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Baked Pear Oatmeal

Baked Pear Oatmeal Wouldn’t you like a hot breakfast that you can pull together before coffee? Baked pear oatmeal sounds like a winner on chilly winter mornings. Freshly chopped pears add a burst of seasonal fruit…

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Salty Nutty Choco Tart

We can’t wait to make this Salty Nutty Choco Tart for our friends and family this holiday season! It’s jam-packed with the tastiest ingredients, like semisweet chocolate, salted nuts, and coconut milk blanketing a crust of…

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Lutein: Studies on Cognition, Vision

Here’s a way to double up your fun with the nutrient lutein. Did you know that the antioxidant lutein, along with carotenoids like zeaxanthin, shows promise in helping eye health, vision, cognition, and memory? Additionally, studies…

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Saving the Next Generation

Martindale’s happily sent a small delegation to attend Delaware County Pregnancy Center’s gala banquet this past October. The pregnancy center, DCPC, does good work right in nearby Chester – our own backyard. Entertainment and dinner were…

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Good Food Month Comes to Springfield

October is Good Food Month 2021. It was only a matter of time before NonGMO Month, Fair Trade Month, and National Seafood Month combined into one. A proactive stance on food purity and ethical practices starts…

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The Wild Goose Hunt is Over – Amla Fruit

The Amla berry tree grows natively in India and parts of Asia. The small fibrous green fruits flaunt whole-food antioxidant vitamins C and E. Traditionally, Ayurvedic medicine uses the sour fruit as a restorative health tonic.…

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Tortilla Ice Cream Boats

Maritime time! Let’s make yummy tortilla ice cream boats full of your best veg ice cream using Siete Cassava tortillas. Shape and bake! This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free. The kids will love it and so…

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Fruits, Veggies – Life Saving Benefits

Late summer fruits and vegetables are simply divine. Early spring spinach enjoyed a break for summer heat and now it is planted anew with the hope of a harvest when cooler nights call. Lancaster area farmers…

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Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bark

Cool Yogurt Bark with Fruit and Granola It’s summertime and the living is easy. What better time to craft a healthy and delicious frozen Greek yogurt confection that the whole family will love. Choose your favorite…

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Ricotta Cheese Your Way

Now that we’ve passed National Cannoli Day, it’s time to review adding healthy ricotta cheese to your diet. Ricotta without the sugar and chocolate chippers goes a long way in a healthy diet. It could be…

Neighborhood Favorite Winner During C19

We are so pleased to announce that we were voted Neighborhood Favorite Grocery Store 2020 in three locations nearby: Scenic Hills in Springfield, Rose Valley, and Linvilla which is Media.   Achieving the Mission Our health…

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Muscle Mass and Strength with Whey Protein

Whey protein comes from dairy and has a great record of effectiveness. Gym lurkers who desire a bulgy physique love the stuff. The protein powder succeeds as an essential part of one’s anti-aging bag of tricks.…

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Freedom Outreach Builds Relationships

Freedom Outreach is a faith-based ministry to inner-city Wilmington that prioritizes relationships. We’ve chosen to donate at a time when appearances would say that so much divides us. Yes, it is prudent to remember that we…

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Purple Pickled Devilish Eggs

You’ve made deviled eggs. We all have at one time or another. However, Purple Pickled Devilish Eggs are light years ahead. Here’s the recipe in two steps. Step 1 – The Purple Pickle Part Ingredients 6…

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Oh K for Kidneys

You may not need much, but need K, you do! With increased Vitamin K levels comes an essential mineral that improves circulation and reduces kidney stones. Reduce Kidney Stones with Vitamin K Good levels of vitamin…

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Keto Ripple Roasted Garlic Smashed Cauliflower

What to do with extra roasted garlic cloves? Grab a few and a head of cauliflower along with Ripple Unsweetened Milk to work! A creative cauliflower dish for garlic lovers is coming your way in this…

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Reducing Food Waste at the Rabbit Rescue

Right here in Delaware County is an animal rescue lovin’ on rabbits. For sure the rescue cares for other critters, too. However, overlooked bunnies have first place in their hearts. Martindale’s now donates produce scraps to…

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Blood Orange Carrot Ginger Kombucha Dressing

We’re making blood orange carrot ginger kombucha vinaigrette while Health-Ade kombucha is on sale. Make a healthy probiotic salad dressing! Start with Tea They take some sweet tea. Then they let a multitude of friendly microbes…

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Turmeric Milk with Ginger

Make yourself, and a friend, a cup of calming golden milk with extravagant aroma and flavors featuring Turmeric Milk with Ginger and other Frontier spices. Don’t you wait all year for the cold-weather flavors of warming…

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkins, galore! What else can I make with pumpkin? Even better, something pumpkin with dark chocolate! Here’s the exact recipe you dream about this time of year: vegan pumpkin bread with 70% Sea Salt Dark Chocolate…

