The latest health food getting many second glances from health foodies during cold and flu season is an old, traditional Japanese favorite: pickled turnips. And while Westerners may close their minds and mouths at first when it comes to trying this Eastern cultural dish at first, research is showing that pickled turnips may just live up to the immune strengthening hype after all.
Suguki are pickled turnips, a traditional Japanese dish that is available at many authentic …Read more
Around this time every year, a highly infectious virus known as influenza begins spreading throughout the nation. It passes from person to person through the air we breathe, multiplying in cells that line our body’s airways. This seasonal epidemic of respiratory infection leaves thousands of people severely sick, and has even been known to take lives.
Eighty years ago, a vaccine was developed to combat the influenza virus, that now saves countless people from having to battle with these dangerous …Read more
It is now generally accepted that regular exercise is essential for those who are seeking to maintain good health and lose weight. And now, it would seem that it may also be just what the doctor ordered for people suffering from medical breathing problems as well. Yoga, an ancient Eastern practice that how now exploded in popularity here in the West, has shown to be remarkably effective for people with a variety of breathing issues, particularly those with chronic obstructive …Read more
It’s almost flu season, which has many of us looking at the pros and cons of getting the flu vaccine to protect us against the nasty influenza virus this year. While fear of needles or other health concerns may weigh heavily on your con list, a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has just added a significant item to the pro-vaccine list that you probably didn’t anticipate. According to the study, not only could receiving …Read more