Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Probiotics

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You probably know that probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. You also likely know that our bodies are full of bacteria, both good and bad and that probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. But here are… Read more »

Vitamin C is In It to Win It

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Team Super C22 Vitamin C is at the top of its game! So, it’s appropriate that we included our Super C22 in March Madness week. Recent research shows that vitamin C is rapidly finding new applications in protecting against endothelial dysfunction, high blood pressure, and the blood vessel changes that precede heart disease. Additional research… Read more »

Eating Antihistamines

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Allergy season is getting an early start this year. Allergies are caused by an exaggerated immune response to triggers such as pollen, mold and dust. And while avoiding the allergen is ideal, it’s not always possible or practical, especially in the spring when pollen is everywhere. Instead of fighting back with antihistamines, a natural alternative… Read more »

Stress and Allergies

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Keep calm and reduce your allergies? A recent study published in the journal, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, found an association between higher perceived stress levels and allergy flare-ups. Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to a – generally harmless – foreign substance (allergen), launching chemicals such as histamines that provoke allergy symptoms…. Read more »

Spring Allergies Arrive Early

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It looks like the groundhog may have been wrong. Instead of six more weeks of winter, many parts of the US are experiencing warmer than normal temperatures, meaning allergy season is coming sooner. Instead of snow, many parts of the country have been plagued by days of rain and damp weather. Rain carries mold and… Read more »

Probiotics for Eczema

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An estimated 31.6 million Americans experience the symptoms of eczema, including 17.8 million with symptoms of atopic dermatitis. Eczema is characterized by intense itching of the skin. A rash usually appears later and is red and has bumps of varying sizes. To say that it is uncomfortable is a gross understatement. However, there may be… Read more »

Two Reasons Most Probiotic Supplements are Ineffective

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Your gut health is linked to many other bodily functions. A healthy gut is necessary for a healthy body. There are several lifestyle and environmental factors that can lead to a compromised gut. Our modern diets are often full of processed foods. That combined with stress, age, exposure to environmental toxins and the overuse of… Read more »

You May Need to Boost Your Immunity If…

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Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get completely knocked out by colds, flu and illness while others get through season with barely a sniffle? It all comes down to your immune system and how well you’ve armed your body in the battle to stay well. Some of these habits might just shock… Read more »

Tips for Healthy Travel

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If you’re traveling this holiday season, you already know you’re walking into the cold and flu battle zone. Here are some tips that might help you avoid getting sick while trying to get from point A to point B. Stay Hydrated – Water is your best option, but apple or orange juice work too since they’re… Read more »

Are You Washing Your Hands Properly?

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A recent study published in The Journal of Environmental Health found that after using the bathroom, many of us aren’t washing our hands properly – or even at all! Researchers discreetly watched 3,749 people, 60 percent of them women, after they used public restrooms in a Michigan college town. In total, 10.3 percent did not… Read more »