What’s the Difference Between Food Allergy and Sensitivity?

April 25, 2012
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What’s the Difference Between Food Allergy and Sensitivity?

The term “food allergy” and “food sensitivity” are thrown around a lot these days. But it’s important to know that these two things are not the same.  In fact, there’s a very big and important difference between the two. As described by the Food, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, a food allergy “occurs when the...

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Chia Seeds: A Tasty Way to Get Your Omega-3s

Chia Seeds: A Tasty Way to Get Your Omega-3s

Chia seeds are enjoying something of a renaissance these days—researchers are rediscovering their nutritional benefits, something the Maya and Aztecs cherished hundreds of years ago. Chia seeds come from the plant Salvia hispanica, which grows abundantly in the deserts of southern Mexico. As such, chia was a staple in the ancient Maya and Aztec populations...

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Allergy Relief to the Rescue

Allergy Relief to the Rescue

With the warming weather, many people are already experiencing some serious allergy symptoms. And it seems like everyone’s got their own favorite remedy for quelling sniffles and sneezes. We asked a few customers and practitioners about what works for them–and why. “AllerDx by Plantiva is my favorite–I’ve gotten a lot of positive customer feedback...

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Expert Advice: Hot Flashes in Perimenopause and Menopause

April 12, 2012
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Expert Advice: Hot Flashes in Perimenopause and Menopause

Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, is a member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board and Medical Director of A Woman’s Time Clinic in Portland, Ore.   The number of women who are affected by hot flashes in the United States is remarkable. About 75 percent of women experience them at some point, and 15 percent are...

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Herbal Remedy: Turmeric

April 10, 2012
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Herbal Remedy: Turmeric

Even if you’ve never taken turmeric as a supplement, there’s a good chance you’ve tasted it; it’s a common spice and kitchen staple used in almost all Indian dishes, as well as many Thai and Persian foods. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) grows mainly in southern and southeast Asia and is known for its brilliant deep...

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Summer First Aid Kit Essentials, On Sale in April!

Summer First Aid Kit Essentials, On Sale in April!

The air is getting warmer, the trails getting drier…for many of us, it’s time to start those outdoor activities. Just don’t forget to pack a first aid kit! A tumble off a mountain bike or a misstep can leave you miles from home with bruises and scrapes that could use some a little TLC....

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