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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

Do You Need This Circulation Booster?

Bioflavonoids are naturally occurring plant compounds used in natural medicine to help enhance the action of vitamin C, support blood circulation, and treat allergies, viruses, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. They act as pigments (coloring) in plants and as antioxidants in humans. Read more

What Do Intermittent Fasting and Cleansing Have In Common?

Only a few things in life are guaranteed. Death, taxes and becoming more and more toxic with each passing year. If you read our last e-blast, you know that intermittent fasting helps your body cleanse. But if that is not something you're up for yet, a medical cleanse or detoxification is a great addition to your seasonal health regime. We are constantly exposed to thousands of different toxins and the build up is guaranteed unless we actively do something about it. We ALL need to detoxify or cleanse on a regular basis. Read more

Pistachio Crusted Rack Of Lamb

Pistachios are robust in many nutrients that support healthy brain function.They are a great source of Vitamin B6, which can be quite low in people who have depression. B6 plays a role in energy production and helps the body make the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) serotonin and norepinephrine that influence mood, and melatonin, which helps regulate the body's internal sleep-wake clock. Pistachios contain the minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, selenium, and phosphorus. Minerals are necessary for the production of hormones important to emotional well-being. Pistachios also contain carotene and Vitamins A and E, which help protect the body from infection and disease. 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

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) – Essential to Brain Health

Decades of study and countless books have gone into exploring Omega-3 and the role it plays in our physical and mental health. Here are Seven Essential Facts about this ESSENTIAL substance. Read more