Whooping cough cases are cropping up. It’s a highly contagious disease, so that pretty much guarantees more. Whooping cough is dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, especially children, so working together to stop the outbreak is essential.

Caused by the virus pertussis, whooping cough is preventable by vaccine. Since the pertussis vaccine wears out over time, a booster is strongly recommended (it’s often paired with boosters for tetanus and diphtheria, which are also serious diseases). When adults get the boosters at regular intervals, they get protection while simultaneously protecting the weakest people around them. Read more about whooping cough…

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Don’t struggle through winter with a runny nose at every cold snap and a reactive sneeze every time the heater kicks on, make sure that you’re prepared for it all with a Sinus Flooding Kit. There’s a lot that can make your nose and deep sinuses react and fill with mucus, making it hard to sleep, focus, or just present yourself.

A Sinus Flooding Kit contains everything you need to do a deep soak and clean of your sinuses out: colloidal silver, a nose bulb, and some xylitol to adjust the pH for comfort (plus instructions on how to put it all together). Thick congestion can be hard to get out with a daily rinse or blow, but a deep soak (or two if there’s infection) can loosen and remove the congestion and restore comfort. Read more about sinus floods…

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All over the world, nano silver is researched as a possible alternative to antibiotics. One related discovery? Silver nanoparticles are particularly effective against the types of bacteria that form biofilms.

Bacteria that are able to form biofilms are harder to kill and fight (like staph). They’re also more likely to develop antibiotic resistance (thus, MRSA, or Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus). In the study, both were tested against silver nanoparticles.Quasi-silver shaped silver nanoparticles showed significant antibiofilm activity, while being non-toxic to other cells. In other words, it’s worth a lot of further research into how it might help counter antibiotic resistance, and defeat some of our toughest, most common bacteria. Read more about silver…

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Spirulina is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Low in calories but high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, spirulina is a true superfood (it’s even used by astronauts) and is especially useful for vegetarians and those who need more iron in their diet. A great way to get spirulina is Blu-Lina Organic Spirulina.

Start with the high protein content: it’s made up of essential amino acids, and is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acid, and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which is normally hard to find in food, leaving the body to make it. Make things easier on yourself by getting a little GLA in your diet. Read more about Spirulina…

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With everything it turns out that your good gut bacteria (probiotcs) are responsible for, it’s no surprise that it also plays a heavy part in immune system function.

Your gut, like other parts of your body, is full of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes, and if you’re in good health, most of those are beneficial. At the most basic level, having good gut bacteria means a layer of protection against invading pathogens; there’s already bacteria there to crowd out and fight off invaders. Those bacteria even help with digestion. Recently, study after study is peeling back ways that your gut bacteria (and now the good viruses that may live there, too) are influencing other parts of the body, from the brain (your mood), heart health, weight, and more. Read more about gut health…

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