Did you know that many lubricants contain chemicals that can make those with allergies or chemical sensitivities experience burning or irritation when they use them? Did you know that menopause increases the percentage of people with adult onset allergies, which can increase chemical sensitivities? If you’re experiencing any of those things or better yet, just because you care about you, look for lubricants without potentially harmful chemicals like Glycerine and Parabens (they can make sensitivities even more acute). Find a lubricant without them, like Aloe Cadabra, and enjoy knowing you’re using a product that’s As Natural As Nature. Not only will it help lubricate, but it will also help moisturize, and enhance your pleasure!
“Your diet post menopause impacts your health and well-being. With the hormonal changes, you can’t be ignorant about what your diet. In fact, choosing the right foods can help you fight the discomforts post menopause – hot flashes, the risk of heart disease, weak bones, etc. One food that can help you a good deal to fight the symptoms of menopause, as well as post-menopausal discomforts, is soy.”
Read the full article at: www.thehealthsite.com
Menopause is a physical and often mental transformation that ranges from mild to wild, from scary to ‘non event’ depending on the woman. But did you know that your post-menopausal eating habits can affect how you experience life after menopause?
As with so much that we experience throughout this journey we call life, knowledge is power. Sometimes it is the simple changes we make in our daily routines that yield the biggest effects. Including more soy in your diet may just be one of those sorts of changes for you.
It’s difficult to calculate the number of people using vaginal lubricants today, but based on increasing sales, it’s huge. In a survey of 28,869 American adults, 17.4 percent of American households use personal lubricants. We suspect that number is much higher because there are still some who aren’t ready to divulge their secrets about better sex.
We do know why women (and men) love lubes—especially Aloe Cadabra®. It makes sex more pleasurable and eases the discomfort and pain of vaginal dryness. It also renews and replenishes the natural moisture of the vagina.
Twenty years ago, many women were just starting to talk about lubricants and how to use them. Even ten years ago, the topic was something to be discussed privately among BFFs.
Not anymore! Increased interest in sexuality and sexual health, coupled with easy accessibility to information has created a breakthrough in frank sexual discussion. That dialogue includes the benefits of personal lubricants and a new world of comfort and pleasure for women of all ages.
Our customers write us
In the early 2000s, a loving couple began to develop Aloe Cadabra® lubricant and moisturizer on their organic farm. The all-natural formula they created became the first personal lubricant certified to meet the new organic body care standards. Today, Aloe Cadabra@ is becoming even more popular as more women discover its organic and all-natural ingredients, and immediate benefits.
We are honored to receive hundreds of letters and e-mails from our customers about the ways Aloe Cadabra® has improved their lives, without the fear of harmful side effects caused by ingredients in some lubricants. Comments from our loyal and health-conscious customers appear in the Magic Moments section of our website www.mymagicmoment.com.
They lost that loving feeling (and got it back)
One Aloe Cadabra® client, Betty of Wisconsin wrote to us about her situation and the Aloe Cadabra® solution.
“During and after menopause, my body changed, as all women’s do. Hot flashes, dryness, increased sensitivity to stress. My husband and I had lost our spark, our magic and a part of our connection. I was shocked when my son handed me a bottle of Aloe Cadabra. He had read an article about the normal changes people go through [during menopause].
Aloe Cadabra has been a huge help not only during intimate moments but every day. My body feels like it’s back to its natural state. There isn’t any discomfort from dryness and, when the moment strikes, we’re ready to go.”
Betty is just one of millions of examples of women who are opening up about this sometimes confusing and problematic stage of womanhood. They’re talking about the reasons for vaginal dryness, and even more important, the solutions available to recapture the natural moisture that was common in their twenties.
Age is a factor but it’s not the only reason
As you grow older (and more beautiful) nature will steal some of your estrogen as menopause sets in. A decrease in this hormone is the primary cause of vaginal dryness. Sex can be very painful, but that’s where Aloe Cadabra® can help. And menopause isn’t the only reason for dry spells. Anxiety, stress, and extreme emotional circumstances can affect the flow of normal vaginal moisture. Carrina of Oregon wrote us to say this:
“I am only 30, but I have had issues with endometriosis, and pelvic floor tightness. Sex has often been very painful for me, and … the last few times we have tried to have intercourse, I ended up crying from the pain and frustration. I felt like something was wrong with me, and I started to believe that I would never have enjoyable and pain-free sex again.
I have tried so many different lubricants trying to find the solution to dryness during sex. None of them worked. Then, I found Aloe Cadabra. I just want to say a huge thank you for making this terrific product. The consistency is perfect — not thick, not too runny, not tacky, not oily, not oozy. Sex felt so good that I was laughing with joy in the middle of it.
Also, one of the things I love most about Aloe Cadabra is that there is no mess after sex. With other products, it felt impossible to completely get the product off without soaking in a bath. Aloe Cadabra can soak right in, and I know that it’s good for my body.”
