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Vitamins for Kids

Vitamins for Kids

Vitamins for Kids Selecting a Quality Multivitamin or Mineral Supplement for Kids Nutrition power is every kid's best defense against illness and the guideline for raising healthy kids requires providing them with a daily diet of a variety of healthy foods. But we all...

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Circuit Training

Circuit Training

Get Creative with Circuit Training at Home or Outdoors Whether you've been working out in a home gym or have been able to go back to a local fitness center, it's inevitable that, at some point, you'll get bored with your exercise routine. This is where circuit...

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Apricot-Date No Bake Trail Bars Recipe

Apricot-Date No Bake Trail Bars Recipe

Apricot-Date No Bake Trail Bars June is the perfect time to experiment with the tangy sweetness of apricots. These Apricot-Date bars are good fuel for wherever life takes you. Pack them for your next excursion in the great outdoors or as a healthy, sweet treat for a...

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Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle

Minimize Outdoor Allergy Symptoms with Stinging Nettle If you love to be outdoors, but are irritated by seasonal pollen, consider the herb Stinging Nettle to help reduce the sneezing and itching symptoms of hay fever. A well-established remedy in Western botanical...

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Apricots are Awesome!

Apricots are Awesome!

Apricots are Awesome! Though some will argue the apricot's place of origin--China, Persia, India, or Armenia--there's no denying the worldwide appeal of the tangy flavor packed in this little fruit. Now widely grown in the Americas, apricots make a healthy and...

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Lecithin for Health and Much More

Lecithin for Health and Much More

Lecithin for Health and Much More It's not uncommon to see lecithin listed on an ingredient list for everything from food to cosmetics. Lecithin belongs to a group of compounds called phospholipids, a type of fat. Phospholipids help maintain the integrity of cell...

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release MyoFascial Release - You might assume that an all-over body massage will also relieve stiffness in the intricate, densely-woven connective tissue "web," or fascia, that lays over your muscles. It does, but only to a degree. Fascia is a specialized...

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Creamy Spreadable Vegan Butter

Creamy Spreadable Vegan Butter

Creamy, Spreadable Vegan Butter Look no further for homemade creamy spreadable vegan butter. This recipe is not only a great store-bought alternative, it is better for you because it does not contain palm oil, emulsifiers, and preservatives. You won't believe how this...

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Coriander or Cilantro?

Coriander or Cilantro?

Coriander or Cilantro? Cilantro and coriander come from the same plant species Coriandrum sativum. In different parts of the world, the very same plant-with its many health benefits-is referred to differently. For Americans, cilantro refers to the leaves and the...

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Learn to Love Fats & Enjoy (Most) Carbs

Learn to Love Fats & Enjoy (Most) Carbs

Learn to Love Fats & Enjoy (Most) Carbs When it comes to dietary fats and carbohydrates, advice has varied greatly. The good news is that we do have long-standing wisdom just about everyone can follow for better health. Why We Need Fats In Our Diet Fats are a...

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Phosphatidylcholine: Good for Your Cells!

Phosphatidylcholine: Good for Your Cells!

Phosphatidylcholine: Good for Your Cells! Phosphatidylcholine is a vital component of the cell membrane, giving strength and fluidity to cells. It is a necessary compound in the formation of the nutrient choline. Choline is important for cellular communication,...

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Nutrient IV Therapy – Can it Benefit Me?

Nutrient IV Therapy – Can it Benefit Me?

Can Nutrient IV Therapy Benefit Me? You may have heard about Nutrient IV Therapy during this past year, particularly in regard to nutrients that are known to support the immune system. Delivering nutrients via an intravenous line (IV) has long been a crucial part of...

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Chlorophyll Supports Detox Pathways

Chlorophyll Supports Detox Pathways

Chlorophyll Supports the Body's Detox Pathways The wonderful deep green hues of plants and vegetables comes from a pigment known as chlorophyll. Plants use chlorophyll along with sunlight to obtain nutrients. In many cultures, chlorophyll has been used as a supplement...

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Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus) Sometimes referred to as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is not a true ginseng at all. Like Asian and American ginseng varieties, eleuthero is thought to stimulate the immune system and help to lower blood sugar levels. It has...

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Not all Ginseng is Created Equal

Not all Ginseng is Created Equal

Ginseng A root that resembles a little human body complete with two arms and legs, ginseng is one of the most popular herbs in the United States. Ginseng root has been prized in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and often is combined with other...

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Keeping up with Adrenal Health

Keeping up with Adrenal Health

Keeping up with Adrenal Health The stress of modern everyday life is enough to wear even the healthiest of people down over time. Daily stressors such as a busy lifestyle, as well as more intense stress, such as a fight with a loved one, trouble at work, or a physical...

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Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes The human body, like virtually all living things, naturally contains enzymes. Research shows that the body not only will conserve its own digestive enzymes, but it will also absorb those from the foods and supplements you take in. Digestive enzymes...

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CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy The human body is naturally equipped with the ability to heal itself but environmental stressors like the daily grind can wreak havoc on your body, resulting in pain and other health issues. Craniosacral therapy is one way of boosting your body's...

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Cranberry and Fresh Pear Cobbler Recipe

Cranberry and Fresh Pear Cobbler Recipe

Cranberry and Fresh Pear Cobbler From its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to its high levels of vitamins C, E and K, this crust-free cranberry and fresh pear cobbler offers an array of health benefits. It's also an excellent source of dietary fiber,...

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Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) A staple of both Eastern and Western medicine, licorice acts as a demulcent, a soothing and coating agent, and as an expectorant, making it an excellent natural alternative to drug-store remedies during the height of cold and flu season....

