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Pine bark, botanical name Pinus pinaster, is a maritime pine native to southwest France that also grows in countries along the western Mediterranean. Pine bark contains a number of beneficial compounds that are extracted from the bark in a way that doesn’t destroy or damage the tree.

Goldenrod, or solidago, is a plant used as a traditional approach to diabetes, gout, and arthritis. It is also used as a mouth rinse to reduce discomfort and swelling in the mouth and throat. While folk medicine regards it as a natural approach for supporting the body against a wide range of issues, its ability to aid and soothe the urinary tract is more than folklore. In fact, modern science supports its use as a protector of urinary tract and kidney health.

Cellulite — that unsightly, ripply fat around the buttocks and upper legs — has plagued women since the beginning of time, but seems to be more persistent these days. What’s causing it and what can you do to get rid of it? Let’s take a look…

Two thousand years ago, the Greeks and Romans used silver containers to hold and protect perishable liquids against harmful organisms. Silver containers were used until the invention of refrigeration to protect food liquids — such as milk — from spoiling. Using silver in the medical setting came into practice about one hundred and fifty years ago as a means to protect against infection. It remained popular against harmful organisms until the advent of antibiotics.

Your immune system is your frontline defense against environmental toxins, viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microorganisms. Unfortunately, the toxins present in today’s world are weakening the human immune system at an ever-increasing rate and there’s only so much we can do to control what we’re exposed to. On the flip side, certain tools and supplements can help support your immune system.

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