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Jazz Up Your Smoothie

May 22, 2015 12:27:05 PM PDT

Looking for ways to get your smoothie jazzed up? Consider adding these superfoods to your smoothie for a nutrient-packed drink.

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Treat Cold & Flu Naturally

December 18, 2014 4:13:55 PM PST

Are you prepared for the cold and flu season knocking on the door?

There are several things every household should have in the cabinet in case you or one of your family members gets sick this season.

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Himalayan Pink Salt

January 10, 2014 1:23:53 PM PST

Choosing to use Himalayan Pink Salt as an alternative to common table salt can have a big impact on your total health and well-being.

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Hemp Seeds

January 10, 2014 1:23:15 PM PST

Hemp seed is often considered one of the most nutritionally complete food sources in the world. High in Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, hemp is also an excellent source of protein. It contains all of the essential amino acids needed to maintain health. Hemp provides a complete source of protein in a form that is easily digested and absorbed by the body. Hemp is also a good source of calcium and iron. 

Hemp seeds can be used in just about every kind of food to add nutrition. To benefit from this delicious superfood, try incorporating them into soups, cereals, yogurts and salads. Their soft texture makes them ideal for mixing into smoothies.

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Camu Camu

January 10, 2014 1:22:40 PM PST

Camu camu- the world’s most potent botanical source of Vitamin C

This exotic superfruit is packed with a multitude of phytonutrients, including vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids, amino acids, protein, fiber, and more. 

Camu camu offers a wealth of health benefits:
*Immunity boosting 
*Disease prevention (due to high concentration of vitamin C)
*Anti-inflammatory properties
*Diabetes prevention
*Rich in flavonoids
*Weight loss properties

Being a superfood, camu camu helps improve health and resist disease. The disease prevention benefits and high density nutrition of camu camu makes it a supplement worth adding to your diet.

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January 10, 2014 1:22:02 PM PST

Maca is a nutritionally dense super-food that contains high amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and all of the essential amino acids. Being rich in B-vitamins, Maca could be exactly what you need for an energy boost! Maca root has been shown to be beneficial for all sorts of hormonal problems including PMS, menopause, and hot flashes. It is a fertility enhancer in both men and women. Maca is best known for improving libido and increasing endurance. Being packed with vitamins along with the natural vitamin C and zinc, Maca is believed to help aid in overall immunity enhancement.

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Hair Loss

January 10, 2014 1:21:10 PM PST

Do you find yourself asking the question – “where did all of this hair come from?”

Insufficient caloric intake or a deficiency in some of the nutritional components listed below can lead to hair loss:

*Iron – Numerous studies show that low iron levels in blood have been linked to increased rates of hair loss. Iron is an essential nutrient in restoring hair growth and preventing shedding. 

*Vitamin D – Studies have shown that low Vitamin D levels are associated with female hair loss. 

*Minerals – Copper, magnesium, selenium and zinc are just a few of the minerals that help to maintain hair health and aid in the ability of our hair to function properly.

*Biotin – As an essential B vitamin (B7), biotin acts as a co-factor in the body for a variety of metabolic reactions including the formation of various proteins and amino acids. These proteins and amino acids play a crucial role in hair health.

*Protein – Although not a common deficiency in North America, inadequate protein intake can contribute to hair loss.

*Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Along with adequate protein intake, omega 3’s can help to prevent hair loss.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for hair health. Ensure that you are getting adequate amounts of essential nutrients through a healthy diet and take appropriate supplementation as needed. Reduce stress and use ‘natural’ skin and hair care products for you and your family.

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Are you a fan of fermented foods?

January 10, 2014 1:20:22 PM PST

Fermentation helps preserve nutrients in food and create beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics. Eating fermented foods and drinking fermented drinks like Kefir and Kombucha will introduce beneficial bacteria into your gut and help the balance of bacteria in your digestive system. Having the proper balance of gut bacteria and enough digestive enzymes helps you absorb more of the nutrients in the foods you eat. Some common fermented foods to incorporate into your diet to help your gut are:

*Plain Yogurt

If you already eat fermented foods, please share your favourites!

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Nature's Natural Sweetner

January 10, 2014 1:15:04 PM PST

Honey is nature’s natural sweetener. 

Whether used as a cough suppressant, antibacterial treatment, or as a sweet spread on toast, honey has been proven to hold many benefits to the human body. The nutrients in honey make it a healing tool for wounds and burns, as well as a cosmetic resource to keep skin healthy and looking beautiful. Besides the skin, honey also serves as a treatment for gum disease, as a sleep aid, and as a natural solution to relax and calm the mind.

By understanding all of the healing powers that honey has to offer, you can be sure to fully utilize every bit of the sweet nectar within your next jar of honey!

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Don’t you love blueberries?

January 10, 2014 1:09:56 PM PST

Blueberries are undeniably one of nature’s ultimate superfoods. Loaded with antioxidants, they may help prevent heart disease, cancer and other health conditions by removing harmful free radicals from the body. While reducing oxidative stress, blueberries also improve the look of skin and hair. Full of vitamin C, E, K and manganese, these power-packed berries are often said to be a fountain of youth, slowing down age-related problems such as the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, diminishing eyesight and development of wrinkles while improving coordination and balance.

Enjoy them while they’re in season!

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