Time to Boost the Immune System

The kids are back in school, the rain has begun to fall and it’s time again to rely on your furnace to warm the house. It’s also the time to prepare your immune system for the cold and flu season. People may be getting sick around you, but you don’t have to be the one who catches the cold or flu – as long as you keep your system strong.

Here are some things you can do to boost your immune system:

Read more

Effective Chinese Herbal Asthma Treatment – Without the Side Effects

A study conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Weifang School of Medicine in China has shown that a combination of three Chinese herbs is effective in treating asthma symptoms without the side effects that can occur with the use of corticosteroid and prednisone therapy. The three Chinese herbs used in the study were Ku Shen (Sophora flavensis), Ling Zhi (Ganoderma lucidum) and Gan Cao (Glycyrrhiza uralensis). The researchers called this combination, Antiasthma Herbal Medicine Intervention or ASHMI.

Read more

Great Foods for Fall

Autumn is the time of year when nature’s energy contracts and draws downward which is reflected in falling leaves and fruits, shorter days, and cooler nights. It is a time of harvest and abundance with thoughts of collection and storage for the winter ahead. Shifting our diets is one way to keep healthy during this change of climate.

Read more