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Deep Dive: Magnesium

The 4th most abundant mineral in our body, Magnesium plays a huuuge role in our metabolic reactions. It’s essential for our health, as it aids in energy production, blood pressure regulation, nerve signal transmission, and muscle contraction. I wrote a blog a while back about Magnesium deficiency. It detailed how common this deficiency is and […]

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What is Gut Dysbiosis?

Since the early 2000s, there has been more and more talk about the Gut-Brain connection/axis.  Not only that. You also may refer to it as butterflies in your stomach, gut instinct, gut-wrenching, and more to portray different human emotions.  I’ve been particularly interested in this lately because I’ve come across a bunch of literature about […]

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Ginseng Comeback

Does anyone else feel like ginseng is making a comeback? I remember back in the early 2000s when suddenly “ginseng” was popping up in everything from Arizona Ice Tea to energy drinks and caffeine shots. It was this mysterious energy booster from the orient that was so trendy to put on labels. Well, last year […]

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How to Get Healthier Hair From the Inside Out

We’re often told that shampoos, conditioners, heat protectant sprays, and regular haircuts are the ultimate ways to achieve your healthiest hair. What if we told you that what you’re doing on the outside is only half the battle? The truth is that healthy hair is achieved by more than just the products you’re using. You […]

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Why We Love Adaptogens

Let’s be real, stress is something that we all deal with, especially during the past two years we’ve had. We all respond to it in different ways, for some it shows up as getting physical ailments and falling ill, while others have emotional and mental responses to stressors. We can all use a little support […]

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Why Vitamin D Is So Important

The human body is complex, and in order to function optimally it needs essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Vitamin D is a crucial vitamin that our body produces in response to sun exposure. Chances are, if you are living in a part of the world that doesn’t see too much sun, you might be at […]

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Deep Dive: Lion’s Mane

Would you eat a large, white, shaggy mushroom that resembles a lion’s mane?  Once I got past the weirdness of that sentence, and the texture, Lion’s Mane became one of my favorite mushrooms to indulge in! Also known as hou tou gu or yamabushitake (or the hedgehog mushroom!), this mushroom has culinary and medical uses […]

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The Medicinal Powers of Ginger

Ginger, also known as Zingiber officinale, is a pretty incredible spice that not only delivers beautiful flavor, but marvelous health benefits as well.  It’s not the prettiest root, but it sure does get the job done! Keep reading to find out why this root is one of our favorites, and how it can help you […]

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The History of Supplements

We live in a time where so much access to information about nutrition is at our fingertips. We have never had this much knowledge available to us about how the body works, what’s good and not so good for us to consume, and an overall understanding of how to lead healthier lives. This vast amount […]

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5 mood-boosting supplements

It’s no surprise that people are starting to get a little more agitated lately due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Not only are we dealing with the biggest pandemic of our generation, but tack on the amplified systemic racism and political strife, and that makes 2020-2021 quite an intense year. Although most countries and states […]

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