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The Ancient Chinese Secret to Better Sleep

  Anyone who suffers from insomnia or difficulty sleeping knows the true meaning of exhaustion. Feeling tired but being unable to sleep can be one of the most off-putting feelings anyone can experience. You lay down, and your body is tired, but your mind is racing; you can’t seem to quiet your mind to fall into a restful sleep.Does this sound familiar to you?The good news is there is a well-kept ancient Chinese secret to getting better sleep, thanks to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) (1, 2).In this article, we will describe these well-kept secrets to sleeping better, and tell you about a way to easily gain access to these herbs in the West. But, first, a little background.  What Causes...

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Le Petite Noir

  The change of seasons means that now more than ever, your skin and health are at it's most vulnerable. If you're looking for all-natural solutions to help switch up your routine and get your body ready for the harsh reality that winter brings, try giving Balance Blends a try! I recently sat down with Alandra Michelle of Le Petite Noir to discuss the importance of holistic health and finding ways to create the perfect routine that was just right for her.   Read all about her experience, here. 

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Making the Most of Aromatherapy

One of the best parts of this time of year is when summer turns to fall and you’re presented with the most mesmerizing scents of autumn. Since the seasons are officially beginning to change, there’s no better time to talk about all the amazing benefits of aromatherapy! Aromatherapy is the use of extracts and oils to help relieve stress and benefit one’s health. In other words, it’s the perfect air freshener solution for any health-conscious consumer. So why all the hype? Aromatherapy not only smells wonderful but can also help boost your mood and lighten up your home environment. It helps many unify their psychological, spiritual and personal processes and ultimately helps promote a healthy healing process. Whether you're boosting...

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Immune Boosting Green Juice Recipe

Summer is quickly approaching, and before you rip off your sweaters and trade in that Vitamin C for a Pina Colada on the beach, be sure to keep your immune system in tip top shape. It is no better time than now to prepare your body for the fall weather and cold season, as strengthening your body’s reserves now can help create more resiliency and a better defense system. After all, your body doesn’t only need immune support during the colder months - it needs it all the time!   Our solution: juicing. Juicing is one of the most beneficial ways to see improvements in your hair, skin and the overall health of your body. Described as one of the...

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Bupleurum (Chai Hu) to Deal with Anxiety - Center Yourself With This Herb When It’s Time to Chill Out

  Anxiety is part of our human nature but sometimes we just need to center ourselves and chill out before we do harm to our bodies and minds. We advocate using natural ingredients that pack a punch but are safe for our bodies. When it comes to anxiety, you need to learn about  a bright, sickle-shaped plant that helps balance the body during times of stress called Chai Hu. Chai Hu is the Chinese name for Bupleurum. Think of Bupleurum, a detoxifying herb, as the peacekeeper that brings opposing forces back to a neutral state. In Chinese tradition, it is believed that living life with opposing forces can disturb the flow of Qi (pronounced chē, aka energy) to the organ meridian systems...

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