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Mary Pat’s Story

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We began the journey of the development of our Root Cider about two years ago. It started pretty simply in our kitchen with the goal of general good health which would in turn reduce visits to the doctor’s office. It worked! Mark immediately saw a difference in the amount and duration of colds, flu, respiratory infections as well as energy …

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8 Health Benefits of Garlic

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Fresh, 100% certified Organic Garlic is one of the ingredients in our Organic Root Cider. You can read more about all the other Fresh, Organic ingredients in our Organic Root Cider on our Ingredients Page. 8 Health Benefits of Garlic was last modified: July 20th, 2018 by m72561

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10 Incredible Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Unless you’ve been hiding out under a rock lately, then you have most likely would have heard about the crazy-good health benefits of apple cider vinegar. There are many health benefits of apple cider vinegar because its filled with raw enzymes and beneficial bacteria from the fermentation process it goes through during its creation. Such benefits as lowering cholesterol, relieving acid …

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University of Maryland Medical Center report on the benefits of Turmeric

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As Turmeric is one of the primary ingredients in Organic Root Cider we thought this would be of interest! Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections , reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems. University of Maryland Medical Center report on the benefits of Turmeric …

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Help Avoid the Flu This Winter

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Several of the Ingredients used in our Organic Root Cider Are among the most recommended to help prevent or if not to help deal with the symptoms of colds or flu. Ginger , Garlic and Lemon are often mentioned as immune boosters and very effective in the treatment of the symptoms of colds or flu. Ginger not only helps your …

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Dr. YouTube…What’s your diagnosis?

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Researchers conducted a keyword search of “seasonal influenza” from January 28 to February 5, 2017. The top most viewed videos that appeared in the search results were included and analyzed for video characteristics, source, and content Dr. YouTube…What’s your diagnosis? was last modified: June 14th, 2018 by m72561

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Avoid cold weather health risks!

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(Dehydration is a problem during cold weather too) When British explorer Henry Worsley died crossing Antarctica In January of 2016, the event made front page news. Less noted was one of the causes of his death: dehydration. Why would dehydration become such a vital factor in frigid temperatures? Losing excessive amounts of body fluid is not usually a hazard associated …

How good is your Cold and Flu IQ?

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(You know, like, feed a cold starve a fever) Web MD’s guide to the most common misconceptions about what causes colds and flu’s — and how to prevent and treat them. Should I Starve a Cold? Starve a cold and feed a fever? Or is it the other way around? The answer: neither. Thomas Tallman, DO, an emergency medicine physician and …

Can cannabinoids be used to treat cancer?

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When cannabinoids activate signaling pathways in cancer cells they can stimulate a cell death mechanism called apoptosis, unleashing a potent anti-tumor effect. Yet cannabinoids, which have also shown strong activity against human tumor tissue grown in animal models, have undergone minimal testing in patients. Their potential use as antitumor drugs and/or to boost the effectiveness of conventional cancer therapies is …

Can apple cider vinegar help to treat ED?

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Erectile dysfunction can be a frustrating and demoralizing condition, particularly when standard treatments do not work. Apple cider vinegar may, however, treat some of the medical conditions that can lead to erectile dysfunction (ED). Anecdotal evidence and folk medical tradition both suggest that ED may improve with apple cider vinegar. Can apple cider vinegar help to treat ED? was last …

Tai chi holds promise as cardiac rehab exercise

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The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation, according to preliminary research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Tai chi holds promise as cardiac rehab exercise was last modified: April 26th, 2018 by m72561

Sore Throat Pain? Which is better, Cold or Heat?

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Prof. Ron Eccles — the previously director of the Common Cold Centre in the School of Biosciences at the University of Cardiff in the United Kingdom — is an expert in all things to do with the common cold. Ice pops lower the temperature of the nerve endings in the throat, thereby reducing the pain signals. This method also activates …

Flu Near You

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This new website can tell you where people have the flu. There is a new website   Flu Near You  that gathers info on flu cases around the country from their  visitors and maps it so we can all see how the Flu is impacting different areas. Flu Near You was last modified: May 10th, 2018 by m72561

How diet can affect your health!

