Richard's Health Topics & Recipes

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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Lion’s Mane

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Benefits Promotes mental clarity, focus, and memory* Provides cerebral and nervous system support* Many studies have identified a NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) in Lion’s Mane Optimizes nervous and immune system health* Supports cognitive function* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent…

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Zinc

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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. By…

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Amino Acids

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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 them. Of…

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White Willow Bark

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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 is typically a…

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Astragalus

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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 and…

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Ashwagandha

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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 herb.…

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Anise Seed

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“The fisherman’s friend” is possibly best-known for its use in fisherman’s soap. It is said to remove all human scent so that fish will be more apt to bite. It has a warm, sweet licorice aroma, sweeter than fennel. Anise is said to have strong estrogen-mimicking properties. The herbal form is used to increase milk secretion…

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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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