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Turmeric, Cinnamon and Coconut Milk Ice Cream

We love ice cream, and this creamy-textured play on Ruth’s Golden Milk will not leave you disappointed! As turmeric hums its anti-inflammatory tune, it partners with cinnamon, which can help balance blood sugar levels and coconut milk, which is full of antioxidants. This sweet treat full of health benefits is worth waiting for, and time is certainly something we have on our hands right now! Ingredients 2 cans of full-fat coconut milk ¼ cup maple syrup 2 ½ tsp turmeric…

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Reishi and the Immune System

Ganoderma lucidum, otherwise known as REISHI mushrooms, are part of the Fungi kingdom and have been used in oriental medicine for centuries. Reishi mushrooms are full of bioactive1 molecules such as terpenoids and steroids and the protein within this mushroom are full of amino acids. So, what does this mean when it comes to the immune system? And how might Reishi mushrooms support our multilayered defense system on a cellular level? Reishi mushrooms are taken in either powder, capsule, or…

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What is a Layered Immune Defense System?

The team at XTEND5 has been taking a look at the complexities of our immune system. We have been looking at how it works as a layered defense system1 that supports us on a cellular level. In this blog we will walk you through each layer and what role it plays in protecting. We will also discuss what we can do to enhance and promote a healthy immune system. Our immune system has a layered strategy of three primary defenses.…

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What is the Adaptive Immune System?

The adaptive immune system1 acts to discern what pathogens (an infectious agent that can cause disease) are foreign to the body and destroy them before they cause harm. The adaptive immune system responds to kill invading pathogens via an innate immune response, which is activated directly by the pathogens themselves. As a result of the pathogen and innate immune response interacting, they stimulate and activate an adaptive immune response. Aren’t our bodies intelligent! The innate immune system can distinguish between…

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Roasted Beets with Ginger

If you haven’t noticed by now, I LOVE beets, so why not use them to bring some bold color to your plate while helping lower blood pressure and decrease inflammation? Then look no further. Beats are versatile, grounding, and high in fiber. Partnered with the anti-inflammatory properties of ginger, and we are onto a salad that is always on your side! Ingredients 1 bunch of organic beetroot / about 1lb washed and scrubbed 1/4 cup olive oil Salt and freshly…

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Our Efforts to Help Those Most Affected by COVID-19

A message from our founder… Our hearts and prayers are going out to those deeply affected in these times. Among those most affected are seniors. We are currently donating 5% of all sale proceeds to the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund. Message from Meals on Wheels America: “Vulnerable seniors are at the greatest risk amid COVID-19. Local Meals on Wheels programs are on the front lines every day, focused on doing all they can to keep older Americans safe…

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Eggs with Turmeric and Garlic Spinach

Why not kick off the day with a dish created to boost the immune system and help reduce inflammation. This simple recipe will have you feeling strong (hello popeye), full and ready for whatever the day brings! Feel free to add avocado on top of this recipe to add some extra essential fats! Ingredients 1 Tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup onions, diced 4 cups fresh spinach (make sure it’s rinsed and dried) ¼ teaspoon turmeric 2 cloves garlic, minced 2…

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What is CBA?

CBA oil (full name Copaiba (co-pie-e-buh)) is an oil-resin native to the Copaifera tree. There are over seventy species of the Copaifera, are usually evergreen, and can grow up to thirty-five meters in height. Located in South and Central America, these trees are recognized by their feather-shaped leaves and thick trunks, which are full of a honeycomb network of capillaries full of the oleoresin. Harvesting and extracting CBA oil is done in a similar method to how you would tap…

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are good for the soul! They have high levels of magnesium in them, which can help combat stress, anxiety, depression, and inflammation. Turmeric supports the fight against inflammation, and ginger supports gut health. This mineral-rich vegetable also makes for a satisfying lunch option, which will slow you down in more ways than one. Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 small onion 2 teaspoons turmeric 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon coriander 1 pound sweet potatoes 2 cups organic…

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What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are all around us! You peel an orange, walk past a rose bush, add a sprig of rosemary to your favorite cocktail, or run your finger through some lavender, and you experience an aroma that permeates the senses; yes, friends, this is all because of terpenes. Terpenes are the aromatic organic hydrocarbons found in plants and even a few insects. They can also be called terpenoids and are nature’s way of attracting pollinators and warding off herbivores that may…

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