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Wellness notes of enCOURAGEment

The immune system is an essential component of the body. The main purpose is to maintain health by protecting the body from bacteria and viruses. A healthy immune system protects us from harmful pathogens, enables our bodies to fight off diseases, and creates antibodies to fight infections. When this system is not functioning optimally, the body may become susceptible to infections or even disease.

What we eat influences how we think, feel, and behave. The gut and brain are connected and affect each other. Theyconstantly communicate tooptimize mood, focus, energy, and overall health. This communication is called the gut-brain axis andhas two main functions: receive information about internal conditions and send signals to the brain.

Multiple types of prebiotics work together to improve the microbiome in three primary ways...

Phenols are the chemical compounds that give color to foods such as the red in a raspberry and the blue in a blueberry; phenolic compounds created by plants are called salicylates. Phenols are also found in artificial colors, artificial flavors and preservatives, and these can cause symptoms in some people...

We all desire to have a healthy mind and body. But did you know your gut microbiota plays an important role with how the gut, brain, and immune systems are interconnected? The good bacteria in our gut helps self-regulate the immune system to survive in all the conditions. Further, the gut is connected to the brain through the gut-brain axis that involves the central nervous system and the enteric nervous system.
Having a good immune system is vital to ward off disease-causing microorganisms. If you or any of your family gets flu, cold, or illnesses (viral and bacterial infections) easily, then it can be a clear sign that the immune system needs to be improved. Here are the top 10 ways to boost your family’s immune system.
As a parent, you want your kids to eat well and stay healthy. From a FDA report, food allergies affect millions of Americans every year. So, how can we as parents and carers understand if there is a food allergy, and is there a way to minimize food allergies?

Emotional and/or mental health doesn’t always fall in the same sentence with nutrition.  But did you know a child’s mood can be affected by the food they are eating? It is vital to keep an eye on what you give to your kids to eat not only for their physical health but mental health as well.

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