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Boosting the Immune System: The Cold and Flu Season

Boosting the Immune System: The Cold and Flu SeasonBy Dr. Mao Shing Ni

It is wintertime and we are in the height of the flu and cold season. The old adage that prevention is the best cure is true; therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you give your immune system a boost. A healthy immune system will ward off cancer, infections, and degenerative illness.

Here are some strategies for staying healthy and stimulating your immune system: More...

Visit Tao of Wellness: Awarded Best of the Best Acupuncture Clinic on the Dr. Oz Show

Change Your Mood With Food

Change Your Mood With FoodBy Frances Lam L.Ac., TCM Clinical Nutritionist

The foods you eat can have a powerful effect on your mood. Serotonin, sometimes called the happy chemical, contributes to feeling comfortable, healthy, and happy. Roughly 90% of the serotonin in our body is found in the gastrointestinal tract where it regulates digestive motility. The brain, central nervous system and blood platelets are other areas in which serotonin can be found.
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Ask Dr. MaoQ: I have osteoporosis. What are the best natural treatments to strengthen my bones?

A: Scientific studies indicate that calcium supplements can help prevent and slow osteoporosis. Calcium supplementation at the recommended doses appears to be able to reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women in every bone site except the spine.

You need vitamin D, as well, because the body cannot absorb calcium without it. Research shows that adding various trace minerals—such as zinc, copper, and manganese—to the calcium and vitamin D seems to further improvement. Essential fatty acids, such as fish oil and GLA from evening primrose oil, may also enhance the effect of calcium. Additionally, it is a good idea to take a multi-mineral supplement because calcium competes with the absorption of other minerals. More...


 
 

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