The common cold and influenza can look a lot alike… at first that is. They are caused by different viruses which effect the body differently. The cold, commonly caused by a rhinovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza virus, RSV, well you get the picture.. attacks the cells located in the throat and nasal cavity. Our immune response to…Details
It’s here again.. Time to bundle up and take steps to support those busy little white blood cells so we can stay healthy for the up coming winter months. Below are a few recommendations for preventing and treating infections of the respiratory tract this Fall and Winter.
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Extra-Virgin Organic Coconut Oil The Healthy Fat: ignites weight loss, staves off heart disease, restores and maintains youthful skin? Coconut oil has been used as a nutritious food and skin conditioner for thousands of years. Sadly, it fell out of favor in the 1960s when the food industry and some medical professionals (possibly with no nutritional…Details
Excess body fat and distribution affects millions of people and may be due in part to underlying metabolic disorders such as dysglycemia (insulin resistance), adrenal dysfunction, and/or low thyroid hormone. The percentage of the population said to be obese has increased with each decade for the last 50 years or more. Women and lower socioeconomic…Details
The most common causes of joint pain is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative type of arthritis, develops when the linings of the joints wear down. Although it’s associated with aging and injury (it used to be called “wear-and-tear” arthritis), its true cause remains unknown. Generally, prolonged overuse of a joint is thought to be the…Details
1 head cauliflower, cut into florettes 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil ½ large onion, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can canned tomatoes, chopped ¼ cut white wine 1/3 cup green olives (or kalamata olives) 2 Tbsp capers ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped Salt and Pepper to taste In a large pot or…Details
The common cold is caused by a virus. There are more than 200 known viral types that may be responsible for causing those miserable symptoms. Because there are so many different viruses and serotypes involved it makes it nearly impossible to develop a vaccine to prevent colds or an effective treatment such as an antiviral. …Details
As our family struggles through the last (hopefully) of this winters colds we are nourished by the warmth of the fireplace, on these cold and rainy days, and lots of soup. I have come to the realization that soup, mostly taken for granted, can be a really wonderful and easy meal. This is especially true…Details