When you know cold and flu season is coming, or you’re traveling a lot and feel generally more at risk, add in some of these super-plants to boost your body’s ability to protect itself.
This warming, soothing medicinal elixir is as health-boosting as it is delicious.
As the owner of your body, you are in charge of your health, and when it goes off the rails, you need to take the reigns to get back on track. But what happens when you keep getting sick? When just as you are coming out of a cold and immediately catch another? It’s massively frustrating for people and it’s a complaint most people are all too familiar with. As unpleasant as recurring ills are….
When our gut and digestion are on track, most of us feel pretty darn good. When they’re not, a range of gut troubles can make us feel miserable. Here’s some key intel on how you can start turning the health of your gut–home to roughly 70 percent of your immune system–around.
Spring allergies can cause much discomfort, but you don’t have to suffer anymore!
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Instead of popping antibiotics, pop good food, herbs, and spices instead.
Does a change of seasons generally leave you feeling under the weather and reaching for those over-the-counter meds? When we’re sick, our body is trying to get back into balance and flush things out of our system. Taking medicine can actually suppresses our immune system’s natural response to illness, which over time weakens our natural ability to heal. Luckily, there are lots of more natural ways to kick a cold and supercharge your immune system, and you don’t have to look any further than your kitchen cabinet or local health food store!
Stress and fatigue. Judging from the proliferation of coffee and cupcake shops popping up these days, clearly caffeine and sugar are what a lot of folks are using to try to fight back. The problem is, they don’t actually work. Sugar and caffeine do offer a quick lift, but the crash is never far behind – so it’s back to Starbucks to start the cycle again, turning your day into a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. Fortunately, there are healthier ways to get through the day – and one of my favorites is with “adaptogens,” the special herbs that help your body adapt to stress and resist fatigue. Here’s my adaptogens-at-a-glance guide:
With cold and flu season just around the corner, it’s more important than ever to support your body in staying healthy!While it’s become more and more popular in the last decade to rely on vaccines as the main armor to protect us from the dreaded flu, there are a number of problems with this practice that are rarely discussed.First, and perhaps most relevant is the fact that the effectiveness of flu shots has yet to be proven. In fact, many studies show that getting vaccinated has no impact on the likelihood of catching the flu for babies, adults, or the elderly.
The benefits of various vitamins, or nutritional supplements, are mentioned almost every day in the news. But with all the reports it can be confusing to know what vitamins do what. So here is a quick look at some of the major vitamins and minerals.