like to try.


  • maren November 9, 2009, 11:51 am

    acupuncture is something that has always interested me, but also sort of freaks me out!!!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion November 9, 2009, 11:53 am

    Acupuncture is something I have always wanted to try. I considered it when trying to quit smoking actually, but ended up going the free route (cold Turkey). I find the whole concept VERY interesting!

  • Amanda November 9, 2009, 11:54 am

    I’m really interested in holistic medicine, but don’t really have much knowledge surrounding it! I’m interested in acupuncture, but mostly for my mom. She is an overall really healthy 55 year old, but has recently been having issues with her elbows. She hates the idea of paying $1000 for an MRI and possible surgery, but the cortisone shot she got and the brace she is wearing doesn’t seem to help. I keep thinking that acupuncture or some kind of holistic healing would help! Or at least be worth trying first!

  • LisaM November 9, 2009, 11:57 am

    I have tried acupuncture in the past and taken the recommended herbs along with the treatments. It was great! Now, I would really like to massage therapy for a hip injury. I have had massages sporadically in the past, but I feel like it could really help my recovery.

  • Chrysta November 9, 2009, 11:58 am

    I would love to try these products. Ive always been really curious about acupuncture as well. Id like to give it a shot sometime as I get a lot of lower back pain.

  • Haleigh November 9, 2009, 12:00 pm

    I incorporate meditation in my morning routine, and I have been doing so for almost a year. I couldn’t think of skipping it but in the beginning it was hard to get in to. I have also tried some herbal supplements.

    I am curious about other methods of alternative medicine but I just have never tried them.

  • Olivia November 9, 2009, 12:06 pm

    I’m so curious about alternative medicines, but always find myself either too skeptical or too nervous to try them. I’ve always really wanted to try acupuncture though!

  • Laura November 9, 2009, 12:06 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try acupuncture. It looks scary, but everyone says it feels amazing.

  • Y November 9, 2009, 12:08 pm

    I’ve tried accupuncture, although I didn’t stick with it long enough to see if it helped what I was looking to fix, I did find it relaxing.

  • amanda November 9, 2009, 12:13 pm

    i have always wanted to got to a massage therapist on a regular basis to help body,mind, and soul….now if i could just win the lottery so i could keep one on the payroll!!!

  • Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) November 9, 2009, 12:15 pm

    I love massages! I’d really like to learn more about alternative medicine in general.

  • lauren November 9, 2009, 12:16 pm

    I would love to try accupuncture. Ive tried rexlexology and found it really interesting but didnt have enough sessions to see it if was really beneficial or not.

  • Loretta November 9, 2009, 12:17 pm

    I’ve recently started on glucosamine for knee pain and I swear it has helped! I also tried the alternative medicine approach when we trying to conceive our first child. We went through so much heartache and tried fertility treatments w/ no luck. I went to a chiropractor my sister worked for and I kid you not, we got pregnant that same month! It was amazing!

  • mama November 9, 2009, 12:20 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try acupuncture! Dh thinks its weird so i haven’t but some day I will!

  • Lindsay November 9, 2009, 12:20 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try acupuncture. I know a few people who have tried it and they love it!

  • Sara November 9, 2009, 12:20 pm

    I take a lot of different herbal medicines for my knee pain. I have tried lots of different vitamins as well such as glucosamine. I would love to try accupuncture as well!

  • Diana November 9, 2009, 12:21 pm

    I’ve tried using homeopathic Tryptophan for sleep regulation, but I’m not quite sure if it helped…I ended up using baby Benadryl in the end! Perhaps it’s meant for more chronic insomnia cases, so I don’t really know if that was a fair test…

  • Sarah November 9, 2009, 12:22 pm

    I’ve wanted to try acupuncture for a while. My mother in-law got it when getting teeth pulled before and said she didn’t feel a thing! I love alternative medicine and finding all natural ways to heal and cure your body.

  • Cheryl H. November 9, 2009, 12:23 pm

    I would like to try holistic medicine and meditation to keep my body healthier and not to take chemicals for what ails.

