An East-West approach to immune health

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The overall health of our immune system reflects how our inner and outer environments interact every day. Even though we can be making healthy decisions to the best of our ability, we are still confronted with battling the toxic burden from everyday life. With the increasing toxicity on the planet through air pollution, contaminated soils, and persistent pesticides, there is, as a result, more dysfunction in peoples’ bodies.

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Why should I take zinc?

We typically find zinc lozenges in the cold and flu aisle at our local grocery store, and for good reason. Zinc is a nutrient found throughout our bodies that helps our immune system and metabolism function. It is also important to wound healing and our sense of taste and smell.

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Do you know all these vitamin C benefits?

Our bodies don’t make vitamin C, but we need it for immune function, bone structure, iron absorption, and healthy skin. It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach. While it’s common to try to get your vitamin C benefits from foods, many people also turn to supplements to meet their needs.

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Healthy smoothies without fresh fruit and veggies

In a perfect world we’d all have easy access to fresh fruit and vegetables. While food inequality has always been a global issue, and a pressing one at that, obtaining healthy food became a concern for many Americans seemingly overnight. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life as we previously knew it, making a simple trip to the grocery store a time-consuming and stressful event, if you’re healthy enough to go in person.

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