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WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

A report released by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated some shocking facts. According to it, antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. There are, however, very few potential treatment options. The growing resistant infections pose the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) which kills around 250,000 people each year. There are also very few oral antibiotics in…

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Navratri 2017: Here’s how fasting detoxifies the body and improves immunity

Fasting can detoxify the body, provided that good amount of fruits, vegetables, milk products and unsweetened beverages are included. It can also improve cardiovascular function, blood composition, and blood pressure, say experts. * Drinking a lot of liquids such as coconut water and herbal tea help aggressively in flushing out toxins from the body and maintaining electrolyte balance. * Another benefit of fasting is that it brings self-discipline and keep us away from eating unnecessary snacking. * Following the pattern of the traditional and Satvik diet that includes fruits, lassi (Buttermilk), lemon water,…

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High Fat Diet Can Mess With Your Immunity, Leading To Cardiac Arrest

It has been known since ages that high-fat diet leads to increase in cholesterol content of the body, which further may lead to heart related problems. High fat diet may harm you in a completely new way suggests a recent study. Along with weight gain, constipation, slower metabolism and heart diseases, intake of a fat rich diet may disturb the functioning of your immune system as well. New research has uncovered a way in which a high fat diet could increase the risk of heart disease, by causing a harmful…

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Believe it or Not, Taking Regular Showers May Damage Your Immunity

Growing up, we were always told to brush twice and also shower regularly for good hygiene. It turns out that there might be little truth in this advice. According to a new study conducted at the Genetic Science Centre at the University of Utah, over-cleaning can damage the human microbiome which can have a negative impact on our immune system, digestive functions and even our heart health. The human microbiome is a collection of good bacteria, viruses and other microbes that live in your body and help in regulating day to day functions. They…

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Building immunity

In this holiday season, as your schedule starts becoming more packed, nutrition takes a back seat. Even as you successfully manage your crazy life, you don’t feel fine. Could it be because you’re overstressed and undernourished? Let’s chat about building immunity in the context of the season at present. The wedding and festive season can take a toll on your body without you realising it. To achieve your goals this season, you need to arm yourself with the following food fighters: Protein Protein builds your internal soldiers, fights diseases and…

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Your saliva test can check body’s immunity

Y Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that antibody levels in saliva are linked to those in blood serum, suggesting a new method for assessment of protection against bacterial infections. The study was published in the journal Biomarkers. They found that in general, higher antibody concentrations in serum were associated with higher concentrations in saliva, with the strongest relationships observed for IgA antibodies. “Protection against bacterial infection is usually inferred by measuring antibody levels in blood serum,” said lead study author Dr Jennifer Heaney. “But taking blood samples…

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