Immunity

WellWise Launches Omega 6 Campaign

Omega 6 Imbalance Out of Control

WellWise started an awareness campaign about the negative health effects of massive omega 6 fatty acid consumption. Omega 6 fats are now omnipresent in virtually all processed foods, and have undermined the omega 6 to 3 balance. Diabetes, obesity, heart disease and many other inflammatory diseases are most often the outcome. This imbalance impacts not only individuals but also the health of the nation at large. Read more about omega 6.

 

Health Blog: Seven Ways to Maximize Baby’s Health

With your baby, it is important to start out right

It is important to maximize your baby's health from the beginning of lifeWhen you work in preventative health care, a newborn infant is somewhat of a “holy grail.” A completely clean slate at birth, the newborn offers physicians the opportunity to work purely with health optimization – no chronic symptoms to unravel, no life history to contend with. My only job is to maintain and promote proper function on all levels. Here are the seven things I recommend to all new parents to maximize their baby’s health going forward.

Health Blog: Supplements vs Pharmaceuticals

Why you don’t know about supplements that can make you better

Supplements can be just as effective for certain ailments as pharmaceuticals. If you haven’t heard this, there is a reason.Unless you’re living without TV, you’ve undoubtedly heard of pharmaceutical drugs to reduce “bad” cholesterol, and drugs for joint pain. But have you heard about  dietary supplements that have a positive effect on these health conditions?

There's a reason for that.

Health Blog: Happy Tummy, Happy Body

Putting good bacteria in your tummy may one day save your life

Just how important is your tummy to your overall health? Consider this: you are only one cell layer away from the bacteria in your intestines from killing you.

Health Blog: Your Health Bank Account, Part 2

How to manage your ‘whealth’

I recently came across a study suggesting that for the first time in modern history, average life expectancy in the U.S. is expected to fall in the coming years unless preventive measures are taken up aggressively. When my friend Maddy recently described her lifestyle to me, I made the comparison for her between a healthy lifestyle and a sound financial plan.

Food Blog: Getting the Best from Salad

Don’t let your salads go naked – dress them!

With the holiday season and the associated over-eating and food indiscretions behind us, many of us are reaching out to salads as part of our New Year’s resolutions.

Food Blog: Know What You Eat – Garlic

How to get garlic’s best health effects

Consumption of large amounts of raw garlic can help your heart, but did you know that garlic is best – taste-wise and health-wise – when crushed before use?

Health Blog: How Bacteria Use our Own Stress Molecules

Bacteria, stress molecules can gang up against us

It is now common knowledge that stress can negatively impact immunity. But it is not widely known that bacteria may actually use our own stress molecules to take advantage of us. When we are under stress, the level of stress compounds such as norepinephrine (a form of adrenaline) increase in our bodies.

Health Blog: Muscle Your Way to a Longer Life

The body fat-disease-aging link

Everybody wants to live a long and healthy life. But, if you carry excess body fat on your frame, then you may be setting yourself up for a shorter lifespan than the one you were aiming for.

Health Blog: How Too Little Sleep Weakens Immunity

We may have underestimated the impact of sleep on our immune defenses.  A growing body of research suggests that sleep deprivation may weaken our barrier defenses ­­– the first line of defense against bacteria. 

Study Says Vitamin D Shows Promise for Staving Off Seasonal 'Flu

Increased intakes of vitamin D may reduce the incidence of seasonal ‘flu, according to results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial from Japan.

Here it is:

Vitamin D shows promise against seasonal ‘flu: Study

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an integral part of the body’s immune system because it is required to maintain the integrity and function of skin and mucosal cells that line the airways, digestive tract and urinary tract. These so-called epithelial cells are the body’s first line of defense against infection.1 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D: no end to its benefits?

There's a reason why vitamin D now outsells vitamin C in some stores. Starting in 2008, a corona’s worth of research began showing vitamin D is good for most everything under the sun. Study after study has come out documenting vitamin D's benefits on everything from colon, prostate and breast cancer to blood pressure and heart disease to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance to psoriasis and dermatitis.1-4

Vitamin C

Vitamin C: all hail the king

C is for citrus, and also for common cold, and also for King, as vitamin C has been known as the king of vitamins since Linus Pauling started preaching the gospel of megadoses of vitamin C to cure the common cold. 

There’s no question vitamin C is a first-rate, water-soluble antioxidant. It works in a network with the fat-soluble vitamin E in that they both quench free radicals, but in so doing, they themselves become inactivated. But vitamin C regenerates vitamin E and vice versa. As if by design!

Vitamin D

There's a reason why vitamin D now outsells vitamin C in some stores. Starting in 2008, a corona’s worth of research began showing vitamin D is good for most everything under the sun. Study after study came out documenting its benefits on everything from colon, prostate and breast cancer to blood pressure and heart disease to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance to psoriasis and dermatitis.1-4

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