Boost Your Immunity With Herbs

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Herbs, like precious essential oils, have been used for thousands and thousands of years to for medicinal purposes. Herbology is often referred to as traditional medicine and about 25% of modern drugs are derived from plants. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), something like 80% people in some places in the world use herbs rather than pharmaceuticals, which are cost prohibitive for most of the world, as their primary solution for their health care.  With the increasing concern about the over use and side effects of many prescription medication and a resurgence of “all things natural,” there is a…
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Nutrition For A Strong Immune System

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A lot of people understand that they get sick easily because their immune system is weak. What they don’t get is how to boost it naturally.   The best way to boost your immunity is to flood your body with the richest, most dense nutrition.   So how do you get that?  Eat a rainbow! By eating a balanced diet loaded with as much of the freshest whole foods available to you.  Knowing which foods support your unique biological makeup is also key.  Americans in general eat way too much meat and bread at the expense of powerful nutrients in the rainbow of vegetables and…
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Why Fall and Winter Is Cold and Flu Season

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Fall finally decided to make her entrance to southern California on the evening Halloween. It was atypical of her to do it with a downpour though. The trick or treaters, some layered for the cool evening and other with lightweight costumes, scattered when the rain started. The rest of the weekend was chilly and we finally turned on the thermostat and put on an extra blanket on the bed. I felt the chill again today and it reminded me that fall and winter also means cold and flu season.  I don’t do flu shots – instead I do the things I…
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5 Easy Tips for Beautiful Summer Skin

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It’s not just exposure to the sun that can cause your skin to age and feel and look dry.  Dry skin can be caused by a combination of environmental stress, poor nutrition or eating foods that are nutritious but that don’t support your body’s needs. You may need to experiment to see what is causing your skin to become dry. Here are five tips to help keep your skin moist and soft: Hydrate! When cells are dehydrated, they lose their plumpness and structure. Make sure you are drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water a day.…
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Do you want beautiful, glowing skin?

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Like beauty, skin issues are definitely not skin-deep.  The largest organ inside our body is the liver, but truly the largest organ of the body is our skin.  The surface area of an average adult is covered with more than 21 square feet – and it is about 6-10% of the body weight (approximately 8 lbs.); the liver accounts for only 2.5% of body weight.  Skin considered an organ due to its very specific functions: it helps maintain our body temperature and protects the other organs from bacteria. It also reflects the condition inside our body, holds everything in and…
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