The Gentle Integrative Care Blog

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Stress and Your Immune System

What is stress? It could be that feeling you get when joyously acting on a project that is dear to you.  You have a surge in energy and vitality in the moment.  Your body quickly returns to baseline when you want to relax. OR Imagine you are driving to work. Suddenly...

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Success Strategies for Boosting Your Immune System

Many over the counter products, vitamins and supplements claim to help improve your health, but the best strategies for boosting your immune system involve some simple steps anyone can start with. Three of the best success strategies to boost your immune system are:...

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The Effect of Alcohol on Your Immune System

Alcohol is a prevalent drug of choice in Western society, one that many people turn to in order to relieve stress, relax, and reward themselves. However, recent studies are starting to give us a clearer picture of just how harmful alcoholic beverages can be to our...

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Weight Loss and Your Immune System

If you are overweight or obese, you are not alone. But what you might not know is just how negative being overweight is for the immune system.  Scientists believe that excess fat in the body releases a range of potentially toxic substances which can leave you open to...

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Inflammation and Your Immune System

The word inflammation comes from the Latin inflammare, to set on fire. In the context of our immune system, heat, redness, pain and swelling form as a reaction to either injury, or a perceived threat in the body. If you've ever hit your thumb with a hammer, you can...

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