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Vitamin E and Immunity, Part 1 of 2

Pile of Vitamin E capsules
The aging immune system and vitamin E Many are familiar with the antioxidant principles of the vitamin E family, and their importance for the protection of cellular membranes and prevention of cholesterol oxidation.[1],[2] Vitamin E also is important for a healthy functioning immune system, and deficiency can play a role…

Lung Health: Can Herbs Help?

Botanicals, In The News
Exercising man protecting himself from smoke
Herbal tools to help you beat asthma and lung infections As we’ve learned all too well recently, we can’t take lung health for granted. Severe respiratory infections are on the rise, in addition to the chronic burdens of asthma, allergies, and air pollution.[1],[2] On top of that, many of us…

Stress and Psychological Resilience

Man struggling with stress of pandemic
How the ability to “bounce back” affects our overall well-being Whether you have consciously thought of it or not, in the last months you have inevitably demonstrated some aspects of emotional and psychological resilience out of sheer necessity. In February of 2020, nary a handful of us anticipated the blows…

The Healing Power of Colostrum

Colostrum, leaky gut, and immunity
From infants to top-notch athletes to the critically ill, this “first milk” provides immune and gastrointestinal benefits What’s the nutritional superfood almost all of us have had at some time in our life, and new mothers, dairy farmers, and Ob/Gyns know best? It’s colostrum, the first milk that comes at…

Natural Support for the Fight Against Infections

Botanical medicine and infections
Andrographis, cat’s claw, humic acid, and monolaurin In 2020 we became all too aware of how infectious disease seriously threatens the health of people worldwide. Fortunately, there is ongoing investigation of nutrients, herbs, and other natural substances that may help fight common injurious microbes, especially when conventional medicine fails to…

Fighting Live Viruses with Dead Bacteria

Healthy Aging
Strong healthy woman battling infection
Heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 for respiratory health, immune function, and antiviral support Lactobacillus plantarum is a type of lactic acid bacteria found in a variety of fermented foods. The heat-killed version of a specific strain of this bacteria, L. plantarum L-137 (HK L-137), has been shown to enhance immune activity,…

Fitting Exercise into Your Day

Thoughts from a busy doctor Many of us struggle to find time for exercise, yet exercise is crucial for cardiovascular health, weight management, detoxification, and even mental and emotional health. The work day is long, and just fitting in the basics of grocery shopping, laundry, and getting from point A…

Nourishing the Child with ADHD, Simply

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Multivitamins & Fish Oil in Pediatric ADHD Treatment Sub-optimal nutrition not only affects a child’s physical health, but also predisposes them to neurocognitive deficits like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[1],[2],[3] ADHD is a common, early-onset, and enduring neurodevelopmental condition characterized by developmentally inappropriate attention deficits, hyperactivity, increased impulsivity, and/or emotional…