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Saffron’s Fascinating Benefits: From Improving Mood to Gut Health and More

Saffron is an underrated yet highly beneficial spice made from the stigma of the crocus flower. Owing to its rich and diverse antioxidant content, saffron may be one of the most important spices that you use in your spice and supplement cabinet.  Like many spices, saffron has synergistic effects, meaning that because it is a […]

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Food as Medicine First: Insights Into How Food Heals

Lack of nutrition education and awareness by medical schools and teaching questionable nutrition in many nutrition-related programs costs everyone a lot of money. It costs the world a lot of money to deny that food is medicine.  Yet food is THE medicine that we are currently lacking as a society. If you have any doubt

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Using Vitamins to Balance Hormones + How They Work

If you are wondering if you can use vitamins to balance hormones, or at least help the process, the answer is yes.   Nutrients, including vitamins, are the building blocks of everything in your body, including all of your hormones. In fact, all of your hormones require adequate amounts of nutrients to be made.  In other

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The Very Best Supplements for PMS: A Comprehensive Guide

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects at least 80 percent of women worldwide before their menstrual cycle, which would indicate that it really isn’t a syndrome at all, but a natural phenomenon.  Still, this uncomfortable time of the month can be daunting, especially in this stressful world we live in.  Symptoms of PMS range from food cravings,

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Hormonal Mischief? Nourish Your Gut Health and Hormones

Gut health and hormones are connected deeply. Here is a brief story written by your body to demonstrate how they are connected. Estrogen: “Hi, I’m estrogen, I’m supposed to be neutralized here, in the gut,” says estrogen.  Gut: “Nope, can’t do it, you ate too much sugar and you don’t have enough probiotics and nutrients

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