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What’s buzzy in the world of natural health   You Put What Where? A group called the Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program has proposed a Best Practices Standard Operating Procedure for the Disposal/Destruction of Irreparably Defective Articles. Confused? In a nutshell, all this tongue-twisting verbiage means is that these folks are trying to enhance the quality of dietary supplement ingredients. It’s …

The Secret to Summer Injury Care

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Natural ways to ease the ouch Summer is a great time to explore the great outdoors. But it’s also the season when you’re more prone to accidents and injury. Check out these all-natural remedies to help you have the best summer ever! Here’s what we think summer will be like… Idyllic hikes in the mountains, canoeing down frothy rivers, or …

Cooking Oil Confidential

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The best and worst oils for good health Back in the 1960s and 70s, choosing a cooking oil typically meant grabbing one of a handful of “vegetable oils” off the grocery store shelf. While no one was really sure what vegetables the oil was made from, when you needed to brown some chicken or sauté pasta primavera-worthy veggies, it definitely …

Magnificent Magnesium

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It’s tough to overestimate just how much we need magnesium. In fact, this important mineral plays a key role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. But there’s a good chance you’re not getting enough magnesium from your diet alone—and that makes supplementation essential. Fast Facts Up to 80 percent of the population may be magnesium deficient. This critical …

Smart Omega-3s For Your Dog

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Fishing for a way to provide your dog with safe support for a healthy brain, heart, and eyes? Your first thought is likely focused on omega-3s. Like humans, omega-3 fatty acids are not made by a dog’s body. Instead, they must be obtained from diet or supplements. But, while a fish oil supplement may seem like an automatic solution, there’s …

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

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Brush, floss, rinse: Three simple steps that are supposed to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. Yet, reality paints a far different picture. According to the National Institutes of Health, most adults show signs of both tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. It’s so serious that two-thirds of middle-aged Americans have lost at least one tooth to …

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Four Simple Mood Boosters for the New Year

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A new year is upon us! For some, January is a time of relaxation and renewal, providing a much-needed respite from the busy holiday schedule of the past few months. But for others, the crashing halt of “the most wonderful time of the year” can initiate a downward mental spiral that may result in stress, anxiety, and depression. When chronic …

The Battle For Your Pet’s Diet

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The food revolution from the last few decades didn’t just happen for humans. It also happened for our pets. We’ve moved from pet food that was cheap and convenient to intentionally searching out the way food meets the nutritional needs of animals. Just as we now take a closer look at what we are feeding ourselves, the foods we feed …

Your Thyroid Behaving Badly

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How this tiny gland can cause big trouble If you feel chronically tired, can’t seem to lose weight, or have difficulty tolerating cold temperatures, your thyroid could be to blame. Then again, if you suddenly find yourself feeling wired and anxious, experience unexplainable weight loss, or feel hot when others around you don’t—well, that could be a thyroid issue too. …

Seize the Day!

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Don’t let a seizure disorder keep you from living your best life Aristotle, Joan of Arc, Sir Isaac Newton, Teddy Roosevelt, Prince. What do these famous names have in common? They each suffered from epilepsy, the most common type of seizure disorder. While anyone can have an unexplained seizure once during their lifetime, two or more typically results in a …