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Protecting Your Dog’s Skin, Like It’s Your Own

Just because your dog is covered in fluffy fur doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have serious skin issues underneath. Perhaps you’ve been experimenting with all-natural home remedies for your own minor ailments. But did you know that you can often treat your dog with very similar remedies as well? You might be surprised to learn […]

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Sammy Largo - How do you know when your dog has a skin infection? It’s difficult to see their skin under their fur.

rob - i think you mostly know when your dog scratches himself a lot and generally looks uncomfortable. you can brush his fur to the side and get an idea of what the skin is like. a healthy diet with omega 3 and other supplements can do wonders for your dawg.

Lauren - I had a dog whose skin was so bad that her hair wouldn’t grow back. She was given to me by neighbor who didn’t take care of her very well. I had low funds so wasn’t able to take her to a vet but I wish I had known this information then. She was an old dog.

Trayvon - I love my dog and have looked into making sure he eats well – just as well as me haha! I would buy him plain dog food but he would not eat it (I’ve never had such a picky dog!). Anyway, I add in some wet dog food to make the food tastier and then I add Seagate’s supplements. He’s been in great shape.

mary - is olive leaf ear drops effective for dogs

Natural Remedies for Pediatric Earaches

Ear infections are one of the most common illnesses that children between three months and seven years suffer from. When many parents hear the word, “infection,” they run to the doctor begging for antibiotics. However, most ear infections get better without antibiotics, and recurrent ear infections are often due to repeated antibiotic use. So how […]

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Shirley R. - I agree in picking up remedies before problems arise! You will feel much more relieved if you are prepared rather than having to rush to the store with a screaming little one and figure out the ideal remedy to use.

Kat Braza - My daughter just had an ear infection weeks ago and that was a pain to deal with. Not only for her but for me as well! I did go to the doc for antibiotics but next time I’m planning to deal with it at home since yes, it’s really not a huge deal. I just freaked out because it was the first one she’s had. SeaGate’s product sounds great.

Emanuel - I wonder how long the results take to come in when the swab test is done. Must not be very long if the earache is gone by the time the results come in. Seems like the infection isn’t so serious then.

Nancy Evans - Poor baby! Hope the earache goes away fast! That baby has the prettiest blue eyes, lovely.

Dear Seagate – Grapes or Grape Seed Extract?

Every week we will be posting anonymous questions from our customers. Everything from correct dosage, to our farming methods, and much more. Dear Seagate How does taking your grape seed extract differ from putting seeded grapes in a smoothie? Thank you, Jessie Dear Jessie, If you can get the seeded grapes, we always encourage that […]

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Nancy Evans - I have heard of the benefits of grape seed extract but I have never been a fan of eating grape seeds directly. they leave such a strong bitter taste in the mouth that lasts for some time. These pills sound like a better option.

Lauren - It makes sense that capsule form would be more concentrated since when eating grapes involves eating the seed shell and other excess materials. I wonder how well the body absorbs it though?

Trayvon - That’s a great deal… I am always making smoothies and love adding new supplements. I’ve never tried grape seed extract but it looks like it has many benefits from what I’m seeing in the review section.

Sammy Largo - Seagate what is grape seed extract primarily used for? I don’t see much detail on the product page and have never heard of what grape seed extract is used for. I’ll just google it …

Richard (Founder) - Grape Seed Extract is a wonderful antioxidant that helps your body in numerous ways.

Seaweed Part 3 – Grover’s Skin Rash Itching by Richard Lentz

It has been exactly one year since my last posting regarding this ongoing skin rash called Grover’s. The rash began to bother me in around October, 2011. So it has been almost 2 years that I have been coping, or more accurately, fighting with it. The good news is that it has now been one […]

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Trayvon - That sounds awful. The only memory I have of itchy skin was having chicken pox as a kid and my mom had me take an oatmeal bath. I don’t remember the oatmeal having a significant impact but I do remember how gross that was…

Emanuel - Glad you found a remedy. Waking up every one to two hours sounds like a death sentence. How would one cope with work? I have heard benefits of algae before like spirulina and blue-green algae.

