Immune support

Burst of Reporting on Aronia Berries as New Superfood


The Aronia berry is catching on. This summer, an Associated Press news story was picked up by a number of major news outlets to report on the emergence of the Aronia berry as a new “superfood” and the strongest of antioxidant fruits. Aronia berries are native to North America, but have only recently begun to

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Not a Cure for HIV/AIDS, but Probiotics might Help with Symptoms


Although the world still hasn’t found a cure for HIV/AIDS, some doctors and scientists have discovered clever ways to improve life quality for patients with this debilitating disease. In particular, probiotics have been shown to help control diarrhea and increase CD4 count in immunocompromised patients. CD4 cells are one way doctors and researchers can determine an

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Digest these 5 Digestion Habits for Better Children’s Health


Children’s guts are more delicate than adults.  It takes less to send their little bodies into gastrointestinal distress.  And we can’t always watch what they’re eating…and, well, kids will be kids.  But, we can’t stand to see them hurting! As parents, teachers and others who care for children, when they get sick, we can’t help

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Antioxidant Recipes: Don’t Choke on Aronia Berries!


Aronia Berries have a terrible reputation for tartness—thus the common name, Chokeberry. But they also have a wonderful reputation for antioxidant properties professed to boost the human immune system. How can a thing be SO wonderful and SO terrible?! If you’re not one of those who loves strong flavors, the trick to taking advantage of

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10 Tricky Ways to Make Yourself Eat Healthy and Love It!


Face it. Almost all of us (the human race) are bad at doing what’s good for us. As humans, we are collectively REALLY bad at carrying on good habits. Healthy eating is one of the best examples of things we are worst at. After decades of diets and studies and conflicting opinions about nutrition, a

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Put Out the Fires of Inflammation! Make Better Daily Choices.


We hear horror stories of sick people who go to the doctor, only to be told they have the flu or serious health conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, heart disease—even cancer. Doctors treat the symptoms and in some cases try to reverse the damage. But the disease continues. Could there be something behind

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Why Popeye Eats Dark Leafy Greens


Popeye ate spinach to make him stronger. Moms nag their children to eat their vegetables. Salad (with healthy dressings) is a staple of dieters. Lately, you hear people saying they love kale, and just recently people have been saying collard greens are the new kale. What is so important about dark leafy greens? Raw Leafies

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Build New Eating Habits as You Age—and Enjoy Life More!


Growing old is as certain as death and taxes. However, getting older doesn’t have to be characterized by pain and failure of bodily systems as many people think it is. Okay, yes, the reality is there will be more aches and pains than when you were younger, and more of us will experience sudden failure

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Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine Secret Isn’t a Secret Anymore!


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been a mysterious practice most Westerners haven’t been ready to accept as “real”—until lately. Slowly, Taoist-based Eastern treatments for human pain and chronic disease have been increasingly embraced by patients looking for alternative treatments when Western-based medicine hasn’t worked. As a result, the Western medical community has learned more about TCM and seems

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How pH Works and What We Can Do to Balance It


In 1933, Dr. William Howard May published a book introducing a new way to think about disease. In the book, A New Health Era, Dr. May claimed all disease is the result of autotoxication—the accumulation of acid in the body. He said we are basically poisoning ourselves by introducing foods that form acid in our

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