A Healthy Diet Means a Healthy You

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

Boosting Your Immune System

We know: You have been told we need to boost our immune system. You ate your immune-boosting sweet potatoes, got plenty of sleep, and hit the echinacea at the first sign of a scratchy throat. Read More

Keto Diet May Boost Immunity

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

What is Essiac?

I recently had an opportunity to talk to Larry Poirier and Lucille Perreault PhD, the current owners of Essiac from Canada International™. They acquired the company about a year and a half ago and are Read More

Confused About the Latest Mask Rules?

The announcement that fully vaccinated people can now go without a mask in more places – indoors and outdoors – might sound like music to your ears. Or maybe you think it’s too much, too soon. Or maybe you were done Read More

How Bee Pollen Boosts Your Immune System

While honey is widely known as an effective anti-inflammatory and antibacterial remedy to common health conditions, bee pollen is less known for its health benefits. Bee pollen contains potent amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, 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.