Articles written by: Julie Chen

Dr. Julie T. Chen, M.D. an integrative medicine physician who is board-certified in internal medicine and is also fellowship-trained and board-certified in integrative medicine. She has her own medical practice in San Jose, CA, is the medical director of corporation wellness at several Silicon Valley-based corporations, is on several medical expert panels of websites as well as non-profit organizations and more. To learn more about Dr. Julie, you can check out her website at www.makinghealthyez.com.

Tips on Achieving a Healthy Start to a New Year
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Tips on Achieving a Healthy Start to a New Year

The stressors of a new year can be tough on the body and mind. Between seasonal changes, busy schedules, and the added stress of the start of a new year, it’s no wonder that many people get sick, put on weight, or simply feel “off” during these busy times. This […]

Healthy Gut, Healthy Immune System!
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Healthy Gut, Healthy Immune System!

When you think of “gut health,” what comes to mind? For most of us, we think about having great digestion, absorbing all the best nutrients from our food to stay energized, and avoiding issues like constipation, bloating, and gas. While these are all important functions of the gut, they only […]

The 7 Immune-Boosting Nutrients You Should Know About
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The 7 Immune-Boosting Nutrients You Should Know About

Tiny microorganisms dangerous to our health are all around us. Pathogens like the cold, the flu, and COVID-19 may be lurking on grocery store baskets or in the air that we breathe. When pathogens infiltrate our first line of defense and enter the body, our immune response determines whether or […]

Considering Mushrooms for Immune Support? What You Need to Know
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Considering Mushrooms for Immune Support? What You Need to Know

 Mushrooms and other fungi have long been used for their medicinal properties by traditional healing systems. They’ve recently gained widespread popularity and the modern herbalist can prescribe a variety of mushrooms to improve digestion, reduce anxiety, balance hormones, and even boost the immune system. You may even find a restorative […]

Is Echinacea Right for Everyone?…You’d be Surprised…
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Is Echinacea Right for Everyone?…You’d be Surprised…

Echinacea is famous for its supposed ability to fight the common cold and offer a natural immune boost. As such, it is a common ingredient in many immune-boosting supplements and teas. But, is echinacea really that effective in enhancing the immune function? And, more importantly, is it safe? Here we’ll […]

Stress Can Negatively Impact Your Immune Health…Here’s How!
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Stress Can Negatively Impact Your Immune Health…Here’s How!

At its core, stress is simply the body’s physical, mental, or emotional reaction to change. Stress is not only a normal part of life, but a helpful tool. It is stress that helps us act safely in times of danger, motivates us to succeed, and alerts us to circumstances we […]

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