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How to Treat Your Skin in the Winter

Hand with lotion

Exposure to bitter cold is hard enough on your skin during the winter months, and the last thing you need to do is use a harsh soap or lotion on your body to make it feel worse. Soaps and lotions are absorbed by the body and have to be processed, which can sometimes trigger a Crohn’s-type reaction. So, using all-natural products that don’t include extra ingredients or preservatives is one of the best solutions for curing dry, winter skin without making your Crohn’s flare up or your skin break out.

Thoroughly washing your face each night can help prevent skin from feeling dry by rinsing away the dead skin cells and promoting new, healthy cells to grow. However, daily washing exposes your skin to whatever product you use each night and can cause adverse reactions if there are filler ingredients in the soap. There are many natural, healthy and gentle products that can prevent skin from feeling dry or damaged.

Some medical professionals believe Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Soap is the best soap to use during the winter. The probiotic formula includes lactic acid bacteria mixed with natural, organic raw ingredients essential for healthy skin development. Dr. Ohhira’s bar soap is also fragrance-free and preservative free, limiting the chance of negative reactions or outbreaks. So as the beauty bar cleans and moisturizes the face, it also gives sensitive skin a natural boost of exposure to healthy probiotics and naturally fermented raw ingredients.

Additionally, a good moisturizer that doesn’t further irritate the skin is essential for brutal winter months. Dr Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Moisture Cream is considered one of the best face creams for dry skin. The deep moisturizing formula combines probiotics, such as fermented lactic acid, with natural ingredients such as aloe vera and peach leaf extract to soothe damaged skin. This highly-absorbent cream is also fragrance-free and doesn’t have any added colors or chemicals. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Moisturizing Cream can also be used as a body lotion for wind-burned cheeks or dried out elbows and knees.

Both Dr Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Soap and Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Moisturizing Cream are the recommended beauty products for winter and can make great gifts for the holiday season. The probiotic cream is also safe for use on children since it doesn’t contain any allergens.

If you want to know how to treat your skin in winter to avoid cracked or painful skin, you can’t go wrong with these products, which are safe for the entire family’s use. To check out our recommendations for the best skincare products that are fragrance-free, preservative-free, chemical-free, and just plain good for you, check out Dr. Pam’s top picks. Your skin will thank you this winter!

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Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics wins Best Supplements Award 2014

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics wins Better Nutrition Magazine’s ‘Best of Supplements’ Award 2014

Once again, Better Nutrition Magazine chose Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics as a 2014 “Best of Supplements” award winner in the Probiotics Category. This is the sixth time.

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D.

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D.

The award was presented to them during the Natural Products Expo EAST that was held September 18-20 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The way it works is that the magazine’s editors conducts retailer surveys and tallied up both reader and staff votes. Then their Supplement Advisory Board, that consists of naturopathic physicians, health writers, and nutrition educators, evaluate the nominated supplements for quality of ingredients, reputation, and the science behind the products. The award winners will now be featured in their November 2014 issue of Better Nutrition Magazine.

Ross Pelton Talks about Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics Formula

Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN, Essential Formula Inc.’s scientific director. He says, “Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics uses 12 beneficial strains in an exclusive manufacturing process that allows the bacteria to thrive for three to five years in fermentation vats while producing numerous other beneficial byproducts. Besides the diverse strains of bacteria, you also benefit from numerous immune-enhancing components that are normally only produced after the probiotics have set up housekeeping in your gut. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are a phenomenal and one-of-a-kind product that promotes good health.”

The genius behind the scenes is Dr Iichiroh Ohhira, PhD, who formulated this product. He has conducted more than 30 years of university-based, scientific research studies, which have shown that the products are safe and effective in dealing with digestive distress. Essential Formulas Inc. is the sole distributor of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics products in the United States. Their president and CEO says, “Dr. Ohhira’s is an exceptional product and like no other on the market today. It’s always exciting to be honored for quality, efficacy, and it’s stellar scientific credentials.”

We are proud to say that we have been selling Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics ever since Essential Formulas started selling in the USA. Our customers love them, not only because they are so effective for all kinds of digestive challenges, but also because they are so easy to take. The small blisters packaging fits easily into a pocket or purse. The don’t need to be refrigerated and they’re safe for infants, kids and seniors a like. Forgot to mention another important factor – they’re dairy free. The professional formula is the one that I recommend the most. I get excellent results when I suggest them.

