Fever is one of our body's most basic ways of protecting us from harmful viruses and bacteria. My family embraces natural fevers and we even intentionally give ourselves fevers at home with our infrared sauna or hot baths when we're fighting off viral illnesses like colds and flu, or battling … [Read more...] about Why & How to Give Yourself a Fever
Easy Probiotic Fermented Carrots
Delicious and easy Probiotic Fermented Carrots. Cultured and fermented foods are rich in probiotics, which are essential to gut health and proper immune function. Of all the fermented foods I've made, these carrots are one of the fastest and best tasting, plus they're 75% cheaper than store … [Read more...] about Easy Probiotic Fermented Carrots
Colostrum Supplements: Benefits, best brands, dosing, + more!
Support immune function and gut health with colostrum supplements - learn what the research says, best brands, common doses, and my incredible personal experience using colostrum in my own family! I've been using colostrum more and more in my home and with my clients and, the more I use it, … [Read more...] about Colostrum Supplements: Benefits, best brands, dosing, + more!
How to Fight Cold and Flu Naturally
I'm sharing some of my top tips to help you and your kids fight cold, flu, and respiratory viruses naturally, including foods, supplements, essential oils, and other products to help boost your immune system and stay healthy! Cold and flu season is upon us again. Today I’m passing along my top … [Read more...] about How to Fight Cold and Flu Naturally
Why Are So Many Women Getting Autoimmune Diseases? (Autoimmunity Series: Part 1)
Women are 3.5 times more likely than men to get autoimmune disease...but why? Learn which autoimmune conditions are most common in women and five possible reasons for the gender bias, based on the scientific research. Note from Dena: This post was co- written with Sarah Kaufman, Dietetic … [Read more...] about Why Are So Many Women Getting Autoimmune Diseases? (Autoimmunity Series: Part 1)
Easy Elderberry Syrup Recipe (with step by step instructions)
Homemade elderberry syrup is so easy to make, plus it's 30-50% cheaper than store bought, and works better too! Elderberry syrup, cough drops, and gummies have become a popular natural method of fighting off cold and flu in recent years, and with good reason - they work! Making your own … [Read more...] about Easy Elderberry Syrup Recipe (with step by step instructions)
Immune Boosting Elderberry Green Smoothie
We've had a fairly healthy year so far, with only a handful of viral colds. We're certain that my homemade elderberry syrup ("Mombucus" ) helps us get over colds and flu much faster (the science agrees, by the way), so we keep it flowing all winter long! Fortunately, my kids enjoy … [Read more...] about Immune Boosting Elderberry Green Smoothie
Elderberry Juice Pops
Summer isn't peak season for cold and flu, but getting sick during the warm months does happen. Our usually healthy family has battled a string of viruses these past couple of months, with an ER visit for the toddler last week. The shock of hearing my not-quite-2-year-old gasping for air in … [Read more...] about Elderberry Juice Pops