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Hypothyroidism

Vegan Diet May Help Protect Against Hypothyroidism

Posted December 10, 2013

It has been previously thought that vegans have a greater risk of developing hypothyroidism due to a low intake of the mineral iodine. However, a new study from researchers at Loma Linda University suggests that a plant-based diet may actually be protective.

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Best foods to eat to kick-start a sluggish thyroid

Posted July 31, 2012

If you feel sluggish, tired or depressed often with some difficulty losing weight no matter what you try, you may be suffering from hypothyroidism, or simply a sluggish thyroid. It’s estimated that at least five percent of the population suffers from hypothyroidism.

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Natural remedies for Hypothyroidism

Posted July 24, 2012

Thyroid is a large bi-lobed endocrine gland of craniate vertebrates that arises as a median ventral outgrowth of the Pharynx, and lies in the anterior base of the neck or anterior ventral part of the thorax, and is often accompanied by lateral accessory glands. Sometimes it is fused with the main mass, and produces the hormones, thyroxin and triodothyronine. It is also called the thyroid gland.

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Scientists Find Vitamin D Crucial In Human Immune Response To TB

Posted April 30, 2012

Not just important for building strong bones, an international team of scientists has found that vitamin D also plays an essential role in the body’s fight against infections such as tuberculosis.

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Aged Garlic Extract May Enhance Immune Function

Posted April 30, 2012

This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel intervention study examined the effect of aged garlic extract on immune cells.

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Immune Defenses Improved By Consumption Of Green Vegetables

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers reporting online in the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, have found another good reason to eat your green vegetables, although it may or may not win any arguments with kids at the dinner table.

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Health Benefits of Cranberry Juice

Posted April 30, 2012

The cranberry is a small, red fruit that is often passed over in favor of the blueberry. However, the cranberry has several health benefits and is most commonly available as a juice. If your juice of choice with your breakfast is orange, stop and consider for a moment the benefits of cranberry too and perhaps swap out your regular juice once in a while! Heres a closer look at cranberry and the health benefits it offers.

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Unique probiotic strains trigger very different immune responses: Researchers

Posted April 30, 2012

The ability of probiotics to influence the immune system differs greatly, depending on the strain, Dutch and Belgian researcher have said in findings that could influence clinical trial design. They used a series of immune markers such as T-cell counts in testing a range of strains supplied by Winclove BioIndustries and found immune modulation greatly differed among the selected probiotic types.

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Green Veggies Vital in Boosting Body’s Immune Defences

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers have found that consuming green vegetables is important to a fully functioning immune system. They do this by ensuring that immune cells in the gut and the skin known as intra-epithelial lymphocytes (IELs) function properly.

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Aged garlic may ease cold symptoms

Posted April 30, 2012

Americans spend close to $3 billion dollars a year on over-the-counter cold medications, and roughly $400 million on prescription meds. On top of that, lost revenues from work absence are estimated at about $20 billion. Finding ways to prevent colds and flu, or to at least minimize their symptoms or duration, can save both time and money. Several botanical supplements are commonly used to prevent and treat colds. One of them is garlic, which contains multiple phytochemicals that stimulate the immune system to help fight off unwanted viruses and other germs.

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