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Can Vitamin D Help You Live Longer?

Can Vitamin D Help You Live Longer?

Vitamin D is often casually referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” since it is normally produced by the body after exposure to direct sunlight. However, many experts say that we’re not getting enough, and should supplement our intake via vitamin D-rich foods and supplements.

In addition, many studies suggest that vitamin D can not only help improve quality of life, but possibly even cut the risk of life-threatening conditions.

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Get Your Pet Ready for Holiday Travel Season

Get Your Pet Ready for Holiday Travel Season

It’s not too early to begin making pet preparations for the upcoming holiday season. From boosting immunity to ensuring proper housing arrangements for your pet during seasonal travel, you can ease stressors for yourself as well as help sustain your pet’s health.

When taken to temporary boarding places, pets are exposed to countless other animals – each with the potential to infect your healthy pet.

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How the Immune System Affects Skin Health

How the Immune System Affects Skin Health

A healthy immune system is vital to good health, so when it is compromised or deficient in any way, other aspects of our overall well-being are likely to suffer, including the health of our skin.

Further, our skin and mucous membranes are considered the outer barriers of our immune system and the body’s first line of defense against bacteria, viruses, and other organisms. When the skin is in poor condition, we are therefore more susceptible to other illnesses.

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Clean-Up to Stay Healthy!

Clean-Up to Stay Healthy!

Spring cleaning is good for the home, but cold and flu season calls for more drastic measures. Have you ever thought of the ways you set yourself up for contracting diseases that could easily be avoided with simple hygiene?

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Home Remedies to Boost your Immune System

Home Remedies to Boost your Immune System

Before resorting to over-the-counter pills and cough syrups– which many times have side effects, and in some instances even contain alcohol– give your body a helping hand in building a strong immune system by using nature’s resources to restore balance and optimal functioning in your body.

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Ingredient Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Chamomile

Ingredient Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Chamomile

In Germany, chamomile is known as the “cure-all cure”. While most of us are familiar with the relaxing properties of chamomile, the herb has been used since ancient times to treat a wide range of symptoms. Chamomile is known to boost the immune system, maintain blood pressure within the normal range, and eliminate bad bacteria found in the body. It is also a natural pain reliever.

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Survival of the Fittest: What We Can Learn From Athletes

Survival of the Fittest: What We Can Learn From Athletes

With summer officially over, successfully re-adjusting to tight schedules, traffic jams and hectic routines once again becomes paramount. We can look at attitudes highly developed in top athletes that enable them to actually thrive under pressure. Similar to the attitudes researchers have observed in survivors, athletes can teach us a thing or two about facing the challenges in life head-on and keeping a winning attitude while at it.

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Avoiding Sneaky Germs

Avoiding Sneaky Germs

Perhaps you remember the disturbing discovery that surfaced in the news several years ago regarding the high levels of bacteria that exist on the average handbag– after hearing about the thousands of potential organisms that may be lurking, from fecal bacteria to cold viruses, I began thinking twice before I plopped my purse down!

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Health on Vacation

Health on Vacation

While we can’t avoid all illness that may occur during travel- such as contaminants in water and food and even airborne germs- taking precautions can help prevent sickness from ruining your holiday!

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Pump Up Digestive Health!

Pump Up Digestive Health!

Did you know that digestive health is one the most important parts of proper immune functioning? This is because during digestion, nutrients (vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats) are absorbed and enter the bloodstream through the small intestine—a process that helps to maintain health and replenish the immune system.

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