15 February, 2014

Super Tub Scrub

"Greening up" my cleaning has been a slow, deliberate process, but honestly, the "green" option doesn't always get the result I'm after. Years ago, I tried a baking soda tub scrub that didn't quite get the job done, and I've gone back and forth between more- and less-green options. I was starting to feel like a shiny shower might just be worth the chemical exposure when I thought to try this little recipe:

Like the other baking soda scrub I tried before, you begin with baking soda, then add just enough water
to make a paste. Then add my favorite cleaning secret--On Guard Cleaner Concentrate.

{We use this stuff in every aspect of cleaning nowadays. A little bit goes such a long way and it works to kill germs, remove grease, crayon, wall scuffs, dog drool, mildew, mold, laundry odors, etc. I could go on all day about it. When a pregnant friend was taking care of her children with flu symptoms, I rushed a bottle of pre-mixed all purpose cleaner to her house and it kept the sickness from spreading. Everyone should have this on hand!}

Mix the ingredients together in an old bowl and apply it to your damp tub and shower with a scrub brush. Think of it like toothpaste for your tub. Get some on the brush, smear it on the shower, scrub and repeat until you've coated the whole surface, including fixtures.

If the tub is especially grimy, spray the coated area with white vinegar. The vinegar and baking soda will react to foam the grime away. It's like the "scrubbing bubbles" without neurotoxins and pollutants! {Hooray!} This would be a great chore/science experiment for older kids, especially since the ingredients are all safe.

Spray the shower walls and tub with hot water to rinse away the mixture, and wipe it dry with a clean towel. Your shower and fixtures should be shiny like mine. No chemical exposure necessary!

This is also the more economical option. $.60 worth of On Guard Cleaner Concentrate and pennies worth of other ingredients. Win, win, win.

21 December, 2013

Peppermint Mocha Recipe

One of my favorite things about Christmas time is the Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks. Yum! 

The only thing is, that little pepperminty friend is full of calories and costs a few dollars. If you add the numbers at the end of Mocha season…well, don't. 

I have been working on a recipe that is more wholesome and less expensive to make and enjoy at home. 

(Unless you live in an area where coconuts grow, you will need to purchase packaged coconut milk. Make sure to read the ingredients and avoid added sugar, additives, preservatives, etc. This is a good, clean brand.)


Ingredients: 

13 oz. coconut milk or creamed coconut
2 T. cocoa powder 
2 T. sweetener (raw sugar or agave)
1 t. salt
5 drops doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil

Directions:

Coconut milk can separate as it sits on the shelf. The fat, like any raw milk, will rise to the top. Add all of it to your mixing bowl and mix on medium speed for about 4 minutes. Add the cocoa powder and *sweetener and continue to mix. Add the salt and about 5 drops of **doTERRA Peppermint EO. 

Add about 2 T of the mixture to your mug and top with coffee. It will even create a little froth on the top. 

Store leftovers in a glass, airtight container in the refrigerator. It will solidify as it cools, but will melt and mix in hot coffee with no problem. 

have used both raw sugar and agave in this recipe with good results. You can substitute stevia if you would like, but stevia makes me shaky for some reason. And for Pete's sake, avoid those artificial sweeteners! 

**I'm not just saying this because I am a doTERRA consultant: NEVER, NEVER ingest oils other than doTERRA. If you purchase an oil from a health food store or other oil company and it says, "Do not ingest" or "For external use only" take that seriously. Many other oils are extracted by chemical means or have potentially dangerous fillers, carrier oils or additives. A simple smell comparison would let you know other oils are inferior, but doTERRA third-party tests its oils to maintain the highest standards of purity and potency. Click here for more info on that standard (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade). 

Go to my Facebook page and share my post about this recipe for a chance to win a 5ml doTERRA Peppermint Oil! 

08 December, 2013

The Best Way to Purchase dōTERRA


Once someone learns about the benefits of CPTG® essential oils, the next question is, "How do I get them?" There are several ways to order dōTERRA. Hopefully this post helps you find the option to suit your needs. 
                                                  
Option 1: Retail


The retail option is great for people who want to try one or two oils. If I am the first person to share dōTERRA with you, please go to http://www.mydoterra.com/catherinek/

If you decide to purchase more than two oils, the next option usually pays for itself.

