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Chives: Good for you

January 30, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are a member of the same botanical family as onions, scallions and garlic, and have a long history of culinary and medicinal uses. Chives, and their flowers, are high in vitamin C, folic acid and potassium, and contain a high concentration of sulfur compounds and other essential […]

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Supercharge your health with cellular energy

January 1, 2013

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by Dr. Howard Peiper —  Cellular energy sounds modern, but it is as old as life itself and the very foundation of good health. When we have cell energy, we think better, feel better, move better, look better and perform better. That is because, at a very basic physical level, our cells are responsible for […]

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Meadowsweet — not just for pain

December 30, 2012

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  by Dr. Jennifer Burns —  Meadowsweet (Spirea ulmaria), a member of the rose family, was one of the sacred herbs used by the Druids. In the early 1800s, a doctor extracted salicylate from the flower part of the plant and used it to treat pain. The anti-inflammatory effects of this herb make it ideal […]

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Trigger point tools to release fibromyalgia pain

December 10, 2012

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by Betsy Timmerman —  Healing from fibromyalgia requires a multifaceted approach. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies must be corrected; an acidic cellular state must be made more alkaline; muscles must be stretched and strengthened just so; sleep disorders must be rectified; and a proper food plan must be in place. Some people use a combination of […]

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Common sense for the common cold

October 11, 2012

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by Curt Burbach —  It is perfectly normal for a person to experience a head cold once in a while. It is the body’s way of emptying out the trash, so to speak. It is actually a good sign because your body will not go into the cold mode unless it knows that it has […]

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Reduce stress and strengthen your immune system

September 29, 2012

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by Sarah McLean —  A healthy immune system regulates our body’s healing process and protects it against infections and diseases. When stress compromises our immune function, it can result in colds, flu, fatigue, cardiovascular disorders and premature aging — or big trips to the hospital. Stress increases heart rate, blood pressure, glucose levels, adrenaline, cortisol, […]

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Dong Bing Xia Zhi for respiratory problems

September 25, 2012

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by QiLing Lu —  A special treatment called San Fu Jiu, based on the interconnection between earth, sky and the human body, is employed by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the summer to reduce respiratory problems in the winter. San Fu Jiu strengthens immunity by using three treatments, along with acupuncture and herbs, that are […]

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Building a healthy immune system

September 19, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  The first step to having a healthy immune system is a well-balanced diet filled with fresh organic fruits, vegetables, grains, seaweeds, raw nuts, seeds and fresh, pure water. A vegetarian diet does not automatically equate with a healthier body. A diet with small amounts of meat protein, coupled with a greater […]

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Stress: A cause of adrenal fatigue?

September 11, 2012

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by Dr. Sarv Varta K. Khalsa —  Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common and under-diagnosed health conditions in modern society. We live fast-paced lives with busy schedules that don’t allow much time for rest and relaxation. Just the stress of daily responsibilities can eventually take its toll. Our adrenal glands play a key […]

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Healthy herbs for the new year

August 28, 2012

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by Kathleen Gould —  A new year is just around the corner and that means a new opportunity to get healthy. This year why not try something a little different? People are once again using whole herbs for health, and more importantly, as a prevention food to stay well. By learning about just a handful […]

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Prevention is worth a pound of cure … with essential oils

August 21, 2012

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by Carol E. Gutierrez —  Flu season is on the way and now is the time to stock up your “medicine cabinet” with antiviral essential oils to ward off any ills. Each essential oil has certain properties based on its chemistry. Antiviral essential oils are numerous and include angelica, bergamot, German chamomile, Eucalyptus globulus and […]

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Herbal healing made easy

July 29, 2012

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by Kathleen Gould —  More and more, people are turning to whole-plant herbal remedies as preventative healthcare and for treating specific health problems. We are going “back to our roots” as we relearn the time-honored remedies our ancestors used. The really wonderful thing is that once we start learning, we find that herbal healing is […]

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Frequent infections could be from hypothyroidism

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  One of the hallmarks of a sluggish metabolism (hypothyroidism) is a tendency to suffer frequent infections that last longer and are more severe than the norm. Upper-respiratory problems such as ear infections, colds, bronchitis or even pneumonia are the most common types of infections and are often due to a […]

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