  • Julie November 9, 2009, 12:24 pm

    I’d love to try Acupuncture some day, it’s so intriguing. I’d also love to try the glucosamine synergy for my knees. The knee sleeves can only do so much!

  • Nikka @ neekadeek November 9, 2009, 12:25 pm

    I would love love to try Acupuncture! I have tried reflexology and massage therapy but there is something about acupuncture that I have always been drawn to, I just need to do it!

  • Liz November 9, 2009, 12:31 pm

    I would love to try Acupuncture someday. My sister-in-law sees an acupuncturist and always has the most wonderful factoids and insights into how her body works. I would love to have some of that knowledge about my own body. One tip that I’ve acquired (from my mother, a therapist) is to help ward-off migraine headaches. She recommends that when a person gets an aura, the strange visual sensation before a migraine hits, is to run your wrists under hot water. The goal is to divert the blood flow away from your noggin :). If you can sit and run your wrists under water for several minutes you MAY be able to ward off the migraine before it starts.

  • Steph November 9, 2009, 12:31 pm

    I take Goldenseal Root whenever I first feel the signs and symptoms of a cold coming on! It works every time. I swear by it!

  • Eliza November 9, 2009, 12:35 pm

    I have always wanted to try SAM-E. Right now, I am on an anti depressant (SSRI) for my anxiety. I would rather be on something natural but it is sort of pricey for me since I am just a poor college student. Holistic medicine has ALWAYS intrigued me and I would love to see if SAM-E would work as effectively as my SSRI.

  • Lo November 9, 2009, 12:39 pm

    i definitely ave tried massage therapy to help with my muscle soreness and I take ultra vir-x supplement everyday to get much needed dietary supplements like wheat grass! its awesome to stay healthy!

  • Amanda November 9, 2009, 12:43 pm

    I’ve tried seeing a holistic doctor, who helped me great and I took holistic supplements for months, but I haven’t been able to afford keeping up with them lately. I would love to try massage therapy for achy muscles after running!

  • Paige November 9, 2009, 12:48 pm

    Massage therapy for me, please! 🙂 I have been running 5-6 days a week for seven years, and my muscles have really begun to feel it lately!

  • Mary @ Fit this girl November 9, 2009, 12:49 pm

    I would love to try acupuncture or acupressure. I know you can get those to cure headaches etc, do you think you can you do that to run faster? Maybe…! 🙂 I REALLy dislike conventional medicine, don’t take any drugs and love the homeopathic stuff I can get at my co-op like a lavender, feverfew concoction for headaches. Great giveaway!!

  • Laura K November 9, 2009, 12:54 pm

    I would love to try acupuncture and homeopathy!

  • natalie November 9, 2009, 12:55 pm

    great giveaway! i’ve done some massage therapy on my legs and it was awesome…but i kind of overdid it and hurt the tissue so i’ve taken a break from it for now.

  • stephanie November 9, 2009, 12:56 pm

    I worked as a Massage Therapist for 7 years before becoming an RN. It was AMAZING to see the difference in patient’s lives who received frequent massages; I had many patient’s whose Dr’s had said there was nothing else they could do to relieve pain/symptoms….and after a few months of consistent massages they had dramatically improved. Trained touch is a powerful thing, which I incorporated into my practice as an RN!

  • Valentina November 9, 2009, 12:56 pm

    The only cure for my horrid acne problem was acupuncture…and I tried every traditional medical method, both internal and external…with zero success. Plus, my father was a Type I Juvenile Diabetic with horrible, horrible neuropathy…the only method that relieved the pain was acupuncture. There is something to be said for being poked with needles! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  • Christin November 9, 2009, 12:58 pm

    Um, I think I’d like to try massage therapy.. yeah that sounds great! 😉

    Actually, I’ve always wanted to try acupuncture for my migraines. I’ve heard it works well but my insurance doesn’t cover it and I’m not made of money, so… 🙂

  • Katie November 9, 2009, 12:59 pm

    I want to practice more meditation…I do yoga almost everyday and that helps! And massages are always welcome 🙂

  • Lisa November 9, 2009, 1:01 pm

    I adore getting deep tissue massages, as I’m a full-time violinist and my back and shoulders are chronically in pain.

