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The Most Powerful Immune Boosting Plants You Can Grow!

The Most Powerful Immune Boosting Plants You Can Grow!

With cold and flu season always seemingly around the corner, and now with Covid-19 looming over us, we need to find different ways to boost our immune system. What better way than to grow our OWN garden of immune boosting herbs?  We’re decreasing our carbon footprint, increasing the plant-based movement, and benefiting the earth! It’s also a great project that gets you touching the land and can be a family project as well!  To plant and grow your own immune-boosting herbs, decide whether you want to do it outside in a garden or in pots that you can put outside...

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Simone Wan

Is Ginger Good For My Liver?

Is Ginger Good For My Liver?

Our liver is an amazing organ.  We can’t live without it.  Our liver performs over 500 separate functions in the body, including breaking down toxins, detoxifying (cleansing) the blood, producing hormones and other substances needed by the body, digesting and metabolizing fat, carbohydrates and protein, and storing and releasing energy.  It also serves as one of the most important supports for our immune system.  It detects bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms that enter our bodies through our gut.  We can overwhelm our liver by eating too much sugar and saturated fat, not exercising enough, not getting enough sleep, and...

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Mocktails with An Immune-Boosting Punch

Mocktails with An Immune-Boosting Punch

Just like so many of you, I enjoy a really good glass of wine or a cocktail!  For me, having a drink signals fun, reward and relaxation.  And these days, we may also find ourselves reaching for our go-to alcoholic beverage to help reduce stress and anxiety, and to help us relax.  What we might not know, though, is that even small amounts of alcohol—1 drink in an hour—has an impact on the body’s functions and can reduce the function of our immune system.  The body and our livers go into overdrive to process the alcohol, which negatively impacts its...

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Simone Wan

How to Focus on Positive Emotions For Inner Peace

How to Focus on Positive Emotions For Inner Peace

The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger and attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.  -Dalai Lama-   Now more than ever, we may be struggling with stress and anxiety.  Everyday we are bombarded with anxiety-producers: news, work, kids, our devices 24/7 and on and on.  And now we have either added to or replaced our “normal” stressors with new ones.  Add to our list teachers, 3 meal a day cooks, and a crash course in epidemiology! Even though most of...

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Simone Wan