Tag: immune system

Winter bugs are no match for vitamin D

Flu season is well and truly upon us and if you’re on the older side, the flu could open the door to pneumonia, a nasty secondary infection that’s likely to land you in the hospital — or even [...]

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Epstein-Barr finally gets the attention it deserves

A recent book highlights how a secret virus – specifically, Epstein-Barr – can cause chronic and mystery illnesses, which just confirms what we already know. Though they may be insidious that and [...]

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Vitamin C cuts diabetes-related heart risk

Loading up on vitamin C can help significantly reduce the risk factors associated with a heart attack or heart failure. This is especially important if you’ve got high blood sugar as with type 2 [...]

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High dose vitamin D reduces respiratory infections risk

You can ride out the rest of cold and flu season without getting sick if you’re getting enough vitamin D, research says. A new study links high doses of it with reducing your risk of respiratory [...]

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Relieve psoriasis without compromising your immunity

Prescription drugs often treat autoimmune diseases like psoriasis by shutting down an immune system that’s gone haywire – but that does nothing to address the underlying cause of the condition. [...]

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Lycopene helps prevent UV sun damage

Study finds lycopene and lutein supplements can protect skin cells from being damaged by UV rays from the sun.

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Chemical fragrances come with plenty of toxins

A third of participants complained of headaches as a result of their exposure to chemical fragrances, which tend to be full of toxins.

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Cranberries may use secret communications to fight infection

We’ve known for a long time that cranberries have healing properties – and that they can even help fight UTIs and other infections – but we haven’t been able to figure out how they do it. Now, a [...]

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Keep pneumonia at bay in 5 simple steps

Pneumonia can spread in a number of ways, and a new study shows that it may even be lurking in your kitchen or bathroom – but you can lessen your chances of getting it with a few simple changes.

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Natural relief for ulcerative colitis

Studies have found that everything from probiotics to herbal Chinese cures can help keep ulcerative colitis in check.

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