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How old are your Taste Buds: 10 days to 14 days

The tongue is covered with about 9000 taste buds that help us to detect flavors, explains Professor Damien Walmsley, scientific adviser to the British Dental Association. The taste buds themselves are a collection of cells on the surface of the tongue, each housing about 50 to 100 taste cells. The buds renew themselves every 10…

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

The lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system. It acts as the body’s ‘sewerage system’ to eliminate waste and toxins from cells and control the flow of bacteria fighting immune cells throughout the body. It includes nodes, vessels, ducts and organs such as the thymus, bone marrow, spleen, tonsils, appendix and Peyer…

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HERBS FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

A healthy immune system is critical for general physical health and may contribute to mental health as well. Immune modulating herbs are herbs that broadly support the immune system. They can help the body defend against pathogens by adjusting the normal immune response to respond more effectively when a pathogen has been detected. These balancing…

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HOW OLD ARE YOUR LUNGS? TWO TO THREE WEEKS

HOW OLD ARE YOUR LUNGS? Lung age: 2 to 3 weeks  and  Alveoli or air sacs: 1 year All the cells in the lungs are constantly renewing themselves. However, the lungs contain different cells that renew themselves at different rates. The alveoli or air sac cells, deep in the lungs, which are needed for the…

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How Old Are Your Red Blood Cells?

Red Blood Cells Age: 4 Months Red blood cells are the body’s vital transport system, carrying oxygen to every tissue and carrying waste away, They wear out every four months, after which the liver removes any remaining in iron that is needed for healthy red blood cells, and then the remaining cell is destroyed in…

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IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN HEALTH WITH LION’S MANE MUSHROOM

LION’S MANE MUSHROOM BENEFITS Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is a potent brain-boosting, mood health enhancing, immune supportive, nerve regenerating medicinal mushroom with potent nootropic health benefits. Traditionally used in Chinese Medicine for centuries, Lion’s Mane mushroom benefits can help support digestion, enhance the immune system, as well as nourish the five internal organs; spleen, lungs, liver, kidneys and heart.…

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KING AND QUEEN OF MUSHROOMS: REISHI AND CHAGA

When it comes to Chaga and Reishi mushroom, the key differences are in which organ systems they support. Traditionally, chaga mushroom is used to treat intestinal and stomach disorders.  Chaga mushrooms work to support the digestive system and improve the microbial diversity within the gastrointestinal tract. Reishi mushroom is a potent heart and liver tonic. Reishi…

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5 Top Foods For Your Immune System

Top 5 Foods For Winter Immunity: The mercury is dropping rapidly and we are yet again bracing for the winter weather. Along with the chilly weather comes the increased risk of colds and flu, however we can do a lot to reduce our risk of infection with diet and lifestyle. During winter there are some…

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THE BEST MUSHROOM FOR YOUR BRAIN

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Lion’s Mane mushroom is Mother Nature’s brain juice. Lion’s Mane is an incredibly unique adaptogen herb that has been scientifically proven to improve cognitive function, elevate mood, boost memory power, eliminate brain fog and balance the central nervous system. The brain boosting and mental performance benefits of Lion’s Mane works by stimulating…

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HEART PALPITATIONS

NATUROPATHIC CASE STUDY: HEART PALPITATIONS a 55-year-old personal assistant is presenting with heart palpitations. Her doctor is saying it is caused by stress. After a good consultation in my clinic, my conclusions were the following:  Excessive alcohol, caffeine and sugary treats intake •    Electrolyte imbalances (particularly deficiencies of potassium and magnesium) •    Relative deficiency of…

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THE LIVER AND ITS BEST HERBS

THE LIVER AND ITS 12 BEST HERBS   AN OVERVIEW The Liver is one of the most important organs in the human body critical to all facets of health and wellbeing. Remarkably, the tireless work and non-stop efforts of the liver works to filter 1.3-1.5 litres of blood every single minute. Just let that sink…

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Rehmannia: Longevity Herb Supports Healthy Bones, Joints, Heart and Immune System

Each Spring vast tracts of Rehmannia flowers spread across Asia, blanketing the landscape with gold and burgundy blossoms that seduce the eye while hiding their true beauty below, deep in the earth. The roots of the bell-shaped flowers of rehmannia glutinosa are among the most valuable of all essence herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and are…

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Brain Boosters or Nootropics

Nootropic herbs, also known as cognitive enhancers, smart drugs, brain boosters or memory enhancing drugs, are neuroprotective. They are used to improve the function of various cognitive abilities, such as cognition, memory, intelligence, motivation, attention and concentration, when they have become impaired in some manner. Nootropics may be used to combat health conditions that interfere…

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A New Look at Managing Pain

Palmitoylethanolamide (P.E.A.) for Chronic Pain and Inflammation. PEA, is a naturally occurring fatty acid amide produced within our cells. Since the initial discovery of P.E.A there have been around 500 separate studies on the properties of PEA for human health. It has been shown to help relieve pain, inflammation, fever, boosts the immune system and helps…

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How To Improve Your Brain Function

LION’S MANE MUSHROOM BENEFITS  Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is a potent brain-boosting, mood health enhancing, immune supportive, nerve regenerating medicinal mushroom with potent nootropic health benefits. Nootropics are known as “smart drugs” (compounds derived from natural or synthetic sources) that work to enhance brain health function and improve mental capacities. Lion’s Mane is like rocket fuel for the…

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