Immune System Diseases

Publication Title: 
Journal of Environmental and Public Health

Environmental medicine generally addresses environmental factors with a negative impact on human health. However, emerging scientific research has revealed a surprisingly positive and overlooked environmental factor on health: direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. Modern lifestyle separates humans from such contact. The research suggests that this disconnect may be a major contributor to physiological dysfunction and unwellness.

Author(s): 
Chevalier, Gaétan
Sinatra, Stephen T.
Oschman, James L.
Sokal, Karol
Sokal, Pawel
Publication Title: 
Journal of Environmental and Public Health

Environmental medicine generally addresses environmental factors with a negative impact on human health. However, emerging scientific research has revealed a surprisingly positive and overlooked environmental factor on health: direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. Modern lifestyle separates humans from such contact. The research suggests that this disconnect may be a major contributor to physiological dysfunction and unwellness.

Author(s): 
Chevalier, Gaétan
Sinatra, Stephen T.
Oschman, James L.
Sokal, Karol
Sokal, Pawel
Publication Title: 
Antioxidants & Redox Signaling

Dietary selenium (]Se), mainly through its incorporation into selenoproteins, plays an important role in inflammation and immunity. Adequate levels of Se are important for initiating immunity, but they are also involved in regulating excessive immune responses and chronic inflammation. Evidence has emerged regarding roles for individual selenoproteins in regulating inflammation and immunity, and this has provided important insight into mechanisms by which Se influences these processes.

Author(s): 
Huang, Zhi
Rose, Aaron H.
Hoffmann, Peter R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased over recent years. Little is known about the use of CAM by children and adolescents. The study objectives were to characterize reasons for referrals and types of therapy for children and adolescents who turned to a CAM clinic. DESIGN: An observational study with prospective collection of data through interviews with the parents conducted by the clinic triage physician using questionnaires. SUBJECTS: Parents of children and adolescents who came for treatment to a CAM clinic. INTERVENTION: None.

Author(s): 
Erez, Carmit
Reuveni, Haim
Freud, Tamar
Peleg, Roni
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice

This review briefly summarizes recent Tai Chi research on physical benefits including balance and muscle strength and psychological benefits including attentiveness, sleep and anxiety. Cardiovascular changes following Tai Chi include decreased heart rate and blood pressure, increased vagal activity and decreased cholesterol. Pain syndromes that have been affected include fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Autoimmune and immune conditions recently researched and reviewed here include osteoporosis, diabetes and HIV.

Author(s): 
Field, Tiffany
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice

This review briefly summarizes recent Tai Chi research on physical benefits including balance and muscle strength and psychological benefits including attentiveness, sleep and anxiety. Cardiovascular changes following Tai Chi include decreased heart rate and blood pressure, increased vagal activity and decreased cholesterol. Pain syndromes that have been affected include fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Autoimmune and immune conditions recently researched and reviewed here include osteoporosis, diabetes and HIV.

Author(s): 
Field, Tiffany
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