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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How To Stay Stress-Free Through The Christmas Season

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Despite its intention as a season of warmth, cheer and relaxation, Christmas is often an incredibly stressful time for many people. December seems to shoot by in the blink of an eye, and between the numerous social commitments, gift lists and family planning, there’s barely time to breathe. There’s also the cold weather to contend with; as winter sets in and the days get shorter, there’s always the increased risk of catching a cold or flu and being bed-bound for
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How to Look After Your Immune System

Having a healthy immune system makes a world of difference to your overall health and well-being. Your immune system does one of the most important jobs in your body – helping you fight off any disease-causing microorganisms – so you want to make sure that you’re looking after your immune system in the most effective way. Researchers are always exploring the effects of a variety of factors (diet, exercise, age, mental health) on the immune response to best determine how
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How Lyme Disease Affects Patients‘ Immune Systems

Every year, 30,000 new cases of Lyme are reported to the American Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and that number doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon. Elsewhere, Lyme has infected almost every country on the globe, resulting in numerous debilitating symptoms that aren’t well understood by the medical community at large. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans via tick bites, with various species of tick carrying the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria required for human infection. Despite
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