Fasting

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Fasting for Health and Healing Fasting refers to complete abstinence from food for a short or long period for a specific purpose. The word is derived from the old English, ‘feastan’, meaning to fast, observe, be strict. Fasting is nature’s oldest, most effective and yet least expensive method of restoring health and is recognized as…

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Honey

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Eight Health Benefits of Raw Honey What is raw honey? Most Americans love their sugar. In fact, many consume double the recommended intake. Plus, the amount of fructose corn syrup in prepared foods is astounding. Not only does sugar foster bad bacteria, it is the number one cause of heart disease. Switching your intake from…

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Allergy Relief

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Additional Good Bacteria May Help Relieve Allergy Symptoms Reprint with Permission from Renew Life New research out of the University of Florida is nothing to sneeze at. That’s because researchers believe providing additional good bacteria during peak seasons may help alleviate symptoms in people suffering from mild allergies. Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli are among the most…

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Omega-3

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Omega-3 Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are known to provide health benefits to those who supplement with them. In addition to traditional nutrients, there is a family of essential fats that is crucial for optimal health and proper functions of the human cel­lular membranes: the omega-3 fats. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are in the…

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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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Acai

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Botanical Information Açai (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) is a palm tree native to Central and South America. It produces a reddish-purple berry that is related to the blueberry and cranberry. Promoted as a “superfood” due to its high antioxidant content and is marketed for weight-loss and anti-aging purposes. It is available as juices, powders, tablets and capsules.Features…

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Biotin

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Biotin* Health Benefits Although biotin is one of the lesser known B vitamins, it plays an essential role in a number of important body processes. This nutrient assists the body in metabolizing protein, fats and carbohydrates from food. It plays a special role in enabling the body to use blood sugar (glucose). Biotin also helps…

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Zinc

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Zinc* Health Benefit Zinc is believed to promote a strong immune system by, among other things, revitalizing the thymus gland and its production of white blood cells. In addition, autoimmune diseases (chronic ailments linked to the improper functioning of the immune system, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia) may also benefit from zinc supplementation.…

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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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White Willow Bark

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White Willow Bark* Botanical  Information The use of willow bark dates back thousands of years, to the time of Hippocrates (400 BC) when patients were advised to chew on the bark to reduce fever and inflammation. The willow family includes a number of different species of deciduous trees. The willow bark sold in the US…

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