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Inflammation is the body’s natural reaction to tissue damage.  But despite your body’s healing efforts, inflammation can be unsightly and painful.  This can be especially true in sensitive or frequently used areas like the face and joints.    Much to the dismay of the pharmaceutical industry’s best efforts, many patients are still seeking out natural… Continue Reading

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(Vitis vinifera)   Grapes are round or oval berries that grow on woody vines in clusters ranging from about fifteen to nearly three hundred. Grapes feature semi-translucent juicy flesh encased in a smooth skin and may contain edible seeds.   Categorized as either “white” (green in color) or “black” (crimson, dark blue, deep purple, and… Continue Reading

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(Prunus avium/Prunus cerasus)   Cherries are drupe, or stone fruit, aptly named because their juicy flesh surrounds a hard center seed. Members of the Rosaceae family, genus Prunus, cherries are a distant relative to peaches, plums, and apricots.  Interestingly, the term “cherry tree” can be applied to all members of the genus Prunus, no matter… Continue Reading

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(Vaccinium macrocarpon)   An evergreen dwarf shrub that grows in acidic soil in the Northern Hemisphere, cranberries are related to bilberries, blueberries and huckleberries.  Cranberries are one of a handful of fruits including Concord grapes and blueberries that are native to North America.   Cranberries were originally called craneberries because their pink blossoms resembled that… Continue Reading