Are you ready when stress gets physical?
You think blogging is fun and therapeutic? Read this piece that ran in the New York Times. Talk about imbalance, in more ways that one. Like we keep saying, protracted periods of mental and emotional stress can morph into physiological damage. Immune balance can help the body [...]
early exposure may be a good thing
For me, this is the article that really opened my eyes to the concept of immune balance. A March 4, 2008 story in the Washington Post. It discusses how American society has evolved from an agrarian, rural existence to the urban and suburban settings. In the process, [...]
Here’s a great story from an Australian magazine that really nails the balanced immune health role in development of allergies. It focuses on kids’ allergies, but the basic concepts of immune balance and allergy symptoms may apply to all.
Welcome aboard the HMS Germ
My sister-in-law and her husband just left on a Mediterranean cruise this week. One of the big concerns on any cruise these days is whether the whole ship will get sick. We’ve seen this happen several times. If I were cruising to Monaco and Sicily and Venice, I’d be royally PO’d [...]
Every year we hear the same tips to help back-to-school kids reduce their chances — and mom’s or dad’s — of getting sick. Wash hands many times a day, eat a nutritious diet, get plenty of sleep and exercise etc., etc. And now schools are doing more disinfecting of lockers and desks with antibacterial solutions. [...]
A huge part of the human immune system resides in the gut. Some experts estimate 60 to 70 percent of our immune activity originates in the gastrointestinal system. This is where bacteria can flourish, and, if not kept in check, can lead to many health problems.
It's what's inside that counts.
Probiotics and prebiotics [...]
Great balance pays off in more ways than one
I live in Iowa, right next door to West Des Moines, home of Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. It goes without saying, we’re all proud of her fantastic performances in Beijing. In reading about her preparation prior to winning gold on the balance beam, it was [...]
…it probably wouldn’t help. We’re proud to launch this new community platform that deals with the growing interest in balanced immune health. Through this site we want to spur discussion and exchange information on how the human immune system impacts everyday health and quality of life.
The angle we take is this: Balance, not boost. [...]