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Mar 21, 2020 11:15AM ● By Shannon Mc Kenzie
Please note: many articles are pre-COVID19 and as of early April '20, there are varying opinions of what to do if one displays symptoms of or tests positive for COVID19. Some recommend to stop certain supplements while others do not. Therefore, please consult with your health care provider on the supplements best for you. See varying opinions - Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine FAQs and Dr. Mercola.

Articles on Strengthening Your Immune System


Virus Fighters: Essential Oils for Challenging Times

In these coronavirus days, an essential oil mixture offers soothing scents for the homebound and might add some viral protection. Here's a DIY recipe to make a Thieves blend at home. Read More » 

Natural Viral Protection

Natural Viral Protection

Lack of rest and poor nutrition will depress the body’s natural immune function Read More » 

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Be Proactive with a Strong Immune System

We need to remind ourselves of our body’s innate power to overcome almost anything Read More » 

Immune Support Backed by Science

Immune Support Backed by Science

Not all supplement benefits/claims are based on scientific research or backed by clinical evidence Read More » 

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Strengthening the Immune System Against COVID-19

Keep up the healthy basics: people that maintain healthy lifestyles are known to fare the best, not get sick and have better outcomes if they do contract the virus Read More » 

Minimizing the Risk of Getting Sick

It’s easier than we might think to stop the spread of nasty viruses like the flu and ensure we stay healthy this year. Read More » 

Great Food-Based Ways to Boost the Immune System

Great Food-Based Ways to Boost the Immune System

by Michael Smith For those dreading cold and flu season, here are some plant-based, whole food ideas to help boost the immune system with s... Read More »  

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Ways to Calm Your Anxiety with Meditation During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With all the uncertainty we are facing today surrounding COVID-19 causing individuals to develop anxious feelings, now is the perfect time to start a regular mindfulness meditation practice. Read More » 

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Virus-Free Hands and Home: Research-Proven DIY Sanitizers That Work

If we can’t use a sink and soap to ward off the COVID-19 coronavirus, a hand sanitizer can work. Here are easy, cheap and environmentally friendly formulas to make your own DIY sanitizers. Read More » 


Gut Check: Feeding the Immune System

Nutrition is key in building up a strong immune system. How to foster healthy gut bacteria plus immune-boosting recipes for Creamy Turmeric Cauliflower Soup and Lentil Stew. Read More » 

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Take Cordyceps to Enhance Immunity

Cordyceps, a fungus that grows on caterpillars high in the Himalayas, has been shown to boost the immune system by detecting and killing virus-infected cells, tumor cells and abnormal cells. Read More » 

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The Power of Yoga: Tapping Into the Life Force

The many health benefits of practicing yoga, including protecting against loss of mobility, cardiovascular disease and depression, lowering elevated blood pressure and much more. Read More » 

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Ayurvedic Cooking: Ancient System Restores Balance

Ayurveda works to rebalance health in coordination with mind-body energy. An Ayurvedic diet can address imbalances and optimize health and well-being. Start with these simple recipes. Read More » 

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Cold-Busters: Natural Remedies for Kids

Natural approaches and effective holistic home remedies for relieving cold and flu symptoms in children. Read More » 

Super-Immunity for Kids

Simple Ways to  Boost a Child’s Long-Term Healthby Lisa TurnerWe’d love it if our kids had fewer sick days away from school, but what if by ... Read More » 

Natural Home Remedies for Cold and Flu

Natural Home Remedies for Cold and Flu

Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) and influenza-like illness (ILI) typically peak in late fall through early spring. Home remedies ... Read More » 

Immunity Now

During flu season, a strong immune system is a person’s first line of defense against harmful bacteria and viruses. To boost immunity, enric... Read More » 


Catch Some Rays to Boost Gut Health

Evidence is emerging of a skin-gut axis that links UVB exposure to the microbiome, a finding that has implications for those suffering from autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Read More » 

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