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Heal Thyself - Spotlight on Immunity
By Julia Van Tine
If you’re reading this now, in midwinter, chances are your most immediate need is to find ways to ease the burden of the season’s colds and flus. This year’s shortage of flu vaccine, which raises everyone’s risk of getting sick, only makes the task more urgent.
But there are plenty of other reasons to pay attention to your immune system. It does much more than protect you from the occasional cold or virus—it’s the backbone of your defense against a world of invisible perils. When it’s healthy, its T cells, B cells, and natural killer cells work quickly, decisively, and in harmony to ambush rogue microorganisms, environmental toxins, and cells gone awry. You might liken its workings to expert dancers who can anticipate their partners’ every move. All of them are supported by other cells, tissues, and organs that search out and destroy marauding microbes.
And the payoff for tending to your immune system on a daily basis, giving it the same care and consideration you give, say, a beloved pet, is considerable. You can lessen the risk of all sorts of ailments: environmental allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and even cancer.
What’s the best way to bolster this protective armor? You already know about giving your immune system the basics it requires to function: a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; adequate rest and exercise; and a stress level that doesn’t get out of hand.
But these days, supplement aisles are packed with products that claim to boost your immunity even further. Some really deliver, and some don’t. Here are the ones that can keep you healthy—not just during the cold season, but all year round. All have a good track record, so you can pretty much pick the one or ones that appeal to you. (The more the merrier.)
• Fight flu with elderberry
In the 18th century, Europeans drank hot wine made from the berries of the elderberry tree to ease cold and flu symptoms. Modern herbalists still recommend elderberry for viral infections, especially the flu.
“The extract inhibits replication of several strains of influenza A and B,” says Oklahoma City physician Larry Altshuler, author of Balanced Healing: Combining Modern Medicine with Safe and Effective Therapies. In a study of 60
Norwegian men and women with early-stage flu, those who got elderberry extract recovered more quickly and used less medicine than those who took a placebo extract. User’s tip: While elderberry is available in various forms, Altshuler says the best research has been done on the syrup. Follow label directions.
• Sip a soothing cuppa
Tea drinkers rejoice: Your favorite beverage may help you fight off colds and flu. Harvard University researchers found that people who drank five cups of black tea a day for two weeks had stronger T cell responses to bacteria than those who drank coffee. Green, white, and red teas can also offer immune benefits.
User’s tip: Can’t drink five cups a day? Fewer ...
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JUST 4 GIRLZ EXPO 2013
Dates: 10/12/2013 – 10/12/2013
Lexington HotelOxon Hill
6400 Oxon Hill Rd
The Just 4 Girlz Expo is coming back for 2013 with a even bigger and better show than last year. From shopping to dynamic presentation and awesome motivational speakers-we will definitely have powerful day for the ladies of all ages who plan to attend. This year our theme will be Youth Making a Difference in their Community and Young Entreprenuers setting their own path! For more details or to register, visit www.just4girlz.eventbrite.com
AATB Annual Meeting 2013 - American Association of Tissue Banks
Dates: 10/2/2013 – 10/6/2013
Gaylord NationalNational Harbor
201 Waterfront Street
The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is a professional, non-profit, scientific and educational organization. It is the only national tissue banking organization in the United States, and its membership totals more than 100 accredited tissue banks and 1,000 individual members.Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the AATB Annual Meeting 2013 - American Association of Tissue Banks? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.All information in Events In America is deemed to be accurate at the time we add it,and we take steps to verify all details and update our records when new information is provided, but as people, events and circumstances change, we caution users to independently confirm all information. EventsInAmerica.com and Events In America LLC make no guarantee of accuracy and assume no liability for inaccurate information.
38th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry
Dates: 8/7/2013 – 8/10/2013
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Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC
Washington DC Career Fair
Dates: 7/17/2013 – 7/17/2013
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1900 N Fort Myer Dr
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1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209
Five-Day Ignatian Retreat
Dates: 5/21/2013 – 5/23/2013
37th and O Streets NW
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Office of Campus Ministry
May 21-26, 2013
This week-long silent retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is an excellent way to go deeper in faith and life. The retreat is geared toward helping participants recognize and grow in their relationship with God through Jesus Christ, deepen their prayer life, and discern and live out their deepest desires. Open to students, faculty & staff, and alumni.