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The Herbal Ally Way: Rosemary for Memory and Mindfulness

According to tradition, Rosemary is the herb for remembrance.   “There's Rosemary, that's for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember.” ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet   The Greek Physician Dioscorides, described all the health benefits of Rosemary in one sentence:   “ The eating of its flower in a preserve comforts the brain, the heart and the stomach; sharpens understanding, restores lost memory, awakens the mind and in sum is a healthy remedy for various cold ailments of the head and stomach.”   Even modern research affirms this Herbal Ally's potential benefits.   Rosemary is an Herbal Ally that is in the mint family and is used to flavor foods, especially European Cuisine.   It is a fragrant plant, with evergreen needle-like...

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The Herbal Ally Way-Let’s Talk Antioxidants-Pt 2-How to get more Antioxidants into your Daily routine.

   It is no secret that antioxidants help keep the body healthy. It’s believed the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, reverse or slow aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy and improve heart and organ health.    Antioxidants also offer protection from a range of other ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.    Antioxidants are substances that either prevent or repair the damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS). The words "antioxidant" and "oxidant" were first used in 1928 by Walter Reichert and Fritz Paneth who, when measuring oxidation of fats in the body, found that fats could be made to withstand oxidation better if they had been  heated first....

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The Herbal Ally Way-Let’s talk antioxidants.

According to medical professionals, antioxidants are one of the best supplements to help the body combat the damaging effects of free radicals. The antioxidant content in most fresh fruit and vegetables varies, but rainforest fruits are often more beneficial than those from other regions. For example, acai berries are loaded with antioxidants, which makes them appropriate for use as a superfood. A prefix like 'anti' is used in opposition to something, or in a way that helps to correct it. Chemicals called antioxidants work against oxidants that damage cells.  It is believed that oxidants play an important role in numerous bodily processes, and  that this is why they are found in the body. As a result of billions of biochemical reactions...

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