Your body’s best defense is your own immune system.

Cold War Probiotic Discovery Now a Weapon in American Cold & Flu War

Soviet Cold-War era Chief Health Minister and scientist, General Vsevolod Ogarkov, had no idea the fruits of his bio-warfare research program would be used by 21st century American doctors and patients for immune system support during the winter cold and flu season. Dr. Ogarkov’s team were the first researchers to successfully modify probiotics, also known […]

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Vacation Days are Here, but it’s Always Flu Season at 30,000 Feet

While most of us have made it through the worst of the seasonal bugs, it’s important to remember that aircraft cabins are year-round virus incubators. A 2006 study at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. confirmed that, like us, a microbe’s favored mode of travel is airplanes. Likewise, trains, buses, taxis and rental cars can be […]

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Feed the Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

Our immune systems are smart. When exposed to new viruses, our immune system learns to recognize and react to many different strains of the invaders. The system also remembers bugs it has seen before. But, we’re in a mobile society. Each year world travel brings new strains of germs and viruses home, forcing the immune […]

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Cold, flu and cough: Persistent symptoms and Del-Immune V®

Elin Ritchie, M.D. is a medical doctor trained in Canada at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. She graduated from medical school in 1992, and from a family practice residency program in 1994. She is a Board Certified member of the American College of Family Practice (ACFP). Dr. Ritchie currently practices integrative medicine in Taos, […]

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Innate and Adaptive Immunity: Essential for survival and good health

We know that frequent hand washing, containing a sneeze in a tissue, drinking plenty of water, getting adequate sleep and proper nutrition are all great ways to reduce our risk of contracting an illness. We can also reduce that risk by understanding a bit more about the human immune response. Within our immune systems, there […]

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