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Why Zinc is a Super-Mineral

By | Immune Health
Next to iron, zinc is the most common mineral in the body and is found in every cell. It has an important role in the workings of the muscular system, reproductive systems in both men and women, and proper insulin and thyroid function. Zinc is a catalyst for the vitality...
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What’s Really in Your Herbal Remedy?

By | Uncategorized
Herbal supplements (botanicals; plant-based medicine) have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Today they are recognized for having drug-like effects such as improving mood. Products that can have medicinal effects also carry risk, especially if taken with other medicines or supplements. However, most over-the-counter herbal supplements are...
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Pumpkin

By | Uncategorized
From Shakespeare’s reference to "pumpion" in The Merry Wives of Windsor to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, pumpkin is woven into the fabric of history and cuisine. Native Americans roasted long strips of pumpkin over an open flame and ate them. Colonists made pumpkin pie by slicing off the pumpkin...
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Alleviate Congestion with Magic Socks

By | Natural Solutions
You'd probably never guess that a pair of wet socks could pull congestion from your head and stimulate your immune system. Sounds like hocus-pocus promoted by a traveling charlatan, right? Historically, this hydrotherapy was called "Wet Sock Therapy." At some point, a marketing savvy naturopath explained to young patients that...
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Vitamin & Mineral Supplements for Kids

By | Children's Health
Just like adults, children can benefit from vitamin and mineral supplements. However, children's metabolism and their immune, digestive, and central nervous systems are still maturing, so the effects and side effects of supplements can differ from those seen in adults. This is especially true for infants and young children. When...
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The Healthiest Kids on the Block

By | Uncategorized
Raising healthy kids sounds pretty simple: Provide good nutrition and 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Do that, and you'll reduce your child's risk for obesity, diabetes, and other chronic disease. But you're up against a host of unhealthy temptations including advertising, peer pressure, and an abundance of junk food...
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Power of Juicing

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While fresh, whole forms of produce are often best for our bodies, there are times when you might not be able to chow down on mixed veggies. For example, during times of illness or stress, appetite and digestive patterns can change, rendering our bodies less efficient at digesting and absorbing...
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