April 10, 2018
Adaptogens, including rhodiola, are growing in popularity although they’ve been used in traditional medicines for generations.  That’s because people now have discovered what has been known for ages: These herbs help you deal with the challenges of life. If you...
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The Return of Grape Seed Extract

November 29, 2017
Grapes and grape seed extracts, with beneficial polyphenols and oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), have been the focus of study for over half a century. While grape seed extract supplements initially provided a simple and popular way for people to protect their...
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Vitamin D reduces risk of Multiple Sclerosis

November 15, 2017
Appreciation of vitamin D, popularly known as “the sunshine vitamin”, continues to grow. Despite being known as a critical nutrient for bone, cellular, and cognitive health, it is also often deficient—especially in elderly individuals, people who work primarily indoors, or...
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Fight Breast Cancer with Food

August 17, 2017
The University of California San Francisco has an excellent resource available for anyone who is concerned about breast cancer. This handy guide, “Nutrition and Breast Cancer” provides an easy-to-follow list of foods that can reduce the risk of breast cancer...
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Colon Cancer Meets It’s Match: Mother Nature

May 11, 2017
While colon cancer could arguably be considered a natural outcome of specific genetic, environmental, and other conditions and causes, there are natural preventive and possibly curative measures on the horizon that are also gifts from nature. Colon cancer risk typically...
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Grape Seed – Great for the Heart, Tough on Cancer

May 4, 2017
Grape seed extract has many attributes – one them being the protection of the heart and arteries. However, that protection only extends to beneficial blood vessels. Studies, like the one below, show that grape seed actually inhibits the development of...
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We need greater iodine awareness

April 20, 2017
While appropriate levels of iodine are critical for thyroid, energy, and metabolism in virtually everyone, having enough of the mineral on board is especially crucial for pregnant women for the cognitive development of their child. But interestingly, a recent survey...
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Stopping postpartum blues with amino acids

April 6, 2017
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in nine women will experience postpartum depression. However, before overall moods settle that low, there is an initial period commonly known as “baby blues” or postpartum blues. While these feelings can resolve...
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The anti-cancer medicine of the future? Boswellia.

March 9, 2017
The anti-cancer medicine of the future? Boswellia. Stopping cancer is a frontline goal of conventional and complementary medicine. Because of increasing research on botanicals and other nutrients, there is a greater focus on the abilities of these ingredients to bolster...
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Ginseng for critical energy

February 14, 2017
Ginseng (Panax ginseng) has been recommended for thousands of years for a host of health reasons, and its full range of benefits is still being investigated. While the tonic effects of ginseng for fighting fatigue are well known, more recent...
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Research Information on Comfrey Cream

April 12, 2016
PUBLISHED STUDIES: 1. Randomized double-blind study: wound-healing effects of a Symphytum herb extract cream. Symphytum×uplandicum Nyman) in children. Abstract: The wound healing effects of the topically applied preparation containing a concentrate (10% active ingredient) from the aerial parts of medicinal...
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