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Prescription for Natural Cures, Third Edition: A Self-Care Guide for Treating Health Problems with Natural Remedies Including Diet, Nutrition, Supplements, and Other Holistic Methods (Turner Publishing Company, 2016) by Mark Stengler, NMD, James F. Balch, MD, and Robin Young Balch, ND It’s everything you’d expect from the collaboration of a medical doctor, a naturopath, and a naturopathic physician—comprehensive, well-rounded, and chock-full of information you can…probiotics
Adrenal health could be the key to unlocking healthy weight loss Many theories have tried to explain why our waistlines have expanded dramatically in the past few decades, including the addition of high fructose corn syrup to many foods, giant sodas, processed food, toxins, and an increasingly stressful and sedentary way of life. No single theory fully explains the weight-gain phenomenon and all are somewhat…sleep
Boost immune system function with homey, fall-inspired organic meals. Here’s a recipe to try tonight (from one of our favorite food blogs!): Roasted Acorn Squash with Dates, Pumpkin Seeds and Goat Cheese http://deliciouslyorganic.net/roasted-acorn-squash-dates-pumpkin-seeds-goat-cheese-whole-organic-turkey-tendergrass-farms/
Super Immunity Tip: If you haven’t tried it, coconut water is a refreshing way to stay hydrated, important for strong immune function. Coconut water also makes a great post-workout drink because it’s rich in replenishing minerals: sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and phosphate. Coconut water tastes great alone or in recipes, like our tart Superfood Virgin Margarita! http://www.betternutrition.com/superfood-virgin-margarita/
Let yourself shine with an immune-boosting glass of Green Glow. This nutrient-packed elixir comes from a beautiful new book, Superfood Juices, Smoothies & Drinks by Jason Manheim: 1 cup mint 2 cups spinach 3 cups pineapple 1 apple Juice all ingredients. Pour over ice and server.
Your immune system loves omega-3 fatty acids, so why not try this tangy salmon dish, inspired by similar restaurant versions—and loaded with good-for-you-fats? http://www.betternutrition.com/savory-cedar-salmon/
Eating more yogurt (or kefir) can result in fewer sick days! The healthy bacteria in yogurt and other fermented foods help enhance immune system function. Try our recipe for Berries & Cherries “Trail Mix” Yogurt—one of our all-time favorites!
Today’s Super Immunity Tip: Write down three things that you are grateful for in your life—such as your children or even something small like the burger you had for lunch, says Jonathan Robinson, author of Find Happiness Now. Focusing on what you are grateful for can have a positive effect on your mood and your immune system! Go to http://www.findinghappiness.com/ for more.
Increased susceptibility to colds and flu is one of the first signs that you may need more zinc. Eat more zinc-rich foods: Oysters have more zinc than any other food, but pumpkin seeds, oats, peas, and eggs are also a good source of the mineral. Try a zinc supplement, too: A typical dosage ranges from 15 mg to 25 mg daily. Avoid taking more than…