Blog by Kate Vazquez
Should You Get the Flu Shot (vaccine)?

Should You Get the Flu Shot (vaccine)?

I get commonly asked this question and my response is that this is your personal decision but I do want to educate you about the flu vaccine before you make your decision.  When you get the vaccine, it takes 2 weeks for your body to build up immunity. This suppresses...

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Benefits of Elderberry

Benefits of Elderberry

Did you know that elderberry can help fight and protect against the flu? It boosts the immune system and has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidants properties. A study showed when taking 15 mL four times daily x5 days, it shortened the duration of the flu by 4...

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Do Antibiotics Treat Flu?

Do Antibiotics Treat Flu?

dThe flu season is upon us! Are you ready? According to the CDC, 5 to 20% of the US population will get the flu every year. The flu is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. When diagnosed with the flu, adults and kids are sometimes prescribed...

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How to Prevent the Flu

How to Prevent the Flu

Flu season typically starts in October, peaks Dec-Feb and lasts until as late as May. However, you can catch the flu year round. The key is to support the immune system to help you prevent and fight the flu. How can you prevent the flu?  Vitamin D. Get your vitamin D...

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Beta Carotene and Breast Cancer

Beta Carotene and Breast Cancer

Eat your beta-carotene! Did you know that beta-carotene can decrease breast cancer risk? Caroteniods are antioxidants such as alpha & beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene that are found in yellow, orange, and green colored fruits and vegetables. ...

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Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen Dominance

Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance I’m seeing a common occurrence of women having estrogen dominance due to a lower level of progesterone, with or without higher levels of estrogen. Estrogen dominance occurs from inflammatory foods, constipation, stress, and exposure to...

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Iodine Deficiency and Breast Cancer

Iodine Deficiency and Breast Cancer

Did you know that iodine deficiency can increase the risk of breast cancer? Even though salt has been iodized, most people tend to have low or low normal levels of iodine which is not optimal. Iodized salt only contains 45mcg and the recommended daily intake is...

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5 Steps to Reduce Breast Cancer

5 Steps to Reduce Breast Cancer

There has been estimated about 268,600 cases of breast cancer in women and about 2,670 cases in men this year. Only 5-10% of breast cancer is due to genetics because it has been found that environmental and lifestyle factors play a huge role in the other +90% of...

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Plants Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

Plants Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

Can you reduce your risk of breast cancer with plant foods? According for the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), those who are preventing and have survived breast cancer can reduce their risk of breast cancer by consuming a plant based lifestyle. Studies...

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