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The Best Way to Take Your Herbs: Powders, Teas, Tinctures and More

When it comes to herbal medicine, there is no shortage of choices. You can take your herbs as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, tinctures, syrups and even fresh or dried in your food. Some forms are better than others when it comes to bioavailability, dosing, ease of use and cost. So it’s important to know why…

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Brahmi: Benefits for the brain and more

Brahmi, otherwise known as Bacopa monnieri, has a long history in Ayurvedic medicine – especially for its ability to improve memory and intellect (known as medhya). Traditionally it has been used to heal the nervous system; improve digestion; improve learning, memory and concentration; and to help with anxiety, skin disorders, respiratory issues (such as chronic…

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Shatavari and Its Many Benefits for Women

When it comes to women’s health, the balance of hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) is essential. When hormones are out of balance, they affect mood, energy, libido, the brain and more. In Ayurvedic medicine, shatavari has traditionally been used as a rejuvenating tonic to help women find health and balance through the various stages of…

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Ashwagandha root and powder

Ashwagandha: An Essential Guide to this Adaptogenic Herb

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to treat people of all ages. Ashwagandha is considered a Rasayana, which means that it restores health, lengthens lifespan and rejuvenates the body. The steroidal lactones (withanolides) obtained from the roots of this plant have been implicated in a wide range of therapeutic activities,…

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Vitamin C: How much do we need for a strong immune system?

You probably already know that C is an important vitamin that we should be getting every day in our diets. You also know that when you feel a cold or flu coming on, quickly boosting your vitamin C levels helps your body to respond better. But is diet enough? And if not, what else should…

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The Skin, the Microbiome and CBD

We all want our skin to look beautiful, radiant and healthy – and many of us spend a lot of time and money to make that happen! But how much do we know about what goes on inside our skin, what it does for us and what makes it healthy?

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The Role of the Environment on Our Epigenetics and Health

In this interview Kate Forbes and I speak about epigenetics and how the environment can affect our epigenetics and ultimately our health. Kate is a naturopathic lifestyle coach and part of the work she does with her clients is to explore how environmental factors may be impacting on the body’s ability to restore itself back…

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Moringa: How And Why To Include This Superfood Into Your Diet

Our guest is Karin Russell is a herbalist and natural health consultant. Can you tell me a little about the moringa tree and what makes it so special? Moringa has a great nutrient profile. It’s high in protein, with 18 amino acids (including the 9 essential amino acids). It also has 95 nutrients and 46…

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