Immune

Preventing Diarrhea With Sour Milk?

…(not the low-fat kind) contains the hormone-like substance prostaglandin E2, which, among other things, can prevent ulcers. It can even boost the immune system. Like just about everything else these days, the type of yogurt you eat makes a difference. The label of any yogurt you buy should say it has…

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What Are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are plants that modulate all sorts of body functions, including the immune system and energy production. These plants generally work by regulating stress hormones and neurotransmitters, and have the unique ability both to boost a system that’s underperforming and to suppress that system…

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Fecal Transplants for Severe GI Issues

…colitis, or a C. difficile infection, more drastic measures may be needed to restore digestive health. Antibiotics, anti-infectives, steroids, and immune suppressants are the most common forms of treatment in these cases, but they routinely fail to correct the problem. In fact, according to the Centers…

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How to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

…and for a few days after traveling. For added insurance, you can also help prevent colds and flu with good hygiene habits and supplementing with immune-boosting nutrients. Safe (and healthy) travels, everyone! You May Also Be Interested In * Natural Treatments for Cold and Flu * Why You Should Not…

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Save That Golden Milk

…yellowish in hue, it is thick and sticky and what I would call super golden milk. It is rich in antibodies and immunoglobulin that boost newborn immunity. Within a week, colostrum production is replaced by breast milk. If you have a breast pump or are comfortable pumping your breast manually with your…

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Go Crazy for Coconuts

…in my daily diet. Most often, I just eat a spoonful all by itself. And I give it to my young son because it’s one of the best ways to support immunity and ensure that he is getting a good balance of the various fatty acids. Yes, coconuts and coconut oil are high in fat. But research has shown that…

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Got the Flu? Here's What to Do.

…in the wintertime, it’s hard to get our daily dose of vitamin D because most of our time is spent indoors. Vitamin D is essential for healthy immunity and to prevent colds and flu. And speaking of indoors, spending too much time inside—sneezing and coughing on each other—is also a culprit. Finally…

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