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Healing GERD Naturally

You’ve just enjoyed a southwest burrito at your favorite restaurant. Now, you’re feeling as if someone has lit a fire in your upper abdomen and the flames are reaching up your throat. That’s acid reflux. It’s triggered when stomach acid … Continue reading

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L-Glutamine for Gut Strength

L-Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid (protein building block) in the body; as such, it has a wide range of functions. Critical for removing excess ammonia (a common waste product in the body), glutamine supports the immune system, muscle … Continue reading

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Eliminate Indigestion with Ginger

Ginger is an Asian spice well-known for its sweet and zesty zing. It has been shown that ginger reduces pain and inflammation and support metabolism and digestion. As a digestive aid, this root has been used in traditional herbal medicine … Continue reading

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Seeds for Good Digestion

Seeds for Good Digestion Cumin is a seed-derived spice with a nutty-peppery flavor that packs a punch from the moment its aroma seeps into your senses. It immediately activates the salivary glands which kicks-off the digestive process. Cumin, also known … Continue reading

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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Is Your Home Making You Sick? 3 Tips for Staying Healthy at Home By Charlotte Meier   While you may not like to consider the possibility that your home could make you and your family sick, there is a very … Continue reading

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Cold Prevention Protocol

As we are entering festivity season our health is being taxed by endless parties, stress of the holidays, alcohol, sugar and sub-optimal nutrients. All of these will cheer us up temporarily, but will weaken our defenses. The next thing you … Continue reading

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Eggplant: The Good and Bad

A favorite in vegan and omnivore cuisine, eggplant, can be baked, roasted, grilled, and used as a pizza topping or in stir-fry recipes. It has a pleasantly bitter taste and spongy texture that may vary depending on the color/variety of … Continue reading

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Food & You: The Body-Mind Connection

“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” – Dorothy Day   There’s no doubt about it: what we eat, and how much we eat, has a direct impact on our physical health. But … Continue reading

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Soothe Emotional Angst with Motherwort

A plant in the mint family, Motherwort gets its name from its ancient use: helping women who had a tendency to “over-mother” and thus experienced more stress, and less joy, in their maternal role. Today, throughout Europe and in Traditional … Continue reading

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Acne

For most people, acne occurs during their teen years due to hormonal changes, but disappears soon after this stage. Some people, however, may struggle with acne for most of their adult life. Conventional medicine provides little more than face creams … Continue reading

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