We’ve long known that sun exposure help the body convert 7-dehydrocholesterol into Vitamin D, one of the most essential nutrients needed for good health. Science has suggested that regular sunlight exposure may also help maintain a healthy, balanced immune system. As one scientific summary states: “Exposure to both UVA and UVB radiation can have direct immunosuppressive [...]
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, we watched one of our favorite movies on DVD: Elf. In my humble opinion, it’s Will Ferrell’s best film and one of the best holiday movies anywhere. But enough of my Roger Ebert wannabe role.
The point I want to make is about humor and laughter. There’s always been stuff written [...]
Well, everyone is eating Thanksgiving leftovers this weekend. A lot of that food will be brown and beige in color. Gravy, dark meat, potatoes, etc. In other words, yummy stuff that has a lot of starch, empty carbs, calories and fat.
You can do better, especially if you’re wanting to keep your immune system as [...]
As I’ve mentioned in this blog, I’ve been taking EpiCor for about 4 years now. Daily. I’ve never had any issues with side effects or any adverse episodes or reactions. And there have been no adverse events reported to the company or regulatory bodies. Still, when a health product that you trust receives even further [...]
We’re all used to Western medicine and health. Eastern medicine, originating in ancient China, is another school of health and disease management that many adhere to. And Ayurvedic medicine rooted in India is also gaining many followers.
But how about African medicine? Rooted in herbalism with a spiritual component, there may be several overlapping philosophies with [...]
A recent story in the New York Times really struck me. It’s a fascinating account of a professional financial planner, of all people, who lost his home to foreclosure, the result of buying way more house than the family budget could handle, especially in the wake of the downturn in home values. In his account [...]
Regis and Kelly recently had an interesting mention pop up during their daily banter. Gelman (producer Michael Gelman) who adds a few quips to the dialog from time to time, put in his two cents when Reg and Kel were talking about getting sick and trying to stay healthy this winter.
Gelman said that [...]
The hygiene hypothesis–or as I like to call it, the hygiene paradox–has received some additional scientific support with the release of a Danish study of 411 children whose mothers have asthma.
The pardox is this: We want to keep babies and young kids–whose immune systems are weak and still forming–free of germs and viruses, so [...]
When it comes to healthy immune balance, stress is kind of like the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good is that a little quick-hitting stress once in while–a scary movie, anxiety before a test or a recital or speech–can be a good thing for your immune system. It activates some fast-acting hormones and [...]