Ever wonder how much vitamin C gets flushed down the toilet around this time of year? There’s still this mind set that loading up on tons of Vitamin C during the winter months can prevent colds and infections and related winter maladies.
First, let’s not discount the overall importance of Vitamin C. It is essential [...]
We’re finally at the end of a long summer of drought. It’s hit our farming neighbors hard. The lack of water makes me think more about water from time to time. Did you know that only 2.5% of the world’s water is fresh water? Of that fresh water, 2/3 is trapped in glaciers 30% is [...]
When people talk about immune response and the benefits of the immune system, we tend to think in terms of cold and flu, protecting wounds and, maybe, allergies, although many people don’t realize allergies are just overaggressive immune responses.
But I think people need to realize your immune system, and how you take care of [...]
I just saw a picture of Alec Baldwin. He looked amazing. Sure he’s a bit older, but he looks nearly as svelte and in the same fighting trim as he was in Hunt For Red October. He’s lost 30 pounds.
His secret? Cutting out processed sugar.
I can bet there are other health benefits he’s [...]
One of the senior scientists at Embria Health Sciences whom I have talked with throughout the years has a cool example of what immune balance is all about. When you cut your finger, he says, a little inflammation is good. That means immune cells are defending the wound, and a little swelling and redness is [...]
I just could not pass up this one. Some new research out of the U.K. suggests that women are more attracted to healthy looking men than good looking men. What does that mean? It means if your face has a healthy glow, rather that just being handsome, women are more likely to connect.
Says lead [...]
So what can happen when the holidays come around and you:
take in more alcohol than usual? don’t drink enough water? don’t eat real healthy? don’t get enough sleep? go running about outside in dry, cold weather?
Well, besides putting on a few extra pounds and maybe exposing yourself to a bout of winter crud, [...]
We recently received a comment/question from someone named Dara. It was a darn good question, and one that I want to address in this post, as opposed to confining it to a response in the comments section. The question is:
“My concern is symptoms. How does one know that their immune system is not balanced? [...]
I’m gonna be hanging out in lake country in northwest Iowa this weekend, enjoying the Fourth of July. I’ll be outside a lot, too. Swimming. Golfing. Outdoor feasting. Concerts. So I’ll be wearing a lot of topical sunscreen. But I got to wondering: I know that prolonged, unprotected sun exposure can damage your immune system [...]