Immune System


Monday Jan 29 2018 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Seasonal flu is inevitable. There’s no cure for influenza. But, that doesn’t mean you have to be a victim of the flu. From my more than thirty ... more »


Friday Oct 28 2016 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

In 1985, when I was completing hospital rotations in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Shanghai, I was introduced to the importance of boosting ... more »


Friday Oct 14 2016 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

The flu season started this month and will last through May 2017. Influenza viruses like cooler temperatures when more people gather together indoors ... more »

5 Reasons to Add Astragalus To Your Anti-Aging Supplement Plan

Friday Feb 20 2015 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Can adding astragalus to your nutritional supplement program reverse aging and keep you alive for 142 years? There’s no single test that tells how ... more »

The Measles Epidemic: Is Vaccination The Only Alternative?

Friday Feb 6 2015 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Last week, one of my patients from Southern California, a thoughtful single mother of two boys 8 and 10 years old, emailed me a frantic note ... more »

A Bad Flu Is Rising: Influenza Update Winter 2015

Friday Jan 16 2015 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Last week, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, director of the CDC, publicly announced that this season’s main flu strain—H3N2—is a bad one. For the first ... more »

Five Tips to Help You Stay Healthy Through the Cold Season

Friday Nov 28 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Don’t fall victim to the cold or flu—stay healthy this winter with these five tips. If you base your health on the seasons, spring is the time ... more »

It’s Time To Rethink Our View on Vaccination

Friday Nov 21 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

We need a wiser approach to vaccines, and parents need a better understanding of the benefits and risks. In the late 1950s, Polio—a contagious, ... more »

The One Food You Need to Eat to Avoid the Flu This Season

Wednesday Nov 19 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies show that shiitake mushrooms have powerful immune-boosting properties. We’ve officially entered the cold and flu season. You may have ... more »

Ebola Ground Zero—Should We Worry?

Friday Oct 17 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

We are no longer at a viral crossroads. Severe viral infections are threatening our health, now. A viral fire is blazing in Africa. Half of every one ... more »

Want to Prevent Cancer? Take a Walk in the Forest—Studies on “Forest Bathing”

Wednesday Jul 2 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies have found that forest bathing can help boost the immune system and reduce risk of heart disease. You’re eating right, exercising, and ... more »

5 Health Benefits of Sauerkraut—Including Helping to Prevent Cancer

Wednesday Jun 25 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Studies show that compounds in sauerkraut may help prevent cancer, boost immunity, and more. A one-cup serving of sauerkraut provides about a quarter ... more »

Treat the Cold & Flu with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Friday May 9 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

““I’ve found that it pays to learn a little Chinese wisdom to better handle respiratory viruses and boost your immunity.” Medical ... more »

The Incredible Superfood You’re Not Eating Enough Of

Tuesday Apr 29 2014 | by Emily Vencat

Get more spirulina in your diet to boost the immune system and ease allergy symptoms. It’s bright turquoise, it’s an algae, and it might be the ... more »

Your Health On Plastics: Endocrine Disruptors in Your Body & the Environment

Friday Mar 28 2014 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Even if it says “BPA-free,” might your plastic containers contain hormone-altering phthalates? Endocrine disruptors are a class of ... more »

Don’t Get Sick This Winter—7 Fun Tips You May Not Have Tried

Wednesday Feb 19 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Listening to your favorite upbeat music 50 minutes a day may help you avoid the cold and flu this winter! You already know about washing your hands, ... more »

5 Ways to Increase White Blood Cell Count—Naturally

Monday Dec 30 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If you’re suffering from a low white blood cell count, increasing your intake of garlic may help. A number of health conditions can cause the white ... more »

Natural Treatment Options for Psoriasis

Wednesday Dec 4 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

If you have psoriasis, you may want to take chondroiton supplements. The National Psoriasis Foundation states that psoriasis is the most prevalent ... more »

A Look Ahead at the 2013–2014 Flu Season

Friday Nov 22 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

What kind of flu do you need to watch out for this season? Influenza season is back. And so is the concern for the next pandemic. What’s ahead for ... more »

Where Germs Lurk on Airplanes—and 10 Ways to Keep from Getting Sick

Wednesday Aug 14 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

Do you need to go this far to protect yourself from illness while flying? In June 2013, American Airlines announced plans to add even more seats to ... more »

Study: Relationship Worries Could Make You Sick—7 Tips to Help You Relax

Monday Jul 15 2013 | by Colleen M. Story

A new study suggests that feeling anxious about your relationship can lower your resistance to disease. We all know that stress is bad for us, but a ... more »

Should We Be Concerned About the New Bird Flu?

