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Using Exercise to Boost Your Immunity

Posted On Oct 23, 2019

While we’ve covered the importance of exercise on this blog before, it can be a tough sell for people struggling with irregular HPA stress axis function. Thankfully, when dealing with chronic stress, a little exercise can go a long way. Regardless of your energy levels, you’re going to want to have some kind of regular…

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The Importance of Zinc to Your Immune System

Posted On Oct 09, 2019

Zinc, one of our favorite underrated minerals, plays a crucial role in immune health. This mighty mineral heavily affects numerous facets of the immune system, so much so that those deficient in zinc are increasingly susceptible to a variety of pathogens. (1) Zinc is imperative for the development and function of cells mediating immunity, meaning…

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How Sleep Can Affect Your Immune System

Posted On Sep 25, 2019

Not getting an adequate amount of sleep can make you feel lethargic, tired and worn down. But studies show that your sleep you get can actually affect your immune system and how fast it takes you to start feeling better. So, if you feel like you’re getting sick more often, it’s possible the quality of…

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Add These Immune-Boosting Foods to Your Diet

Posted On Sep 18, 2019

With cold and flu season fast approaching, it’s important to do what you can to help stay well. What you eat on a daily basis can have a positive or negative impact on your immune defenses. In this article we’ve highlighted 11 foods to include in your diet to help boost your immune system.  Blueberries…

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How Gut Health Affects Immune Function

Posted On Sep 11, 2019

The body’s immune system is the primary link between our gut bacteria and their influence on our health. (3) Since the gut contains between 60 to 70% of the body’s immune system, it actually acts as the immune system’s “control tower” in addition to serving as a digestive organ. (4) Each person’s gastrointestinal tract has…

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Stress and Anxiety: What’s the Difference?

Posted On Aug 28, 2019

Stress and anxiety affect most people at some point in their lives but recognizing the difference between the two can often be difficult. Let’s look at some of the similarities and differences between stress and anxiety. What do stress and anxiety feel like? Everyone experiences stress and anxiety differently, but there are some common psychological…

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Using GABA for Stress and Anxiety

Posted On Aug 21, 2019

Each year, tens of millions of Americans of all ages suffer from long-term anxiety. Among children, anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness—one they may carry into adulthood. (5) Unlike normal anxiety triggered by a major event or other stressor, social anxiety is long-term and can grows worse without treatment. Social anxiety…

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The PMR Method for Stress and Anxiety

Posted On Aug 14, 2019

For many people, chronic stress and anxiety are part of their every daylives. And while healthy eating and stress management can certainly do wonders for both your psychological and physiological health, there are other options to be considered that can have a more immediate effect on your stress levels. (1) That’s where Progressive Muscle Relaxation…

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What is Stress Overdrive?

Posted On Aug 06, 2019

Do you find yourself feeling wired and tired? Consider yourself constantly under pressure? Experiencing anxiety or depression due to stress? It’s possible you’re feeling the effects of stress overdrive. (1) Stress makes your stress response system, especially the adrenal glands, work hard to produce hormones that help your body cope with and adapt to the…

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High Cortisol: Symptoms and Management

Posted On Jul 30, 2019

Cortisol is one of the hormones created in the adrenal glands. Secretion of the hormone is controlled by the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the adrenal gland, a combination of glands often referred to as the HPA Stress Axis. (1) These glands work together to help your body manage stress. This harmonious process that helps…

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