Articles relating to 'immune system'

4 top healing foods to boost your immune system

healing foodsIt takes more than an apple a day to keep your family doctor away. It takes more than washing your hands and using hand sanitizer, too.

As it turns out, it’s the addition of so-called “superfoods” – or healing foods – to your diet that will strengthen your immune system and help you to fight ailments like the flu.

Scientists … Read More

4 signs you’re not ready for flu season

FLU, IMMUNE SYSTEMYes, I just had my flu shot this week. I’m primed to make it through the season of probable sickness without being sidelined to the couch with a box of Kleenex and easy access to the bathroom.

Sit me down right next to someone who is hacking away and feverish with sweat – with no escape route available … Read More

Boost Your Immune System With The ‘Mother Of All Antioxidants’

160537978It’s the secret to treating everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease, and warding off cancer, heart disease and dementia. But you likely don’t know much about it – if at all.

The secret? Glutathione.

Dubbed the “mother of all antioxidants,” glutathione is considered to be a critical, life-giving molecule. Our ability to produce and maintain a high level of glutathione … Read More

Drink To Your Health: Alcohol And The Immune System

148327821Forget about holiday seasonal guilt and raising a glass (or three) to ring in the new year. New research suggests that you needn’t lock away the bottles for the rest of the year.

Moderate alcohol consumption has its benefits; it can protect you from heart disease and reduce your risk of strokes and gallstones.

A team of researchers Read More

Why You’re More Likely To Die This Winter

78053949Old Man Winter can be deadly. We all like to complain about the cold weather, the sidewalks that haven’t been cleared, and the need for cumbersome bulky layers of clothing and thick-soled boots. Some of us remember soldiering through five miles of high snow drifts to get to school (that tale never gets old). And when the holiday … Read More

For a Clean Bill of Health – Eat Dirt

167360892Now more than ever, we are obsessed with ‘cleanliness’. Although cleanliness is traditionally thought to be a healthy attribute, modern medicine is now beginning to change it’s tune with the “Hygiene Hypothesis.” The Hygiene Hypothesis not only claims that a bit of dirt could be good for you, but also raises concerns that all these years of obsessive … Read More

It’s Tea Time – Top 5 Teas for Good Health

teaTraditionally, teas have been revered for their health promoting properties. More and more recent studies are showing that, indeed, a cup a’tea-a-day could be an excellent way to keep the doctor away. Check out our top five list of elixir teas for a stronger immune system, for healthy organ function, and to give you a general boost of … Read More

5 Thoughtless Bad Habits You Don’t Expect

78427400You probably go about your daily routine and don’t give a second thought to all of the thoughtless habits that you have when it comes to taking care of household chores. But, you may want to consider five bad habits that you do thoughtlessly that may be negatively affecting your health by weakening your immune system and increasing … Read More

Acupuncture – What it Means for Allergies

137050489We all look forward to spring, when flowers start to bloom and our yards turn back to green.  However, spring also brings in seasonal allergies, which is that reaction to pollen consisting of sneezing, nasal congestion, and having a runny nose.  These symptoms of allergies are quite bothersome, especially when we have to go to work everyday or … Read More

The Truth Behind the “Man Cold”

allergies and exhaustionIt’s a tale as old as time…when the flu hits, the woman ‘toughs it out’ and carries on with her daily duties, while the man retreats to his bed at the slightest cough.  Some women mock their men for their inability to carry on, while some men report that they are experiencing a much more severe version of … Read More

Don’t Ignore These Top Sickness No-No’s

Sick DogWhen you wake up sniffling, coughing and sneezing, you may think that you’ll win the “employee of the month” award if you trek into work even though sickness has taken over your body.  But, in reality this is the worst thing that you can do for your co-workers.  By “being a hero” and making the journey into work … Read More

Sock Shock Therapy – Can Socks Help You Fight the Flu?

Socks fight Cold and FluIt’s cold and flu season, and chances are that the cold will strike you at a most inopportune time. If you want to fight the influenza virus and regain your health fast, the thing to do is to boost your immune system. Be sure to get plenty of rest, consume an abundance of fluids, and avoid immune suppressing … Read More

Health Rules That Make No Sense

91027151Avoid  junk food based diets, make sure you eat your fruits and veggies, wash your hands often (especially during cold and flu season), make a good night’s sleep a priority…some rules your mother was absolutely right about and in the interest of your health they should be followed. However, there are also some rules that are not so … Read More

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