Immune

Summer Hazard #1: Tick-Borne Illnesses

…religiously. Day one, my grandson’s symptoms were insidious: a low-grade temperature with no known cause along with a dull headache and fatigue. His immune system rallied that first day, and he was back to normal by dinnertime. His mom double-checked his body for ticks, and found none. Day two his temperature…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Watermelon

…lycopene decreases the risk for cancer of the breast, prostate, endometrium, lung and colon, and other diseases. * Vitamins A and C which bolster your immune system. One specific health benefit of watermelon is that it provides 24.3% of the daily value for Vitamin C. * Vitamin K that helps control blood…

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Could Your Home Be A Cause For High Blood Pressure?

…. In fact, a DECT cordless phone caused a medical setback for my son Step when he returned home from his month-long hospitalization. His weakened immune system started backsliding, and it took quite a while for us to question the cordless phone at his bedside. Removing it got him back on his healing…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…essential fatty acids, and helps to lower your blood pressure. Plus, the beta glucans in oatmeal help to support healthy cholesterol and boosts your immune system. Finally, I like the fact that it contains small amounts of activated omega-6s, which we need in small amounts several times a week to help…

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Surprising Health Benefits of Donating Blood

…hereditary hemochromatosis—or iron overload. Their physicians are often perplexed by their symptoms of fatigue, abdominal pain, organ failure, immune dysfunction, skin bronzing, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual irregularity, hair loss, and explosive diarrhea. To find out if your iron levels are…

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Is It Your Heart, Or Is It Lyme Disease?

…microorganisms with pharmaceutical or herbal antibiotics is only one piece of the healing puzzle. Maximizing detoxification pathways with targeted immune supportive therapies helps people to get better faster. If you see a tick attachment and develop a bull’s eye rash, a four week course of antibiotics…

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Juicing Your Way to Optimum Health

…well. All those live enzymes are nature’s way of cleansing and restoring your GI tract, nurturing all the cells in your body, and boosting your immune system, as well as your overall energy. Traveling in your own car with a cooler is the easiest way to maintain a juicy life. You can pack some organic…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…blood thinner and has been shown to help prevent blood clots when used in high doses. Mushrooms, on the other hand, have been proven to boost the immune system. Enjoy! Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Meatloaf (Makes 4 servings) 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 carrots, finely grated 1 1/3 lbs…

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The Connection Between Emotional Stress & Heart Disease

…number of cardiologists and psychoneuroimmunologists—specialists who examine the ”conversations” going on among the nervous, endocrine and the immune systems—study what happens to the body when a vital connection to another is broken. While the emotional stress of "heartbreak" is yet to be listed…

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L-Carnitine Benefits Hold the Key to Good Health

…-carnitine is creating energy. This, in turn, is responsible for the many L-carnitine benefits. L-carnitine Benefits Include * Supporting healthy immune function * Supplying more oxygen to the heart * Promoting weight loss by improving metabolism and helping to burn fats * Preventing the accumulation…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…protection. For the elderly, those with diabetes, smokers, women taking birth control pills, people susceptible to infections and those with compromised immune systems, I wouldn't hesitate to use higher dosages. If you do so, be sure to divide your doses over the day and take with meals. A good diet to help…

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Is Your Heart Getting Too Little (Or Too Much) Vitamin D?

…, which are vital nutrients for bone health. That’s why vitamin D deficiencies are linked with rickets. Now we know that vitamin D affects your immune system as well, modulating many activities in the body—including promoting anti-tumor activity. In fact, the number of health conditions linked with…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition for Kids

…smoothies. Let your kids add the ingredients themselves. This particular recipe is packed with omega-3s for brain health, antioxidants for a healthy immune system, and fiber to keep them full until lunch. Plus, while you’re at it why not make one for yourself? The same omega-3s, antioxidants, and fiber…

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Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Book Review

…post-treatment. Actually, it’s a valuable reference for all of us who want to know how to make meals, drinks, and snacks that will bolster the immune system to fight cancer before it can take hold in the body. Even the cover is enticing! In addition to incredible photography to inspire even the most…

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Grapefruit Health Benefits and Side Effects

…promotes regularity. Also, grapefruits are rich in antioxidants and contain 77 mg of vitamin C per serving, which supports your overall health and immune system. Grapefruit contains many heart benefits as well. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that eating red…

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5 Last Minute Heart-Healthy Gifts

…tea contains potent phytochemicals which are powerful antioxidants that protect your body from harmful free radicals. Green tea is also a powerful immune booster, and studies have shown it helps to support healthy cholesterol levels. You can give your recipient a “green tea kit” with loose green…

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The Health Benefits of Saunas

…treatments help with integrative cancer treatment and prevention programs, saunas also help to promote weight loss, skin integrity, and a stronger immune system. So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled to discover I could afford my own personal sauna right at home. I picked out a spot in what was then…

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Reducing High Blood Pressure Naturally With Asparagus

…supporting healthy cholesterol levels. But the health benefits of this dish don’t end there. Olive oil is rich in squalene, which supports your immune system. Plus, it contains other antioxidants that support cholesterol metabolism. In addition, because you’re eating mostly monounsaturated fat with…

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Successful Surgery Recovery

…digestive enzymes, and nattokinase (100 mg). A couple of months before the surgery, I doubled my vitamin D intake to 10,000 IU daily to strengthen my immune system and bones. A week before my surgery, I stopped taking my fish oil, multivitamin/mineral complex, and nutritional anti-inflammatories due to…

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