Wellness, Immunity & Resiliency: A FREE Virtual Event with Donnie Yance

Join Mederi Center Founder and renowned holistic health expert Donnie Yance to learn:

  • How to boost your immune system with the most researched and effective natural approaches
  • How to build resilience to protect yourself against the threat of viruses, including Covid-19 variants
  • The most powerful herbs, nutrients, diet, and lifestyle practices proven to increase resistance to stress & disease
  • The most essential functional lab tests that measure key biomarkers related to a reduced risk of getting sick from Covid-19

We hope you’ll join us for this inspiring and informative talk with one of the world’s leading experts in integrative and unitive medicine!

Date: Tuesday, October 26

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm Pacific Time / 6:30 – 7:30 pm Eastern Time

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Thank you and we hope to see you on the Zoom!

Can’t make it? This talk will be recorded and a link to view the replay will be sent within one week following the event to the email you provide when you RSVP.

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Five Foods for Healthy Lungs & Optimal Immunity

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

During these unprecedented times, it’s important for all of us to focus on positive steps that we can take to stay healthy, not only physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. As difficult as things may appear to be, remember that within every crisis lie opportunities for growth and change.

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Don’t Fear A Fever: The Importance of Working With, Not Against the Immune System in Warding Off Infection

A fever can actually benefit a sick person, and both traditional healthcare practitioners and now even modern researchers have attributed tendencies to over-treat to “fever phobia”–a fear that fever is harmful, which likely originated after the introduction of anti-fever drugs like Tylenol.

Fever is a protective adaptive response that should be allowed to run its course under most circumstances. This approach has been supported by several recent randomized controlled trials.1

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The Trend Toward Over-Vaccinating and the Need for Long-Term Research

The last time I wrote a blog post on vaccines and vaccinating, it generated quite a bit of conversation and raised some very good questions. It is hard to find the “truth” about vaccines, if you want to hear the entire truth. One thing is certain: It would be a lot more fruitful if people on both sides of the debate stopped exaggerating the facts to make their point.

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Enhancing Cellular Defense Mechanisms with Adaptogens

Enhancing Cellular Defense Mechanisms with Adaptogens

Aging is associated with a decrease in adaptive abilities along with increased vulnerability to stress. At the same time, aging is a complex process involving a persistent activation of some stress response systems, often involving transcriptional reprogramming, and the activation of vitagenes, which can be consider a ‘geroprotective’ adaptation.13   Environmental stressors induce specific and predictable epigenetic changes that can eventually result in an adaptive response to the stimulus. It seems likely that mild stress-induced hormetic response involves mechanisms similar to those that underlie developmental epigenetic adaptations.

The illustration below shows the involvement of hormesis in the epigenetic processes that determine age-related disorders and longevity.14

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Dose–response curve depicting the quantitative features of hormesis

Hormesis is a biological phenomenon whereby a beneficial effect (improved health, stress tolerance, growth or longevity) results from exposure to low doses of an agent that is otherwise toxic or lethal when given at higher doses. Continue reading “Enhancing Cellular Defense Mechanisms with Adaptogens”