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Providing you with knowledge and giving you the opportunity to learn more about health we hope that you will feel more empowered to take control of your own health and seek our support and guidance on your path to wellness.
Natural Solution for Men
If you're a man close to, or over 35, you are probably starting to feel the debilitating effects of lower testosterone and higher estrogen levels. These hormonal changes are common in men as they age, and have been associated with a number of negative effects on health.

Ultimate Male Energy contains a combination of ingredients designed to enhance male health. Key ingredients [...]

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The Gut-Brain Axis - Probiotics And Mental Health
Several clinical trials have examined the effects of probiotic supplementation on mental health, including anxiety and depression, and have shown effects on brain activity and information processing, as well as hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis responsiveness. Animal studies show that enteric (gut) bacteria may impact mood, in part through effects on the autonomic nervous system which is [...]

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Probiotics: Origins and Actions
The increasing popularity of probiotics in both food and supplement sectors is rivalled only by the increasing demand for where these friendly microorganisms originate. In reality, the benefits you (the host) receive from probiotics is of greater importance than their source.

Probiotics are isolated primarily from human, dairy, and botanical sources, with interest for human strains [...]

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The ABC’s of medicinal mushrooms

Among the most important trends in natural health is the rise of medicinal mushrooms as allies in the fight against both internal and external stressors. Of course, this is nothing new for those in eastern cultures, where the use of mushrooms for medicinal purposes has been a long standing tradition for centuries.

By naturally bringing the body into [...]

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Collagen - Skin Deep
What is Collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is

key for all connective tissue (bone, skin, muscle, cartilage,

tendons and ligaments). It provides the infrastructure for

our entire musculoskeletal system making it essential for

maintaining mobility. Ninety percent of bone mass is from

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PB 7 & PB 11 T The Rescue
Hippocrates said let food be thy medicine and medicine be

thy food. Unfortunately, many people have lost site of this

and constantly fill their guts with overly processed, high sugar,

pesticide ridden, and bacteria promoting foods. Many people

think that if they take an antacid for their gastro-esophageal

reflux issues or [...]

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Quercetin benefits - Dr. Axe
Have you ever wondered what makes a superfood super? Or what key superfoods like red wine, green tea, kale and blueberries all have in common?

The answer is quercetin, a natural compound tied to what all of us seek: better longevity, heart health, endurance, immune system and more.

Research even shows that quercetin displays anticancer properties. In fact, there [...]

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Allergies by Christian Nordqvist
Allergies are hypersensitive immune responses to substances that either enter or come in contact with the body, such as pet dander, pollen or bee venom.

A substance that causes an allergic reaction is called an "allergen". Allergens can be found in food, drinks or the environment.

Most allergens are harmless, i.e. the majority of people are not affected by [...]

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What Are the Different Types of Allergies?
By Health Talk

Medically Reviewed by Ed Zimney, MD

As many as 50 million Americans are allergic to something whether pollen, peanuts, or pet dander. But not all allergies are the same. Here's a rundown of the most common kinds of allergies.

Allergic rhinitis: swelling and inflammation of nasal passages, congestion, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes caused [...]

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Chemicals in Cosmetics
This article was found on Take a moment to read it and then go through the cosmetics in your home and see how your products might be toxic.

When it comes to beauty products, the effects of the ingredients they contain can be more than just skin deep. The cosmetics industry uses thousands of synthetic chemicals in its products, in everything from lipstick and [...]

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Local, whole, and good for you: get to know your supplements
Weve been getting to know our food a bit better in recent years. Not in in an up-close-and-personal kind of way we dont need our chicken to have a name and hobbies (though a chicken who could juggle might make for an interesting marketing campaign). No, we want to know that our food was grown in a way thats good for us, for farmers, and for the environment. We want to know our kale was tended by [...]

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Let it Snow!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Are you prepared for the winter? Warm nights by a fire or bundled up in a blanket is the way to go this season. Not only is staying warm during the winter important for your immune system, but staying healthy from the inside out is vital.

