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Fight Cold & Flu with Prevail by Purica

After years of research, “finally” a new clinically proven anti-viral and daily immune optimizer By Dr. Harald Newball M.D. FACP, FCCP, FAAAAI**Harvard Medical School Trained Physician A little known cold and flu formula has been used by the largest health authority in the world since the 1970’s. I’m pleased this herbal formula with its extensive clinical documentation is now available in an adult and children’s product under the name Prevail from Purica. Revered as an effective wide spectrum anti-viral combination, it’s commonly prescribed for fever, cold, cough, and sore throat, even upper respiratory tract infection, acute bronchitis, and pneumonia. So why has this well documented formula not been widely used in consumer products? The primary reason is that stabilizing the active ingredients...

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3 Types of Adaptogens That Are Beneficial To Your Health

You’ve probably heard about adaptogens and their healing properties. For centuries they have been used in Ayurvedic and Chineses healing traditions and have recently made a resurgence. Adaptogens are a class of herbs, also known as “tonic herbs” that have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. To be considered an adaptogen, the herb must fit three criteria: They are generally safe, meaning that anyone can use them They help us adapt to stress They help balance hormones When we are faced with stress, whether it is physical or mental, our bodies go through what is known as general adaptation syndrome, or GAS. The three stages of response in GAS are: Alarm Resistance Exhaustion Adaptogens work by helping us stay in the resistance stage of GAS...

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Frankincense: The Age-Defying Pearl of the Desert

Save 20% off ALL Neal's Yard Remedies products in-store on Sunday, September 8th! Over the centuries, frankincense has achieved a highly celebrated status. Its contribution to the wealth of the ancient Arab world, where it was traded for other luxuries such as silver, gold, ivory, fabrics, tortoiseshells and wine, is legendary. The Ancient Egyptians, who used it in skincare preparations, believed the aroma 'thinned the veil' between life and the Gods. In fact, it is said that when Tutankhamun's tomb was opened after 5,000 years there emerged the unmistakable aroma of frankincense because of the vast quantities burned during the embalming of the young pharaoh. In recent years, its many health benefits have been sought after by the natural beauty...

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Symbiotics vs. Probiotics - What's the Difference?

Your gut flora is a complex and diverse ecosystem unique to you. No one else has one quite like yours and it’s evolving and adapting every hour of every day. Although numbers play a role, it’s the diversity and the behaviour which is the most important element of a healthy gut flora. Recent evidence recognizes the many influencing factors that are essential in managing a healthy and optimal gut flora that goes way beyond just the microbes that inhabit it. The environment in which the microbes reside is now the focus of research. It is the environment which dictates the nature within. In other words, the whole of an ecosystem will always be more powerful than the sum of its...

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Boost, Build & Balance Your Child’s Nutrition

Kids these days! We often bemoan how easy the next generation has it, but with today’s kids this isn’t necessarily true – especially when it comes to their health. In an ideal world (and on social media) we picture the youth of today eating healthy animal-shaped, rainbow-themed school lunches and snacks – freshly picked from their community gardens. But the reality is that kids are faced with some pretty big nutritional obstacles. It’s hard enough to have kids eat their veggies, but today’s families are also faced with fast-paced lives where getting everyone fed is a feat unto itself. The wide-spread availability and aggressive marketing forces behind processed foods have pushed them front and centre, and even with the pressures...

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