Your digestive system is a key player in the health of your entire body. Without any conscious effort on your part, it breaks down the food you consume into nutrients that will be absorbed through your intestinal walls and carried by your bloodstream to be used by every cell in your body. And that’s only half the job. Once the nutrients have been extracted from your food and absorbed, your digestive system then goes to work preparing to rid your body of unneeded waste material. The digestive process is vital to keep you nourished, healthy and strong. Read More
Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver. ~ William James, American Philosopher
Most of us don’t give much thought to the health of our liver. Yet it is the primary organ of detoxification for our entire body and a key player in healthy digestion. The main job of the liver is to filter the blood coming from your digestive system which contains additives and pesticides from your food, alcohol from your wine and chemicals from your medications. Read More
It can seem the round of holiday gatherings present our digestive tracts with too many “gifts” of the season: cookies, cakes, second helpings of holiday favorites. Yet a simple digestive support solution to staying healthy is a blend of over twenty organic herbs that improve metabolism, ease symptoms of any overeating, and give a helping hand to our overworked alimentary canal. Read More
By Amanda McQuade Crawford
Have you ever tried to dig up pesky dandelion roots? They break off to grow another day unless one digs deep and patiently. As a child I was paid by my parents, who loved the appeal of a suburban perfect lawn, to dig out dandelions.
Little did we know what I would one day do for a living: champion the deliberate spread of dandelions in all organic residential yards. It seems ironic – no, ridiculous, that weed-killers target this sunny yellow flower with exactly the health benefits so many people today need. Read More