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Chicken Soup For The Immune System

Chicken Soup For The Immune System

My wife is recovering from the flu. I know she is feeling better because she is bustling around the kitchen making her grandmother’s chicken soup, a highly guarded secret recipe. Then she suddenly turns to me and asks, “Where exactly is my immune system?” Peering into the pot of bubbling goodness, I reply“My dear, our immune system actually starts in our nose.” I look at her, and she stares at me. I’m sure I heard her murmur, “You’re joking.” What Is the Immune System? Our immune system is anything but a joke – it is one of the most complex systems in...

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Nov 23, 2020

RESVERATROL - The free-radical fighter

RESVERATROL - The free-radical fighter

By Dr. Mike Blame it on the US election hype, but I’ve been thinking about free radicals and before you even ask, they are not a political movement! Free radicals are a world away from politics, but they do share a few common characteristics with some of the people we see in politics: free radicals have the potential to do harm, they don’t like to negotiate and they have the ability to take human cells as hostages. Free radicals are not nice.  They are the nasty, unstable atoms that inhibit our bodies and cause havoc to our health in the...

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Nov 05, 2020

Happy, Healthy, and Post-Menopausal

Happy, Healthy, and Post-Menopausal

Do you remember when sport was actually fun? The days when getting out and playing sports with our friends was effortless and we were full of energy seem like a long time ago!Staying healthy when we were 16 was definitely fun. As adults, it seems we’ve forgotten that healthy living can (and should) be fun!As senior adults, we have a lifetime of experience to guide us. If we adapt to and adopt new ways of taking care of ourselves, we can step into this new chapter of life with a smile and a twinkle in our eyes. Aging Brings a...

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Oct 19, 2020

Brahmi Brilliance: 3 Reasons You Need It Today

Brahmi Brilliance: 3 Reasons You Need It Today

With so much information available to us these days, making the right health decision is increasingly difficult. There are plenty of products out there that claim to enhance the memory, how do you know which supplements, vitamins or minerals are the right ones for you? Let’s look at history. A quick look at the world of Ayurvedic medicine shows references to Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) appeared as early as 3rd Century AD11. In India, Brahmi has been celebrated as a revitalizing herb for more than 3000 years. Brahmi was regularly used to treat numerous types of mental disorders and boost memory...

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Oct 01, 2020

Try These 5 Memory Boosting Foods Today

Try These 5 Memory Boosting Foods Today

We’ve all had those times when a memory lapse has left us in a frenzy! Like the moment you realise your phone is nowhere to be found. Panic strikes your core as you retrace every step and every moment. Nothing. After what seems like endless hours of searching, your phone magically reappears, and you are left completely exhausted from the whole experience! It can be frustrating, but forgetfulness is a normal part of life; as we age so does our memory. It’s important to remember that the brain is complex and our ability to retain information and remember important dates...

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Sep 18, 2020