Category Archives: Immune System

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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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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