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​Free at Last: What You Need to Know About GMO

It’s impossible to shop in a natural food store or even the local grocery store without seeing the acronym “GMO.” Genetically Modified Organisms are plant or meat products that have had their DNA artificially altered at the gene level in a laboratory.   There is a growing concern about the safety of these genetically altered…

Colon Cancer

Any cancer diagnosis can be frightening, sad and confusing, especially when you don’t have all the answers. Colon cancer, also known as colorectal, is a cancer of the colon or rectum and usually originates from small polyps. Colon cancer affects millions of people each year, but with education and early detection, it can be a…

​A to Zinc

Zinc is known as an essential trace element because very small amounts of it are required for human health. Our bodies need Zinc to function normally; therefore, being deficient in this mineral can lead to a number of issues including growth retardation, low blood pressure, depression, weight loss and diarrhea, among others.   The pancreas,…

​Customer Uses Milkweed Balm for Pain Relief

Renee Mallette-Cota has been using Milkweed Balm cream to treat the neuropathy pain in her hands resulting from chemotherapy treatments. Prior to discovering Milkweed Balm, Mallette-Cota tried a number of prescription medications that left her feeling drowsy, dazed and hopeless.   “I was afraid I was going to have to stop working because I work at…

​Jojoba Oil Deconstructed

Jojoba oil is produced from the seeds of the Jojoba shrub that is grown in the dry regions of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Widely used in cosmetics and lotions, jojoba oil is an emollient which soothes the skin and unclogs hair follicles.   Due to its similarity to human sebum, jojoba is…

Keep that Smile! Know the Risks of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer.

April is National Oral, Head and Neck Awareness Month. Oral cancers are part of a group of cancers commonly referred to as head and neck cancers. Often, these types of cancers are discovered late in their development and have a low survival rate. Raising awareness through screenings provides an opportunity for early detection and treatment…

​Hope Comes in all Shapes and Sizes

Pain associated with cancer often occurs when a tumor presses on nerves or when cancer cells invade bones or organs. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery can also cause pain. When you have something to alleviate the pain, you can start to focus on your life again.   The severity of pain ranges…

​Migraine, Migraine, Go Away

If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, you know it can be severe enough to interfere with sleep, work and everyday activities. The throbbing and pulsating pain of a migraine is usually associated with nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last a few hours or even days and are crippling…

Rebooting Your Active Lifestyle

If you’re undergoing chemotherapy treatments, the last thing on your to do list is exercise, but it may be just what the doctor ordered for a healthier, more energetic road to recovery!   The goal of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments is to cure the cancer or keep it from spreading. Chemotherapy targets cells that…

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