Changing Of The Seasons, Herbal Tune-Up

Celebrating Gaia's Herbal Gifts

In Chinese medicine, autumn is the season of the element Metal (or air). Grief is the emotion of the Metal element-missing, separation, and “letting go.” metal How many of you feel a bit of grief as summer turns to fall and the leaves start falling from the trees?  Healthy letting go is important as we make this transition.  If the energy of Metal is blocked or imbalanced within us, our expression of grief can become imbalanced and inappropriate. Furthermore our emotions are tied to our emotional health.

Metal is associated with the “lungs” and as many of you have experienced it is also the time of the year that we often find ourselves catching a cold.  In TCM, the transition from Summer to Fall is a time when our ability to fight off pathogens is most unstable.  Now is the time to prepare for winter by  “tuning-up”  or strengthening your immune…

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Vitamins for vision

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Did you know that adding powerful antioxidants to your diet could improve your eye health?

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It is true, adding certain nutrients to your diet every day, either through foods or supplements, can help save your vision. Researchers have linked nutrients such as lutein/zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc to reducing the risk of certain eye diseases, including macular degeneration and cataract formation.

Here are some facts about these vision-saving nutrients:

  • Lutein and zeaxanthin reduce the risk of age-related vision problems, including age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. These important nutrients are found in green leafy vegetables, such as kale, spinach and turnip greens, as well as other foods, such as eggs.
  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables. You can find it in fruits like oranges, kiwi, and strawberries, as well as vegetables like broccoli, mustard greens, and peppers. Scientific evidence…

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HOMEOPATHY-Monday – Protect and Heal Your Thyroid With Natural Compounds

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HomeopathyMondays02_1000x28801 thyroid healthOne of the fastest rising health conditions in the US is hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms experienced are lethargy, depression and weight gain.

Some of the newest reports are estimating that 15-30% of the population may have thyroid problems. Heal your thyroid with natural compounds that support the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenals and thyroid.

80% of hypothyroid conditions in the US are thought to be auto-immune conditions. Few doctors test for thyroid antibodies and so most do not ever get the proper diagnosis. In the medical system, an autoimmune condition and a sluggish thyroid are treated the same, with synthetic T4.

Because the treatment is the same, most doctors do not concern themselves with testing for thyroid antibodies. From a natural health perspective it is especially important to understand if it is a sluggish thyroid, a sluggish liver or pituitary gland, elevated sex hormones or if it is an autoimmune condition…

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Homeopathy v. Naturopathy

Adopting the Holistic Lifestyle

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Confused about the difference between Homeopathy and Naturopathy? Click on the image above for some clarity. You will find informational videos and links to articles highlighting the relationship between the two natural practices, real life stories regarding the benefits of Homeopathy and Naturopathy, and also natural/herbal alternatives to prescription medications to battle pain and the flu!

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Amazing Benefits of Bio Lonreco Royal Jelly


Bio Lonreco Royal Jelly, is manufactured in Canada in a Health Canada approved facility. Canada has some of the strictest manufacturing standards in the world when it comes to supplements.

Synthesised from the combination of pollen and honey within the bodies of a special group of young nurse bees, royal jelly is a thick, milky substance that is the only determining factor in the development of a queen bee from an other wise ordinary larva. It contains several nutrients such as proteins, minerals and vitamins. Of all the superfoods, royal jelly is definitely one of the most intriguing, both nutritionally and effectively!

Here is a small list of the amazing benefits of consuming royal jelly:

– Lower cholesterol
– Anti-oxidants
– Health and energy tonic
– Colds and flu
– Helps to keep skin smooth, toned and elastic
– Protects the liver
– Reduces arthritic pain
– Boost metabolism
– Boost memory
– Boost testosterone
– Eye health
– Anti-bacterial
– Depression and anxiety
– Anti-aging

Bio Lonreco Royal Jelly each ampoule contains: Royal jelly (apis mellifera – secretion) – 1000 mg, Honey – 4500 mg and is Alcohol free.

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Managing Stress – Herbal Medicine

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I am developing a personal relationship with many of the plants I am studying. Following a conversation about Managing Stress, I wanted to introduce you to a plant that has helped me a great deal.

Verbena hastata – goes by many common names, but is most frequently known as Blue Vervain. Vervain is a member of the mint family, and is considered a common weed throughout the northern hemisphere. Vervain is a tall plant with beautiful blue flowers. I am growing some in pots until we can move to our permanent home, unfortunately we don’t have much sun here under our tree canopy, and so I have not enjoyed any flowers this summer.


I was introduced to Blue Vervain by my teacher Kathleen Maier. During class one Saturday, I developed one of my chronic headaches. These headaches result from stress in my upper back, radiate up my…

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Absorb Omega-3 Pure by BioAbsorb Nutraceuticals – Ultra Pure Pharmaceutical Grade Omega-3

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Absorb Omega-3 Pure fish oils conform to world-wide hygiene, quality and purity standards, including those established by the European Commission(EC), Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA), Health Canada, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED).

BioAbsorb Nutraceuticals achieves its commitment to quality by producing, testing, warehousing, and transporting according to cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices).

In order to produce premium quality, pure fish oil, excellent starting material along with state-of-the-art technology and engineering systems are required. Prior to purchase, Absorb Omega-3 Pure fish oil starting material undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it meets the company’s strict quality standards. Then, the fish oil undergoes a series of processes, including molecular distillation, designed to result in ultra-pure, high quality fish oil, while taking great care to minimize the potential for oxidative damage.

Fresh fish oil is characterized by minimal levels of oxidation. The key indicators of the oxidation level are Peroxide Value (PV) and p-Anisidine Value (p-AV). Bio Omega-3 Pure fish oil is well below European Pharmacopeia (EP) and GOED Voluntary Monograph limits for PV and p-AV to ensure the best possible freshness.

BioAbsorb Nutraceuticals takes great care to source its fish oil from wild-caught, sustainable fisheries that are strictly regulated by government agencies.

The Health Benefits You Can Expect

More than 14,000 Scientific Publications Support the Numerous Health Benefits of Omega-3 EPA/DHA from Fish Oil.

General Health and Wellness for the Whole Family:
• A factor in the maintenance of good health
• DHA is a cellular building block
• Together, EPA and DHA provide health benefits at every life stage

Omega-3 EPA/DHA for a Healthy Heart

EPA and DHA combined may help:
• Support healthy circulation
• Maintain normal, healthy triglyceride levels
• Maintain healthy cardiovascular function

Health and Wellness for the Brain
Omega-3 from fish oil containing EPA and DHA may contribute to:
• Normal development and maintenance of the brain, eyes, and nervous system in young children
• Normal cognitive development in children

Every day the vast research on Omega-3 EPA/DHA grows as scientific researchers throughout the world examine new potential benefi ts associated with fish oil consumption. While claims are not currently approved or usable for many of these emerging areas, including: sports nutrition; weight management; and beauty from within, the exciting future of Omega-3 EPA/DHA is very promising.

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