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Herbal healing and prevention for the flu

March 22, 2013

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by Kathleen Gould —  Did you know that flu shots do not offer protection from all types of flu but only the ones the manufacturers predict will be active this winter? Prevention Building a powerful immune system may be the best way to prevent the flu. Of course, this does not guarantee that you will […]

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Flu season — what flu season?

March 20, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  It seems like flu is everywhere. People are coughing, blowing and sneezing. Even people who got the flu shot are getting sick. The media claim that this flu season is the worst in years. Hmmm. It seems like we heard that last year too, did we not? Then we are barraged […]

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Rolfing® — A holistic approach to health

March 8, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  What does rolfing do that other complementary therapies do not? Why is it considered holistic? Rolfing is more than a feel-good or fix-it alternative therapy. When connective tissue has been injured through accidents or invaded and cut via surgery, its nature is to create more connective tissue in the damaged area. […]

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Thyme — herb or medicine?

February 23, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — A member of the labiatae, or mint family, thyme is an herb that comes in many varieties and is native to the Mediterranean basin. There is only one genus of the plant (thymus vulgaris), but depending on the region in which it grows, the composition of the oil distilled from […]

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Boost the immune system with beta glucan

February 19, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  Do you ever get the feeling you have been duped by the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and traditional medical industries? You may be a member of the growing group that is questioning and asking, “Do I really need to take that drug or is there something natural that does not have side […]

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Back to school

February 8, 2013

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by Dr. Denise Quance  —  Fall is quickly approaching, even if the weather does not feel like it yet, and that means a bevy of back-to-stress activities. Now that the lazy days of summer are coming to an end and the kids are returning to school, to homework and to sports, it is easy to […]

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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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Lyme disease

January 22, 2013

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by Dr. Warren M. Levin —  If you have been traipsing from one doctor’s office to another with a potpourri of symptoms ranging from rashes to achy joints to arthritis, chronic flu, fatigue, sore throat and headaches, to name just a few, you might have Lyme disease. Lyme disease gets its name from the town […]

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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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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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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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