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If you are skeptical about how much something that is not “medicine” can affect your health, I would like to reference Tryptophan. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/the-truth-about-tryptophan1 How diet can affect your health! was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by m72561

New Harvard Study says a little exercise offsets a lot of sitting

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If like many of us your day consists of long hours sitting behind a desk, or at a computer. A new Harvard study has advise on how to deal with the adverse effects of the sedentary time. New Harvard Study says a little exercise offsets a lot of sitting was last modified: April 26th, 2018 by m72561

Recent studies link Apple Cider Vinegar to numerous health benefits

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Barrier Island Organics’ Organic Root Cider is based on unfiltered apple cider vinegar, so we thought our customers would find this of note! Researchers at prestigious centers such as Arizona State University, University of Kentucky, University of Crete and Babol University of Medical Sciences have confirmed such benefits as: Recent studies link Apple Cider Vinegar to numerous health benefits was …

Yoga, Tai Chi or Qi Gong on the Outer Banks

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As BIO started and continues on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we have a vested interest in local alternative medicine resources. Yoga, Tai Chi or Qi Gong on the Outer Banks was last modified: April 26th, 2018 by m72561

Fighting inflammation with food is quickly becoming a major health priority

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Fighting inflammation with food is quickly becoming a major health priority—and for good reason, considering inflammation is linked to everything from bloating and acne to life threatening illnesses, say physicians and researchers. Fighting inflammation with food is quickly becoming a major health priority was last modified: April 26th, 2018 by m72561

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Herbal medicine has been in use for over 5,000 years.

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Ancient Chinese and Egyptian papyrus writings describe medicinal uses for plants as early as 3,000 BC. The World Health Organization estimated that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some part of their primary health care. In the past 20 years in the United States, public dissatisfaction with the cost of prescription medications, combined with an interest in …

Avoid illness associated with Air travel.

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As most of us have heard, travel by airplane can lead to increased exposure to infectious diseases. One study has clearly documented the occurrence of an outbreak of infectious disease related to airplane use. Avoid illness associated with Air travel. was last modified: December 7th, 2017 by m72561

All our ingredients are non-GMO and 100% certified Organic

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At Barrier Island Organics we strive to provide the highest quality product possible. From the Turmeric and Ginger that we have flown in from Hawaii (depending on availability), to the unfiltered apple cider vinegar and garlic, all our ingredients are non-GMO and 100% certified organic. Please visit our Ingredients Page to read more. All our ingredients are non-GMO and 100% …

Are you trying to avoid or reduce your anti-biotic use?

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Would you rather strengthen your immune system than take a lot of anti-biotics? There is a growing concern with over use of anti-biotics. Especially broad spectrum anti-biotics. Over use of anti-biotics has been shown to lead to the development of highly resistant strains of infectious bacteria. A large portion of the common illnesses we experience are viral in nature, and …

Are you trying to promote Natural health and healing, instead of taking a lot of pills?

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The unique combination of all natural, 100% certified organic ingredients in our Organic Root Cider is a natural way to get the nutrients and vitamins that your body needs to get and stay healthy. Everything on the list of ingredients is one of what are currently called “superfoods”. According to the Journal of the American Chemical Society,   http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja02000a005   turmeric …

Organic Root Cider is a great health supplement for energy!

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Organic Root Cider is a great health supplement for energy. The combination of anti-inflammatory agents, and anti-oxidants combined with good diet, plenty of good sleep and exercise can help you to maintain your best daily energy levels. Organic Root Cider is a great health supplement for energy! was last modified: July 17th, 2018 by m72561

Tim’s Story

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Tim came to Barrier Island Organics as somewhat of a last resort. He had been diagnosed with Lyme Disease a few years ago after a long series of tests and hospitalizations to determine the cause of his joint pain, fever and various other symptoms. Tim has always been a very active, athletic person competing in a variety of sports on …

Are you looking for an anti-oxidant boost?

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Many of the all natural, 100% certified organic,all non-GMO,  ingredients we use to make our Organic Root Cider have exceptional anti-oxidant properties. Are you looking for an anti-oxidant boost? was last modified: December 7th, 2017 by m72561

Do you need a health supplement for joint pain?

