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MSM & NEM (Natural Eggshell Membrane)

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Liz Mueller

Now that we are well into spring, we are naturally more active—you could say that our bodies are waking up from the respite that was winter. But for many people living with acute or chronic joint pain, it can be...



Posted 01/01/70
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Heather Pratt, MNT, BCHN

Its Spanish name, uña de gato, may be used to refer to some 20 different plants that have similar sharp curving thorns, but Uncaria tomentosa and Uncaria guianensis are the varieties most recognized for their medicinal properties. While there are some similarities between these two species, here in the United States, Uncaria tomentosa is the variety of cat’s claw that is used medicinally most often, has been researched the most and is the focus of this document. In general cat’s claw has traditionally been used for inflammatory conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, tumors and as a contraceptive. In Peru it was believed...

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Posted 01/01/70
Author

Heather Pratt, MNT, BCHN

I’m running late, the kids missed their carpool, traffic is terrible, I still have to pay the electric bill, now I’m going to be late to work and I haven’t even opened the paper yet today! Sound familiar? You’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association’s 2012 Stress in America™ survey, the average American reports higher levels of stress than what they believe is healthy, and two thirds say their stress level has increased over the past year. It seems that perpetual stress has become a way of life here in the States and it is taking its toll...

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Posted 01/01/70

Feverfew, or Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Schultz-Bip, belongs to the Asteraceae family of herbs, which also includes daisies and other valuable medicinal herbs such as chamomile, yarrow and echinacea. Feverfew’s delicate white flowers with bright yellow centers look like their relatives’, too. Feverfew is believed to be native to what is today Greece and, according to legend, its Latin name, parthenium, was given because the plant was used to save the life of someone who had fallen from the Parthenon temple in Athens. The common name feverfew is derived from the Latin word febrifugia which means “fever reducer”, and describes how...

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Posted 01/01/70
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Jen Allbritton, CN

Stress is the body’s mental, emotional, and physiological response to any situation that is new, threatening, frightening, or exciting. Stress should not be avoided entirely. A certain amount of stress is necessary for optimum health, performance, and well-being. However, your mind and body work most efficiently and effectively when you are relaxed. Performance and enjoyment decline when you feel “stressed out.” Stress can be controlled with simple relaxation techniques. For the best results, set aside some time every day for relaxation using one or more of the following:   Exercise Regular aerobic exercise is one of the best methods for...

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