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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Adult Vaccines to Avoid: Flu, Shingles, HPV

It may have surprised you to read that I’m not totally against childhood vaccines. (I even had my own daughters vaccinated when they were babies.) However, my thoughts on certain other vaccines—the flu, shingles, and human papilloma virus (HPV)—aren’t as | Read More…

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Childhood Vaccines

Earlier this year at the height of the measles scare, several of my patients approached me with questions and worries. Since my office is in southern California, and the outbreak is believed to have started at Disneyland, it was a | Read More…

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Raw Milk’s Many Health Benefits

The milk and milk products almost all Americans consume is pasteurized—heated to 161 °F for about 20 seconds.  It’s been widely accepted for nearly a century that this is necessary to kill the disease-causing germs (e.g., Salmonella, E.coli O157, Campylobacter) | Read More…

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New Drug May Cure Antibiotic Resistant Infections

If you’ve been following the news stories about antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” you’re right to be worried. I’m worried, too. The superbugs are killer bacteria—pneumonia, tuberculosis, venereal disease, staph infections, and more. They were once all but eliminated by antibiotics, but the | Read More…

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Probiotics Supercharge Immunity

An outbreak of mumps in the National Hockey League (NHL) made headlines recently. Mumps?  The childhood disease?  In the NHL? Big, strong, healthy men? Yes. A review of research, new and old, pulls it together: elite athletes, like those in | Read More…

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Root Canals Contain Dangerous Bacteria

Every year, some 25 million Americans and countless more people worldwide undergo a dental procedure that they’re told is simple and safe. A root canal is anything but. We now know that a host of chronic degenerative diseases are linked | Read More…

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Flu Shot Alternatives

Flu season’s upon us and along with it comes the ongoing fear that every cough, sneeze, ache, or sniffle could be the first indication that you have caught the dreaded flu. Of course, along with flu season comes the annual | Read More…

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Ebola: Stop it with Improved Immunity

Worried about Ebola? You’re certainly not alone. The current Ebola outbreak is the most serious one since the virus was identified in 1976. There have been more than 4,500 fatalities in West Africa, with Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia hardest | Read More…

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Strengthen Immunity with Melatonin, Vitamin D, and Probiotics

Good health begins with a good night’s sleep. Damaging toxins are disposed of while you sleep, and broken cells are repaired, processes that require at least eight solid hours of high-quality sleep in a dark room. If that’s not happening, | Read More…

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Fasting for Improved Immunity

Up until about 50 years ago, fasting was one of the foundations of medicine. Fasting, defined as not eating solid food, keeps proving its worth to maintain your health and vitality. Today, there’s a substantial body of research showing the | Read More…