Immune System

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 »