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What makes the best herbal supplement? 6 essential questions to ask

When looking for a therapeutic benefit from herbal medicine, herb quality truly matters. Like with any product, herbal remedies in the marketplace vary quite a bit. There are many steps involved in creating a pure, potent and effective herbal product. In order to ensure you’re getting good quality, here are 6 great questions to ask when shopping around.

How to Beat that Cold or Flu Before it Beats You.

At this time of year, when it comes to the cold and flu, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. While no one manages to completely escape the occasional bout of seasonal illness, many are able to drastically reduce the frequency, severity and duration of the common cold or flu.

Why We’re Friends with Friend of the Sea.

For those concerned, like Botanica, with sustainable fishing practices and agriculture techniques, Friend of the Sea (FOTS) Certification is a name to remember. Initially founded as a project under the NGO, Earth Island Institute, FOTS was launched in 2006 by director Paolo Bray, the man behind the www.dolphinsafetuna.org and www.earthisland.org – projects focused on reducing dolphin mortality within the tuna fishing industry.

How to Choose a Good Plant Based Protein.

The last few years have seen an explosion of plant based proteins on the shelves. There is more choice than ever. It’s encouraging to see the growth of the category and more plant based protein options for consumers. However, it’s a little overwhelming when having to choose one to add to smoothies or into baking...

The Remarkable Story Behind Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics

Dr. Ohhira’s formula blends together 92 selected fruits, vegetables, seaweeds and mushrooms and lets them ferment in very carefully controlled conditions for more than 3 years. During this time, 12 different clinically proven strains of lactic acid bacteria are added to the mix and together they work to break down, consume and transform the food.

Get the Goods on Flax Seed Oil & Omega 3

The flax plant, Linum usitatissimum, is probably one of the most controversial foods when it comes to the essential fatty acid discussion. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or omnivore, here are four important facts about flax you need to know.

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