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Blog: Essential Oils for Cold & Flu – Great Natural Hand-Sanitizers, Too!

Now that school’s back in, ‘tis the season when colds & flu start to make the rounds! Protect yourself and your family this fall and winter with powerful essential oils such as Oregano Oil, an excellent all-purpose antimicrobial and immunosupportive. Ravintsara is possibly the best antiviral essential oil for colds and flu. To help disinfect […]

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Blog: The Power of Passionflower

One of the most gorgeous of flowers to behold, Passionflower provides powerful support for anxiety: initial trials using Passionflower have shown that it performs as well as the drug Oxazepam for generalized anxiety disorder, and without the side effects. Passionflower is also excellent for insomnia related to stress, including menopause. It can help to reduce […]

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Blog: Licorice: More than a Sweet Treat!

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a wonderful herb that has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years. The root contains a compound that is 50x sweeter than sugar, making it very useful for ‘masking’ other not-so-favorable flavors! (Note: most licorice “candy” isn’t actually licorice – it is often a mix of flour […]

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Blog: Green Tea – Goodness in a Cup

To counter the harmful effects of free radicals, those unstable molecules created when we are exposed to pollution, cigarette smoke, stress and other toxins and that contribute to chronic inflammation and premature aging, Nature provides us an abundance of protective antioxidants. Some of the most powerful of these are found in Green tea. Popular in […]

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Blog: Magnesium: the Mineral Workhorse

Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body, yet deficiency of this vital mineral is all too common. This is primarily due to commercial farming practices, which deplete the soil of vital nutrients. Crops can only take up minerals that are available in the soil they’re grown in – so if that soil […]

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Blog: Natural Therapies: Cardiologists Examine Alternatives to Halt High Blood Pressure

Some interesting tidbits in today’s Science Daily on natural therapies that lower blood pressure, as discussed by a leading cardiologist. You might be surprised to learn what the “shining star” was! According to cardiologists Drs. John Bisognano and Kevin Woolf, the “shining star” among supplements is… coenzyme Q10: “Patients with hypertension tend to have lower […]

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Blog: I am Dandelion: Hear me Roar!

This ubiquitous little herb has got to be one of Nature’s best-kept secrets – it’s time we gave this unduly relegated “weed” some long overdue recognition! Dandelion derives its name from the shape of its leaves, which resemble the teeth of a lion (“dent de lion”; French for lion’s tooth). They are one of the […]

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Blog: Joint and Muscle Pain? Inflammation?

If you’re suffering from pain and inflammation due to osteoarthritis or muscle injury, natural botanical relief is available. Safer than over-the-counter NSAIDs or prescription COX-2 inhibitors, many herbs possess anti-inflammatory compounds that can significantly reduce swelling and the resulting pain of muscle injury or arthritis. One such herb is Devil’s Claw, a plant native to […]

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Blog: Premature Aging? Look to Antioxidants for Age-Defying Support

Common signs and symptoms of premature aging: • Reduced skin elasticity • Gray hair; thinning hair and hair loss • Frequent illness • Pain and inflammation • Joint instability Nowadays, many of us seem to be aging faster than we ought to, with elusive promises of a “more youthful appearance” as near as that ($250) […]

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Blog: Perimenopause & Menopause

Beginning in her mid-30s to early-40s, a woman’s ovaries naturally start to decline in their production of estrogen and progesterone. This stage is known as ‘perimenopause’ and can last for several years. Menopause is officially considered to have begun when 12 full months have lapsed since the last menstrual period. During the perimenopausal time, many […]

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