Five Immune System Boosting Foods

Your immune system is your body’s best defense against flu season.  But in order to help keep it functioning at its best, you should include these immune boosting foods in your diet. Chicken Soup Chicken soup is more than just good for your soul.  It may keep your airways healthy, as well. Researchers at the… Read more »

Avoid Catching the Latest Bug

Cold and flu season has begun, but there are ways in which to prepare and reduce your chances of catching the latest bug. Getting an annual flu vaccine and practicing good hygiene are great ways for a person to protect themselves and others. Some lifestyle and dietary changes can also reduce the likelihood of getting… Read more »

Cold or Flu? How to Tell…

Cold and flu (influenza) are both caused by viruses and often their symptoms overlap.  Their arrival is usually marked by the changing of the seasons with fall and winter taking the biggest hit.  So, how do you know if the misery you’re feeling is a cold or flu?  There are important differences. First and foremost,… Read more »

Psoriasis and Vitamins

For 8 million Americans, psoriasis is a chronic disease that must be endured daily. Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells grow at an abnormally fast rate, often causing red and silver lesions on the skin which can be itchy, bumpy and painful.  Recent research has focused on vitamin supplementation and how a variety of… Read more »

Psoriasis and Sun – How Vitamin D Helps

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 8 million Americans suffer from the painful, often embarrassing symptoms associated with Psoriasis.  Fortunately, there is some relief during the summer months, thanks in part to the vitamin D provided by sunlight.  Vitamin D reduces inflammation.  The NPF suggests that the combination of vitamin D and UV… Read more »

Psoriasis and Food – What to Eat and What to Avoid

If you suffer from psoriasis, you know that it is an autoimmune disease caused by inflammation.  According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, many individuals benefit from following an anti-inflammatory diet to help reduce their symptoms. There are certain foods that are known to increase inflammation and others that have anti-inflammatory properties.  If you have psoriasis,… Read more »

You Can Still Enjoy the Outdoors with Allergies

The sun is shining, the temperature is perfect and you’d love nothing more than to be outside enjoying it.  But the pollen is also raging and your allergies have you feeling like your head is floating five feet above your body.  You could hole up inside and admire the outdoors through a window, or you… Read more »

Fight Allergies with these Five Foods

Spring allergies are here and the itchy eyes, scratchy throat and foggy feeling they bring with them are enough to stop you in your tracks.  Before you reach for that antihistamine, there are some foods that can help ease your symptoms.   Try these five allergy-fighting foods: Garlic – garlic is a natural antibiotic known to fight… Read more »

Pollen Protection

Nearly one in five Americans suffers from seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. Hay fever occurs when a person’s immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen such as pollen. As the pollen of insect-pollinated plants are too heavy to remain airborne for long, the most common culprits responsible for hay fever are… Read more »

Ten Allergy Fighting Foods

If you’re suffering from seasonal allergies, chances are you’ve tried your fair share of over-the-counter and prescription medications in attempt to find relief.  But no one likes walking around feeling their head is disconnected from their body, as if often the case with those solutions.  There is something else you can try.  You may be… Read more »