Though the flu season rages on, I’m not a fan of flu shots. I don’t get them and rarely recommend them to anyone (with the possible exception of the very elderly or frail). The effectiveness of flu shots on otherwise healthy people is questionable, their ingredients include plenty of toxins, and the flu viruses in the shots aim to protect against mutate so quickly that the strain you were vaccinated against probably won’t be the one that makes you sick. Flu vaccines are, at best, hit or miss, and certainly not the cure all they’re made out to be.
Enjoying a ‘sun-break,’ and not a sun-bake, confers a host of benefits that you shouldn’t miss out on, particularly once winter starts to take hold. What’s all that sun doing for your bod? Here are a few of the good things that happen when you let the sun shine in – and tips on how to do it strategically and sensibly, of course.
As more and more Americans shun the sun for shady beach umbrellas, super-SPF sunscreen, and air-conditioned offices, so do have the rates of Vitamin D deficiency climbed.
Here are some of the key foods that can help lift your mood and add the zest back into your life.
Want to stay well this winter? Here are six of my favorite ways to shore up your immunity.
The dangers of popping NSAIDs — and what to eat instead.
As you continue to enjoy the warm summer days, we want to make sure you are supporting your healthiest and happiest self! Pulling from Dr. Lipman’s most recent book, 10 Reasons You Feel Old and Get Fat…and How You Can Stay Young, Slim and Happy, we created 10 tips you can use to be well all summer long!
Supplements enhance and support the benefits of a healthy diet. While we all have our go-to supplement regimens, we interviewed the Be Well Health Coaches to find out their favorite Be Well supplements.
Vitamin D. It’s the cornerstone of good health, so it’s mind-boggling to me how often vitamin D levels are overlooked or given short shrift by primary-care physicians. Numerous studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and devastating health problems, many of which might well be avoided if we paid more attention to filling the D-gap. If your doc gives you the brush-off when you ask him or her to measure your vitamin D level, then you need to take charge. Educate yourself, get tested (or test yourself), and then work with your doc to develop a plan to get your D up to an optimal level. Your continued health may depend on it!
Keeping skin healthy and youthful looking is the desire that’s launched thousands of skin and so-called beauty products. But if you really want skin to glow this summer and beyond, skip the chemical-laden, endocrine-disrupting lotions and potions and instead focus on putting nature’s bounty to work for you.
Eating fresh, wholesome foods will not only help you get the radiant skin you’re after this summer, but also provide many other health benefits—you’d be crazy not to indulge! All those nutrient-rich foods will help enhance your skin’s appearance, boost its wrinkle-fighting ability, and protect against skin cancer. Summer is coming—here’s how to get your skin ready for it now: