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, [...]
It’s kind of rare when two major nutrition stories, reported independently, have a direct overlap and also run on the same day. It’s rare, too, when such stories are tied strongly to the immune health world.
Such is the case today.
Story 1. New research is showing more evidence that a Mediterranean diet–one rich in [...]
My daughter is in Manhattan this week. Got there with several of her college-student friends just in time to welcome the Nemo snow storm. Luckily, New York was spared the brunt of the storm, but still got a foot of the white stuff.
So, the digging out starts today. And that connects directly to immune [...]
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 [...]
Many things can contribute to strong–or weak–immune function. The main components, outside of genetics, that can make or break a healthy immune response are what I’ve called “The 5 S’s”: Sleep, Sustenance (healthy diet), Stress (management), Sport (exercise) and Supplementation (EpiCor). I could probably add an H to that list as well, for Hygiene. As [...]
OK, if you’re celebrating the 4th in a conventional way, your immune health may be in for a good time. How so?
You’ll be outside, getting some sun. As long as you limit sun exposure and don’t overdo it to sunburn proportions, you’ll create some good Vitamin D for your body, which is beneficial for [...]
Research is strongly indicating that exercise is beneficial for healthy immune function. Especially moderate exercise. On the other hand, there is growing research showing intense physical workouts, such as marathons, triathlons, body building, etc., and all the training that goes into preparing for competitions, can actually weaken immune function, making the body vulnerable to illness [...]
It’s almost spring break time. My college daughters will come home in 10 days, and I’m sure the first thing they will do is sleep for about 14 hours. Just like last year.
They both take EpiCor. I send a long-term supply with them when they go back to school from summer or winter breaks. [...]