Category Archives: Immunity

Don’t overlook Olive Leaf for nutrition, inflammation, blood sugar & immune support.

If you know about olive leaf, most likely you have heard of it as a natural supplement for treating Candida, and supporting the immune system. Oleuropein, is the component of olive leaf that has been shown to fight against a wide variety of  bacteria, yeasts, and fungus. To take this a step further, within the oleuropin, there is a compound called elenolic acid that loves to breakdown viruses. Calcium eleolate, one form of elenolic acid, is keen to fight bacteria and parasites.

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What to look for when buying Resveratrol.

Although resveratrol occurs naturally in grapes (especially Muscadine), nuts and other fruits, buying resveratrol as a supplement means that it is extracted from the herb Polygonum cuspidatum. The resveratrol from Polygonum cuspidatum is just like that of grapes and other sources of resveratrol, but unfortunately, Polygonum cuspidatum is known to be a toxic herb when consumed over time.

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Electricity and Healing

Electricity has been used in medicine since the days of the Romans. Electric torpedo fish were used for pain relief. Later, the electrostatic violet ray invented by Nikola Tesla, took the place of the fish. Nikola Tesla was the great genius who observed that high frequency electricity had significant benefits for health.

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You are drinking the wrong wine!

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There are practices in wine making that I had no idea about. Although I really like it, I’m not an everyday wine drinker like some of my friends. I have always been interested in the health benefits, as well as the historical and spiritual benefits. My perception of wine making was always a natural one – a vineyard of rolling hills, hand picked and foot squished grapes, and farmhouses filled with oak barrels of fermenting grape juice.

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Should you eat nuts and seeds?

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Raw, organic nuts (make sure they are raw and organic!) are a great source of healthy, unsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and plant sterols. Many doctors will recommend nuts as a heart healthy snack food, as evidence has shown that people who eat nuts and seeds have higher overall health, are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular issues, and have less incidence of diabetes.

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PEMF is a Pulsed Electromagnetic Field and it’s good for your health

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Get ready, this is a longer post than we usually do, but most people have not heard of PEMF. We hadn’t either until recently. We are amazed at what we have learned, and excited to share this therapy. PEMF stands for Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field. A PEMF device sends a magnetic pulse that emits a three dimensional magnetic field into the body. This helps to re-energize the cells by inducing electrical changes within them, which restores the cells to a more normal and healthier state.

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When bad foods become really bad

Making decisions about what foods to consume when it comes to our health, can be very simple, yet extremely complicated at the same time. We know the bad foods for obvious reasons, but often times there is more to the story. Knowing the really good foods from the really bad foods becomes especially important when choosing foods for specific reasons like disease prevention, or treatment.

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Fungus IS among us! Do you care?

Our goal here at SW is to give you important information on health and wellness that is more than just the “basics”, but that doesn’t overwhelm the reader with so much science that it loses the impact of importance. We hope to provide a jumping off point into a healthier lifestyle. This post will be a great example of what we mean as we introduce you to the concept of fungus and ill health.

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Tight Junctions. Get in the know!

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The brain-gut connection is no longer folklore. The gut is a viable second brain that links digestion, mood, health, and thought processes. Discover a revolutionary new understanding of tight junctions, the connection between two adjacent cells that are so close the space is almost non-existent. These junctions are how cells communicate and can be the biggest connections or disconnections of the mind-body/brain-gut relationship.

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Antioxidants and ORAC Value explained

What is the capacity of your diet to absorb free radicals and prevent oxidation in your body? It’s probably pretty good if  you are eating foods with a high ORAC value. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. This is all fancy talk for antioxidants, a term you are probably more familiar with.

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Cold sore remedies found at the health food store

If you are prone to the dreaded cold sore, below is a shopping list of supplements you may want to look into that can really help discourage the appearance, and/or support the disappearance of them. These supplements can be taken all year long or as needed seasonally.

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The cabbage family and your health

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Considered one of the most ancient common vegetables, cabbage is also one of the most economical and healthiest vegetables today. Although cabbage is technically a biennial herb of the mustard family, centuries of cultivation have produced other forms of the cabbage family that we are familiar with such as kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.

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Cartilage, collagen, and chondrocytes.

Let’s have a quick lesson on joint health and cartilage to help keep away the pain and stiffness commonly associated with aging.

Cartilage building cells are called chondrocytes. As we age, chondrocyte activity slows down and eventually fails to adequately compensate for the daily wear and tear placed on the joint. But don’t let that discourage you, and don’t give up on your joints!

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Bone broth explanation and recipe

Have you jumped on the bone broth bandwagon? Bone broth has become trendy and popular in food circles lately, but you may be surprised to learn that this food has traditionally been used as a health tonic for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, and other cultures.

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What is an Alkaline Diet? Nicole describes in her own words:

Have you heard the word alkaline often? I have been hearing it more and more. I’ve seen the same massage therapist since I was 14 years old who is also a Naturopathic Physician (so I get lots of great advice when getting a massage!). She has always spoke about the body being alkalized and how she believes that prevents cancer in her opinion. I felt that I had a pretty alkalized diet (lots of greens, not much meat, no sugar or caffeine) so I was on the right track there. That’s about all I knew!

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