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Having a positive and high energy outlook on life will aid in moving one towards good health. Find out how to live mindfully, more vibrantly and take your health into your own hands with whole foods and good vibes.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Well being
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Published July 5, 2017
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Updated August 21, 2018
Lack of focus, extreme activity and inability to control behaviour are all characterized by symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, does having such symptoms indicate a mental disorder in a child or simply a lack of something that is preventing them from being healthy as a whole (The British Psychological Society and the […]

Zinc

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 25, 2017
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Updated November 10, 2018

Zinc is one of the most essential nutrients for the body, however, it is also one that many of us are deficient in. Zinc is necessary for local hormone activation, for the formation of retinol-binding

Raspberry Leaves During Pregnancy

Raspberry Leaves During Pregnancy

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Herbal Remedies
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Published June 20, 2017
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Updated August 21, 2018
For hundreds of years prior to the invention of medication people have been using herbs during pregnancy. Raspberry leaves have a long history of being used during pregnancy, as they aid in strengthening and toning the tissues of the womb, assisting with contractions. These actions will occur is the leaves are drunk regularly during the […]
Holistic Glossary

Glossary

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Well being
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated July 6, 2018
A Acid – foods produce sulphuric, phosphoric and hydrochloric acid requires neutralizing with bodies own minerals. Acid Reflux – a condition in which stomach acid is regurgitated into the esophagus, causing heartburn. Adaptogen – A herb that adds to the body’s natural reply to physical and emotional stress. They do not influence mood, instead they assist […]
Nutritional Wisdom - Plant Secondary Compounds

Nutritional Wisdom – Plant Secondary Compounds

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Nature , Nutrition
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated August 20, 2018
Gottfried Fraenkel in the 1950’s proposed the hypothesis in his paper “The Raison d’être of Secondary Plant Substances” that plant secondary compounds/metabolites were not the waste products of plant metabolism but a means of ensuring plant protection from insects and other animals, as well as a communication system with pollinators. There are two parts of […]
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