Time to protect the body from the onslaught of winter. Colds and flu…begone!
- Sai and Joeslyn
7 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTHY
Put simply, it’s your immune system’s job to defend your body against illness and disease. The complex system is made up of cells in your skin, blood, bone marrow, tissues, and organs that — when working the way they should — protect your body against potentially harmful pathogens (like bacteria and viruses), and limit damage from noninfectious agents (like sunburn or cancer).
8 VITAMINS AND MINERALS YOU NEED FOR A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM
Who doesn’t want a healthy immune system? (Raise your hand. No one?) But did you know the role your diet plays in keeping it in top shape to protect you from toxins and infections?
Sadly, too many of us don’t eat enough of the fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods we need to keep ourselves healthy year-round. Healthy foods provide many substances including vitamins and minerals to keep us strong and healthy. You can’t just eat an orange or grapefruit or pop a vitamin pill and expect one quick burst of vitamin C to prevent a cold and to boost your immune system.
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF THE FLU SHOT?
Every winter, the influenza virus causes epidemics of flu in communities throughout the country. This year may be especially burdensome due to the COVID-19 pandemic happening at the same time.
Flu is highly contagious. It causes hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths each year.
The influenza vaccine is available every year to help protect people from coming down with flu. But is it safe? And how important is it now that COVID-19 is a factor?
Read on to learn about the benefits and risks of the flu shot.