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Give the Gift of Herbs for Father’s Day
Struggling to find the right gift for the dads in your life? Whether they’re a brand new dad or a seasoned grandfather, a dad on the go, or a fitness fanati...
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Beautiful Skin Begins with Liver and Gut Health
05/29/2024Vanessa Mardones, PhD
Did you know that a glowing complexion begins with healthy digestion and detoxification? Read more to find out how. Better Absorption of Essential Nutrient...
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Cycle Series: The Follicular and Ovulatory Phase
In the second installment of our cycle series, we'll be talking through the follicular and ovulatory phases and giving you simple ways to improve and suppor...
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Top 3 Secrets of Japanese Longevity
05/13/2024Vanessa Mardones, PhD
People in Japan have some of the highest life expectancies in the world, what’s their secret? We’ve got the tea, and we’re ready to spill! Food is Medicine...
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Take the Edge Off with Yuzu
Yuzu 101: Traditional and Medicinal Uses
On the hillsides of the Shikoku and Kyushu islands grows a mandarin-like fruit that many people living outside of Japan have never seen before. Until just r...
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Demystifying Sweeteners
A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…In a most delightful way 🎶 Aspartame, stevia, glycerin, oh my! Many of us are trying to be more mindful o...
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Brain + Skin Connection: Beauty is More Than Skin Deep
03/22/2024Vanessa Mardones, PhD
Communication between the brain and skin is a two-way street The mind-body connection has been recognized as an axis of health since antiquity, from the an...
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3 Herbalist Tips for Aging Gracefully and Appreciating the Skin We’re In
Getting older is a fact of life, looking older isn’t. We all know someone who is older than us but looks fantastic for their age. It’s not an accident. Thes...
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The Honest Youth™ tincture
The Honest Youth™’s Traditional Japanese Roots
03/11/2024Vanessa Mardones, PhD
Several key ingredients in The Honest Youth™ have a long history of use in traditional Japanese Kampo medicine, as well as in traditional Chinese Medicine a...
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The Honest Youth tincture
Meet The Honest Youth™
Every day we are faced with stressors, whether they’re environmental (air pollution), physical (muscle tension), or psychological (financial worries). These...
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