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WarPath

As peace loving humans, we generally think of war as a dirty word. We love and promote our armed forces and are so grateful for their service and sacrifces, but I think all of us consider war to be a necessary evil, only for defense, and something that is to be avoided if at all possible. There is another kind of war that is a necessary evil as well. The enemies are many and very sneaky. They can catch up with you and overtake you like the proverbial frog in water that slowly heats up until boiling. That frog never...

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Brain Power

Brain power, who doesn’t want a more powerful brain? In our world of constant bombardment ofchemicals and overstimulation on so many fronts, your brain is a warrior that does its best to makesense of it all even when sometimes it just doesn’t make sense.  Bacopa monnieri, also known as water hyssop (and a few other names),is used to support brain functions such as memory, creativity andmotivation. Originally from India, it grows in waterlogged and swampyareas all around the world. You can even use it in your fish tank as adecorative plant. It is a “creeping herb” that has been used...

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What to do about a Virus?

Viruses are a fact of life. This year the world is facing a big one – SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 or the novel corona virus depending on what you want to call it. It may not ultimately be as deadly as some, e.g. Ebola, but it is serious enough to be called a pandemic having spread around the world in a matter of months. It is amazing how connected the world is today, and the spread of this particular virus has illuminated that. It is on the news every night and people are alarmed. I’m not sure that the current run...

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System Fresh

System Fresh

Cascara Sagrada (no not hakuna matata!) is one of the ingredients in System Fresh,The Green Herb’s herbal detox supplement. While doing its thing as part ofdetoxing your system this “sacred bark” is said to exercise the colon muscles. That’sright! You can get your exercise and your detox too, all while sitting at your desk orwatching TV! Well, it’s probably not going to replace your regular work out routine,but it’s good to know that there’s hope for the colon that gets a little jammed upfrom time to time.Back in the day cascara sagrada was used by Native Americans as a natural...

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