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An Insider's Look at Lutein - Blog

- 6/29/2020 4:40:16 PM

Lutein provides nutritional support to our eyes and skin, the only organs of the body directly exposed to the outside environment.  Lutein is often called the “eye vitamin.” However, your eyes aren’t the only part of your body that lutein assists. Lutein, a type of vitamin called a carotenoid, plays many roles in helping to keep your body healthy.

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Is Turmeric Really "The Spice of Life?" - Blog

- 6/27/2020 11:22:46 AM

What we call turmeric is actually the dried and ground root of a plant in the same family as ginger. It has been used extensively in natural and folk medicine for centuries. It’s also used for its color and flavor in international cuisine.


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Secret Ingredient in Pineapples - Blog

- 6/26/2020 4:14:51 PM

Bromelain is the secret ingredient found in pineapples. Used widely as a natural remedy to treat everything from indigestion to allergies, pineapple is filled with this enzyme. It also has its share of vitamin C, vitamin B1, potassium, manganese and phytonutrients.

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Lots to Learn About Licorice Root - Blog

- 6/25/2020 10:23:59 PM

The word “licorice” refers to the root of a plant called Glycyrrhiza glabra, from which a sweet flavor can be extracted. That’s why it’s been used in candies and as a sweetener. Licorice is harvested from the plants’ roots and underground stems.

In its centuries-long use, licorice root has been known to provide support for heartburn, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, PMS and pain relief. 

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Why You Should "Heart" Hawthorn Berry - Blog

- 6/24/2020 9:10:37 PM

Ever heard of the hawthorn berry? Or maybe the “heart herb?” It’s not as well-known as other berries like blue, black and straw, however, hawthorn has been used as a digestive aid in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, and Native American tribes not only enjoyed eating them but they used hawthorn to treat heart troubles and gastrointestinal complaints.


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What You Don't Know About Cloves - Blog

- 6/24/2020 1:03:17 PM

Do you love gingerbread or pumpkin pie? Spiced apple cider? Or chai tea? An ingredient these all share is clove. Cloves have a long history of being used to flavor some of your favorite dishes, used as aroma therapy, and has one of the oldest recorded medical uses, as early as 240 BC in China.


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