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The Gut Healing Power of Super L-Lysine

It seems like everyone these days is struggling with GI issues. Gut health has become a major topic of focus in both the conventional and alternative medicine realms, and more practitioners are searching for the tools and therapies that can alleviate gut symptoms. Things like nausea, gas, bloating, cramping, and indigestion are only just the… READ MORE

Heart Health Month: How To Keep Your Heart Healthy

February is Heart Health Month, an important time to reflect on heart disease- the #1 killer of Americans for the last several decades. 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States is caused by heart or cardiovascular disease. Most of us know at least one person who has high cholesterol, high blood pressure,… READ MORE

The Brain-Boosting Power Of Our Brain and Neural

Brain health has been a huge topic in the wellness industry over the past few years, and it’s no wonder why. More people than ever are suffering from symptoms like headaches, brain fog, and memory issues, and this is only expected to worsen in the coming decades. With the onslaught of industrialized foods, environmental toxins, EMFs, and overstimulation in general, our brains are under more strain than they ever have been. If you’ve been struggling to stay sharp, it might be time to try some of the best brain-boosting herbs!

Spotlight on Black Walnut

Prized for both it’s beautiful wood and its medicinal properties, the black walnut tree grows extensively across the Eastern and Southern U.S. and parts of Europe. The nuts have a rich flavor too, and are great for baking. And while you can craft a gorgeous table out of black walnut, if you’re interested in healing… READ MORE

How Your Gut Health Affects Your Mood

Ever wonder why we call them “gut feelings?” Or why we say things like “go with your gut” or “butterflies in your stomach?” The connection between our gut and our mind is one of the most powerful in the human body, but it’s only recently getting the attention that it deserves. GI dysfunction is at… READ MORE

The Super Seaweed: 7 Amazing Health Benefits of Kelp

For many people, the thought of eating seaweed is less than appealing. Sometimes it’s salty or bitter, or hard to chew, and it sometimes lends an overpowering flavor to dishes. Unless you grew up in a culture or a family where sea vegetables were a regular occurrence, it can take some getting used to. The… READ MORE

6 Medicinal Mushrooms You Should Know + 3 Awesome Recipes

It seems like everyone these days is on ‘shrooms, but not like they were in the 70’s! Medicinal mushrooms like reishi and chaga have made a resurgence in the last decade or so, and more and more people are discovering the benefits of using mushrooms on a daily basis. With wide-reaching effects on immunity, digestion,… READ MORE

Why Probiotics Are Important + 3 Probiotic Recipes

Even if you’re eating a clean, plant-based diet, you can still reap health benefits from taking a probiotic. There are hundreds of probiotic supplements out there today, but many are not effective- either because the CFU (colony-forming units) count is too low, or they’re not encapsulated properly in order to survive the acidic stomach environment…. READ MORE

5 Benefits of Turmeric + 3 Awesome Turmeric Recipes

Its bright golden hue makes it stand out on any spice rack, giving color to traditional dishes like curries and dal. But turmeric is far more than just a culinary powerhouse from the East. This spice has gained serious traction over the last decade as a health supplement and beauty secret. You’ve probably heard about… READ MORE

Your Holistic Skin Care Toolkit

It’s been estimated that the average woman uses over a dozen different beauty products each day, containing well over 100 different chemicals. And many men are catching up quickly! From facial scrubs to moisturizers, most conventional products are packed full of synthetic ingredients, and words we can’t pronounce. While the claims of today’s modern skincare… READ MORE