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Is manuka honey a sweet solution for tummy troubles?

February 16, 2021

Honey could very possibly be the earliest sweetener known to humankind and it has endured as a medicine in healing traditions from Slovenia to India. Honey is a go-to folk remedy for dyspepsia and was widely used for preventing infection and healing wounds before modern antibiotics were discovered in bread mold (not nearly as delicious a source of antibacterial goodness!). Now, with antibiotic resistance on the rise globally, lay people and scientists are interested in knowing everything that honey can…

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Stressveda: Ashwagandha and Stress

February 2, 2021
Ashwagandha and Stress Ashwagandha is one of the most prized herbs in the Ayurvedic medicine materia medica. ‘Ashwa’ means ‘horse’ and ‘gandha’ means ‘smell’ so its name has been interpreted as referring to the smell of the fresh root powder as well as the root imbuing one with the vigor and stamina of a horse. Ashwagandha falls under the adaptogen class of herbs, meaning it can safely be used long term to fortify and support the body and mind in...

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8 Great Ways to Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure*

January 28, 2021

Blood Pressure Bad Habits Heart failure makes up about half of all North American hospital admissions. To lower your heart disease risk, you should limit behaviors that constrict your vessels. These are bad habits like consuming too many added sugars or unnecessary medications. Actions you don’t take could also put you at risk for high blood pressure, such as not drinking enough water, not consuming vegetables or fruits often enough, or in enough number or variety, or not managing stress…

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Flor∙Essence – Indigenous Plant Medicine

October 29, 2020

The Great 8 Flor∙Essence is a hugely popular whole-body cleanse. The concentrated liquid formula is extracted from 8 medicinal and nutritive plants. Flora can isolate and name many important phytochemicals and antioxidants in Flor∙Essence that these herbs contain. And these days, we maximize the potential of the formula with state-of-the-art extraction equipment and high-performance liquid chromatography. However, long before these techniques were possible, many generations of people have connected with these plants to create healing. Through very different means, folks…

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Does Iron Give You Energy

October 20, 2020

A Simple Fix for Fall Fatigue There are plenty of reasons to love fall. The colors are beautiful, the brisk weather is invigorating, and those warm sweaters are finally coming out of hiding. Typically, it’s a time to reset, especially if you have kids heading back to school. But if you’re not feeling fall the way you usually do, you’re not alone. It’s different this year. Feeling Spent? Maybe you’re still working from home, living alone, and feeling isolated from…

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Pumpkin seed oil, a safe, food-based way to promote prostate health

October 6, 2020

Pumpkins and mustaches are both important symbols of fall. Pumpkins are of course essential for Thanksgiving and Halloween, while mustaches are iconic for men’s health issues that get recognized every fall. Growing a mustache for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September through to Movember is a lighthearted annual tradition that increases awareness of serious issues affecting men, like prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide, while raising money for prostate cancer research. In an interesting twist, pumpkins could themselves become recognized…

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Back to School: Key Vitamins and Supplements for Focus and Immunity

August 18, 2020

Kids going back to school always comes with a mix of emotions. Some excitement, a pinch of anxiety, a sense of novelty, maybe a sigh of relief from parents. New subjects, fresh school supplies, new clothes, new people… 2020 is a little different though. A little extra. Some of that anxiety might be cranked up to 11. However you and your kids feel about returning to school this year and what you and your local plans are, good nutrition and…

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Low Iron can be Stubborn!

July 7, 2020

 It’s happening all over again. You’re feeling bone-dragging tired, you feel out of breath after running up a few stairs, and there’s so much more hair in the drain. You’ve seen the signs before, and your doctor confirms it – your iron is low. Iron is the most common mineral deficiency in the world, and it will affect 1 in 3 menstruating women. This common deficiency is literally sucking the energy out of a huge percentage of people every day….

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Relax & Enjoy Flora Tea

November 27, 2019
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Tea is a Healthy Choice Tea is one of the healthiest beverage choices available and is extremely popular all over the world. Drinking black or green tea or infused herbs like chamomile or peppermint may be one of the simplest ways to do something nice for yourself. Although many of us drink tea or herbal infusions simply for taste and enjoyment, we know that tea is rich in beneficial polyphenols and other useful compounds. The ritual of tea drinking dates…

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How to Use Manuka Honey

October 22, 2019
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How to Choose, Eat, and Use Mānuka Honey Long before this magical honey was cultivated for human consumption, the bark of the mānuka plant was used in Rongoā Māori, the traditional Māori healing system, both topically and as a special tea. Now mānuka honey is produced by bees from the nectar of mānuka tree blossoms. Let’s see the best ways to use this healthsome honey. The Top 3 Ways to Enjoy Mānuka Honey The most popular and simplest use of…

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