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It is time to prepare for a drop in temperatures, which make us spend more time bundled up indoors. This creates the perfect scenario for colds and flu to make an appearance. In an ideal world we would never get sick, but lets face it- most of us deal with either a cold or flu at least once a year. Do you know how to tell the difference between one and the other?
Detoxification (DETOX), falls within the spectrum or realm of alternative medicines that typically has to do with methods used in place of, or in addition to, conventional medical treatments. It has lots of benefits to offer, has to be planned and managed well to get the optimal success and results. This guide will take you from start to finish, in an introductory manner, through what to expect, how to prepare, discipline, as well as see if through from A to Z, capitalizing on all that it has to offer to you, your health, life, wellbeing and future.
Just as spring cleaning is a way of detoxing your home by airing out spaces and decluttering, detoxing your body is an important step to take during the transition from the cold winter months to vibrant spring weather.If you suffer from constant fatigue, obesity, respiratory ailments, and a sluggish digestive system, this article is for you. Read on to find out how a simple detox plan can give you back your health and vitality!
Vaccinations, also known as immunizations play a vital role in protecting children and adults from diseases. There are two types of vaccines â€“ live and inactive virus vaccines. The live virus uses tiny amounts of weakened bacteria or viruses that cause disease to stimulate the immune system.
The liver is the second largest organ in the body, and is often seen as the most important one. In traditional Chinese medicine, for example, a healthy liver is seen as the most critical element in the body's ability to fight disease and function optimally.
Like with many things, we often donâ€™t think about our immune system until something goes wrong with it. Therefore, taking extra care in strengthening the immune system can help prevent many problems related to a weak system, such as many common immune disorders.
Lymph nodes are also known as lymph glands, or just glands, and form part of the lymphatic system. They are tiny, bean-shaped clusters of cells found in groups or chains throughout the body. Lymph nodes are the most important component of the immune system and within these glands, lymphocytes (immune cells) exist.
Most infections are contracted through contact with other humans or animals, through actions such as shaking someoneâ€™s hand that is infected with a virus, drinking contaminated water, ingesting undercooked food, contracting a sexually transmitted disease, or being bitten by an animal.
The immune system is essentially our key to good health, and comprises many different levels and functions. The outer barrier of our immune system includes our skin and mucus membranes. These structures are our bodyâ€™s first line of defense, and are designed to keep bacteria, viruses, and other organisms that can cause our body harm from penetrating our systems.
Boosting your immune system can help keep your body in peak condition to fight, repelling and destroying infections, viruses, and bacteria. There are many ways to help keep your immune system functioning at its highest potential. If you take care of your immune system, your immune system will in turn take care of you.
Immune deficiency may occur for any number of reasons. Whatever the cause, people who have a compromised or weakened immune system tend to be more inclined to catching the flu, colds, or infections that they would normally be resistant to.
Influenza is a viral infection that is caused by the flu virus. It is spread from person to person via the secretions of the nose, throat and lungs. This infection causes symptoms such as a fever, sore throat, cough, headache muscle aches fatigue and weakness. Flu usually only lasts a few days, but if left untreated can result in pneumonia and more severe respiratory disorders. Many Americans (approximately 226,000) are hospitalized yearly because of influenza.