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The Power of Elderberry For Your Immune System

Since the days of cavemen and prehistoric times, the human race and the human body has relied on a variety of flowers, plants, and fruits spread throughout the world. Whether it’s been for cooking, digestion, pain, poison, healing, or something else entirely, the human usage of plants for nutritional and health purposes has been a…

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“Other Ingredients” listed on the label – What are they?

You may have noticed “Other Ingredients” listed on the label under the Supplemental Fact panel of some supplements. What are they, and why are they in my supplement?   First, I think it is important to understand a little bit about the manufacturing process to help you understand why other ingredients may be used.  …

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Fish Oils and Omega-3s

For those of you of a certain age (are you looking at me?) you may remember that spoonful of awful tasting cod liver oil your mother used to force down you.  I always thought it was a punishment for something I did (or was likely to do).   Turns out, mom was right (who’d thought?)….

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Stress And How To Deal With It

Stress. We all experience stress on a daily basis.  Stress can come in many forms: big test tomorrow that you didn’t study for; a big meeting at work that you’re late for and stuck in traffic; the kids need food and clothes with no money in the bank and no job; the list goes on….

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COVID-19 Update – 3/30/2020

From the recent FDA Q&A posting (3/27/2020) – March 27, 2020 Should I take additional measures during the COVID-19 pandemic to mitigate the risk of SARS-CoV-2 coming into my home on food and food packaging? Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19.  It may be possible…

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COVID-19 and Potassium Levels

There was an interesting correlation observed by doctors in China between serum (blood) potassium levels and the Coronavirus in patients with moderate to severe symptoms. In a not yet peer reviewed study, Chinese doctors observed in a small group of Coronavirus patients (175) that 39% had low serum potassium levels, and 22% had severely low…

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Can Coronavirus Be Spread By Food?

According to experts with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) there is no evidence that coronavirus is transmitted via food.   EFSA’s chief scientist, Marta Hugas, said: “Experiences from previous outbreaks of related coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), show that transmission through food consumption…

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Easy Tips for Avoiding Illnesses

Immune system health is on everyone’s mind right now with COVID-19, or Coronavirus, making its way around the world.  But the truth of the matter is that immune health should always be on our minds. Here are some simple tips to employ daily that will help reduce your exposure to the various bugs that go…

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The Digestive System: Part IV – Nutritional Support

In the first three parts we have learned about the digestive system and its importance to our overall health.  We have also seen some key lifestyle changes that will produce significant benefits in achieving and maintain digestive health.  In this final part of our series we’ll discover some nutritional support that can be beneficial for…

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Don’t Overlook the Humble Elderberry

Immune system support, especially during the cold and flu season, is on all of our minds.    Who wants a cold?  Did you know that a small, dark purple berry, native to Europe and North America, is renowned for its multitude of health benefits, most notably in supporting the immune system?   Black Elderberry, also…

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