Immune System

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 »