Pregnancy and childbirth also contribute to fluctuating hormonal levels and create imbalances in hormones. Read this letter from Dave and Sarah from California. They are in their thirties.
“After the birth of our second child, I was experiencing dryness and postpartum depression. With the extra tasks from having a newborn, time was short, stress was high and the thought of physical intimacy became less appealing, since it was uncomfortable.
As we lost our physical connection, our relationship suffered on every level. We were confused, frustrated and didn’t know that dryness was normal or that there were simple and enjoyable solutions that were designed to work with and support my body’s natural processes.
Aloe Cadabra has changed our lives. It brought the comfort back to sex. As our comfort increased, our natural drives for intimacy increased. As our desire for sex increased, our satisfaction with it increased. I was having multiple orgasms for the first time in my life!
I couldn’t be more thankful for Aloe Cadabra. That it brought back the magic in our relationship, on every level, is amazing.”
Medications for allergies, colds and asthma, contain antihistamines, which can also “dry” a person out. Here’s another comment from an Aloe Cadabra® client whose body cannot tolerate chemicals.
“I have allergies and my body is sensitive to chemicals. Aloe Cadabra didn’t cause any reactions, and felt great whether I used it as an everyday moisturizer or whether my husband and I enjoyed it together. Thank you for making something that helped us rekindle our connection and find our magic. And thank you for getting rid of all the chemicals that I now know so many lubricants have. It feels great to be using something that’s all natural, which is really important to us! ”
Various cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation, can also reduce a woman’s level of estrogen. One of our clients, Tammy told us how Aloe Cadabra® helped with her life after chemotherapy.
“Since chemo-induced early menopause, I’ve experienced related changes in my body, one of which was vaginal tissue thinning and associated dryness. I’ve tried lots of lubricants, but many of them are made to ‘enhance’ sex, and while others may enjoy them, I find them intrusive and sometimes downright painful! Finally, with Aloe Cadabra, I found something I was comfortable with, is natural, and effective. And I can order it online for the further comfort of privacy.”
Debbie, age 44 also had cancer treatment and wrote to thank us for Aloe Cadabra®.
“After breast cancer at 44 with chemotherapy causing immediate menopause, I almost lost my marriage as intimacy was so incredibly painful. I am allergic to glycerin and fearful of parabens both of which are in almost all personal lubricants [but not in Aloe Cadabra]. Aloe Cadabra has made me feel natural and given me back much of what I have lost. I am tearing up as I write this, I am so grateful.”
Marie, age 55 from North Carolina, credits Aloe Cadabra® with renewing her and her husband’s sex life.
“Sex isn’t something we talk much about (even though) we’ve always enjoyed it…” When our sex life began to change and our libidos began to slow… it created unspoken tension. My husband was the one who bought Aloe Cadabra® and it helped us feel sensations like we did in our twenties. Being intimate brought emotional connection back. Our life came back into balance. Sex felt natural and good, like it used to.”
Cathy, age 59 shared a similar comment.
“Great stuff! I gave up on sex due to the pain…just bought in local drug store chain, and no pain, not sore. And 95% organic! Thank you and hubby thanks you too.”
We welcome your stories
We are fortunate to have so many satisfied, repeat customers, many of whom order our product on-line to ensure privacy and discretion. It is also available at CVS, Walgreens, and Whole Foods retail stores.
We find it rewarding that our customers love to share their positive experiences with Aloe Cadabra®. We value their thoughtful, unsolicited testimonials. Read more at www.mymagicmoment.com.
The founders of Aloe Cadabra® would be pleased to hear your story. Just send us a brief description about your Magic Moment with Aloe Cadabra®.
If we use your story, you will be identified only with your first name, age and geographical location. To show our appreciation we will send you a complimentary gift of Aloe Cadabra® if we publish your Magic Moment.
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When the most common symptoms of menopause—hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and disruptive sleep patterns—cause discomfort, or worse, tormenting pain, women think HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) is the answer to relief.
From the 1960s, until the mid-nineties, doctors were liberal with HRT prescriptions to treat these and other menopausal symptoms, such as anxiety, irregular periods, psychological problems, and prevention of bone loss. Until the estrogen hit the fan!
In 2002, the medical world was rocked like an earthquake. A series of government-run clinical trials (Women’s Health Initiative or WHI) on the risks and benefits of hormone therapy was discontinued. Researchers had discovered that long-term use of synthetic estrogen and progestin in HRT increased the risk of heart disease, stroke, blood clots and breast cancer. Fearful patients called their doctors asking what they should do.
AND THEN THE AFTER-SHOCK
It got worse.
• Subsequent studies found HRT also increased the risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia, and asthma.
• An April 2007 JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) study determined the risk of stroke increased in HRT users by more than 30 percent, and that age or years at the onset of menopause was not a factor.
• In 2010, new research found that combined estrogen-progestin HRT increased the risk for more severe forms of breast cancer and increased a woman’s chances of dying from the disease or other causes.
