Catalyn: The Great Multi-Vitamin

We often recommend vitamins and other supplements to people for a few reasons. 1) they may be severely deficient in them, as in the case of vitamin D, and 2) even if you diet is great, our soil is not as nutrient dense as it once was. So, for both of the reasons above, there is a deficiency problem that needs to be addressed.

Catalyn fills the gap that many of us have in our nutrition. It was the first vitamin made by Standard Process back in 1929. It has since been tweaked and revised to ensure that it remains a complete whole food vitamin. It includes 12 whole food ingredients: carrot, sweet potato, nutritional yeast, bovine adrenal, bovine liver, bovine spleen, ovine spleen, bovine kidney, pea vine, alfalfa, mushroom and oats.

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Growing Healthy Children

When becoming a parent, there are so many things that we need to think about – food, sleep, clothes, shelter, manners, education, social interactions, and so much more. We always question our decisions and hope and pray that we are doing everything right.

I believe that there is a reason to question our choices. Right now in the US, we have a growing number of children with chronic diseases. What is happening to us as a society? Well, to start, we have a growing number of medical interventions that at times do more harm than good. As I’ve always said, there is a time and a place for medicine, and we extremely blessed to have the technology that we do. Unfortunately, even though we have the best technology, we are still ranked 34th in the world of healthiest countries.

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The Great Fish Oil Debate!

I’m sure by now we’ve all heard about the amazing benefits of taking fish oil. But what exactly does that mean? Well, a Harvard study has recently concluded that many deaths per year – and I’m talking like 96,000 deaths, could be prevented by getting enough omega-3 fatty acids, aka fish oil. The fish oil benefits include decreasing the risk of heart disease and stroke while also helping reduce symptoms of depression, hypertension, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain, arthritis and chronic skin ailments like eczema. Fish oil intake has also been associated with aiding the body in weight loss, fertility, pregnancy and increased energy.

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Why We All Should Have Indoor Plants

As we are busy planting our outdoor gardens, take a moment to read about the importance of keeping the inside flourished as well. As many people already know, pollutants can be found both indoor and outdoor. Interestingly enough, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that there are more indoor pollutants affecting health than outdoor. Indoor pollutants may include: gases such as radon and carbon monoxide, household products, mold, pesticides, pollen, tobacco and materials used in building and furniture. How can indoor plants help? Plants help reduce carbon dioxide levels in the air, and they release oxygen. If you keep 2 to 4 medium sized plants for every 100 square feet, you can eliminate a whopping 87 percent of air toxins in about 24 hours. Here is a list of 5 easy to care for plants that can help eliminate indoor toxins in your home. Chinese Evergreen – The Chinese evergreen has striped leaves and is easy to care for. It requires a light spots in the house, but avoid direct afternoon sunlight and overwatering it. Dracaena – Dracaena can have tree-like woody stems and can grow 5 to 6 feet tall. You can keep them in medium to brightly lit areas. They require weekly waterings.

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Trace Mineral B-12 - Why Should I Take It?

Trace Minerals-B12 was originally designed for patients with undulant fever (rising and falling fever passed from animal to human from untreated milk products). It contains a lot of manganese, which is depleted by undulant fever. This product also contains zinc, copper, iodine and vitamin B12 – all trace minerals, meaning that our bodies require low amounts of all of these minerals to help perform regulatory and structural functions.

Manganese is an enzyme activator and a ligament strengthener and has been found by doctors in the field to be useful for people with herniated discs. In the case of herniated discs, which are often times extremely painful, taking this supplement can strengthen the ligaments around the disc which will provide more support and decrease discomfort.

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