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    9 Essential Tips to Fight Colds and the Flu

    How can we support or boost our immune system during times of invasive diseases? One thing is for sure: the immune system is our best defense mechanism against aggressive viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeast, etc. that we come in contact with. It provides resistance and protection from environmental agents, including chemicals, to preserve the integrity of the body. This is done by the recognition of the invading organism, followed by a response from the body to fight it. There are different kinds of white blood cells in our immune system:  leukocytes, phagocytes, and lymphocytes. Leukocytes are colorless cells that circulate in the blood and body fluids and are involved in counteracting…

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    Exercise and Hormones

    Hormones are chemical messengers that facilitate communication between the multitude of biological systems and glands within our body. They are part of the endocrine system, which is a series of glands that produce and secrete hormones that the body uses to control cellular functions. Hormones are delivered through blood vessels to cells in the body and regulate a number of physiological reactions in the body including growth, weight, development, hydration levels, mood, reproduction, tissue function, sexual function, energy metabolism, menstrual cycle, immunological behavior, sleep, homeostasis, synthesis and degradation of muscle protein, among others. These are regulated by feedback through stimulation from the nervous system, chemical receptors in the blood, and…

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    Managing Cravings

    All of us have experienced food cravings at some point in our lives. After all, we all share the same type of physiology, we are wired with emotions, and everyone has the faculty of creating thoughts. All these different kinds of biochemical, physical, and bio-psychological processes take place in our body every single day. So, when a single part suffers an alteration, many parts that are directly connected get affected too. The distinction between hunger vs. food cravings takes place at this point. Hunger is a physiological response in the body that happens in response to the cells being low in nutrition and energy, and also being inflamed. Hunger leads…

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    Great tips to prevent and heal infections in winter

    Winter has arrived in the northern hemisphere and with it come the extreme changes of temperatures and climate conditions both indoors and outdoors. Heaters are turned on, windows remain closed, and people begin congregating in enclosed spaces with no air circulation. This type of environment is the perfect place for many kinds of infectious organisms to develop because droplets can live longer and, consequently, spread more easily. Heaters usually pump dry air out, which provides a better medium for droplets to stay suspended in the air, creating a longer period of exposure for everyone sharing the same space. The “common cold”, therefore, is caused by a number of germs called viruses…

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    5 significant reasons to buy organic

    When my clients consult me on what foods they should eat, I always tell them: whole, seasonal, natural and organic. I always insist on being organic. The reason why is that foods that have been grown and produced organically have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than their conventionally-grown counterparts. The non-ingestion of chemicals and preservatives helps lessen, even make disappear, symptoms that people with allergies, intolerances or sensitivities to food have. It also helps reduce the hard work the liver performs of metabolizing and eliminating these substances. And last but not least, just as these two aspects of organic consumption – decreased intake of contaminants and increased intake of…