Many researchers believe that reactivation of infectious mononucleosis by the SARS-CoV-2 virus may be responsible for long Covid. How can this viral disease – which is spread by saliva and causes fatigue, sore throat and fever – be treated naturally?
This winter, we’re facing a particularly virulent triple epidemic of respiratory viruses. How can you tell these various illnesses apart, and how can you prevent and treat them?
We’re often told to expose our skin to the sun for 20-30 minutes a day to ensure we get enough vitamin D, but can this be done from behind a window?
Scratchy, dry, burning: a raging sore throat feels relentlessly painful. Here are 10 tips and substances to help make it go away.
Though you may not realise it, certain foods could be weakening your immune system. Here’s a list of these 6 offending foods – as well as a list of the ‘good guys’ that actually support your immune defences.
Can you name 5 plants that help support the body’s defences? If the answer is no, get up to speed now with our list of plants known to benefit the immune system.
Every year, the arrival of spring triggers a wave of hay fever, the allergy to pollen that gives rise to rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. Here’s our lowdown on the natural methods and supplements you need to combat seasonal allergies.
Advances in scientific research are revealing the mysteries of astragalus. Discover just what this medicinal plant can do for you.
“Don’t go out dressed like that – you’ll catch cold”. We’ve all heard – and even repeated - this advice, but is cold weather really responsible for winter ailments?
Do you regularly suffer from a dry or productive cough, occasionally or persistently, daytime or night-time? Here are 7 natural cough remedies, excellent for supporting your respiratory health.
Though they are both products of the beehive, honey and royal jelly are very different, both in how they are used and in their composition. How do bees produce them? What are their benefits for health?
Discover how the body’s immune system works, and the 5 most effective supplements for helping to maintain this vital, natural shield.
Often referred to as a ‘miracle algae’, spirulina is a superfood highly recommended by the WHO. But what exactly is it? What benefits does it offer and how much do you need?
Taking optimal care of your natural defences begins as soon as you jump out of bed! Adopt this healthy routine to help boost your immunity.
Neem, or margosa, is a renowned Indian tree, the Sanskrit name of which - ‘nimba’ - means ‘to give good health’. Does it genuinely benefit the immune system and how can you get the most out of it?
Zinc is known to be excellent for the immune system. Discover the ten best dietary sources of this trace-element. Can you guess which food takes the top spot?
Produced by bees to protect the hive from the cold and diseases, propolis is a veritable treasure trove of beneficial compounds. Discover its secrets and how to get the most out of it.
We’ve all heard of ginseng, the no. 1 ingredient in the Asian pharmacopoeia. But how is the word pronounced, what are the many health benefits associated with this plant and what accounts for them?
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has compiled a list of vitamins that support normal immune system function. Discover these 6 unquestionably effective vitamins, and the foods that contain them.
Do you know which three minerals best support normal immune system function, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)? Discover how these minerals work and which foods contain them.
Many people complain of always feeling tired and lacking in energy. Here’s a list of anti-fatigue foods to help restore your vitality.
It’s the king of the vitamins: vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid. Here we explore 10 of the best vitamin C-rich foods and how to make the most of their benefits.
Vitamin A is key among those vitamins considered essential for health. Here are our recommendations for ensuring an adequate intake.
For the first one or two days of life, a new-born baby’s nutrition normally comes from colostrum, the first - and highly immunostimulant - form of mother’s milk. How, as adults, can we rediscover the benefits of this exceptional substance?
Rich in bioactive compounds, mushrooms have been consumed for food and used medicinally for thousands of years. Read on to discover 5 medicinal mushrooms that can really boost your immune system.
SuperSmart interviewed Lisa Salis, an expert in naturopathy and nutrition. Using video-conferencing, the qualified therapist offered her advice on how to get through this period and, quite simply, how to live better.
Coenzyme Q10 is recognised for reducing hypertension and heart problems … but it has other benefits too. Read on to find out how this essential compound can help you stimulate your immune defences.
Eating well is essential for improving your immunity. Follow our brief dietary guide for a tip-top immune system!
In these rather peculiar times, many of us are turning our attention to natural ingredients that can help boost our immunity. One substance often highlighted in this regard is quercetin. What exactly is it, what benefits does it offer and where is it found?
Here we explore the mysteries of our immune system and what we need to do to boost our immune defences.
Colds, flu and gastroenteritis are not inevitable! You can minimise your risk by following this simple and effective advice.
Why does the risk of infection increase in the colder months? How can we protect ourselves? Read on to find out how to avoid falling ill this winter.
Beehive products have been growing in popularity over the last few years. Read on to find out more about the positive effects of honey, royal jelly and propolis.
At the centre of a recent global public health crisis, salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, raises considerable concern and uncertainties...
They may be microscopic but dust mites are a huge problem for those who are allergic to them. Fortunately, there are a number of measures you can take to prevent, relieve and fight these allergic reactions.
Often disliked for their distinctive taste, cabbages are nonetheless an excellent choice for the winter months. They boast an exceptional nutritional composition and offer beneficial properties for protecting the body.
Sneezing, coughing, streaming eyes … seasonal allergies blight the lives of around 36 million Americans, and incidence has been rising in recent years. What steps can be taken to relieve the symptoms? Read on to find out.
So what exactly is this fungus? What risks does it present? How can we prevent infection? What can we do to get rid of it? Read on for a summary of everything you need to know about Candida albicans.