Is ginseng good for immune system?

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American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) grows mainly in North America (Wisconsin and Canada). Native American tribes used the root as a stimulant and to treat headaches, fever, indigestion, and infertility. American ginseng had becomeone of the most popular food/herb in China since middle of 17 century. Today, 70-80% harvested American ginseng is exported to China each year.   "Chinese people believe that regular consumption of this root can strengthen the body, increase the energy, resist fatigue, and prevent illness."   They also use it as anti-aging food because it can help reduce joints pain and muscle stiffness as well as improve...

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Women's Health Supplements

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By Bren Boston MD I would like to impart some tips on how women can support their health.  Women often wear many hats including taking care of the health of everyone who lives under their roof.  In this feat of daily multitasking, sometimes women prioritize their loved ones’ health over their own. Let us remind ourselves that we deserve to dedicate time and effort to our own health. One way to show yourself self-love and respect is to make the effort to prepare healthy meals. If you follow Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid, you will notice that in addition to a diet that...

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The Magic of Intermittent Fasting

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Intermittent fasting can promote diversity of gut bacteria, which can lead to positive brain/mood changes and better sugar balancing. But what exactly is intermittent fasting and how does it work to improve gut health? Yes, it is true. Similarly, to many “new ideas” in modern day, intermittent fasting is not new. What is new today being why people chose to do it. In fact, humans have intermittently fasted throughout our evolution. Whether it was because food was not available or as part of major a religious practice such as Islam, Christianity and Buddhism, intermittent fasting is as old as eating itself. And to go further...

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Sugar Baby – My Journey with Gestational Diabetes

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By Bren Boston, MD I was 32 years old and in my first job after my Pain Fellowship.   I was pregnant for the first time and didn’t have any pregnant friends to learn the ropes from – so it was all learning from books for me.  I remembered that some people develop a type of high blood sugar during their pregnancy called Gestational Diabetes.  From my rusty OB/Gyn textbook learning back in medical school, I thought most people who developed Gestational Diabetes during pregnancy already had risk factors for metabolic syndrome (overweight, sedentary, prediabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, or family...

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Stop Middle Age Weight Gain

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These are my 8 Tips to help you stop menopause weight gain. Estrogen deficiency, the state we find ourselves in once we are in menopause, is associated with insulin resistance and mid center weight gain. Even without changing our exercise routine or diet, women face an increased risk of weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease, just by going through the normal stages of aging.  For us women, it can feel that we have lost all control of our bodies. It is my mission to inform all women on the tips and tricks so they can navigate the aging process in...

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