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Three Things to Boost Your Immune Health

Three Things to Boost Your Immune Health

Are you trying to get through flu season without catching a cold or getting sick? Make sure to follow these three habits as part of your immune boosting care kit: 1. Eat well Having a well-balanced antioxidant rich diet is the most effective immune-boosting nutrition strategy. Carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fats are great to fill up on immune boosting nutrients like vitamin C, D, iron, zinc and magnesium. Consider adding at least two to three antioxidant rich foods at…

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Boost Your Immune System And Ward Off Viruses With These Foods

Boost Your Immune System And Ward Off Viruses With These Foods

Chicken soup helps, sure, but a diet rich in vegetables, fish and even garlic can help lessen the severity of a cold or prevent you from getting sick. The combination of chicken, homemade broth, veggies (such as carrots, celery and onions) and noodles or rice in chicken soup is immune-boosting and soothing, and the warm broth clears your nasal passages and keeps you hydrated. Winter doesn’t just bring the blues, it also gifts us with coughs, runny noses and sore…

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Your Immune System May Decide How Your Social Life Goes

Your Immune System May Decide How Your Social Life Goes

A new study finds brain and lymphatic connections change how we might view our capacity for being social. Self-help authors have collectively made billions off books that are essentially how-to guides on winning friends and influencing people. There may be some useful insights in those tracts—hey, use everything ya got—but a new study suggests sociability isn’t just a matter of temperament, agreeableness, quick wit or sustaining eye contact during conversations. In some ways, it comes down to biology. According to…

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The Immune System Affects Social Behaviour and Personality

The Immune System Affects Social Behaviour and Personality

The immune system was thought to have little effect on the brain — until now. The immune system is directly responsible for social behaviour and even our personalities, new research finds. The conclusion comes as a shock to scientists and raises questions about the cause of mental health problems like schizophrenia and autism. A malfunctioning immune system could be at the heart of these disorders. Professor Jonathan Kipnis explained why the finding is so shocking to scientists: “The brain and…

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Creative Immune Boosting

Creative Immune Boosting

Give seasonal colds and flu the (winter) boot November 28, 2013  Harriet Cooper Don’t be at the mercy of winter’s cold and flu season. A little creative immune boosting, such as massage or a daily dose of laughter, might just keep nasty germs at bay. Winter—the season of snow, skiing, holidays, and maybe even a little hot cider or wine in front of the fireplace with your loved one. Unfortunately, along with fun and passion, it’s also cold and flu…

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The Personality Trait Linked To The Strongest Immune System

The Personality Trait Linked To The Strongest Immune System

Outgoing, sociable people also have the strongest immune systems, a new study finds. Those who are the most conscientious and careful, though, are most likely to have a weaker immune system response. The research found no evidence, though, that a tendency towards negative emotions was associated with poor health. The study, published in the snappily titled journal Psychoneuroendochrinology, gave personality tests to 121 health adults (Vedhara et al., 2014). Along with assessing the five major personality factors — extraversion, neuroticism,…

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How Happiness Boosts the Immune System

How Happiness Boosts the Immune System

Researchers have struggled to identify how certain states of mind influence physical health. One biologist thinks he has an answer By Jo Marchant and Nature magazine  | Wednesday, November 27, 2013   When Steve Cole was a postdoc, he had an unusual hobby: matching art buyers with artists that they might like. The task made looking at art, something he had always loved, even more enjoyable. “There was an extra layer of purpose. I loved the ability to help artists I thought were great to…

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5 Reasons Why Music Is the Real Fountain of Youth

5 Reasons Why Music Is the Real Fountain of Youth

AgingCare.com    December 3, 2013 Society is obsessed with youth — so much so that one of the largest technology companies in the world, Google, recently acquired a new company, called Calico, devoted to tackling the issues of aging. But can science really turn back the clock’s hands, or is humanity still searching for Herodotus’ magical “waters of life”? One key to re-connecting with our youth may be closer than it seems. A series of recent studies lend credence to the…

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7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System

7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System

Katie Waldeck     November 23, 2013 With cold and flu season just around the corner, now it’s more important than ever to get your immune system in the best shape you can. Getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your stress level down, can really do a lot for your health. But having a right diet is just, if not more, important. Luckily, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables out there that have immunity-boosting properties. Tip: Look…

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10 reasons to take spirulina every day

10 reasons to take spirulina every day

by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer    Sunday, October 27, 2013 (NaturalNews) We talk a lot about “superfoods” here at NaturalNews because there are literally thousands of nutrient-dense superfood options from which to choose, all of which contain a unique array of disease-fighting vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other healing components. But the one superfood that stands out among the rest – and the one that you should be taking every single day for your health – is spirulina, a special type of…

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