Kat Braza - What else can seaweed be used for when it comes to health? I know they’re a big food product in sushi. I’ve also bought seaweed “chips” before at the store – basically dried seaweed that is like a chip and can be eaten.

sarahluvzveggies - it’s always good to have a remedy on hand for itchy skin. you might think it’s not a big deal now but when you have a rash you’ll be screaming for something to make it stop. trust me, i’ve been there -_- too bad for this guy it’s a constant thing. glad the seaweed worked.

Richard (Founder) - Kat – Seaweed can help with a number of things including your thyroid.

Keb - Try using Magnesium gel -it works on poison Ivy rash. Noni juice works like the seaweed powder , it is used for diabetic ulcers.

Richard (Founder) - Seagate replies
Hi Kat – Seaweed can also be sprinkled on your salads, soups, pastas, omelets, chowders, cooked vegetables, or into juices and smoothies. Seaweed powder can also be mixed with a small amount of water to make a paste and applied to the face for its complex of sea salts, minerals, and protein to help soften the skin.

Everyday Health and Beauty Products You Can Make at Home

Have you ever stood in the shower a few minutes longer than necessary and aimlessly read the back of your shampoo bottle? Water, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamide MEA, glycol disterate, sodium chloride, dimethicone, and so on, and so forth. What are all those things, and do luscious locks really require so many chemicals? It’s hard […]

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Lisa Sabatino - Thank you for your information. I buy and use your products. Also refer other people to them. Very good.

Lauren - Wow, I have never investigated homemade shampoo before. Water and baking soda? Really? What is the consistency like? I am so accustomed to bubbles meaning clean! My hair is very long so I am selective with the products I use.

Kat Braza - Same here Lauren – long hair. I often shoot for the 2-in-1 products because conditioner is so thick that it seems to get stuck in my hair. I try to wash my hair as best as I can but it’s heavy and difficult to work with. I’m thinking about having a professional give it a good clean!

rob - baking soda and water sounds like my cup of tea. not sure what my wife would think of it but she’ll have to get used to it. i love the simpler things in life.

Shirley R. - Does Seagate sell any essential oils that an be used in shampoo and soap? I haven’t made homemade shampoo for a while but these recipes do sound appealing. I’d like to add quality essential oils for aroma.

Richard (Founder) - Shirley – while we do not currently sell any essential oils, we did just come out with a 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil that you can use in your homemade shampoos.

Balancing Soil pH in Organic Farming 

A farmer’s job is to feed the world, and in doing so he must test the resilience of our planet’s natural resources. To fulfill one of the many requirements for a certified organic farm, organic farmers must establish plans to not only use the soil, but to improve it for the future as well. Organic […]

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rob - another way to test ph level in soil is to go to a local community college or university and have the biology or chemistry departments test it for you. they can actually give more detail than what you can obtain from a simple ph test.

Emanuel - I did not know that about heavy metals being in lime. Will these heavy metals impact plant growth at all? It seems that they would.

todd the toad - thanks for the links. i live in an area that has a history of industrial waste contamination and i have been lately wondering about the quality of our soil. i live a distance from the site but question if rain has moved waste.

sarahluvzveggies - there are lots of nettles where i live. nettles are a sign of highly acidic soil! the weeds growing in your yard may give you a general sign if your soil is acidic or not.

Dear Seagate – I am worried about my heart health

Every week we will be posting anonymous questions from our customers. Everything from correct dosage, to our farming methods, and much more. Dear Seagate How well will Pomegranate and Grape Seed Extract work together for helping to keep the heart arteries clean? Grace to You. Thank you kindly, Alex Dear Alex, When people ask such […]

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todd the toad - i have read that egg yolks are one of the most common sources of cholesterol. do you cut back on your egg yolk intake or strictly eat egg whites?

Shirley R. - Swimming 4 or 5 miles a week – you are a fish! I can’t say the same for my exercise, I am more focused on diet and taking supplements to cut back on cholesterol.

