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How Probiotics Help Improve Your Immune System

By now, almost everyone has heard of probiotics, the active cultures in a range of dairy products such as yogurt, some cheeses and kefir, and in fermented foods such as miso, kimchi, and sauerkraut. Most of these are tasty additions to our diet that can also help improve our overall digestive health. But can they

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New Link Found Between The Brain And Your Immune System

A new study has just revealed a startling hidden connection between the brain and the immune system. Researchers always assumed that there was no lymph system in the brain. Now they have discovered lymphatic pathways hidden deep inside the brain that can help explain how the brain works with the immune system, which in turn

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You’re Not Alone

Somewhere on your road to success, you’ll begin to understand that you are really never alone. There are amazing sources of strength and help everywhere you look—you just have to use them. You’ll have to look to find them and then know how to use them, but it beats the heck out of not having

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How To Get Into And Stay In The Success Zone

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “in the zone,” particularly as it applies to athletes or others who are unflappable as they focus on their goal. Sometimes you can be in the zone regarding your success and nothing gets in your way; other times you can think you’re doing everything right, but you’re not really

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How To Move Past Fear

There are times when simply thinking positively won’t move you past your fear and anxiety. And there are times when simply struggling through is the only option. The Evangelical speaker Joyce Meyer says, “If you’re afraid to do it, just DO IT AFRAID.” No one will blame you for being fearful—but you may regret letting

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How To Improve Your Inner Self

The actual psychological personality of a person is referred to as the “self” of a person. And each one of us has a hidden self within us, though we may not be aware of it. Human beings think their consciousness controls their actions. But actually, it’s our inner self guides our behavior in our day-to-day

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The Effect Of Alcohol On Your Immune System

Alcohol is a prevalent drug of choice in Western society, one that many people turn to in order to relieve stress, relax, and ‘enjoy themselves’. However, recent studies are starting to give us a clearer picture of just how harmful alcoholic beverages can be to our overall health. In particular, ‘binge drinking’ is on the

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A Guide To Alcoholic Drinks For The Gluten-Free Dieter

When you’re eliminating gluten, it’s important to consider which alcoholic drinks you will incorporate into your diet. You may not have considered how much gluten there is in alcohol yet, but it can really affect your exposure to gluten. Any beverages made from wheat, barley, or rye contain gluten, as do malted alcoholic beverages made

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Inflammation And Your Immune System

The word inflammation comes from the Latin inflammare, to set on fire. In the context of our immune system, heat, redness, pain and swelling form as a reaction to either injury, or a perceived threat in the body. If you’ve ever hit your thumb with a hammer, you can see how inflammation normally occurs. In

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