DIFFERENT DOCTORS = DIFFERENT OPINIONS
Today’s medical community tends to be divided in its views about prescribing HRT. Cardiologist Nieca Goldberg, MD, feels that younger women who go on hormone therapy because of severe menopause symptoms should not worry that HRT can be “detrimental to their heart.” Dr. Steven Goldstein, MD, professor of medicine at NYU Medical Center, concurs, saying “We have strong evidence to show that if it is less than 10 years since you started menopause, the use of HRT on a short-term basis is not likely to harm you.”
But Julia Smith, MD, director of the Lynne Cohen Breast Cancer Program at the NYU Medical Center describes the controversy as “complex” and “still not fully explained or explainable.”
BIOIDENTICAL COMPOUNDING: AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH
Prescription compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications. When a regular prescription doesn’t meet a patient’s specific health needs, the pharmacist combines, mixes, adjusts or alters the ingredients or physical form of a drug.
Many women choose Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement. With custom-compounding, the ingredients can be plant-based, which some believe are preferable to the synthetic ingredients found in traditional HRT products.
Andrea Dominic, RPh and Steve Hoyt, RPh are licensed pharmacists at San Ysidro Pharmacy in Santa Barbara, CA with more than 20 years experience in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement. San Ysidro Pharmacy is accredited by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board, established to ensure the quality of compounded prescriptions.
“Compounding pinpoints the individual patient’s needs,” says Andrea Dominic, RPh. “There is no one-dose-fits-all when it comes to hormone replacement. The levels needed to relieve symptoms can fluctuate and dose adjustments are sometimes necessary. Unlike synthetic hormones, the structure of the bio-identical hormone is exactly the same as what is circulating in the body, so the body knows how to metabolize it.”
CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN AND MAKE EDUCATED CHOICES
Some women may not need HRT. When vaginal dryness is the primary problem, for example, a hormone-free product such as Aloe Cadabra® vaginal lubricant and moisturizer, may be preferable. Aloe Cadabra® is all-natural; made of 95% quality organic Aloe Vera; is estrogen-free; FDA-cleared; and contains 100 percent food-grade ingredients.
“Gone forever are the days when a doctor routinely prescribes HRT for every woman over 50,” says Dr. Smith. “Today, the decision to go on hormone therapy, even short term, must take into consideration a host of individual health and lifestyle factors.”
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When did you last see a TV commercial (except for erectile dysfunction) featuring 50 and 60-something couples in loving, sexual relationships?
The advertising media would have you believe that people over fifty are pretty much “over it” when it comes to sex. They portray people whose lives are focused on taking grandchildren to the park; clipping coupons for early bird dinners; watching TV re-runs of Seinfeld, and spending a lot of time going to five different doctors for those inevitable aches and pains.
Our survey said…
Although hundreds of surveys have been published on sexual behavior after age fifty, there are also studies to show that many people first want to know what is “normal” for others in their age group before they disclose their private bedroom secrets.
“People are often curious about others’ sex lives,” says Debby Herbenick, associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion or CSHP. “They want to know how often men and women in different age groups have sex, the types of sex they engage in, and whether they are enjoying it or experiencing sexual difficulties.”
The upside of it all
Although studies show that sex may be less frequent after fifty, there is good news: the environment is more conducive to lovemaking; the kids are out of the nest; there is more freedom; and a far less chance of becoming pregnant.
Barbara Grufferman, AARP TV host and author of Best of Everything After 50 says she and her friends once worried about becoming sexual dropouts.
“We all hated thinking that things were slowing down,” Grufferman writes. “Menopause can sometimes make sex uncomfortable…but just because a woman is post-menopausal, does she automatically lose interest? Forever?”
Some surprising statistics and helpful info
Here’s some of what Grufferman discovered:
1. The majority of women over 50 are sexually healthy and active. If there are problems connected with menopause such as vaginal dryness, over-the-counter lubricants (such as Aloe Cadabra®) can help. The problem could be resolved overnight!
2. Men want women who want sex. It’s not so much about how a man’s partner looks or how old she is, but if she’s no longer interested in sex, that can be a turnoff for him.
3. Low sex drive is often related to health and physical problems or medications used by the man, not the woman, in a relationship. Several medications prescribed for other health issues can cause “low-T” (low testosterone) and create a domino effect. The man is not stimulated which leads his partner to believe he’s no longer attracted to her.
There were several findings of interest in another survey conducted by Christiane Northrup (AARP relationship expert), Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. and sociologist James Witte, Ph.D.
1. About a third (31%) of couples (over 50) have sex several times a week; 28 percent of couples have sex a couple of times a month; and 8 percent of couples have sex once a month. 33 percent of respondents said they rarely or never have sex.
2. A huge majority (74 percent) of the happiest couples exchange passionate kisses at least once a week. “Kissing (passionately) bonds partners more deeply,” say the authors.
And the best advice from Barbara Grufferman? Stop worrying about what your friends are doing in their bedrooms and light up your own life.
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