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The ABCs of Antioxidants

The ABCs of Antioxidants

Did you know that antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium can help protect you from “rusting”? In essence, that’s what antioxidants do inside your body. They protect healthy cells from free radicals—substances that can dama ...
Two Must-Have Minerals for Immune Health

Two Must-Have Minerals for Immune Health

When it comes to supplements, minerals often play second fiddle to vitamins, which typically seize most of the limelight. Many people are aware of the importance getting enough calcium and magnesium in their diets. But two lesser known minerals ̶ ...
Using Essential Oils for Cold-Weather Relief

Using Essential Oils for Cold-Weather Relief

In the winter months, using essential oils can bring many benefits. Specifically, taking a deep, cleansing breath is one thing that’s easily supported with aromatherapy. Eucalyptus oil, always a front-runner when diffusing or vaporizing, is a w ...
Homemade Chicken Soup

Homemade Chicken Soup

There’s nothing quite like homemade chicken soup. I used to buy the canned stuff often, especially during the winter months. But making your own is easy, and that way you know exactly what’s in it! My method involves pre-roasting the chic ...
How to Choose a Probiotic Supplement

How to Choose a Probiotic Supplement

Most environmentally conscious people are aware of the word “ecosystem,” in which every participating element plays a role in the system’s ability to flourish. The human body has one of those ecosystems, too, and it’s located ...
3 Ways to Avoid the Flu Season “Ickies”

3 Ways to Avoid the Flu Season “Ickies”

As the temperatures cool, those pretty amber-and-gold leaves aren’t the only things whirling in the air. All of that sneezing and coughing is sending all kinds of germs airborne as well. And if you’ve got kids in school or daycare, you kn ...