A steady supply of product pitches find their way to the Health section in-tray. Among the many items we heretofore had no idea we needed are ayurvedic clothing, brown seaweed, a "revolutionary" toothpick and water that is truly wet.
Ayurvedic clothing, we're told, is impregnated with "over 25 medicinal plants and herbs to help address both serious and everyday ailments....through the trans-dermal process of fiber to skin contact, the herbs and plants are diffused into the pores of skin to restore vitality and balance for healing and optimum health."
(Thanks, Medea. We'll check it out!)
Brown seaweed is the "hottest health ingredient" and a "promising fat-fighter, weight reducer." A chemical within it "targets abdominal fat, in particular, and may help reduce oversized guts." Might this be why scientists are reporting that whales are getting skinny?
The BrytonPick is a stylish, portable, toothpick that "is the most revolutionary product to hit the dental scene in a very long time," which might suggest things are a tad sleepy in the nation's dental departments. The pick features "a dentist-approved, germ-free matrix technology" and a stylish case, and makes picking your teeth at business meetings quite acceptable — stylish, even.
Finally, there is H2Ultra, "a revolutionary, cutting-edge water that has been clinically proven to hydrate your body faster and more efficiently than other waters." This is important, the release informs us, because "75% of the world's population suffers from chronic dehydration," a stat we were unaware of. Should that not be reason enough to buy the water, we're also informed it has a "great smooth taste." Unlike the stuff from the tap.