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Blog: Weed of Wonder

Though another type of “weed” has been coming into its own of late, the “weed of wonder” we’re talking here is a slightly less controversial one: Dandelion. 😉 Those cheery yellow flowers dotting the planet are not only one of Nature’s most abundant plants, but also one of her most nutritious. From its root tips […]

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Blog: Sweet Dreams – Coming Your Way!

Lack of deep, restful sleep, especially when it’s chronic, can have significant daytime consequences. It can interfere with our ability to concentrate, our decision-making skills and reaction times, and can make us more irritable(!) and susceptible to illness. So What Can You do to Improve Sleep Quality? Practicing “healthy sleep hygiene” can go a long […]

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Blog: To Bee, or Not to Bee – That Truly IS the Question!

“The way humanity manages or mismanages its nature-based assets, including pollinators, will in part define our collective future in the 21st century.” – Achim Steiner, UN Undersecretary-General and UNEP’s Executive Director Amazingly, bees pollinate over 70 percent of the 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of global food supplies. Many vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes […]

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Blog: Silver Through the Ages

Since before the time of Hippocrates, “Father of Medicine” (370 BC – 460 BC), silver has been used in medicine for its antiseptic and disinfectant properties. Water casks lined with silver were used to purify drinking water during the wars of Napoleon, a practice continued even up through WWII by the Soviet Army. Water filters […]

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Blog: Kids’ Earaches… Natural Suggestions for “Ow!”

If your little one is tugging at their ear, it may be a sign that their ear is hurting, either from an infection or inflammation. Some natural suggestions for helping kids’ earaches: • A warmed compress placed over the affected ear provides soothing relief • A dropperful (orally) of Echinacea every hour or two will […]

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Blog: Food Colors: Fading Fast?

Good news! The trend towards using natural colors in foods, rather than artificial dyes, is increasing by many manufacturers. Even some big brand names are starting to substitute ingredients such as beets and carrots for Red Dye No. 40, the most widely used food coloring in the U.S., due to consumer demand. This is welcome […]

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Blog: Stress & Hair Loss

Regular, everyday types of stress like being late for work aren’t usually enough to cause hair loss. But when you’re under ongoing stress or experience a sudden, traumatic event, significant hormonal changes occur that can trigger hair loss. Emotional stress such as loss of a loved one, divorce, or other significant events can have a […]

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Blog: Health & Beauty Secrets of Tropical Tamanu Oil

Tamanu oil, pressed from the nut of the fruit of the Tamanu tree, is a remarkable topical healing agent with skin healing, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic and antioxidant properties. It possesses the unique capacity to promote the formation of new tissue and accelerate growth of healthy skin. Coupled with its antibacterial properties, this makes Tamanu oil […]

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Blog: Put Some ‘Spring’ in Your Step!

With springtime comes a sense of renewal – blossoms on the branch, birdsong in the air, and a hint of warmer days to come…. ahh! Spring is also the traditional time for cleansing, considered by many to be the cornerstone of good health. Cleansing gives the body a chance to release toxins that have been […]

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Blog: Brahmi for Brain Power

Introduced to the west from India, Brahmi (Bacopa herb) has been used for thousands of years as a brain tonic. Brahmi is best known for improving the memory, sharpening mental acuity, and increasing concentration. It calms the mind and alleviates symptoms of stress, anxiety, and nervous debility, and encourages a more positive outlook. Brahmi literally […]

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