Sunday, November 01, 2009
What’s your best defense against the flu?
What’s your best defense against the flu? It’s a healthy and strong immune system. Besides the usual tips of washing your hands, fresh air and staying away from sick people, keeping your immune system strong is one of the best defenses you have against the flu and for that matter most diseases. Much in the news these days is the supplement of resveratrol which is the substance found in grapes and most notably noted in red wine. Studies show that a 4 ounce glass of red wine delivers 1.5 milligrams of the plant compound resveratrol. At concentrations found in a person’s blood after two glasses of red wine resveratrol has been found to suppress the formation of blood clots and boost the immune system.
There are many supplements promoting resveratrol however from a naturopathic point of view the best way to get nature’s bounty is directly from nature and not condensed down into a pill. Why? Because nature is synergistic meaning all the various natural compounds of any plant work together to deliver the nutritional benefits. Does this mean you need to drink wine? No you can also get the resveratrol from grapes and other dark red fruits such as elderberry which is found in this month’s feature product: Pep Berry Rob immune booster
Monday, June 29, 2009
Did you know that a good belly rolling laugh can burn up to 10 calories? Laughter not only lifts your moods and exercises the frown lines but burns calories. Studies show that those who laugh, live longer, enjoy life more, and stay healthier. Give your self one hour each day to laugh and have fun. Why laugh? Because laughter reduces stress, lowers your blood pressure, boosts immunity, eases physical pain and promotes happiness. Laughter is good for the body, the mind, and the soul.
“The Earth laughs in flowers” - Ralph Waldo Emerson