Nutrition Health Review

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Articles from No. 118, Spring

A Guide to the Human Immune System: How It Works and How You Can Keep It Strong
The human immune system is a complex interconnected network of bodily structures, organs, and processes that work together to protect the body from foreign invaders, or pathogens. From Day 1 of life, the immune system protects the body from multiple...
Can Chicken Soup Really Ease Symptoms of a Cold?
In a study published in 2000 in the scientific journal, CHEST, University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers found that chicken soup might ease the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections. The study has received international attention since...
Chickenpox: The Basics
What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus. The Varicella-zoster virus also causes shingles, a latent form of the chickenpox virus. How is it spread? Chickenpox virus spreads easily from people...
Exercise and the Immune System
In theory, exercise should help strengthen our immune systems. The National Institute of Health (NIH) explains that while science isn't clear on how and why exercise might improve our immune function, research has suggested that physical activity flushes...
Lyme Disease: Overview and Prevention
What is it? Lyme disease is an infection caused by the bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks (also known as deer ticks). Where are deer ticks most prevalent? In the United...
Newly Discovered Dysfunction in T-Cell Development Sheds Light on Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune diseases are caused by immune system over-activity, which is when the body attacks and damages its own tissues. In the autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), the immune system attacks myelin, the fatty substance that coats and protects...
Nutrition and the Immune System
Our nutrition has a significant impact on the strength of our immune system. Disruptions in nutrition or inadequate nutrition can result in increased susceptibility to infections as a result of nutrient deficiency or chronic inflammation. Clinical...
Shingles: The Basics
What is shingles? Shingles is caused by the Varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox, but it behaves a little differently than chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the Varicella virus stays dormant in the body....
Stomach Virus versus Food Poisoning: Symptoms and Guidelines
FOOD POISONING * Symptoms of food poisoning include stomach cramping, fatigue, diarrhea or constipation, fever, chills, muscle aches, headaches, sweating, thirst, general malaise. * Symptoms usually appear 2 to 6 hours after initial exposure....
The Flu and You: Symptoms, Prevention, and Recovery
INFLUENZA OVERVIEW About the influenza virus. The flu, short for influenza, is caused by two main types of virus: Type A and Type B. Both types of flu routinely spread in people, causing flu epidemics each year, but new strains of Influenza A can...
There Is No Link between Vaccines and Autism
In 1998, The Lancet published a study by a doctor from the United Kingdom--Andrew Wakefield--that suggested that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine could trigger autism. This claim received massive media coverage, and the United States and...
Viral Infection or Bacterial Infection? Know the Difference
You are feverish with a wicked sore throat, stuffed up nose, and body aches. Last time you had a sore throat and fever, the doctor prescribed you an antibiotic and you felt better after two or three days of taking the medicine. This time, however,...
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