Natural Solutions for Cold and Flu Symptoms

If your cold and flu symptoms have you running for the nearest over-the-counter medications, you may want to think again.  Those medications can often leave you feeling groggy and like your head is in the clouds.  In fact, they may not even be effective. CVS Health is pulling some cough-and-cold treatments that contain an ingredient… Read more »

Cooler Weather Inhibits Immune System

For years, many people believed that cold and flu season happened during the cooler weather months because we spend more time inside together in poorly ventilated spaces.  However, recent research suggests that in fact, the cooler weather inhibits the immune system. One in five people carry the rhinovirus – the most frequent cause of the… Read more »

Boost Your Immunity with Probiotics

During cold and flu season it’s important to consume foods to boost your immunity.  Keeping your immune system healthy ensures that your body is able to fight viruses and other foreign invaders known to cause illness. Supplementing with vitamin C may work, but it’s not the only piece of the puzzle. In fact, the latest… Read more »

The Benefits of Taking B Vitamins

Good nutrition is tied to good health, as well as the prevention and treatment of many conditions. Getting the recommended amounts of vitamins each day is an important part of the nutrition equation, and B vitamins in particular are essential for preventive care. Abundant in green vegetables, whole or fortified grains, dairy, and meats, B…

The Allergic Response to Pollen

Millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies caused by pollen.  But what is pollen and how does something so small cause such miserable symptoms?  Here is everything you need to know about the allergic response to pollen. While pollen might make you miserable, it actually does have a purpose and that is to reproduce.  These tiny particles are…

Three Simple Immune Boosting Strategies

When it comes to fighting illness, everyday precautions such as washing your hands often and avoiding sick people are key. But research suggests that there are other immune boosting strategies you can easily incorporate into your lifestyle that may help keep those germs at bay. From focusing on the food you eat to getting enough…

Don’t Let Allergies Stop You

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 let your allergies stop you from enjoying the amazing weather, or you… Read more »

Proactive 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 »

Natural Antihistamines for Allergy Relief

Spring allergy season is here, and you may already be suffering those miserable symptoms. Allergy symptoms occur when your body’s immune system overreacts to substances in your environment, such as cat dander, dust, or pollen, and starts fighting them as if they were bacteria or viruses by releasing a biochemical called histamine.  People with allergies… Read more »

Best Foods to Beat Allergies

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