This article on leaky gut and intestinal permeability is a guest post from Mike Daciuk, FDN, PT of Interactive Body Balance. What do you think when you hear the term "leaky gut?" While most natural and alternative healthcare practitioners will understand it to mean increased intestinal permeability, the average person - and even many conventional physicians - may not. While … [Read more...] about A Guide to Leaky Gut Syndrome and How to Heal It Naturally
While good genes certainly don’t hurt, one thing we do know about the immune system is that it is greatly impacted by a host of environmental factors. Emotional stressors can suppress the activity of white blood cells. A lack of sleep slows production of those white blood cells and impairs their effectiveness. And, of course, the Standard American Diet of processed, refined, … [Read more...] about How to Naturally Support Your Immune System with Vitamins and Herbs
We hear it all the time, especially in the natural medicine community: boost your immune system! Or better yet, boost your immune system…naturally! We read about boosting our immune systems in articles online and on the bottles of natural supplements and vitamins in the health food store. You may have even heard the phrase from a trusted professional in the natural health … [Read more...] about Why You May Not Want to Boost Your Immune System
Please forgive us. We are going to start out this article with a bit of backtracking. Despite our chosen title, “How to Boost Your Child’s Immune System Naturally,” the phrase boost your immune system is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, there are a lot of reasons why you might not want to "boost" yours or your child’s immune system. Why not? Don’t worry, we wrote an article all … [Read more...] about How to Naturally Boost Your Child’s Immune System
If you're striving to get your immune system on track or are struggling against a debilitating ailment, eating right will help recover your quality of life. Fries, a succulent hamburger, and a sugary beverage can seem like the perfect thing to eat in a rush, while canned and frozen meals are fast after-work dinner alternatives... but clearly nourishment eludes these new fangled … [Read more...] about Build Up Your Immune System With These 5 Foods!