Dr Ohhira's Professional Probiotic Formula 30 capsMany of our customers who are dealing withchronic digestive complaints like crohns, colitis, Leaky Gut and IBS take advantage of our on-going special – when you buy 12 Professional Probiotics Formula 60 cap boxes (blue box), you get 2 additional boxes at no charge. This puts the pricing as low as wholesale prices.

The special we offer on the Original formula (green box) is also an excellent deal. When you buy 12 boxes of Dr Ohhira’s Original 

Dr Ohhira's Original Probiotic Formula 30 capsFormula, you get one box for nothing. Our customers are very appreciative of the fact that we are able to extend that type of volume discount to them.

We have tons of educational material on our website about Dr Ohhira and all sorts of clinical studies that he has done. He developed the proprietary TH10 strain from the Malaysian food delicacy, tempeh. This TH10 has been proven effective in vitro against the many virulent pathogenic organisms like E coli-157 that causes food poisoning, Bacillus cereus that causes of intestinal anthrax, MRSA – the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, H. pylori that leads to peptic ulcers, as well as L clostridium that often results in morning sickness, migraine and cluster headaches.

Needless to say I am a big fan of Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics and if you haven’t experienced their benefits yet, I encourage you to try them.


Save your skin: You are what you eat

Nutrition plays a key role in skin health,

We’ve heard of problem skin being treated with everything from salicylic acid to antibiotics. But yogurt and blueberries, flaxseed and salmon?

Meagen McCusker, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center says It’s really true that you are what you eat, adding that the condition of your skin often tells a story about your overall health and well-being.

The first food that is recommended to avoid to save your skin are sugars.Not only can sugar cause inflammations in the body, but it also adversely affects cell membranes and by extension can break down collagen. Collagen is a type of protein that helps make the skin elastic.

In addition of changing your diet by eliminating sugars and other foods, you probably know that probiotics are good for digestive health. But, did you know there are special probiotics that live on and in your skin? These beneficial bacteria help the skin maintain its barrier function and keep dermal cells healthy.

Many common facial cleansers and skincare products can disrupt the balance of these friendly bacteria. Dr. Ohhira’s skin care line provides probiotic and prebiotic nutrients to help rejuvenate and support the balanced micro-ecology needed for healthy skin. The botanical extracts provide powerful antioxidant effects, too.

We recommend these two products from Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics

1- Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar Kampuku soap

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar merges the revitalizing power of natural ingredients, ancient Japanese fermentation skills, and modern science to create a clarifying, balancing, and rejuvenating beauty bar gentle enough for the entire family.


Crafted from 14 natural plant extracts, Kampuku provides chemical-free moisturizing, probiotic support, and natural deodorant benefits. This gentle but effective beauty bar is suitable for daily use on all skin types, especially very sensitive skin. Honored with the ‘Best of Beauty’ Award by Better Nutrition Magazine, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar promotes and maintains supple, radiant-looking skin… naturally!


2- Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion

Magoroku Skin Lotion

Dr Ohhira Probiotics Magoroku Skin Lotion

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion merges the revitalizing powers of natural ingredients, ancient Japanese fermentation skills, and modern science to create a superior moisturizing and rejuvenating experience. This exclusive formula, created by award-winning microbiologist Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, melds probiotic and prebiotic nutrients along with wild plant and fruit extracts. The proprietary blend supports the balanced ecology necessary for healthy skin.


Your skin easily absorbs the natural ingredients, which are carried by the traditional skin-friendly Japanese Magoroku (equine oil). Modern science now confirms that Dr. Ohhira’s Magoroku oil contains alpha-linolenic acids and linoleic acids that cannot be produced in the body.

The Magoroku skin lotion is a soothing lotion ideal for daily use on very dry and sensitive skin. It may be applied as often as needed on face and body, wherever dry skin is an issue. Used regularly, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion promotes and maintains healthy, radiant-looking skin.

Editors note: some content of this article was written by Gabriella Boston from the Washington post and we added more information about the probiotics which we are specialists in this topic.

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