Monthly Archives: May 2011

Skin – It is what is inside that counts.

Skin is the body’s largest organ. The skin has multiple functions – one being that it is an important organ of elimination. The Chinese medical system refers to the skin as the third kidney – meaning that it functions to … Continue reading

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Probiotics – Try these for your health!

Acidophilus and other probiotics are familiar to many. Probiotics are the healthy bacteria that inhabit our gut. The average healthy person has 4-5 pounds of these critters in their intestinal tract. The word “probiotic” means “for life”. Probiotics have several … Continue reading

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EHV-1 – Immune Support

Today I learned about the devastating effects of the EHV-1 (equine herpes virus – 1). The current outbreak is apparently highly contagious and much more severe than previous outbreaks. There are horses in several western states that are confirmed to … Continue reading

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Iodine – Useful if you need it!

Iodine is an essential trace mineral that we normally obtain in our diet from iodized salt. Deficiency of iodine results in goiter or enlarged thyroid gland. Goiter is usually accompanied by hypothyroid conditions such as fatigue, coldness, constipation, weight gain … Continue reading

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