Boosting your immune system with the proper supplements is important. Each person is different and what [...]

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Hylands Basic Principles of Homeopathy
Homeopathymedicine, is a whole medical system that originated in Europe and has been practiced in the United States since the early 19th century. Homeopathy is based on three principles...

Like Cures Like

Homeopathy demonstrates that a substance that produces a certain set of symptoms in a healthy person can cure a sick person experiencing those same symptoms. For instance, [...]

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Salt: What You Should Know
Often when we think about salt or sodium we consider how to reduce our intake of it. Although it is true that having excessive amounts of salt in any body is not good, the beneficial properties of salt are often overlooked. The truth is, there is no life without salt. In fact, salt acts as one of the many electrolytes within the human body. These electrolytes, particularly salt, help to [...]

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Get Rid of STRESS
What are some of the signs of stress? anxiety, weight fluctuations (loss or gain), impaired memory, reduced sleep, cravings, behavioural changes, and mood swings. Stressful times are often believed to occur during negative situations, however stress can happen during happy times too; i.e. weddings, new babies, promotions etc. Most of the time our bodies handle stress so well that we don't [...]

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Skin Deep Part III of III
According to the David Suzuki Foundation, "there are at least 12 ingredients in beauty products [that] aren't that pretty". Not only are these ingredients harmful to us and our bodies, they are toxic to our environment too!

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is found in soaps, shampoos, and basically anything that lathers up into a nice foamy bubbly product. SLS [...]

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Skin Deep Part II of III
Vitamins and Minerals are vital for our health and they make us look and feel great. The trick with vitamins is to get the most out of them. Some are meant to be injested and others are perfect to be used topically. Vitamins that are made from whole foods are the easiest ones for our bodies to break down and absorb.

Vitamin A is great for reducing wrinkles and age spots. This one [...]

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Skin Deep Part I of III
Beauty isn't skin deep but beautiful skin certainly makes us look and feel great! Many factors in our everyday lives can have an impact on our skin; from what we put in and on our bodies to the elements we face daily that we have no control over.

Has anyone ever told you that you are a beautiful person on the inside as well as out?? True beauty really does come from within. If [...]

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Bach Flower Remedies for Seasonal Allergies
Bach Flowers are a self-healing system of 38 Flower Essence Remedies developed by Dr Edward Bach. Flower Essences are very safe energetic remedies that bring harmony to our emotions and encourage positive thinking, allowing us to be more joyful, calm, patient, focused, balanced, accepting, and more.

Use a single Bach Flower remedy or a blend as directed to encourage mind-body healing and [...]

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Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy

Prenatal Nutrition: It all comes down to you, Mom

After that first single cell comes alive, every ounce of your babys growing body comes from you, Mom. The vitamins and minerals you consume during pregnancy are your babys fuel and those nutrients are your babys primary building blocks for growth. So eat wisely!

Unique daily nourishment for you and your [...]

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CinderRemedies Bach Flower Blends - Beginners Guide to Bach Flowers
Bach Flowers are energetic remedies for self-healing discovered by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930's. CinderRemedies Blends is a series of Bach Flower Essences for overall wellness designed with the beginner Bach Flower user in mind by Cindy Tomblin holistic nutritionist. Bach Flowers improve our emotional and mental state, thus balancing the body and mind, inviting relaxation, abundance, joy [...]

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Feeling Overwhelmed? 10 ways to manage your stress and stay positive
Research continues to show that stress is linked to disease. Unfortunately stress is common in our busy, go go go lifestyles and the idea of trying to change ones lifestyle to lessen the stress is often not an option. Under these circumstances we must choose, for our own wellbeing and health, to include some stress management techniques.

Some common signs that your body is [...]

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Keeping our Kids Healthy
Shirley's Wellness Cafe

There are many serious consequences of generation after generation having diets deficient in an element essential for normal development of the nervous system. A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that children who experience malnutrition exhibit strikingly increased behavioral disorders and aggressive behavior as they grow [...]

