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Three real strategies for combatting the flu

The government keeps pushing its useless vaccines for the annual influenza virus, but the virus still makes its rounds, year after year. Faced with that grim reality, some researchers are looking at other ways to slow the spread of the annual flu. In one recent investigation spanning 12 countries, researchers wanted to see whether school …

Sunlight energizes your immune system

New evidence out of Georgetown University suggests that sun exposure — even in the dead of winter — can help you fight off colds better and faster. Let me explain… When we talk about sun exposure, most people think about ultraviolet B (UVB) wavelengths. UVB wavelengths are invisible to the human eye. And they also …

8 tips for surviving winter’s worst

Cold weather is here again. And with it comes colds and flus. Viruses, such as the common cold or influenza, spread through airborne transmission from one person to another. After you’re exposed — new research shows — microbes congregate and multiply in your soft palate at the back of your mouth. From there, microbes spread …

What you need to know about pneumonia

We think of this time of year as the dreaded “cold and flu season.” But a far more dangerous complication can develop if your cold or flu symptoms linger beyond a week or ten days. You could develop pneumonia, which is a more serious lower respiratory infection. Pneumonia can actually affect anyone, at any age, …

There’s no place like home for the holidays

Just in time for the hectic holiday travel period, studies show that frequent flyers have high amounts of mental, physical, and social stress. Considering that stress is the No. 1 contributing factor in any number of chronic diseases, it’s no wonder researchers have also found that long-distance travel can cause serious health issues. In fact, …

The simple way to stop your sneezing, coughing, and sniffling

One common supplement can slash cold duration by up to 41% My father-in-law, Jack O’Leary (1930–2004), was a publisher who worked on legendary Madison Avenue in New York during the 1960s. He longed for the day when medical research finally found the proverbial “cure for the common cold.” He used to say, “Now that would …

Gardener’s secret to fighting depression and boosting immune health

We live in an ever more sanitized world in the U.S. — with increased use of hand sanitizers, harmful household chemicals, and commercial cleaning products, as well as more people being trapped indoors more of the time. Local governments even sanitize our water supply with chlorine that kills both dangerous and beneficial microbes and other …

Key factor doubles your Alzheimer’s risk — and what you can do to stop it

A brand-new study shows one key factor can double your risk of developing the most devastating brain condition of our time — Alzheimer’s disease. The study also supports my view about the importance of the mind-body connection for optimum health. As I always report, your brain and body are closely connected. In fact, your brain …

Avoid antibiotics, fight gum disease, and more with the all-natural little blue wonder

It’s too late to pick blueberries this year. But given all of the impressive research that has been published recently on the health benefits of this tiny fruit, it’s well worth seeking out a high-quality blueberry supplement. (Indeed, blueberry extracts, supplements, and water-soluble powders are now available year round.) We already know blueberries are helpful …

Ancient Christmas treasure continues to give gift of good health

Today is Christmas Eve, and chances are, you’re getting ready, wrapping presents for under the tree. So I thought I’d take a moment to talk about one of the most notable Christmas presents in history: frankincense. The Three Magi — who traveled many miles across the desert from the east — brought this precious gift …


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