Category Archives: Aging

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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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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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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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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Graceful Menopause

“Menopause is a normal life passage.” Continue reading

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