Right in the middle of a summer that is looking and feeling much more like normal, news of a rapidly spreading delta variant of SARS-CoV-2―the virus that causes COVID-19―is unsettling and causing lots of questions. Read More
When stress, viruses, bacterial infections and autoimmune conditions attack the body, the immune system can get flooded in a “Cytokine Storm,” or hyper-activated cytokine release, which causes inter-cellular signaling confusion and can lead to life-threatening Read More
Zinc is one of the most important trace elements. Zinc deficiency is a major health problem worldwide. Causes of a deficiency can be nutritional, genetic or a result of diseases. Severe deficiency results in symptoms Read More
I recently had an opportunity to talk to Larry Poirier and Lucille Perreault PhD, the current owners of Essiac from Canada International™. They acquired the company about a year and a half ago and are Read More
As hand soap, cleaning products and sanitizer fly off store shelves, many people may find themselves thinking about hygiene more than ever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, handwashing is one of the best ways to Read More
Approximately 85% of so-called COVID-19 “long haulers” have experienced four or more neurologic symptoms while contending with the long-term impacts of contracting the coronavirus, according to a new study by Northwestern Medicine. Northwestern physicians interviewed Read More
Even as vaccines are becoming more readily available in the U.S., protecting against the asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic spread of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 is key to ending the pandemic, say two Georgetown infectious Read More
The immune system is our body’s defense system. The main purpose of the this system is to identify self from non-self. It identifies and defends the body from non-self proteins, viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and Read More
Administering zinc supplements to covid-19 patients with low levels of this element may be a strategy to reduce mortality and recovery time. At the same time, it could help to prevent risk groups, like the Read More
Healthy gut function can help improve and boost your immune system. It is your gut that helps to improve your body’s ability to fight infections. Our localized immune system is where 80% of your immune Read More
Do you seem to be bombarded with health tips directed at helping you live healthy? We focus on content that will help support and improve immunity, Some common ideas include:
- How you can add immunity boosting vitamins and supplements to your diet.
- How sleep impacts immunity
- How much exercise is needed to boost immunity
Your first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle. Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system working properly. We hope these health tips can help.
Your immune system is incredibly complex. It has to be strong enough and sophisticated enough to fight off a variety of illnesses and infections, but not so strong that it overreacts unnecessarily — causing allergies and other autoimmune disorders to develop. To operate in such a delicate balance, your immune system is tightly controlled by a variety of inputs.
But despite its complexity, there are everyday lifestyle habits you can focus on to help give your immune system what it needs to fight off an infection or illness. Here are five science-backed ways to ensure your immune system has everything it needs to function optimally, as well as why you shouldn’t rely on supplements to boost your immune system.