While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors.
There are two main categories of ris... Read more
Your immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
You’re sneezing. Your nose is running. Your eyes are watering. And you’re feeling run down. Is it a cold, allergies, or something else?
When you've got the sniffles, it’s important to be able to distinguish between the caus... Read more
Thanks buddies for your responses. The support feels very good! Does anyone know how you can access people you've "friend-ed?" Looking to check in with everyone but not sure how to other than here!... Read more
So I have the auto immune disorder, Hashimoto's, but mine has taken over my body at the age of 23. Despite all the pain I go through with my thyroid and etc, I will be competing in a fitness competition! :) So any motivation would be great.... Read more
I remember reading on here a few years ago the "Sparkpeople Fuel for Improvement System" - whatever happened to that?
I tried to find it again as I wanted to re-read it and I remember it had some helpful ideas in it. Chris "Sparkguy' had writt... Read more
i signed up for spark coach Jan 28th, I gave all the credit card info too. My page says the 7 day trial is over and I must pay to continue. I paid for the full year. Please confirm.
Susan... Read more
This is a great blood test that tells you how the food you eat interacts with your immune system. The "wrong" food, although it may be a "healthful" for most people, will induce inflammation. The immune system aims to damage the food, which it mist... Read more
The body's immune system is a marvelous thing. When an unwanted antigen invades the body, armies of white blood cells work hard to provide protection. The body produces antibodies to destroy whatever it perceives to be harmful. Typically, that means... Read more
Have you heard the one about the Indian yogi who teaches laughing yoga?At first glance, this "fake" laughing seems more weird than funny, but it's apparently no joke. More than a few serious scientists have been looking into the physical effects of l... Read more
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