immunity

Probiotics for Gut, Brain & Immunity

An interview with digestive health expert Dr. Sara Celik By Jason Sebeslav Dr. Sara Celik, ND, HMC, BHSc is a Naturopathic Doctor and Homeopathic Master Clinician with over 15 years of experience. With her extensive clinical and educational background, she is a sought-after national authority on natural health. Recently I had the opportunity to ask [...]

Probiotics for Gut, Brain & Immunity 2018-02-15T15:52:49+00:00

Probiotics: Planting the seeds for a healthy gut

An Interview with Caroline Farquhar, RHN by Jason Sebeslav, Owner The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market Caroline Farquhar, RHN, BA is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist specializing in digestive care and cleansing. She educates audiences through seminars, TV and radio appearances across the country on the topic of how to achieve better health naturally. Caroline is [...]

Probiotics: Planting the seeds for a healthy gut 2018-02-15T15:52:53+00:00

Mushrooms for Immunity & Menopause?

An interview with Purica's Jason Watkin By Jason Sebeslav Jason Watkin is the founder, CEO and lead formulator of Purica, one of Canada’s top independently owned health product brands. His background in Western sciences, infused with the teachings of Eastern medicine and philosophy, has led Jason down a remarkable path of personal and professional growth. [...]

Mushrooms for Immunity & Menopause? 2018-02-15T15:52:53+00:00

Protein power! Do you need some?

In the last few years, protein powders have come out of the gym and into the kitchen. No longer just for athletes and weight lifters, protein has proven health benefits for all. Protein accounts for the largest percentage of material in the human body next to water —about 45%. It contains valuable amino acids and [...]

Protein power! Do you need some? 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

What’s new against colds and flu?

Now that cold and flu season has arrived, you’ve likely begun hearing a lot about popular immune system helpers like echinacea, goldenseal, zinc and vitamin C — and for good reason. Years of solid research show that these natural remedies can help prevent a viral infection taking hold, and ease symptoms when one does slip [...]

What’s new against colds and flu? 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

Beta glucan helps fight infections

Beta glucans are complex glucose molecules found in baker’s yeast and the bran of oats and barley. Several studies suggest beta glucan supplements can boost immune response, help prevent cancer and help lower cholesterol. In a study at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University, researchers found beta glucan could result in faster healing by enhancing [...]

Beta glucan helps fight infections 2015-09-09T13:49:31+00:00

Cleaner Hands: Tea tree oil wash kills more bacteria then regular soap

Skin washes containing 5% tea tree oil are more effective than regular soap at killing infectious bacteria on the skin, according to researchers at the School of Biomedical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Western Australia. The finding may have particular relevance in healthcare settings, where proper hand washing plays a critical role in [...]

Cleaner Hands: Tea tree oil wash kills more bacteria then regular soap 2015-09-09T13:49:32+00:00

Vitamin E Cuts Colds: Elderly protected when they supplement, research says

While most people pop a vitamin C to keep the common cold away, research shows that vitamin E may also play a role in the fight. In a recent study on nursing home residents, researchers found that those who supplemented with vitamin E were 20% less likely to get a cold and also had fewer [...]

Vitamin E Cuts Colds: Elderly protected when they supplement, research says 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Up Your Immunity: Multivitamin protects elderly from flu

As influenza continues to take its toll, a study by University of Florida researchers shows that nutrition can help seniors better weather the flu season. They set out to determine whether an experimental nutritional supplement would reduce in older people the number of days of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. The researchers followed older [...]

Up Your Immunity: Multivitamin protects elderly from flu 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Mineral Medicine: Zinc helps kids recover from pneumonia

The addition of zinc to standard antimicrobial treatment may accelerate recovery from pneumonia, say researchers in this week's issue of the Lancet. Pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in children less than five years old. Zinc is reported to prevent pneumonia, and to prevent and treat diarrhoea, and it may boost the [...]

Mineral Medicine: Zinc helps kids recover from pneumonia 2015-09-09T13:50:28+00:00

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