The main objective of your immune system is to fight off pathogens like bacteria, viruses and other foreign bodies that can cause infections and diseases. An immune response is triggered when the system comes in contact with any pathogen. The immune system releases antibodies that then kill the pathogen. (Burgess, 2018) How fast and effectively your body responds to such pathogens depends on how strong your immune system is. Certain kinds of foods and following a healthy lifestyle provide … [Read more...] about Foods that Provide Immune System Support
2020 is over, but the adverse effects of the COVID-19 virus aren't. It's hitting fierce and fast in the United States. CNN reported more than 1 million new cases (reaching a total of 14.5 million cases) being logged in the first five days of December. What's worse, the numbers continue to grow. COVID-19 has induced heart/cardiac complications among infected patients, and it is one of the major causes of complications. Health experts suggest that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Heart Complications
There are only a few things that light up a child’s face like a sugary treat. Born with a sweet tooth, most children love their dose of daily sucrose and glucose in the form of candy, sweets and more. Parents find it easy to reward them with a sweet treat for their good behavior; however, it puts them at risk for health consequences. Sugar affects children differently than adults and requires that we oversee how much they consume daily. The Right Quantity As per AHA (American Heart … [Read more...] about How Sugar Affects Children
The pandemic hit us unexpectedly, and it hit us hard. Dealing with the 'new normal' and 'social distancing' has been tough for everyone. There's been a disruption in schedules, and a sense of routine is lost. There are also feelings of fear and angst we haven't experienced before. COVID-19 is all new emotional territory. With entire families spending most of their time at home, the stress and anxiety of our newfound “togetherness” may have thrown your plans of eating healthy completely off … [Read more...] about The COVID +15 – How to Refocus on Eating Healthy
The main job of the body’s immune system is to protect you from infection and disease. It does so by attacking whatever it perceives as an invader (antigens), such as bacteria, viruses, cancer cells, and allergens. The process of protecting and defending your body from invasion consists of four steps. The immune system will: Recognize something foreign or invasive in the body.Summon the immune cells to the area of the invasive element.Attack the invader and drive it from the body.Signal … [Read more...] about Can A Healthy Lifestyle Boost Your Immune System?
The human immune system is a bit of a mystery since we can’t see it or germs that cause illness and really don’t have 100% control over if we get sick or not. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, everyone is now hyperconscious about staying healthy and maintaining a healthy immune system. However, when it comes to fighting viruses, everyday precautions such as washing your hands often and avoiding sick people are key to staying well. There are ways that can boost your immune system and … [Read more...] about Strengthen Your Immune System