Digestive Enzymes for Digestive Health: Get to Know Your Gut

Whether you know it or not, you are a powerhouse of enzymatic activity. Our bodies are packed with enzymes. These tiny proteins act as catalysts in biochemical reactions and they exist everywhere and are essential for life.   Around our bodies, they perform many tasks, such as building muscle, breaking down organic matter, destroying toxins, and more. If something…

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The Health Benefits of Probiotics

The word probiotic, derived from a combination of Latin and Greek, literally means ‘for life’. Probiotics are the helpful, healthy bacteria that fight pathogens, ‘bad’ bacteria, and yeast in your gut. They play a crucial role in our health.   It’s a little known fact that 80% of your immune system cells are found in your gut. This portion of…

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Summer & Sun: Natural Sunburn Remedies

Some people feel that summer and sunburns go together. You can’t have one without the other! And to some extent, that’s true! Others slather themselves in sunblock to guard against burns. We stock up on the strongest SPF and reapply every couple hours. No sunburn here! It’s true — we have a complicated relationship with sunlight these days. It…

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Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse for Beautiful Hair

As a child, my mother always used an apple cider vinegar hair rinse after shampooing. That was before the days of shelves laden with hair care products. Unfortunately, these products are a significant source of toxin exposure. Check out four of the common chemical toxins found in hair conditions (including other hair care products) and health concerns related…

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Natural Allergy Relief: Conquering Sneeze Season

This year, it felt like spring took longer than ever to arrive. But for some of us, warm weather brings with it a host of far less pleasant signs as well: runny noses, itchy eyes, sneezing, clogged sinuses, scratchy throats, and aching heads. All those beautiful blooming trees and flowers are causing some serious spring allergies and inflammation.   Before…

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8 Natural Remedies for Ear Infections

I was waiting in line at the store the other day and overheard two young mothers talking about ear infections. It seems their children were experiencing the problem so many families deal with — chronic ear infections. The thing that struck me about the conversation was that both of these moms were concerned about the amount of antibiotics their children…

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How This Momma Avoids Getting Sick From The Kids

Lack of sleep and direct exposure to germs is a losing combination that every mom experiences when the family is under the weather. As the owners of Apple Wellness, Tim and I are often asked how to avoid getting sick from the kids. I’ve created a plan of action that — although not foolproof — has helped me avoid illness…

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