Immune system update: Strong immune system, preventing pneumonia, common cold vs. flu, bronchitis vs. pneumonia

Eat these foods for a strong immune systemThe winter time can really hit your immune system, and that is why it’s important to keep it strong to ward off illness. In this roundup, we will look at foods for a strong immune system, discuss pneumonia prevention, and talk about the differences between a cold and flu, as well as bronchitis and pneumonia.

Ensuring that you stay healthy is the job of your immune system, but if it’s weak your risk of illness is higher. The articles below will help you protect your immune system and be aware of the possible threats.

Eat these foods for a strong immune system


Cold and flu season is upon us! If you don’t want to be bogged down by illness (who does?), you should wash your hands diligently, get the flu shot, and try your best to avoid people who are sick around you. But another great trick is boosting your immune system to make sure it has all the fighting powers to ward off illness when it strikes.

An easy way to boost your immunity is with the foods you eat. Healthy food is packed with essential vitamins and nutrients your immune system needs in order to stay strong. When you eat unhealthy foods, you are weakening your immune system so it can’t fight off any impending threats as effectively. Continue reading…

Preventing pneumonia in elderly: How to boost the immune systemPreventing pneumonia in elderly: How to boost the immune system

Pneumonia is a preventable condition, but you need a strong immune system to resist the infection. Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung tissue caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus. It may be contagious if caused by an infectious microbe. But if it is caused by chemical fumes or other poisons, then it is not contagious.

As we age, the risk of pneumonia increases, because our immune system becomes weaker, so it is less successful in fighting off illness. Let’s examine the causes of pneumonia in the elderly and look at some ways to boost our immune system naturally to better prevent pneumonia. Continue reading…

7 common habits that put your immune system at risk7 common habits that put your immune system at risk

Our immune system is our body’s number one defense mechanism to ensure we don’t get sick. Unfortunately, as we age, our immune system becomes weaker and there are certain lifestyle habits that can speed up this process even further.

If you’re concerned about keeping your immune system strong, you may want to cut out these common habits that sabotage your immune system. Continue reading…

Common cold vs. flu (influenza), differences in symptoms, transmission, and treatmentCommon cold vs. flu (influenza), differences in symptoms, transmission, and treatment

Distinguishing between the common cold and the flu (influenza) may be quite different as they do share many similar traits. Furthermore, a person can experience both a cold and the flu simultaneously, which can make diagnosis even more difficult. The best way to decipher between the common cold and flu is recognizing the differences in symptoms.


Cold and flu season generally peaks during the colder months like January and February. The busy holiday times along with added stress wear down our immune systems, leaving us defenseless against illness.
Although at first the cold and flu may appear the same, the key differences in symptom severity and duration can help distinguish between either illness. Continue reading…

Bronchitis vs. pneumonia, differences in symptoms, causes, and treatmentBronchitis vs. pneumonia, differences in symptoms, causes, and treatment

Bronchitis and pneumonia are two respiratory conditions that at first may appear to be the same, but there are unique differences distinguishing the two. In both conditions, inflammation is present, but for bronchitis it is inflammation of the bronchi, and in pneumonia it is inflammation of the lungs.

Both conditions affect the lower part of the respiratory tract, but generally speaking, pneumonia is a more serious condition than bronchitis. Both conditions affect a person’s ability to breathe, but pneumonia has been found to reduce breathing function more than bronchitis. Furthermore, a fever in pneumonia is often more severe than a fever in bronchitis. Continue reading…


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