Flair & Balance
Here’s a collection of stories that connect to the “balance” factor. Some older, some new. Hopefully, all credible and worth the read.
- Allergies: Clearing the Air
This NBC Nightly News story gets at the heart of immune balance: helping immune systems “learn” how to react to pathogens and allergans in a way the keeps miserable symptoms at bay.
- Give Stress More Respect
Tara Parker-Pope’s Well Blog at the New York Times serves up a good piece on how stress morphs into sickness and health problems. Immune balance can offset physical manifestations of stress.
- Immune Systems Increasingly On Attack
This Washington Post piece gives a good overview of how Western populations have altered their immune systems over the decades to a point where chronic conditions are becoming commonplace. Kind of alarming.
- Why Men Die Sooner
This is WebMD’s (through CBS) review of a new book about men’s higher mortality rate compared to women. Why? Pent up stress and the out-of-kilter immune response it causes could be one reason. Very interesting.
- America’s Most Stressful Cities
Forbes ranks Chicago as numero uno.
- Babies Know: A a Little Dirt is Good For You
This New York Times piece presents compelling information on the hygiene hypothesis and healthy immune systems. Includes some thoughts on pets and how they can assist with developing beneficial gut bacteria in small children.
- Alternative Medicine is Mainstream
An opinion piece from the Wall Street Journal on the need to put preventive medicine on the same plane with conventional medicine. Authored by four visionaries in the alternative health field.
- Stress So Bad It Hurts
A Wall Street Journal account of stress and pain plus other stress related conditions, and how immune balance enters in.