    I am intrigued by acupuncture, as I know many people who have gotten it and they all say it’s wonderful! At some point I would really like to try it, for the aches in my shoulders.

  • Lauren November 9, 2009, 1:05 pm

    I just try and supplement my diet with fish oil as well as a whole foods daily multi vitamin. Sometimes I take magnesium for my achy knees. I would like to see a chiropractor or acupuncturist for some aches and pains.

  • Lindsay November 9, 2009, 1:06 pm

    I really should try to practice mediation more often!

  • Danielle November 9, 2009, 1:09 pm

    I would love to sit down with a Naturopath and get some recommendations as to what I can do to reduce my tension headaches.

  • Jennifer November 9, 2009, 1:10 pm

    I really want to add Resveratrol to my list of supplements…I can never say it correctly….my boyfriend schooled me on the benefits recently 🙂

  • Olga @ Healthing It November 9, 2009, 1:17 pm

    My dad used acupuncture in the past to quit smoking and it worked wonders! I’d love to try it someday (for other reasons!)

  • Ali November 9, 2009, 1:21 pm

    Being pregnant doesn’t leave many options for medicine as all you can take is tylenol. Soooo…I went in for acupuncture to help with my back and headaches during the pregnancy. I mean it’s hard with all of the pain we women go through during this time and there isn’t much to offer!

  • Holmgirl November 9, 2009, 1:31 pm

    Yoga, yoga, yoga! I injured my back badly a few years ago, and the lower part of my spine wouldn’t curve anymore. I just thought that’s how it would be, but a couple of years ago, I started doing yoga regularly. About two months in, I bent over to pick something up and my back gave the loudest snapping pop I’ve ever heard. I was actually scared until I realized my back could bend again. It definitely has its stiff moments, but with yoga, I haven’t had any major problems with my back since then…knock on wood!

  • Angi November 9, 2009, 1:33 pm

    I’m an whitewashed asian woman, but I still believe in herbal medications. Standard process – we go to the herbal medication doctor, wait in line, he checks your temperature, arms and all other signs of illness and he prescribes a mixture of herbs and other dried spices to help. (Did I mention the clinics smell wonderfully herbal and earthy?) The doctor stores a huge selection of herbs, spices, dried bugs (yes, sometimes), and different barks and grasses. He makes a concoction usually sealed in a brown paper bag, and then handed to you. You steep it in hot water for a couple of hours, and then gulp down the terribly bitter mixture. (You can add honey and other stuff to it.)

    Great for different minor illnesses. The last time I used it, it was a holiday and most traditional doctors were out. I had a really bad UTI and upon drinking the terribly foul tasting concoction – was cured in a couple of days. Much better than the antibiotics that screw up people’s systems and gut flora.

  • Samantha November 9, 2009, 1:43 pm

    I would totally be interested in Acupuncture if I weren’t so phobic of needles! I know people say it doesn’t hurt, but unfortunately, my phobia takes over the logical thinking part of my brain. (-:

    Aside from that…massage therapy sounds soooo wonderful, especially since my upper back and shoulders have knots in them that refuse to go away (seriously, I’ve had them for YEARS).

  • Liz November 9, 2009, 1:49 pm

    I’ve never been to a naturopathic doctor, but I am in love with the idea of holistic medicine. Also, one of my own philosphies is that food is your best medicine. We really are what we eat, so if you feed your body well with healing foods, then your body should respond well. Oh, and massages are the best!! Only had one once, but it was one of the best experiences ever!

  • Bethany November 9, 2009, 1:51 pm

    I found out from my naturopath that I was moderately sensitive to wheat gluten. The allergen actually raised my cortisol levels and they began to rise at 4pm, when other people actually see a decrease at this time, and I suffered major insomnia (much more to this story). Anyhow, I took “shots” of a liquid B complex in the morning and plant sterols at night and cut out wheat and I was back to new! I would love to have more vitamin B!

