Raspberry Goodness from Morning to Night

(Family Features) From breakfasts to salads, desserts and beyond, fruit is unique in its ability to add both flavor and nutrition to family-favorite dishes. As you look for ways to incorporate produce in your family’s Read More

A Secret Ingredient for Winter Wellness

When winter comes around, so do large snowfalls and chilly temperatures. This pushes most of the population to hunker down and stay wrapped in cozy blankets to avoid the weather, but staying inside shouldn’t mean Read More

What To Do After a Thanksgiving Binge

Sometimes referred to as “Turkey Day,” Thanksgiving is often as much about the feast as anything else. A Thanksgiving Day binge is a yearly tradition for many Americans. According to the Calorie Control Council, the Read More

Three Teas to Fight the Sniffles

With the hustle and bustle of busy holiday schedules, getting the sniffles is all but certain. Whip up one of these delicious remedies to beat the bug and have energy to chase your little whippersnappers 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.