Category Archives: Immune System

The Benefits of Whole Milk

Whole milk is often maligned as being unhealthy, mainly because of the high saturated fat content. However, evidence shows a number of health benefits from consumption of whole milk and fermented milk products such as yoghurt. Milk is a complex … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Immunity

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Berberine: A Plant With Healing Properties

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L-Theanine and L-Cystine: Immune Defence

L-theanine is a non-essential amino acid, the only known dietary source of significance being tea. L-cystine is a non-essential amino acid found in all protein foods. Both L-theanine and L-cystine have antioxidant effects in humans and animals. For cystine, this … Continue reading

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L-Glutamine: Serious Immune Support

L-glutamine is a non-essential amino acid in human nutrition. This means that the body can manufacture all the L-glutamine it requires from other amino acids. However, recently there have been suggestions that L-glutamine should be reclassified as a conditionally essential … Continue reading

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Does Chicken Soup Treat Colds

Many folk remedies have been identified and investigated for their ability to protect from the development, or decrease the severity and duration of the symptoms, of the common cold. Chicken soup is often referred to as Jewish penicillin because of … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup: The Traditional Cold Remedy

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Vitamin D: Immunity and Inflammation Regulator

Vitamin D is not a vitamin, but actually a steroid hormone that regulates gene expression in cells. Vitamin D is associated with protection from a number of diseases including cancer. The ability of vitamin D to confer protection from cancer … Continue reading

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Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia

Phytochemistry: echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia contain a large number of phytochemicals. Some of the most interesting are a group of polysaccharides than may have immune enhancing effects. The polysaccharides with immune stimulating effects include fructogalactoxyloglucans and one acidic arabinogalactan. … Continue reading

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More Evidence Zinc Supplements Have Health Benefits

Zinc is an essential trace element. The normal and best routes for zinc intake are foods including nuts and seeds, cereals and certain meats and shellfish. However, increasingly it is being shown that many of those who live in Western … Continue reading

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