This week Chicago Tribune nutrition writer Julie Deardorf posted a piece on nutrition and immune health. She laid out a lot of good information, especially regarding so-called immune “boosting” pills/products such as the “Airborne” over-the-counter cold/flu remedy that had to cough up nearly $30 million in settlement money for labeling their packaging and advertising with [...]
I recently joined WEGO Health, an online health community that appears to have lot of activity. It doesn’t have the bulk numbers that other places like WebMD has (who does??), but it is growing and is generating a lot of original discussion. My friending activity has produced several dozen cohorts in just a few weeks.
The immune balance story continues to wend its way through the nutrition-and-health world. And with the state of things right now–pandemic updates, new research published every hour, piles of junk science and unbelievable claims to muck through, new health conditions to define, etc.,–I thought it would be worth a few minutes to list some of [...]
If I ruled the world, or at least was a health and wellness director of some organization, I might try to persuade the top brass that a new company policy should be put into effect from October 1 through Dec 31. That policy would decree that official business hours begin at 9:30 a.m.
This policy [...]
I’m listening right now to Madhu Gadia being interviewed on public radio. She is an Indian cuisine expert, nutritionist (Univ. of Illinois) and author who touts the benefits of vegan diets, nutrition as medicine and is even a diabetes counselor. She edited books for Meredith Corp. (publisher of Better Homes and Gardens) and knows her [...]
I hate to use a football analogies. But one really illustrates some new science that adds to the continually-building “balance” approach to immune health. Sports stories are overdone, overused and probably don’t pertain to more than half of any general audience. But I’m at a loss as to how to really describe this scenario. So, [...]
I write a blog about the concept of immune balance. The blog is financially supported by a company that manufactures a nutraceutical ingredient. Science suggests this ingredient may support immune health through aiding various immune components in the body in achieving a “balanced” reaction to health episodes triggering an immune response.
Ever since I launched [...]
I’ve written periodically about the marked improvement in my life-long seaonal allergy symptoms while taking an oral nutritional supplement containing the ingredient EpiCor. (EpiCor’s parent company financially supports this blog, though they do not dictate to me what to write, and hardly even say boo to much of anything that appears here.) Some people would [...]