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The popularity of probiotics is soaring, and for good reason: the tiny microorganisms living in your gut have a huge impact on your health.[1] But did you know that there are two different kinds of probiotic supplements? They are called resident and transient strains. If you are wondering about the difference, resident strains set up home in your gut, and are the ones you most commonly hear of, like the Lactobacillus acidophilus found in yogurt. So-called transient strains are temporary visitors that pass through the gastrointestinal system, though they can […]

For many of us, cold showers are an unpleasant mishap on a routine day. When you hear a shout of “THERE’S NO HOT WATER!" coming from the bathroom, it usually isn't a good thing. But it may be time to rethink that knee-jerk reaction. If you are wondering if cold showers are good for you, read on. It turns out that cold showers offer a wealth of health benefits: they boost your immune system, improve circulation, lift your mood, ease muscle tension, and give you a big boost of energy! […]

Every once in a while, an herbal remedy works so well that even the most skeptical experts sit up and take notice. Such has been the case with elderberry (Sambucus nigra). From ancient times, people have used elderberry for the immune system. This plant has a long history of traditional use backed by solid scientific evidence. With its abundant phytochemicals, many experts consider it a superfood. Richard K., a Wisconsin-based pharmacist who specializes in integrative healing, has witnessed the wonders of elderberry many times over the years. "I grew up […]

Forget "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." What you really want to reach for are oranges, papayas, mangos, pineapple, and other tropical fruits high in vitamin C! This essential vitamin boosts your immune response when it’s most important.[1] Plus, it’s a powerful antioxidant — and not just on its own. It helps regenerate other antioxidants in your body.[1] Many people eat oranges to get a vitamin C boost; did you know that one orange contains 78 percent of your recommended daily value?[1] Yet you might be surprised that […]

When you feel the sniffles coming on, what’s your go-to remedy? Do you reach for a refreshing glass of orange juice? Do you listen to your grandma’s advice to eat lots of vitamin C-rich fruits and veggies to help you feel better? As it turns out, the age-old wisdom to load up on this potent vitamin to get and stay healthy is more than an old wives’ tale. Vitamin C is a proven antioxidant that has many essential functions in the body, including supporting the immune system.[1] But how does […]