Have you ever wondered how your immune system works? Do you know how important it is to have one that functions at optimum? Here’s how and why.
Reusable water bottles are environmentally friendly, save you money, and keep you hydrated. What’s not to love about it? But if you haven’t been cleaning it regularly, then you’re only allowing bacteria to grow all over your bottle. Like any kitchenware and cookware that you use, you should clean your reusable drinkware regularly.
It is often said that our digital devices are like our third limbs. That’s because we’re constantly touching them and picking them up to use them in our daily lives. We use our phones for several hours a day, even when we’re checking our shopping lists at the supermarket.
There is a reason why your friends are carrying around a hand sanitiser in their handbags. Surfaces like door handles, shopping carts, phones, taps, and remote controls are some of the commonly touched areas that harbour billions of potentially harmful microbes. And it can be amplified during cold and flu season and viral outbreaks, making clean hands even more essential.
According to the Health Protection Agency, there are typically between 2 and 10,000,000 bacteria on each of our hands. And that’s not including viruses, micro-organisms, fungi and other pathogens!
As the cases of coronavirus continue to climb within the country, people are on high alert looking for ways to protect themselves and avoid germs. One reliable method is, of course, washing your hands. In fact, washing your hands regularly with soap and water can lower your risk of contracting diarrheal diseases by 50% (any source?)!
In the past, when children were sick, it usually involved infectious diseases like colds, coughs and other bacterial and virus infections. But today, chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, hypertension and developmental disabilities like attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism are commonly found in children. It is no wonder then, that by the time they reach adulthood, 7 out of 10 Malaysian adults will suffer from chronic diseases.
Colostrum is the first ‘milk’ that milk-producing mammals create after giving birth. Pure and natural, it is Mother Nature’s answer to jumpstarting a baby’s immune system. It can also promote growth and development in children, maintain good health, and speed up the healing and repair processes in the weak and elderly.
New germs and viruses keep popping up every so often and the threat of diseases never seem to end. But wait! How do some people stay healthy and sickness-free while others topple over at the slightest sniffle? The presence of antibodies could be an solution to the answer in our immune system.