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Today’s Solutions: June 23, 2024

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Research shows that foods that are good for us are also good for the planet

It comes as no surprise that since the dawn of the pandemic, people all over the world began typing “immunity boosting foods” into search engines. In fact, these searches rose by 350 percent. The results? It turns out that some of the food items that were popping up over and over again are also Read More...

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Breathe more through your nose to help your immune system

We decided to dust off this older story with a great solution.  We all want to strengthen our immunity, and while diet and exercise are a big part of that, there is another thing you can do to bolster your defense: nasal breathing. According to human performance specialist and breathing Read More...

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Scientists use CRISPR gene editing to make tomatoes richer in vitamin D

Over the past couple of years, people have become especially interested in CRISPR gene editing and vitamin D. Both are linked to fighting off the infamous Covid-19 virus, but in different ways. CRISPR gene editing offers us avenues and technologies that can help us detect the genetic signature of Read More...

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Three surprising myths about vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the vitamins that most people feel like they understand. It’s good for immunity, and you get it from oranges, right? Well, according to Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., RDN, vitamin C isn’t as simple as we might think. There are actually a lot of misconceptions about this Read More...

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Study: Exercise after vaccination may boost immunity

If you thought it was better to take it easy after getting your vaccine, you may want to think again. In a new study published by Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, researchers found that up to 90 minutes of mild-to-moderate exercise soon after receiving a vaccine could provide you with additional Read More...

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Putting the moves on your own self — 6 benefits of masturbation

In light of Valentine’s week, we’re exploring all aspects of intimacy and love here at The Optimist Daily, so of course we had to write a feature on that most important of all love relationships — our relationship with our own self. It is perhaps the first sexual relationship you ever had, Read More...

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New breakthroughs in nutrient-sensing cells

Did you know immune cells can sense nutrients? A new study from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has identified the biological mechanism behind the phenomenon. The type of immune cells with these special abilities are called T cells. These play a critical role in immunity and cancer, Read More...

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Novel mRNA vaccine offers protection against Lyme disease

According to the CDC, there are around 30,000 Lyme disease infections reported in the US every year. This number is likely to be much higher, with estimations of actual infections being eight to 10 times more than those recorded. The little critters responsible for the disease are blacklegged ticks Read More...

Why it’s even more essential

Why it’s even more essential to stay hydrated during the winter

You won’t go a day in the hot summertime without someone reminding you to stay hydrated, but where’s that same caution in the wintertime? After all, the combination of colder weather, more dry air, and indoor heat actually create a condition in which people are chronically dehydrated. In Read More...

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3 Easy-to-implement ways to support your kids’ immune systems

As a parent, there are a few simple changes you can make to your child’s daily regimen that can do wonders in boosting their immune resilience. At a time where immunity has never seemed so important, here are three immunity-boosting lifestyle interventions you can make that board-certified Read More...