Author: Elizabeth Jane Hall

The Neglected Remedy

Sing or hum a song. Not only does singing improve one’s mood, but humming and singing can actually prove therapeutic! Nasal nitric oxide is known to be broadly antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial. Concentrations of nitric oxide in healthy sinuses are high and nasal nitric oxide is known to be increased 15- to 20-fold by humming, compared with quietly exhaling.

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The Anti – Flu Diet

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were a delicious diet that could greatly reduce your risk for getting the flu? Because even though flu vaccines are helpful they are not 100% effective. It is now recognized that the flu shot for the 2014-2015 flu season only provided 23% protection, and less than that if you were older than 65.

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Could This Fruit Help Your Cold Symptoms?

A few studies show that consuming kiwifruit has a beneficial effect on the immune system and helps to reduce the incidence and severity of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections and potentially be more beneficial than supplementation with vitamin C alone.

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The Good News about Exercise and Breast Cancer

Consistent exercise—light, moderate, or vigorous—makes the immune system more effective in fighting breast cancer.

How exercise helps the immune system

Aerobic exercise influences the way our bodies break down estrogens to produce more of the ‘good’ metabolites that lower breast cancer risk. Exercise, especially when combined with a needed 5% weight loss in obese women, substantially lowers inflammatory markers and some hormones involved in breast cancer.

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Tasty Foods Help to Lower Risk for Diabetes!

Want tasty foods for diabetes prevention?

About 37% of Americans have a condition known as pre-diabetes. Individuals with pre-diabetes have blood sugar levels higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Within five years, between 15-30% of Americans will develop full-fledged diabetes. There are no symptoms initially. Do not be fooled. Pre-diabetes also increases the risk for nerve damage, chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, stroke, and cancer.

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Could a Regular Schedule Help Your Arthritis?

Cultivate a regular schedule. Cartilage cells have a functioning body clock which switches genes that control tissue function on and off. Scientists believe imposing a rhythm by regularly scheduled exercise, restricted meal times, or by targeting the joint itself with scheduled warming and cooling of the joint, could have a significant impact on the future management of joint diseases and with further study it could relieve sufferers’ symptoms.

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Berry Power for Cardiovascular Health

Consumption of berries provides several compounds that promote cardiovascular health. Berries, for example, contain anthocyanins which discourage the formation of undesirable clotting. Pterostilbene, an active compound in blueberries, improves the production of nitric oxide. In moderate amounts this marvelous molecule opens up the arteries, discourages platelet clumping, and protects from atherosclerosis.

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