Probiotics Benefits

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Probiotics Benefits There are generally two periods of time in which you may benefit from taking probiotics: when you’re taking a course of antibiotics, and when you’re not. Antibiotics kill bacteria in your intestines and don’t discriminate between harmful bacteria and the benevolent bacteria that help your body digest food and contribute to overall health. […] Read more »

Milk Thistle: Some of the Basics

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History The documented medical use of Milk Thistle dates from the first century A.D., when Pliny the Elder advocated mixing its juice with honey to treat liver issues. Its presence in traditional medicine is near-ubiquitous across multiple continents. From China, where the seeds are called “Shui Fei Ji,” to sixteenth-century England, where it was recommended […] Read more »

Take Control of Cholesterol

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Cholesterol plaque in artery Cholesterol Having high cholesterol increases your risk of having a heart attack. So what is it? Cholesterol is a nutrient that is necessary in the right amounts, but too much can build up in the arteries, blocking bloodflow and increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, there’s plenty you […] Read more »

Holy Basil Calm

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Holy basil, or Tulsi, is one of the most revered herbs in Indian medicine. It has been used medicinally in India for many thousands of years. Nowadays, Western scientists are beginning to uncover the brilliance of this powerful herb. Holy basil can effectively aid in a wide range of illnesses and discomforts. A member of […] Read more »

Hawthorn: Good for the Heart

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Hawthorn, or Crataegus laevigata, is a shrub that can be found growing all over the United States and in temperate portions of Europe and Asia. Hawthorn is easy to grow and cultivate if you have a free spot in your lawn or community garden. Hawthorn berries, leaves and flowers are all used medicinally. This herb […] Read more »

Why Liquid Minerals?

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When we think about what makes a “healthy diet”, we often think of vegetables. And we’re right to do so- vegetables are one of the most important aspects of a healthy diet. They provide much of the vitamin and mineral content we need, plus fiber, antioxidants, nutrients, and water. What many of us don’t realize […] Read more »

Can One Herb Really Do All That??

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Credit: Photo by Pancrazio Campagna Stinging Nettles Can one herb really… Soften the skin Luxuriate and bring shine to hair Control allergies Cleanse the liver Aid in kidney function Help with arthritis and joint pain Provide essential vitamins and minerals Refresh, tone and rejuvenate the entire body Help you survive if lost in the wild […] Read more »

Office Yoga

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Relax and Refresh Throughout The Day With These Simple Yoga Poses   Getting up away from your desk and computer every hour or two can greatly improve your health and concentration. Sitting still for long periods can reduce circulation, putting extra stress on your cardiovascular system, digestion, and immune system to name a few. And […] Read more »

The Many Uses of Ginger

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The Ginger plant, Zingiber officinale, is native to southeast Asia, and its pungent roots have a long history of culinary and medicinal use. The gnarled, beige rhizomes also grow wild in Africa and Australia, and it is cultivated in many other warm climates of the world. You can easily grow ginger in a pot at […] Read more »

Easy Weight Loss Tips

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Spring is coming fast here in the Mid-Atlantic, and for many of us, that means thinking about shedding a few pounds for a summer wardrobe. Spring is a great time for new projects, positive changes, and creating a new look. Here are some simple tips to help you succeed with your weight loss goals. Drink […] Read more »