Category Archives: Herbs

Fight free radicals with antioxidants from food, super foods, herbs, and supplements.

Free radicals are mostly bad, but did you know that lymphocytes, a type of immune cell within your body, use free radicals to kill bacteria and viruses, and that your liver uses them to break down toxins? The problem is, our modern environment exposes us to immense numbers of free radicals – pollution, strenuous exercise, radiation, tobacco, drugs (prescription or otherwise), pesticides, household chemicals, fried foods, fast foods, and more. Because of this we want to make sure to have plenty of anti-oxidants to combat their damage.

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Love Eleutherococcus. Adrenal exhaustion, no thank you. Mental and physical stamina, yes please!

We just did a post about one of Dr. Lauren’s favorite adaptogens. The more we talked about it, the more excited we got! Here are more buzz words on Eleutherococcus. You may have heard it called Siberian Ginseng in the past, but this is no longer the proper term. Take a look at this gorgeous plant!

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Beauty sleep! 10 tips to help you achieve healthful sleep from Wedding Planner Nicole.

I often hear so many of my brides and friends have a hard time sleeping. I have some tips to share on how to break your pattern of not sleeping well. Stress and life changes can really affect your sleep, and very quickly your body can get into a pattern of not sleeping well.

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Discover that Dandelions are not weeds. They are beautiful flowers, herbs, and food.

It’s that time of year again when commercials for gardening, home improvement, and weed killing are widespread. Currently, a TV commercial is airing that highlights how to deal with those “pesky dandelions”. I beg to differ, and that is what has inspired this post.

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Buying & Taking Supplements Series #1-4. Get started with these basics.

Having worked in the health food industry for over 20 years I have learned quite a few things regarding supplements. There is a lot to know, and I certainly don’t know it all. In an industry that follows science that is ever evolving, it is important to always do your research. This supplements series will be an on-going list that should give you a good base to expand your knowledge from.

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Buying & Taking Supplements Series #5-8. Check for these 4 things before you purchase

5. Check the color of your capsule or tablet. Are you taking supplements that are bright pink, shocking purple, brilliant blue, neon yellow, or florescent green? Ask yourself, and the company, what makes those so bright? It is more than likely an artificial color or dye. Companies do this to make their pills look more appealing. This is counter-productive when you are purchasing products under the assumption you are putting health supportive ingredients into your body. Your goal is to eliminate harmful chemicals and unnecessary ingredients from your diet. There is no place for FD&C RED #3, FD&C BLUE #1, FD&C Yellow #6, and so on, in a quality supplement! These dyes are toxic substances, so much so that the European Union has placed regulations on labeling products that contain them. So far, the United States does not require this.

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Ashwagandha (Sensoril®) Adaptogenic Properties: Inhibits Fatigue, Tension, Exhaustion and more!

Sensoril’s ability to balance and harmonize the body’s systems results from its adaptogenic properties which are derived from Ashwagandha.

Adaptogens are a rare group of botanicals and mushrooms possessing unique properties that increase the body’s ability to resist and recover from stress while stimulating an overall feeling of balance and normalization.

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