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Healthy Habits Jennifer Wimmer

Healthy Habits; Himalayan Pink Salt

Himalayan Pink Salt In the March 25th edition of the Hancock Clarion, you may’ve read my column on Celtic sea salt. https://www.hancockclarion.com/2023/05/24/celtic-sea-salt/ Another salt that is comparable to it, in that it has more of the vital minerals that we need for optimal health, is pink Himalayan sea salt. I, personally, prefer Celtic sea salt,…

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Healthy Habits; be cautious of TSP food additive

  Trisodium phosphate (TSP) is used as a paint thinner, cleaning agent, stain remover, degreaser and…FOOD ADDITIVE? Yes, that’s correct; it is also used as a common additive in many processed meats, packaged & frozen foods, box mixes, baked goods and fast foods/restaurant foods. Some of the many negative side effects of consuming foods with…

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Healthy Habits; Copper

Copper Copper is an essential mineral that we need in small amounts. Studies show that it is common for people to be low in copper. It’s very important to make sure you get the right amount each day according to your weight/dosage recommendation, because too much copper could cause health problems. Here are just some…

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Healthy Habits: Sassafras

Healthy Habits: Sassafras root bark was traditionally used for the most delicious beverage (in my opinion) known to humans – root beer!  After enormous amounts of sassafras were fed to lab rats and the safrole in it allegedly causing them liver damage and cancer, the FDA banned it and root beer companies stopped using the…

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Healthy Habits; Galangal Root

Healthy Habits: Galangal Root There are 2 varieties of this cancer-fighting root, greater and lesser. Galangal is related to turmeric and ginger and has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda for centuries, as it’s native to Asia. https://specialtyproduce.com/produce/Galangal_Root_618.php It is similar in appearance to ginger, and contrastingly has a flavor described as bitter,…

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Healthy Habits; Yellow Dock

  Healthy Habits: Yellow Dock Also known as curly dock and field sorrel, yellow dock’s leaves, roots and seeds can be made into a tincture, tea, decoction, syrup or poultice, for internal and external healing and nourishment. Harvesting should be done in early spring, the year after planting. The young leaves can also be rinsed…

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Healthy Habits; NAC

Healthy Habits: NAC NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) is a semi-essential amino acid that breaks down into cysteine and is then metabolized into glutathione, an important antioxidant to help your immune system work at its best. www.healthline.com/nutrition/nac-benefits Here are some of the other possible health benefits of NAC: promotes tissue-building & repair, detoxes, antimicrobial, supports fertility, balances…

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Healthy Habits: GABA

  Healthy Habits: GABA Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter naturally occurring in the central nervous system. It is an amino acid that relieves anxiety, reduces muscle spasms, promotes a restful & healing sleep, lowers blood pressure and boosts immunity. While blood tests cannot indicate a GABA deficiency, decreased levels of GABA could…

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