Category Archives: Immune System

Signs of Bad Gut Health

When your gut is functioning properly, you have a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria, your body produces digestive enzymes, absorbs nutrients effectively, fights against bacteria and infections, and eliminates waste and unwanted substances efficiently. But what happens when your gut is not functioning as it should be and you have an imbalance of bacteria? Here […]

How Gut Health Impacts Our Bodies

You may think our digestive system is relatively simple. Food goes in, is broken down into nutrients that are absorbed, and then the waste is excreted. While that is true, emerging research has found that our gut has far-reaching effects on our entire body.  In fact, gut health is so important that some medical professionals […]

Listen To Your Body: 10 Signs You May Be Nutrient Deficient

Many of us strive to eat healthy every day but it can be hard to know how well we are really doing.  How do you know if you’re eating enough of certain nutrients?  Although we may associate nutrient deficiencies with developing nations, the typical American diet can also leave some big nutritional gaps. The truth […]

Fighting Free Radical Damage with Super Antioxidants

Our body’s cells are always under attack.  While we are all too familiar with the threat of viruses and infections, another threat is looming.  Free radical damage.  But what exactly are free radicals? Free radicals are unstable molecules that  if left unchecked can cause damage to our cells and DNA which is thought to not […]

Plan a Healthy Winter Getaway

Mid-January usually marks the beginning of the mass exodus from the cold and wintery North down to the South. This time of year, nothing sounds better than a warm beach, a cold beverage and endless amounts of buffet food.  Wait, not so fast! Vacations don’t have to involve binging on unhealthy food and over-indulging on […]

COVID-19 and Nutrition

It’s been two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and while research has primarily focused on vaccine production, boosters and anti-viral medications, scientists have also emphasized the importance of boosting the immune system through nutrition.  Your health depends on an adequate intake of essential nutrients which will support a properly functioning immune system.  […]

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

With family gatherings, and lots of indulgent food surrounding us, it’s very easy to unintentionally pack on a few extra pounds during the holiday season. Since the year is coming to an end, many people are starting to think about goals that they look forward to accomplishing next year. We’re here to help you with […]

Mushrooms and Mental Health

Mushrooms have traditionally been used in eastern cultures for thousands of years.  They are a rich source of vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin B12, selenium & copper), bioactive compounds (such as beta glucans), and potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds.   While the fabulous fungi are known for their many health benefits such as immune health, […]

Inflammation

Inflammation is your immune system’s reaction to irritation, injury, or infection. It’s a normal response (actually a good thing), and it’s a natural part of healing.  But when chronic inflammation occurs inside our bodies, which we cannot see, it can become a big problem.  Research has linked chronic inflammation to many serious health conditions such as […]

Dopamine – The Happy Hormone

Bad moods.  We all have them.  Even though something specific may happen to trigger a bad mood like a bad morning commute or missing lunch, sometimes we just wake up in a bad mood and we aren’t even sure why.  The triggers of a bad mood often depend on the people and the stresses in […]