Doesn’t it seem a cruel irony that the holiday season corresponds with cold and flu season? As the weather gets colder and the twinkle lights come out, we’re all hoping our immune systems are ready to fight the airborne assault of germs headed our way. Compounding the problem is all our indoor time without fresh air and the germy surfaces we touch (ticket counters, airplanes, rental cars and escalators at shopping malls). While there’s no way to guarantee you’ll feel fantastic on Christmas morning, there are things you can do to give your immune system a fighting chance. Continue reading “A Happy, Healthy Holiday in 5 Steps”
“An estimated 50 percent of Americans now have a vitamin D deficiency,” according to Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. Continue reading “Prevent Winter From Freezing You Out of Vitamin D”
While the thought of Jack Frost nipping at your nose may sound sweet, the cold, dry months of winter can damage to your skin. And much like winterizing your house and car, you should take the same diligence with your skin.
On a blustery, cold winter day, a cozy cup of hot coffee or tea can be just what the doctor ordered to warm you up — and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The benefits are sipped whether you prefer caffeinated or decaf coffee or tea. Continue reading “Pinkies Up to Reduce Diabetes Risk”