2
Apr
2018

The Many Benefits Of Laughter

Did you know that when you make someone laugh that you very well may be helping them strengthen their immune system, reduce food cravings, or even increase their threshold for pain? There’s even an emerging field known as “humor therapy” that is helping patients heal more quickly after surgery. What Does Laughter Do? Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine, adrenaline, and dopamine.

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12
Feb
2018

Your Body Is Smart: ICPA Newsletter

Your Body is Smart, Your Body is Strong!!! There are about 100 billion reasons to be thankful for how smart and strong your body is every day. Just one of the amazing things that your body does is fight off infection. I know lots of people talk about how often people get a cold, the flu or some other virus,

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13
Nov
2016

Top 10 Supplements for Sickness

Winter and all the immune challenges that comes with it are upon us! Read more about flu season in my past blog HERE. But the fact remains, we are all under a little more stress in those winter months. Are you interested in learning ways to improve your nutrition (through diet and/or supplementation) to improve

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28
Oct
2016

What is FLU SEASON?

The flu is not actually a season. What?  But you’ve heard of flu season your whole life! There must be extra germs in the air right now, passing along from person to person!! That’s what I’ve always been told! Germs, bacteria and viruses will always be present in our worlds. That will not change because

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16
Nov
2015

How does my immune system fight the FLU?

You are out to lunch with your friend, enjoying a refreshing iced tea and a delicious salad with grilled salmon, fresh berries and a dressing you would kill to have the recipe for. Suddenly, your friend sneezes. “Uh-oh, you think…. Will I catch her cold?” You talk to her a few days later and find

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12
Nov
2015

What is Flu "Season"?

Is the “flu” really a season? Do we put it on our calendars like autumn, winter, spring and summer? Based on the marketing for flu shots I’ve seen recently, you would think so! But, in fact the “FLU” is not a “SEASON”! There are no more “germs” or viruses floating around in the winter than

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22
Jul
2015

Clingy, sick child?

As some of you know, I am fairly obsessed with how the human body works. The more I learn, the more I love it and the more I want to learn! Part of this is because I am so intrigued and in awe with how intelligently and wonderfully made we are. The body is so

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21
Aug
2012

Death Ponderings…

The news today is reporting the “shocking news” that 11 people have died from West Nile Virus so far this year. We are expected to be terrified of coming into contact with this awful illness….. Meanwhile, in 2010, over 80,000 people died from adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs. Looks like it’s time to pay more

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19
Mar
2012

Why Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a fantastic vitamin! Increasing the amount of foods you eat with vitamin C helps boost your immune system so your body can defend against colds, flus, and even early allergies. Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is water soluble, so it is easily excreted from the body when consumed in excess. What does this mean?

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