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Preparing for the fall, boosting your immune system

Preparing for the fall, boosting your immune system

For the last 100 years medicine has focused on drugs designed to kill invaders, anti-biotic, and anti-viral agents. These drugs are meant to be poison to the invader and to the body. Anti-biotics initially have been shown effective at killing bacteria but long term has shown to do more harm then good. Why not instead, [...]

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Drive & Stamina
It is still considered taboo to talk about sex drive and libido for both men and women, but I promise you for a significant portion of my customer base it is a topic discussed. In fact I think that most people will experience changes in their drive and stamina in their lifetime, this concerns me because this is strongly connected to overall health. So what can we do to support our [...]

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Cleansing to Start the New Year
Much Disease, especially degenerative disease, originates with stagnation and congestion in the body. This state of being can be cleared through effective cleansing and detoxifying.

Your Bodys own detoxifications systems

Gastrointestinal: Liver, Gallbladder, and GI tract,

Urinary: Bladder, Urethra, and Urinary tract

Respiratory: Lungs

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Dr. Oz; A nutritionists reponse
Millions of people tune in to Dr. OZ everyday to see what the his latest suggestion is for healthy skin, how to lose your belly fat, cancer preventrion, etc. But from the perspective of a health proffessional is he doing more harm then good.

There is not one health professional who can deny that Dr. Oz is getting the public to think more naturally about their health, by encouraging [...]

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Is sugar really to blame?
Food Cravings


Weight Gain




Heart Disease


High Triglycerides

High Blood Pressure

Mental Fuzziness

Mood Swings

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Is cholesterol really that bad for us?
Lets start by taking a look at the actual purpose cholesterol serves in our body.

Cholesterol is made by virtually every single cell of your body, however most is made in the Liver, Intestines and reproductive organs.

Cholesterol serves 5 main roles in the body

1. Membrane integrity: so every single cell of your body is surrounded by a membrane and [...]

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Myths and Truths about Soy

Myths and Truths about Soy

During the Chou Dynasty (1134-246 BC) the soybean was first designated as a sacred grain along with barley, wheat, millet and rice. Buddhists learned how to ferment soy to enhance its nutritional value so it was suitable for consumption. Soy has, since the 1970`s, been rotated with corn on the fields, the production of both these crops [...]

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Coenzyme Q10 Miracle Nutrient
It has been said if an adult age 40 or better, without serious medical conditions, were to invest in only one daily supplement, out of all the amazing supplements available, let it be CoQ10. Below are a few key points on the benefits of CoQ10 from the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. Orthomolecular Medicine uses "naturally occurring substances, particularly nutrients, in maintaining [...]

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Nature's Healing Miracle
Made from fresh crushed apples and then allowed to ferment in wooden barrels, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is one of nature's miracle foods. ACV has so many beneficial properties and applications dating back thousands of years. Below you will find some of the key applications.

Apples are rich in potassium and enzymes-Potassium deficiency, which is extremely common, can [...]

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Healing Your Body with Gerson Therapy
When you have been diagnosed with a life-threatening ailment, choosing the best strategy can be a bewildering task. No treatment works for every person every time. Most conventional therapies, and even many alternative therapies, treat only the individual symptoms while ignoring what is ultimately causing the disease. The Gerson therapy is effective with so many different ailments because it [...]

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Healthy Nutrition for an Active Lifestyle.
Increased Activity, sweating, and tissue wear and tear requires special support. Our bodies nutrient needs change when we begin to exercise regularly. If we do not support ourselves with a healthy diet and appropriate supplement we leave ourselves vulnerable to injury and illness.

OverAll Healthy Choices

If being active is part of your daily routine it is important to [...]

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How to Manage Your Arthritis

Give your body the tools it needs and the opportunity to heal itself and live pain free.

