I’d like to thank you and all who have been readers of Balanced Immune Health. I have exciting news to share. In order to make it easier for you to find useful, fun and interesting information on immune health and on EpiCor, we will be transitioning Balanced Immune Health.com to a new blog called “More [...]
I used to take Claritin and Zyrtec by the gallo, five years ago. Now, I don’t touch the stuff during allergy season–err—seasons. Well, let me amend that. I might feel compelled to take one OTC pill during the rare instance when my natural histamine/anti-histamine equations could use some extra input. So far, that’s amounted to [...]
Yes, we live in a world where obesity is highly problematic and on the rise. The U.S. is a perennial leader among developed countries in obesity rates, the most recent ratio being nearly 35%. Childhood obesity is also another category leader for the U.S.
Recently in Great Britain, also among the fattest countries on earth, [...]
All hail the pacifier. It may save our collective global health. Parents licking their babies’ pacifiers–rather than washing them off with water–may help strengthen the infants’ immune health. The microbes in mom or dad’s saliva might help train the kiddies’ immune cells’ memories at a very early age, thereby cutting down on immune triggered childhood [...]
There’s a cool store in Des Moines’ historic district downtown (The East Village). It’s called Allspice. Besides spices, it sells huge variety of vinegars and oils. The vinegars are somewhat amazing: dark chocolate, red apple, cinnamon pear, champagne, honey ginger are among the flavors they offer. And you can sample them till your heart’s content, [...]
What is it about music? Why does the organization of tone, pitch, rhythm, instrumentation and sometimes, lyrics, into what we call music have such wide appeal? Why does it motivate young people to pursue college majors that will likely pay squat?
Why does it drive people toward mad romance? Why does it sear such a [...]
The “hygiene hypothesis” movement is coming to Cheesehead Country. Or Badger Country. Or whatever the preferred term it. A new study is launching in Wisconsin that will compare city-raised babies with farm-raised babies, to compare the health experiences and the immune system activity between the two groups of babies. Researchers will be particularly interested allergies, [...]
The trees are budding now, the flowers are coming up and grass is growing. Here comes the pollen.
When looking at seasonal allergies, what triggers them and how to cope, two views generally take shape. One is focused on the immune response. It focuses on the fact that immune cells may be unduly sensitized [...]
We always read about the best foods you can consume for this or that. Best foods for good skin. Best foods for your brain. Best foods for healthy weight management. Best foods for the heart.
This week I came upon a “worst foods” list. This is a list of the worst foods for bone health. [...]
EpiCor is a natural fermentate that delivers prebiotic benefits to the gut. (See Science Report – EpiCor and its Immune Effects on Gut Health.) What does this mean? A prebiotic is a type of sugar (not the kind you put on your Cheerios) found in certain foods. Berries, whole grains, bananas, beans and peas, onions, [...]