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  • Thyroid – Master and Commander

    Simply put, the thyroid gland relies heavily on a host supporting nutrients to produce the hormones needed to ensure that metabolism goes off without a hitch. Without these vital nutrients, our ability to metabolize food may slow down...
  • Seven Supplements – For Dilemma-Free Digestion

    Fortunately, there are plenty of actions that you can take right now to restore and support a healthy digestive system...By paying close attention to the things that enter your body, and by making use of the natural compounds that we now have at our disposal, there is no longer an excuse or reason to suffer...
  • Herbal Body Cleanses – How Does A Cleanse or Detoxification Work?

    Anti-aging can be best achieved with a healthy combination of exercise and fresh air, a regular detoxification program, and the addition of anti-oxidant and greens supplements to a balanced diet to complete the cleansing, rejuvenation process...
  • Standardized vs. Liquid Extracts – Which is Better?

    Liquid herbal extracts have been used for millennia yet standardized extracts are relatively new to the world of herbs. Why do some manufacturers use standardized extracts while others use liquid extracts? Are standardized extracts superior...as far as their effects on the body are concerned?...
  • Reduce Cholesterol Naturally

    By using intelligent supplementation strategies in combination with a well-advised diet and an exercise program you may find that you get a surprising and beneficial response in both the overall level of your cholesterol, as well as a beneficial shift in the ratio of HDL/LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream...
  • Anti-Oxidants: The Synergistic Approach

    Free radicals are very chemically reactive, unstable molecules and they are created whenever a previously stable molecule gains an electron. They are constantly being produced in the environment and also in the human body...

  • Coping With Cold Sores Naturally

    How fast a person recovers from a bout with cold sores has a lot to do with how responsive their immune system is. Antioxidants, especially Vitamins C and E, Zinc, Selenium and Alpha Lipoic Acid, can eliminate free radicals. Probiotics work at the gastrointestinal level to help boost immune system response...
  • Essential Oils for Summer Ailments

    Therapeutic essential oils can be used to treat sunburn, repel insects, soothe indigestion and heartburn, and expedite the healing process of strains and sprains. Therapeutic essential oils possess a unique molecular structure, which allows them to penetrate cell walls, transport oxygen, nutrients, and the chemical constituents of the oil...
  • Good Nutrition – The Key to Living with Arthritis

    One can live with arthritis yet still have a high quality lifestyle. To control arthritic pain it is important to provide the body with the right nutrients for tissue repair; control and reduce the related joint and tissue inflammation; and assist the body in diminishing and detoxifying the body of toxic contaminants...
  • The Importance of Dietary Fibre – What is Fibre?

    Insoluble fibers are like sponges; they absorb and hold water adding bulk to stool which improves bowel movements, and as they pass through the colon, insoluble fibers help cleanse the interior walls of the bowels. Scientific research has shown that this cleansing action may help prevent colorectal cancers and diverticulitis...
  • Too Much Vitamin C?

    Most experts agree that between 1-3 grams (1,000-3,000 mg) per day is safe and healthy for most active adults. But like anything else, these demands vary from person to person. Fortunately, our bodies are not shy in letting us know when we've been consuming too much...
  • Stevia: Nature's Low Glycemic Gift to Civilization

    Stevia is nothing short of a botanical phenomenon. Its use dates back hundreds of years without any documented adverse reactions. Decades of extensive research have proven that it's absolutely safe and free of dangerous chemicals. In fact, raw Stevia, in its natural state, contains over 100 phytonutrients...
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid - Free Radical Powerhouse

    ...these shady molecules rob healthy cells of their functioning electrons -- a process more commonly known as oxidation. During the heist, the stolen electrons become damaged and rendered useless to the thief, the original owner and ultimately to your health...
  • The Aromatherapy Family

    Ylang Ylang - Translated, ylang ylang means flower of flowers. In aromatherapy, this time honored essential oil emits an exotic, mysterious and spicy aroma that has been used as both an aphrodisiac and natural stimulant...
  • Lauricidin – Technical Information on Monolaurin

    The antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal properties of lauric acid and monolaurin have been recognized for nearly three decades by only a small number of researchers...[whose work] resulted in 50 or more research papers and numerous U.S. and foreign patents...
  • Calcium Choices: How to Choose Calcium and Mineral Supplements

    Chelated minerals...[have] a bonding of two or more substances. These forms include amino acid chelates and Kreb's cycle...chelates, which have some research behind them as pre-digested, absorbable forms...being transported to specific tissues rather than into the general bloodstream... 
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