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Where you live is more influential to immunity than genes

Our history and environment – like where and with whom we live – are responsible for 60% to 80% of the differences between individual immune systems,

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A mushroom a day for better immunity?

Regular consumption of shiitake mushrooms, prized in traditional Asian medicine for their health-giving properties, can help improve immune function, say US researchers

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Zinc deficiency linked to inflammation, poor immunity

Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation and deficiency can lead to inflammatory conditions, scientists say

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Take a walk in the woods to boost immunity, shake off stress

It’s not just a psychological effect, plants release important chemicals that, when we breathe them in, trigger key immune activity

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A botanical boost to immunity

When your immune system is working below par there are plenty of natural ways to give it a helping hand

Dietary polyphenols promote health through the gut

Dietary polyphenols found ineveryday foods such as onions, green tea, red wine and cacao support good gut health, which in turn supports the health of the entire body.

The mind-altering effects of stress

How poverty and disadvantage raise the risk of dementia

What happens to your body when you’re stressed

These are stressful times and stress can cause physiological and emotional havoc in your body. Many of the ‘coping strategies’ we use only make it worse so learn to manage your stress, before it manages you.

Air pollution link to measles outbreaks revealed

New evidence from China suggests that when it comes to measles outbreaks levels of air pollution, and their effect on immunity, may be influential.

Potential cancer benefits of a stimulating environment

Living in a stimulating environment has a wide range of mental health benefits – now research shows it may also have physical benefits, helping to speed wound healing and slow cancer.

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