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How to keep your immune system strong

Our immune system is one big puzzle, each piece working with the others to create a strong immune defence to keep invaders out. Support the four pillars of immune health—nutrition, exercise, mindfulness and sleep—to boost your immune system. NUTRITION Nutritional imbalances have been linked to decreased immunity and increased risk of illness. To help the body identify, break down and dispose of invading bugs, our immune system relies on a diverse collection of nutrients. Macronutrients such as protein, carbohydrates and fat help our system build antibodies, which function to identify and remove viruses and bacteria. To perform to its fullest, the immune system also requires micronutrients like folic acid, vitamins A, C, E, B6 and minerals including copper, zinc, selenium and iron. It’s best to get your nutrients from a rounded diet of whole foods, but lifestyle and dieting habits can often result in nutritional imbalances. Consider adjusting your supplement routine during cold

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Longevity

How to green your cleaning

Your body is your temple, and most of us take great care of it. But there’s another temple that requires care to keep us healthy—our homes. We spend a large part of our lives in these personal safe havens, investing time and effort every day into maintaining them. Whether we’re washing up after dinner, purging our closets, or cleaning the bathroom— one thing is certain: housekeeping is an ongoing process. Unfortunately, some less-than-healthy housecleaning practices are often overlooked in many homes. Cleaners for almost every purpose are heavily marketed for their power foam, scrubbing, germ killing, whitening and brightening abilities—but what’s not mentioned are the potentially harmful effects some of their ingredients can have on our health and the environment. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but a few simple strategies can help get you started on keeping a clean and tidy house that also supports good health. GET FAMILIAR WITH THE “BAD

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Longevity

Caring for skin as we age

Aging with grace calls for new approaches. JUST as we change through the decades, our skin care regimen needs to change too. At each life stage, our nutritional needs shift. Getting the right nutritional balance can help us to glow from the inside out. By enhancing our overall health through proper nutrition, we also maintain beautiful skin, which is an outward expression of our overall health. Here are some ways we can rethink and refresh our skin care routine to age gracefully and naturally from our twenties to our fifties and beyond. The twenties are a big change This is the decade of leaving home, getting an education and first jobs and, for some, new families. This jump to adulthood can break the bank and the lingering effects of limited cash, new stresses, and fluctuating hormones can leave our skin lacking luster. Refresh your skin care routine with simple tips and

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Health

The 4 pillars of immunity

The four problem areas you need address if you want to stay flu free this season and beyond. Are you feeling under the weather this season? There are ways to prepare your body for this time of year by putting focus on the four pillars of immune health and providing each one with natural health support.  How to build a Strong Immune System Nutrition Nutritional imbalances have been linked to decreased immunity and increased risk of illness. To help the body identify, break down and dispose of invading bugs, our immune system relies on a diverse collection of nutrients. Macronutrients such as protein, carbohydrates and fat help our system build antibodies, which function to identify and remove viruses and bacteria. To perform to its fullest, the immune system also requires micronutrients like folic acid, vitamins A, C, E, B6 and minerals including copper, zinc, selenium and iron.  It’s best to get

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