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Allergies

There are four different types of allergic, or hypersensitivity, reactions and most common type is called a Type I response.  In this type of reaction, when a person is first exposed to an allergen, several cells of the immune system … Continue reading

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Simple Home Treatments to Help Depression

DIET: Eat nutrient-rich foods that will provide you energy and the building blocks to make the hormones and neurotransmitters you need.  Processed foods are empty calories that create inflammation and increase toxicity. Drink enough water, which means half of your … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Staying Healthy Through Cold and Flu Season

Get regular sleep. The body repairs and renews itself during sleep and the immune system has a chance to do its best work during rest.  Extra sleep at the beginning on a cold or flu can be key in shortening … Continue reading

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Changing Your Response To Stress

People often feel stressed by situations or events over which they feel they have no control, and many times, people do not have control over external circumstances.  However, they can develop control over their emotional responses, thought patterns, beliefs, and … Continue reading

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Warming Socks

Warming socks are best done right before getting into bed.  They work by promoting circulation of blood and lymph through the body and reflexively open and relax the upper part of the body.  They are very good for boosting immunity … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Beating Stress with Your Children

Children experience stress just as adults do, and sometimes have a harder time dealing with it because they may not understand the situation as well or have well-developed coping skills.  They may act out or develop physical symptoms, such as … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Beating Stress

1. Get regular sleep. Being well rested will make it easier for you to think clearly and feel less overwhelmed.  If sleep gets disrupted by stress, try a hot bath, relaxing music, calming herbal tea, or warming socks* before bed. … Continue reading

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Antibiotics

Antibiotics are truly one of the double-edged swords in medicine.  While they have saved many lives from bacterial infections, antibiotics have also been implicated in the development of bacterial mutations to create drug-resistant species.  In 2003, approximatlely 20 percent of … Continue reading

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Heart Disease

Both men and women can be at risk for cardiovascular disease, which is becoming a major cause of death and debility in our country.  While it is the number one killer of women every year, men have a greater risk … Continue reading

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Allergies and the T cell balance

Allergies occur when there is an antigen-antibody reaction.  Antigens can include foods (often proteins), dust, mold, animal dander, pollen, smoke, and petroleum or chemical fumes.  During the first exposure to an antigen, type 2 T helper cells (Th2) of the … Continue reading

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