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|Boost Your Immune System|
|Throughout our lives, our immune systems are under assault from environmental toxins. Living in crowded cities, traveling frequently in airplanes, and spending time in day care centers and schools all expose us to many more germs than people had to deal with in the past. We can protect and strengthen our immunity by eating right, getting enough activity and rest, practicing stress reduction, and cultivating healthy emotional states. There are also several herbs, such as astragalus, that can help enhance immune function. Obtained from the root of Astragalus membranaceous in the pea family, astragalus has a long history in Chinese medicine, where it is used to ward off colds and flu. |
|Ashley Piderman ~ Registered Acupuncturist ~ Vernon, BC|
|Specialty: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine|
Ashley Piderman is a Registered Acupuncturist with the CTCMA and works out of the Vero Health Naturopathic Care in Vernon, BC.
|Date: Jun 13, 2016|
Location: Kelowna & Central Okanagan
Monthly Guided Meditation for Stress Relief, Health & Wellness in West Kelowna, BC
|Herbs Blurbs…in Balance|
|Usually, Nature provides balance – even within the plant itself. For example, there is a blood pressure elevator in licorice. But Nature also provides a blood pressure reducer. Balance. What happens, however, when we feel we can top what Nature has given us, is that we generally mess up. Licorice consumption is discouraged for those with already-existing high blood pressure, but Nature, as mentioned, provides a much more complete and safe product. Again… balance.|
|Raw Fig Pudding|
|Category: Raw Foods|
Description: This is so delicious. The figs gives us some iron, the flax gives us some omegas, and the bananas provide us with some potassium.
More about the health benefits of figs:
Figs are high in natural and simple sugars, minerals and fibre. They contain good levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese. Dried figs contain an impressive 250mg of calcium per 100g, compared to whole milk with only 118mg.