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Vitamin D3 During Cold and Flu Season

For decades, parents gave children cod liver oil during cold and flu season. They had no scientific studies to support their belief that there was something in that nasty oil that was good for you.   But new research suggests that an ingredient in cod liver oil, vitamin D3, helps prevent cold and flu symptoms…. Read more »

You Can Naturally Strengthen Your Immune System

Your immune system is important, especially during cold and flu season. It functions very much like your own personal army, guarding your body against attacks from invaders, defending against infections and even the latest cold going around. It also has a great memory, often “remembering” certain infections so it’s ready for them the next time… Read more »

Five Foods to Kickstart Your Immune System This Fall

Cold and flu season is coming and your immune system is your body’s best defense.  But in order to help keep it functioning at its best, you should include these immune boosting foods in your diet. Sardines – Fatty fish is rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids, which research shows helps reduce the risk of heart… Read more »

Breast Cancer Breakthroughs

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime in the United States. There is currently no cure for breast cancer, but scientists have made some significant breakthroughs in treatment as well as new ways to think about causes and risk factors. 93 Breast Cancer Genes Identified Researchers recently found 93… Read more »

Low Vitamin D Levels Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. You likely know that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is essential… Read more »

Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a good time to talk about the many myths surrounding breast cancer. You may have heard that wearing a bra can increase your risk of developing the disease, but there is no scientific support to this rumor.  But if you think you’re off the hook because you have no family history… Read more »

Women – Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Contrary to popular belief, Heart Disease is just as common in women as in men. In fact, nearly 460,000 women die of cardiovascular disease every year, according to the most recent data from the American Heart Association.  Women often have less extreme symptoms than men, so they may be more likely to ignore warning signs… Read more »

Feed Your Heart These Super Foods

Heart disease is the number one killer in America.  It has been proven time and again that making healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of heart disease dramatically.  Eating a healthy diet is a good place to start.  Still, some foods are better than others.  Try these super foods for your heart. Blueberries– Really,… Read more »

Study Finds CoQ10 Reduces Death Rates

A recent study has found that regular doses of the dietary supplement, CoQ10, cut the death rate in half of patients suffering from advanced heart failure, in a randomized double-blind trial. Researchers also reported a significant decrease in the number of hospitalizations for heart failure patients being treated with CoQ10. About 14 percent of subjects taking… Read more »

Eat These Brain Boosting Foods

The food you eat can impact your brain health.  Things like trans fats and excess sugar can slow the brain down.  But if you include the following brain boosting foods in your diet, you just might reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Walnuts – these little guys pack a big nutritional punch!… Read more »