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Why all Humans need VITAMIN C

October 22nd, 2014 · Dr. Kane's Articles, nutrition · , , , , , ,

Q: If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only take one nutritional or herbal substance with you, what would you choose?   A: Without a doubt, the substance I choose is essential to immune function.  Humans don’t produce this vital substance, and our adrenal glands require massive amounts of […]

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instead, try the health promoting “bullet proof” turmeric drink. Yum!

August 31st, 2014 · Dr. Kane's Articles, Naturopathic News, nutrition · , , , , , , , , , , , ,

from a colleague: For my bulletproof turmeric, I have used coconut oil, butter, honey, and spices to optimize digest and the absorption of curcumin.  Curcumin is notoriously difficult to absorb, but fats and spices, particularly the black pepper in the garam masala, greatly increase our absorption of curcumin into the blood stream.  1 cup water […]

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Wild About Pure Synergy

November 23rd, 2009 · Naturopathic News · , , ,

Wild About ‘Pure Synergy’ I’m really enjoying my latest discovery of a multi vitamin/mineral/superfood.  Check out ‘Pure Synergy‘ and read founder Mitchell May’s story. ‘Pure Synergy’ is an amazing product; tastes good and makes me feel utterly radiant!  Start with a small amount daily and build up to 1 heaping tablespoon daily.  If you place […]

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Overheard at Rainbow Foods

September 30th, 2009 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , , , , ,

Overheard in the Healthfood Store Two friends, Linda and Jenna, who work at Rainbow Foods in beautiful downtown Juneau, Alaska, agreed to pick out a few quirky popular requests from customers and pass them along to me.

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Natural Strategies to Prevent “Swine Flu”

September 7th, 2009 · Naturopathic News · , ,

Healthcare providers and concerned citizens worldwide want to prevent H1N1 flu, now considered a pandemic, from infecting their communities, schools, hospitals and families.

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Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)

April 15th, 2008 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , , , , , , ,

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), particularly the seeds, has been used medicinally for over 2000 years.  Ancient writings recommend milk thistle not only for liver and gall bladder disorders, but for poisoning of all kinds including from toxic mushrooms and snakebites. The modern use of milk thistle extract began in 1949 when animal studies showed that […]

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Oregano — Wonder Herb

April 14th, 2008 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , , ,

Origanum vulgare (Oregano) is native to Greece, but mostly produced today in Turkey. Like all mints, the plant has a squared stem and is extremely aromatic. Oregano loves hot dry weather and grows well at high altitudes also. The active ingredients, found in the leaves, are the volatile oils thymol and carvacol. These oils have […]

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