Immunity

  1. Natural Ways to Avoid Bug Bites

    Natural Ways to Avoid Bug Bites
    No matter how good you are at hosting backyard get-togethers, let’s face it: bugs have a way of really bringing down a party. All it takes is a few persistent mosquitoes, flies or bees … and your guests will spend all their time swatting and slapping, rather than enjoying the company. There’s the discomfort factor of bites, itches and stings...
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  2. Can Eating Celery and Parsley Help Prevent Hormone-Induced Breast Cancer

    The next time you receive a parsley garnish on your plate, you might actually want to eat it, especially if you’re a woman taking hormone-replacement therapy. Why? Parsley (and celery) contains a flavonoid called apigenin, which, according to a recent study*, may fight breast cancer tumors that are “fed” by synthetic progesterone. For the study, published in May 2012 in...
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  3. Minor cut? Follow this Advice to Guard Against Infection

    Minor cut? Follow this Advice to Guard Against Infection
    Many of us were shocked and disturbed at the news of a young woman in Georgia who contracted a deadly flesh-eating bacterial infection from a cut on the leg. The bacteria was believed to be from river water into which she fell after cutting herself in a zipline accident.   A properly functioning immune system will take care of most...
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  4. New Study Solidifies What We Suspected: Maintaining a Healthy Weight Protects Against Breast Cancer

    New Study Solidifies What We Suspected: Maintaining a Healthy Weight Protects Against Breast Cancer
    When it comes to breast cancer, we are often alarmed by risk factors, such as family history and environmental toxins, over which we have no control. So it’s refreshing to know that there are things we women CAN do to reduce our risk of this all-too-common and dreaded disease. And now, thanks to results of a first-of-its-kind scientific study*, we...
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  5. Foods that Trigger Joint Pain and Inflammation

    Foods that Trigger Joint Pain and Inflammation
    Relieving chronic joint pain can be as simple as eliminating certain foods from your daily diet. Some foods are known to cause flare-ups of joint pain in people prone to arthritis. Approximately a third of arthritis sufferers are sensitive to foods that trigger inflammation, including those in the Solanacea or “nightshade” family. These include white potato, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers (cayenne, paprika...
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  6. Healthy Recipe: Asparagus Frittata with Red Bell Peppers

    Springtime means asparagus is in season and abundant! It’s one of those veggies that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A frittata is a tasty and nutritious way to serve asparagus, combined with protein-packed eggs and complementary (in both color and flavor) red bell peppers. Both asparagus and peppers are nutritional superstars. Asparagus is high in folic acid, an essential...
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  7. Health Benefits of Volunteering in your Community

    “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill   We’ve heard it from all kinds of people in all walks of life. And we know it in our hearts. Furthermore, research has confirmed it: By helping others, you help yourself – spiritually and physically. A research review of the...
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  8. Choose Dark Roast Coffee for a Sensitive Stomach

    Choose Dark Roast Coffee for a Sensitive Stomach
    It may seem counter-intuitive, but scientists have found that espresso, French roast, and other dark-roasted coffee is kinder and gentler on the tummy, because these roasts harbor a component that reduces the production of stomach acid. People who love their morning java but find that it can trigger heartburn and stomach upset can take hope from the study, which was...
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  9. Health Quiz: Do you suffer from job stress?

    Health Quiz: Do you suffer from job stress?
    Studies have shown that job stress clearly is the No. 1 source of stress for American adults, and that it has increased over the past few decades. A sure-fire indicator that you’re suffering from excessive job stress: the feeling of having little control but lots of demands. Excessive and prolonged job stress has been linked to increased rates of heart...
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  10. Wheatgrass: Why They call it a “Superfood”

    Wheatgrass: Why They call it a “Superfood”
      What is Wheatgrass? Wheatgrass is a food grown from the seed leaves of the common wheat plant. It is a bright-green grass that can be grown indoors and harvested within 8-10 days of planting. Wheatgrass comes in many forms. It can be found in most health food stores as a juice, concentrated juice powder or tablet. It is a...
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