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Immune System Response Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Immune System Response.

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The Causes of Allergies

While scientists don’t completely understand why allergies develop, they do believe that a combination of things create the immune system confusion, from genetic predisposition to environmental factors. There are two main categories of ris...  Read more

6 Steps to Strengthen Your Immune System

Your immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often...  Read more

Alternative Cold Remedies That Really Work

Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,...  Read more

8 Foods That Strengthen Your Immune System

Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away."  While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,...  Read more

Is It a Cold or Allergies?

You’re sneezing. Your nose is running. Your eyes are watering. And you’re feeling run down. Is it a cold, allergies, or something else? When you've got the sniffles, it’s important to be able to distinguish between the caus...  Read more

New to Spark People-Looking for Support System
Updated 9/27/2014 7:36:20 PM

Hi ! I am new to SP but, not new to fitness or health. Ive been at this journey for a little over 2 years and was about 210 at my heaviest. I have had tremendous success to date with watching what i eat and working out. In the last six months thoug...  Read more

I have tried Nutri system an weight watchers and n
Updated 9/23/2014 4:29:52 PM

I have tried Nutri system an weight watchers and neither worked. I started doing some yoga,but I am not active enough.. I am hopeful to be on here an maybe find some encouragement....  Read more

Using the EXCHANGE system
Updated 8/25/2014 6:23:15 AM

Has anyone ever used the Exchange system on their diet? I count calories but someone mentioned to me they use this exchange system where you watch your starches,milk,meat,veggies,fruit, fat its not as easy for I have been doing it for only o...  Read more

Response to exercise
Updated 9/16/2014 3:32:57 PM

I've found that my body responds better to certain types of exercise. I've done high intensity interval training, step aerobics, weight training, etc. With the serious, 40-60 min cardio routines, my body just gets tired and holds onto weight like cra...  Read more

In Need Of A Support System
Updated 8/6/2014 10:53:35 PM

I have been fighting with this whole weight loss thing for years... and by years I mean YYYYEEEEEAAAARRRSSSSSSS!!! I think one thing I've been missing is a support system that understands my struggles. I have family that are a bit overweight bu...  Read more

Alcat Worldwide

This is a great blood test that tells you how the food you eat interacts with your immune system. The "wrong" food, although it may be a "healthful" for most people, will induce inflammation. The immune system aims to damage the food, which it mist...  Read more

Prevent a Summer Cold by Easing Up on the A/C

Constantly feeling chilled narrows blood vessels in the nose, which prevents infection-fighting immune system cells from reaching your sinuses....  Read more

The FIRM Believers!

Are you a FIRM Believer? A group of people who workout using The FIRM or The TransFIRMer system and Express videos....  Read more

Is There Any Benefit to an Anti-Inflammation Diet?

The body's immune system is a marvelous thing. When an unwanted antigen invades the body, armies of white blood cells work hard to provide protection. The body produces antibodies to destroy whatever it perceives to be harmful. Typically, that means...  Read more

Laughter May Really Be the Best Medicine

Have you heard the one about the Indian yogi who teaches laughing yoga?At first glance, this "fake" laughing seems more weird than funny, but it's apparently no joke. More than a few serious scientists have been looking into the physical effects of l...  Read more