The Untold Truth about Probiotics

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

How to make bone broth

Bone broth is the liquid that is leftover after you simmer meaty bones and connective tissue in water for an extended period of time. In addition to bones, connective tissue and joints, bone broths often Read More

A Secret Ingredient for Winter Wellness

(Family Features) While winter rushes in with brisk breezes and chilly temperatures, staying indoors to avoid the weather shouldn’t mean forgoing healthy habits. One step toward winter wellness is maintaining nutritional value in meals from Read More

How Eating Fish Can Boost Your Immune System

Heading back into the cold and flu season is extra anxious this year. Now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to “boost” or support their immune system, according to Seafood Nutrition Partnership. “Nutrients, Read More

5 Tips to Ward Off Cold Weather

(Family Features) Colder weather brings plenty of changes, especially in the ways you take care of your home and self. Especially when the temperature drops, extreme winter conditions can play havoc not only with your Read More

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What can you do to boost your immune system?

The idea of boosting your immunity is enticing, but the ability to do so has proved elusive for several reasons. The immune system is precisely that — a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony. There is still much that researchers don’t know about the intricacies and interconnectedness of the immune response. For now, there are no scientifically proven direct links between lifestyle and enhanced immune function.

But that doesn’t mean the effects of lifestyle on the immune system aren’t intriguing and shouldn’t be studied. Researchers are exploring the effects of diet, exercise, age, psychological stress, and other factors on the immune response, both in animals and in humans. In the meantime, general healthy-living strategies make sense since they likely help immune function and they come with other proven health benefits.