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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, Sustainability
  Everyone knows about THC, and everyone is getting to know CBD. These are cannabinoids—phytochemicals within the Cannabis sativa plant with bioactive benefits. Specifically, cannabinoids are 21-carbon molecules that influence the body’s endocannabinoid receptors. Everything from brain function to the immune system to mental health is influenced by the endocannabinoid system. This system was teased out only in 1988, by Israeli researcher Raphael Mechoulam. But guess what? There are actually 150 cannabinoids all told that are unique within cannabis. Whoa. There’s much we still don’t know about Nature’s Most Nearly Perfect Plant. On CBD itself, here’s what we DO know. There [...]
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Education, Nutrition
Being the mother of two young adults, I am no stranger to stressful situations. Life can come at you pretty hard sometimes. Outside emotional influences can really take a toll on us physically. Our minds will race, (specifically at night when we are alone with our thoughts) and it can become very difficult to conduct our regular daily activities.  Fortunately, nature gives us amazing tools to help. I have a few things that are my “go to” remedies. I generally have two lines of attack. Daytime remedies, and nighttime. DaytimeFor daytime use we have ideal combinations of both herbs and amino [...]

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