From Ronit's Desk...
“A true teacher would never tell you what to do. But he would give you the knowledge with which you could decide what would be best for you to do.”
Russell Skinner, MD
With our world in the midst of a pandemic and our lives at an unprecedented halt, it’s no secret that many of us are experiencing stress like never before. Every day we are faced with new health issues and circumstances that many of us have never had to navigate before. While anxiety induced by these changes is normal, it’s important to remember that too much of it can have a negative impact on your immune system putting you at a greater risk for health issues.
The Impact of Stress on the Immune System
Stressed out? Lonely or depressed? Don't be surprised if you come down with “something”.
While we don’t know all of the implications of high stress on the body, we do have an understanding of some of them. Psychology Today states that “the brain and the immune system are in constant communication,” and that “this delicate balance...can be disrupted by any kind of physical and emotional stress.” Some believe that as many as 90% of diseases and illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer, have stress as a causative factor.
Ronit Mor, ND
Eggs are so incredibly nutritious that they're often called "nature's multivitamin." The nutrients in them are enough to turn a single cell into an entire baby chicken.
However, eggs have been demonized in the past because they contain a large amount of cholesterol, which was believed to increase the risk of heart disease.
But the truth is that despite being high in cholesterol, eggs don't really raise the bad cholesterol in the blood. In fact, eggs primarily raise the "good" cholesterol.
Ronit Mor, ND
Technically a legume, related to beans and peas, licorice has a rich and ancient history of use as a medicine, being rooted in Indian, Chinese, Greek and Egyptian traditions, alike. Its sweetness results from the presence of glycyrrhizin (or glycyrrhizic acid or glycyrrhizinic acid), a compound 30-50 times sweeter than sugar.
But glycyrrhizin’s properties go way beyond its sweetness; with over 1,500 published studies on the National Institutes of Health's US National Library of Medicine, it is also one of the most powerful antiviral compounds ever studied