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We’re Pumped for Pumpkin

Pumpkin Foods to Brag About We are so pumped about pumpkin season! With the turning of the autumn leaves come the heavenly flavors conjuring images of frolicking in the fields during harvest season. Perhaps you conjure…

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Dale Reece Awarded INFRA Legacy Award

Dale Reece Awarded for 150-Year-Old Store Dale Reece, primary owner of Martindale’s, accepted an award at a retailer’s national conference in June. INFRA (Independent Natural Food Retailers Association) surprised him in Minneapolis with the 2019 Legacy…

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City Team Harvests T-Shirt Buy-In

City Team Chester is doing something positive about poverty, homelessness, and addiction. It is an organization right in our back yard deserving support. For example, the men’s shelter provides a clean bed, nourishing food, and a…

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In Memory of Franco

Remembering Franco Prezio June 26, 1946 – May 26, 2019   Franco touched the lives of hundreds of people while working in the supplement aisle at Martindale’s. His passion to guide people naturally to good health…

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Beet Alzheimer’s Naturally

Betanin – Beet Pigment May Help Alzheimer’s Doctors don’t know what causes Alzheimer’s disease but suspect a protein, beta-amyloid, binds with metals such as copper or iron, forming clumps that promote oxidation and inflammation. Who knew…

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Dale Picks the Vitamix Prize Winner

May 4th – A Day to Remember May 4th, 2019 was a great day for Martindale’s! Not only was it Customer Appreciation Day with savings throughout the store, but we also had a morning party. The…

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Customer Appreciation Day Coming Soon

Saturday, May 4th 10% More – Discount Day Saturday, May 4th, is our designated Customer Appreciation Day! There will be huge savings throughout the store all day. Over and above big savings from our top brands,…

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Nutritional Visionary – Thomas C. Martindale

Thomas C. Martindale, our store founder’s son, was a pioneer in health and wellness; Philly’s own nutritional visionary. Decades before Dr. Oz, Richard Simmons, or even Jack LaLanne, Thomas C. imported unique dietetic foods for his…

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Prizes, Prizes, Prizes – Our Anniversary Giveaway

Founded in 1869, we are known as the country’s first health food store. We will celebrate our 150th year anniversary this spring with an in-store random drawing Giveaway of cool prizes from our many sponsoring partners.…

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Story of the First Health Food Store

Martindale’s Natural Market enjoys the distinction of being known as the 1st health food store in the country. Newly formed, Oil City, PA was the original location of the market’s founding in 1869. Now located in…

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Weight Loss with Black Seed

Black seed, known as black cumin seed, and a host of other names has been favorited around the world and the fans are increasing. Why? In particular, studies focused on weight loss, accomplished by means of…

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Nine Naturals to Make You Glow

Don’t fake your glow with toxic products that hurt you and your dwelling. Here are nine natural products that will make you glow — inside and out! Polish your sheen with healthy ingredients. These are perfect for…

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CoQ10 Plus Selenium – Dynamic Duo for Longer Life

Selenium and CoQ10 Extend Life Two important facts about these important nutrients, CoQ10 and selenium, you probably didn’t know: Every cell in the body needs selenium to function properly. CoQ10 helps each cell produce energy. Boost…

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Green Leafy Vegetables and Your Brain

Eating one to two servings per day of green leafy vegetables may help slow the natural age-related decline in cognitive abilities. Try spinach in a morning smoothie. In this study, doctors measured the diets of 960…

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Cannabis or Hemp: What’s the Difference?

Hemp History Week 2018 starts June 4th so let’s consider hemp. What do you think about when hearing the word “cannabis”? For many, what immediately comes to mind are mind-altering properties. Less often, people’s first associations…

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Naturally Done Up

Read another blog post from our store’s founder, author Thomas Martindale from his many travels in the Upper Yukon around 1913. Then read today’s sequel. Here is a glimpse into women’s lives more than a hundred…

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Reduce Stroke With Eggs

Easter Eggs and Stroke Traditionally Easter is a time to consider (and decorate) the humble egg. It’s the season to consider new life from humble beginnings. Did you know consuming an egg each day can help…

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Fresh Ways to Make a Bulletproof Latte

Are you a morning person? Does your day’s masterpiece come first thing? You may have heard about adding a rich source of fat to your morning coffee to make a bulletproof latte especially if you’re striving…

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Healthy Vitamin D: H-Pylori and Metabolic Syndrome

Vitamin D improves gut health and reduces chances for metabolic syndrome Healthy Gut Because vitamin D has many positive effects on the body, doctors wanted to study vitamin D and gut health. In this pilot study,…