Friday May 17 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

With only a few hundred people infected so far, the death rate from the new bird flu strain is high—at 20%. I’ve been accused of overplaying ... more »

Astaxanthin: Is This a New Super Antioxidant Or Just a Hyped-Up Nutrient?

Friday Apr 19 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

You may have heard about it on Dr. Oz, but should you really be taking astaxanthin supplements? When a celebrity doctor teams up with great media ... more »

Sleep It Off: How The Body Instinctively Heals

Friday Mar 22 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Consistently getting too little sleep can leave you at an increased risk for modern-day diseases. When you have a cold or flu—or even a ... more »

When You’re Sick: Don’t Forget the Oregano Oil

Monday Feb 11 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

How could I forget my favorite immunity herb? After my article on fasting to get rid of a cold, there were a lot of awesome comments and suggestions. ... more »

Can Fasting Get Rid of a Cold?

Thursday Feb 7 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

A contributing factor to me getting sick? (There’s only one person in our family that will put anything in his mouth…) A few weeks ago, I ... more »

Natural Cold Remedies

Tuesday Jan 22 2013 | by Michelle Pfennighaus

Garlic can help you fight off that cold, but only if you use the real stuff. You eat your vegetables. Take your vitamins. You even avoid sugar. ... more »

Going Viral: Tracking Influenza 2013, and Test-Your-Immunity Quiz

Friday Jan 18 2013 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Are you at risk for the flu? Here’s how to track it in your state, with tips for staying well. The 2012 fall flu season was very mild. Was it ... more »

The Flu Shot—an “Over-hyped” Vaccination?

Friday Nov 23 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Is that flu shot going to help you or hurt you in the long run? Vaccines work because they follow a simple principle of the body’s intelligence. The ... more »

8 Foods and Herbs that Boost Your Immune System

Wednesday Nov 7 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene, which help increase the production of fighting T-cells. The immune system, which is a network of cells, ... more »

Boost Your Immune System and Avoid the Flu This Season

Friday Oct 19 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Want to avoid feeling like this? Boost your immune system! Across the northern hemisphere the temperature is cooling, and viral activity is ... more »

Human Disease — Much More Complicated Than We Thought : Exclusive Article by J. E. Williams

Friday Jun 29 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

We thought we had human disease figured out. Turns out we haven’t even started. For centuries, the focus of modern Western medicine has been on ... more »

Don’t Get the Flu This Season! : Exclusive Article by J. E. Williams

Friday Apr 6 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Why suffer? You can prevent the flu this season. Up to now it’s been a relatively mild year for seasonal influenza. There were no pandemic threats ... more »

7 + 7 Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Wednesday Apr 4 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Bonus Tip: Make sure your native camping guide tells the gringos that everything freezes overnight at 15,000 feet! Three Mile Island, the Exxon Valdez ... more »

7 Reasons to Make Sure You Get Enough Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You…) : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Sunday Mar 4 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

No need to stay in bed all day feeling depressed… get your omega-3’s and your mood should lift. Omega this, omega that… Is the hype ... more »

Can This Natural Oxygen Therapy Help You Heal Faster from Injury and Disease? : The Renegade Health Show Episode #917

Sunday Jan 29 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

In my final, IV show and tell, Dr. Monhollon and I talk about another oxygen therapy… You may have heard of it. It’s called hyperbaric ... more »

Is Putting Hydrogen Peroxide into Your Blood Dangerous? : The Renegade Health Show Episode #916

Saturday Jan 28 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

As I’ve made my way through all different types of natural therapies and thinking, I’ve always been curious about hydrogen ... more »

What The Heck is UBI (Ultraviolet Blood Irradition Therapy) and Why Am I Hooked To An IV? : The Renegade Health Show #915

Friday Jan 27 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

As you can see, I’m hooked up to an IV… You probably want to know what’s going on. I’ll explain in the video, so take a look ... more »

