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Health Thoughts: Can Autoimmune Conditions Be Reversed?

When your immune system encounters a new virus, it manufactures a custom antibody specifically designed to kill that particular virus. When you have recovered from the virus, your body keeps a copy of that antibody to act as a blueprint if you ever encounter that virus again and need to make more antibodies. That is […]

How To Get Rid of Belly Fat (For Good)

Excited to catch some waves but nervous about how you are going to look once you have that swimsuit on? You can lose belly fat before you even go put it on! There are many tried and true ways on how to lose that belly fat and keep it off. Here are some ways you can achieve […]

How to Determine Nutritional Risk in Older Adults

Malnutrition in older adults can lead to various health concerns, including: A weak immune system, which increases the risk of infections Poor wound healing Muscle weakness and decreased bone mass, which can lead to falls and fractures A higher risk of hospitalization An increased risk of death Factors Contributing to Malnutrition The causes of malnutrition […]

Older Adult Health: 10 Tips for Choosing Nutritious Foods and Drinks

Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Your body changes through your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips to choose foods for better health at each stage of life. 1. Drink plenty of liquids  With age, you […]

Discretionary Choices: Foods To Limit As An Older Adult

If you are over 70 years old, some of your dietary needs differ from other populations. Your calorie needs decrease as you get older, yet you may need more of some key nutrients. How Many Calories The amount of calories you need depends on how physically active you are. The USDA defines a sedentary lifestyle […]

9 Facts + 7 Tips To Taking Medication for Older Adults

As you get older, your weakening immune system and diseases may require you to take medication. Sometimes, you will have to take a lot of them, and it can be potentially harmful if you do not know what they are for and what to expect when you are taking a lot of drugs. Hence, this […]

Everything You Need to Know About Obesity

Obesity is a problematic health condition for millions of people around the world. It becomes the root of a myriad of severe health problems. For this reason, it is necessary that you know the ways you can develop it so you can avoid it and treat it if you should have it. Read on and […]

8 Immunity-Boosting Ways to Fend off Diseases

Diseases are not inevitable, and one of your primary defense against them is your immune system. Hence, it is crucial that you always keep it at its optimum state. There are many ways to achieve a healthy immune system. Below are eight things you can do to boost your defense against diseases. 1. Get a […]

3 Autoimmune Disorders and How They Ruin Lives

Some of the worst diseases that you can get are those that turn your immune system against you. There are diseases out there that will cause your body to betray itself, causing your white blood cells to damage other parts of your body because they get confused about what they are supposed to be going […]