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Top 10 Immune-Boosting Foods

Top 10 Immune-Boosting Foods

Keeping your immune system strong and healthy is one of the essential keys to great health. Fortunately, doing so is easier than you think. The immune system is a complex system of organs, cells and proteins that work together to help protect us against foreign invaders, including: viruses, bacteria, fungi and other foreign substances we may come into contact with. We rarely give it a second thought until we’re burning up with a fever or fighting some form of serious…

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12 Benefits of Lemon Water

12 Benefits of Lemon Water

Celebrities and naturopaths won’t start their day without guzzling a glass of lemon water. Here’s what this a.m. habit can and can’t do for your health. Lemon water may help you lose weight Lemon water may be a dieter’s best friend. “The polyphenols in lemon may aid in reducing appetite,” registered dietician Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, author of Belly Fat Diet for Dummies. Rodent studies have shown that the polyphenols in lemon do help to prevent weight gain. Plus, she…

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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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The Microbiome: The Key to Optimal Health

The Microbiome: The Key to Optimal Health

Here’s how the microbiome—the colony go micro-organisms that lives on and in our bodies—might hold the key to a healthy immune system, mood and weight, and our overall well-being. micro-organisms that lives on and in our bodies— might hold the key to a healthy immune system, mood and weight, and our overall well-being. Imagine that from the time you’re born, your body is hosting a daily house party. Who’s on the guest list? Roughly 40 trillion of your tiniest, closest…

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Selenium: What It Does and Where To Find It

Selenium: What It Does and Where To Find It

Selenium Protects a Specific Type of Interneurons in The Brain Exactly 200 years ago, the Swedish scientist Jöns Jacob Berzelius discovered the trace element selenium, which he named after the goddess of the moon, Selene. Besides its industrial applications (chemical industry, production of semiconductors and toners), selenium is an essential trace element and indispensable for humans, many animals and some bacteria. A team led by Dr. Marcus Conrad, research group leader at the Institute of Developmental Genetics (IDG) at Helmholtz…

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The Type of Nuts That Boost Brainwaves

The Type of Nuts That Boost Brainwaves

How to strengthen brainwaves related to cognition, learning, memory and even healing. Eating nuts regularly strengthens brainwaves related to cognition, learning, memory and even healing, new research finds. Pistachios were particularly good at boosting the brain’s gamma wave response. Gamma waves are critical for faster cognitive process, learning, memory and even sleep. Peanuts, meanwhile, enhanced the brain’s delta response. The delta response is important for deep sleep, healing and healthy immunity. Because of their antioxidant content, nuts have already been…

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Celiac Disease Goes Undiagnosed In 90% Of Cases, Canadian Researchers Find

Celiac Disease Goes Undiagnosed In 90% Of Cases, Canadian Researchers Find

Detection complicated by popularity of gluten-free diet among many who don’t have illness Celiac disease is common but mostly goes undiagnosed, say Canadian nutrition researchers who studied the blood work of nearly 3,000 people. For those with celiac disease, eating gluten triggers an immune reaction in the small intestine that, over time, causes signs of damage that can be measured in the blood. Symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, anemia and weight loss can result. Ahmed El-Sohemy, a…

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Loneliness Even Unhealthier Than Obesity

Loneliness Even Unhealthier Than Obesity

Loneliness Even Unhealthier Than Obesity, Should Be A Public Health Priority: Psychologist Loneliness should be a major public health concern, according to an American psychologist. Loneliness is a major health risk, like obesity or smoking, and public health programs should address it in the same way, says a psychologist. New research by Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, found that social isolation contributes as strongly to mortality as does smoking 15 cigarettes a day….

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Those Burgers Aren’t JUST Making Us Fat—They’re Messing With Our Immune Systems, Too

Those Burgers Aren’t JUST Making Us Fat—They’re Messing With Our Immune Systems, Too

New research reveals that high-fat diets can impair memory and make our immune systems attack our own bodies. A junk food diet is clearly not healthy. Burgers widen our waistlines, raise our cholesterol levels and tighten our arteries. But scientists now think that even before it shows up as additional pounds on the scale, junk food is changing our bodies in other, surprising ways. It’s actually a form of malnutrition that could be making our immune systems attack our own…

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