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11 Nov

8 Powerful Detox Herbs

Nature is filled with herbs that have a wide range of healing properties, many of which are perfect for detoxification. You've probably heard of a lot of great detox herbs like parsley, dandelion or Hibiscus. This article won't be covering these commonly known detoxification herbs, but instead...

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04 Nov

Concerned about Glyphosate?

Glyphosate [(N-phosphonomethyl) glycine] (GLY) is the most widely used herbicide worldwide. First introduced in 1974, it sells under the brand name, “Roundup”. Since 1996 and the introduction of “Roundup Ready” crops (genetically modified crops resistant to heavy application), glyphosate use has...

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28 Oct

Does Sugar Weaken the Immune System?

The short answer: it depends. 

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21 Oct

Omega-3's for Bone Health

From our time in the womb into our elder years, the challenge to stay healthy can come in different forms. Bone loss is one of those physical challenges that goes hand-in-hand with aging. However, instead of assuming we are doomed by the effects of getting older, it’s important to consider...

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15 Oct

Key Foods to Boost the Immune System

The immune system provides a robust anatomical barrier that serves as a host defense mechanism. One of these anatomical barriers is the gastrointestinal tract, inside which there are many defense mechanisms such as peristalsis, gastric acid, bile acids, digestive enzymes, flushing, thiocyanate,...

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08 Oct

Probiotics Targeted for Immune Support

Most of us know that washing hands, getting plenty of rest, getting your vitamin D and eating a diet rich in antioxidants and various botanicals (such as Echinacea, Astragalus, Elderberry and mushroom blends) can help boost the immune system. But what other immune-boosting tactics might be...

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01 Oct

Sleep Disturbance Impacts Immune Mechanisms

The function of sleep remains a lively topic as we are beginning to understand sleep helps with replenishment of brain energy stores, detoxification, restoration of function and brain connectivity/plasticity. Sleep also acts as a host-defense mechanism strengthening the relationship between...

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23 Sep

How Alcohol Affects the Immune System

Advanced knowledge into the complex multi-layered interactions of alcohol on the immune system has been exposed in a wide range of research papers over the past decade, concluding that excessive alcohol consumption and misuse can have serious long-term deleterious effects on the immune system....

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16 Sep

5 Foods to Eat During the Cold & Flu Season

As we step into the back-to-school mode, we start to set our goals. Then the cold or flu can swiftly and unexpectedly stop us in our tracks. The good news is that there are steps we can take to help support our immune system.

Rather than getting on with business as usual, it’s generally a good...

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09 Sep

9 Ways to Strengthen Children’s Immune Systems

The immune system is not one single entity - it's a complex interconnected system that evolves as we age. Apart from fighting viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, the immune system also plays an important role in tissue repair - wound healing, elimination of dead cells, and formation of gut...

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