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In Honor of Bill Martindale

Bill Martindale, a previous owner of Martindale’s Natural Market, has passed on to his eternal reward with his Lord Jesus Christ on November 18th, 2017.   With a lifetime of healthy choices, he lived to just shy of a hundred…

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Breast Cancer Nutritional Update

Breast Cancer Awareness Month reminds us to tune in to what we can do to help prevent breast cancer. Whether you’re primarily thinking of some special person in your life such as your mom, sister, or friend…

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Prediabetic? Think Zinc

The country of Bangladesh has one of the lowest zinc deficiencies in its soil in all of Asia. No wonder the people are poor. Crops cannot be grown without this vital mineral.   The same is…

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Turmeric Powder is Not Just For The Taste Buds

Turmeric is a perennial plant (Curcuma longa) of the ginger family native to India. The powdered turmeric root is a truly amazing herb popularly used as a spice in many delicious recipes as well as an…

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The Incredible and Nutritious Egg

All Local Eggs Getting ready to weather a long day at work? Everyone wants to start their day with a healthy nutritious breakfast that will sustain you until the lunch hour. Before you start your day…

Garlic–Nature’s Medicine

Celebrate your love of garlic by learning some interesting facts about this vegetable. There is much to be learned about garlic, its history, what it can do for your body and how to use it. Did…

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Magnesium and Artery Calcification

Nutrients Protect Against Heart and Circulatory Diseases Calcium can build up on artery walls, raising chances for heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Earlier studies found a link between low levels of magnesium…

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Memorial Service for Jim Martindale

Jim Martindale, a previous owner just short of a hundred years old, passed on March 19, 2017, to his eternal reward with his Lord Jesus Christ. He survived his sweet wife, Fran, by several years.   After…

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Going Gluten Free – Not Always Healthy Part 3

Looking for Part 1 and Part 2 of this series? Up Your Quality Replace the gluten infused foods you have eliminated with healthy whole foods. Try not to replace regular, unhealthy processed foods with processed gluten free foods…

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Eye Candy On a Plate – Veggies!

We all know fruits and vegetables are essential to our nutrition but eating healthy these days isn’t always easy and when you’re busy. Don’t feel defeated! Let’s talk about adorning your diet with a rainbow fruit…

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Going Gluten Free: Part 2

Did you miss “Thinking About Going Gluten Free” Part 1 of this series? Read it here. New Mindset   How do you go about living the gluten free lifestyle? Opt for whole natural gluten free foods…

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Thinking About Going Gluten Free? Part 1

Gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity are on the rise. Many Americans have already made the decision to go gluten free for various reasons. Some are suffering from a disease aggravated by gluten called celiac disease. Others are…

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Cacao or Cocoa?

You’re a chocolate lover. In honor of  National Dark Chocolate Day, we thought you may be interested in knowing which dark chocolate has the highest health benefits. We don’t mean the chocolate bar you may find at…

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Coconut Oil: Nature’s Multi-Tasking Superfood

There are many uses and benefits of coconut oil and there is good reason why it is labeled a superfood. As one of the world’s healthiest foods known to man, coconut oil’s properties make this food…

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Tips On Maintaining Good Health In 2017

Entering into the new year is always a new and exciting time for change and growth. Many are looking forward to new arenas in life and how they can better themselves. Some even enter into a…

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Gift Cards for An Overflowing Heart

We want you to know that we have beautiful Martindale’s Gift Cards here for all your special people.   A Gift Card Makes a Great Gift You could elect to wander our intriguing aisles finding yummy…

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5 Mood-Boosting Foods

Now that the winter months are upon us, many people begin feeling the “blues.” With our daylight hours dwindling and nights growing longer and colder, many Americans face changes in mood and energy. There are natural…

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Attention! Nutrients for a Better Brain

Studies have shown certain nutrients improve cognition, memory, and attention in adults. Here are reports about recent studies of vitamin K and the herb Bacopa monnieri. Vitamin K and Cognition A new discovery links vitamin K…

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Java Joe – Moving On

It’s been almost 20 years and Joe is retiring! You may know him as “the coffee guy” because his expertise with all things coffee has served our customers for many years. Joe, as the coffee buyer, has…

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Apple Crunch Day 2016

Sabold Elementary Doing Healthy Education Sabold Elementary School, in Springfield, PA, teaches our kids about health, nutrition, and safety. Martindale’s Natural Market is proud to be a part of that! Each year, we breathlessly await October and the turning…

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Two Benefits of Fenugreek

Fenugreek Seed Fenugreek. Perhaps you know flavorful fenugreek seed extract from the pea family as an herbal flavoring in mostly Indian dishes, or a natural remedy for indigestion. Some use it to help increase breast milk…

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Local Blood Drive

Today the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce hosted our local American Red Cross Blood Drive. We are chamber members and are pleased to support this great opportunity of service by encouraging staff to give blood while on…

