The Munich-based collective KurzGesagt (“in a nutshell”) gives a simple and very understandable explanation of the immune system at work in their animated video “Why You Are Still Alive – The Immune System Explained“.
Every second of your life you are under attack. Bacteria, viruses, spores and more living stuff wants to enter your body and use its resources for itself. The immune system is a powerful army of cells that fights like a T-Rex on speed and sacrifices itself for your survival. Without it you would die in no time. This sounds simple but the reality is complex, beautiful and just awesome.
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We’re often told that our modern lifestyles are slowly killing us; fast food, not enough sunlight and too little fruit and vegetables can result in numerous health issues and many of us are predicted to suffer with these later in life. Arise in the amount of people suffering from a vitamin D deficiency has sparked further concern that we’re not looking after our health sufficiently on our own. We now we live in a culture where – partly out of paranoia, partly due to misinformation – we believe that the more vitamins we consume, the healthier we’ll be. However, have we lost sight of where our main sources of vitamins should be coming from? Are we now taking too many supplements? Read more →
Knowing how to properly manage your triggers could help you avoid relapses during addiction recovery. This article will explain actionable tips for effective results. It should help you feel more empowered about setting yourself on a path towards lifelong freedom from substance abuse.
Successfully getting through a treatment for drug addiction is a huge accomplishment, but your work is far from over once you’ve reached that point. Specifically, even once you have gone a significant length of time without consuming your substance of choice, there will still be psychological effects that cause you to crave it again, especially if you’re around certain environments that were characteristically tied to your usage habits. Below, you can get some strategies for managing your triggers and therefore reducing their power over you. Read more →