Monday, March 31, 2014

Enter to Win a box of Dr. John's DecaDENTS

Dr. John's recently debuted four new flavors of sugar free xylitol chocolate DecaDENTS, and they're flying off the shelves! Each gold box, full of gluten-free, kosher chocolates, comes with 15 generously sized pieces.

You can now enter to win a mouthwatering box, simply by posting your answer below to the question "Why do you love chocolate?" or by leaving a new comment on any of our previous blog posts.  
 
One person will be randomly drawn from all those who post comments, and the winner will be announced on our blog around April 11th, 2014. 
 
Share this post with your friends... at least if they win instead, they'll {probably} share the yummy goodness with you!
 
Visit www.drjohns.com to view our full line of chocolates, caramels, lollipops, hard candies and more!
 
Please Note: The blog post giveaway is only open to those who have a shipping address within the 48 contiguous United States.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Chew Your Way to a Healthier Mouth with Fruit Punch Gum!

Browse the shelves of any grocery store, convenience store or pharmacy, and you’ll find plenty of sugar-free chewing gum choices. You’ll even find some products with xylitol. But none of these products make a truly healthy alternative to sugared gum. Most gums rely on artificial sweeteners – and those that do contain xylitol typically offer such an insignificant amount of it that they must include other artificial sweeteners. 


At Dr. John’s, we specialize in providing the healthiest possible alternatives to conventional candy, gym and sweeteners – our line of xylitol products is growing all the time to provide our customers with more alternatives and making it easier for them to not only avoid sugar in their diets, but to get the full benefits of xylitol. And we’re proud to re-introduce one of our favorite products – a truly delicious sugar-free gum offering the juicy flavor of fruit punch with a large dose of xylitol, without aspartame or other artificial sweeteners. 



Dr. John’s Simply Xylitol Fruit Punch Gum makes the perfect treat for kids and adults alike. Each piece of this delicious xylitol gum, infused with the classic flavor of fruit punch, contains .9 grams of xylitol Our Fruit Punch gum is sweetened only with 100% birch xylitol from the United States –and absolutely no artificial sweeteners. It’s never been easier to meet the requirements of the Simply Xylitol plan and enjoy the many benefits of xylitol.


From those looking for a sugar-free treat for their children to those looking for a dry mouth gum that helps alleviate the symptoms of Sjögren's syndrome or the dry mouth side effect of many medications, to diabetics looking for a quick fruit-flavored treat on the go – our Simply Xylitol Fruit Punch gum is a favorite of many of our customers, and we’re proud to re-introduce this member of the Simply Xylitol family of products. 


A delicious gum without aspartame, sugar or artificial sweeteners – Dr. John’s Simply Xylitol Fruit Punch gum delivers big juicy flavor, big doses of healthy xylitol, with only 5 calories for 2 pieces, and absolutely no artificial sweeteners. Enjoy this amazing fruit punch gum today!

Monday, March 3, 2014

5 Tips for the Busy Parent: How to keep crossing off your to-do list while maintaining your waistline

As parents, staying on top of things can feel impossible, because time management comes more so down to prioritizing the urgent tasks at hand. If there were an easy answer to time management while parenting, we’re sure millions would pay… well, millions for it.

So, one has to ask: how do you manage all of your time commitments while sticking to a healthy dietary plan?

While we’re not the parenting experts here (who is?), we’re at least experts in the health industry and are consciously looking out for the latest healthy food swaps and techniques for a healthier life. 

Here are our top five tips:

•    If you’re not sure about counting calories, try it. Take two weeks and plug in the foods that you eat every day – and do it immediately, right after you eat them. While the initial time might be a bit consuming, at first, it’s an eye opener knowing how much you consume -- as well as how much that little pat of butter really is.

After two weeks, evaluate your intake as a whole. Chances are, you eat much of the same foods and the caloric intakes will be easier and easier to remember. You can also save the counts for past eaten foods in an easy-to-access library, like with www.livestrong.com.

•    For breakfast, start to take notice of your routine. Do you eat the same cereal, or like to eat a variety of cereals in the morning? Either way, skip measuring every time, and purchase a cheap bowl that you can use every day. Make a mark with a permanent marker on the outside, and you’ll never have to guess how much cereal 300 calories is again.

•    Write out a things-to-do list before you go to bed every night. While this tip has nothing to do with actual meal planning, it has everything to do with it and the meals you’ll eat. The better you know your time commitments, the more you can focus on other areas, like your health and opting to eat at home versus having to speed through a drive-thru to pick up greasy takeout food.

•    If you want to get into a routine, start with your kids first. Let them know that every other evening for one hour, they need to promise quiet time. Purchase a favorite toy and let them play with it only during special times, or give them a behavioral incentive to look forward to – like, for an hour of promised quiet time, they can look forward to an hour of one-on-one “Mommy Time” later during the week. Then, focus on meditating, light weightlifting, or walking on the treadmill. Or, even bring your kids in on your regular fitness routine with help from game systems like the Wii Fit.

•    Write a list of the foods you typically indulge in. If it’s the local frozen yogurt shop down the street, write it down, and be honest with yourself. Do you have a tendency to go overboard? If so, research healthier alternatives and indulge every other time you have a craving, and opt for the healthier alternative during the interim. (Perhaps you could try the Magic Bullet Dessert Maker ~ we hear it makes great frozen treats that taste like the real thing!)

For more tips of the healthier trade, stay tuned, as Dr. John’s updates this blog regularly.