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.

Caution: Side effects may NOT be caused by your medication

We tend to hear about the possible side effects of drugs through ads, doctors, and word of mouth. Usually, these adverse reactions are caused by the active ingredients—the components that cause the medication to have a therapeutic impact on your health. But, we rarely hear about bad reactions to the inactive ingredients. While they’re far more rare, they do happen…and in some cases they can be life threatening. Learn how to identify potential allergens and what you can do to help prevent side-effects.

Go Crazy for Kombucha

Kombucha is a popular beverage made by fermenting green or black tea. While it has only just recently become everyone’s favorite “trendy” health drink, kombucha has been around for millennia. Kombucha originated in the Far East, with the first recorded use coming from China in 221 BC. Back then, it was called the Tea of […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: New Leads

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are two of the most difficult diseases to diagnose. When you go to the doctor with a variety of bothersome symptoms, you hope for an answer…a definitive diagnosis, so that you can begin whatever treatment is necessary to feel better. The good news is that most illnesses and diseases can […]

Blog Post: Preventing Illness During Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu season has officially begun. Snow has already blanketed the northern half of the country a few times before December. And if you live further south, there’s a good chance that you have begun layering yourself with thicker, warmer clothes every morning. But cold weather and feeling cold have very little to do with your risk of catching a cold. But here are a few good reminders for avoiding colds and flus…and how to fight them back if you are infected.

Q&A: Should I get the flu vaccine?

woman blowing nose
Every year as the leaves turn and flutter to the ground, tissues start vanishing from the boxes. Colds and flus have already begun spreading in many homes and communities. There are a lot of questions misconceptions about the flu vaccine, who should get it and the truth about potential risks. So read on as I attempt to demystify the pros and cons of this potentially life-saving vaccine.

New Natural Sepsis Treatment: Four Vitamins Are the Key

Orange grove: vitamin c can help boost your immunity to deal with sepsis
If your life is in danger, a hospital is the first place you’d want to be. But it’s rare that we talk about the lives that are lost because of hospitals. And it’s even more rare that we talk about a condition that strikes about 1.5 million Americans annually, most often while they are in […]

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 […]
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