Food as Medicine for Your Immune System

By Marian Mitchell, INHC (AADP) Our immune system is intricate and amazing. Vaccines stimulate the immune response in hopes of the body developing antibodies to specific strains of viruses. Unfortunately, viruses are constantly mutating and not every person’s immune system develops antibodies. Vaccines may also cause the immune system to hyper respond to other pathogens and allergens, as well as potentially causing debilitating side effects. Luckily, we can boost our immune system so it can do a better job of protecting us from harmful viruses, bacteria, and fungi. There are things we do every day that suppress and weaken our...

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Food as Medicine for ADHD

By Marian Mitchell, INHC (AADP) Food impacts the health and functionality of your brain. It seems like common sense. However most people are unaware of it. We take vitamins, eat fortified foods, eat four to five times a day and think we’re getting all we need. Unfortunately, for some of us this isn’t the case. ADHD is defined as a syndrome, usually diagnosed around the age of seven. It’s characterized by a persistent pattern of impulsiveness, short attention span and sometimes hyperactivity. These characteristics can interfere with academic, occupational, or social performance. While it seems to be a genetic condition, research...

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