Immunity

A healthy immune system fights off assaults to your body from a wide range of enemies, including everything from virus and bacteria to cancer. These articles will give you insight into how you can boost your immune system and help fight off illness.

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Stop Mosquitoes to Prevent West Nile Virus

The summer is here! It’s time for laying by the ocean, lounging by the pool, enjoying back yard barbecues and the warm summer sun. Around this time of year, most doctors spill a fair bit of ink warning about the | Read More…

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Strengthen Your Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system plays a huge role in your health, but conventional medicine tends to ignore it – until something goes wrong. What a shame! Because the lymphatic system is truly amazing. Faced with MRSA, MERS, West Nile, and, now, | Read More…

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Protect Yourself from MERS, a Deadly Virus

You’ve read headlines about the lung-destroying virus making its way around the globe. The deadly MERS virus (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) is spreading fast, with three cases now confirmed in the U.S. So far, MERS has sickened hundreds and claimed | Read More…

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Curcumin Fights Disease-Causing Inflammation

More than one million Americans have a heart attack each year; more than half of heart attacks result in death. Another half-million Americans die from cancer every year. Arthritis causes millions of people to live with agonizing pain and discomfort | Read More…

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MRSA: Protect Yourself in 9 Steps

The statistics are shocking. Roughly 5,000 Americans die every year from MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), a staph infection that can’t be stopped with antibiotics. MRSA is the result of doctors writing prescriptions for antibiotics like they were passing out candy | Read More…

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Control Your Nose: Nature’s 9 Best Cold & Allergy Stoppers

Every year about this time it begins. Patient after patient visits my practice, complaining of a runny nose, sneezing, and coughing. “I seem to have picked up a cold bug somewhere,” a patient I’ll call Paula told me recently. “But | Read More…

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Cold and Flu Prevention: Immune System Boosting 101

Are you doing everything you can to avoid colds and flu this winter? At my clinic, I’m seeing a steady stream of patients suffering from symptoms of both conditions, so I thought it would be a good time for a | Read More…

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40 Clove Garlic Chicken

Here’s a delicious way to get chicken-soup benefits, plus loads of garlic, without suffering from garlic-breath later. The cooked garlic mellows in flavor and becomes so soft, you can spread it on a slice of bread like butter. And the | Read More…

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Immune System Boosters Reduce Autoimmune Risk

As a practicing physician, I’m on the front lines when it comes to spotting trends in health and illness. And one thing I’m seeing on the rise is the number of people with autoimmune disorders, something that scientists say has | Read More…

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Natural Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief: My Patient’s Story

Michael came to my clinic about two years ago, suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). He was only in his 50s, and a very talented musician, but he was unable to work more than an hour or two a day. The | Read More…