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7 Must-have Remedies for Cold & Flu Season

MUST-HAVES 1. Gan Mao Ling Key Uses: Early stage cold w runny nose, sneezing. Use at first sign of cold. Where to buy: Health food store, my office Dosage: 4-6 pills every 3 hrs for first 2 days; then 4-6 pills 3x/day for 2-3 days The skinny: GML is what’s called a ‘Patent Formula’, meaning […]

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Top 5 Immune System Killers

#1. Sleep According to a 2008 article on sleep in Scientific American, the average American runs a sleep deficit of one hour per night for a combined total of two weeks per year! In a separate study, published by the European Journal of Physiology, going into sleep debt can have significant consequences. In the conclusion […]

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Top 5 Herbs to Boost Immunity

Cold and flu season is upon us, which means that in the next 3-4 months, most of you will experience the frustrating muscle aches, fevers, runny nose, and coughing a cold or flu brings each year. Herbs too, suffer from bacterial and viral infections, and have developed some unique ways for preventing infection and staying […]

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Herbal Spotlight: Echinacea

There’s been a lot of controversy about Echinacea over the years, so I’m here to dispel the myths and tell you how to get the most out of this remarkable herb. Echinacea has many beneficial properties including its ability to optimize the function of white blood cells that ‘digest’ foreign particles. It also has anti-inflammatory […]

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Summer Travel Survival

If you’re flying this summer, you probably know a few tricks to make your flight more comfortable like traveling in economy plus, using noise-cancelling headphones, and bringing an iPad full of your favorite shows. Staying healthy in the germ-filled airplane environment, however, is another challenge altogether. When I travel, there are a few items I […]

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