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
Hello! I've been told by doctors, nurses, nutritionists and other 'experts' that I need to lower my BMI under 25 in order to be healthy. I'm 5'2'' and I would be perfectly content if I could reach 150lb, but according to the BMI, I would still be ove... Read more
I am finding it more difficult each day to use the nutrition tracker. There is often long system delays as Sparkpeople tries to flash as many ads as possible in my face. It is very painful looking up foods and adding them to my daily total as the w... Read more
I checked your account & your goals were automatically set by our system & look correct. Please see this article to read how we determine those goals:
Hope th... Read more
Anxiety: Recently, I have become preoccupied with worries, even about the smallest things. Sometimes I feel so upset my heart pounds and my palms sweat. Is this normal?Unless you have reasonable and specific reasons for your concerns (a traumatic... 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 me... 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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