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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!

Friday Farm Fact: Irrigating in a Desert

Farming in the desert might seem impossible and impractical if you aren’t entirely familiar with your agricultural history. Modern desert farming almost entirely relies on irrigation strategies, and there are a few different types of irrigation that have proven successful in arid climates. However, Native Americans in the Sonoran Desert have historically found ways to […]

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Maria - great info, didn’t know how hard it was to bring such great products to the customers

sarahluvzveggies - solar powered irrigation, that sounds awesome. i’m really excited about the future of solar.

Emmanuel - I’ve always wondered how hot places like California can handle such large crops yet have no water. Imperial Valley is one of the hottest places in the US.

Shirley R. - I have a hill in my backyard where I installed a drip irrigation system and it’s been so helpful. My knees had a hard time getting up that hill dragging a hose around.

Todd the toad - Thanks for the link about irrigation. i keep putting off installing a system partly cuz i don’t have the time but also because i’ve never done it before and don’t want to screw up.

Richard (Founder) - We take great pride that we are one of the few companies out there that actually grow the product and process it all ourselves. It is a lot of work – but it is also the reason why we have such a high quality line of supplements.

Asking your local health food store to stock Seagate

The single most common question we receive from Seagate customers each month is — how can they get their local health food store to carry some of the Seagate Products. Seagate does not employ sales reps to go into stores to get our products on to their shelves. Instead we rely on word-of-mouth recommendations from […]

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Lauren - I do check out your map of retailers from time to time to see if you have a new location near by. Sometimes I do like to speak face to face with someone about a particular supplement.

Kat Braza - I live out in the boonies, no health food store around here. That’s why I like the online option but for sure will mention this to my pals in the city.

sarahluvzveggies - i actually first learned about seagate from a health food store and really liked the product i bought! i’ve been following sg ever since.

Todd the toad - hmm, free tshirt and product. that is tempting.

Richard (Founder) - And we love our Customers

Treating Hemorrhoids the Natural Way

Hemorrhoids are one of those embarrassing medical conditions that no one likes to talk about. But they’re real, they’re common, and they’re treatable, so we’re going to help you deal with them. Over half of the U.S. population experiences hemorrhoids at some point in their lives, and the most common time is between ages 45 […]

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rob - you’re right, this is not a topic i enjoy bringing up. thanks for bringing it up first. i’ll just have my wife order the rectal spray in privacy… i have never tried that.

Nancy Evans - Are hemorrhoids more common with males? Rob gets them and my husband has them so frequently that they never seem to go away completely!! Fiber sounds like a good option to try, I doubt he’ll want to be in a bath all day.

Sammy Largo - Dang, over half the population experiences hemorrhoids at some point. Sounds like the olive products will be ideal to have on hand when the moment comes 🙂

Emmanuel - Actually Nancy my wife has had them as well so I wouldn’t be so quick to assume they are most common in males right away.