Boost Your Immunity the Natural Way

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Every day your immune system faces countless potential threats from infectious viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microbes. They can lurk in the food you’re eating, on the surfaces you touch, and in the air you breathe. A healthy immune system neutralizes most of those threats, keeping you safe and healthy. Sometimes, though, your immune system will face a danger it …

Does This Lifestyle Make My Liver Look Fat?

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When you hear the term “fatty liver disease” you might envision someone who routinely tips back a few too many alcoholic beverages. While it’s true that heavy drinking can increase your odds of developing the disease, there are other, much more common causes of the condition. Are you at risk? Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects about 100 million people …

Do You Love Your Liver?

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Your liver is a remarkably efficient organ, silently performing over 500 different functions each and every day—and that could be one reason you don’t give it much thought. Maybe you should. The liver’s most important tasks include helping the body to digest fats, regulating energy, and storing nutrient reserves. But perhaps the most remarkable thing about the liver is that …

Feeling Sick? Not this year!

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Give these natural flu-fighters a shot If there’s anything more predictable than the arrival of the holidays, it’s the inevitable annual onset of flu season. Of course, no one likes to miss out on the fun and frivolity of this festive time of year, yet conventional medicine offers little relief for your symptoms. In fact, there’s typically nothing a doctor …

It’s Back-to-School Bug Season

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Back to school often means a trip back to the doctor for kids and their parents. Your little germ magnets get exposed to coughs, colds, sore throats, and sniffles. They trade viruses faster than Pokémon cards, so ailments spread swiftly through the young crowd. Kids rarely make the hand washing all-star team, they stick toys in their mouths, and they …

Fight Fatigue!

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Fatigue. Even the word sounds tired and worn down. Whether your fatigue is chronic or just enough to upset day-to-day activities, it can diminish the desire to live life to the fullest. Different from the tiredness you feel after an occasional late night, fatigue can last for days or even weeks. A 2017 National Safety Council survey found that 97 percent …

Decode Your Supplements

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Your favorite health food store has plenty of supplements. But trying to figure out which nutrient is the best—decoding them—can be tricky. Here is a codebook for three of the most widely used and most important natural ingredients. Vitamin: K2 What it is: Vitamin K2, or menaquinone, is one of two forms of vitamin K. Where it comes from: Vitamin …

Andrographis for Optimal Health

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Let’s be real: should you trust a supplement that touts itself as an “all-in-one health solution,” boasting everything from the ability to protect your cardiovascular system to relieving the symptoms of the common cold? Surprisingly, the answer is yes—at least when that supplement is andrographis. Andrographis may be the most powerful botanical you’ve never heard of. Though it’s been a …

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The Ayurvedic Miracle of Andrographis

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The Study: Andrographolide, a diterpene lactone from Andrographis paniculata and its therapeutic promises in cancer. The diterpene lactone andrographolide, isolated from Andrographis paniculata, has been proven to possess several important protective biological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial, cytotoxic, hypolipidemic, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, and neuroprotective effects. In addition, it has been reported to play a therapeutic role in the treatment …