The average adult catches between two and three colds a year (1). This adds up to an estimated 23 million working days lost each year in the US because of the common cold. Colds are, Read More
Are starting to enjoy warmer weather and getting excited for summer? Warm weather is not a time to ignore your immune system. The last thing you want is to be stuck inside again getting over Read More
How effective are probiotics? I treat many patients with digestive issues and if you suffer from digestive problems, then you know how they can make you miserable. It’s not just the discomfort. It’s also the Read More
Around 40 percent of Americans take some kind of supplement every day, so it is no surprise that the supplement industry is now worth an impressive $37 billion. From protein powders to multivitamins, there are Read More
It’s that time again, flu season. Are you ready to beat the cold and flu season? Many times, we see families where one child is sick one week, and another child is sick the next, Read More
A zinc supplement might help stave off the symptoms of respiratory tract infections, such as coughing, congestion, and sore throat, and cut illness duration, suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published in the Read More
Each day we encounter germs, viruses, and other disease-causing bacteria. Yet, we are not catching a new cold every week, or even every month. That is because our immune system is constantly patrolling our bodies, Read More
Years ago, I read an article in a conventional medical journal about high blood pressure, and I was so thrilled because the article focused on how important diet and lifestyle changes are in the management Read More
It’s time to head back to school, but as kids pick out their first-day outfits and prepare to reconnect with classmates they haven’t seen in over a year, and parents get used to the new Read More
My mother puts a lot of stock in vitamin C. She keeps a bottle of the chewable variety in her kitchen drawer not the junk drawer with its litter of take-out menus and thumbtacks, but Read More
Do you seem to be bombarded with health tips directed at helping you live healthy? We focus on content that will help support and improve immunity, Some common ideas include:
- How you can add immunity boosting vitamins and supplements to your diet.
- How sleep impacts immunity
- How much exercise is needed to boost immunity
Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system working properly. We hope these health tips can help.
Your immune system is incredibly complex. It has to be strong enough and sophisticated enough to fight off a variety of illnesses and infections, but not so strong that it overreacts unnecessarily — causing allergies and other autoimmune disorders to develop. To operate in such a delicate balance, your immune system is tightly controlled by a variety of inputs.
But despite its complexity, there are everyday lifestyle habits you can focus on to help give your immune system what it needs to fight off an infection or illness. Here are five science-backed ways to ensure your immune system has everything it needs to function optimally, as well as why you shouldn’t rely on supplements to boost your immune system.