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Oral Hygiene and the Health of the Body

Years ago, a physician who suspected a patient had heart disease would probably not refer him to a gum specialist. The same holds true for diabetes and arthritis. Times have changed. The past 5 to 10 years have seen a growing body of research linking the health of your mouth to the overall health of your body. According to the American Dental Association, 40 percent of people with gum disease also have a chronic health condition. What’s feeding the link? Not taking proper care of your mouth results in bacterial growth, which causes inflammation that not only spurs diseases of the teeth and gums, but can cause problems for other body systems if left unchecked. Oral problems can also be a symptom of other diseases...

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10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Come visit us at either location for some great ideas for gifts to give your mother this holiday! Here we have compiled a list of fun, sweet, unique, and heartfelt gift ideas for you mother, grandmother, or any other special woman in your life. All the products you can get here at South River are marked with a blue seal in the bottom corner. 1. Novelty Gifts           Bath & Cosmetic It's common knowledge that sometimes mom needs a break and to treat herself. Bring the spa home with luxury bathing accessories and all-natural soaps and lotions. Pair with some aromatherapy or lightly scented candles for the most relaxing bath of her life. Our Picks:   2. Goat's Milk Soap No dry skin here! This gentle formula comes in a...

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What's the Deal with Fermented Foods?

Power Up Your Gut with Fermented Foods Fermented foods may be setting a trend lately, but these nutrient-potent foods have been around for thousands of years in Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and German cultures. For people living without modern medicine and refrigeration, fermentation was a simple means of food preservation and a way to imbue foods with the health-enhancing properties of the live bacteria the gut needs to stay in balance. Fermented foods are a potent source of probiotics, which research has shown are essential to powering up the mucosal immune system in your digestive tract and producing antibodies to pathogens. Both are key to helping you maintain vibrant health. Why probiotics are so important You may not even realize just how many fermented foods you already enjoy in...

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Power of Probiotics

Body Defenders With 80% of your immune system located in your gut, having balanced intestinal flora is a major factor in defending your body against disease. Balanced gastrointestinal (GI) flora is critical to the functioning of the immune system, synthesis of nutrients, and detoxification. Balanced GI flora is also necessary for regular and normal bowel movements. Flora imbalances can be caused by poor diet, illness, use of antibiotics, and stress. Symptoms can include persistent gas, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea. To maintain or rebalance GI flora, consider adding probiotics to your diet. Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to the beneficial microorganisms naturally found in your GI tract. The most common probiotic bacteria come from two groups, lactobacillus or bifidobacterium, although many other...

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About South River Estro Support

What is Estro Support? Estro Support is a gluten-free nutritional support for symptoms related to premenstrual syndrome. With a natrual tropical mango flavor, this specialized supplement supports a healthy hormone balance. Great for: Women ages 15-35 Men’s acne Estrogen metabolism Cyclical acne Estro Support provides a specialized blend of macronutrients with all essential vitamins and minerals, along with non-soy phytoestrogens, antioxidants, and flaxseed hull that were specially selected for their ability to promote healthy estrogen metabolism and healthy hormone balance. Directions Blend or shake about 2 level scoops (46 grams) of Estro Support into 8 ounces of water, juice, or milk (soy, almond, rice, or organic cow’s milk) twice daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner....

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Natural Allergy Relief

Seasonal allergies getting the best of you? over the counter allergy medicine making you feel groggy or not getting the job done?  try our all natural allergy relief supplements. NATURAL D-HIST Natural D-Hist is a targeted blend of flavonoids, antioxidants, proteolytic enzymes and botanicals designed to provide comprehensive support for seasonal challenges caused by common environmental allergens. The formula includes quercetin, bromelain, stinging nettles leaf, and N-acetyl cysteine. The powerful combination actively promotes healthy nasal and sinus passages for individuals with elevated histamine and respiratory irritation. Clinical Applications: Supports Immune Balance in Hypersensitive Individuals Supports Sinus and Respiratory Health Promotes Normal Viscosity of Mucus Clears Nasal Passages Suggested Use: Loading Dose: 2 capsules three times per day for 7-10 days or as recommended by your health care professional. Acute: 2-3 capsules as needed or as recommended...

