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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

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.

Elderberry extract aids blood sugar management

New research from Norway has shown that polyphenolic extracts from elderberries could help with blood glucose management.

Antibiotics – the latest threat to our bees

How the ‘factory farming’ approach to honey threatens our precious pollinators

Common virus may be the trigger for celiac disease

Infection with a common but otherwise harmless virus, can trigger the immune system response to gluten that leads to celiac disease.

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