Option 2: Wholesale (Save 25%)

Enroll with a wholesale membership for $35 and pay 25% below retail. You may order as frequently as you need with no obligation to purchase on a regular basis. If you wish to renew your membership the following year, the cost is only $25 and dōTERRA sends a complimentary Peppermint ($21 value) as a thank-you. It’s as if you’re paying $4 for your wholesale membership!

I recommend starting with one of dōTERRA's popular enrollment kits

Let me know when you enroll and I will walk you through your first wellness consultation. You may also "Like" my Facebook page to get news, updates and support. 

Option 3: Below Wholesale

As a wholesale member or IPC, you have the option to participate in dōTERRA’s Loyalty Rewards program and earn an increasing percentage back each month in free product credit.


Wholesale members are also eligible to earn dōTERRA’s free Product of the Month on orders of 125PV or more placed between the 1st and 15th of each month.

Loyalty rewards members also have access to dōTERRA’s renowned LifelongVitality Supplements at cost!

Option 4: Team Builder

As a wholesale member or IPC you have the option to participate in dōTERRA’s generous compensation plan. Even if you’re not the type of person to recommend something to a friend, you will find yourself sharing this amazing discovery with everyone who will listen. 

Rather than relying on traditional advertising, dōTERRA uses direct sharing to grow their company. You don't need to be an expert to begin. You just need the desire to serve others by assisting with their health and financial goals. 

It is up to you to decide if you would like to earn enough to pay for your monthly order or replace your entire income. I am happy to offer free business mentoring to you along the way.

        
If you are interested in these incentives and dōTERRA's generous compensation plan, don't hesitate to contact me

For more information on compensation, view this helpful video from Oils Mentor. 

02 December, 2013

My Favorite Essential Oil Resources on the Web

There are so many people talking about essential oils on the internet these days. Thanks to information sharing on Pinterest and other social media, ideas circulate quickly. Unfortunately, they aren't always good ideas!  

You may not know this about me, but my background is in writing and I used to teach Freshman Composition. Any of my former students can tell you how passionate I am about finding excellent sources. 

Now that I have been in the essential oil world for three years, I would like to share with you my favorite, tried and true sources. 





Aromatic Science just posted its one-thousanth article on essential oils. If you enjoy digging into the scientific complexity and wonder of essential oils, this site is for you. 

If your doctor is wondering about your latest essential oil protocol, send him or her to this site. Doctors, labs and universities are doing quality research on essential oils and it can all be found here. 

Search by topic or browse popular articles. Create a login to participate in the forum. 

Everything Essential is nearly as helpful as the Modern Essentials resource manual I am always talking about. You can search by ailment or oil to discover how to incorporate essential oils into your life. 

Tabs for testimonials are also helpful if, like me, you are interested in what worked for other people. 

If  you are a doTERRA wholesale member or IPC, log into www.mydoterra.com to manage your orders. Get important updates on specials, promotions and news from the company.

Keep track of earnings if you are a participant in doTERRA's compensation plan. 

You can also get to important sites like www.doterraeveryday.com and
www.doterrauniversity.com from this portal. 

Justin Harrison's website Oils Mentor has in-depth product and business training. He also  provides helpful downloads and videos. 

Mydopro.com features a helpful community of doTERRA users and builders. Get the latest product information, testimonials, and helpful tips. 

You will also have access to a giant library of helpful resources and downloads. 

26 November, 2013

Raw Foods and Essential Oils

Last week I had the opportunity to hear from Marisa DiCenso-Pelser, "The Raw Trainer" at a class on the benefits of raw foods working in conjunction with our essential oils. 

Though I am always grateful for my leaders who schedule these wonderful education sessions, I have to admit I was reluctant to sign up for this one. Eating raw foods is much, much easier to do in the summertime, but this time of year I could eat soup with bread for every meal. I mentally prepared for the "challenge" a raw food diet would pose and signed up for the class. Surprisingly, Marisa's approach was much more doable than I imagined, and she shared several recipes with us that were all delicious!


Her Story

Marisa is a raw food chef, personal trainer, and figure competitor (that means body building!).  She is also a wife and mother of two toddlers, has a B.S. in Exercise Science, and owns a Pilates studio with her husband.  

