Antioxidant Complex for Free-Radical Protection

As we head into summer, remember to keep your antioxidant levels topped up! Antioxidants found in a wide variety of plants including Rosemary, Green Tea, and Milk Thistle help protect us against sun damage, which can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. They also provide protection against inflammation, macular degeneration, and other chronic degenerative conditions. Antioxidant Complex from Natural Wellbeing provides a full spectrum of potent antioxidants from Turmeric, Milk Thistle, Green Tea, Grape Skin & Seeds, Rosemary and… Continue reading

Natural Headache Reliever – White Willow

White Willow has been used as medicine dating at least as far back as Hippocrates and ancient Greece, when people were advised to chew on the bark to relieve pain and fever. The bark of White Willow (Salix alba) contains salicin, similar to salicylic acid, the active compound in over-the-counter ‘aspirin’ and other acetylsalicylic (ASA) products. Salicin in White Willow bark is converted to salicylic acid in the body, and works in the same fashion as its synthetic counterpart, ASA.… Continue reading

Sugar & Cancer: A Not-so-Sweet Connection

Who doesn’t love a little sugar? It’s undoubtedly one of the most satisfying and pleasurable of tastes. But sugar consumption has been rising steadily over the last few decades, and, alongside it, so have a host of health complications, including cancer. One of the main reasons for sugar’s dramatic increase is the food industry’s clever ability to disguise it under many different names. Here’s a partial list of other names that your sugar may be hiding under: barley malt beet sugar… Continue reading

Don’t be Flaky! Natural Alternatives for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Topical corticosteroids are very effective at reducing inflammation in conditions such as eczema and seborrheic dermatitis (via suppressing the immune response), but chronic use can cause thinning of the epidermal layer of the skin, including the scalp. This makes the epidermis much more vulnerable to damage and infection, and reduces the protection that it provides us. When the topical steroid is discontinued, many users experience a ‘rebound’ effect of extremely worsened symptoms. As well, both the seborrheic dermatitis and damage from… Continue reading

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