Our history and environment – like where and with whom we live – are responsible for 60% to 80% of the differences between individual immune systems,
Regular consumption of shiitake mushrooms, prized in traditional Asian medicine for their health-giving properties, can help improve immune function, say US researchers
Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation and deficiency can lead to inflammatory conditions, scientists say
It’s not just a psychological effect, plants release important chemicals that, when we breathe them in, trigger key immune activity
When your immune system is working below par there are plenty of natural ways to give it a helping hand
Intriguing new research suggests that the body reacts to a steady diet of junk food in the same way that it reacts to an acute infection – with dramatic health consequences.
We are physiologically and psychologically primed for connection, which may be why studies show loneliness shortens our life spans and some even suggest it’s even more lethal than obesity.
Dietary polyphenols found ineveryday foods such as onions, green tea, red wine and cacao support good gut health, which in turn supports the health of the entire body.
How poverty and disadvantage raise the risk of dementia
These are stressful times and stress can cause physiological and emotional havoc in your body. Many of the ‘coping strategies’ we use only make it worse so learn to manage your stress, before it manages you.
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