Narcolepsy is a neurological condition where your brain can’t properly regulate sleep and waking patterns. It may be caused by low levels of hypocretin, an autoimmune response, or brain injury due to trauma, brain tumor, or diseases like multiple sclerosis. Hormonal changes, certain infections, environmental toxins, psychological stress, and an abrupt change in sleep patterns may also trigger this condition. Narcolepsy is also linked to genetic factors and family history.
Athlete's foot is a common skin infection of the feet caused by fungi. Though many kinds of fungi can be responsible, Trichophyton rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes account for the majority of cases. A genetic predisposition, dermatitis, excessively sweaty feet, shoes that don’t let your feet breathe, weakened immunity, and poor circulation of blood in your feet can up your risk. So can activities like running or swimming.
Family history, specific genetic mutations, and other autoimmune disorders make you more likely to have the disease. Childhood illness, the age at which gluten was introduced in your diet, and how long you were breastfed matter too. Knowing what causes celiac disease and whether you are at high risk can help you get screened early.
As an antioxidant, Spirulina algae has can kill free radicals. This will stop oxidative stress from damaging your cells and DNA. Even if cancer develops, Spirulina’s phytochemicals slow down tumor growth and stop cancer cells from spreading. It can even increase the activity of macrophages and antibodies, helping your immune system flourish. This immunity boost will be able to resist inflammation and therefore, cancer development. Spirulina powder can be added to smoothies or baked goods, or taken as pills.
If you’re struggling with constipation, get more fiber by eating yucca. The fiber will also improve your blood glucose and cholesterol levels, making type 2 diabetes and heart disease less likely. And if you already have diabetes? The fiber in yucca will help control it. You’ll also be able to eat less and lose weight because fiber can boost satiety. Even your immunity will flourish, thanks to the high level of vitamin C in yucca. One cup has 42.4 milligrams!
Noni juice is made from the fruit of the noni plant. It has antioxidant properties that prevent cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Cell regeneration and wound healing will also get a boost. Plus, this juice can prevent mental decline and cardiovascular disease by protecting brain and heart cells. Additional benefits enhanced immunity, since noni juice protects T-cells from proteins that harm them. Noni leaves can also be made into a tea that’s linked to better bone health.
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Jogging is an easy-to-do exercise that can help you meet your weekly target of 150 mins of physical activity. Besides burning off 240 cal or more, losing belly fat, you could see other benefits too. Research suggests you could improve your lipid profile, reduce risk of hypertension, ward off aging of your brain, and see better heart health, joint health, and immune function.
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Echinacea, also known as Coneflower is abundantly found in the central and eastern north America and Canada. With various therapeutic properties that have been harnessed since centuries, the herbal supplements of echinacea are gaining a lot of importance in today’s times. The stem, root, flower, and leaves are used to[.....]
Within 2–6 weeks of infection, the patient experiences flu-like symptoms like fever, chills, diarrhea, and swollen lymph nodes, but 20% of the infected show no symptoms. Then, symptoms disappear for about 10 years as the virus breeds slowly. Thereafter, the patient increasingly suffers from persistent bouts of common infections like oral thrush as the virus overpowers the immune system. If not treated, the infection will develop into AIDS in 2 years. In the last stage of the infection, i.e. AIDS, symptoms include skin rashes, swollen lymph nodes, and loss of weight and energy.
A dairy allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to milk proteins whey and/or casein. Symptoms can range from mild (such as hives, swelling, itching, rashes) to a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. Diagnosis by a qualified allergist by means of a skin or blood test is often the most effective way of confirming a dairy allergy.
Boosting your immune system can mean the difference between frequent infections and a robust disease-free life. It all comes down to a healthy diet rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, a generous dose of probiotics, and good old-fashioned sleep. Alternative therapies, such as acupressure, Ayurvedic massage, or herbal remedies like ashwagandha, also have so much to offer.
Rice, whether brown, wild, basmati, or jasmine, and even the glutinous variety, are essentially gluten-free. But it's wise to check the label and make sure the gluten count is under 20 ppm. Rice flour is safe, but when using nice noodles or pasta check for contamination with semolina or durum wheat. There are certified gluten-free ready mixes, noodles, or pasta on the market but be warned that they charge a premium.
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