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Cranberries

Cranberries

Cranberries Native to America, cranberries are one of the richest health-promoting foods around. Cranberries have numerous health benefits including: providing anti-inflammatory benefits for the digestive tract and cardiovascular system, preventing the growth of...

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Holidays The Healthy Homemade Way

Holidays The Healthy Homemade Way

Holidays The Healthy Homemade Way - You've heard the saying, "it's the thought that counts." This year, make your thoughts count and show your loved ones how much you care about their well-being by giving healthy, homemade gifts. Do-it-yourself (DIY) gift making not...

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Irvingia (African Mango)

Irvingia (African Mango)

Irvingia (African Mango) Irvingia is a supplement made from the seeds of the African Mango. It is high in dietary fiber and used as a weight loss supplement. It has been studied in connection with obesity and has been shown to decrease body weight, body composition,...

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Pumpkin Puree Soup – Perfect for Fall!

Pumpkin Puree Soup – Perfect for Fall!

Pumpkin Puree Soup This high fiber pumpkin puree soup is loaded with antioxidants, vitamin A, beta-carotene, mixed carotenoids, and minerals such as magnesium. Top with roasted pumpkin seeds to add a boost of immune enhancing zinc. Serve warm or chilled throughout the...

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Green Tea – Phytonutrients Galore!

Green Tea – Phytonutrients Galore!

Green Tea Of all the many kinds of tea, green tea contains the greatest concentration of phytonutrients. In fact, those who drink 5 cups of green tea a day have a significantly lower risk of dying from any cause including heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes....

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Pumpkin – Vitamin A, Fiber, and more!

Pumpkin – Vitamin A, Fiber, and more!

Pumpkin From pie to scary Halloween jack o'lanterns, pumpkins are a staple this time of year. Adding it into your family meals can bring some great health benefits. The bright orange color of a pumpkin is an indication that it is full of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, and...

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Indulge Without the Bulge

Indulge Without the Bulge

Indulge Without the Bulge Oven roasted turkey, corn bread stuffing, green bean casserole, and sweet potato pie. November is a very delicious time of year. With Thanksgiving, Thanksmas, Christmas, and a lot of holiday parties to look forward to, it can be easy to gain...

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Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

Essential Fatty Acids Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are an excellent addition to your diet, especially during the holiday season when foods high in sugars, carbohydrates, cholesterol, and food allergens can tempt us. Essential fatty acids help support your system...

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy Fall is filled with wonderful aromas: cinnamon, peppermint, nutmeg. Some aromas have a healing affect on our bodies from stimulating mood enhancing chemicals to balancing hormones, and even signaling muscle relaxation. Aromatherapy is the use of essential...

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Molasses Gingerbread

Molasses Gingerbread

Molasses Gingerbread This old fashioned gingerbread recipe is lightly sweetened with nutrient rich molasses. The ginger can be very soothing to the stomach and aids in digestion. Ginger is a warming food and combined with the nutritive molasses, makes a great fall...

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Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) Sweeten up this holiday season with Stevia, a South American native plant that can be used as a sweetener that does not cause a rise in blood sugar or suppress the immune system. Because there are many different varieties of Stevia plants...

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Blackstrap Molasses

Blackstrap Molasses

Blackstrap Molasses Blackstrap Molasses is made from sugar cane by crushing or mashing the plant to extract its sugar. Then it is boiled three times to help crystallize the sugars so they may be extracted. What is left is a sweet black syrup filled with a high...

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Sweeten Up Without Ruining Your Health

Sweeten Up Without Ruining Your Health

Sweeten Up Without Ruining Your Health Along with the cooler days and longer nights of fall comes the season of sweet temptation: Halloween goodies, apple cider, hot chocolate, candy canes and peanut brittle. It is easy to overindulge. That's why it is important to...

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Zinc – The Immune Booster

Zinc – The Immune Booster

Zinc Zinc is an immune-boosting nutrient. In fact, over two hundred enzymes in our body require this mineral to function, which is far more than any other nutrient in our diet. A deficiency of Zinc can lead to impaired wound healing, increased susceptibility to colds...

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Constitutional Hydrotherapy

Constitutional Hydrotherapy

Constitutional Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy (or "water cure") refers to the therapeutic use of water to stimulate the body's healing force. The process involves applying hot wet towels to the chest and abdomen and wrapping the person in warm blankets. After the skin has...

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Amaranth Bread Recipe

Amaranth Bread Recipe

Amaranth Bread This recipe for Amaranth Bread is a wonderful gluten-free option to increase fiber and protein in the diet. It holds up well to slicing and is very tasty! Ingredients: 3 large eggs 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 1/2 cups Amaranth flour 1...

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Ashwagandha is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for its rejuvenating properties. It is an immune-boosting herb that increases red and white blood cell counts, making it a very effective treatment for colds and flu, autoimmune...

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Amaranth – Ancient Aztec and Mayan Grain

Amaranth – Ancient Aztec and Mayan Grain

Amaranth One of the ancient grains of the Aztecs and Mayans, Amaranth is technically not a grain. It's a seed, making it both gluten-free and non-allergenic. One of its most unique characteristics is its high protein content, providing over 14 grams of protein in a...

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The Flu Vaccine and Your Family

The Flu Vaccine and Your Family

The Flu Vaccine And Your Family In preparation for flu season, conventional methods of dealing with the virus are beginning to hit the market. The most notable and one of the most controversial is the flu vaccine. Every year, a new vaccine is formulated with 3 strains...

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Bone Healthy Supplements

Bone Healthy Supplements

Bone Healthy Supplements When looking for Bone Healthy Supplements, it is important to know that bone health is most positively affected by a synergistic blend of many types of nutrients. In other words, there isn't just one supplement that adequately addresses bone...

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