Archive for the Immune System Category

Disease Fighting Foods You Need to Add to Your Diet

Disease Fighting Foods You Need to Add to Your Diet

The most harmful and deadly diseases are sometimes caused by food in the daily diet, the cheap, low-quality processed foods high in sugar, fat, salt, genetically modified ingredients, and pesticides. But, when you reach for whole nutrient organic.. Read More

Dieting, Immune System, Nutrition | 10.30.13 | No Comments

Interesting Items to Add to Your Diet

Interesting Items to Add to Your Diet

Looking for new items to add to your diet? If that is the case, then I have just the thing for you. Dr. Dan Kehres, a wellness expert suggests that adding apple cider vinegar and garlic to your diet has health benefits. According to him, these tw.. Read More

Dieting, Immune System, Nutrition | 12.6.12 | No Comments

The Common Cold and the Flu

The Common Cold and the Flu

The common cold and the flu (influenza) are both caused by viruses. The viruses that cause colds and the flu are transmitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes into the air and another person inhales the infected droplets. You can al.. Read More

Immune System | 08.22.08 | 4 Comments

Warning Signs of Food Allergy

Warning Signs of Food Allergy

If you have a food allergy, your immune system mistakenly regards a particular food as harmful and begins producing antibodies to that food. Each time you eat that food, your immune system releases various chemicals to protect your body. Th.. Read More

Immune System | 08.22.08 | 3 Comments

Allergies to Food

Allergies to Food

A food allergy is a reaction of the immune system to a food or food ingredient that most people find harmless. If you eat a food that produces an allergic reaction, your immune system responds by releasing numerous chemicals that cause alle.. Read More

Immune System | 08.22.08 | 1 Comment

Warning Signs of Allergy to Medication

Warning Signs of Allergy to Medication

Always report any unpleasant or unexpected side effects of medication to your doctor. The following symptoms may indicate an allergy to medication: • rash • hives (itchy, raised, red patches on the skin) • itching • swollen.. Read More

Immune System | 08.22.08 | No Comments

Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylactic shock is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. The reaction usually occurs after an insect sting or bite or after injection of a specific drug such as penicillin. Occasionally the reaction occurs after eating a particul.. Read More

Immune System | 08.22.08 | No Comments

Allergies to Medications

Allergies to Medications

Drug allergies arise from a complicated response by the immune system to a specific medication. A person usually goes through three stages when developing an allergy to a medication. First, he or she must be exposed to the drug by taking on.. Read More

Immune System | 08.22.08 | No Comments

Airborne Allergies

Airborne Allergies

An allergy is an exaggerated or inappropriate response of the immune system to a substance that is harmless to most people. Substances that can cause such reactions are called allergens. Common allergens include pollen, dust particles, cert.. Read More

Immune System | 08.22.08 | 1 Comment

Immunodeficiency Disorders

Immunodeficiency Disorders

A weakened immune system can be congenital (present from birth), or it may result from an inherited disorder or an infection. It also may occur as a side effect of drug treatment. People with weakened immune systems have difficulty fighting.. Read More

Immune System | 08.22.08 | No Comments