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Immune System

The Worst Cancer of All

William Astore | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
William Astore

The USA is like a patient whose antibodies have run wild, a patient whose antibodies have turned on external threats even when they're not threats, a patient whose antibodies are now attacking healthy tissue within the American body politic.

Establishing Boundaries, Preventing Attacks

Doug Kreeger | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

I write when I'm inspired and publish only when I'm ready. I don't read comment forums and I block communication from harassing strangers. I connect with at least one close friend per day, preferably in person. I sing constantly, loudly, and usually only for myself (or dogs). I'm doing the best that I can and trying to greet each new day with wonder and gratitude.

4 Ways A Little Stress Can Be Good For You

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Stress, when harnessed properly, can have numerous benefits for the body and mind. But in order to use stress to our advantage, it's important first to understand what exactly causes it and, if everyone tells us to avoid it, how it can actually help us.

Support Your Immune System in 6 Easy Steps

Melissa Nordin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

The summer months are filled with warm days and plenty of sunshine. However, even in the warmer climate, we are prone to infections and fatigue. Kick start your summer today with simple tips to improve your life and well-being.

The Magic of Relationships

Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH

As you plan your dreams, whether it's to get healthy, write a book, or chart a new course in your life, ask yourself this question: "How can I include other people -- those I know and those I only know from afar?"

The Healthy Benefits of Writing

Roberta Temes, Ph.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Roberta Temes, Ph.D.

When you write, don't worry about spelling. Don't worry about sentence structure. Just write. You can always take care of grammar at a later date. Don't interrupt your free flow of thoughts. Write as if you are the only one who will ever read what you're writing -- that's how the authentic you emerges.

The Face in the Mirror Is My Mother's Face

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

Today, in our interconnected world, our lives may be lived through the stories we tell others about ourselves, but forever, and always, my smile will be my mother's smile. The hand raised high to wave hello or goodbye is also hers. My feet even slip into the same shoe size my mother wore.

A Spirituality That Embraces Feelings and Desires

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Inquiring into what we're experiencing creates a climate for intimacy with ourselves and others. Spirituality is about being open and available. It's about connecting with the vibrant life that exists beyond our limited sense of self.

Dirty Kids: How Germs Can Be Your Child's Best Friend

Ben Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

To understand why I'm not too concerned about germs, and why you shouldn't be either, you need to grasp a concept called the "hygiene hypothesis," along with two other important hypotheses.

Did the Cold Cause My Cold?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As an infectious disease doctor, I felt a little embarrassed that I didn't know the definitive answer to this simple question. Especially since I repeatedly rebuke my teenage children for not taking a jacket to school or wearing socks and a sweater at home.

Ooh Sexy Genes! Our Immune System Genes, that is.

Daniel M. Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Daniel M. Davis

While mainstream science focused on how certain genes work in the immune system, others - by and large, working away from the limelight - have found evidence that these same genes can also influence sexual attraction.

Gratitude Mantra Practice (VIDEO)

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

So you know there's a great deal of evidence documenting the efficacy of a gratitude practice. But have you found one that works for you? Are you practicing gratitude every day?

Discovered! New Clues To The Causes Of Alzheimer's

Posted 10.28.2013 | Fifty

New genes linked to late-onset Alzheimer's have been discovered, giving scientists clues on how to create better drugs to fight off the disease. Resea...

Fight Inflammation And Fight The Diseases Of Aging

Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty

The thing that's causing your achy joints and swollen feet on the outside, is also wreaking havoc on your insides. Researchers at the Yale School of M...

5 Strategies for Optimal Autumn Wellness

Grace Suh, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Grace Suh, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.

Let's acknowledge autumn can also decrease motivation as well as trigger low mood and energy levels. Some people thrive in autumn; others, not so much. That's fine.  Stop pressuring yourself to feel exuberant when your body needs time to adjust to seasonal transition.

Immunity-Boosting Breakfasts To Help You Survive Cold And Flu Season

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

You may be lucky enough to be sniffle-free so far, but cold and flu season is upon us. Just over 2 percent of Americans have had the flu so far this s...

Autism: A Whole Body Disorder?

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

It does appear that there is growing evidence linking autism, an abnormally functioning immune system, and a variety of medical conditions. The exact associations, so far, elude our understanding.

A Simple Self-Esteem Boost That Improves Emotional Strength

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Self-affirmation exercises are an effective way to boost our self-esteem and by doing so, increase our emotional resilience and become better protected against the various psychological injuries we encounter in daily life.

Chronic Illness and Lyme: What You're Not Being Told

Beth Greer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

The first place to start if you have a chronic illness is to become intimately aware of what goes in you, on you and surrounds you. Awareness can bring about change.

Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity for Fall

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Cold and flu season is approaching, and the sooner you begin your immune-bo...

Never Mind 'Don't Pick Your Nose' -- Boogers May Be Good For You

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

If you catch a child with a finger up his nose, you probably discourage it. But could the "nasty" habit of nose-picking -- and eating it -- be more sanitary and even health-beneficial than we've been taught?

REVEALED: Secret Of Salamander's Amazing Limb Regrowth

Posted 05.21.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/20/2013 03:14 PM EDT on LiveScience Salamanders can regrow entire limbs and regenerate par...

The Secret Behind Women's Longer Lives

Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty

It's common knowledge that women tend to live longer than men. Although men are living longer these days, a woman's life expectancy is 81.1 years comp...

10 Natural Ways To Avoid The Cold And Flu

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Once you feel that telltale tickle in your throat or the first sniffle of congestion, it's too late. Symptoms for the flu rear their ugly head about a...

14 Immune-Boosting Recipes

Posted 12.21.2012 | Taste

Saving room for a few almonds or cups of green tea can make a difference.