With the coronavirus continuing to spread, it's more important than ever to strengthen the immune system for the possible prevention of the virus. It might sound difficult but worry not, we can do this by trying to adapt with few changes
Micronutrients essential to fight infection include vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, and the minerals iron, selenium, and zinc. Here’s what we know about how these nutrients support our immune system and the foods we can eat to get them.
I sometimes stay up past bedtime to watch a cricket match. Recently I was watching one, and there was a promotional advertisement. The punch line of the commercial, during Champion’s League football match, was sonamanahhai, you can’t sleep. The message jolted me back to reality, and I suddenly realized it was way past my bedtime. I shut the TV and went to sleep, assuring myself I could always catch the highlight of the game the next day on TV.
The immune system is incredibly important, thanks to its role in fighting off dangerous invaders in our bodies. But sometimes it gets it wrong, targeting harmless proteins from things like nuts or dairy products and triggering allergic reactions that ironically can themselves be fatal. Now, researchers from Michigan State University have identified a mechanism that helps keep the immune system in check, potentially paving the way for drugs that could prevent allergic reactions before they start.