Sammy Largo - Exercise is really important but I think many of us would take it more seriously if we were involved with some kind of group effort. I went to the gym for a while but I definitely zoned out when I was exercising. I started doing Crossfit – it’s more expensive and tough but I’ve never stuck with a routine so much!

Ralf - Can all of those supplements you mentioned be mixed together in a smoothie of some sort? Sounds easier to mix them together at once.

Richard (Founder) - Seagate replies
Hi Ralf- Sure, we mix them in smoothies all the time. Just not too much olive leaf as it will carry along a naturally bitter taste into the smoothie.

Natural Relief for the Feminine Itch

Just because at least three out of every four women have experienced a yeast infection doesn’t make the condition any less uncomfortable or less embarrassing. Yeast isn’t just in your bread or your beer; it’s in and on your body too! Yeast thrives on moisture, so it tends to grow best in your mouth, intestines, […]

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Lauren - Nothing wrong with covering a sensitive topic hehe! I know this is a common problem and it does seem that it should be easily dealt with without having to turn to a doc for prescriptions.

Sammy Largo - Men deal with yeast infections too? Where…? 😉 The Seagate spray sounds like an easy way to deal with it. A bit more clean than applying yogurt.

Kat Braza - The vag spray does 200 sprays – that’s a decent amount that will last some time. Why spend a few bucks on yogurt that will get all over the place when this can be sprayed? Agreed Sammy!

Trayvon - I just saw this girl I like a lot the other day and she has had this disgusting discharge that I’m a little embarrassed to bring up but she’s cool and I want to make sure she gets it taken care of. I’m going to forward her this blog.

sarahluvzveggies - i think it is important to see a gynecologist according to recommendations and make sure symptoms are due to something more than a yeast infection. but yes be persistent when asking about natural alternatives, don’t settle with antibiotics are best.

Dear Seagate – What can I do about acne?

Every week we will be posting anonymous questions from our customers. Everything from correct dosage, to our farming methods, and much more. Dear Seagate My lady friend has bad acne on her face and she says it hurts, which of your products would possibly give her some relief? Thank you, Swenson Dear Swenson, If her […]

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Kat Braza - These sound like great alternatives to try. I’m in my mid-20s and still have acne. Throughout my teen years I thought it would go away since acne is associated with pre-20s but I still have it. I am more interested in natural alternatives.

Trayvon - Same here Kat – pizza face! I had acne worse in high school but I still have consistent break outs. I did Proactive for a while but it was pretty expensive and didn’t bring in great results.

sarahluvzveggies - i use the acne remedy and have seen great results from it. plus it doesn’t have a chemical odor like other remedies have that can be purchased over the counter.

Ralf - sounds like another great christmas gift for my gf haha. yea she is really going to love this for a gift. i’ll just put it in her bathroom and wait for her to find it.

Maria - This is great info, I am in my 50’s and still get the occasional acne. Sometimes they appear on my back and are very painful, but since I read this article I put it to the test. Results are amazing…

Natural Sunburn Treatments to Protect Your Skin

For people around the world, summertime is synonymous with sunburns. And although you probably don’t run to the doctor every time your skin turns red, sunburns are a serious matter that can’t be ignored. Despite common knowledge that sunburns can lead to skin cancer, the Centers for Disease Control reported that over one-third of adults […]

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Shirley R. - Wow, I did not know that milk and yogurt were an alternative for sun burns. I’ll have to try this on my grand kids next time since they have the least patience!

Lauren - I’ve heard of it before Shirley but I don’t drink milk or eat dairy at all really so I don’t have it on hand. I am definitely needed to restock on sunburn treatment since summer is over now. Seagate’s product is very affordable!

Emmanuel - nothing like some fun in the sun. my kids came home looking like red hot potatoes a few time and boy were they in pain. i’d certainly prefer to speed up the healing process. i’ll order this to surprise my wife 😉

Nancy Evans - Is this product ideal for burns from the sun reflecting on snow? I am planning a trip to Alaska this winter and I want to be prepared.

Richard (Founder) - Nancy- whether it is a direct burn from sunlight or reflected, it should be the same. Burns from reflected light on the snow tend to be worse since you are probably getting burnt from two angles at once!