Exercise for Immunity

If you’re looking for an easy way to prevent colds, regular exercise is the way to go. You don’t have to run a marathon to get the benefits. Moderate activity is all you need. Exercise improves your overall fitness, which can also boost your immune system. Some studies show that moderate intensity exercise may cut… Read more »

Four Foods to Boost Your Immune System

While an apple a day is a healthy choice, it takes more than that to keep the doctor away. However, there are certain foods that can boost your immune system and help keep colds at bay. Oats and Barley – these grains contain beta-glucan, a type of fiber with antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities more potent… Read more »

Five Common Cold and Flu Myths

  Cold and flu season is picking up and we figured it was time to take a look at some of the common myths surrounding the season. 1.  Fact or Myth?Getting the flu vaccine too early in the year, means your protection will wear off before flu season ends. Answer: Myth Because the flu vaccine is… Read more »

Whey Protein Can Boost Immunity

Whey is probably one of the most overlooked tools you can use to improve and protect your health, including boosting your immune system function. Whey is the translucent liquid that separates from the curd when milk coagulates during the cheese-making process. As fall approaches and we begin getting sick more frequently, whey protein can boost immunity…. Read more »

Five Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

Your immune system is important. It functions very much like your own personal army, guarding your body against attacks from invaders, defending against infections and even allergies. It also has a great memory, often “remembering” certain infections so it’s ready for them the next time they try to attack. But just like any other body… Read more »

Cold Weather and the Common Cold

cold weather and the common cold

For years, the thought was that cold and flu season happened during the winter months because we’re spending more time inside together in poorly ventilated spaces. However, new research out of Yale University suggests that the frigid winter temperatures may actually be to blame. One in five people carry the rhinovirus – the most frequent… Read more »

You May Need to Boost Your Immune System If…

do you need to boost your immune system?

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get completely knocked out by colds, flu and illness while others get through the 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… Read more »

Five Foods with More Vitamin C than an Orange

foods with more than vitamin c than oranges

  Without enough vitamin C, cell growth, circulatory health can be compromised. Many people are deficient in this vital nutrient, which can lead to an inability of the immune system to operate effectively. Those with a vitamin C deficiency can experience a variety of symptoms including fatigue, greater susceptibility to illness, bruising more easily and… Read more »

Keep Your Holidays Healthy

stay relaxed this holiday season

  It’s Thanksgiving week and the holidays are in full swing. Don’t let the typical holiday stress, lack of sleep, and overeating take their toll. You can still revel in this joyous time of year without letting go of your health. We’ll show you how. 1. Everything in Moderation You’re not going to gain 10… Read more »

Travel Tips During Cold and Flu Season

cold and flu season travel tips

  Cold and flu season is in full swing and unfortunately; we can’t just hibernate until it passes. Life goes on and often includes travel. Here are some tips that might help you avoid catching that cold. Stay Hydrated Water is your best option, but apple or orange juice work too since they’re high in… Read more »