When people talk about the immune system, you hear a ton of terms thrown around. Phagocytes, T-cells, B-cells, Cytokines, Helper Cells, Killer Cells, sIgA, IgE. And that’s just the basics. There are more cells, and much more to understand about cell function, cells messaging, sub-cells, etc.
So how does one even begin to understand immune [...]
It’s football season, and, in my book, life now begins anew. Fall football season is the greatest time of year, at least for me. But football is now producing more health concerns, especially in the area of brain health and how it can impact your life for the long term. And it’s not just brain [...]
One of the Tweeps I follow is Dr. Asthma. Dr. Asthma is affiliated with a blog called Asthma Review. The blog was created by someone named Kelly Stefany. Looks like Kelly also does other blogs; Psoriasis Review and Refinance Review. Which makes me think Kelly is a bot or an aggregator, not a genuine blog [...]
Austin Texas’s Fox affiliate has a nice story with a local gastroenterologist about the newer research posted on here earlier showing that stress can mess up your immune response. Probiotic intake (with EpiCor delivering a pro-biotic effect to the gut) is one of the possible preventive measures people might take to help counter and “balance” [...]
As the new year gets rolling, I thought it would be a good time to set the stage with a video rewind of Dr. Stuart Reeves of Embria Health Sciences talking about clinical trial findings with EpiCor, and its immune balance properties.
We’re bombarded with promotions everyday about some new world-beating health product. Problem is, [...]
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When we talk about the immune system and immune cells and and immune balance, it’s natural to picture such things in conceptual, abstract, fuzzy renderings. What’s an immune system look like? How do leukocytes get around?
Some lab research published this month details new visualization technology that shows how a [...]
I look out my office window and see 50+ inches on snow on the ground. With no end of winter in sight. It seems almost ridiculous to think of spring right now. I’d be happy if I didn’t have to break out the snow blower this weekend. That’s would seem like a ray of springtime [...]
I’m seeing some local news stories this week announcing an oversupply of H1N1 vaccine, available free in most places, and being distributed to anyone and everyone, not just kids and young adults. In Iowa, there some 60,000 doses available right now and more in the supply chain. The Iowa state epidemiologist has stated that nearly [...]
We’re full swing into fall at my house, and that means big-time schedule frenzy. My high school kids are in every activity possible, and during the week, don’t get home until 9 or 10 at night, then begin homework. They just finished ACTs, my wife is studying for her next professional designation in financial planning, [...]