Immune System

Health articles explaining how to fortify the immune system and how various food stuffs and health supplements may help.


Friday, 16 November 2018  |  Editor
Probiotics Aid Daily Immunity

​It’s that time of year again, when we all seem to be coming down with something: coughs, colds, flu, sneezes, tonsillitis or worse… And we all know how disruptive and uncomfortable it can be. So how can we make sure we defend ourselves against those nasty viruses and bugs?

Supporting our immune system seems more important than ever during winter. And there’s lots we can do, like reducing stress, or ensuring we get enough vitamin D. But did you know that research shows that the most important supplement you can take to support immunity is actually a probiotic?

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Thursday, 11 January 2018  |  Editor
Natural ways to support your immune system

This is a video by the BioCare Clinical Nutrition Team. It discuses  natural ways to help support your immune system. It's well worth a look.

Seema, from the team, talks about the various nutrients you need and why they help.  Beneath the video you'll find links to some of there nutrients she mentions.

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Thursday, 30 March 2017  |  Editor
What are the symptoms of flu, how long do they last and when should I see a doctor?

Flu can be associated with a variety of symptoms, some of which are common with other viral infections such as the common cold. However, flu symptoms are inclined to be more severe and prolonged, and there is a risk of developing complications such as bronchitis or pneumonia. Here we describe the different symptoms and complications of the flu, and when you need to seek help from your doctor.

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Monday, 13 June 2016  |  Editor
Boost Your Immune System

Disorders of the immune system can result in autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases and cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and HIV/AIDS. HIV is in fact short for "Human Immunodeficiency Virus”, which, as if progresses it interferes more and more often with the immune system. Of course, our immune system also helps to protect us from more minor conditions such as common colds.

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