Health Notes

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Medicinal Mushrooms Strengthen Immune System

Medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries, particularly in Chinese medicine to combat a wide array of problems such as stress, premature aging, heart disease, cancer, and viral infections.  More closely related to us than they are to plants, medicinal mushrooms are powerful healers but are very gentle in nature.  For example, many mushrooms have anti-cancer effects, but are so gentle that they can be taken along with modern chemotherapy, even helping to buffer the harmful side effects of the conventional drugs. 

Help for Winter Dry Skin

In order to help with dry skin that so many of us experience in the winter, there are some quick common sense things that you can be doing daily; especially making sure that you are getting enough sleep. Our skin’s cellular repair activity is at it’s highest during this time, so be sure to rest.

Benefits of a high fiber diet

Fiber is one of the main constituents lacking in most Americans’ diets.  Dietary fiber is actually two kinds of fiber: soluble and insoluble.  Insoluble fiber helps to “move things along.”  It keeps stools soft, bulky, and easy to pass, and aids in regularity.   Soluble fiber actually dissolves in your intestines and takes on a gel-like quality.  Fiber is most well known for keeping stools soft and aiding in relieving constipation; this is thanks to insoluble fiber.     

Reactions to Cleansing

Many people think that they may be experiencing an allergic reaction to a cleanse kit.   Remember that when you cleanse, your body is releasing the toxins that have built up in your system.
Here are some of the more common short-term reactions you can have during your cleansing extravaganza:
•    Headache
•    Fatigue, or in some cases, restlessness
•    Skin disturbances, especially breakouts
•    Muscle tightness/aches