Immune System

Keeping You Tip-Top This Time of Year

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

Upon waking on Sunday morning still with the feeling of discomfort in my throat, I decided to take my juicing that one step further, I do love a good vegetable juice more than a fruit juice. I have been finding juicing difficult in the cooler months, I like to be warm so I decided to juice vegetables with ginger to create that warming effect.

Maybe The 5:2 Dieters Were On To Something....

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The scientific evidence that fasting can be beneficial to our health is mounting. Previous studies have shown that starving yourself for a limited...

How Our Immune System Changes Through Life

Henrietta Norton | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Henrietta Norton

Our immune system through the ages. At birth, a baby's immunity relies upon antibodies and gut flora passed from their mothers. Over time the new baby builds up his or her own immune system through a combination of exposure to the environment, mother's milk and eventually the vitamin, minerals and other nutrients in weaning foods.

Yum: Pickled Cabbage And Blue Cheese Said To Ward Off Colds And Flu

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Pickled cabbage, blue cheese and cured olives may sound the shopping wishlist of an old aged pensioner, but fermented foods are making a resurgence on...

How Is Poor Sleep And Cancer Related?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The short term effects of poor sleep may be tiredness and a lack of concentration but there is far more serious long term damage on the immune system,...

Don't Ignore Health Problems Over Christmas, Leading Health Expert Warns

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

One of the nation's leading doctors has urged people not to ignore niggling health problems just because it is Christmas. Professor Keith Willett, ...

How To Slow Down The Ageing Process

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The ageing process is inevitable, but there are several steps you can take to slow it down that don't involve the pointy end of a surgeon's needle. We...

Frail, Ill And Elderly Advised To Seek Help Early To Relieve Pressure On A&E During Winter

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Ill people are being urged to seek help earlier as part of a plan to keep more patients out of A&E. Those who are elderly or frail or who have an e...

Which Two Fruits Are Brilliant At Warding Off Autumn Sniffles?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Red grapes and blueberries both contain compounds that work with vitamin D to boost the immune system, research suggests. In laboratory experiments...

Foods to Fight the Winter Chills

Henrietta Norton | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Henrietta Norton

Writing on winter ills seems surreal after the nourishing heat we have been fortunate to have in the last month. But, as far-fetched as it may seem, if we want to begin our preparations for winter, the time is now; preparation is the work-horse of prevention.

How Immune System 'Balancing Act' Could Help Treat Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

An immune system balancing act performed by scientists could yield new cancer treatments, experts hope. Researchers succeeded in harnessing the imm...

How The Body's Immune System Can Trigger Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A key weapon in the body's immune system armoury may play a major role in triggering cancer, new research suggests. Scientists were surprised to fi...

Don't Stop Taking Your Vitamin D Supplements Just Yet

Aidan Goggins | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

From the start of April onwards we once again become capable of synthesising vitamin D from safe sun exposure. But, that's the snag; the requirement for the sun to be out. For who are we kidding; the calendar may say summer is coming, but clearly someone forgot to remind Mother Nature.

Why Zinc Can Help Reduce Symptoms Of Common Cold

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Zinc plays a vital role in fighting infection by preventing the immune system from spinning out of control, research has shown. The finding may exp...

8 Common Cold And Flu Prevention Mistakes We All Make

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

At this time of year, it can be hard to stay well. Despite your best efforts to avoid contact with bugs and encourage your immune system to work e...

10 Natural Ways To Prevent Cold And Flu

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

With temperatures set to plummet this weekend and weather forecasters warning of snow, the nation's minds will shift to two things: a) how to avoid sl...

Sputum Season - Cough, Splutter, Barf

Mr Pickwick | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

I had been offered the flu jab before Christmas but turned it down on the principle of what is the immune system if you do not use it. And for this reason, the unfriendly flu bacteria came along and kneecapped me.

Five Tips to Bullet-Proof Your Immune System This Winter

Glen Matten | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

With memories of the Olympic summer fading fast, and the spectre of the cold and flu season looming, can anything be done to avoid the long winter months being punctuated by predictably periodic bouts of sneezes, sniffles and days off work cradling a Lemsip? Rather than lurching from one virus to the next, is it possible to bullet-proof your health this winter

Don't Leave Vitamin D Out in the Cold This Winter

Glen Matten | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Glen Matten

Whilst the jury might be out on how effective vitamin D is or isn't when it comes to seasonal colds and flu protection, be under no illusion that limping through winter in a vitamin D deficient state is likely to amplify the risk of a multitude of other serious health problems.

Why Animal Welfare Could be the Key to Wiping Out the World's Deadliest Disease

Mike Baker | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK
Mike Baker

According to the World Health Organisation, more than 55,000 people die a terrible death from rabies every year. 40% of them are children. The suffering endured by people who get rabies is horrible - an awful way to die, and for others to see.

Why Your Immune System Doesn't Protect You From Diabetes

PA | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A type of immune system cell plays a key role in the development of type-2 diabetes, research suggests. Neutrophils, which normally attack bacteria...

Why Belly Fat Isn’t All Bad

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A fatty membrane in the belly called the omentum has, until recently, not been considered to serve much purpose. But Loyola University Chicago Stri...

How A Man's Immune System Boosts His Sex Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The reason why so many women are attracted to 'masculine' men may have less to do with their rugged good looks and more to do with their powerful immu...

How Your Sleep Patterns Affect Your Immune System

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The body’s natural ‘circadian’ clock determines whether we fall victim to illness, scientists have found after discovering a link between disrup...

Why Should You Care About Your Immune System?

Dr Sarah Brewer | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Brewer

It's easy to take your immune system for granted, yet every day billions of cells patrol your body and repel invaders. Just like a large corporation, each member of your internal army has a different role.