1. Elderberry and The Immune System 

    Elderberry and The Immune System 

    The flowers and berries of the plant also have a diaphoretic action; helping the  immune system to mount an optimal fever response to efficiently kill pathogens that  are susceptible to the heat. At a microscopic level, elderberry promotes a healthy  immune response against viruses by increasing the number of inflammatory  molecules called cytokines. Cytokines can cause local and systemic inflammation; encouraging immune cells to  the area to help clear infection.   

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  2. The Affect Of Massage Therapy And Patient Outcome

    The Affect Of Massage Therapy And Patient Outcome

    Massage therapy is the hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues in the body.  Soft tissue is found throughout our body, and is comprised of muscle, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, fat tissue, joints and blood vessels.  Massage techniques are applied with the hands, elbows, forearms, and sometimes devices.   

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  3. Men's Health Blood Tests

    Men's Health Blood Tests

    Common blood tests your doctor may order and you need to understand

    1. CBC  complete blood count:
    which measures your white blood cells red blood cells and platelets good indicator of how your immune system is functioning.

    2. Complete chemistry profile:
    this includes glucose-measures blood sugar, creatinine and urea which measures kidney function, sodium and

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  4. Can we always blame our hormones?

    Outside forces like stress or temperature change are constantly acting on us. How do our bodies remain stable internally while such external fluctuations are present? Hormones are what make it possible for our bodies to respond at any moment to changes that threaten our internal equilibrium.

    Stress and Arousal
    The origin of the word hormone comes from the Greek-literally meaning "to arouse". Hormones arouse cells by altering cellular activity, increasing or decreasing the rate of normal metabolic processes to help maintain homeostasis.
    Since hormones govern processes like growth, reproduction and food use by cells, it follows that our body’s normal state of balance can be radically altered when hormonal imbalances occur.

    Our adrenal glands produce the hormones epinephrine

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