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Kale, Hemp, and Avocado Smoothie Recipe

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This smoothie is an excellent choice for times when you're looking to cleanse and feel light but still need enough substance to propel you through a busy day.

Hemp seeds are an excellent source of plant protein, providing all essential amino acids that your body can't manufacture on its own. Hemp is also a rich source of essential fatty acids - both omega-3 and omega-6 - that support optimal functioning of your cardiovascular and nervous systems. Contrary to popular myth based on the common origin of hemp and marijuana, it's virtually impossible to test positive for marijuana use from eating a small amount of hemp seeds on a regular basis. Read more

 

Would Those In Our Circle Of Life Choose Us In Another Lifetime?

Widespread stay-at-home policies are leading to an increase in domestic violence all over the globe.  

This is a sad reality that social workers and first responders are well aware of - statistics indicate that whenever families spend more time together, domestic violence increases.   Read more

 

When Can We Expect COVID-19 To End?

This is an excellent summary of how South Korea has managed to contain COVID-19 more effectively than many other countries thus far. What follows are Dr. Woo Joo Kim's key points on COVID-19 and what we can expect in the months ahead.

The Chinese government notified the World Health Organization of COVID-19 on December 31, 2019. Read more

 

The Wind of the Day

This lovely piece comes from the soundtrack for Crash Landing On You, a Korean drama series that has been wildly popular throughout East Asia since its release at the end of 2019. Read more

 

Please Don't Hoard Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine is receiving a lot of press for its use in treating some of the symptoms of COVID-19.  So much so that it's starting to be hoarded by people who see it as a viable self-treatment tool should they become infected with SARS-CoV2.  

How are people even getting access to hydroxychloroquine?  Through prescriptions written by doctors and dentists.  Yes, some doctors and dentists are hoarding it for themselves, but they are also writing prescriptions for family and friends who want to have a stash of it just in case. Read more

 

Giving Thanks

Many thanks to those who wrote in with good wishes - we are enormously blessed to be connected with such a caring community.

We are immensely grateful that no one was injured in the earthquake. Once the initial shock was over with, we were relieved and thankful to find that there was little to no damage to our inventory. It appears that we will be able to return to regular operations on Monday once clean-up efforts are completed and the warehouse can ensure everyone's safety going forward. Read more

 

Earthquake in Utah

On Wednesday morning, Utah was rattled by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake.  The damage at our warehouse was extensive, though we are extremely thankful that no one was killed, which was an incredible blessing given that many heavy objects fell from the roof and from racks of inventory.

We are in the midst of assessing damages, and our best guess is that we won't be able to ship out any products until early next week at the earliest - please know how sorry we are for this delay.  All orders that were submitted after 10:30 am EST on Tuesday March 17 will go out as soon as possible. Read more

 

Update From Our Catalogue

For those who make use of products at our catalogue, please know that due to the earthquake that occurred in Salt Lake City, UT today, our warehouse has had to temporarily close down to ensure everyone's safety.

We are very sorry that orders that were scheduled to go out today will not be sent out until the warehouse is back up and running, which won't be until at least early next week. Read more

 

COVID-19 Update

In monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm feeling more optimistic than I was about a week ago, primarily because it's clear that more countries are understanding the importance of social distancing, canceling unnecessary gatherings, avoiding non-essential travel, and supporting the health care system.

Canada and the United States appear to be learning from what is happening in Italy, Spain, and other European countries.   Read more

 

Lower Intake Of Refined Carbohydrates To Reduce Inflammation

A tip for those experiencing some degree of chronic inflammation:  install an app on your phone, tablet, or computer that tracks your macros - that is, the total number of grams of carbohydrates, fat, and protein you ingest daily.  I personally use:

MyFitnessPal

In tracking your macros, aim to keep the total number of carbohydrates you ingest to less than 150 grams per day.  If you have significant issues with blood sugar regulation, inflammation, or obesity, aim for no more than 100 grams of carbohydrates per day. Read more

 

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