Oregano can be a tasty addition to a pizza or any Italian dish, but did you know that the oil of oregano that is extracted from this herb can have positive effects on your immune system, too?
In ancient Greece, Hippocrates used oregano as an antiseptic and as a cure for stomach and respiratory ailments. Current healthcare practitioners use oregano extract for its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Continue reading “4 Reasons to Take Immune Supporting Oil of Oregano”
A healthy lifestyle starts with a balanced diet to give your body all the nutrients it needs to thrive, from calcium to vitamin D, iron and more. Healthy eating plays a role in preventing certain diseases and gives us energy throughout the day. Our bodies need lots of different vitamins and minerals to function at their best, and problems arise when we sometimes can’t get everything we need, even with our best eating efforts. This is where supplementation comes in.
Let’s take a closer look at the effects of vitamin D Continue reading “Your Guide to Vitamin D: Why It’s Important and How to Get Enough of It”
Now that fall is here, you might be looking to strengthen your immune system to avoid catching one of the many “bugs” that become more prevalent in colder weather. It never hurts to incorporate a few immune-boosting tips into your daily routine, even if you feel healthy – especially since COVID-19 is still impacting our communities.
If you want to boost your immune system naturally but aren’t sure where to begin, this guide is designed Continue reading “6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally”
As we move into cold and flu season, many people are wondering how to power up their immune system to stay healthy. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of nutrition, lifestyle, and preventative strategies for strengthening immune health. Scientists and doctors are seeing the impact that poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle habits have on disease risk, severity, as well as long-term consequences. Now more than ever, it is critical that we make attaining and maintaining good nutritional status and healthy lifestyle practices top priorities. Continue reading “6 Powerful Ways to Bolster Your Immune Health”
Inflammation is linked to just about every major health condition and is believed to play a role in triggering and advancing a wide variety of diseases. Conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, diabetes and obesity are marked by systemic, low grade inflammation as well as immune system dysfunction. These chronic inflammatory conditions have been shown to significantly increase one’s susceptibility and mortality from infections such as COVID-19.
Sleep, exercise, reducing toxin load, and stress modification can be powerful modifiers of chronic inflammation. Yet, perhaps the most important personal behavior choice that can impact your health is your diet. Continue reading “The Best Diet and Worst Diet for Your Health”