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Stress and the Common Cold

Posted On Nov 20, 2019

Cortisol, our body’s stress hormone, is known to suppress immune function temporarily. This reduces the inflammatory response to viruses as well as bacteria. When suffering from chronic stress our inflammatory response is negatively affected due to our immune system being less receptive of cortisol. (1) Doctors have been aware of the link between high stress…

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Dr. Wilson’s Breakfast Recipe

Posted On Nov 14, 2019

Today Dr. Wilson brings us his energy-rich, adrenal-friendly breakfast recipe! “Starting your day with a nutritious, high-energy breakfast is one of the best ways to stay balanced all day long. The breakfasts that seem to provide the most balanced and sustainable energy throughout the morning contain a combination of high quality oil or fat, at…

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Flu Facts and Fiction

Posted On Nov 13, 2019

Every year from fall to winter myths about influenza spread quicker than the virus itself. Today we’re going to look at the truth behind the flu, and how you can help keep yourself protected.   Truth- You cannot get the flu from a flu shot While flu shots are made with dead viruses or proteins…

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6 Probiotics for Boosting Your Kid’s Immunity

Posted On Oct 30, 2019

Despite your best efforts, do you feel like your kids gets sick more often than other kids? Does it feel like they catch illnesses at certain times throughout the year, every year? Does your child experience recurrent cough, asthma or eczema? It’s possible that stress is making or keeping your young one sick.17 Stress directly…

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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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