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Wellness Journal

  • FOODS FOR THE COMMON COLD (HELP WITH FLU TOO!)

    Garlic – Early evidence suggests garlic may help prevent infections. In one study, people took either garlic supplements or placebo for 12 weeks during the “cold season” between November and February. Those who took garlic had fewer colds than those who took the placebo. Plus, when they did get a cold, the people taking garlic saw their symptoms improve faster than those taking placebo. The effective dose is 2 – 4 grams per day of fresh, minced organic garlic cloves (each clove is approximately 1 gram). Kiwi Fruit – Richer in vitamin C than citrus fruit, vitamin C concentrations in the plasma...

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  • BUILDING A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH FOOD & HERBS AS MEDICINE – A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE.

    Take A Daily Dose Of Immune Bolstering Herbal Tonic – During times of stress, poor eating, and poor lifestyle habits, an extra boost may be necessary to support the immune system and keep bugs at bay. We can create this for you – if you are an existing patient we can prescribe a herbal tonic for your specific needs or prescribe a practitioner-only herbal supplement. Olive leaf – Traditionally used for its antioxidant properties can help protect the body from the continuous activity of free radical damage caused by pollution, poor diets, stress and exposure to toxins and benefits the immune...

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  • THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHAI TEA – FROM GUT & IMMUNE HEALTH TO ANTIOXIDANT RICH GOODNESS

    The golden amber of chai tea is created by a black tea base which is caffeinated. We use Black Ceylon orange pekoe, the same tea used in our English Breakfast Tea. Ceylon tea is from Sri Lanka and is celebrated for its clean, brisk taste. “Orange Pekoe” refers to the grade, an unbroken whole leaf tea with long wiry leaves. It is significantly lighter and less astringent than other Sri Lankan teas, hence why we love it. It is antioxidant rich much like green tea. Other tea bases include Dandelion root, Rooibos and Wattleseed. Dandelion root. Botanical name: Taraxacum officinale radix. Part used: Root.  ...

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