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2 NATURAL COLD AND FLU REMEDIES TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

The average person gets hit with at least 3 colds per year. Don’t be another statistic. With the cold and flu season quickly approaching, learn how to prevent yourself from getting sick with these natural cold and flu remedies.   Relax With Massage Therapy Regular massage therapy sessions decrease the body's level of cortisol, a stress hormone that can take a toll on your immune system. Consistent rubdowns will stimulate your nervous system and help decrease the production of cortisol, which in turn will benefit toward your immune system. If you’re on a budget or cannot find the time to make an appointment, try using a foam massage roller on the floor. Have your back positioned perpendicular to the roller,...

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LEARNING ABOUT QUERCETIN

Quercetin is a natural antioxidant derived from plants with the ability to reduce illness and maintain mental performance in physically stressed test subjects. Quercetin is a flavonol, one of a class of bioflavonoids found in fruits, vegetables, leafy greens and grains. Plants produce these chemical compounds to protect themselves against parasites, bacteria and cell injury and to preserve vitamins.  Definition of A Flavonoid Flavonoid is a scientific word for a group of substances that plants make. Flavonoids are vitamin-like substances that aren't essential for life but have been shown to decrease the rate of arterial aging and immune-system aging. Flavonoids help your immune system fight bacteria and viruses that cause illness. Many fruits and vegetables are rich sources of flavonoids....

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COPD – YOU DON’T WANT IT

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that occurs when the tissue in the small airways breaks down. It is also known as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It rarely goes away instead it worsens over time. Symptoms include – shortness of breath, a cough, wheezing, a large amount of mucus in the throat and lungs, fatigue and losing weight without trying. COPD is usually caused by or aggravated by cigarette smoking but in 2% of affected individuals there is a genetic component. COPD And The Immune System Moderate to severe COPD may be an auto-immunity problem, according to researchers in Spain, who studied the presence of auto-antibodies in patients with COPD and compared them to levels in control...

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YOUR BEST DEFENSE AGAINST THE NEW SUPERBUGS

Antibiotic overuse is a major threat to public health. Diseases that were deadly prior to the invention of modern-day antibiotics are now coming back with a vengeance having developed resistance to these once foolproof treatments. It seems that antibiotic overuse is rampant all over the world especially in India where antibiotics are available for low cost and without a prescription. It’s estimated that more than half of bacterial infections in Indian hospitals are resistant to commonly used antibiotics and many are also resistant to the more powerful, broad-spectrum antibiotics. Why Is This Happening? Bacteria are hard-wired to adapt to threats such as antibiotics. As they adapt to our current antibiotics, infections that were once easily treated will return with renewed...

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GARDENERS HAVE HAPPY IMMUNE SYSTEMS

According to a recent survey for Gardeners World magazine, 87 percent of gardeners who spent six hours or more a week in their gardens reported feeling happy and satisfied with their lives compared to 67 percent of non-gardeners. And the more time spent in the garden, the higher their satisfaction scores were. The study attributes the well being of gardeners to the good feelings they get from sticking their hands in the soil and spending time outdoors. These happy people tend to have fewer diseases both chronic and seasonal. Being In Nature Interestingly, fitness researchers have also found that when you exercise outdoors, and gardening is exercise, you exercise harder but perceive it as being easier than when exercising indoors...

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