Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher COVID-19 risk and severe outcomes, reveals study

It is a well-known fact that vitamin D performs several important functions, from boosting immune health to regulating blood pressure. Over the past decade, multiple studies have also provided evidence that taking vitamin D could reduce the odds of developing infections like the common cold and the flu. Given these precedents and the ongoing pandemic, scientists are now eager … Continue reading Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher COVID-19 risk and severe outcomes, reveals study

People deficient in vitamin D have a higher risk of COVID-19, reports new study

A person’s vitamin D status may determine his susceptibility to COVID-19, the disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus. In a new study published September 4, researchers at the University of Chicago found that, compared to people with normal vitamin D levels, those who were deficient in the vitamin have a greater risk of testing positive for COVID-19. In line … Continue reading People deficient in vitamin D have a higher risk of COVID-19, reports new study

Homemade remedies for bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes that transport air to and from the lungs. Because of this inflammation, bronchitis patients tend to cough up thickened and discolored mucus. Patients might also experience congestion, headaches, sore throat, muscle aches and fatigue. It can be chronic or acute. But despite the pain and discomfort it … Continue reading Homemade remedies for bronchitis

New study reveals why flu shots fail to give long-lasting immunity

Influenza vaccines can boost immunity, but this improvement is only short-lived. American researchers recently found that immunization increases the levels of antibodies against the seasonal flu-causing virus only for a few months, after which these levels plateau due to the loss of bone marrow plasma cells (BMPC). BMPC are the cells responsible for producing influenza-specific antibodies after vaccination. How flu … Continue reading New study reveals why flu shots fail to give long-lasting immunity

Want to boost your immune system? Eat organic, protein-rich foods and avoid sugary treats

Flu season is just around the corner, but it should be nothing to fear if one’s immune health is in tiptop shape. If it isn’t, don’t fret. Numerous studies and past research confirm that it’s possible to boost the immune system for better protection against infection and disease. In one of her recent online articles, Tieraona Dog, a … Continue reading Want to boost your immune system? Eat organic, protein-rich foods and avoid sugary treats

From vitamin D to eating the right foods: Here are some natural ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the joints. In some cases, the condition can also affect organs of the body such as the heart, lungs and eyes. The specific cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown. And as a result, there is no cure for the disease. There are treatment options but they … Continue reading From vitamin D to eating the right foods: Here are some natural ways to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Drugs can turn your gut microbiome against you – and even kill you

People respond differently to medical treatments. Certain medications may be effective for some, while others may find that they need large doses to see some improvements. But increasing the quantity of a certain drug you’re taking may lead to serious consequences, like in the case of the Parkinson’s drug, levodopa (L-dopa). Gut microbes and L-dopa L-dopa is a replacement … Continue reading Drugs can turn your gut microbiome against you – and even kill you

Short-chain fatty acids: Gut health and SCFAs

Short-chain fatty acids, or SCFAs, are the main source of energy for the cells lining the colon. They play an important role in colon health and are also involved in the metabolism of important nutrients like carbs and fat. When boosting gut health, considering increasing SCFAs as it can help treat diseases of the gut such as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBD. … Continue reading Short-chain fatty acids: Gut health and SCFAs

Small but healthful: Here are 8 berries that boast a fantastic nutritional profile

Berries boast a formidable reputation in the realm of health foods. Chock-full of antioxidants, berries can keep mental faculties sharp in later life and protect against the toughest chronic diseases, including cancer. Potent organic compounds and immune-boosting plant pigments in berries can also confer a long list of health benefits, including better blood pressure control, … Continue reading Small but healthful: Here are 8 berries that boast a fantastic nutritional profile

Hormone-disrupting chemicals in our homes could be detrimental to immune health, raising the risk of COVID-19

Since authorities declared the pandemic in March and set quarantine protocols, the skies have cleared up due to reductions in man-made causes of air pollution. This is a good thing, as long-term exposure to air pollution has been found to raise the risk of COVID-19. But scientists are starting to shed light on another group of threats … Continue reading Hormone-disrupting chemicals in our homes could be detrimental to immune health, raising the risk of COVID-19