Immunity

A Daily Supplement That Supercharges Your Immunity

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At this time of year, many of us will experience bouts of colds, infections, catarrh and similar concerns. Often we blame bugs as the cause of our illness rather than addressing varying weaknesses in our immune system.

How does the immune system work?

The immune system is unlike any other system within our bodies with a complex interaction between several glands, proteins, tissues, chemical compounds, hormones and gut bacteria. These interactions are all involved to help achieve optimal immunity and in its simplistic form,the immune system comprises specialised white blood cells, which learn what belongs to the body and what does not. The role of the immune system is to protect the body against many pathogenic bacteria and viruses on an ongoing basis. Any organism that attacks our system will cause infection and disease and it is the optimal working of the immune system that helps destroy these organisms in order to prevent any further damage and infection. This process is referred to as the immune response. Read More…

Ear Infections & Earache

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The medical term for an ear infection is otitis media.  The word otitis stands for ear which means inflammation and the term media means middle as the infection usually occurs in the middle ear canal.

Although children are more likely to suffer from ear infections, and this is often due to the narrow passage that connects the middle ear to the nose which can get blocked easily, adults may suffer from ear infection too for a variety of reasons.

The symptoms of ear infection in adults may be ear pain, discharge and congestion in the ears which can lead to hearing problems such as muffled hearing. Read More…

Getting Rid Of A Cold Quickly

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When you catch a cold, it is very natural to want to get rid of it fast. The average duration of a cold is between four and seven days and this all depends on the strength of our immune system and how quickly it can respond. The common cold is a group of upper respiratory concerns caused by viruses which is why antibiotics should not be prescribed since they will not work.

The most common viruses responsible for a cold are rhinovirus and corona virus although there are around two hundred types of viruses which may cause a common cold. Symptoms of a common cold include a runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, sore throat, lethargy, mild cough and itching of the throat. Read More…

Fungal Toenails

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With the weather warming up and summer holidays on the horizon more of us are swapping shoes for sandals. This means that any foot issues that you’ve been ignoring all winter are now on show. Fungal toenail infection are more common than you think and are, unfortunately, very difficult to treat. This is because although the infection arises at the nail bed initially, it is embedded within the nail which is difficult to reach. Read More…

Natural Remedies For The Relief Of Sinus Congestion & Sinusitis

Natural Remedies for Sinus Congestion and Sinusitis

A very high percentage of people suffer from sinus congestion and blocked sinuses every year. The medical term for this is sinusitis and is a condition where the sinuses become infected or inflamed.

Sinuses are hollow spaces or cavities near the bones in the skull around the nasal passages. Each sinus has an opening that allows the exchange of mucus and air and the four sinuses are joined together by a thin membrane. Nearly two pints of fluid moves through the sinuses every day and helps to clean and moisten the membranes lining the nose and throat. Fine hairs in the sinuses ensure that the fluid does not get blocked within the sinuses.  When the membrane joining the sinuses becomes infected or inflamed, the fluid simply accumulates causing pressure on the sinus walls leading to pain in the region.

What causes sinus infections?

Sinus infections usually occur as a result of being infected by a virus or fungi. Fungal spores in the air are thought to be one of the most common causes of sinusitis as are pollen from winter and summer flowering shrubs and trees. There are over 40 types of airborne fungal spores and sufferers of sinusitis were found to have an average of two within the sinus cavity. Where your pain is located is often an indicator of which sinus is inflamed or infected although most people with sinusitis have pain in multiple locations. Read More…

Cold Sores Treatment

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There are hundreds of cold sores treatment products on the market and it can be daunting to know which remedies work to treat them. Cold sores are incredibly common, in fact, according to the Herpes Viruses Association seven out of 10 people in the UK carry the virus, but only one in three show symptoms.

What is a cold sore?

Cold sores are a condition caused by the infection of the herpes simplex virus. As mentioned above, nearly all of us have this virus in our bodies and it normally remains dormant where it resides in the sensory nerve cells near the site of infection.
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