Category Archives: Immune System

Intermittent Fasting: Anti-Inflammatory, Pro-Immunity Diet

Intermittent fasting describes the style of fasting where there is a repeated cycle of fasting, followed by non-fasting behaviour. The exact definition of intermittent fasting varies because the cycle length is not defined, but every person intermittently fasts to some … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation and Interleukin 6

Sleep is a restorative process that plays a significant role in maintaining the homeostatic functions of the body. The immune system is particularly affected by sleep, and during periods of sleep there are changes to certain aspects of immunity. For … Continue reading

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Immune Boosting Mushrooms

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Mushrooms as Immune Stimulants

Edible mushrooms are an excellent source of nutrients. Some of these nutrients contribute to the ability of mushrooms to stimulate the immune system. The first way that this occurs is through the presence of polysaccharides within certain mushrooms that may … Continue reading

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Stress and Sugar: Immune System Disruptors

The immune system is incredibly complex and its workings are not fully understood. However, it is known that nutrition and lifestyle factors can have a significant impact on the immune system. Sugar and exposure to stress have been identified as … Continue reading

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The Use Of Vitamin D To Fight Infection

Vitamin D is an important hormone that has a number of different functions in human physiology. One of the most important roles for vitamin D is the maintenance of the immune system. Evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency significantly increases … Continue reading

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Sabucus nigra (Elderberry)

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Mushrooms as Immune Stimulants

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Elderberry As An Immune Enhancer?

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is considered to have significant health effects. In particular elderberry may have the ability to enhance the immune system. Elderberry has traditionally been used as a protective herb against the influenza virus and in this regard a … Continue reading

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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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