Your body’s best defense is your own immune system.

Can You Get Sick from Lack of Sleep? 50 Resources on the Impact of Sleep on Your Health and Well-Being

When you are young, your mother tells you several things about your health that may cause you to question whether she is telling you the truth. Rules such as no swimming for at least 15 minutes after eating, no playing in the rain or you’ll catch a cold, and no going outside during winter without gloves […]

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Vitamins and the Immune System: The 50 Best Articles, Guides, Videos and Tips on How Vitamins Help Boost Your Immune System

As cold and flu season approach, everyone starts to worry about getting sick and how to best boost their immune system. While you may have heard to drink orange juice and eat chicken soup when you feel a cold coming on, you may not realize that it is because of the vitamins in fruits and […]

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How Does the Immune System Protect the Body from Disease?

50 Free Resources to Understand the Power of the Immune System The immune system helps protect our bodies against diseases caused by pathogens. Pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites, invade our bodies and cause infection and/or disease. The immune system’s complex system of cells, tissues, and organs protects us against invaders by attacking them while […]

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50 Top Stress and the Immune System Resources: The Best Articles, Videos, Reports and More to Learn About the Effects of Stress on Immune Function

Stress has dangerous and dramatic impacts on your health. Researchers and doctors have been studying the effects of stress on health for decades, and there is more proof now than ever before that stress can damage your health in irreversible ways. Early aging, heart problems, difficulty controlling your emotions, diseases such as cancer and lung […]

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Cold War Probiotic Discovery Now a Weapon in American Cold & Flu War

Soviet Cold-War era Chief Health Minister and scientist, General Vsevolod Ogarkov, had no idea the fruits of his bio-warfare research program would be used by 21st century American doctors and patients for immune system support during the winter cold and flu season. Dr. Ogarkov’s team were the first researchers to successfully modify probiotics, also known […]

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Vacation Days are Here, but it’s Always Flu Season at 30,000 Feet

While most of us have made it through the worst of the seasonal bugs, it’s important to remember that aircraft cabins are year-round virus incubators. A 2006 study at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. confirmed that, like us, a microbe’s favored mode of travel is airplanes. Likewise, trains, buses, taxis and rental cars can be […]

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Cold, flu and cough: Persistent symptoms and Del-Immune V®

Elin Ritchie, M.D. is a medical doctor trained in Canada at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. She graduated from medical school in 1992, and from a family practice residency program in 1994. She is a Board Certified member of the American College of Family Practice (ACFP). Dr. Ritchie currently practices integrative medicine in Taos, […]

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Innate and Adaptive Immunity: Essential for survival and good health

We know that frequent hand washing, containing a sneeze in a tissue, drinking plenty of water, getting adequate sleep and proper nutrition are all great ways to reduce our risk of contracting an illness. We can also reduce that risk by understanding a bit more about the human immune response. Within our immune systems, there […]

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