The Gentle Integrative Care Blog

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can increase your wellness, infinitely...

8 Steps To Soothing Grief During The Holidays

The holidays are  a joyous time. Winter is almost here, the hot chocolate is flowing, the snow is still fresh and beautiful, and we have more time to spend celebrating. However, the holidays can also be a time of great difficulty, especially if we are grieving a loss....

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Unraveling The Mystery Of The Gut-Immune Connection

Autoimmune Disease When we take a look at the causes of autoimmune disease, the most influential piece of the puzzle is the community of organisms that live in our gut.  The gut is the largest area of our bodies that is in contact with the outside world. In fact, if...

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Essential Steps to Change

When we consider taking a new path for our health it can feel a bit exciting, uncomfortable and sometimes downright overwhelming. Have you ever gotten stuck because change seems a little too difficult? Here are some simple tips. Set a date – be sure that you pick a...

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Five Obstacles to a Healthy Immune System

The immune system is one of our most important allies in our journey toward health and wellness. It defends us from bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. It cleans up damage from injury and helps us heal. When it completes these tasks it goes back into a relative...

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Foods That Can Help Boost Your Immune System

A number of foods have been found to benefit the immune system in a range of ways. One group of foods is thought to reduce inflammation in the body, leading to less wear and tear on all your bodily systems, including your immune system. Adding anti-inflammatory foods...

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How Probiotics Can Help Your Immune System

By now, almost everyone has heard of probiotics, the active cultures in a range of dairy products such as yogurt, some cheeses and kefir, and in fermented foods such as miso, kimchi and sauerkraut. Most of these are tasty additions to our diet that can also help...

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