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Archive Category: Immune Health

Boost Your Immunity

March 18th, 2016

This is a fun article on foods to help you boost your immunity. I like making a smoothie including such foods as kale, strawberries, fresh turmeric root, jalapeno, fresh ginger, cinnamon, and kombucha!! And a fresh juice that works especially well is beets, carrots, jalapeno, ginger, turmeric, and apple. To your health!

Spice Up Your Immune System

February 9th, 2016

Here is a great article on spices that can help support your immune system. I also recommend sage, rosemary, and thyme which did not make their list. And don’t forget those veggies, too–garlic and onion. Oh, and healthy bone broths!! 🙂

Appendix DOES Have a Purpose

February 5th, 2016

While there are certainly indications for removal of the appendix, it is NOT a useless organ. It has been shown (and another report is attached) that it supports immune function. Just another reason to be taking care of our gut.

Immune Stress

December 31st, 2015

Stress occurs in the form of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual arenas. Consuming inflammatory foods, getting insufficient sleep, lack of exercise, over-exercising, nutrient deficiencies, and more cause stress. Stress can adversely effect our immune function leaving us at increased risk of illness. Symptoms can include fatigue, frequent or recurrent illnesses, insomnia, depression, anxiety, joint and/or muscle pain, and more. Please consult your ND for assessment and treatment. Read more here.

The Healing Benefits of Gelatin

November 3rd, 2015

I commonly recommend including bone broths in the diet. They help support your immune system and contain many benefit nutrients–among them, collagen. Powdered hydrolyzed collagen gelatin is another option to support your body. Read more here (the author includes a recipe for pumpkin pudding that looks delicious!).

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!!

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