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Allergy, Sensitivity, or Intolerance? A Guide to Food-Reactivity Issues

By Mo Perry
Learn more about the difference between food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities, what might be behind their increasing prevalence, and what you can do about them.
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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Low-Fat Diets Linked to Low Testosterone

By Craig Cox
Higher-fat diets are associated with higher levels of testosterone, according to three small studies.
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PUMPING IRONY: Is There a Pharmacist in the House?

By Craig Cox
The pandemic has pushed pharmacists into primary-care territory traditionally dominated by physicians, and some policymakers believe convenience and expense argue for giving them even more latitude to test and treat. The American Medical Association begs to differ.
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What Is the Skin Microbiome?

By Mo Perry
Turns out our skin has as many microbes as our gut. Here's why that matters for health.
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Do the Chemicals in Single-Serve Coffee Pods Disrupt Hormones?

By Marco Dregni
A recent study looked at estrogenic chemicals in pod- brewed coffee. Here's what it found out.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Nature Supports Our Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Here's how nature supports our mind and mood — and how to get more of it.
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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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PUMPING IRONY: Home Healthcare Shakeup: Palliative or Predatory?

By Craig Cox
Health-insurance conglomerates are gobbling up home-healthcare companies, despite the industry’s inability to attract and retain workers. Early signs suggest that few of the benefits of these mergers will accrue to caregivers and their elderly clients.
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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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Should People With IBS, Leaky Gut, or Other Gut Issues Eat a Raw-Food Diet?

By Catherine Guthrie
If you have digestive challenges, a raw-foods diet might not be right for you. Here's why.
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Jane Knight’s Success Story

By Jane Knight
After years of near immobility, a woman gains independence — and much more — when she discovers recumbent cycling.
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Adolescents’ Most Common Mental-Health Issues

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
When is it depression, social anxiety, or substance abuse — and when is it normal "teen angst"?
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Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real  Thing?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Learn about this energy-depleting hormonal condition.
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Can Exercise Curb Cancer

By Craig Cox
A 12-week exercise regimen suppressed the growth of prostate-cancer cells, according to a recent study.
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The Health Benefits of Cycling

By Michael Dregni
Cycling enthusiasts and experts explains the many ways that hopping on a bike, whether indoors or out, can boost your overall health — and just maybe help build a better world.
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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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PUMPING IRONY: Unsettled by Snoozing?

By Craig Cox
Could regular daytime napping be a precursor to dementia — or even a sign that the disease has already taken hold? A new take on what has generally been considered a salutary practice creates some concerns, despite its caveats. I’m going to try not to lose any sleep over it.
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How to Use a Neti Pot

By Terri Trespicio
Try this Ayurvedic practice to ease cold and allergy symptoms.
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