The flowers and berries of the plant also have a diaphoretic action; helping the immune system to mount an optimal fever response to efficiently kill pathogens that are susceptible to the heat. At a microscopic level, elderberry promotes a healthy immune response against viruses by increasing the number of inflammatory molecules called cytokines. Cytokines can cause local and systemic inflammation; encouraging immune cells to the area to help clear infection.
One step in helping teenagers make smart food choices. Instead of buying “junk food”, fill your house with vegetables, fruits, whole grains and water. Parents also need to remember what it was like to be a teenager. Teens want to hang out with their friends and do what their friends do. For teenagers, going to fast food restaurants with their friends is usually for the social aspect. Instead of worrying about what they are going to eat when they go out, why not look at the menu with your teen and find healthier options when eating out.
Dry skin is usually a benign skin condition. Unfortunately, it can also be very uncomfortable. Our skin is our largest organ and acts as a waterproof, insulating shield guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. It also exudes antibacterial substances that prevent infection, manufactures vitamin D and helps detoxify our bodies of harmful toxins.
Given the many news reports of published studies showing much benefit from the use of Vitamin D, people might reasonably conclude that a consensus had emerged favouring its use. Vitamin D has been around for decades. Official bodies like Health Canada have found sufficient evidence to rule on its efficacy, safety and side-effects. At the official Eat Right Ontario website it states “recently, the recommended amounts for Vitamin D increased for people of all ages”. For older children and adults from 600 I.U. to 4000 I.U. per day.
A practical guide to avoiding drug-induced nutritient depletion by Hyla Cass, M.D.A little known, but potentially life-saving fact is that common medications deplete your body of a host of vital nutrients essential to your health. In this practical guide Ill show you how to avoid drug-induced nutrient depletion and discuss options for replacing nutrient-robbing medications with natural supplements.
Americans suffering from nutrient depletion America has been called a pill-popping society, and the statistics bear this out. Nearly 50 percent of all American adults regularly take at least one prescription drug, and 20 percent take three or more.(1) Our increasing reliance on prescription medications has contributed to the growing problem with nutrient depletion. The truth is that every medication,