immune system

Health, Nutrition

The Amazing Daily Habit of Juicing

What is a daily habit that I strongly believe everyone must adopt to live an optimally healthy life by boosting the immune system, decreasing inflammation and free radicals that attack the body and in time bring about chronic ailments? It is simpler than most people think, but does take effort to make (even a conscious effort to purchase). I am talking about juicing! Not the get-ripped and develop hair on your rock hard chest steroid pumping (though juicing can help people lose weight, drop cholesterol and decrease the bad cholesterol). I am talking about squeezing all the good-for-the-body, vibrant healing

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Acupuncture, Health

Acupuncture and Cancer & Oncology Support

There have been many advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer. While the standard medical care for cancer can be effective, the treatments are aggressive and cause numerous unwanted side effects in addition to a lowered immune system. Acupuncture has received much attention as an adjunctive therapy in cancer treatments addressing many of the symptoms and side effects that come up during and after chemotherapy, radiation, biological therapy and surgery. (more…)

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Fitness, Health

Athletes: Heal Faster, Eliminate Injuries & Pain and Improve Immunity with Cryotherapy

Originating from the Greek word ‘cryo’, meaning cold, and ‘therapeia’, meaning cure, Cryotherapy is used for extreme and elite athletes that need to alleviate from sports related injuries or speed up healing time. While some medical and fitness professionals may argue that Cryotherapy is the same as dipping your body in an ice bath or packing frozen peas on body parts after games, it is this pricey new ‘whole body cryotherapy’ (WBC) trend that seems to turnout happier and more pain free athletes. You better believe college, professional and Olympic athletes are getting their regular share of cryotherapy these days.

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Health

Better Than Butter: Amazing Health Benefits of Ghee

Ghee is clarified butter traditionally used in Indian cooking. Though high in fat, ghee has amazing health benefits, including improving memory, digestion and boosting the immune system. Ghee is made by simmering unsalted butter in a pot until all the water has boiled. Ghee is the milk solids that has settled to the bottom of the pot and is best enjoyed in moderation. If you've eaten lobster or crab before, you may be more familiar with the term "drawn butter", which is essentially the same thing, although often many people will simply melt some butter and call it drawn butter.

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Children, Health

Pesticide Dangers to Humans and Animals

When ingested, pesticides accumulate in the fat deposits in the body where they remain and eventually cause extreme damage. Infants and young children consuming breast milk ingest pesticides as does pregnant women who pass pesticides on to their fetus. Women who eat fruits and vegetables that have been sprayed with pesticides, pass the pesticides on to their nursing children. People who eat meat that has been injected with growth hormones and antibiotics, and fed feed that is produced with pesticides, not only (for women) pass these chemicals on to their nursing children, but change testosterone in the bodies into estrogen.

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Health

The Many Ways Sugar Harms Your Health

The amazing things sugar can do far surpass the momentary happiness on your tongue after consuming a mouth full of it on a fresh donut or in your morning coffee. Unfortunately, sugar can also throw off the body's homeostasis and create many short term and long term problems. Excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences such as achy joints, acne, wrinkle, digestive problems, mood swings and a slew of metabolic affects. In almost all parts of developed countries and third world countries as well, people are ingesting entirely too much sugar. So much that we are

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Health

Health Benefits, Uses and Side Effects of Garlic

Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, dating back to when the Egyptian pyramids were built. In early 18th -century France, gravediggers drank a concoction of crushed garlic in wine they believed would protect them from the plague that killed many people in Europe. More recently, during both World Wars I and II, soldiers were given garlic to prevent gangrene. Today garlic is used to help prevent heart disease, including atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in the arteries that can block the flow of blood and possibly lead to heart attack or stroke),

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Health

The 10 Best and Fastest Ways to Rid a Cold or Flu

Whenever you feel that tightness or slight tickle in the back of your throat, or your nose getting a little stuffy, it is important to take steps to try to avoid a full-blown cold. While you may not be able to stop every cold in its tracks, there's a good chance that, if you take the proper steps, you'll be able to get rid of a cold before it starts or, at least, reduce its severity. The key is to take action at the first sign of cold or flu and then keep nursing your body back to optimum health

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Health

Menopause: Symptoms and Natural Remedies

If you’re at the menopausal stage of your life, you have probably experienced a number of menopausal symptoms and different kinds of discomfort. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was long the standard treatment for menopause, however, since we now know that traditional HRT using synthetic estrogen and progestins increases the risk of breast cancer and heart disease, many women and health care providers are no longer routinely asking for or prescribing traditional estrogen replacement therapy. While hormone replacement therapy is still a popular and clinical way to recover estrogen levels, statistics show that more and more women, every day, are turning

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Nutrition

15 SUPERFOODS for Under $20

Eating healthy does not have to cost the whole pay check! Fruits, vegetables, and whole foods in general are pricey and when you are trying to feed a family of four on a budget, choosing nutrient dense foods without draining your wallet may seem difficult. Where are the coupons for healthy, fresh good-for-you foods?  Guess what? Some of the healthiest foods in the world are quite affordable. Cheap, even. From veggies to whole grains and everywhere in between, the following list highlights the best superfoods available in a typical grocery store or at your local farmer’s market. The best part

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