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5 Cold and Flu-Fighting Foods to Boost Your Immune System

In this article, you'll discover and learn 5 cold and flu-fighting foods to boost your immune system. In most cases, the common cold and flu are non-threatening, but it can leave you feeling terrible, to say the least. These infections are extremely common, affecting most of us at least twice or thrice a year. This is not surprising, considering that there are hundreds of viruses that can cause them. This doesn’t mean that you’re helpless. When it comes to fighting the cold and flu, there’s nothing more effective than a healthy immune system. A balanced and varied diet is absolutely essential for strong immunity, as your body requires a whole range of vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients to function optimally. In addition to maintaining optimal nutrition and hydration, there are a...

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The Keto Flu: Symptoms and How to Overcome It

The keto flu is almost a necessary evil, to enter the gates of ketosis. The keto flu is your body's natural way of reacting to the lack of carbs. Some ketoers have even described the keto flu to be similar to withdrawing from other addictive substances (e.g. tobacco). Like most people, you probably have to feed your body a significant amount of carbs most of your life. Our bodies and brain are perfectly happy with carbs and have adapted to through hormonal and metabolic processes, which normally run in the background. Switching fuel sources will likely be a drastic shock for your body, at first. In a nutshell, keto flu is a name for a set of symptoms, what you will experience, on the way to ketosis....

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Health Benefits of the Astragalus Root (The Magic Traditional Chinese Herb)

This Chinese root is shown to stimulate the white blood cells that fight infection, says Andrew Weil, MD. A study published in 2007 found that astragalus appears to boost immunity in mice. And a pilot study suggests that the herb may have similar effects in people. However, keep in mind that astragalus may take 6 to 8 weeks to reach its full effect. ...