  • Cindy November 9, 2009, 1:53 pm

    I’d love to try acupuncture. I have been suffering from chronic headaches for over 3 years now, with no known cause. I’ve seen more doctors than I can count. Acupuncture is one of the things I have yet to try b/c I am a bit nervous about needles, and b/c I have yet to receive a diagnosis, and I would hate to contribute to my own issues; not that it would make it worse, but I still worry. One of the treatments I am on is B2, so additional B vitamins are always welcome. 🙂

  • Lizzy November 9, 2009, 1:53 pm

    Ever since I saw the Nutty Professor when he tries the acupuncture, I’ve wanted to try it. (You know when he has like 1000 needles in him?) Haha yes i am a weirdo 🙂

  • KatieTX November 9, 2009, 1:57 pm

    I am obssessed with massages! I get one monthly. I am also seeing a chiropracter on Thursday for the first time to get re-aligned!

  • FoodCents November 9, 2009, 1:57 pm

    I love alternative medicine, especially reflexology and the cupping procedure done by acupunturistis. Heavenly, I tell ya’!!!

  • Carly November 9, 2009, 2:03 pm

    I have been wanting to try meditation recently, and I am interested in massage therapy as my sister in law is currently in school for it.

  • Erika November 9, 2009, 2:08 pm

    I would love to find a naturopathic way to treat my recent bouts with cystic acne. I don’t like the idea of pumping my body full of antibiotics in order to get rid of them. Surely there’s something else I can do. I read taking chromium supplements can help. Any thoughts?

  • Erin November 9, 2009, 2:22 pm

    i would really like to try massage therapy or acuputure!

  • Jaclyn November 9, 2009, 2:43 pm

    I have tried massage therapy and chiropractic (does that count;)) I would love to try accupunture…and I’ve heard some amazing things about saint johns wort and various herbs…I need to get on that bandwagon, ha!

  • Janelle November 9, 2009, 2:51 pm

    I would love to learn how to meditate properly. I have tried, but my thoughts just run and run, and I get frustrated and quit. Calming my mind is not a strength of mine!

  • katie November 9, 2009, 2:58 pm

    my sister is a massage therapist and does craniosacral therapy which she did on me on the beach a few summers ago! it was very relaxing and de-stressing.

  • Jen November 9, 2009, 2:59 pm

    I have tried accupuncture for a shoulder injury and it worked amazingly well! Can’t wait to do more…

  • JJ November 9, 2009, 3:07 pm

    I would love to try accupuncture…although I hate getting shots! It sounds intriguing though.

  • Allison R. November 9, 2009, 3:17 pm

    I really really want to try acupuncture! My aunt SWEARS by it! She said next time I come visit her, she will pay for me to go…can’t beat that, right? 😉

  • junghwa November 9, 2009, 3:33 pm

    i would go with YOGA!

  • Meghan November 9, 2009, 3:41 pm

    I take an Acidophilus before I go out drinking if I know I may be overdoing it, and another before bed and it is the BEST form of hangover prevention! I also am a big fan of ginger tablets when flying or in the car for a long time to combat motion sickness!

  • Sarah November 9, 2009, 3:41 pm

    I’ve tried acupuncture and some Chinese herbs! Not sure if they really helped, but hey!

  • Krissy November 9, 2009, 3:43 pm

    Add me to the list of people who are anxious to try acupuncture.

  • postcollegecook November 9, 2009, 3:53 pm

    I would be interested in massage therapy. I wonder if it would help with my motley crew of running injuries. Also, the Glucosamine Synergy stuff sounds like it was made for me and my knees right now!

  • Michelle Zwolinski November 9, 2009, 4:11 pm

    I am currently in Physician Assitant school, but since I’m so indecisive about my career that I have always said if I don’t end up being happy as a PA, I want to become an acupuncturist 🙂 I’d love to do massage therapy as well, but I don’t have very strong hand muscles so they cramp up easily… But there’s just something about acupuncture and its healing properties that’s very appealing to me.

