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The missing omega-3

An emerging area of nutritional research is the microbiome. The gut microbiome refers to the collection of trillions of microbes living within the gastrointestinal tract. We now know this collection plays a profound role in our health, including energy production, brain health, immune system, digestion and even emotional well-being and...

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Detoxing in a toxic world

The liver has a pretty demanding job. Performing over 500 functions, the liver supports every other organ in the body and is responsible for processing everything consumed including food, alcohol, and medications. And according to a 2018 report by the Centers for Disease Control, the liver’s job may be getting harder. In March 2018, the CDC...

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CBD, pain and anxiety

Over the past year, CBD (cannabidiol), a specific plant chemical from the hemp plant, has caused quite a stir. For many who suffer with pain or anxious feelings, CBD oil has been a godsend, providing significant relief with little or no side effects. Unfortunately, this is not what caused the stir. In the summer of 2018, news reports suddenly...

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‘Tis the season for immune support

I want to share with you my three favorite natural remedies for the cold and flu season. To be fair, I could write a Top 10 list and still be leaving out some great options, but, for me, these are the three “never run out of these” remedies. First on my list is elderberry. Research shows the plant compounds in elderberry can significantly...

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Help for hot flashes and menopause

For some women, hot flashes and night sweats are infrequent and manageable. But for others, they are a major obstacle to daily living—forcing sufferers to endure as many as 20 episodes per day. With this in mind, I want to revisit the herb that has been by far our most successful supplement for countless women, giving them relief in as...

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