Menopause

Calm Cuffs: A Kickstarter and a Giveaway

I received an email from Elizabeth Paulson with news of an innovative new product. Here’s the scoop, and thank you, Elizabeth!

Our mother is a saint.

Except when she gets too hot. It’s always been like this. This sweet woman would be lovingly sewing our Halloween costumes one day, and then the next, she’s hurling a spatula across the kitchen because the oven is on and the pasta is boiling and it’s too hot. Guess what menopause was like in our house? Yeah. Bad.

One day, instead of fleeing, we raced to the freezer and put a bag of frozen peas on our mom’s wrists. It was as if we’d switched the “off” button. She felt better instantly and was back to her old self in seconds. “Someone should invent ice packs for wrists,” she said.

So we did!

Calm Cuffs are perfect for quick relief from discomfort related to:

  • Hot flashes
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Overheating

Based on the science of using temperature to change your emotional state and body chemistry, Calm Cuffs are cooling wrist bands to help you calm down and reach your zen place, even when life gets heated.

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This product may just help your family as much as it’s helped ours. Our mom is now one cool woman, we’ve been enjoying peace from life’s stressers, and we hope you’ll help make our dream of Calm Cuffs a reality by supporting us on Kickstarter. This is the link to our Kickstarter campaign: http://e.fnd.to/calmcuffs

Giveaway: We’re giving away a pair of Calm Cuffs to a Friend for the Ride reader. For a chance to win, please enter a comment by November 1. We’ll ship the Calm Cuffs once we go into production.

Family Photos:

Top: Elizabeth and her sister Jennifer and mom Shirley back in the day.

Bottom: The dynamic threesome now.

 

 

Menopause

Two New Menopause Products (and a Giveaway!)

A post and a giveaway offer from JDS Therapeutics, makers of Relizen®for hot flashes and RevareeTM for vaginal dryness:

No, menopause should not disrupt daily life.

Times are changing. For far too long, women feared the unknown—the normal, natural event that is menopause. For far too long, women suffered in silence for various reasons:

Ashamed of getting older and going through “the change”

“Doctors will think I’m a hypochondriac and my symptoms are all in my head.”

“I should be able to just push through the symptoms.”

These common myths did nothing more than prevent women from getting the assistance they needed. Menopause symptoms are very real and relief can be, too. Today, women are encouraged to be vocal in all areas of their health and well-being. Consider these recent examples to see how the tides are changing and women are being empowered to find their voices:

  • #MeToo movement
  • Good Morning America airs a two-part segment on menopause, early menopause caused by some cancer treatments, symptoms and remedies.
  • Articles such as Doctor explains why period cramps can hurt way more than a heart attack
  • JDS Therapeutics, a biotech company with a dedicated line of natural, plant-based, nutraceutical products, invests millions in research and clinical testing of women’s reproductive health supplements. Ads for the company’s products (Relizen®, for menopause symptoms, Serenol® for PMS symptoms and RevareeTM for vaginal dryness) emphasize women’s strength, control and empowerment over their symptoms.

Fear of the unknown included hearing stories about treatments for menopause symptoms that were more concerning that the symptoms themselves. Hormone replacement, for example, has been associated with an increased risk of blood clots, strokes, some forms of cancer and even dementia. A woman with a history of blood clots, heart disease, stroke or breast cancer, would likely be advised by her doctor to avoid such treatment.

Women have been waiting a long time for non-hormonal remedies. The wait is over! Certain natural supplements can provide relief without side effects. Swedish flower pollen extract, for example, has been used for over 15 years by millions of women (particularly in Europe) in the treatment of irritability and uneasiness, mood changes, hot flashes, excessive sweating day and night, and restless sleep caused by menopause. Hyaluronic acid, a moisture-binding molecule naturally found in the body that relieves a range of vaginal dryness symptoms, including dryness, burning, irritation and painful sex, has also been shown to help improve overall vaginal health by maintaining vaginal pH and improving vaginal tissue elasticity. More than one million women across 40 countries have safely used variations of hyaluronic acid formulations.

Not all supplements are the same, however. JDS Therapeutics employs a cultivation method that doesn’t compromise the integrity of the extract and utilizes only the highest quality extract to produce Relizen, which is recommended by more than 5,000 U.S. gynecologists.

FDA-cleared Revaree is available without a prescription, yet its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, has proven to be just as effective as the leading prescription hormonal creams in alleviating symptoms of vaginal dryness, with results in as early as 9 days.

Stop believing the myth that “Menopause symptoms just go with the territory of being a woman.” Now there is relief.

Giveaway: The company is offering a sample of both Relizen and Revaree to two Friend for the Ride readers. For a chance to win, please enter a comment by November 1. U.S. only. Thanks!

As with all medicines and supplements, women should consult their medical professionals before taking Relizen if there are any allergy or other concerns.

 

Hot Flashes, Menopause

Beat the Heat in Style with Nano-Ice Cooling Necklace: A Giveaway!

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A post by Sam White, inventor of the Nano-IceCooling Necklace:

Let me share my short personal story. I spent many years living in India deploying a new cold-storage technology to enable dairy farmers to chill their milk at their villages without diesel generators (you can see more details in this TEDx)

I recently moved back to Boston to get married. My wife started to get hot flashes during pregnancy, so I adapted what I learned in India and invented a freezer-charged Cooling Necklace. It’s a way for you to cool the blood flowing through the arteries of your neck. This provides remarkable cooling effects for people who suffer from menopause, as you can see from the testimonial below.  More importantly, I hired a designer so my wife would feel comfortable wearing a beautiful necklace in public while getting hours of cooling relief. I sincerely hope you do too.  You can see more at www.nano-ice.com

Emily

The Problem with menopause: Hot flashes come and go with menopause. Overheating can cause tremendous discomfort at any moment. The only alternative is a wet absorbent towel or a cumbersome cooling vest.

The beautiful Nano-Ice Cooling Necklace is a fashionable way to provide constant cooling of the blood flowing to the brain via neck arteries. It’s filled with uniquely dense ice that is placed in a freezer and can then provide cooling relief for over 2 hours.

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Hear how Nano-Ice Cooling Necklace is providing relief from Lea’s hot flashes:

 

Giveaway: Nano-Ice is offering a necklace to one lucky Friend for the Ride winner. For a chance to win, please enter a comment by March 15. Thanks, Nano-Ice!

Questions: Sam would love to hear from you! Please email him: Sam at nano-ice.com

Sam White co-founded Promethean Power Systems in 2007 after winning 2nd place at the MIT$100k. Promethean Power developed a thermal storage technology that enables cold-storage of perishable foods without diesel generators where there is unreliable power.  The thermal storage technology is based on freezing and melting ice efficiently.  Today, for the first time in India’s history, this revolutionary battery is eliminating the need for diesel generators for over 150 villages when chilling milk.  During his journey with Promethean Power, Sam also co-founded Greentown Labs and Nano-Ice Cooling Necklace.

He is the recipient of a few awards such as the GE Ecomagination prize (2010); Boston Globe’s Innovator of the year (2011); NASA’s Launch Energy Innovators Fellows (2012) and World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer (2012).

Sam White

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