10 Ways to Boost Your Natural Immunity

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Want to keep yourself from getting sick? Avoiding illness can be critical if you’re struggling with a chronic disease (or if you just have a busy life you can’t afford to get behind on!). Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can support your immune system and make your body healthier as a whole. Read on for 10 tips that will help you boost your natural immunity.   1. Exercise regularly You’ve probably already heard from your doctor how beneficial
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Introducing Herbal Supplements To Your Diet: Everything You Need To Know

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As a general rule, if you have a consistent, healthy diet and are generally well, you don’t need to avail of herbal supplements (although they can still be highly beneficial). Supplements are useful for supporting the body when it’s fighting a chronic disease; this is when you might require a bit of extra help. Herbal supplements contain vitamins and minerals we might be lacking in our regular diet. They come in many forms, but the most common is usually a
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5 Tips To Reduce Inflammation In The Body

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People tend to think of inflammation as a bad thing, but in fact, it’s usually a helpful process that occurs naturally in the body. Inflammation is your system’s response to tissue damage and/or invasion of harmful bacteria; it comes in many shapes and sizes, and can occur thanks to the smallest of cuts or the most debilitating of diseases. Under the surface, your body is working hard to send white blood cells to the site of the damage or injury,
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How To Minimise Side Effects Of Strong Medication

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Prescription drugs are a large part of why our collective health in 2018 is so positive. They perform many duties for us – healing sickness, easing pains and regulating long-term or chronic conditions. However, it’s no big secret that strong prescription medication can come with potentially debilitating side effects. The specific set of side effects a patient might suffer from is almost impossible to quantify, as it’s different for everyone. The severity of the symptoms will also undoubtedly differ from
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5 Reasons Why Sleep Is So Important When Fighting Chronic Disease

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When you’re dealing with chronic disease, it’s essential that you’re doing everything you can to take care of yourself. Maybe you’ve learned to take more breaks during your busy day or eat healthier meals. But if you’re like most people, you’re probably neglecting one extremely important aspect that can help you with your fight: sleep! Here are some reasons why you should make getting lots of high-quality, restful sleep your number one priority. 1. Sleep can give you energy Getting
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How Mindfulness Can Help You Cope with Chronic Illness

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If you suffer from a chronic illness, you’ve probably had at least one doctor or friend who has suggested activities that promote mindfulness – whether that’s yoga, meditation, tai chi or something similar. But when you’re suffering from serious symptoms, it can be difficult to see how these suggestions can actually help you feel better. So here’s a breakdown of how practising mindfulness can support you on your healing journey. The main focus of mindfulness is to stay present and
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Chronic Illness And Cold Weather: 3 Steps To Protect Yourself

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Winter can be a magical time for most people, wherever they are in the world. Sure, the temperature drops significantly, but in the Northern Hemisphere, there’s the ever-present promise of Christmas, the comfort of an open fire and the charm of snowy weather. For some, however, winter is a concerning time, filled with aches and pains and the danger of an already existing illness flaring up. For patients who suffer from chronic conditions, winter is a time they’d much rather
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The Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

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Eating healthily is all well and good and is certainly encouraged by medical professionals, but in some cases, what we eat can have a major effect on specific conditions. The stuff we put into our bodies is broken down in the stomach and absorbed into the bloodstream. The stomach and digestive system are sometimes called ‘the second brain’ because of their importance to the body’s overall health, and the way they regulate how we respond to certain diseases and disorders
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The History Of Herbal Supplements And Chronic Diseases

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Although herbal supplements and medicines can be traced backwards through many decades of history, they have seen a dramatic increase in popularity over the last few decades. They are now a legitimate consideration for those afflicted by many forms of diseases, especially chronic varieties. These conditions often require intensive, long-term pharmaceutical treatment, which come with a risk of side effects and a number of safety concerns. In 2018, many patients are wary of copious rounds of antibiotics, and don’t see
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How Herbal Supplements Help Patients With Chronic Disease

Thinking outside the box is critically important when it comes to medicine. There are so many insidious disorders out there that sometimes conventional medicine doesn’t have all the answers, and other options are worth exploring. If you take a look back through the annals of medicinal history, you’ll see that holistic and naturalistic treatments feature prominently; they date back to China, where they were first developed many hundreds of years ago, and continue all the way through to contemporary medicine.
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