• Astragalus: Boosting Your Immune System the Natural Way

    8 days ago - By Mercola

    By Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Astragalus, or Astragalus membranaceus, is an herb that has been utilized in Traditional Chinese medicine for centuries prior to its introduction to the Western world. The astragalus plant originated in China and is native to the northern provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan. 1
    In China, the herb is called different names, including Huang Qi and Hwanqqi, depending on the region where it is normally harvested. It's also called the "yellow leader," a direct translation of its Chinese names. 2 The herb earned this title because of the distinct yellow color of its root, the...
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  • 7 Drinks to Boost Your Immune System

    7 Drinks to Boost Your Immune System

    8 days ago - By Mark's Daily Apple

    It's that time of year again: cold and flu season. Your immune system is a powerful, multi-tiered network of organs and cells that protects you against foreign, deleterious microbes-and it will be working overtime to keep up with all the viruses and bacteria that circulate more readily during colder seasons.
    A healthy overall lifestyle provides the ultimate foundation for healthy immune function, but there are also natural, delicious “supplemental” ways to shore up your body's defense system. Each of the following seven drinks contains potent nutrients your immune system needs to keep you...
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