Coffee

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Coffee* Coffee is a brewed beverage from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. Coffee contains caffeine. Excessive consumption of caffeine can cause nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, rapid pulse and heart rate, and PMS symptoms in sensitive individuals. Pregnant women should limit their coffee consumption. Coffee Grinding Tips Try not to grind more than you will…

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Amino Acids

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Amino Acids* The body uses chemical substances called amino acids to build the exact type of protein it needs. There are two types of amino acids: essential and nonessential. While the body must get the essential amino acids from foods, it can manufacture the nonessential amino acids on its own if the diet is lacking…

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Bilberry

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Bilberry* Botanical Information Bilberry, a relative of the blueberry, has been used for nearly 1,000 years in traditional European medicine. It grows in North America, Europe, and northern Asia. The fruit are rich in astringent compounds called tannins. The fruit can be eaten or made into extracts. Similarly, the leaves can be made into extracts…

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Astragalus

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Astragalus* Botanical Information Native to China, Astragalus has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. A relative of licorice and the pea plant, there are actually over 2,000 species of Astragalus. Teas, capsules and other formulations are made from the plant’s flat, yellowish root. Features & Benefits Used to prevent and treat common colds…

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Ashwagandha

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Ashwagandha* Botanical Information Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng or Winter Cherry, is a plant in the nightshade family native to the dry regions of India, northern Africa and the Middle East. Traditionally used in ayurvedic medicine, the root of this small shrub is used for a variety of ailments and is considered an adaptogenic…

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Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s Disease* This is a progressive degenerative disorder of the brain. Over time, it severely impairs memory and mental functioning. Helpful Supplements Gingko Biloba may help improve memory in some patients by increasing the blood supply to the brain. Its antioxidant properties help keep nerve cells healthy. Huperzine Ahas been shown to improve mental functioning and…

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Anxiety Disorder/ Anxiety Attacks / Panic Attacks

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Anxiety Disorder / Anxiety Attacks / Panic Attacks* The feeling of unease, worry, foreboding and fear, commonly known as anxiety, is a normal and often useful reaction to a dangerous or stressful situation. There are two basic types of anxiety disorders: chronic and acute. The acute form of anxiety disorder is the panic attack, a…

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Arthritis

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Arthritis* The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. This condition produces a gradual, age-related deterioration of joint cartilage. As the disease progresses and the cartilage continues to break down, exposed bone ends rub together and may develop growths, called spurs. Then, when the joint moves, the spurs grind…

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Asthma

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Asthma* This chronic breathing disorder and lung disease affects as many as 15 million Americans. In an asthma attack, the bronchial tubes that feed air into the lungs become swollen and constricted, making it difficult to breathe. The narrowing of these airways triggers the release of compounds called histamines and other chemicals into the body.…

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Teas

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Teas* The tea bush known as Camellia sinensis grows in loose, deep, acid soil, at high altitude, with summer and autumn rain, in a little heat and little wind. In these harsh climatic conditions most plants die but the tea bush flourishes fantastically. The finest tea comes from elevations of 900 to 2100 meters. Tea…

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