A high-protein diet seems like a necessity for a body builder, but Marisa noticed her body was achy, her muscles weren't recovering quickly from workouts, her skin was breaking out, she had frequent heartburn and headaches while she was eating lots of animal protein. 

When a friend invited her on a retreat introducing her to green smoothies, Marisa noticed positive changes. The first morning after cleaning up her diet was the first morning she woke up without a headache in a long time! This made her dig into research and begin incorporating green smoothies into her diet with great success. 


Why Raw Food? 

Marisa shared with us maps from the CDC similar to the ones below to show the increase of obesity in the U.S. She also cited a list of obesity-related conditions which, most of the time, can be prevented by diet alone. (Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, asthma, sleep apnea, gallstones, kidney stones, infertility, certain cancers, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.) 



In 2012 Americans spent $190 billion on medical costs. On average, obese people spent $1,429 more. 

It is plain to see from this evidence, this is a problem. Marisa doesn't propose a "diet" as a solution for this epidemic because, "a diet has an end in mind" and people often gain weightback once the diet is over. 

By integrating more raw foods into our daily routines, we can give our bodies what they need to perform well and maintain a healthier weight. Raw foods are often low in calories, but high in fiber, nutritional value, enzymes and healthy fats. 

They also improve digestive function, normalize weight, reduce the risk of disease, and support better sleep. Eating raw foods helps us avoid the harmful substances in most processed food. We also avoid feeling deprived and hungry because we can eat as much as we like! 

Fresh fruit is alkalizing to our bodies (an alkaline body is unfriendly to bacteria, viruses and cancer!). It also curbs our cravings for sweets, provides vitamins, fiber and regulates our appetite. 

There are many more reasons why raw food is great for our bodies. Check out one of Marisa's books to learn more. 


Daily Plan from the Raw Trainer


Marisa recommends starting the day with a glass of water with Lemon essential oil. Our bodies detoxify as we rest at night. Flush those toxins out safely and efficiently! 

Remember to take your Lifelong Vitality Supplements. 

Incorporate greens for minerals and fiber. Lettuce, celery and cucumber are easily digestible. 

Phytonutrients (from green food) support immune function, prevent disease and reduce inflammation. 

Make a smoothie for breakfast. 

Have a salad before lunch and dinner. When you snack, munch on raw fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds. Just by incorporating those ideas, your diet can already be 50% raw! 

Drink water with Slim and Sassy between meals to balance blood sugar and further detoxify your body. 

Marisa's tips to make raw food more practical:

Save money and eat better by shopping the perimeter of the grocery store. 

When it is cold and you want warm food, use spices, cook on low heat, drink hot tea and get plenty of exercise!

Take time once a week to prep your vegetables and put smoothie ingredients together. 


Raw Foods and Essential Oils

Like raw foods, essential oils serve as tools to help our bodies function as they should. Because essential oils are distilled from the living plant, they are very powerful and potent. 

If you own a high-end sports car, you don't put diesel fuel in it. It isn't designed to use diesel, therefore the engine will be badly damaged or even destroyed. Our bodies are the same way. They weren't designed to run on highly processed foods, refined sugars, and microwave dinners. Give it the good stuff if you want it to run well for the long-haul. 




These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

16 October, 2013

Post Convention Tour Recap

I had the privilege of hearing Emily Wright, doTERRA's VP of Leadership Development,
Emily Wright with her family. 
speak last night in Columbus. She is also one of the founders and co-owners and has a huge heart for the people all over the world who grow, harvest and distill the plants used to make our CPTG* oils. 


{I was going to send a little summary of the event to my out-of-town team members who couldn't make it last night, but then I thought I would just share it with everyone who couldn't be there. That's what we're all about, right? Share the love.}

"Health is Wealth!" Emily opened with a little bit about why we use oils: We work with a "preventative model" of healthcare, meaning even when we're well, we use oils and supplements to prevent potential illness. 

She also mentioned how we can't use a "wrong oil" to treat an ailment or illness. Some may be better than others, but if we choose the less effective oil, it will not have a negative impact on our health the way a pharmaceutical would.  

