When winter comes around, so do large snowfalls and chilly temperatures. This pushes most of the population to hunker down and stay wrapped in cozy blankets to avoid the weather, but staying inside shouldn’t mean Read More
Sometimes referred to as “Turkey Day,” Thanksgiving is often as much about the feast as anything else. A Thanksgiving Day binge is a yearly tradition for many Americans. According to the Calorie Control Council, the Read More
With the hustle and bustle of busy holiday schedules, getting the sniffles is all but certain. Whip up one of these delicious remedies to beat the bug and have energy to chase your little whippersnappers Read More
Elderberry syrup comes from the dried flowers and berries of the European elder tree (Sambucus nigra). The flowers and berries are also made into extracts, teas, pills and even gummies. The dark purple berries of Read More
Now more than ever, it’s important for your immune system to stay in tip-top shape. One of the best ways to stay healthy is by maintaining a nutritious diet. Following general good-health guidelines is the Read More
Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits. Known for its bright red color, aroma and delicious taste, they are used in many food preparations such as jams, milkshakes, chocolates and ice creams. The garden Read More
Dietary strategies aimed at supporting immunity to fight COVID-19 are continually being considered. Unfortunately, as in the case of drugs, studies in humans have not confirmed any specific food components to be effective in the Read More
In the western world, we are programmed from a young age to think that the answer to all ailments is prescription drugs. But in many cases, there are other alternatives that take a far more Read More
The western diet is increasingly seen as being at the root of many diseases, such as metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disorders, and cancer, and thus is suspected to limit life expectancy during the 21st century. It Read More
(Family Features) As you plan your summer fun, think also about adopting healthy habits that can help keep your blood pressure under control. When your blood pressure is consistently high – a condition called hypertension Read More
An important part of boosting immunity is following the tips in the food and recipes we include in this section. Like any fighting force, the immune system army marches on its stomach. Healthy immune system warriors need good, regular nourishment. Scientists have long recognized that people who live in poverty and are malnourished are more vulnerable to infectious diseases. For example, researchers don’t know whether any particular dietary factors, such as processed foods or high simple sugar intake, will have adversely affect immune function. There are still relatively few studies of the effects of nutrition on the immune system of humans.
There appears to be a connection between nutrition and immunity in the elderly. How to prepare food and recipes is important. A form of malnutrition that is surprisingly common even in affluent countries is known as “micronutrient malnutrition.” Micronutrient malnutrition, in which a person is deficient in some essential vitamins and trace minerals that are obtained from or supplemented by diet, can happen in the elderly. Older people tend to eat less and often have less variety in their diets. One important question is whether dietary supplements may help older people maintain a healthier immune system. Older people should discuss this question with their doctor.