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  • Star Anise

    Star Anise (Illicium Verum), the brown star-shaped spice widely used in Asian cuisine, has many health benefits ranging from boosting the immune system to alleviating digestive issues.  View Post
  • L-Glutamine

    A number of common vitamin and mineral supplements are helpful for maintaining a healthy gut.  Like the rest of your body, your digestive tract is made of cells which require a continual supply of the right nutrients to keep functioning.  L-glutamine is one of the most abundant amino acids in the... View Post
  • Fact of the Week: Star Anise

    Star Anise, the brown star-shaped spice widely used in Asian cuisine, has many health benefits ranging from boosting the immune system to digestive issues. If you suffer from gas, abdominal cramps, indigestion, bloating and constipation, consider adding star anise to your next broth, sauce, tea o... View Post
  • Fact of the Week: Marshmallow Root

    Marshmallow root (Althea Officinalis) has been widely used for centuries for its soothing properties for gastrointestinal and urinary tract issues, as well as minor skin wounds and burns. It works by coating irritated mucous membranes; alleviating a sore throat from a dry cough, and soothing an u... View Post
  • Fact of the Week: Dandelion

    Dandelions aren’t just a nuisance to your lawn; their leaves are a great diuretic and digestive stimulant, increasing bile production. Dandelion leaves are also used to treat loss of appetite and dyspepsia. So, instead of despairing with a lawn overrun by those pesky yellow flowers, harvest and w... View Post
  • Fact of the Week: Peppermint

    Peppermint is a widely-loved herb for its refreshing taste, but did you know that it is also effective in alleviating bloating and flatulence? Add some chopped leaves to salads or as a garnish on savory dishes or desserts. Or, simply add a few leaves to a pitcher of cold purified water with a few... View Post
  • Fact of the Week: Fennel

    Fennel has been used in traditional medicine to improve digestion by reducing bloating, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence and poor appetite. It is an excellent source of vitamin B and C, dietary fiber, calcium, iron and magnesium. The fennel bulb can be eaten raw or cooked and the seeds give a deli... View Post
  • Fact of the Week: Bitter Artichoke

    The bitter artichoke was used traditionally as a digestive and liver aid, to help stimulate appetite, relieve stomach cramps, flatulence, nausea, and to promote a sense of fullness. View Post

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