The “hygiene hypothesis” proffers that infants and toddlers exposed to basic bacteria and dust/dander/pollen in their home environment may end up with a much healthier immune system that lasts for most of their life. If they are born on a farm and spend time outside among the crops and animals when they are young, they [...]
I would have thought that by now, many if not most people in the health and nutrition field would understand the nature of allergies, what they are, and how they connect with the immune function. Allergies are, in general, unwanted immune responses. Some grains of pollen enter the nose or throat, and the immune system is [...]
There's gotta be a supplement down there somewhere
I was at my doctor’s office recently for a check up. He asked if I take any vitamins or supplements. Among the 6 or so I take, I mentioned EpiCor, and told him its impact on my allergies, cold/flu experience, etc. I thought he might say, [...]
I’ve been trying to see as many of the Oscar-nominated films as I can before the Academy Awards show in a couple weeks. I haven’t seen them all. The Social Network was interesting and well done, but not at all best picture caliber. Inception is one I could not understand. Grand special effects, but the [...]
For most people, I think, the notion of immune system performance falls into three “buckets” of thought:
Immune-related problems like cold or flu are something you can’t avoid. You just have to give it time to get over a cold or flu. A week to 10 days. Maybe take some over-the-counter remedy to help [...]
Some research on massage and immune response was published this week. A Los Angeles Times story talked about the findings. Research conducted at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center that was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed that a single massage can increase lymphocyte cell activity while decreasing certain stress-activated hormones. The story headline describes the study as ”boosting” the [...]
AgroLabs has introduced a new immune health liquid shot called Superfruit Immune Boost. It contains EpiCor and ispackaged in a 3 oz. shot bottle, kind of like those 5 Hour Energy drinks. You can get them at Costco.
AgroLabs specializes in “liquid nutrition.” You should see their product lineup. Everything from cranberry omega 3 to wheat [...]
Someone on Twitter not too long ago said, “Twitter is made up of 60% social media experts, 30% spammers and 10% real conversations.” Or something close to that. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thing is, if you’re targeted in who you seek out to follow and engage with on Twitter, that 10% is [...]
Here are some factoids about allergies I’ve picked up that were very interesting to me. It’s amazing what you can learn.
One out of 20 people who are allergic to pollen has oral allergy syndrome, which means the immune system mistakes the compounds in certain foods for pollen proteins, says Sublett. Some foods — such [...]
I’m glad to present a post below from Rebekah Winquest, who runs a blog called Just Good Energy. She markets several natural food products, and also does product reviews by using the products herself. And she does a fair amount of research about the product she’s taking. Right now, she’s taking EpiCor [...]