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Immune System

Ginger can treat stomach issues, boost immunity and more

By Ravensthorpe:(NaturalNews) Few herbs have received as much praise throughout history as ginger, the rhizome of the Zingiber officinale plant. Testimonials of ginger's significant medicinal properties have been recorded as far back as ancient Greece, though it was also mentioned in the ancient literature of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The ancient healing systems of China and India particularly venerated ginger, and often prescribed it to treat fatigue, poor blood circulation and nausea.(1)

Selenium in broccoli and garlic boosts immune system, could help fight cancer

By PF Louis:(NaturalNews) Most Natural News readers know that broccoli is a good cancer preventative. Not everyone knows that garlic is another good food to help stave off cancer cell reproduction. The compound or trace mineral selenium was isolated as the main cancer fighter, according to the latest research from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The health benefits of 5 holiday herbs and spices

By Henry:(NaturalNews) When we enter that time of year where it cools down and friends and families start gathering together to celebrate the holidays, one can't help but smile with anticipation of the sights and smells of various holiday spices. These aromatic and delicious additions to beverages, baking, and other holiday treats are irresistible.

The good news is there are many benefits to clean and fresh holiday spices, as long as you don't drown them in dairy, gluten, refined sugar, and hydrogenated fats.

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Key supplemental nutrients to strengthen the immune system

By Jockers:(NaturalNews) Our immune system does a remarkable job of defending us against disease-causing microorganisms. Unfortunately, sometimes it is overrun by too much stress and too many microbes. Taking key supplemental nutrients can provide a major advantage for the immune system and allow it to effectively fend off larger amounts of stress and microbial debris.

Did you cut loose on Thanksgiving? How to keep your immune system strong through the holidays

By Sinclair:(NaturalNews) So you've eaten your fill and then some. Maybe you had about 7 too many glasses of wine or beers? Between the cranberry sauce, the sweet potato casserole, the eggnog, the pies, the cookies, the candy, the punch, and the alcohol, you've ingested more sugar in one day than you usually eat in a month. Did you know that eating refined sugar, even small amounts of any refined sugar (but especially conventional sugar), will cripple your immune system for 48-72 hours? In addition, bad bacteria, viruses, and Candida love sugar. It feeds them!

Maple sugar important for strong immune system, provides host of health benefits


It's no secret that added or unhealthy sugars can wreak havoc on the body. For example, the large quantities of sugar in sodas contribute to the obesity epidemic and throw blood sugar levels out of whack. Plus, the dangerous ingredients in artificial sweeteners are toxic to the body and can negatively impact mental and physical health.

How astragalus benefits people with cancer and low immunity


Astragalus grows wild in Korea, Mongolia, Japan, Taiwan and northern China. Known in Chinese as Huang Qi, it has been used medicinally for over 1,000 years. In his classical treatise, Shen Nung Pen Tsao Ching (circa 100 AD), Shen Nung, founder of Chinese herbal medicine, classified Huang Qi as a superior herb. And one of its best health benefits is its ability to boost immunity.

Health Basics: Enzymes catapult immunity


Would you consider spraying pesticide directly on the food you eat? If you were outside having a nice picnic and some ants or flies kept landing on your food, would you first spray it with bug killer, and then, later on, eat it? -- Of course not. So why are you still eating GMOs?

'Never has there been a safe vaccine,' Suzanne Humphries, MD, says in interview


Most Americans will not make a single medical-related decision in their entire lives without consulting an MD first. Western quack medicine has them completely fooled, and they may never wake up and realize it. People equate the fact that MD's went to medical school for 8 to 12 years with some kind of automatic assumption that they know what is good for your health and your immune system in general. Oops.