Part Two: Building Immunity Through Lifestyle Choices

Our immune system needs to be strong to fight off both infectious disease and other forms of illness. Our immune system thrives on good nutrition, exercise, and spiritual and community connection. Part One of this series explained the importance of nutrition. You can check out that post here. In part two, I will share the importance of our lifestyle choices to our immune system. There are four areas that can strengthen our immune system. They are exercise, adequate sleep, stress reduction, and sun exposure.

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Part One: Building Immunity Through Nutrition

The 2017-2018 flu season has been one of the worst since 2009. This season also started earlier, November instead of January, which means with all the holiday gatherings, it could spread much easier.

So what can we do to strengthen our immune system so it is better able to fight off influenza or any other disease? I will be doing a three-part series on strengthening the immune system. Our immune system thrives on good nutrition, exercise, and spiritual and community connection. The immune system needs harmony and balance in all three of these areas. So let’s start with nutrition.

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Real Immunity using Homeoprophylaxis

This past fall I attended a conference hosted by the Weston A Price Foundation. The conference was awesome! One of the sessions that I attended was about homeoprophylaxis. This is not something that I had ever heard about, and I became very interested in learning more.

Homeoprophylaxis is the use of homeopathicially prepared remedies to protect individuals from the effects of infectious diseases. Homeoprophylaxis does not rely on antibody formation, but on changing the susceptibility of the child or adult to disease.

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The Healing Power of Bone Broth

Bone broth has been touted as a “cure-all” and the most recent “superfood”. It has a long-standing history as a comforting and healing food that I believe most could benefit adding to their diet. It is one part of an Eating for Health diet.

Four reasons to consider adding bone broth to your diet:

Bioavailable collagen
Bioavailable nutrients
Less waste, good for your budget
Healthy flavor enhancer

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Ways to Enjoy Protein Powder

In a previous post, I shared about the different types of protein powders. Check out the previous post here. For many years I had a smoothie almost every day; it had mostly fruit so I am sure I was getting way too much sugar. I actually had so many smoothies that I have a hard time enjoying them anymore. I still wanted to occasionally incorporate protein powder in my diet so I have found other recipes for protein powder. In this post, I thought I would share a few ways to add protein powder into your diet besides smoothies or shakes.

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New Year’s Resolutions: How are you doing?

We are now a couple of weeks into 2018; life should be getting back to “normal” after the holiday season. If you set some New Year’s resolutions, there may have already been some setbacks, or some of you may have already given up on those changes you wanted to make. Did you know that over one-half of adults routinely make New Year’s resolutions? Most of which pertain to health behaviors like smoking cessation, weight loss, exercise, or alcohol reduction.

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Protein Powders

The beginning of each New Year many of us set health goals for ourselves. It can be losing weight, exercising more, improving food choices, or maybe all of these. When improving food options, some may be considering adding protein powders to the diet. What is the best protein powder for you? There are so many options; it can be difficult to know what type is best.

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Weston A. Price Foundation

This past weekend I attended my first conference in the nutrition field. It was quite the experience. I learned a lot and learned that I have a lot more to learn! I would like to share a little bit about the organization that hosted the conference, Weston A. Price Foundation.

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Pomegranates: Powerful Super Food

November is Pomegranate Month! Don’t you just love these vibrant beauties? They can take a little effort to enjoy but well worth it. In virtually every civilization, they have been a symbol of prosperity and abundance!

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Pumpkin: Health Benefits and Recipes

October is considered pumpkin month. Just look around they are everywhere! Carving pumpkins is a tradition in many homes, but what about eating pumpkins? Pumpkin pie is what most people think about if they are going to eat pumpkin, but did you know that pumpkin is actually a power-pack fruit (yes, pumpkin is actually a fruit)?

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