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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.

Hepatitis C: A Silent Baby Boomer Killer

If you were born between 1945 and 1965, I have some tough news to break to you – there’s a roughly 1 in 30 chance you have hepatitis C. That might not sound like huge chance, but it means more than 2.5 million Baby Boomers are infected. What’s worse, many Baby Boomers don’t even know […]

4 Best Supplements for Healthy Travel

couple driving and getting air for healthy travel
It’s summertime and that can only mean one thing: travel! Regardless of whether you’re planning a low-key, local “staycation,” a road trip to a different part of the country, or a big international trip, travel can wreak havoc on your body. It can strain your immune system, mess with your sleep, and even cause you […]

Immunity benefits from curcumin

turmeric root and powder, great for immunity
Your immune system is incredibly smart. It has to be. Battling billions of invading bacteria and toxins is like intercepting every raindrop in a downpour—and in a nanosecond, deciding whether to kill it, change it, or let it fall. Making things harder, countless threats disguise themselves and evade detection. Curcumin, an extract of the spice […]

4 Ways to Prevent MRSA, a Deadly Infection

Staphylococcus aureus, or staph for short, is a group of bacteria that live on your skin. Normally these bacteria don’t cause any problems, and if they do, they’re pretty minor and treatable. In the 1960s though, some strains of staph started becoming resistant to methicillin, the antibiotic used to treat staph infections. These bacteria became […]

10 Dangers from Artificial Fragrances

One day, in a Big Oil laboratory, a chemist cried out “Eureka! I’ve found the formula for the fragrance of a rose! Even rosier than a real rose!” A colleague asks “But is it petroleum-based and carcinogenic?” “Of course,” the chemist replied. Applause. We smell trouble Our sense of smell is a finely tuned mechanism […]

Oral Health is Natural Heart Disease Prevention

Recent research has found that people with gum disease face nearly double the risk of developing heart disease.  So keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is about a lot more than a bright smile and clean breath.  Good, preventive oral hygiene can truly be a lifesaver. This is a big deal.  More than […]

Naltrexone: Real Medicine for Problem Drinking

In the US, 7% of the population 18 and older has a drinking problem. Fully a quarter of the population reports drinking heavily, or drinking more than they want. The damage that alcohol and other drugs can do to lives is immeasurable. And that’s just thinking about direct impact. Don’t forget the toll abuse takes […]

Resveratrol: Anti-aging supplement

When you’re young, nothing seems to matter. When your body is still young and fresh, it can compensate for almost anything. The older you get, though, the more help your body needs. Indeed, there are some medical researchers who classify aging as a disease—the one main disease that all others spring from. Now, I wouldn’t […]

Tick-Borne Diseases

This is one of my favorite times of year—when the snow and ice recedes, the birds sing, grasses grow, and we can get back outside. It’s so much easier to be healthy and active when the outdoors so convincingly calls. However, there are a couple of drawbacks to the season—and one in particular has me […]

Early Disease Detection Tests

There’s a brand-new electronic “nose”—a diagnostic machine that measures chemicals, associated with various illnesses, in your breath. And, although it isn’t approved for clinical use yet, this little device should prove to be a boon for diagnosis, helping us spot a plethora of diseases long before we even start to suffer symptoms. So, until this […]
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