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Education, Nutrition
Ever hear of “adaptogens”? Herbalists use the word to describe an increasingly popular class of plants that, as the name suggests, help you adapt to physical and mental stress. Ever hear of “adaptogens”? Herbalists use the word to describe an increasingly popular class of plants that, as the name suggests, help you adapt. Adapt to what? “These plants help us to adapt to all forms of physical or mental stress,” says Chris Kilham, aka the “Medicine Hunter,” who travels to the far reaches of the planet in search of novel and indigenous botanicals. “The word ‘adaptogen’ is a natural products–insider [...]
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Education, Nutrition
When we’re sick, we go to the doctor’s office and, oftentimes, we take medicine to make us feel better. But what about every other day of the year—how do we treat our minds and bodies before illness strikes? As we become more aware of what we’re putting in our bodies, and of health and wellness more generally, we are turning our attention to dietary supplements. Increasingly, we’re beginning to understand how supplements can support our long-term health—and help us look and feel our very best now ... we’re talking supporting energy, mood and vitality. In this eGuide: Supplementing the modern diet Customizing your [...]
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Education, Nutrition
From irritating IBS symptoms to gluten- and lactose-intolerance issues, so much of your (dis)comfort starts in your digestive tract. According to science, these supplements could provide relief. If there’s anything more uncomfortable to discuss than digestive and gut-health issues, it’s the astounding numbers of Americans these issues affect. According to the National Institutes of Health, about one in five Americans suffers from digestive diseases, including GERD- style heartburn (65 million prescriptions per year), constipation (63 million cases), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (15 million cases) and Crohn’s Disease (1.8 million prescriptions). And these are just the straight-up diseases. Everyone knows someone who has [...]
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Education, Nutrition
There are dozens of diets that promise better nutrition and rapid weight loss. But the simplest way to improve your health is to make like Kermit and go green!  1. PistachiosThey take a little effort to crack open, but pistachios are worth it, as they contain the important brain nutrient vitamin B6 and 18 percent of your daily requirement of thiamine (vitamin B1). Try adding chopped pistachios to chocolate desserts—brownies, ice cream or tarts for color, crunch, flavor and nutrients 2. Pumpkin seeds Full of zinc, antioxidant phytonutrients and protein, pumpkin seeds (sometimes called pepitas when they are out of their shells) [...]
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In The Community, News
On March 5th, our Ocean location unveiled its new community education room. The room is designed as a place where the Dean’s community can share mind, body, and spirit practices. In addition, Dean’s will offer free cooking classes, wellness lectures, and a variety of lifestyle enhancing forums all to educate and bring people together. At the opening, several participants recognized Owner Dean Nelson for making the new community room possible. “I am so grateful for all that Dean Nelson has done for our community,” said Abby Cahn Anton, a community partner. “His generosity and vision are immense. When Dean opened his [...]

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