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Immune System

  1. Your Immune System is About to be Challenged
    13
    Feb

    Your Immune System is About to be Challenged

    Another allergy season is upon us. The first colds threaten. Fall carb foods entice. The immune system is challenged. How should you feed it to best support its healthy function?


    Vitamin D – 3000 to 5,000 IU daily for most adults is safe and effective for the prevention of flus and colds. No other supplemented nutrient has been as extensively studied as vitamin D. If you are low in vitamin D, fewer Natural Killer cells (NK-cells) are formed, and your innate immune defenses against viruses and bacteria become impaired.

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  2. Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of clinical depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. It’s also referred to as “winter depression,” because that’s usually the time when symptoms become more pronounced and noticeable. The lack of sunlight during the winter months is thought to contribute to symptoms of SAD including loss of energy, mild depression, oversleeping, overeating and carbohydrate cravings. Many people with SAD have a delayed circadian rhythm — they fall asleep and wake up too late.

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  3. The Flu Shot: Does it actually do any good?
    04
    Jan

    The Flu Shot: Does it actually do any good?

    Dr. Thomas Jefferson, coordinator for the Cochrane Vaccine Field, has stated on the record that in 2009 he conducted a thorough review of 217 published studies on flu vaccines and found only 5% reliable. Dr. Jefferson told Reuters, “Immunization of very young children is not lent support by our findings. We recorded no convincing evidence that vaccines can reduce mortality, [hospital] admissions, serious complications and community transmission of influenza. In young children below the age of 2, we could find no evidence that the vaccine was different from placebo.”

    Dr. Anthony Morris, a distinguished virologist and a former Chief Vaccine Office at the FDA, found: “There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed

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  4. Colds, Flu and Immunity: Conventional vs Natural Health
    01
    Dec

    Colds, Flu and Immunity: Conventional vs Natural Health

    We are constantly surrounded by opportunistic would-be pathogens – fungal, bacterial and viral. Yet, most people, most of the time are not adversely affected by them. We fend off, neutralize or mitigate them thanks to what is referred to as an innate ‘immune system’. When a person expresses the constellation of symptoms commonly associated with a ‘cold’ or ‘flu’ it appears that a weakened immune system has allowed an aggressive pathogen – a hostile invader – to proliferate and compromise their health with characteristic results.
    Conventional medicine and natural health view and treat cold and flu symptoms in entirely different ways. The conventional approach is to reduce the cold/flu experience to the invasive presence of a specific pathogen

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  5. Banish those Winter Blues
    05
    Sep

    Banish those Winter Blues

    Seasonal Affective Disorder .Every year, as the days get shorter and the weather gets , colder millions of people (particularly in the northern climates) are affected by a condition known as SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. About a third have the actual SAD, as it is clinically defined, while the rest can be lumped into the “winter blues” category, which many of us can identify with.

    Natural light and Tryptophan
    There are many theories as to why this condition exists and trying to isolate a single causal factor is unlikely. Many feel that SAD is likely due to an imbalance of the neurotransmitters melatonin and erotonin. Production of b

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  6. Healthy brains for our children

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become one of the most perplexing and prevalent disorders to arrive into our modern era. This condition, which was virtually unknown some fifty plus years ago, has reached by some estimates 3-10% of children and perhaps 1 to 6% of adults in North America. Various theories and treatments have been put forth since initial recognition of the disorder. While many may argue that this condition is probably being diagnosed far too often in what may simply be part of a child’s temperament, (this writer included), ADHD in its most extreme cases can be an extremely debilitating and difficult illness to treat. Even though no one has a definitive explanation as to its causes, probably due to the fact that the underlying factors are so complex, great strides have been made in putting some of the pieces of the ADHD puzzle together.

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  7. Focus on Emotional Health - Bach Flower Remedies

    Many believe that emotions are at the root of all physical disease. This was certainly the case with Dr. Edward Bach, a well-respected British physician who abandoned his successful practice in the 1920’s to immerse himself in researching this very conviction. Dissatisfied with modern medicine’s focus on the treatment of disease, rather than its prevention, Dr. Bach turned to Nature for the answers. Years later, his dedicated work resulted in the identification of 38 flower essences, each of which is connected with a particular emotional state. Today, the Bach Flower Remedies are recognized and respected around the world as a gentle, yet effective way of returning the body to a state of emotional balance.

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  8. EpiCor is a novel immune system enhancer

    What is EpiCor? EpiCor is a revolutionary product derived from baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). It’s used to help modulate the Immune system through various mechanisms.

    EpiCor is an antioxident EpiCor is a potent Antioxidant that is rich in catechins, resveratrol as well as squalene which is normally found in sharks. In fact, the antioxidant activity of EpiCor is greater than that of blueberries. But before I get into the benefits of taking EpiCor, I would like discuss how it was discovered.

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