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Thomas Martindale on Wildwood

Thomas Martindale, the founder of what is now known as the 1st U.S. health food store, was a prolific author, merchant, and hunter. He loved nature. Thomas Martindale writes of the Wildwood area in the year…

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Bruschetta with Heirloom Tomatoes

Scrap common bruschetta and make yours special. Make homemade bruschetta with genuine heirloom tomatoes! The best in tomato flavor comes from true heirloom heritage. Here’s what to do: Cut 8 organic heirloom tomatoes into halves, discarding…

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Philly Cheese Steak With Local Beef

A visit to the Philadelphia area wouldn’t be complete without indulging in Philly Cheese Steak. Choose local, high quality, hormone-free beef from our farmers in Lancaster County and make it yourself. It’s easy! Ingredients Grass-fed beef…

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We’re Celebrating Retailer of the Year

Martindale’s Natural Market is thrilled to be one of two stores nationwide awarded Retailer of the Year 2015. Enzymedica – The Enzyme Experts – granted this distinction last week in the form of a custom wall…

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Can Natural Remedies Boost Our Mood?

Bad moods can come and go throughout our daily grind. It might be a spilled coffee followed by a stubbed toe that sets you off. But sometimes, prolonged high-pressure situations can lead to depression or blues…

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Regarding an Inspiring Yukon Woman in 1913

Read an excerpt from Thomas Martindale, our store’s original founder He married an Indian woman who is without question the handsomest woman of her race that I have yet seen… She is an adept with the…

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More Vitamin E for Millennials

Are you a millennial? You are probably low in Vitamin E. Nearly 9 out of 10 people age 20 to 30 were low in this vital nutrient in a recent study. Recently, a large study done…

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Healthy Coffee

Scientists first discovered antioxidants in green coffee beans in 1988 but worried that roasting could destroy them. Researchers in this study found that roasting, aging, grinding, and brewing coffee produces a different class of antioxidants that…

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700 Organic Apples for Apple Crunch Day

We are so pleased to provide pure organic apples to our local school for Apple Crunch Day! Four Seasons distributor joined Martindale’s Natural Market in the donation. Nothing but the best for our local kids! Watch…

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Grapefruit Splendor

How often do you contemplate the majesty of a common grapefruit? Here’s your chance. Let’s start with a grapefruit recipe. Sip this delightful, refreshing, and cleansing fruit-and-vegetable thirst quencher! Ingredients: 1 large grapefruit, peeled and quartered…

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A New Sign for Martindale’s

Got a new logo. Then new canopies. Now we have a new sign on our store front. Day or night you’ll be able to find us far more easily even from the middle of Baltimore Pike…

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Celebrate National Gummy Worm Day

Celebrate National Gummy Worm Day! No need for icky food colorings and slimy ingredients you wouldn’t feed your dog. You and the kids can enjoy all natural gummies here: gummy bears and gummy worm omega 3.…

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Fair Trade for a Good Appetite

Fair Trade Bananas, Vanilla, Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate! These are just a few of the amazing foods we get from farming communities of the world. Fair Trade Day usually occurs in May. Let’s make the world…

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Bernardine Center Food Pantry

Since 1986 The Bernardine Center has provided emergency food to low income households in Chester.   Some food is supplied through government resources, but the food pantry also depends on local business and individuals to help…

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Take Care of Our Earth

Earth Day. This means the whole earth: sky, clouds, trees, grass, dirt and all that lives here. Let’s consider the dirt. The dirt on planet earth is alive with life. Usually. Earthworms, microbes, bacteria and minerals…

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Curcumin Helps Osteoarthritis of Knees

Osteoarthritis (OA) has no cure but herbal remedies can help. The knee is a complex creation and when arthritis occurs in the knee it can affect cartilage, ligaments, underlying bone and even the lining of the joint. About 13% of…

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3 Nutrients That Boost Vision

You say you eat enough veggies. Are you consuming enough of the type that support vision? Nutrients that support vision must be sought after. Alternatively, you could take supplements. Zeaxanthin, Lutein, Omega 3 To function well,…

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Nutrients Relieve Nausea and Vomiting

The standard treatment for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is dimenhydrinate, commonly known as Dramamine, an over-the-counter drug for motion sickness. Because of its side effects of drowsiness, doctors in this study were interested in finding a…

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High Fiber Helps Blood Sugar

Dietary fiber is useful for many things. Insoluble fiber, like wheat bran, is not digested and is perfect for constipation sufferers as it helps keep you regular. Soluble fibers, like glucomannan or acacia, help your body keep…

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Wintertime Broccoli Soup

Who cares if it’s winter? Broccoli soup is enjoyable all year round. Choose organic broccoli for the most delicious batch you’ve ever made. Ingredients 4 minced garlic cloves 1 Vidalia onion two carrots chopped into pennies…