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Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional

Des Moines, Iowa
I live in the Des Moines area. I'm a nutrition communicator, and run a blog called Balanced Immune Health.com. The blog is about new findings on immune health, and how immune balance, rather than "boost" is a key to overall long term health. Immune balance means the human immune system,... Full Bio
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On drought, water and immune health. by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We’re finally at the end of a long summer of drought. It’s hit our farming neighbors hard. The lack of water makes me think more about water from time to time. Did you kno ... Read on »
Immune balance at the heart of the matter by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The heart health/immune balance story keeps growing. A while back I wrote about inflammation and heart health. My post was based on a some new thoughts shared by a leading ... Read on »
An intriguing immune balance development: Autism as an immune-driven condition by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A New York times piece this past week discusses the possibility of continuous inflammation–the result of an unbalanced aggressive immune function – as a potential contribu ... Read on »
A simple solution to the Superbug? by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Who woulda thunk it? After years of grappling with various antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” Vitamin B could be a big weapon.  ”In laboratory tests with mice and human blo ... Read on »
Immune balance: So what has changed over the years? by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I now have nearly four years of taking EpiCor under my belt:  four years of taking a 500 mg EpiCor capsule nearly every day. (Full disclosure: this blog is supported by Ep ... Read on »
Warning in the U.K. on echinacea by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The British version of the FDA - The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency – has issued some guidance about echinacea in that country. The warning says that ... Read on »
Remember this immune health word: Inflammaging by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Dr. Stuart Reeves, head of R&D and Embria Health Sciences in the Des Moines area, has coined a new term: Inflammaging. Stuart Reeves, Ph.D. The abstract describing ... Read on »
Swine flu and the state of a fair by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Going to the state fair this year? I’ve been to the Iowa State fair twice this past week. Probably going for a third time to see one of the classic rocks bands  from the 7 ... Read on »
Some Olympians tout gluten-free eating. Is that healthy? by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Novak Djokovic touts it. Some Olympic athletes tout it. It is a gluten-free diet. While it’s questionable as to whether he  has celiac disease or may just have some ... Read on »
Immune balance in babies: Another drug or natural immune development? by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Scientists think they may have identified a cell–transforming growth factor beta or TGF-B–which gives out signals that inhibit cell communication needed to produce natural ... Read on »
Brains and guts: We are “only 1% human?????” by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A new study puts forth a ton of new findings–and implications–about the role of gut bacteria in brain function and development. This is of particular interest to me becaus ... Read on »
Stress is good? by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Without stress, you turn dumber and sicker. Say what??  That plus a few other conclusions about the role of stress as a factor in keeping people healthy and living longer ... Read on »
A bike ride across Iowa brings out the best in the immune balance story by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Every year in July, the Des Moines Register newspaper puts on the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI. The ride started 40 years ago, with just a few ... Read on »
When swallowing a capsule won’t work: There are still more ways to get immune balance... by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A business colleague of mine tried taking EpiCor capsules several weeks ago to see how his allergy symptoms responded. After a few days, he said his allergy symptoms had d ... Read on »
How “smart” is your immune system? by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Scientists have long known about the cat and mouse games that viruses, bacteria and immune cells play with each other. How they play that game and how they get “equipped” ... Read on »
Wow. Here’s a picture of pollen. by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living People with seasonal allergies have them because their immune system mistakes pollen as an intruder and attacks, eventually releasing histamines into the system, resulting ... Read on »
No sleep? Your immune system takes a “physical” pounding. by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was out late last night. Saturday night. I got about 5 hours sleep before I got up today. Not enough. The best thing I could probably do today is take a 3-hour nap, and ... Read on »
Another immune balance hygiene hypothesis finding this week: babies exposed to dogs are healthier... by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The “hygiene hypothesis” proffers that infants and toddlers exposed to basic bacteria and dust/dander/pollen in their home environment may end up with a much healthier imm ... Read on »
Going against the grains by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Listened to an NPR radio show yesterday on obesity and the culprit the guest said was driving obesity in America:  carbohydrates. Dr. David Ludwig talked about the not ... Read on »
Boom! How your 4th of July will improve your immune health. by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living OK, if you’re celebrating the 4th in a conventional way, your immune health may be in for a good time. How so?  You’ll be outside, getting some sun. As long as yo ... Read on »