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​Women’s Supplements Simplified

Wander around the supplement aisle of a pharmacy or natural food store, or drop into the abyss that is the online supplement market, and you're bombarded with choices. How are we women supposed to know the most important supplements we should take with all of these options. I'll help simplify.  My short list for women: a multivitamin, omega-3s, vitamins D3 and K2,&nbs…

​Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

According to the CDC, cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, right behind heart disease, but we mustn’t give up hope hearing that statistic. A person’s chances of living with cancer and living beyond it are better than they ever have been. Millions of people who have had cancer are surviving and thriving, though it’s still very scary to hear those initial words that no one ev…

​Top Foods for Good Breast Health

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and although the campaign runs a full month, there are steps we can take every day of the year to improve our health. What we choose to eat can, in many ways, have a direct effect on our health. And eating foods that support breast health is something we can incorporate into our daily routine. Fruits and vegetables contain powerful phytochemicals that…

​The Best Immune-Boosting Foods

Our immune system protects us from outside invaders. We can support healthy immune system function daily starting with the foods we eat. Here are some of the most important nutrients for a strong immune system – and the foods that provide them.   Zinc is used in over 200 enzyme reactions and helps build the body’s immune defense. Beans, especially garbanzo and lentils, ar…

How Stress Affects Our Immune System

Have you been feeling stressed lately? You are not alone. A poll, Stress in America: January 2021 Stress Snapshot, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association, found that 84% of adults reported feeling at least one emotion related to prolonged stress. Those include anxiety, sadness, or anger. Additionally, two in three adults (67%) said the number of…

Sleep and How It Affects Our Immunity

Why is it so crucial that we ALL get plenty of ZzZzZzs? Sleep is an important time for our bodies and minds to rest, repair, and reset from daily tasks. It's entwined with how we function, daily decisions, growth and development, illness, immunity, and much more. With so much uncertainty, stress, and anxiety still present globally due to divided political views, financial strain, racial unrest…