Immunity

  1. Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption Healthy?

    Is Moderate Alcohol Consumption Healthy?
    You’re probably already aware that a glass or two of red wine is good for your heart and reduces your risk of strokes and gallstones. Now, a new study suggests that moderate alcohol consumption can play a key role in healthy aging by bolstering your immune system,improving its responsiveness.     In this study, 12 macaque monkeys were trained to...
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  2. 6 High Blood Pressure Diet Foods to Fight Inflammation

    6 High Blood Pressure Diet Foods to Fight Inflammation
    Inflammation is how your immune system responds to an injury or infection. Among others, inflammation signals the release of leukocytes - white blood cells that help clean up an injury site. Leukocytes take away harmful pathogens and signal the body that something’s wrong. Inflammation creates swelling and pain to let your body know that you need to rest to allow...
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  3. Healthy Gut-Strong Immune System

    Healthy Gut-Strong Immune System
    Anyone who wants to have a stronger and healthier immune system can take several important steps.  Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and high quality protein choices is a very smart place to start.  Eating cooked mushrooms is another way to boost one's immune system.  Foods such as garlic have been shown to be powerful immune boosters...
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  4. Why Doctors Do Not Prescribe Natural Alternatives

    Why Doctors Do Not Prescribe Natural Alternatives
    A new study published in the Health Services Research journal shows that physicians and nurses are more likely to turn to alternative and complementary medicine than the general public, when treating themselves. This is strangely at odds with the fact that few doctors will prescribe or recommend natural health products to their patients. We look at the reasons why.  ...
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  5. How to Boost Your Immune System Before Flying

    How to Boost Your Immune System Before Flying
    Airports and airplanes are always crowded places with a dry atmosphere and recycled air. Inevitably, they are full of germs, viruses and bacteria, which reproduce rapidly in the warmth. A healthy immune system is the best way to combat germs and sickness, particularly on a long-haul flight. As well as being in close contact with the general public when flying...
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  6. Poor Sleep and Fibromyalgia

    Poor Sleep and Fibromyalgia
    Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia also suffer from problems related to sleep.  The symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are such that it comes as no real surprise that those suffering from this condition could have difficulty getting solid rest.  Aches and pains, tingling sensations, headaches, fatigue, joint stiffness, depression as well as bladder and bowel issues and these are only...
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  7. Green Tea Elixir Supplements VS. Drinking Green Tea

    Green Tea Elixir Supplements VS. Drinking Green Tea
    In the last two decades, the amount of research into the health benefits of green tea has been nothing short of tremendous.  This is due, in part, to the fact that numerous studies served to reveal that green tea benefited health in a surprising array of ways.  Green tea is more than just a strong antioxidant, as it protects the...
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  8. To Get (or Not to Get) an Annual Flu Shot

    To Get (or Not to Get) an Annual Flu Shot
    Autumn has officially arrived, and along with leaves changing color and a nip in the air comes cold and flu season, which presents a dilemma for many Americans:  to get or not to get a flu shot.  Influenza is serious and should not be taken lightly – it can sometimes result in hospitalization and occasionally even death.  In fact, over...
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  9. Boost Your Immune System – Coconut Oil Benefits

    Boost Your Immune System – Coconut Oil Benefits
    Can coconut oil work to boost your immune system?  Numerous studies and research have indicated that coconut oil is both good for you and your immune system.  In fact, many researchers are quite surprised by just how good coconut oil is for us and all the different ways that it can improve human health including immunity. First, it is important...
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  10. Boost Immunity with Probiotics

    Boost Immunity with Probiotics
    Americans are continually looking for natural ways to improve health, and probiotics are proving to be a valuable asset. Probiotics are “good” bacteria that can be found in the digestive tract.  They help to destroy “bad” or harmful bacteria - keeping unwanted parasites, viruses and yeasts in check.  Studies have shown that probiotics can help fight infection in a variety of...
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