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Boost Brain Resilience with Ginkgo & Bacopa

One of the oldest living species of tree, Ginkgo Biloba's leaves and seeds have been used in botanical medicine for thousands of years. Touted as the "brain herb," Ginkgo has received extensive research attention for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and the role they likely play in supporting healthy cognitive function and treating dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Read more

Holistic Approaches to Protecting the Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease

Is Alzheimer's Disease hardwired into the brain's destiny as we age? It's a terrifying thought. Many people believe it's true. Hope lies with the ongoing research to help us understand the root causes and progression of Alzheimer's and the factors that may protect the brain from this devastating illness. Read more

Food Allergens: Testing How the Body Responds

Food allergies occur when the body has an adverse or abnormal response to a food. An allergic reaction can be immediate and life threatening, such as with peanuts. Or it can be delayed, taking three to five days to show up, causing hay fever-like symptoms, digestive distress, eczema or other skin irritation, or changes in behavior and mental focus. This delayed reaction is called "food sensitivity" and is usually not life threatening. Read more

Chia Seeds: Tiny Powerhouse

Chia seeds were prized by ancient cultures as a source of sustainable energy. In fact, "chia" is the ancient Mayan word for strength. A tiny nutrition powerhouse, Chia is rich in dietary fiber and contains significant amounts of minerals and vitamins. One ounce of Chia seeds provides calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus among other micronutrients, very little fat, and just 138 calories. Read more

Probiotics: Manage Food Allergies and Enhance Immunity

Listen to your gut. And make sure to protect it. A balanced gastrointestinal system plays a critical role in defending your body against illness. An imbalance in gastrointestinal (GI) flora can create health issues and is typically the result of poor diet, stress, use of antibiotics, illness and food allergies. Read more

Health Benefits of Filtered Water

Most people know very little about the quality of the water they use. Even those of us who recognize the potential health risks in tap water often choose cost-effectiveness and convenience over superior quality. Searching for information about your local water quality and how to improve it can make you feel like you're in chemistry class! Here's a primer on why you should filter water and types of filtering systems. Read more

The Benefit of Maintenance

I have wanted to do a blog for a long time. So I am excited to be writing my first post! Since it is a new year, and many people do resolutions in January (yes, I am a little late!) – I thought I’d resolve not to do resolutions anymore! The reason? I listened to a radio show last year on the topic of balance – I think about the show often, because I realized that all my procrastinating over the years really sums up to one thing. Drama. It creates... Read more