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What is Oil of Oregano?

When most people talk about oregano, they’re usually referring to the herb used in cooking. You’ll find dried oregano in the spice aisle of your local grocery store while fresh oregano is sold in the fruit and vegetable section. You can usually find fresh oregano at your local farmer’s market, too, and some people grow fresh oregano in their gardens.

The plant oregano is a member of the mint family and has multiple anti-microbial and healing properties. It’s also an ancient remedy for narcotic poisoning and seizures. However, there are actually two kinds of oregano. The cooking herb is typically oregano marjoram. There’s another, though: true Oregano (Oregano vulgare).

Magnesium [Mg] Jul 28

Magnesium [Mg]

Why you need magnesium

  • Those who consume more Mg in their diets were less likely to develop type 2 Diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Triggers more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, most importantly the production of energy from the food we eat
  • Generates a response to insulin, the hormone that ushers glucose into the body's cell, where it is used to make energy
  • Makes proteins in the body
  • Maintains muscle and nerve function
  • Sustains a steady heart rhythm, regulates blood pressure
  • Keeps bones and teeth strong

How to get magnesium

  • 1 cup baked acorn squash: 105 mg
  • 1/2 medium Hass avocado: 103 mg
  • 1 oz toasted wheat germ: 90 mg
  • 1 oz almonds (24 nuts): 86 mg
  • 1/2 cup cooked spinach: 65 mg
  • 1 stalk broccoli: 59 mg
  • 1 medium kiwi fruit: 23 mg

 

Choosing a Multiple Vitamin Jun 26

You may have heard people say that if you are eating the right foods, you shouldn’t need to take a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement. However, even a healthy diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables might not be providing you with all the minerals and vitamins that you need. Generations of farming the same land over and over again have depleted the soil of vitamins and minerals.  Soil depletion means that the fruits and vegetables of today are not as nutritious as they were just decades ago. To make up for this loss of nutrients in our food, we recommend that everyone find a good quality multiple vitamin-mineral (MVM) supplement to meet their daily nutrition requirements and keep their body healthy.