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The Health Benefits of Butyrate

By Helen Martineau
Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that plays a surprisingly big role in overall health.
Paul Kriegler

Everyday Habits for Building Immunity

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 1   April 19, 2022

The topic of immunity has gotten a lot of attention because of the pandemic, yet our immune systems always need support so we’re healthy and strong at the metabolic level and prepared to fight off germs, bacteria, and other potentially compromising invaders. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, shares the lifestyle habits within our control that can build our immunity, including primary factors to be aware of and what might provide us with the greatest resilience.

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Can the Common Cold Prime Our Immune System to Fight COVID?

By Mo Perry
Exposure to germs may help our B cells and T cells battle COVID later on.
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The Problem With Antimicrobial Cleaning Products

By Mo Perry
Surface transmission of COVID is rare. But, many of us are still using antimicrobial products to clean surfaces — and killing good bugs in the process.
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Why Some Germs Are Good for Immunity

By Mo Perry
Learn why a little exposure to germs and viruses is good for your health.
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Long-Haul-Covid Recovery and Vaccines

By Mo Perry
Some people with long-haul COVID have seen their symptoms abate after getting one of the mRNA vaccines. Here's what might be at play.
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Why Autoimmune Diseases Are on the Rise — Especially After COVID

By Mo Perry
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune conditions are on the rise, partly because of the prevalence of long COVID. Discover what can trigger autoimmunity and how a functional-medicine approach can help.
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Is It COVID-19, the Flu, a Common Cold, or Seasonal Allergies?

By Michael Dregni
How to tell them apart during influenza season and the ongoing pandemic.
Anika Christ

Why Vitamin D?

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 11   November 16, 2021

Vitamin D is the most common micronutrient deficiency — but it’s also one that we can prevent with relative ease. In this mini episode, Anika Christ, RD, CPT, explains why vitamin D is critical to our health, including its role in immunity, and offers ways we can make sure our bodies get optimal levels.

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The Exercise and Movement Guide to Supporting Your Immune System

By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Learn how exercise and movement can help support your body's immune system. Plus, get a four-week, immune-friendly strength workout plan.
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How to Make a Ginger-Lemon Wellness Shot

By Aviva Romm, MD
Mix up this anti-inflammatory wellness drink to give your immune system a boost.
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The Lifestyle Guide to Supporting Your Immune System

By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Understand what factors outside of nutrition and exercise influence the health of your immune system.
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The Nutrition and Supplementation Guide to Supporting Your Immune System

By Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Discover which foods and supplements are essential for helping your body build a strong immune system.
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Exercise: A Promising Factor for Protecting Against COVID

By Molly Tynjala
A regular fitness routine may help protect those diagnosed with COVID against hospitalization and even death.
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What Is Leaky Gut?

By Laine Bergeson Becco
We answer some of your most common questions about leaky gut syndrome.
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Can Smell Training Help COVID-19 Survivors Restore Their Sense of Smell?

By Craig Cox
Many people who've recovered from COVID-19 lose their sense of smell or suffer from a condition called parosmia, which is a distorted sense of smell. Smell training would help.
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How Exercise Improves Your Immune Health

By Michael Dregni and Maggie Fazeli Fard
Regular movement is one of the best ways to tamp down inflammation — and up your immunity.
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