Hospitals and Blood Donation Centers Dangerously Low on Life-Saving Blood

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Hospitals and Blood Donation Centers are Dangerously Low on Life-Saving Blood Supply Learn how you can help save a life and improve your own health at the same time! Donate blood. Stay healthy! Medical experts state there is a national blood shortage. The pandemic significantly dented blood donations, creating a severe deficit in the national blood supply. Some hospitals and blood donation centers are experiencing blood shortages, and there is deep concern about a potential “blood supply outage.” Earlier this year (January 2022), the Red Cross announced a national blood shortage emergency. It…

Overweight Shelter Dog Saves Man’s Life (in More Ways Than One)

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Overweight Animal Shelter Dog Saves Man’s Life (in More Ways Than One) According to several references, it was eleven years ago that Eric O’Grey’s doctor told him to invest in a cemetery plot. Eric was 51 years old, weighed almost 340 pounds, and suffered from high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other health problems.  A life of poor diet, lack of exercise, and bad choices had finally caught up with him, and there wasn’t much medical science could do.  Rather than give up, however, Eric got a second opinion…

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Roller Skating

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6 Surprising Health Benefits of Roller Skating Most people consider roller skating to be an old-fashioned – outdated pastime. Roller rinks were all the range in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. But they disappeared or have been replaced by now, right? Not at all! Thanks to their many health benefits, roller skating, and rollerblading have seen a comeback among Americans, young and old. While many rinks have re-opened, people still enjoy performing this fun and healthy activity outdoors.  If you want to switch up your exercise regimen, consider adding roller…

4 Surprising Ways Being Obese Weakens the Immune System

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4 Surprising Ways Obesity Weakens Immune System Obesity increases the chances of developing severe issues that affect nearly every organ and tissue of the body. These include the heart, brain, blood vessels, liver, gallbladder, and bones. Excess body fat increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and premature death. According to scientists, obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30-39) or being overweight (BMI of 25-29) can also weaken the body’s immune system. Several studies have linked obesity with a reduced ability to fight infections. Here are some…

Boost Your Immune System with These Powerful Foods

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The Best Foods to Eat to Potentially Boost the Immune System Over the past several decades, intense interest has emerged in the human immune system. Experts have discovered numerous repercussions of weakened immune system responses, including challenges in combating viral infections (e.g., coronavirus/COVID-19), pathogens, and other foreign substances. Dietary and lifestyle habits can affect immune health, altering both its innate and adaptive functions. A daily diet consisting of foods with key micronutrients is essential for building and supporting a healthy immune system, as well as boosting immune system responses. The…

Supercharge Your Immune System with Mushrooms

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Supercharge Your Immune System with Mushrooms The healthier your immune system is, the stronger it will be. Consistently nourishing the body with vitamins and minerals and keeping it hydrated will strengthen the immune system. Also, using immune-boosters and immune-modulators may boost the immune system. In the case of immune-modulators, mushrooms stand out. Ancient civilizations like Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese used mushrooms to fight infections and various diseases. Mushrooms provide nutrients like fiber, protein, vitamins B, C, D, E, and minerals such as potassium and selenium. In addition to these…

Herbs and Spices that May Strengthen the Immune System

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Herbs and Spices that May Strengthen Immune System Responses Over the past several decades, there has been emerging interest in the human immune system. Experts have discovered the many repercussions of a weakened immune system response. A body with a weak immune response has a more difficult time combating viral infections (e.g., coronavirus/COVID-19), pathogens, and other foreign substances.  Dietary and lifestyle habits affect immune health, altering both innate and adaptive functions. A daily diet of necessary nutrients is essential for building and supporting a healthier immune system. The immune system’s cells include…

Two Sneaky Ways Junk Food Weakens the Immune System

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Junk Food is All Around Us Junk food is the go-to food for many Americans. It is becoming a global staple as the obesity rate continues to rise worldwide. What is it about junk food that has hooked millions of people – taste, convenience, price? Likely, it is a combination of all three. Food companies invest millions of dollars into research and development every year to study the driving influences of people and junk food. They also identify how to get consumers hooked. Junk Food is Nothing But Empty Calories…

Stuck in the Past? Here are 7 Ways to Forgive Yourself for Past Mistakes

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Stuck in the Past? Here Are A Few Ways You Can Help Forgive Yourself We all have things in our past that we’re not proud of and regret doing. Many of us have accepted the things we can’t change, learned from them, and moved on.  However, there is a certain number of us who struggle to do this. They can’t seem to get over their past missteps and mistakes, and they let those things continue to haunt their daily lives. They find it difficult to forgive themselves.   If you…

Sitting Too Much Leads to Weight Gain, Poor Blood Circulation, and More

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The Sedentary Life: The 10 Dangers of Sitting Too Much and What To Do About It One of the most common positions we find ourselves in is the sitting position. We sit during our daily commute, whether that be in an automobile or on public transit. We sit throughout the workday while at our desks. We often sit when we get home, whether at the dinner table or in front of the television or computer. On average, most individuals are sitting between six and ten hours a day with little…