  • Karla November 9, 2009, 4:23 pm

    I really, really want to try the glucosamine for my ITBS! I’ve been meaning to pick some up after a suggestion I received from a running buddy, but it would be even better to win some! Thanks Cait and Husband!

  • Melissa November 9, 2009, 4:25 pm

    This is an interesting question for me. I am a physician. I practice traditional internal medicine, but I have always been open to alternative medicine. I have tried acupuncture, reflexology, magnets, and massage, and recommended them to my patients. They offer a good alternative to chronic pain meds. I have also used omega 3 fatty acids (the vegan type, from algae) for anxiety and depression.
    I love your blog!

  • Marcia November 9, 2009, 4:40 pm

    I too would love to try acupuncture sometime!
    Your yogurt concoction looks yummy!

  • Megan November 9, 2009, 4:56 pm

    I would love to try acupuncture– but I’m still terrified of needles! (even if they are little!) My co-workers swear by it, so maybe some day I’ll give it a shot.

    I’d also love to add some massage-therapy to my marathon training if my budget allowed…

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Laura November 9, 2009, 5:12 pm

    My number one vote would be any kind of massage. I have never had a massage I don’t like! I would also love to try acupuncture… but every time I see pictures it gives me the heebie jeebies! I need to toughen up and try it though because I hear such good stuff about it!

  • Lori Z. November 9, 2009, 5:28 pm

    I love massage therapy and it does wonders for me (I just don’t get to do it often enough!) and my husband swears by acupuncture.

  • Melinda H. November 9, 2009, 5:44 pm

    I have always been interested in holistic healing! Holistic supplements sound fantastic!


  • Laura E November 9, 2009, 5:56 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! I’ve never done any of the things you mentioned but would love to try massage therapy some day!!

  • maria November 9, 2009, 6:00 pm

    I think a lot of the holistic medicine techniques sound interesting, but I’ve never tried any. I would like to try acupuncture, if that counts. 🙂

  • JessicaR November 9, 2009, 6:07 pm

    ART (Active Release Technique) has done amazing things for injuries I’ve had! It breaks up scar tissue on the muscles. Painful, but worth it 🙂

  • Mary November 9, 2009, 6:35 pm

    acupuncture sounds so interesting to me….also, i love the idea of using healthy herbs/vitamins, etc as a means of preventative medicine! I’ve used Rescue Remedy when I was stressed and it seemed to work for me, don’t know if it was a placebo effect though?….

  • Alex November 9, 2009, 6:48 pm

    My son has asthma, and I’m wary of putting him on too many steroids, so I’ve started him on phosphorous in addition to his inhaler (when necessary), and it seems to be working well.

  • Shelley November 9, 2009, 6:51 pm

    I have found massage therapy to be a very effective way for me to deal with stress. I go once a month to a wonderful therapist who works out all the tension in my neck, shoulders, and back.

  • Kim November 9, 2009, 6:52 pm

    I love alternative therapies. I went to massage school and get massages regularly. I have done Reiki, Cranial Sacral Therapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, Lymphatic Drainage, cupping and moxibustion, etc. etc. etc. It’s great stuff.

  • Ashley November 9, 2009, 7:10 pm

    I would like to acupuncture. As a migraine sufferer, I have been told to try it. It’s on my list of things “to try,” but you know how that goes sometimes.

    As a side note, I recently started seeing a nutritionist, and she is always raving about the Standard Process line. I like their protein shakes, but not the bars. Ick. I would love to be able to try the Catalyn as that was one of the vitamins she highly recommended.

    Anyway, what a great giveaway – thank you!

  • Tiffany November 9, 2009, 7:13 pm

    I have never tried any holistic medicinal practices, but I think acupuncture might help some back pains I have developed. I have seen cupping done at Asian stores, and to be honest, it really scares me to see those welts afterwards. I’ll try acupuncture though 🙂

  • Jenn November 9, 2009, 7:18 pm

    I really want to try acupuncture! I’d actually love to learn it too. I take all kind of herbal supplements. And helped my mom lower her cholesteral with supplements and exercise. I have also been seen by an ND before but couldnt go back because they are too expensive. I’d also love to have my back and neck cracked right about now.

