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Ward off colds and illnesses with these immune boosting habits

January O’Connor
RN, Entrepreneur, and GoGargle! Co-Creator
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How food can help boost immune system and prevent the flu

Dr. Mark Hyman
Co-author of “The Daniel Plan,” Founder and Medical Director
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Exercising regularly helps boost your immune system

Sabrena Merrill
Senior Exercise Science Consultant
Shane Griffin's picture

Healthy eating and exercising alone isn't enough to prevent disease

Shane Griffin
Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Founder
Doreen Ellinwood's picture

Massage therapy can help strengthen your immune system

Doreen Ellinwood
Massage Therapist, Vice President of Regional Operations
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Protect your mitochondria to help boost your immune system

Greg Macpherson
Chief Executive Officer
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Vitamins, minerals, and exercise are key in optimizing women’s health

Kathy Gruver, PhD
Host of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and author of three books on health
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Healthy Immune System

Having a healthy immune system is one of the most important things you can do to help you fight off disease such as the common cold, flu, cough, sore throat, and other typical illnesses. Especially for children and the elderly, boosting your immune system is the first line of defense for staying healthy. Taking more vitamin C will help, but there are many other things that can contribute to a healthy immune system, including overall diet, exercise, and other natural and herbal supplements. Look to ExpertBeacon to help you maintain the strongest immune system no matter your situation.

Ward off colds and illnesses with these immune boosting habits

When cold, flu or allergies hit, many of us look to Mom to make us feel better, even as adults. That’s because Mom’s tried and true basic remedies still keep us the healthiest. As a mother, you know the importance for trying to prevent sickness and soothe the symptoms of your friends and family. Here is a list of go-to measures that could be considered the most successful for warding off illness, particularly during a brutal cold, flu or allergy season.

January O’ConnorRN, Entrepreneur, and GoGargle! Co-Creator

January O’Connor is a trained Registered Nurse (RN), where her professional responsibilities reside largely in research and business administration. She is also an entrepreneur and a mom, residing in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband. January...

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Exercising regularly helps boost your immune system

Sabrena Merrill Senior Exercise Science Consultant American Council on Exercise

Stress is an important part of the human experience. It alerts us to circumstances that require action, whether real or perceived. The stress response induces the release of the principal stress hormones (noradrenaline, adrenaline, and cortisol) as well as a myriad of other substances. Virtually every cell in the body has receptors for one or more of these substances, which means that all cells and tissues can receive biological signals that alert them to the presence of a stressor.

Sabrena MerrillSenior Exercise Science Consultant

Sabrena Merrill, M.S., has been actively involved in the fitness industry since 1987, successfully operating her own personal-training business and teaching group fitness classes. Merrill is a former full-time faculty member in the Kinesiology a...

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Use your mobile device to get in shape and improve your health

It is no surprise that the usage of technology is rapidly growing in the United States. 91 percent of Americans own cell phones, 56 percent of which are smartphones according to the Pew Research Center. As such, there is a valuable opportunity for Americans to leverage mobile technology to improve overall health and wellness. In many cases, access and ease of use can make all the difference.

Dr. Garth GrahamFoundation President

Prior to joining Aetna, Graham was assistant dean for health policy and chief of health services research at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville. There, he served as principal investigator on a number of grants and initia...

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How certain yoga poses can help boost your immune system

Did you know that you can use yoga and meditation to help boost your immune system? Yoga helps to reduce stress hormones that can potentially compromise the immune system, and it also conditions the lungs and entire respiratory system to help rid your body of toxins and bring freshly oxygenated blood to organs in your body. Avoid the common cold by boosting your immune system with these yoga poses.

Beth ShawFounder

As the President and founder of YogaFit©, Inc. the largest Yoga School in the world; Beth is recognized, as one of the leading experts in the fields of “mind body fitness", health and nutrition, and is a recognized anger management specialist. S...

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Protect your mitochondria to help boost your immune system

Mitochondria are your body’s batteries. They generate the energy your cells need in order to function properly by taking in nutrients and breaking them down, much like your digestive system. This energy is called adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, and it supports all of your body’s functions, including metabolic and immune system activity. When our mitochondria are not taken care of or they no longer work properly, this directly impacts the rest of our body’s ability to function.

Greg MacphersonChief Executive Officer

Greg Macpherson is Chief Executive Officer of MitoQ Ltd. He completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy at University of Otago School of Medicine in 1992. Subsequently he has been owner and director of a number of start up businesses that include New Zeala...

