4 Surprising Facts About the Flu Vaccine

If you’ve been following the news lately, you know there’s been a lot of concern surrounding vaccines. Should parents have the choice of deciding whether or not their children receive vaccinations? Do adults have the right to deny vaccines for themselves? While this article is going to focus on some of the facts you may … Continue reading 4 Surprising Facts About the Flu Vaccine

New Study Suggests Vitamin D is Better than Vaccines at Preventing Flu

The Times of London recently published an article covering the effects of Vitamin D in children as a flu preventative [1]. Researchers at Japan’s Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo conducted the double blind, fully randomized study during the 2008-2009 winter season [2]. All said, 354 children whom participated in the study were administered 1200 IUs … Continue reading New Study Suggests Vitamin D is Better than Vaccines at Preventing Flu

3 Elderberry Benefits to Boost Your Wellness

Elderberry, scientific name Sambucus nigra, comes from the elder tree, which is native to Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. It also grows across the United States and Canada. Many cultures have appreciated and relied on the elder tree for everything from musical instruments to food and medicine. In medieval Europe, the elder tree was … Continue reading 3 Elderberry Benefits to Boost Your Wellness

Will Onions Help Fight the Flu?

What centuries of grandmothers have instinctively known is now being confirmed by everyone from modern scientists to naturopathic doctors. Onions may have the ability to ward off and relieve symptoms of the common flu. And in a world where, according to the CDC, many Americans get the flu every year, the simple method of boiling … Continue reading Will Onions Help Fight the Flu?

Winter Wellness: How to Stay Healthy During Winter

Winter is a busy, festive time of year. It’s also a time when more people tend to get sick. What exactly is it about this time of year that encourages aches and sniffles? “Catching a chill” has long been suspected as a cause of winter ailments and, for just as long, has been dismissed as … Continue reading Winter Wellness: How to Stay Healthy During Winter