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How to Boost Your Immune System: 8 Powerful Supplements

How to Boost Your Immune System: 8 Powerful Supplements

With cold and flu viruses seemingly stronger than ever, the thought may have crossed your mind more than once: How to boost your immune system? Studies have proven that these eight dietary supplements are among the most effective at enhancing your immunity to infectious diseases.

1. Echinacea
There are nine different species

3 Immune System Supplements to Prevent the Flu

3 Immune System Supplements to Prevent the Flu

Do you want to stay flu-free? Are you curious about immune system supplements, wondering if any of the hundreds available are really effective? Many naturopathic and integrative doctors recommend effective, immune system boosters that can be safely taken long-term during the flu season to help lower the likelihood you’ll get

How Long Does the Flu Last?

How Long Does the Flu Last?

We all dread the day when we hear that the flu is going around—and then start to feel the first strains cropping up somewhere in our body. Every time you sneeze, cough, or feel a tingle in your throat, you wonder, “Is it my turn?” If and when you do

Early Flu Symptoms: Common Warning Signs—and How to React

Early Flu Symptoms: Common Warning Signs—and How to React

Every year, between 5 percent and 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts the influenza virus, tens of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands die from flu-related illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Therefore, it’s critically important to recognize the first symptoms of flu—and seek medical attention quickly. Waiting for

Common Cold and Flu Prevention: Tips to Keep You Healthy

Common Cold and Flu Prevention: Tips to Keep You Healthy

Every year, millions of Americans are hit by cold, flu, and other respiratory infections. While the common cold will rarely cause serious complications, the flu and other infections—such as Legionnaire’s, pneumococcus, and mycoplasma—can lead to severe and potentially life-threatening complications, especially in the young, the elderly, and the chronically sick.

Ask the EN Experts: “On and Off” Diets; Elderberry; Kombucha

Q. What’s the best way to lose weight? That’s the question that spurs the $20 billion per year U.S. weight loss industry. Increasingly, research suggests that an array of popular weight loss diets can help you lose weight, but over the long term they may not be so effective.

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Environmental Nutrition Index January 2015 – December 2015

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Berries Bursting With Nutrition Also Fight Disease

Think summer, think red and purple; think nutritious berries, from the familiar strawberry, blueberry and raspberry to the less common boysenberry, huckleberry and elderberry. The chief nutrients in berries include vitamin C, potassium and fiber, as well as a generous supply of flavonoid phytonutrients.  Some berry interesting facts: ?  Cranberries

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