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Balance Your Immune System and Calm Your Nerves with Ashwagandha

One of the things I find fascinating about herbs, as opposed to drugs, is their ability to return the body to a normal healthy state. Most drugs merely push the body in one direction or another and the effect only lasts while the medicine is being taken.

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How Coq10 Protects Your Kidneys

Fifteen percent of U.S. adults or 30 million people in our country are living with chronic kidney disease mostly due to high blood pressure and diabetes.

In fact, it’s estimated that 73 percent of cases are from these two causes alone.

If you’re one of them,

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Milk thistle fights OCD, hepatitis C, cancer, rosacea, inflammation, and more

Milk thistle, or Silybum marianum, is a purple flowering prickly herb you often see growing along highways, in open pastures, crop fields, and undisturbed roadsides. In some states, such as California and Washington, milk thistle has been deemed a noxious weed.

The use of milk thistle as a herbal medicine has a history dating back over 2,000 years.

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Capsaicin and lung cancer: Can a natural compound from chili peppers prevent metastasis?


Chili peppers are often used to give dishes a spicy kick – but they are more than that. Researchers from the Marshall University in West Virginia discovered that the natural compound that gives chili peppers their “heat” called capsaicin could be used against lung cancer.

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11 Ashwagandha Benefits for the Brain, Thyroid and Muscles

Ashwagandha (aka Somnifera dunal) is an adaptogenic herb that’s popular in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used for more than 2,500 years. It’s actually the most commonly used and extensively researched adaptogen herb.

Ashwagandha is valued for its thyroid-modulating, neuroprotective,

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How to Stay Focused: Natural Supplements for Focus and Energy

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In today’s fast-paced, screen-based society, it seems more common than ever for us to feel a lack of focus in life. Adults and children alike seem to suffer from an inability to stay on task. We can’t focus at work. We can’t focus on homework. Our eyes and attention flit from one source of stimulation to the next and we struggle to concentrate on the tasks at hand.

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13 Ways to Detoxify your Body

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We share the world with billions of other people and with a multitude of industrialized nations. When you add up all of the manufacturing plants, exhaust pipes and smaller sources of toxins—like cleaning products, cosmetics, prescription drugs, plastic packaging and more—the concept of detoxifying your body has immense merit. 

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9 Antibiotic alternatives you need to have on hand

The issue of antibiotic resistance should worry every single human being on this planet.  So if you believe finding effective antibiotic alternatives is only for those who live a 100% natural lifestyle (running marathons, growing their own food, and eating vegan) you’d be dangerously wrong…

Every person of every age living anywhere in the world must actively decrease their exposure to existing antibiotics drugs (using them only in cases of serious need).

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10 Migraine Triggers Plus 10 Herbs That May Help

Migraine is a chronic neurological disease characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms.

According to research done by the Migraine Research Foundation, over 39 million men, women, and children in the US experience migraines — and that number totals to over 1 billion people worldwide who suffer from migraines.

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Lobelia (Lobelia inflata)

Many of the basic ideas I use to teach people about herbal medicine came from studying the work of Samuel Thomson.  Thomson’s number one herb was lobelia and it’s one of about ten herbs that I always try to keep on hand.

Lobelia has many common names,

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Oregano oil inhibits cancer growth, removes warts and more

Oregano is a kitchen staple. It brings a savory warmth to your favorite tomato sauce, and is used in many prized dishes; it’s even used to dress up olive oil. What you may not know, however, is that oregano also has some pretty impressive healing properties.

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Amazing Health Benefits Of Dandelion Root

Dandelion is a perennial “weed” that thrives at almost anywhere, be it roadsides, wastelands or lawns. Its yellow flower heads and “blowballs”, covered with silver tufts that can drift into the wind, are known by every chil . But don’t let its “weed” status fool you.

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