The immune system is our body’s way to defend itself from the unknown, the unknown being diseases or anything that doesn’t belong in our body. The immune system can help us fight infections or diseases primarily caused by bacteria, parasites, and fungi. It also attacks viruses.
The health of our body is maintained by the equilibrium of redox control. Excessive external factors can disturb this equilibrium triggering disease and illnesses. Most of the diseases are caused by oxidative stress due to active oxygen, other free radicals, and lipid peroxides. Active oxygen, though vital to our body, cause considerable damage to the essential components of human body and disturbs the physiologically important functions of proteins, lipids, enzymes and DNA bearing the genetic code. DNA damage caused by oxidative stress is particularly dangerous and has the potential to lead to serious disorders. Continue reading
Everyone wants to slow down the aging process! How you go about it should be safe and create results. We all know prevention is key when it comes to keeping our skin as youthful as possible. Continue reading
Sleep time is one of the most important parts of the day. Quality sleep can help you prevent mental and physical problems, improve your overall quality of life.
During sleep several areas of your body are busy, keeping the brain healthy as well as several other parts of the body.
Sleep deficiency has an impact on your health. Sleep deficiency raises your risk of chronic health problems. Your behavior, cognitive and social skills might also be affected.
Smoking has been linked to a set of chronic diseases, and cancers:
The conclusions from reports of general surgeons in the US have evolved from a few associations in 1964 to a robust body of evidence documenting the health consequences from both active smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke across a range of diseases and organ systems. In 2004 a report concluded that smoking affects nearly every organ of the body, and the evidence in this report provides even more support for that finding.
Everyone at some point in life has felt stressed, stress can be considered part of life. All animals have stress response, which can save their lives.
The nerve chemicals and hormones released during stressful times, prepares the animal to face a threat or flee to safety.
However, with chronic stress, those same nerve chemicals that are life-saving in short bursts can suppress functions that aren’t needed for immediate survival. Your immunity is lowered and your digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems stop working normally. Once the threat has passed, other body systems act to restore normal functioning.