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Pumpkin Spice Herbs

Fall is just around the corner, but September first marks the beginning of pumpkin spice season for most Americans. There are the usual suspects of lattes, candles, and lotions - but these days, the list continues to expand, including things like M&Ms, chips, even pumpkin spice flavored sausage! Starbucks' signature latte was first introduced in 2003. It very quickly became their most popular seasonal beverage, and exploded into the modern craze that exists today, but pumpkin spice has been around for a lot longer than the last fifteen years.I'm sure it's not shocking to learn that while pumpkin spice may taste like a delicious homemade pumpkin pie, most products on the market have no pumpkin in them. Instead, they contain the spices that are traditionally associated...

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Herbal Education: Slippery Elm

Slippery elm, also known as red elm, is a medium-sized tree native to North America. Slippery elm is a mucilaceous herb that has been used as a remedy in North America for centuries.  Slippery Elm contains a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. This mucilage causes reflux stimulation of nerve endings in the gastrointestinal tract, increasing mucous production which coats and soothes the mucous membranes and digestive tract. In addition to mucilage, slippery elm is also quite high in antioxidants, making it a great remedy for relieving inflammatory bowel conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis and chronic diarrhea. Our Vegi Plus formula was created using slippery elm as a base for a...

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Improving your digestion

Your lifestyle and your choice of foods can affect the way your body digests what you eat. Your digestive health is directly impacted by the foods you eat and the lifestyle you live. By taking steps to improve your digestive health, you'll help your digestive system to function more efficiently, improving your overall health and sense of well-being.   Get More Fruits, Veggies and Grains One of the first things to do when trying to take care of digestive problems is to take a look at your diet.  Are you getting plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet? Do you eat whole grains? If not, try to work more of these into your daily eating habits. In addition to vitamins, minerals...

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Product Spotlight: FLU BUSTER

This year's flu season is all over the news, with more people visiting the hospital with the flu or flu-like symptoms than in nearly a decade. You can try to keep your immune system in great shape by eating right, staying active, and taking your vitamins every day. But if you do end up with a cold or the flu, our FLU BUSTER formula was created to help!  Let's dive in and get to know this formula and why it works so well to fight cold and flu symptoms! YARROW The first ingredient in this formula is a plant native to the northern hemisphere that grows freely just about anywhere- some might even call it a weed. Yarrow is a powerful fever reducer that works by relaxing...

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Health resolutions you can KEEP!

The new year is here, which means most of us are making a list of resolutions. Unfortunately, studies show that most New Year's resolutions only last about three weeks before we settle back into our old habits. There are many reasons people don't stick to their resolutions, from setting too many of them to getting discouraged by small failures. When it comes to health goals in particular, setting overly ambitious and restrictive goals is one major cause of failure. Don't worry, it's not all bad news! Small, incremental lifestyle changes can be the difference between success and failure. Committing to moderate, realistic goals and making small changes every day will set you on the path to better health! Here are some great, attainable goals you...

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