  • Heather ODonnell November 9, 2009, 7:29 pm

    I would love to win this. I try to get a massage a few times a year, and I could use a few more. I also go to a chiropractor pretty regularly. I’d love to try acupuncture, but I live in the rural midwest and there aren’t a whole lot of acupuncturists around.

  • Ilene November 9, 2009, 7:34 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try Splenda!

  • Melissa November 9, 2009, 7:47 pm

    I’d love to use yoga, meditation, and massages for relaxation and healing. I have a lot of lower back pain because of tight muscles in my hips and glutes. Yoga and massages would definitely help alleviate that!

  • Kate November 9, 2009, 7:48 pm

    I’ve been considering going to an ND ever since learning of the CIS of my cervix. I think I may need a healthy dose of massage + acupuncture regardless of the success of my LEEP thanks to all the stress it’s been causing. I’ve also recently become interested in reiki thanks to some of my psycho-oncology patients.

  • amanda November 9, 2009, 7:49 pm

    I’ve used flaxseed + fish oil supplements to bring my cholesterol down 50+ points!! I would love to try the Max Stress B or the Red wine supplement! WOOO!

  • Leanne November 9, 2009, 7:51 pm

    I want to try acupuncture.

  • Jamie November 9, 2009, 7:56 pm

    My college held a “day of relaxation,” where participants got to learn about and try yoga, acupuncture, massage therapy, and meditation (i actually fell asleep during this lol — in my defense the session was very early on a sunday morning!). My favorite session was the massage therapy, where we received and learned to give massages. it was AMAZING. Massages are my absolute favorite way to be pampered and relax.

  • kirsten November 9, 2009, 8:12 pm

    I would love to try acupuncture! I would also really like to try holistic supplements. Great giveaway!! 🙂

  • Jenna November 9, 2009, 8:32 pm

    I would like to give acupuncture a shot sometime. Although, the whole needle thing kind of worries me! I am a major wimp.

  • caronae November 9, 2009, 8:40 pm

    I love to meditate, do yoga, and get occasional massages. I feel like they all clear the icky things out of my system. I’d be down to try some herbal remedies,too, but I am a pretty die-hard medicine person (both my parents are doctors, so I was raised that way)! The glucosamine sounds awesome.

  • Jolene ( November 9, 2009, 8:42 pm

    I have been to a naturopathic doctor. I regularly get massage therapy treatments, and go for infrared saunas. I also tried a homeopathic cough and cold medicine for the first time a couple weeks ago, and it worked WONDERS! It was the first time I have ever had a cold and not developed a hacking phlegmy cough. I also use oil of oregano as a natural antibiotic, and some other natural supplements as well.

  • Jolene ( November 9, 2009, 8:43 pm

    I also have had many reflexology treatments.

  • Gina G November 9, 2009, 8:43 pm

    I want to start doing yoga =)

  • sarah l November 9, 2009, 8:46 pm

    definitely could use a little massage therapy right now! great giveaway – all the products look intriguing!

  • Donna November 9, 2009, 9:16 pm

    Acupuncture relieved my neck pain, I am currently looking into it for carpel tunnel. I have a massage every week. I am also interested in reflexology.

  • hemp jogger November 9, 2009, 9:22 pm

    good ol massage…since i’ve never had one!

  • lisa November 9, 2009, 9:34 pm

    acupuncture truly balanced me, it alleviated my insomnia and my constant heat waves–i’m too young for hot flashes 😉 i’d LOVE to try that daily multi or the whole food multi. my husband and i are planning to start a family soon…so i suppose i should check out your site for good prenatal supplements as well!

