On top of the stress from the new normal of how we celebrate holidays we are dealing with seasonal colds and flu. I reached out to Dr. Michelle Renee, Director of Integrative Care at Northwestern Health Sciences University, in Bloomington Minnesota to discuss immunity support.
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN DO TO BUILD IMMUNE SUPPORT?
I have a couple of thoughts that I have about that. The first is that we as human beings are not machines. Humans are really self-healing organisms. And that also means that our immune systems are really an active and ever-changing aspect of our being. And so, there are things that we can do to enhance our immunity and make us more resistant. And there are certainly things we can do in our lives that will make us less resistant or less able to survive an illness should we get it.
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Ginseng the “ALL-HEALING MAN ROOT.”
Ginseng is one of the most popular herbs worldwide. It has been used as an herbal remedy in Asia for more than 5000 years. In many countries, it has been used in traditional medicine. and as a nutritional supplement that improves the well-being and quality of life and promotes longevity. In TCM it is renowned for restoring the yin and yang. There are over 8000 studies concerning Korean Red Ginseng in PubMed, indicating the significant interest it has generated.
HEALTHY GUT FUNCTION CAN BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Healthy gut function can help improve and boost your immune system. It is your gut that helps to improve your body’s ability to fight infections. Our localized immune system is where 80% of your immune system is.
HOW SOCIAL DISTANCING Has Become the “Silent Pandemic”
We’ve been living in the wake of COVID-19 for nearly a year, and enduring a number of unfamiliar stressors that are causing anxieties to stay elevated. Whether you’re fearful of catching the virus; missing out on upcoming activities and milestones; or struggling with the economic toll the pandemic has had on us both individually and collectively, there are things you can proactively do to make life better.
Discovering Whole Person INTEGRATIVE EATING
The idea to explore a multidimensional, ancient-food-wisdom approach to food and eating had its genesis in New Delhi, India, where my co-author and husband, behavioral scientist Larry Scherwitz, Ph.D., had been invited to present at the First International Conference on Lifestyle and Health. While there, I had the opportunity to interview clinical cardiologist Dr. K. L. Chopra—father and mentor of Deepak Chopra, M.D., who is an integrative medicine and personal-transformation pioneer—about a magazine article I was intending to write on yoga and diet.
IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.
8 SUPERSMART SUPERFOODS Your Kids Will Love
Having trouble getting your kids to eat healthily? When you package these superfood hits into your kid’s menu you can be sure you are giving them the nutrients they need and show them great nutrition is just around the corner!
Living Too Clean WHAT PROBIOTICS Can Do During the Current Pandemic
We are living in extraordinary times. The pandemic has prompted essential changes in our hygiene routines like social distancing, mask-wearing, and handwashing, but could implementing all of these microbe-phobic practices trigger other health problems? The hyper-clean living efforts we’re implementing to protect ourselves from COVID-19 could be making our body’s natural immune system weaker and also set us up for long-term health problems.
Aged Garlic Extract a True Contender for Heart Health
While fish oil supplements are often touted first for heart health, research has shown a surprising and robust benefit of garlic therapy. Whether in your favorite Italian dish or taken as a dietary supplement, garlic has some very important preventative and healing benefits that cannot be ignored for heart health.
4 TIPS FOR IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH during quarantine
HEALTH NEWS & TIPS
VITAMIN D SHOWS SUPER impressive results IN COVID-19
Results just in from a hospital trial in Spain showed vitamin D to produce phenomenal results in preventing the progression of COVID-19.
A Killer Bullets Couldn't Stop
While fighting for the citizens they swore to protect, two horseback-era Texas Rangers were cut down by a deadly killer.
3 Tips for a Stronger Immune System
Cold and flu season may be behind us, but maintaining immune health is a year-round job.
Tomorrow: David Wallace-Wells
Imagining a COVID Endgame “Should we be satisfied with just slightly speeding up the status quo?”
This Moment in Time
As we move through these darker winter months let us remember that we are stronger than we think.
In April 2020, BRUCE LIPTON spoke with UDAY KUMAR about the transition our planet is going through right now, and what we need to do to raise our consciousness to the next level. In this excerpt from the interview, he goes into more detail about epigenetics, consciousness, and how we remain pre-programmed until we evolve our consciousness through meditation. It is our programs more than anything external that hack our attention.
2020: OUR CANARY IN THE COAL MINE
Through the turbulent times ahead, will come to know that we only experience and exist inside the reality we create.
Elderberry: Nature's Top Antiviral Herb
The science speaks for itself—elderberry works in a unique way to combat cold and flu viruses and strengthen immune function.
NEW COVID VACCINES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Won’t work on 10% of the population! Two doses needed to be effective! Horrid side effects include pain, fatigue, headache & sore arms!
Doing good for others, then and now
Over 100 years ago, America was experiencing similar things, the Spanish Flu and the First World War.
5 Mindfulness TIPS TO CULTIVATE CALM DURING CHAOS
Are you new to meditation or simply afraid it may be too complicated? We have created some great starter tips to remove your intimidation. Visit naturalsolutionsmag. com/meditation to find tips and resources to start or enhance your meditation journey.