Oils are everywhere. Who doTERRA? Emily added, essential oils are made perfectly by nature and we can't expect the same result from a synthetic. We see the term "essential oil" on everything from air fresheners to beauty products, but there is no oversight of the industry or that term. That's why doTERRA was founded: to establish a new standard. The owners know the power of pure oils and want to have them available for their families and others. 

doTERRA Advantage: doTERRA's sourcing makes all the difference in the chemical make-
up of each oil. Our oils come from their indigenous region because lavender grown in the U.S. would be inferior to lavender grown in France, for example. See the map to find where your favorite oil grows. 

doTERRA works with leading researchers and analysts in the field, like Dr. Robert Pappas, to ensure quality, potency, and purity. (See link for more info.) 

doTERRA has a medical advisory board of highly accomplished physicians and surgeons who are working to bridge the gap between traditional medicine and emerging research of essential oils. They are also encouraging us to be the protectors of health and healing in our homes. 

doTERRA also takes special care to make sure we are having a positive impact on growers, protecting the heritage of the plants and the people. In many cases, they are working with farmers who have been in the business for generations and are now able to employ more workers and grow their businesses while maintaining high standards and the traditions of their agricultural heritage. {Emily shared several videos from a recent trip to India. I will post them if they become available to us.} 

NEW Products Each year at convention, doTERRA introduces new products. Here are some highlights. 

Cedarwood EO: (official product sheet) I am eager to get my Cedarwood. It has been shown to regrow hair, kill bed bugs, give respiratory support, heal skin and calm moods. That seems like a random array of helpful qualities, doesn't it? It is also very affordable at $13.00 wholesale or $17.33 retail for 15ml. 

Juniper Berry EO: (official product sheet) As she worked to source Juniper Berry, Emily tested samples from many different growers and found just one that was pure. Many others contained other parts of the Juniper plant, but she just wanted the berries in our oil. It has cleansing and diuretic properties, can relieve tension and protects brain cells! Who doesn't need that? 

Digest Zen Soft Gels: (official product sheet) The Digest Zen blend has been a lifesaver for my family, even healing my husband's chronic GERD. We were really happy when they announced the availability of a soft gel form which will be great for travel. I hope to share this with friends who are missionaries as it could save a great deal of trouble when dealing with parasites and other digestive ailments. This blend works to restore balance no matter what type of tummy trouble. It contains ginger, peppermint, tarragon, fennel, caraway, anise, and coriander. All CPTG, of course. 

On Guard + Soft Gels: (official product sheet)
I have done entire blog posts on the power of the OnGuard Blend in its many forms. These soft gels are called " + " because they have the power of On Guard plus Black Pepper (antioxidant), Oregano (anti-viral) and Melissa (anti-viral) Essential Oils. They are specifically used for those times when you feel something coming on. 

Like the Digest Zen Soft Gels, these will be great for travel. Many of us have been making our own "flu bombs" with these ingredients in empty capsules, but they can't be made too much in advance as the capsules break down. I get comfort from knowing I will have these on hand before any colds of flus have the chance to hit our household. 

OnGuard Laundry Detergent: (official product sheet) 
The OnGuard line has expanded again with the addition of a non-toxic detergent that uses natural enzymes to remove stains, brighten whites and protect clothing! It is ultra concentrated, meaning 1 tablespoon per load is required for HE machines, or 2 tablespoons for a standard machine. 

Pink Grapefruit EO: Grapefruit is nothing new to doTERRA, but the oil we currently have is white grapefruit. Pink has similar chemical make up and therapeutic properties, but it has a fuller aroma and sweeter flavor. It will be sold as a single oil and incorporated into our blends as the current inventory is phased out. I'm looking forward to a sweeter Slim and Sassy blend as it becomes available! 

