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The Other Poppy: Corydalis

The Other Poppy: Corydalis

Did you know that there are other pain relieving plants in the poppy plant family that don't have the same addictive qualities as opium?  The opiates that come from the poppy plant include morphine, opium, heroin, and codeine. Using opioids from the opium poppy is a risky choice.  While they work like magic, they also produce some pretty intense side effects that can be hard to live with, addiction only being one of them.   Corydalis, a Chinese poppy plant, has many of the same pain relieving benefits as the opium poppy, but without the negative side effects.  In fact, recent clinical trials show that...

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Simone Wan Moran

What Causes Inflammation and What You Can Do About It!

What Causes Inflammation and What You Can Do About It!

So, there is a lot of conversation out there about inflammation and why we need to fix it.  Let’s talk about what is inflammation and why it matters, where it comes from, and what we can do about it.     It is important to understand that there is a connection between inflammation and immunity, which negatively impacts hormonal balance, which in turn impacts mood, energy, and wellness.  We can actually have stress and inflammation at the cellular level.  When we have inflammation at the cellular level, our gut and our brains are out of balance, which can cause us...

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Simone Wan Moran