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immune system

  1. Pineapple-Ginger Açaí Smoothie A Refreshing Immune-Boosting Recipe

    Pineapple and ginger are a refreshing combination known for their healing properties. Pineapple contains a group of enzymes known as bromelain, which assist in digestion and help reduce inflammation (which can show up in a variety of conditions, from the common cold to arthritis). It's also a good source of vitamin C. Ginger has its own anti-inflammatory substances called gingerols, which are also helpful for arthritis. And it's known to reduce nausea and improve gastrointestinal health. Açaí is thought to have its own health benefits, but there's not enough research yet to make any conclusions.

    Either way, this smoothie is a light and refreshing, but flavorful drink. If you've never had fresh ginger in a smoothie before, be warned: it has a little bit of a bite. You might want to reduce the amount of ginger until you get accustomed to the taste. Or, if you really don't like it, you can leave it out entirely!

  2. Could Olive Leaf Extract Effectively Treat COVID-19? My experience using natural medicine for the new coronavirus

    In mid-March 2020, I contracted COVID-19 through my work as an essential worker. At that time, social distancing wasn't a thing, and there was a mask shortage. Olive leaf extract helped me keep my symptoms under control and recover more quickly.

    The topic of natural medicine is one that I'm hesitant to write or talk about with the general public, because of how it may be perceived. For some people, discussing natural medicine is seen as equally irresponsible as a politician suggesting that people inject bleach or suggesting random unproven drugs as a treatment. (Please don't do either of those things. They are both harmful.) As if to prove my point, YouTube removed the video that I had posted about my experience from their platform.