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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Dinner Tonight: 10 Excellent Reasons to Eat More Soup

butternut squash soupThe weather has cooled down to the point that it is officially soup season in my house. And along with the cooler weather comes the beautiful fall harvest. Apples, kale, spinach, cauliflower and a variety of squashes are at their peak right now, so take full advantage of your farmers market and grab some fall produce to make some soul-soothing soup.

Soup is nature’s comfort food. It is also a go-to when you’re sick with the cold or flu. But there are many other reasons to make, eat and enjoy soups.
Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: 10 Excellent Reasons to Eat More Soup”

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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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7 Herbs & Supplements to Boost Your Immune System Now

immune system boostThe immune system is designed to protect the body from internal and external attacks by responding to antigens. A strong immune system bolsters your body against sicknesses caused by bacteria, viruses and other organisms, enabling you to sustain good health.

The COVID-19 pandemic, in particular, has shone a spotlight on the human immune system, and research and statistics are showing people with certain pre-existing medical conditions to be more at risk of experiencing complications with the coronavirus. Continue reading “7 Herbs & Supplements to Boost Your Immune System Now”

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Lunch Today: Immune Boosting Green Smoothie

smoothieThis nutrient-packed smoothie will not only give you a boost of energy that will last the afternoon, but it is also packed with immune boosting foods. Just one serving contains dietary fiber, tons of vitamins A, C, K and B complex, as well as potassium, magnesium and copper.

To give it an extra boost, add a scoop of Pathway UltraGreens, which contains super greens like spirulina and chlorella, as well as beets, aloe vera, alfalfa sprouts, barley and wheat grass. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Immune Boosting Green Smoothie”

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