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Boost your immune system with vitamin D to stay healthy

Nobody wants to get sick. Cold and flu symptoms make us miserable. So you probably have tried things to strengthen your immune system during the winter months, right? And that’s a good thing. I do as well.

But did you ever think that living healthier longer is also dependent on a strong immune system? It’s true. Without the ability to fight off infections and cancers cells, you won't live very long. So let’s make a commitment to a stronger immune system all year long. This approach will not only protect us against cold and flu viruses, but also offer longevity benefits.

Michael A. Smith, M.D.Senior Health Scientist

“The country doctor with a city education,” that’s how Dr. Michael A. Smith’s many devoted fans describe him. Senior health science specialist and online personality for Life Extension® (www.lef.org) — the world’s leading organization dedicated ...

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How food can help boost immune system and prevent the flu

Dr. Mark Hyman Co-author of “The Daniel Plan,” Founder and Medical Director The UltraWellness Center

Each year thousands of individuals are diagnosed with influenza and new strains develop. New medicines are created and further preventative measures are always being tossed around, but the best medicine for the flu is the medicine we put in our bodies everyday—the food we eat. So here are a couple of tips for arming your body against the flu. Let food be your medicine!

Dr. Mark HymanCo-author of “The Daniel Plan,” Founder and Medical Director

Mark Hyman, M.D., believes that we all deserve a life of vitality—and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. That’s why he is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine...

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Healthy eating and exercising alone isn't enough to prevent disease

Shane Griffin Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Founder Whole Life Balance

Eating healthy and exercising may not be enough to stay out of harm’s way. Fortunately, there are other things you can do to help you prevent disease and keep your immune system strong, including avoiding processed foods and trans fats, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress levels. Follow this advice for help in living a healthy life.

Shane GriffinCertified Nutritional Practitioner and Founder

Shane Griffin is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Founder of Whole Life Balance. Shane took a rather remarkable path to Holistic Nutrition. Shane Griffin was a prominent nightclub owner in Toronto, after over a decade of living in the fa...

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Massage therapy can help strengthen your immune system

Doreen Ellinwood Massage Therapist, Vice President of Regional Operations Massage Envy Spa

When you think about ways to beat the flu, your mind goes to loading up on Vitamin C, frequent hand washing, or maybe staying indoors all winter. A better response is massage. While many people know that the main benefits of massage are stress relief, improved circulation and relaxation, most are unaware that massage actually has a profound influence on your immune system.

Doreen EllinwoodMassage Therapist, Vice President of Regional Operations

Doreen Ellinwood has been a massage therapist with Massage Envy Spa for 9 years. Other interests include knitting and Jazzercise. She lives in Morris County, New Jersey, with her husband and two cats. ...

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Boost your immune system by practicing yoga on a regular basis

If you want to skip having a cold or flu this year, stick to your mat. Yoga has been proven to have beneficial effects when it comes to bolstering your immune system, along with a long list of other benefits. Here’s our list of yoga do’s and don’ts if you want to boost your immune system, or help you feel better if you’re already under the weather.

Jamie Walker CEO and Founder

Jamie Walker is the CEO and co-founder of SweatGuru (www.sweatguru.com), helping consumers book and manage fitness classes online. She is a yoga instructor and personal trainer....

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Vitamins, minerals, and exercise are key in optimizing women’s health

Kathy Gruver, PhD Host of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and author of three books on health Alternative Medicine Cabinet

Women are charged with more and more responsibility these days. They’re raising the family, working, handling the finances, making the health decisions and the dinner. Often women are so busy taking care of others, they aren’t taking care of themselves. Here is some advice to help.

Kathy Gruver, PhDHost of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and author of three books on health

Dr. Kathy Gruver is the host of the national TV show based on her first award winning book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet and has earned her PhD in Natural Health. Kathy was featured on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act in 2011 speaking...

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How to keep a healthy immune system

As the first line of defense against health challenges, your immune system should remain at peak levels to help you lead the most active and healthiest life possible.

While this article provides tips on how to maintain a healthy immune system, it is not intended to substitute talking with your doctor and seeking proper health care.

Dr. John Rubinow, M.D.Immune Health Specialist

John Rubinow, M.D. is a Los Angeles based physician with a special interest in immune health. Dr. Rubinow graduated from Tufts University and received his M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Today, Dr. Rubinow is the w...

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