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How the Immune System Functions by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph

How the Immune System Functions by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph

The purpose of the immune system is to keep infectious microbes such as dangerous bacteria, viruses, parasites and yeasts, out of the body, and to destroy any infectious microorganisms that do invade the body hopefully before they have time to cause infection and disease. Immune […]

New Study: Selenium, a Mineral, May Protect Us from Liver Cancer

New Study: Selenium, a Mineral, May Protect Us from Liver Cancer

The risk of developing liver cancer is significantly higher for people who have low levels of selenium in their blood, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Studies show that selenium has strong antioxidant properties due to it’s effect […]

The Benefits of Green Tea by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph

The Benefits of Green Tea by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph

Jerry Hickey is a pharmacist and radio personality and fills the esteemed role of Scientific Director and President of Invite Health. He has spent his professional life analyzing nutritional information and medical studies with the aim of creating the highest quality and most natural nutraceuticals […]

6 Flu-Fighting Foods You Should Eat this Season

6 Flu-Fighting Foods You Should Eat this Season

Photo by Rex Pickar on Unsplash With so many people coming down with the flu this time of year, we’re all trying everything we can to fight off the nasty virus. Of course, getting the flu shot is highly recommended, especially for the elderly, pregnant […]

Flu Shots Highly Recommended for Pregnant Women by Experts

Flu Shots Highly Recommended for Pregnant Women by Experts

Photo by Michalina on Unsplash Opinions on the flu vaccine are still divided, but certain populations are encouraged to get vaccinated this fall, especially pregnant women. Experts encourage all expectant mothers to get a flu shot, and if any flu-like symptoms arise, they should seek […]

Back-to-School: Preventing Germs in the Classroom

Back-to-School: Preventing Germs in the Classroom

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash When kids go back to school in the fall, the abundance of germs comes back, too. All it takes is one cough or sneeze in the classroom for the whole class to catch a cold! Besides sitting next to […]