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Archive Category: Immune Health

Reasons to Skip Soda

September 17th, 2015

Just in case you aren’t yet convinced to give up your soda habit–check out this article. And quit drinking sodas even if you’re not convinced! 🙂

Vitamin A Supports GI Immune Function

July 14th, 2015

This is a great article explaining Vitamin A’s relationship with the immune system, in particular the GI tract (digestion). Be sure to include foods rich in Vitamin A (or its precursors):  liver, dark green leafy veggies, carrots, red cabbage, eggs, cod liver oil, etc. If you have a digestive disorder, you may want to have your Vitamin A levels checked. Use caution with supplementation as Vitamin A toxicity can occur–check with your doctor or give us a call.

Reduce Risk of Auto-Immune Disease?

April 3rd, 2015

Some practical tips for reducing your risk of auto-immune disorders. I would say that new evidence is that iodine is important but must be balanced with appropriate selenium–check with your doctor.

Shiitake mushrooms–Beautiful, Delicious and Good for you!

December 15th, 2014

I saw some beautiful shiitake mushrooms this week at New Seasons. Please include them in your diet for immune support and nutrition. Read more here.

Health Benefits of Lemons!

October 7th, 2014

Delicious and good for us, too. Lemons are a great source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids that help boost our immune system and reduce inflammation. So squeeze some lemon juice into your water or salad. To your health!!

Sleep and Immune Function

April 22nd, 2014

Quality sleep is critical to our immune function–this probably doesn’t seem like rocket science, but always nice when research supports our experiences and/or common sense. Read more here–and do all you can to get sufficient sleep! There is no substitute for a good night’s sleep.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

April 17th, 2014

I’ve just read about this plant, Triptergium wilfordii, for use in rheumatoid arthritis. It supposedly works as well as methotrexate without the side effects. If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, please ask your doctor if this might be worth a trial for you. Read more here.

Honey May Be Key to Reducing Antibiotic Resistance

March 20th, 2014

Scientists are realizing that honey may contains keys to reducing the effects of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This may be good news on many levels–to protect our bees as well as our health! Read more here.

Gut Bugs and Crohn’s–Diversity of Healthy Bacteria May Be Key

March 20th, 2014

It has been discovered that those suffering from Crohn’s tend to have less diversity in their gastro-intestinal flora (bacteria)–affectionately called “gut bugs”. This may cause a change in early treatment protocols which have included the use of antibiotics. Supporting healthy gut bugs with good quality probiotics as well as fermented foods may be helpful. Please read more here, and contact me or your doctor to discuss further.

The Flu??

March 18th, 2014

This is an interesting article stating that many of us who contract the flu do not even have symptoms. Where does that put the effectiveness of the vaccine? How do we protect ourselves??–with a healthy diet including lots of veggies and no sugar, appropriate handwashing, exercise, etc. Read more here.

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