  • Caitlin November 9, 2009, 9:48 pm

    I would want to try massage therapy, because I have (surprisingly) never had a massage!! I have a lot of daily stress, so I am sure this would help 🙂

    Enjoy the rest of your night and thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kara November 9, 2009, 9:51 pm

    Hi, I’m Kara and I love your blog. I have read it for the past 6 months but never introduced myself! Sorry I don’t have a blog myself. I finally had to share because, a) the giveaway is awesome and b) hollistic medicine really helped me!! I had Bells Palsy in college- randomly one day my face started to tingle and hours later I looked like Clausy Moto…it was terrible!!! Not to mention embarassing with half my face frozen. I went to the docs and they gave me steriods, which made me gain SO MUCH water weight – my pants didnt even fit me! So finally, I went and saw a acupuncturist – she was amazing…i dreaded it as I have a fear of needed, esp. sticking out of my face….Acupuncture was the only thing that stimulated my nerves and helped my face regain its normal muscle tone. My eye no longer drooped! So that was my main experience with hollistic medicine and I can not say enough great things!

    • Caitlin November 9, 2009, 10:02 pm

      THAT IS AMAZING!!! 🙂 I am glad you are better!

  • Lucky November 9, 2009, 9:51 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try tea tree oil for foot issues.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat November 9, 2009, 9:52 pm

    Ah I’m so excited this is a great giveaway! I do lots of herbs and tea whenever I get sick because OTC medicine just makes me feel like crap. I have always wanted to try acupuncture too. Thanks 🙂

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet November 9, 2009, 10:00 pm

    Wow, amazing giveaway! Recently my step-dad tried acupuncture. He has had a bad back for a while and it’s the ONLY thing that’s really helped him. I would love to try it someday!

  • Annie November 9, 2009, 10:07 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try acupuncture!

  • emlod10 November 9, 2009, 10:09 pm

    i really want to commit to doing yoga at least 2 times per week.

  • Theorist November 9, 2009, 10:22 pm

    I would love to try acupuncture. Currently I use herbal supplements…

  • J November 9, 2009, 10:25 pm

    I employ holistic sports nutrition in my daily life!

  • Brianna November 9, 2009, 11:16 pm

    I have used acupuncture and herbal supplements/ homeopathy. Natural medicine is the best kind!

  • Thien An November 9, 2009, 11:27 pm

    I use ginger a lot, so whenever I have a cold, my go to remedy is ginger with hot water and honey. It sounds really simple but this really does the trick for me.

    Other favorites of mine are cupping and coining. Both are traditional Asian medical techniques.

  • Kristin G November 9, 2009, 11:41 pm

    I have been gradually turned on to visiting an osteopath who uses cranial manipulation. It sounds kind of cooky, and while you are there it just kind of feels like the doctor is just holding your head, but it’s helped me a ton with neck and head pain. The doctor also fixed my mother’s hand (she had an ulner neoropathy and couldn’t move her fingers apart) in one session and my dad swears that cranial manipulation is the only thing that helps his back pain…this coming from two MDs themselves who used to be totally against anything that wasn’t considered modern medicine…

  • Whole Body Love November 10, 2009, 12:17 am

    I used to have tremendous trouble falling asleep. I used Melatonin and it worked like a charm! I also drink peppermint tea to relieve sinus pressure during allergy season. I worked at a Natural Nutritio Shoppe when I moved to Ohio. We would get very intense customers once in a while. Immediately after the customer left we would do some mini deep breathing exercises and down a lil Gaba Calm 🙂

  • kate November 10, 2009, 12:57 am

    I love massage therapy and have been dying to try acupuncture. Also, I am vegan and a pretty hard-core runner, and I think I need to incorporate some kind of B-complex into my diet, so this would be a fantastic giveaway for me 🙂

  • Karen November 10, 2009, 7:52 am

    When we were going through fertility issues, I tried everything from tons of vitamins/supplements to special massages and even a fertility yoga class. I guess the combination of all worked because we now have a 3 year old and 1 1/2 year old! 🙂

  • Kendra November 10, 2009, 7:56 pm

    Acupuncture saved my life! I used to get horrible, intense headaches that put me in bed for at least 2 days a month. A few rounds of acupuncture and some herbal supplements prescribed by my acupuncture, and I only have a few very mild headaches each year!

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