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Elderberry has many health benefits

Elderberry Extract: Gearing Up for Winter

Another beautiful summer has come and gone. Whether you are still hitting the trail with a few more layers, or snuggling up inside and embracing all things fall, that time of year is approaching for much needed natural immunity boosters. In this article you’ll read about the history of the elderberry tree, it’s uses, and

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Beetroot Powder- Nature’s Best Performance Booster

Beets are beautiful. I absolutely love the bright color they bring to dishes, especially shredding them on top of winter salads or adding it to hummus to make it turn PINK. However, as beautiful as they are, I still find it difficult to incorporate beets into my everyday life. The earthy taste can be a

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Garcinia Cambogia: Weight Management Supplement

First Things First on Weight Management  There’s no miracle pill that magically makes you drop that excess COVID-19 quarantine weight without changing any other lifestyle habits… I’m sorry. If there was, we would all know about it and many of us would be taking it for weight management. Nothing beats a healthy holistic lifestyle, which

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Liposomal Vitamin C: Fat Soluble Advanced Absorption

There’s no doubt that vitamin C is essential to every human’s diet. Not to mention the many studies that support its powerful immune boosting, anti-aging, anti-oxidant, anti-viral, anti-pathogenic, and anti-toxin super powers. We as humans are also one of the few species that don’t produce our own supply of vitamin C. This means it is

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Shelf Stable Probiotics for Gut and Immune System

Probiotics are healthy, live bacteria. They aid in digestive health by improving our gut flora (or microbiome). Therefore, if we have an unhealthy gut, we may see health problems manifesting in our bodies through skin breakouts, upset stomachs (such as gas, bloating, or diarrhea), fatigue, food intolerances, mood swings, and autoimmune conditions.

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Stronger Immune System: 4 Natural Ingredients in 1 Product

Boosting the Immune System With COVID cases still on the rise, and an increase of flu and cold symptoms approaching with the winter season, many of us are looking at ways to support our immune system. So what can we do to make sure we don’t get sick in the middle of a global pandemic?

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The Healing Powers of Garlic and Parsley

Both garlic and parsley have been cultivated for thousands of years. Many of the world’s oldest civilizations- from the Egyptians, Hebrews, Greeks, Romans, Native Americans, Chinese and Indians- performed medicinal miracles using garlic, while parsley was used as an antidote against poisons. Today we most often enjoy Mother Nature’s gifts as flavoring for all our

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Turmeric- the Golden Goddess of Herbs

What is Turmeric? Where to start with this wonder herb….     In the world of medicinal plants, few possess such a full spectrum of benefits like turmeric. With an essence that is mildly aromatic and a flavor that is pungent and bitter, turmeric is a plant ally that packs a lot of punch. Native to the

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What is Ceylon Cinnamon?

Have you heard about ceylon cinnamon? If not, you’re not alone. I first heard about it a few years ago from my mom, who is a total health nut. Ever since then, ceylon cinnamon is my preferred spice out of the two types that you see at the store. So what are the differences between

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Why You Should Include Cranberry in your Life

Many of us are familiar with the cranberry as a symbol of the holiday season, which you’ll often see as a sauce in an aluminum can. But what is the story behind this humble berry? Where is it grown and should we include it in our diet? In this article you’ll read about where the

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Ashwagandha benefits

Ashwagandha: 6 Health Benefits and Rich History

by Abby Nelson About Ashwagandha One of the most revered herbs of Ancient India, ashwagandha is a 3-foot-tall shrub native to the dry lands of India, northern Africa, and the Middle East. The plant, covered in silver gray hairs with enchanting paper-like lanterns, gives way to bursts of bright red berries. Although the fruits are

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