PROOF: Studies Show the Flu Vaccine Effectiveness is “Lacking” for the Elderly : An Exclusive Renegade Health Article by Dr. J.E. Williams

Friday Jan 13 2012 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Studies that show getting a universal flu vaccine isn’t effective in preventing seasonal illness may raise the question: Is vaccination right ... more »

Is The Next Wave of the Bird Flu Coming? : An Exclusive Renegade Health Article by Dr. J.E. Williams

Friday Oct 21 2011 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Millions of ducks are now flying south from Siberia, and some are carrying a virus that could lead to a resurgence of H5N1 bird flu in poultry – ... more »

Why Reishi Works, But Not Alone (Plus, Where We’re At and Why I’m Excited) : The Renegade Health Show Episode #907

Tuesday Oct 18 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Another day, another inspired show. Today, I talk a little about how I’m feeling about the Renegade Health Show and I think you’ll be ... more »

Cut the Type A Personality Stress and Get Healthy : The Renegade Health Show Episode #901

Friday Sep 2 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Are you Type-A? Do you stress out about things that most maybe don’t like your diet and your health? While thinking of the past and the future ... more »

Help, I Feel Like I’m Sensitive to Everything I Eat! : Exclusive Renegade Health Artcile

Friday Aug 26 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

My $7.00 fruit bowl yesterday morning. The only thing I’m sensitive to here is the price. I’ve met a lot of people who have difficulty ... more »

The Inflammation Connection to Disease (Why You May Not Feel Like You Used To) : An Exclusive Renegade Health Article by Dr. J.E. Williams

Wednesday Jun 29 2011 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

camping in weather this cold can easily reduce inflammation on the short term – because it’s like sleeping in an icebox. (Long term, it ... more »

7 Healthy Things You Can Do In Less Than a Minute: Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Saturday Jun 18 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Stop and smell the flowers, they could make you smarter, calmer and healthier. I know it’s a pretty bold claim, but is it possible there are 7 ... more »

Your Questions Answered on Zinc and the Immune System : Dr. J. E. Williams Q & A

Friday Apr 1 2011 | by Dr. J. E. Williams

Can you name some other sources of zinc? Resident Medical Authority: J. E. Williams, OMD, FAAIM [Kev’s Note: Two weeks ago, Dr. Williams ... more »

A Different Way to Support Your Immune System : The Renegade Health Show Episode #770

Monday Feb 28 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

This show is pretty much as cool as it gets… When we were in Sarasota, Dr. Williams introduced us to Dr. John Monhollon of the Florida ... more »

This Could Be More Dangerous than Processed Foods : The Renegade Health Newsletter

Sunday Dec 19 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Being here a couple times a week, might lower your cortisol levels… I used to think that eating processed foods was the worst possible thing you ... more »

How to Boost the Immune System Naturally with Dr. J.E. Williams – The Renegade Health Show Episode #516

Tuesday Mar 2 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Today, we have more from Dr. J.E. Williams… Not only has he worked with indigenous people, he’s also one of the top virus experts in the ... more »

Annmarie Explains What to Take When You Get The Sniffles – The Renegade Health Show Episode #477

Wednesday Jan 6 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Today, Ann takes over the show and explains what she’s done over the last week to help her get rid of the sniffles. Since I’m the one who ... more »

Natural Herbal Remedies for the Flu Season – The Renegade Health Show Episode #435

Monday Nov 9 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

At Stone Mountain this weekend, there was a Native American Pow-wow… Cool, but sad at the same time. When I think about the Native American ... more »

Longevity Now Immunity with David Wolfe – The Renegade Health Show Episode #330

Monday Jun 15 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

We were at Cafe Gratitude the other night and had a chance to hang with David after his talk about his new concept and program Longevity Now as well ... more »

Swine Flu (Or Any Flu!) Immune System Boosting Ideas – The Renegade Health Show Episode #296

Tuesday Apr 28 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

Today I’m going to recap what was covered on last night’s call with Dr. Williams’ on swine flu… Particularly how to boost the ... more »

How to Use a Neti Pot for the Sniffles – The Renegade Health Show Episode #214

Monday Dec 29 2008 | by Kevin Gianni

I put the neti pot in my top 10 weirdest natural remedies… That was until I tried it to clear up my head cold. I’ll never knock anything ... more »