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Yerba Mate: Good Brew from the Guaraní

Rituals involving hot beverages are found all over the globe. East Asia has ancient tea ceremonies, there’s the bitter and spicy hot chocolate of Central America, and much of the industrialized world can barely open its eyes without a morning cup of coffee. As common as it is for North Americans to meet to discuss…

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May 26, 2015
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Zinc Deficiency Linked to Immune System Response, Specifically Inflammation

Zinc has a long history known as the mineral of the immune system. New research from Oregon State University demonstrated that it appears to affect how the immune system responds to inflammation. A zinc deficiency may play a role in chronic diseases that involve inflammation, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. I see this…

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April 2, 2015