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    Oleg Maksimov /  
    Dec 5, 2016 12:43:33 PM
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    Sports Nutrition: Adaptogenic Herbs for Well-Being and Physical Endurance

    If you’re an athlete preparing for a competition, you want to make sure your body is at an optimum performance level. Just like a car runs best when the tank is filled with the proper grade of gasoline, your body needs the right kind of food....

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Dec 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM
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    5 Dangerous Ingredients in Your Vitamins and Dietary Supplements | achs.edu

    Have you ever seen research questioning the value of vitamin and mineral supplements and wondered what the whole story was? Yes, ideally, we’d get all our holistic nutrition from food. But since most soils are deficient in nutrients, (especially...

    Mary Gleason /  
    Sep 29, 2016 3:05:24 PM
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    Why I Love the American Herbalists Guild Symposium (and You Should, Too!)

    My first American Herbalists Guild Symposium (AHG) was in Calloway Gardens, Georgia. I figured since it was only a few hours away from my home, I would check it out and see if it was worth the time and money. I wanted to see what it was all...

    Valerie Lull /  
    Aug 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM
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    Herbs for Women: Coping with Women’s Health Issues

    Are you familiar with this scenario? You go to the doctor’s office with a health issue unique to women. You get prescribed a synthetic hormone or some other pill only to find it has undesirable side effects. You are concerned, but you’re not...

    Mindy Green /  
    Mar 8, 2016 12:21:24 PM
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    How Exotic Rose Can Grace Your Life [+ Recipes!]

    "When love came first to earth, the Spring

    Spread rose-beds to receive him." – Campbell

    Rose is perhaps the most celebrated of all fragrances. She has been called "Queen of the Flowers" and has a decidedly feminine nature—everything from her...

    Amanda Lattin /  
    Feb 3, 2016 11:32:08 AM
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    How to Make the Ultimate Herbal Steam

    As an herbalist and aromatherapist, I get asked more questions about how to support the skin holistically than perhaps any other topic.

    In the winter months, we can find ourselves putting our skin on the back burner of our wellness routine....

    Renee Long /  
    Jul 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM
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    4 Festive Herbal Iced Teas for July Fourth

    I was a tea fanatic long before I joined Team ACHS. But since I’ve been on staff here—where herbal experts, DIY whizzes, and botanical resources abound—I’ve been able to go a bit wild with my tea obsession.

    I look for any opportunity to...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Apr 14, 2015 4:35:47 PM
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    Top 10 Tips for Starting Seeds this Spring

    Seeds are a cheap and easy way to expand your garden. When to start seeds depends on your zone, so be sure to check with your local agricultural extension agent for a list of what to start in your area and when. Or, if you prefer a more techy...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Aug 18, 2014 4:00:00 PM
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    How Growing Lavender Brings Summer Fun for Everyone

    With mild, rainy winters and precious months of warm (or even hot!) summer sun, we are fortunate to live in a climate that is ideal for farming and gardening here in western Oregon. Lavender is just one of the many flowering plants that can...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Aug 13, 2014 3:45:00 PM
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    Why Alternative Treatments are Better for Veterans

    Why Alternative Treatments are Better for Veterans

    According to a study published in June, 44% of U.S. military members experience chronic pain following combat deployment. 15.1% of those seek the use of opioids[1] for relief.[2] This statistic...

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