Beat your cold with ingredients from your kitchen

| October 12, 2010

Spice it up! Some of the most common spices used to add flavor to food do so much more; they can kick your immune response into hyper-drive. Cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic and onions all contain anti-microbial properties that fight infection and help to decrease the duration of colds. Hot peppers and ginger increase circulation and […]

Echinacea for immune support

| September 22, 2010

Echinacea is the first herb I think of for the very first signs of a cold such as a tickle in the throat or a runny nose. I use the extract every hour and I hold it in my mouth letting it bathe my throat. Good quality Echinacea will make you drool and has a […]

Cold and flu remedies

| September 22, 2010

Now that cold and flu season is here this is a good time to stock up on some natural remedies. These can all be found in your local health food store. First of all, the best thing to do is keep your immune system working well. This will help prevent catching something in the first […]

Back to school immune boosters

| September 20, 2010

It’s that time of the year when kids head back to school. Often they return home with more than they left with, such as a cold, flu, or any of the many other contagious illnesses that kids exchange. The key to prevention of sickness starts with a balanced diet containing plenty of raw organic fruits […]

Cinnamon

| June 27, 2009

Cinnamon Bark – a delicious spice for a healthy life. Cinnamon has been used in many different cultures for everything from digestive health to good circulation. It is a valuable herb for colds and the flu when you feel predominantly cold. It helps to increase good circulation that will warm you up and helps your […]

Black Elderberry – cold and flu remedy

| May 6, 2009

(Sambucus Nigra) Elderberry is an herb that dates back to the ancient Greek and Europeans where it was known to be a longevity tonic. More current use and studies find it to be valuable as an immune tonic and antioxidant. This dark purple berry is packed with phytonutients like Vitamin C, B6, B1, B2 and […]

Olive Leaf Extract – cold and flu remedy

| April 29, 2009

Another excellent herbal remedy for the flu is olive leaf extract. It has been shown to fight all types of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Olive Leaf can be taken as a preventative or when flu symptoms are present. There are no known side effects except the possibility of “die off” symptoms when candida is […]

Medicinal mushrooms for the immune system

| March 30, 2009

Need an Immunity Boost? Medicinal Mushrooms to the Rescue! Although science and technology have made miraculous advancements in the field of health, much of “modern” medicine was originally derived from nature. Penicillin, the breakthrough that transformed medicine as we know it, was discovered from a mold (fungi) in 1928. The fungi kingdom is now known […]