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The links between immune function and pregnancy, birth and postpartum are still unclear. Some inflammatory markers rise after birth and return to baseline about 12 weeks later. Psychological stress during pregnancy seems to raise inflammation as well. The brain-immune...read more
Autumn is a wonderful season for a good detox before the holidays are upon us. We normally think of this process as eating “clean” and clearing up our liver. Food can be part of detoxification, but sometimes we aren’t healthy enough to do an online cleanse. In fact,...read more
Taking a walk in the woods, sitting under the trees, or being in a green area, are all ways that we can support our innate immune system. Our immune system responds favorably to activities that are relaxing, positive and joyful. Here’s why and how: Listening to the...read more
Family can be a wonderful social support and connection if the relationships are positive and healthy. However, some of us lack healthy family interaction and will develop these ties with other social groups. Others have a combination of family, social groups and...read more
Often when autoimmune disorders affect us, it's helpful to give the gut a rest by removing the foods that most commonly cause inflammation. If you do a search, there are a variety of food plans that are titled “elimination” eating plans. They can be helpful, and it's...read more
The mind-body connection with our immune system is an important factor in making ourselves more “bullet-proof” when it comes to stressful situations. In 2013, scientists looked at how people responded to sudden stressors such as public speaking and challenging math...read more