Eating for Better Immunity, Part 1

Nothing trumps eating well for improving one’s immune system response and overall health. mango-papayaA diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables speeds up the rate at which humans heal, fight off infections like colds and flu, and even decreases one’s risk of becoming ill in the first place. Raw whole foods are loaded with antioxidants – vitamins, minerals and enzymes that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals – and many other nutrients that increase immunity and boost overall good health. …

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Hawthorn: Effective Herbal Remedy for Heart Failure

Hawthorn berries and leaves
Hawthorn berries and leaves

Several recent clinical research studies have demonstrated that the herb Hawthorn (Crataegus Oxyacantha) can be of great benefit to those suffering from heart failure. Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure or chronic heart failure, as described by Dr. Ed Zimney, MD, is “a condition in which the heart muscle cannot pump out blood effectively or efficiently. […] Left untreated, heart failure can become progressively worse because a vicious cycle develops wherein the heart gets further and further behind in its ability to pump the blood, which can lead to worsening symptoms and to acute heart failure requiring emergency medical treatment.”

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Alternative Acne Treatments That Work

Girl pressing on pimple

Most people will struggle with acne, at some point in their life. If they are wise, they will avoid drugs of last resort, such as antibiotics, to treat the condition. Recent studies indicate that the use of antibiotics to treat this epidermal disease may be leading to a drug-resistant “superbug” disaster. Researchers have already determined that prescribing antibiotics, like Tetracycline, to treat acne increases a patient’s risk of contracting MRSA. On the other hand, alternative acne treatments, which take a more holistic approach – naturally treating the acne sufferer inside and out, may be the key to safely ridding oneself of acne for good. …This article has been updated and transferred the new Holistic Health & Living Blog.

 

 

Red Clover for Health & Beauty – Holistic Health & Living

Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense) is one of the few blood cleansing herbs one might drink for the taste alone. Fortunately, in addition to its subtle and delicious flavor, red clover is nutritious, soothing, can improve the look and feel of skin, helps coughs and acts as a blood cleanser. However, the news isn’t all good. … Read on to discover the benefits and pitfalls of using red clover herb.

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The Health & Beauty Benefits of Oregon Grape Root – Holistic Health & Living

Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia Aquifolium) is best-known for its ability to cleanse the blood of toxins. Its detox effect is a natural result of its ability to stimulate both the liver and gallbladder, cleansing them, optimizing their functions and improving the…

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Vitamin D: Bone Protection for Most – Holistic Health & Living

Vitamin D is essential to calcium absorption and functioning. So, without vitamin D it’s impossible to gain optimal bone density or maintain it.vitamin-d “Children need vitamin D to build strong bones, and adults need it to keep their bones strong and healthy.”1 Vitamin D helps to keep adult bones strong and dense well into middle-age and beyond. … If you’re a man, that is. Vitamin D is not so useful for maintaining bone density and strength after menopause. …

Source: Vitamin D: Bone Protection for Most – Holistic Health & Living