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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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Fear of Making Herbal Mistakes. What's Holding you Back?

   Have you ever been afraid of helping your family with herbal preparations out of fear of making a mistake?  I know without a doubt that those of you reading this blog are kind and empathetic people.  You care about others and those you strive to help with herbal and other natural modalities.  So naturally, one of your greatest fears is..."What if it does't work and what if they get worse?"  What if the herbal preparation we give them causes an adverse reaction, increases symptoms or just plain doesn't help them feel better or get back to wellness?  What do we do then?     I remember a time years ago when as a budding herbalist I jumped on every band-wagon. ...

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