8 Tips To Reduce Cortisol, The Stress Hormone

We all experience stress in our daily lives, but hopefully in between stressful moments, our bodies return to a state of equilibrium. As we age though, it becomes harder to bounce back from stress. One of the main reasons why we’re more resilient in our youth than when we hit middle age is due to…

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Cinnamon Effects

Top 5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Exotic spices. Wars were fought over them in distant lands where untold lives were lost or enslaved in the quest to control the trade of these extraordinary botanicals that could turn food into sublime taste adventures. Once revered for legendary healing properties and sold for over 50 times the annual wage of a common laborer,…

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dandelion

Detox with Dandelion and Chicory Roots

Spring officially arrived on the morning of Tuesday, March 20th marked by the Spring Equinox when light and darkness are equally balanced. Now that the daylight is getting longer everyday, it’s a traditional time for a spring detox program. Recovering from a tough flu season where many people, who are never sick, were felled for…

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In Defense of Natural Flavors!

Confusion reigns across the internet and blogosphere about natural flavors. Really, it is quite amazing what some people will do to excite their followers by amplifying “fake news” and exploiting fear. We get phone calls every day from customers who are suddenly scared that they are ingesting something terrible if they eat or drink a…

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Maca Chocolaté, Real Energy in a Cup

Energy drinks are everywhere. People drink them day and night hoping to experience more energy, right? And they do get a burst…for a period of time… until they burn out that is. Energy drinks are all based on caffeine. It might come from coffee, tea, yerba mate, guarana, kola nuts or be synthesized in a…

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Alkaline Balance: Myths and Reality

Frequently we’re asked, “What’s the pH of Teeccino?” People are confused because we know that Teeccino is alkaline for the body, but if brewed Teeccino is tested with a simple pH strip, you get varying results. The difference starts with the pH of the water used to brew. Alkaline waters are very popular these days,…

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Red Tea, The Fermented, Caffeine-Free Super Herb Tea

As my followers know, I’m a huge advocate of getting as many herbs into your diet as possible. Where else can we find a wide biodiversity of unique phyto (plant) nutrients completely unchanged from those consumed by our hunting and gathering prehistoric ancestors? We need our super herbs to protect our health more than ever…

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Turmeric – Taming The Flame

What turns everything bright yellow, is an essential spice in Indian dishes and is reputed by the ancients to heal everything you can think of? Yes, that would be turmeric, the spice that is turning up in a wide range of natural food products from supplements to chips! I like to take a deep dive…

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