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Zum Natural Products

Zum Bar Goat’s Milk Soap Zum Bar Goat’s Milk Soap contains simple ingredients such as Saponified 100% food grade olive, palm and castor oils, pure essentials oils, and mineral pigments, coconut, all in goat’s milk base. It’s very moisturizing without stripping your body of precious oils, causing you to feel dry. Goat’s milk has pH balance that acts as a body double of your body’s own skin. Unlike commercial soap goat’s milk contains capric, capronic acids and caprylic and the naturally occurring triglycerides. It helps to keep skin’s oils in balance and moisturize the skin. Zum Face The Zum face products range from cleansing bars, toners, gentle facial serums, facial oils, exfoliating facial scrubs and face kits. This product does not contain a trace of mineral oils, preservatives, dyes,...

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What are natural flavors on food labels

Secret ingredients? We are beginning to understand how important it is to read the labels on our food and know exactly what we are eating. As you scan through the list of ingredients, what you’re not seeing is a lot of hidden ingredients. Hidden ingredients are things that remain undisclosed on the label. Most of the time they are harmless, but if a person has certain food sensitivities, these hidden ingredients could cause trouble. How do we know what we are reading really means what it says? Artificial colors What does this mean? We see this listed on ingredients everywhere! Artificial colors are simply food dyes that are added to foods where the color is not appealing, healthy-looking, or when the product will change colors with age. Some...

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South River Pure Omega 3 Fish Oils

South River Pure Omega 300/600/780 mg EC Pure Omega 300mg, 600mg, and 780mg EC are among our exclusive line of pharmaceutical grade, enteric-coated, ultra-pure fish oils. The molecularly-distilled oils provide the respective milligrams of omega-3 essential fatty acids per softgel, permitting dose flexibility. Independent third party assays document freshness and purity of every batch. The EPA and DHA present in fish oils can be concentrated either as free fatty acids, ethyl esters, or reconstituted triglycerides. Before distilling Before we get to the processing stage in fish oil production, it’s important to take care of the starting materials: non-GMO sardines, mackerel, and anchovies. By taking care and control of the fish at the start of the process, we are ensuring we have the highest quality product by the end. Molecular distillation Mollecular distillation is...

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South River Protein Powder

[caption id="attachment_912" align="alignnone" width="628"] (Basket and back panels for sale in store. Available while supplies last.)[/caption] Organic Vegan Protein Vegan Soy-Free Certified Organic $24.99 for about $1 per serving This soy-free vegan protein powder uses an organic plant protein blend from 4 phyto-sourced proteins: rice, hemp chia, and mushroom. Protein: 13g Fiber: 3g Calories: 85 Fat: 1g Pure Organic Whey Protein Soy-Free Certified Organic $38.99 for nearly a month of daily servings, at just $1.82 per scoop Our protein comes from the milk of cows who live free-ranged and grass-fed. Not only is this humanely-sourced protein, but the natural diet and lack of bovine growth hormones produces a pure, protein-rich product. Our Pure Organic Whey Protein powder focuses on being high in protein and low in carbohydrates and calories. One of our favorite features of this protein is...

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Is This Organic?

[caption id="attachment_902" align="alignnone" width="725"] Creative Commons: Ginny[/caption] With a lot of new research about food products in our supermarkets, there are many people who are choosing to buy organic products for themselves and their families. It wasn't long before people started to realize how hard it was to decipher what was made or grown organically and what was not. With debates about labels and government regulations, identifying certified organic foods is not always a simple task. Here, we discuss two ways to read the labels on your food for when you're thinking to yourself, "is this organic?" Organic Labels These categories are set up by the USDA and all products sold in stores are required to follow them. Not all organic foods need to use the USDA Organic label...

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Not All Fats are Created Equally

[caption id="attachment_860" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo: cyclonebill[/caption] Why all fats are not the enemy The first thing that comes to many people’s minds when talking about fat in our food is a myriad of unhealthy foods such as chocolate cake or cheese fries. Fatty foods have a bad reputation because we know that when we eat a lot of unhealthy foods, it makes us gain weight. In fact, we get so used to eating fatty foods that it makes it easy for us to overeat as well as make us crave fatty foods when we are hungry. What we sometimes don’t realize is that there are more than one type of fat, and the right amount of good fats in our diet can actually help us shed some...

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