Some of the most essential elements to our bodies’ natural chemistry are minerals. Eating the right amount of minerals through diet alone can be difficult, so it’s key to understand how and why supplementation can help. The Dirt Poor Facts Soil depletion is the leading cause of mineral deficiency in the fruits and vegetables we…

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If taking better care of your body (both inside and out) is among your current health goals, chances are you may be considering adding collagen to your daily health and beauty regimen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and the main component of connective tissue. It is made up of key…

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DIY COMFREY SALVE Comfrey has been used medicinally for thousands of years to reduce pain and promote healing. Modern peer-reviewed studies are finding that topical comfrey preparations, such as comfrey salve and comfrey cream, are an incredibly effective herbal pain reliever. Common comfrey (Symphytum officianale) and Russian Comfrey (S. uplandicum) are fast-growing leafy plants that…

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  The two flavors, miso and mustard, make an unlikely but incredibly delicious pair. Use as a marinade to season on tofu and noodles, or drizzle over a kale salad with wakame and citrus! This “salad dressing” is easy, delicious and sure to make meals more exciting. Ingredients 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons…

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Known for its concentrations of electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals, coconut water has swept the nation. From yoga studios to vending machines, you can buy the tropical drink just about anywhere. Coconut water is made from the clear liquid inside of green coconuts. It’s not to be confused with coconut milk, which is made from the…

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WHAT IS CLA? Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a polyunsaturated fat found in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid found mostly in plant oils. Naturally, CLA is a product of digestion by microbes in the first stomach (rumens) of grass-eating animals such as cows, so is found mainly in grass-fed beef and dairy products. Not…

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Health Benefits Goji berries have garnered interest through their use in various diets and role in helping to improve certain imbalances. In traditional Eastern medicine modalities, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Himalayan medicine and Ayurveda, foods are recognized for their medicinal qualities and have been used for centuries as medicine to treat imbalance and…

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Immune Defense provides the body with additional immunoglobulins, the immune cells the digestive tract produces naturally. Supports intestinal immune function Helps protect against harmful pathogens Supports natural immune function, without over activating the immune system Immunoglobulins are antibodies, or specialized proteins, that either stop the invader or identify it so other members of the immune…

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Approximately 1 in 5 individuals experiences a mood disorder at some point in their lifetime, and the prevalence among women is 50% greater than among men. Many individuals experiencing a mood disorder are either untreated or undertreated. Consumers may be unaware of dietary supplement options, such as S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM-e), that can help support a healthy…

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[print-me] What to Plan For You’ll need to plan for two situations: Remaining in your home after a disaster or evacuating to a safer location. Have a three-day supply of food and water on hand — plan for one gallon of water per person per day and food that won’t spoil. Keep a manual can…

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