Infectolab - gut biome

4 Ways To Improve Your Gut Biome (And 5 Reasons Why It’s So Important)

Bodily systems work together in intricate ways. There are 11 major systems in the human body.  The nervous system sends important signals throughout the body, the cardiovascular system sends nutrients through constant blood flow, and the respiratory system keeps air in the lungs. Every single organ network has a specific job to do, and when they’re running optimally, good health follows.

The digestive system is in charge of breaking down food and turning it into fuel. It is directly responsible for energy levels, growth, and repairs on a cellular level. The digestive system relies on many things to function properly, and one of those things is your microbiome (or gut biome).

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Infectolab - vitamins

The 5 Most Important Vitamins To Maintain A Healthy Immune System

A healthy immune system is the key to overall health. It’s designed to encourage the proper response against invaders when they manage to infiltrate the body and cause infection, disease, or chronic illness. The immune system sends out specific cells in an attempt to curb the spread of these invaders and eliminate them from the body.

When the immune system isn’t functioning at its best – which can happen when the body isn’t getting all the essential vitamins it needs – pathogens have free access, leading to less than ideal outcomes. Some illnesses can be prevented entirely if the immune system is up and running at its most optimal levels, and when that happens, the body will thank you for it. Here are some of the most important vitamins to maintain a healthy immune system.

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Infectolab - diet and lifestyle

5 Diet And Lifestyle Changes That Help Boost Immunity In Patients With Chronic Disease

Having a chronic disease can often feel debilitating. Getting through the day can be an uphill battle when you feel as though your body is playing on the opposite team, but there are things that can be done to help ease symptoms. Chronic illnesses can range in severity, but they all have one thing in common: they stick around for the long run. Dealing with a constant illness can be exhausting, and that constant fatigue can lead to a lowered immune response in the body.

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Infectolab - nutrition

Why Good Nutrition Is Essential In Those Suffering From Chronic Disease

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be hard to eat a balanced diet. Between not having enough time to cook healthy meals, the convenience of takeaway, and heavily processed food items taking center stage on grocery store shelves, maintaining a well-balanced diet can be a difficult thing to accomplish. However, it is possible to continue living virtually the same lifestyle while also getting all the whole foods your body needs to keep it running at its best.

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Infectolab - gut health

Can Lyme Disease Disrupt The Microbiome?

Lyme disease can cause serious issues throughout a patient’s entire body. This is one of the attributes that makes the disease so hard to pin down, and why reliable diagnosis is one of the most obvious problems doctors and patients face. Despite Lyme disease manifesting in all sorts of various ways, one of the areas it primarily affects is the gut. Around 70–80% of our immune system is controlled by our gut and the microbiome (helpful bacteria) contained within it. Lyme has a significant effect on immune regulation and often causes sustained inflammation in its chronic form. Therefore, Lyme disease has a major impact on gut health. This can severely impede recovery, leading to further issues and complications down the line. The subject of Lyme disease and the microbiome is often understudied by most doctors, yet its impact on the disease as a whole is significant.

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