Avoiding Tears from Onions

According to the National Onion Association (yes, that’s a thing), approximately 170 countries grow onions, and it’s estimated that 9.2 million acres of them are harvested annually around the world. Onions are low in calories Read More

How Exercise Strengthens Bones and Immunity

Scientists have identified the specialized environment, known as a niche, in the bone marrow where new bone and immune cells are produced. The study, published in Nature, also shows that movement-induced stimulation is required for Read More

Long-haulers Syndrome – Important Facts

The term “Long-haulers Syndrome” broadly relates to people of all ages who have had a recent Covid-19 infection, subsequently tested negative at least once, yet still have persistent symptoms that may include fatigue, brain fog, Read More

Ginseng Provides Immune Support

Ginseng is one of the most well-known oriental medicinal herbs. Its scientific name is Panax ginseng, Panax meaning “all-healing” in Greek. Ginseng (which means “man-root” in Mandarin) is pronounced with a ‘soft g’ as in ‘jinseng’. It has Read More

Immune Health Habits Defined

For many Americans, living through 2020 has caused a dramatic shift in priorities, with their health, and the health of their loved ones especially, rising to the top as the most important concern. In fact, Read More

COVID-19 Crisis: The Psychology of Defiance

Wear a mask. Wash your hands frequently. Don’t get together with people outside your own household. After more than 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, these messages are starting to sound like background noise. “People definitely Read More

Bone Broth tips and tricks

Bone broth, sometimes called stock, is liquid made from boiling animal bones and connective tissue. It is used by Chefs for its great culinary uses and unparalleled flavor, but it is also a powerful health Read More

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What can you do to boost your immune system?

The idea of boosting your immunity is enticing, but the ability to do so has proved elusive for several reasons. The immune system is precisely that — a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony. There is still much that researchers don’t know about the intricacies and interconnectedness of the immune response. For now, there are no scientifically proven direct links between lifestyle and enhanced immune function.

But that doesn’t mean the effects of lifestyle on the immune system aren’t intriguing and shouldn’t be studied. Researchers are exploring the effects of diet, exercise, age, psychological stress, and other factors on the immune response, both in animals and in humans. In the meantime, general healthy-living strategies make sense since they likely help immune function and they come with other proven health benefits.