Overall it was a wonderful, encouraging experience to hear from Emily Wright. She is a mom who is passionate about her family and serving others. She is a powerful leader who is also accessible to doTERRA's IPC's, customers and growers. What an honor to work with people like this! If you get the chance to attend one of the post convention tour stops, go for it! 
2013 India Sourcing Trip via Facebook


*In addition to being 100 percent pure and natural, CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are subjected to additional quality testing that ensures the correct composition of the active natural compounds found in each oil. Even though an essential oil may be 100 percent pure, if the right species or part of a plant has not been used, or if the plant has not been grown in the right environment, harvested at the right time, or not distilled under the right conditions, the natural chemical makeup of the extraction will not provide as predictable and powerful a benefit. In some cases, the wrong plant parrt harvested at the wrong time may result in an extract that contains harmful levels of some constituents.
CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade ® essential oils are guaranteed to be 100 percent pure, natural, and free of synthetic compounds or contaminates. dōTERRA essential oils are subjected to rigorous mass spectrometry and gas chromatography testing to ensure extract composition and activity. dōTERRA essential oils represent the safest and most beneficial essential oils available today.

03 September, 2013

dōTERRA Culture

If you have spent any time at all reading this blog, you know I love dōTERRA. I can share product testimonials all day about how...

Digest Zen healed my husband's Acid Reflux when medication wasn't working. 

Immortelle prevented my son from getting a black eye when he fell right on his face. 

OnGuard has kept us free from colds, the flu or any viruses since we've been using it. 

Serenity calms a wild toddler within minutes. 

I could go on, but you get the point: I love these oils! But even more than that, I love this company. There's just something really, really good about the mission and mindset of the people shaping dōTERRA's culture that make it different from every other direct marketing company and every other oil company. 

On every level of this company I have met people who are helpers. By that I mean not just people who participate in helpful activities, but people who truly, at their core want what is best for others. They show up to serve, give generously and inspire others to do the same. When it sometimes seems the culture of the world is moving in the opposite direction, I am proud to participate in this kind of movement. 

At the corporate level: 
dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation serves individuals and families in developing nations in ways best suited to their needs: everything from improving schools to providing micro-loans for starting a business. For more on their mission, visit this site. With the help of dōTERRA product consultants, they are transforming lives! 

On my team: 
One of my team leaders, Betsy Holmes, has been doing dōTERRA as a business for about four years and has established her own philanthropic arm called Give Oils. This woman truly has the heart of a missionary and has been participating in mission trips since her teen years. Now that she is a successful business woman she is finding the freedom and financial means to serve on a larger scale. 

In our culture: 
One of the best aspects of having a team leader like Betsy is how she attracts people like herself to her team, and inspires others to serve unselfishly. dōTERRA is a huge movement in the Columbus, Ohio area where I live and I am always meeting other people who are working to grow a business, but who are also willing to help others do the same. In a traditional "sales" culture, consultants would be knocking each other down to "close" the next sale. So why isn't that what's going on here? Because it's not in the nature of
a helper to do so! I am always asking other consultants product and business questions and they are willing to share their wisdom and do research if they don't have answers. 

Join us if you want to share the love. 
Recently, a new member joined my team and she was eager to help an out-of-state family member who is going through Chemotherapy. She was leaving the following day to visit her family member and was brand new to the oils, but posted a question to other consultants on a Facebook group. Not only were the other consultants in the group willing to answer her questions, many also offered donations of their own oils to help her family member through her cancer treatment! People all along her travel route offered what Frankincense they had to someone they had never met. Why? Because they believe in it and because they are helpers. 

Those stories don't just warm my heart, they inspire me to grow my business, share with others and serve in big ways. 

Here's one last story of generosity on every level: 


16 August, 2013

Natural Cleaning vs. Chemical Cleaning


You can transition all your household cleaning products at once, or slowly incorporate them into your current routine. For more cleaning recipes see http://momsaware.org.
To shop for oils, please visit my store http://www.mydoterra.com/catherinek/. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. 

21 June, 2013

TerraShield Give-away!


In honor of the official start of summer, Essential Oils Daily is hosting a TerraShield™ Give-away!

TerraShield™ is doTERRA's proprietary blend of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils including Lemon Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora), Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), and Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus), and 12 other carefully balanced oils blended in a base of 100% pure fractionated coconut oil.

Around here we diffuse 
TerraShield™ on the deck to create a bug free zone for outdoor dinners. We also apply it to the dog to ward of fleas and ticks in place of the costly, toxic, stinky options from the vet. 