Everything about today's lifestyle promotes inflammation: the foods we eat, the jobs we work, the stressors we are exposed to, and pathogens that are immune system can not control. If we can learn to make better choices towards our diet and lifestyle not only can we live pain [...]

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Whats in your Make Up - Top 10 chemicals
Top 10 Cosmetic Toxins

1. Mercury - Known human carcinogen.

2. Lead Acetate - Known human carcinogen.

3. Formaldehyde - Known human carcinogen

4. Toluene - Reproductive/developmental toxin

5. Petroleum Distillates - Possible human carcinogen

6. Ethylacrylate - Possible human carcinogen

7. Coal Tar - Known human carcinogen

8. [...]

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Allergies: Disease in Disguise
We have been trained to recognize the following symptoms as those of allergies, runny nose, snizzing, sinus problems, skin rashes, asthma, haw fever, however; did you know that allergies can also take the form of arthritis, gall bladder disease, Crohn's disease, depression, and more then 100 other conditions.

The slow progress of most allergies is not well understood. Over the course [...]

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Dangers of Statin Drugs
This article was taken from the Westin A. Price Foundations website, below you will find the link to the full article. This is one of my favourite websites to source out information on any health topics. If you get a chance explore the website please do as it will open your eyes to many truths that have been missed in our media influenced perspectives on health.

Dangers of [...]

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Alzheimer's Disease: There is Hope
Alzheimers Disease

I have had many questions from friends, family, and many customers experiencing symptoms related to Alzheimers as well as those who have been formerly diagnosed. Unfortunately our medical system often doesn't take the time to explain what, how? Etc. diseases are and then what may be done naturally that could slow the progression of the disease.

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Vitamin C
(OMNS October 12, 2010) In massive doses, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) stops a cold within hours, stops influenza in a day or two, and stops viral pneumonia (pain, fever, cough) in two or three days. (1) It is a highly effective antihistamine, antiviral and antitoxin. It reduces inflammation and lowers fever. Administered intravenously, ascorbate kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. [...]

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Vitamin D more effective than vaccines at preventing flu infections
A vitamin D supplement is more effective at reducing the risk of flu infection than vaccines or antiviral drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Live Blood Analysis
Coming up on January 22nd Patricia Lapenea will be at the store doing Live Blood Analysis. A powerful assessment tool, Live Blood Analysis allows you to see with your own eyes your live blood cells under microscope, offering you an glimpse of your health. Some detectable conditions include poor digestion, plaque build up, weak immune system, inflammation, and the list goes on. 30 minutes [...]

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The Vaccine Debate: inform yourself
The Vaccine Debate for Flu Season

I want to present to you as much of the facts around vaccines as possible. This is a hot debate every year, should I get the flu shot, should I wait and see, or should I avoid it all together? All of the information below has been gathered from government websites and pier reviewed published scientific journals.To Start, a few facts:

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Fish Oils: Healthy Heart, Brain & Reduced Inflammation
Fish Oil's have become very popular over the last few years and for good reason. A tremendous amount of research has been done that shows the health benefits of Omega-3 fats found in fish oils. Including at least 3 servings of sustainable sourced wild fish in your diet every week and/or supplementing with fish oil can offer a full spectrum of these health benefits including improving heart [...]

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We Believe
At Health, we believe that well-being and vitality are multidimensional states of being available to every individual through education, awareness, and action. We believe that empowerment is the key to health, and that through engaging the individual in their own healing process a healing practitioner contributes not only to the lasting well-being of that client, but to the capacity of their [...]

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Conquer inflammation with Serrapeptase
Inflammation is Part of Your Bodys Natural Healing Process Inflammation is the number one reason an individual consults any health care practitioner. Arthritis, gastritis, colitis, dermatitis, nephritis, neuritis and cystitis are just some of the common inflammatory conditions that bring people to their doctors every day. If the doctors diagnosis ends in the four letters, itis, by definition, [...]

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