Tag Archives: aging

Helping your aging pet

Many of us consider our pets to be a beloved part of our family and it is as difficult to watch them age as any other member. We are conscientious of how we treat ourselves, but because our beloved animals … Continue reading

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Saffron: a wonder spice

Historically, saffron has been used for afflictions of everything from cardiovascular problems to black plague, improving appetite and digestion of fats, relieving rheumatoid arthritis, and inhibiting helicobacter pylori infections involved in stomach ulcers. Continue reading

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In the News

I’ve decided to revive our In the News posts, because there have been a few interesting articles catch my attention in the past few weeks. **** Milk has been in the news again. My mom was a huge proponent of … Continue reading

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Product Highlight: Reishi

The reishi mushroom is an herbal adaptogen, meaning it demonstrates a non-specific effect on the body’s ability to resist environmental stressors.  Adaptogens are a group of natural medicines that help our bodies adapt to a wide variety of stressors including … Continue reading

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Vision and eye health

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as in many other cultures, the eyes are the windows to the soul and they believe one can see the degree of a person’s shen, or spirit in them.  They do not consider this to … Continue reading

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The power of water

We all know we need water to survive.  In truth, we need water to not only survive, but stay healthy.  Our bodies are comprised of between 50 percent and 70 percent of water and without it, we would not exist.  … Continue reading

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My thoughts on menopause

By Martha S. Benedict Menopause is a woman’s transition from the responsibility of biology to the freedom of opportunity. It is the emotional passage from physiology to spirituality. Menopause marks the milestone of a woman’s life from the first half … Continue reading

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The importance of sleep

Next to exercise and water, sleep is the most important thing to personal health and well being.  We live in a society where we just don’t seem to have enough time to accomplish everything we want.  Instead of considering our … Continue reading

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Want to improve your memory? Walk regularly.

A recent study suggests that walking may help improve memory impairment in older adults.  By taking a brisk walk where you get your heart rate up for 40 minutes three times a week, participants in the study performed better on … Continue reading

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Saffron: the Anti-Aging Herb

This is an excerpt from the book, A Pocket Full of Posies, a collection of articles written by Martha Benedict. I’m just wild about Saffron.  No, not the woman referred to in the 1960’s Donovan song – I’m wild about … Continue reading

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