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Vitex: the fertility herb

Vitex is a great herb for both men and women, but it is most known for regulating menstrual cycles and improving fertility.  The common name for vitex is chaste berry or monk’s pepper.  Vitex is native to the Mediterranean and Central Asia. It prefers to grow in creek beds and river banks.  It has beautiful slender…

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Osteoporosis: the hidden disease

Osteoporosis: a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Hightower L. Source: Community Medical Center, Missoula, Montana, USA. Abstract Source: Pubmed Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates this number will increase to 41 million by 2015. Ninety percent of bone growth occurs between the ages of 10 and 20. Present lifestyles of adolescents leave…

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Adrenal Fatigue?

Although adrenal fatigue is not considered medical diagnosis it has been demonstrated that when patients are given treatment to support their adrenals the symptoms associated with low functioning adrenals often resolve.  Could it be that laboratory evaluations may not be sensitive enough to detect slightly low levels of the hormones produced by the adrenals, but our…

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