5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health

respiratory health1aBreathing is one of the most important processes that happens in our bodies. Yet, many of us rarely give it much thought. This simple but complex act is automatic and therefore does not require conscious effort to make it happen. However, for individuals with either acute or chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD, or infections such as pneumonia or COVID-19, or those impacted by the wildfires out west, breathing is very much on their minds. Continue reading “5 Best Ways to Protect Your Respiratory Health”

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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

immune health fallNow that fall is here, you might be looking to strengthen your immune system to avoid catching one of the many “bugs” that become more prevalent in colder weather. It never hurts to incorporate a few immune-boosting tips into your daily routine, even if you feel healthy – especially since COVID-19 is still impacting our communities.

If you want to boost your immune system naturally but aren’t sure where to begin, this guide is designed Continue reading “6 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally”

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6 Powerful Ways to Bolster Your Immune Health

 

walk in nature to boost immune healthAs we move into cold and flu season, many people are wondering how to power up their immune system to stay healthy. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of nutrition, lifestyle, and preventative strategies for strengthening immune health. Scientists and doctors are seeing the impact that poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle habits have on disease risk, severity, as well as long-term consequences. Now more than ever, it is critical that we make attaining and maintaining good nutritional status and healthy lifestyle practices top priorities. Continue reading “6 Powerful Ways to Bolster Your Immune Health”

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Protect & Boost Your Immune System With These 5 Lifestyle Practices & 10 Nutrients

citrus fruits for immune system boostKnowing how to keep your body healthy and protected against unwanted viruses is now more important than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has made building a healthy immune system a priority in our lives. The pandemic is still ongoing, with no end in the foreseeable future, and the country is already moving into the fall cold and flu season.

You may be thinking more about ways to protect yourself and loved ones from these viruses. Continue reading “Protect & Boost Your Immune System With These 5 Lifestyle Practices & 10 Nutrients”

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4 Healthy Reasons You Need Vitamin D

vitamin d sunshineWe get most of our vitamin D naturally, from the sun. When skin is exposed to the sun’s UV rays, a specific type of cholesterol in your skin starts the process of making vitamin D, and the newly converted D is stored in your fat cells until it is called into action. However, as the days get shorter, two things happen – the sun becomes less intense, and we tend to stay indoors more, giving our bodies less of an opportunity to get the sun exposure that’s needed to make vitamin D. Continue reading “4 Healthy Reasons You Need Vitamin D”

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