HEALTH BLOGS - Inflammation & Immunity
What is Chronic Low-Grade Inflammation? Inflammation refers to your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it, like infections, injuries, and toxins, in an attempt to heal itself. When something damages your cells, your body releases chemicals that trigger a response from your immune system. This response includes the release of antibodies and proteins, […]
Immune resilience is about having an immune system that attacks and eliminates the microbe without hurting your own body cells or causing excessive inflammation. Resilience is the process that allows you to adapt to an adverse condition or stress, recover and return to homeostasis, or balance.
Most people who suffer from Covid-19 never fully recover. Millions of survivors are still struggling to find complete recovery. Some experience extreme fatigue, shortness of breath and body aches, while others suffer from mental fog and have not regained from their loss of taste and smell. There are also others who suffer complications from their […]
A year ago, scientists looking at the future of the COVID-19 pandemic were very optimistic in controlling its spread and treating it. Several vaccine development companies were zooming towards finding the panacea to treat and control it. Unlike the viruses that causes the flu or AIDS, they mistakenly thought that this virus couldn’t mutate to […]
A healthy immune system defends our body against disease and infection. But if our immune system malfunctions, it will mistakenly attack our healthy cells, tissues, and organs with severe consequences to our health. This is described as autoimmune disease and these attacks can affect any part of your body, weakening its bodily function and even […]
It has been more than a year after COVID-19 erupted into the world causing shock and impotency to the medical world as it sought to find the vaccine to combat it. Today still many mysteries persist about the disease: why do some people get so much sicker than others? Why does lung damage sometimes continue […]
As of May 22nd, a staggering number of more than 3.5 Million people have died from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and there are currently 167 Million confirmed cases in 220 countries and territories. This is unprecedented in history. (Statistics from worldometers.info) Importance of Covid-19 Vaccination In what will be an ongoing struggle against Covid-19, vaccines […]
The search for COVID-19 vaccines have recently put the concept of mRNA technology as central for the treatment of diseases. It has provided evidence based proof that this emerging branch of medicine offers a unique viable way to save lives by preventing emerging infectious diseases. With this discovery, the gateway to mRNA research and development […]
In a year upended by COVID-19, it seems as if our immune systems have received more attention than ever before. While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. To date, 105 million people were infected by Covid-19 and there are […]
As new waves of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ravage the world and undermine public health, a Swiss expert panel consisting of prominent doctors and professors from the ETZ Zürich, University Lausanne, University Groningen, and the Swiss Society for Nutrition (SSN) recently undertook a landmark study to review the scientific evidence on the role of […]
Do you feel tired all the time and you do not know why? You may then be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgia encephalomyelitis, is a complicated illness characterized by at least six months of extreme fatigue that is not relieved by rest. In addition you may also suffer […]
It is shocking and unbelievable how rapidly the corona pandemic has spread. It has infected more than 13 million people today since it first appeared in December last year and the numbers are growing and unstoppable. More than half a million people have died so far. The worst is yet to come. Without a medical […]
You may hear the term “inflammation” being used frequently to describe many conditions in the field of medicine and health. What really is inflammation. Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and substances they produce protect us from infection caused by foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses.
The World Health Organization ranks chronic diseases as the greatest threat to health. Chronic inflammatory diseases — including stroke, heart disorders, cancer, and diabetes are the most significant cause of death worldwide. How can we possibly guard against chronic inflammation which can lead to degenerative diseases? Recent studies have shown that chronic inflammation can trigger […]