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Are you looking for relief from aches and pain caused by exercise and work? The unique blend of natural anti-inflammatory agents in our Organic Root cider may well be just what you need to get back to your busy life at full speed. The ingredients that we use which can help with aches and pains are, Turmeric one of the …

Health benefits of Beets

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Fresh Organically Grown, Whole, Raw, Beets are another of the fine ingredients we use in our Organic Root Cider. You can read about the other non-GMO, 100% certified organic, raw ingredients we use to make our Organic Root Cider on our Ingredients Page. Health benefits of Beets was last modified: December 7th, 2017 by m72561

Health benefits of Habanero and Serrano Peppers

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Another of the 100%certified organic,non-GMO, fresh, raw, whole, ingredients that we use in our Organic Root Cider are Habanera and Serrano Peppers. Go to our Ingredients page to read about the other 100% certified organic,non-GMO,  raw ingredients we use. Health benefits of Habanero and Serrano Peppers was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by m72561

The Many Health Benefits of Ingesting Horseradish Root

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Fresh grown 100% certified Organic Horseradish is another of the ingredients of our Organic Root Cider. You can read about the other all 100% certified Organic on our Ingredients Page. The Many Health Benefits of Ingesting Horseradish Root was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by m72561

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Health Benefits of Ginger Root

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Ginger Root is one of the non-GMO, 100% Certified Organic ingredients that we use to make our Organic Root Cider. Following are some of the benefits of including Ginger in your daily routine. You can read more about all the 100% certified Organic, raw ingredients we use on our Ingredients Page. Health Benefits of Ginger Root was last modified: July …

Trying to lower your Cholesterol Numbers?

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Are you trying to control your Cholesterol numbers? Garlic has been found to help lower both total cholesterol and triglycerides, while leaving HDL chlolesterol unaffected. Trying to lower your Cholesterol Numbers? was last modified: July 17th, 2018 by m72561

Do you suffer from Chronic Fatigue?

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Are you tired all the time? Suffer from chronic fatigue? New research is showing that chronic low grade inflammation contributes to chronic fatigue. Do you suffer from Chronic Fatigue? was last modified: July 17th, 2018 by m72561

Looking for Headache Relief?

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Need relief from headache pain? New research is showing that anti-inflammatory agents can help to prevent and relive headache pain. The unique blend of all natural,non-GMO,100% organics ingredients in our Organic Root Cider include  some of the most effective natural anti-inflammatory agents known. Looking for Headache Relief? was last modified: April 26th, 2018 by m72561

Need Relief from Joint Pain?

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Need relief from joint pain? The anti-inflammatory qualities of our Organic Root Cider may be just what you need. Need Relief from Joint Pain? was last modified: December 7th, 2017 by m72561

Help control High Blood Pressure ( Hypertension)

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Are you trying to lower your blood pressure? Garlic has been found to help with controlling high blood pressure. Vitamin C has also been found to have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. The Lemons that we use in our Organic Root Cider have a healthy dose of Vitamin C, and we also have a good dose of Garlic in …

In search of Chronic Pain Relief?

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Need relief from chronic pain? The Capsaicin compounds that derive from the Habanero and Seranno peppers and the Horseradish in our Organic Root Cider have been found to provide relief from pain by helping to block pain signals in the nervous system. In search of Chronic Pain Relief? was last modified: April 29th, 2018 by m72561

Cold and Flu prevention

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Need help with Cold and Flu prevention? The unique blend of immune-boosters, natural anti-inflammatory agents and effective anti-oxidants in our Organic Root Cider might well be just what you need to keep going strong this cold and flu season. One shot a day ,or two if you think something might be catching up with you is all it takes for …

Virus prevention

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If a  cold or some other virus is interfering with your holiday fun, perhaps the unique combination of immune booster and general health enhancers in our Organic Root Cider is what you need to get back your happy life. Virus prevention was last modified: April 26th, 2018 by m72561

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Holiday Travel, Avoid the health risks!

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Holiday travel exposes us to all kinds of health risks from cold and flu germs to lack of sleep and temperature variations that are outside our normal day to day. The combination of natural 100% certified organic immune boosters and anti-inflammatory ingredients may be just what you need to avoid an unpleasant cold or bout of flu this holiday season. …

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Hypertension ( High Blood Pressure) and High Cholesterol Relief

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Need help managing high blood pressure? Many of our repeat customers have told us that they find a daily dose of our Organic Root Cider helps them to reduce their blood pressure levels. Garlic has been found to have a positive effect on high blood pressure ( hypertension)  And also reduce their bad (LDL) cholesterol and raise their good (HDL) …