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Meet Mugwort: The Womens’ Healing Plant

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MEET MUGWORT. An ancient herb regarded as a protector of WOMEN + TRAVELERS, renowned for its high value in treating feminine disorders (think menstrual cramps!) & prized as a strong warming tonic that stimulates the circulation of qi and blood. You may have heard about mugwort’s capacity to yield lucid or vivid dreams, which was highly valued in traditional cultures. …

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Soursop (Guanabana) – A Cancer Killing Fruit?

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Guanabana (aka Soursop) showed up at my local smoothie stand today! I have a #storytime for you about this fruit before we go into the facts. Exactly 2 years ago tomorrow (funny how things come back into your life), I met a man who sold manufacturing equipment to pharmaceutical companies. We were looking to buy a capsule machine for our …

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3 Cancer-Fighting, Immune-Boosting Mushrooms That Can Change the World

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The mighty mushroom is something that I believe will one day save the world. Sounds dramatic, but did you know that mushrooms can literally eat the plastic waste that’s overwhelming our oceans and landfills? The scary truth is that no one knows quite how long it takes plastic to break down in the environment. It could be anywhere from hundreds …

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The Secret to Health: Aloe Vera Gel

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The secret’s out! Here’s something the commercial health food industry doesn’t want you to know – you can be healthy, keep a youthful glow to you, and prevent diseases like cancer that doesn’t break the bank. It doesn’t come from a lab, and isn’t sold in a tube on a shelf. So, what is it? It comes from nature, and it’s …

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Study Finds Turmeric Extract Superior to Prozac for Depression

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A study published in the journal “Phytotherapy Research” has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, controlled clinical setting that curcumin (the primary polyphenol in turmeric) is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression (Sanmukhani et al., 2013). The research was performed at the Department of Pharmacology within the Government Medical College in India and involved …

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Lyme Disease: The Under Diagnosed Infection

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Lyme disease…. This, in my opinion, may be one of the most controversial topics in all of mainstream medicine. If you are a healthcare worker reading this post, it may go against everything you have ever been taught about this supposedly “rare” and “easy to treat” infection. If you have ever been diagnosed with Lyme disease, this will be an …

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Relieve Colds and Congestion Naturally

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As warm weather fades and the colder months approach we have to ensure that our bodies’ immune systems are fully prepared, locked and loaded to take on winter season! Since our environment and surroundings are often compromised, the food available to us can be more harmful then good, we have to take our health and wellness in our own hands …

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3 Important Lessons from Traditional Chinese Medicine

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There’s so much to learn from traditional systems of medicine. Although there were no labs or fancy testing methods thousands of years ago, somehow our ancient ancestors had a better understanding of the body and root of dis-ease than most doctors do today. Here’s a fun fact from my Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner: Did you know that acupuncture points …