Unlike most antiviral drugs, green tea appears to work by boosting the immune system to combat diseases such as genital warts (caused by HPV) and the flu (caused by the influenza virus).
The green algae, chlorella, may help attenuate the drop in immune function antibodies associated with over-strenuous exercise.
Eating seaweed salad may boost the efficacy of vaccinations and help treat cold sores, herpes, Epstein-Barr virus, and shingles.
The burgeoning field of positive psychology is based on the understanding that mental health is not just about the absence of disease.
Compared to bananas, does eating kiwifruit decrease the incidence and severity of upper respiratory tract infections?
Just a dusting of nutritional yeast worth of beta-glucan fiber a day is put to the test in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial for the prevention of common childhood illnesses.
There is a food that offers the best of both worlds—significantly improving our ability to detox carcinogens, like diesel fumes, and decreasing inflammation in our airways, all the while improving our respiratory defenses against infections.
4,000 IU of vitamin D a day is recommended for elders at high risk for falling to improve muscle strength and balance, though there is something that works even better.
Vegetables tested head-to-head to see which boosts immune function best.
What can we eat to combat “inflamm-aging,” the chronic low-grade inflammation that accompanies the aging process?
Athletes who overtrain may put excessive stress on their bodies, and become more susceptible to respiratory infections. But, the fiber found in nutritional and brewer’s yeast may prevent this immune decline in marathon runners.
Chronic red pepper powder ingestion may be an effective treatment for IBS and chronic dyspepsia (indigestion), both of which can arise from food poisoning.
Gargling, as commonly practiced in Japan, can not only soothe a sore throat, but may even prevent one.
The American Egg Board is a promotional marketing board appointed by the U.S. government whose mission is to “increase demand for egg and egg products […]
Does powering up at the gym also power up our immune system? Research has shown that moderate exercise improves immunity and decreases illness rates. According […]
Nearly 50 million Americans come down with food poisoning every year. Over a hundred thousand are hospitalized and thousands die every year just because of […]