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Is It Feed or Starve?

Remember the saying  “feed a cold, starve a fever” ? As it turns out, nutrients are key to both situations given nutrients provide extra healing energy to fight illness. The digestive process through consumption of food can generate heat and provide nutrients that can also help inhibit replication of a cold virus.  Research has shown that viruses replicate faster in colder conditions. So it can be easier for you to get your nutrient rich vitamins through diet in the scenario of a cold virus without a fever.With a fever, your body is already warm, doing what nature has enabled your immune systems to do, fight off the virus with your own heat! This heat also increases your caloric burn.  Unfortunately, a fever generally also comes...

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Stress and Vitamin C, The Important Connection

When your adrenal glands become exhausted so will you. After all, your adrenal glands help you deal with stress.  They are very vulnerable to fatigue given they are responsible for your fight-or-flight response. Generally the more stress you have in your life, the more vitamin C your adrenal glands will need to operate effectively. 

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