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Thanksgiving Herbs

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, marking the beginning of the holiday season and bringing with it the the warmth of family and friends- and FOOD! Eating the seasonally ripe foods of Thanksgiving prepred with traditional culinary herbs can create a great foundation for a healthy winter season. Traditionally, herbs and spices were not only used to enhance the flavor of foods, but to also boost health during the cool winter months. Grandma's chicken soup really is the cure for what ails you, because the herbs used to season it pack a powerful immune-boosting punch!  Let's explore the medicinal properties of these common Thanksgiving culinary herbs! Rosemary Rosemary is such a versatile herb, used to season beef, poultry or pork....

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Herbal Education: Onion Poultice

We are excited to launch the first in a series of holistic remedy educational videos; Onion Poultice! Onion poultices are very effective to treat croup and chest colds in babies and small children. It is also very effective for treating a spasmotic cough and pneumonia in adults. Onions have anti-bacterial properties, and the sulfur in onions are very effective at cutting through and drying up mucous, relieving bronchial tightness and boosting the immune system.  I have used Onion Poultices for my children and grandchildren for decades, and have found no need to have cough syrup in my cabinet because onions are so effective. from my home to yours, sending healthy winter wishes!  - Vickie

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Herbal Education: Ginger

What kind of herbal allies do you have in your herbal medicine chest? Many families have traditional herbal remedies passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes it is lemon and honey for a sore throat or horehound cough drops. If you have ever wanted to put together an herbal medicine chest, start with ginger. It is an herb that is GRAS (generally regarded as safe). Ginger is a warming herb that is used in gingerbread and ginger ale. It is frequently used in cooking Indian and Chinese food. It has several medicinal purposes, and is one of the few herbs that has been studied and approved by the FDA. Ginger is the winter herb for our home. It increases circulation...

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Welcome Fall!

On this first day of Autumn, there is a noticeable crisp in the air here in Southern Utah. The leaves are changing, the mums are blooming, and our flip-flops have been packed away for next summer.  Fall brings with it many different health challenges- lack of Vitamin D and increased sugar intake weakens the immune system, making your body more susceptible to disease, and those who are sensitive to weather changes may notice joint pain or discomfort. To remedy these issues, make sure you're supplementing with Vitamin D and taking a joint support supplement such as Turmeric & Bromelain or Muscle & Joint. To celebrate the first day of fall, make yourself a pumpkin pie smoothie! If you remember from our previous blog...

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Bright and Shiny!

Some of you may remember a few years ago when our Bio Defense got a pretty new label. We just couldn't wait to get that lovely, shiny, waterproof label on all of our products. But, as life goes... sometimes things don't exactly work out in our preferred timing. So, we stuck a pin in our dream and this week, after many months of learning (sometimes the hard way) all about labels, printers, ink rolls and software.... We have new labels!   Our new labels now have FDA-compliant supplements facts, are waterproof, and we think they look LOVELY! Ever since we started printing labels, I've had the "Bright and Shiny" song from the 90's film "Bubble Boy" stuck in my head. I...

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