Immunity

The Unexpected Disease-Spreading Spots In Your Kitchen

I don’t have to tell you that washing your hands is one of the best ways to protect yourself from bacterial and viral infections, especially during the cold and flu season. But drying your hands — well, that’s another story. Let your hands drip-dry In a recent study, researchers at Kansas State University asked 123 […]

Copper Nukes The MRSA Superbug

When patients are admitted to a hospital injured, debilitated or sick, their immune systems are compromised, making them easily susceptible to superbug infections… probably one of the most frightening things that can happen to a patient. Hospitals are an ideal breeding ground for superbugs because they can survive on surfaces for up to three days […]

Rosemary Boosts Your Immune System And Memory

With politicians telling us that austerity measures are far from over in Britain, it’s heart-warming to see that the Great British spirit of resilience is as strong as ever with more and more people cooking with ingredients from their gardens in an effort to save a few pounds.  One very handy garden shrub for cooking […]

The Risks Of Taking Supplements Before Surgery

Yesterday, I told you about the supplements that can help you recover much faster after surgery. But there’s a catch. And it’s an important one: Give up your supplements in the days leading up to your surgery. Err on the side of caution You’ll find plenty of variations in guidelines for discontinuing supplements before surgery. […]