6 Steps to Strengthen Your Immune System | SparkPeople

Vitamin C-rich foods, like citrus fruit and broccoli
Vitamin E-rich foods, like nuts and whole grains
Zinc-rich foods, like beans, turkey, crab, oysters, and beef
Bioflavanoids, which are found in fruits and vegetables
Selenium-rich foods, like chicken, whole grains, tuna, eggs, sunflower seeds, and brown rice
Carotenoid-rich foods, like carrots and yams
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in nuts, salmon, tuna, mackerel, flaxseed oil and hempseed oil.

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Your Immune System And The Flu, Part 2 | Barron's Natural Health News

Oil of Wild Mountain Oregano
Oil of oregano is antiviral, antibacterial, anti fungal, and anti parasitic. It also has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The key components, the isomeric phenols, in dilutions as low as 1 to 50,000, destroy a wide range of pathogens, including: Candida albicans, Aspergillus mold, Staphylococcus, Campylobacter, Klebsiella, E.coli, Giardia, Pseudomonas, and Proteus. Another phenol constituent, thymol, actually helps boosts the immune system.

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Strengthen Your Immune System And Fight Colds, Infections, Flu & Cancer | Barron's Natural Health News

Avoid Sugar—research shows that white blood cells have a decreased ability to engulf bacteria when exposed to high levels of sugar, thus suppressing your immune system and your ability to fight infection

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6 Immunity-Boosting Tips to Stay Cold-Free

People who exercised at least five days a week had 43 percent fewer days with a cold during the fall and winter than those who broke a sweat less often, according to a study from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. That’s because during exercise and for three hours afterward, your body steps up the production of important germ-fighting cells called neutrophils. “Every time you work out, you’re protecting yourself against getting sick,” says study author David Nieman. Aim for two and a half hours of moderate physical activity weekly, such as doing your favorite workout DVD or walking.

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Our Shared Fears & 5 Ways to Overcome Them

“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” ~Isabel Allende

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3 Tools to Help You Crush Your Fears

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” ~Pema Chodron

Though there are many events outside of our control, we do have the power to change our own lives. So what’s stopping us?

In a word: fear.

Fear is a great survival instinct. It helped our ancestors survive the rigors of daily life. But nowadays, fear holds us back from achieving what we want to achieve.

My Story

I grew up living in fear. In school, I tried to win the approval of other people by letting them bully me. I was terrified of being disliked, and this constantly worked against me.

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Afraid to Take a Chance? | Psychology Today

This is the thing about taking chances. By definition, taking a chance means not being in control. Reasonable chances offer reasonable amounts of control. Risky chances offer far less control. But of course, the paradox is that not taking chances doesn’t actually give us more control at all. It just keeps us from getting what we want

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