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 [...]
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, [...]
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, [...]
A Reno CBS TV affiliate features a natural medicine practitioner and mom blogger in a recent story on new approaches to battling seasonal health challenges. And congrats to Jessica Torres and her blog for a great interview segment. Take a look:
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NPR had an interesting story today on “crowdfunding” for helping finance research projects. As money for research becomes more and more competitive, some budding scientists are turning to social digital tools to generate interest in their projects and attract contributions from individuals to fund their research.
One project highlighted on the NPR story involves [...]
Mark Hyman is an M.D. He practices medicine but also writes a lot of instructional content on health and nutrition and functional medicine. He’s all over the social media world, and also authors a lot of articles and books on the topic.
Recently he penned a piece on how to buy supplements: “Savvy Supplement Shopping.” [...]
A blogger in Western Michigan is in the middle of a 2-month EpiCor challenge. She’s taking EpiCor in the middle of flu and winter crud season. And she’s a great candidate for testing EpiCor: a teacher (around sick kids all day) and a mom with kids in daycare (more sick kids). And, as she states, [...]
Found a good story on immune health among triathletes. It packages the topic very well. It’s good to read it, especially if you are an endurance athlete who trains hard year round, or even if you are someone who has decided to run their first marathon as a New Year’s goal.
Research has suggested that [...]
My family takes EpiCor. That includes me, my wife and two daughters. My daughters are in college, and they came home in mid December for the holidays.
Everything was fine until about 6 days before Christmas, or right after my kids got home. My wife instantly got hammered with bronchial crud, fever, chills, cough, the [...]