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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
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As the mother of two girls, I do my best to keep them as healthy as I can. I try to provide nutritious meals (although they don’t always eat them) and make sure they get Read More
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It’s that time again, flu season. Are you ready to beat the cold and flu season? Many times, we see families where one child is sick one week, and another child is sick the next, Read More
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How effective are probiotics? I treat many patients with digestive issues and if you suffer from digestive problems, then you know how they can make you miserable. It’s not just the discomfort. It’s also the 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.