Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinalis), the common garden weed that produces a beautiful yellow flower and eventually a stalk with seeds that is scattered in the wind, producing a colourful field of Dandelion flowers. This common garden weed is probably my favourite herb of all time because it contains carotenoids, sesquiterpene lactones and has powerful diuretic properties. […]

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The boom for the raw foods industry is not limited to the grocery store aisles. Juice shops are opening in cities across the country, promoting the benefits of consuming raw, fresh-pressed fruits and vegetables. Bottled, unpasteurised juices are becoming more readily available at mainstream stores and even coffee shop chains.   With this influx of […]

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The liver is the largest organ in the body and functions as an enormous filter and detoxification centre. It is also involved in the metabolism of a range of essential nutrients required by the body such as specific proteins and bile acids. The liver has several important roles to play and although it is a […]

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