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Digital Devices & the Health of Your Eyes

We're in a new age of convenience and connectivity, and with it comes new health concerns. More than ever, our eyes are in front of screens - from smart devices and computer monitors to televisions and movie screens. And, more than ever, people of all ages are complaining of eye fatigue, headaches, blurry vision, dry [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:55:46-07:00May 7th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Digital Devices & the Health of Your Eyes

Fermented Vegetable Medley

When you hunger for something tangy, nutritionally potent, and full of beneficial bacteria to help heal an aggravated digestive tract, fermented veggies are a wonderful option. They're a great side to any meal (vegan or carnivore) and can be added to a hearty stew. This recipe gives you a variety of options, with a focus [...]

By |2019-04-15T11:53:46-07:00April 15th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Fermented Vegetable Medley

Aloe Vera Benefits the Gut

With long, thick, plump and pointed deep green leaves, Aloe vera is one of the most well-recognized medicinal plants in the world. It has a long history of use in pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic products. A great deal of research supports the use of topical Aloe gel, balms and creams for wound healing, sunburn, frostbite, [...]

By |2019-04-15T11:51:07-07:00April 15th, 2019|Herbs|Comments Off on Aloe Vera Benefits the Gut

FODMAP Diet for IBS

Digestive complaints are among the most common health concerns. If you're experiencing distress, a holistic practitioner will evaluate the foods and substances you are eating to identify where a reaction exists. There are many ways to conduct a dietary analysis, including a food diary, food allergy testing, and elimination diets. The FODMAP Diet is often [...]

By |2019-04-15T11:47:33-07:00April 15th, 2019|Therapies|Comments Off on FODMAP Diet for IBS

Fermented Foods

You can support your gut health with fermented, nutrient-potent foods. Ranging from tangy to bitterly-sweet in flavor, these foods originated decades ago in the cultures of Japan, China, India, and Germany. Fermenting imbues foods with the health-enhancing properties of live bacteria, providing an ample source of probiotics, which are essential to a strong digestive tract. [...]

By |2019-04-11T15:03:18-07:00April 11th, 2019|Foods|Comments Off on Fermented Foods

Soothe Digestive Irritation with Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)

Slippery Elm has a long history of use in American medicine. George Washington and his men found sustenance in Slippery Elm porridge during their 12 days at Valley Forge. It helped soothe "nervous stomach" and provided nutrition when they ran out of food. Medicinal preparations (teas and syrups) were used to soothe irritations of the [...]

By |2019-04-11T14:58:00-07:00April 11th, 2019|Supplements|Comments Off on Soothe Digestive Irritation with Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)

Digestive Distress: Holistic Approaches to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

When the smooth rhythm of the muscles of the digestive tract is disrupted, either moving too quickly or too slowly, we experience digestive distress. For some of us, this distress can be frequent and painful, creating a major disruption in our life and in our lifestyle. Several health conditions are marked by severe digestive distress [...]

By |2019-04-11T11:59:11-07:00April 11th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Digestive Distress: Holistic Approaches to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The Power of Potassium for Muscle and Nerve Function

Potassium is a mineral that, once inside the body, operates as an electrolyte. Potassium ions carry a positive charge that the body uses for neural and muscular function. The average adult needs 4,700 mg of potassium daily compared to only 200 mg of sodium. Unfortunately, for most people, our eating habits fill us with too [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:45:21-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Supplements|Comments Off on The Power of Potassium for Muscle and Nerve Function

Ah, The Health Benefits of a Good Stretch

You know you should do it, but in a rush, you often skip it: Stretching. It's important to your health, regardless of how intensely you do - or do not - exercise. Regular stretching helps increase muscle flexibility, which is one of the important factors of fitness. Muscles that are limber have better reaction times, [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:43:11-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Therapies|Comments Off on Ah, The Health Benefits of a Good Stretch

Black Currant

Among the most nutritious of berries, Black Currants (Ribes nigrum) were once a forbidden fruit in the United States. Native to Europe and Asia, it was believed that the berries spread a fungus that killed pine trees. Fortunately, we know better today and have discovered the many health benefits of this herb. Important compounds and [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:39:36-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Herbs|Comments Off on Black Currant