Why Winter Can Play Havoc With Your Immune System

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Many things are associated with the season of winter: open fires, Christmas wreaths, crisp rambles in barren, beautiful landscapes, and delightfully layered clothing. These are the positive things. The negative things are also unfortunately omnipresent – chills, coughs, aches, pains and the ever-decreasing temperature. It’s no secret that winter can play absolute havoc with our immune systems, and although you can get sick in any season, the threat ramps up significantly in winter. But why is that, exactly? How do
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6 Ways To Boost Natural Prevention For The Flu Season

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Flu is one of the most common conditions on the planet. Most people have had to face it at some point or another. But as winter sets in, the temperature falls, the days get darker and it seems the threat of flu is everywhere. While the cold weather doesn’t cause flu per se, our winter lifestyle adaptations provide the perfect environment for the virus to flourish. We stay indoors more, breathe the same circulated air as people in our homes
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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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4 Common Symptoms of Acute Lyme Disease That Resemble Flu

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Even in its acute stages, Lyme Disease is a tough disorder to pin down – yet it affects millions of people all over the world every year. Upon casually hearing the name ‘Lyme Disease’, many associate it with America; and while there are significant numbers of Lyme cases in the U.S., Europe is almost equally besieged by the disease, albeit a slightly different variant. Lyme is transferred to humans by ticks; in the U.S. the carrier is the black-legged tick,
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