The Gentle Integrative Care Blog

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

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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Myths and Facts About Boosting Your Immune System

There are a lot of theories on how to boost the immune system to ward off diseases, particularly in reference to cold and flu season, when people are most concerned with avoiding illness when everyone around them seems to be sick. But is there any truth in these...

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Stress and Your Immune System

What is stress? It could be that feeling you get when joyously acting on a project that is dear to you.  You have a surge in energy and vitality in the moment.  Your body quickly returns to baseline when you want to relax. OR Imagine you are driving to work. Suddenly...

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