For hikes in the woods, apply TerraShield™ to exposed skin--a little bit goes a long way. Here is an "Ask Dr. Hill" video with more info on this amazing blend: 
We have tried other natural insect repellants before, but have always gone back to the toxic stuff for camping trips and hikes in densely buggy areas. After trying TerraShield™, we won't use anything else. 

Give-away rules:


(Those who are already enrolled with a doTERRA membership may not apply, but can share this with friends). 

I will draw a winner on Monday, June 24th at noon EST.
For complete product information, click here: http://www.doterra.com/us/productpages/TerraShield_PIP_v11.pdf

03 June, 2013

The Positive Side Effects of Essential Oils

I saw this silly little ecard on Pinterest and decided I should tell you about some of the side effects of doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils. 

But first, think about your favorite, most ridiculous side effect from a pharmaceutical ad. Saturday Night Live has written numerous scripts around this concept. The side effects listed (very quickly in a hushed voice) are often worse than the ailment for which the medication was initially prescribed. {Here is a silly post on Cracked about the worst drug side effects.} A medication for "Restless Leg Syndrome" lists "increased risk of gambling" as a side effect. What?!

We can laugh about how absurd these things sound, but I am sincerely heartbroken for those who are stuck in the cycle of managing a symptom which results in more side effect symptoms to manage with more medication, and on, and on. Do you know someone who is on so many meds they can't remember what the original symptoms were? This is an epidemic I've seen in several academic environments and in my own extended family. 

Last week I attended a "Nature's Medicine Cabinet" class with Susan Purdy, a doTERRA expert and retired R.N.. She explained the difference between pharmaceuticals (synthetic
medicine) and essential oils (natural medicine) in a simple way. Most medications she experienced in her 31 years of medicine are "blockers", "inhibitors" or other things designed to disrupt the message a person's body is sending, sort of an attempt to trick the body into thinking it is functioning properly. Essential oils, on the other hand, are a plant's immune system and are easily "read" or "understood" by the receptor sites in our cells because their composition is similar our cells. They help our body to heal and function as it should rather than just tricking it into thinking it is functioning as it should. 

In my own family we have seen doTERRA's wellness philosophy (explained here) break this deadly cycle, and that is one of the many reasons why I choose to share doTERRA with others. I don't say this lightly: doTERRA will change your life! 

Pardon my soap box moment. Can you tell this is something I feel strongly about? 


Now that you understand the surface-level differences between synthetic and natural medicine, you may expect to hear some of the side-effects. Well, there are some and they are all good! Here are some of my favorite side effects of doTERRA Essential Oils:

Slim and Sassy Metabolic Blend: Slim and Sassy is designed to restore a metabolism to health. A side effect of that is weight loss! When added to your water, Slim and Sassy also improves oral health, killing germs and reducing dental sensitivity! It helps to balance blood sugar levels--a must have for diabetics. 

Immortelle Anti-aging Blend: Immortelle is designed to smooth facial wrinkles and fade age spots. Many people, myself included, have applied it to the skin near their eyes and experienced improved vision! I just read a testimonial by a woman whose 50-something husband used Immortelle to heal an eye injury and his vision tested significantly better at his next eye appointment. I have been wearing glasses since the third grade, but at my last eye exam I only needed a +1 prescription which I could purchase as over-the-counter readers! And my application of Immortelle was very irregular. Regular application, every evening for example, may yield more significant results. 

doTERRA "Allergy Bomb": Lavender, Lemon & Peppermint: So many of my friends have had dramatic success with this allergy protocol. One friend in particular was taking prescription allergy medication and using an inhaler every day for asthma associated with her allergies, but hasn't had to take any of it since learning about doTERRA in March! She
only uses the allergy protocol on higher pollen days now. She uses the Breathe Respiratory Blend when she is in certain environments where Asthma symptoms are typically an issue for her. 

As positive side effects, she is also detoxifying her body with Lemon, calming herself with Lavender and helping her mental clarity with Peppermint when she uses the "Allergy Bomb", where her allergy medication made her foggy-headed. 

On top of that she is saving a ton of money! The doTERRA allergy protocol is just a few cents per dose while she was spending much more on all of her medication. 

Do you have an favorite oil side effect? Some people even call them "side-benefits". Tell me about it! 



Time Magazine article about Pharmaceutical Sales