Posts Tagged ‘immune system’

When the Immune System Falls

What in the world is PANDAS? An ordinary, run-of-the-mill strep infection can lead to absolute disaster. One day your adorable child has a minor infection; the next day, your adorable child morphs into something out of a Stephen King novel. One little girl changed from happy-all-the-time to screeching-rages-all-the-time. And it went on, and on, and…

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The Reach-Out-And-Touch-Everything Immune System

Did you ever wonder how your body protects itself from disease? More important, did you ever wonder how you could help? Well, you probably know that your immune system leads the battle against disease. You may even know this defense system that protects us from evil may be the most complicated system in your body.

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Aging Doesn’t Have to Mean Bad Health

According to popular opinion, aging always means declining health. And that seems true enough, at least as far as we can tell, but let’s talk about why this doesn’t have to be. Our immune system determines how long and how well we live. The rest of the endocrine gang has a lot to say about…

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What Causes Heart Attacks

I hope you’re sitting down, all relaxed, and ready to deal with the fact that what causes heart attacks isn’t what we’ve been told it is. We’ve been told a lie. Poobahs tell us again and again–endlessly–often at the top of their lungs, in every media outlet available to them, that the one-and-only cause of…

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Dry Mouth Woes

Most folks think of “Dry Mouth,” known amongst the poobahs as xerostomia (zero STOW mee uh), as a minor, occasional inconvenience. For most of us, if dry mouth shows up, it goes away fairly quickly, so we don’t worry about it.

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Three Endocrine Amigos

When it’s about health, everything affects everything. Big things, small things, unexpected things, anything can stomp in and drag you into a mess. Why? Our complicated endocrine system always does its own thing. Since we often don’t know what “its own thing” means, results get dismaying.

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Innocent-Looking Enemies

As you know, we’re surrounded by health enemies. Trouble is, they seem like such a part of everyday life, we usually don’t have a clue we’re in trouble. Today I want to talk about a problem born in 1974, fluorescent lights.

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