alfalfa benefits

Alfalfa Benefits And How To Give To Kids

Alfalfa is more than just a food for cattle.  Indeed, the health benefits of alfalfa have been used around the world for almost 1500 years.  It has long been used as an herbal remedy for numerous ailments and illnesses.

We personally use an organic alfalfa formulation that has been around for over 50 years.  It is made with a little bit of spearmint, which gives it a yummy taste when crushed or made into a tea. [view Alfalfa product page]

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Slaying the Supplement Myths

Dr. Chaney’s Sequel: Slaying The Supplement Myths

Last week, I did a review of Dr. Steve Chaney’s first book that came out last year: Slaying the Food Myths. If you missed that, I encourage you to go back and check it out. This second book followed soon after. It focuses on the food supplement myths that are being perpetuated by both vitamin companies and individuals on the internet.

Proper nutrition is key to our optimal health, healing and prevention. However, if consumers are confused about what’s beneficial and what’s not, excellent health will be hard to come by.
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6 common questions about lactoferrin

The Answers to 6 Common Questions About Lactoferrin

What Exactly Is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is an immune-supporting protein found in human milk, cow milk, and other fluids in the human body. When a baby is first born, the initial breastfeeding fluid is called colostrum. This colostrum contains up to seven times the amount of lactoferrin than what is found in the breast milk later on. Wowza! [1. “Lactoferrin”, WebMD.com, last accessed July 16, 2018. What is Lactoferrin?] A huge boost of immune support is given to the newborn breastfeeding baby. And as the mom continues to breastfeed, thebreast milk antibodies keep coming!
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How To Evaluate A Child’s Probiotic: Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies

Probiotics for kids abound in our grocery store shelves and foods today. We are finally waking up to the importance of our gut health, and the food industry and supplement manufacturers are happy to respond with childs probiotic products.

Are all probiotic products for kids the same? Certainly not, or there would not be so many of them.

If they’re not all the same, are they all effective? Unfortunately, no. This is where you need to do your research.

How do you evaluate a probiotic that you might want to use with your kids? (more…)

stress relief and the single product that saved our year

Stress Relief And The Single Product That Saved Our Year

STRESS.

On the positive side, stress can help you accomplish amazing things or meet important deadlines. Leap tall buildings in a single bound…almost.

But too much of it, and we begin to feel overwhelmed…agitated…and frustrated.

We’ve all been on both sides of it.

But what do you do when you feel over-stressed? What is your personal stress-relief program?

This past year for us felt as though someone backed up a truckload of stress and dumped it heavy on our heads. (more…)

How Is Your Child’s Gut Health?

This is probably not a question that you’ve ever been asked before.  However, the answer to that single question affects greater than 60% of your child’s immune response.  That’s a crazy-big number, isn’t it? So, if you enjoy your child feeling great and healthy, then this is worth giving some Read more…

Kids Multivitamin Comparison

Finding a natural, well-balanced–and safe–kids multivitamin/multinutrient can be overwhelming, to say the least.  Every store with vitamins carries at least a handful of different options, making various claims about each one. I recently found a great kids multivitamin comparison.  It compares some of the leading/common brands out there with the Read more…