In the coming months, lots of us will be looking at all areas of our life to help protect our own bodies. The overall function of the immune system is to prevent or limit infection. The immune system is good at differentiating between normal healthy cells and unhealthy ones. Infectious microbes release signals that the immune system recognises causing a response to deal with the problem. Infection arises when the bugs get ahead of the immune system. When it comes to nutrition, there are some areas that you could focus on in a bid to better support your immune system.
The urgency of the coronavirus pandemic is such that Dr Kathryn Armstrong, a top medic based in Vancouver but with deep roots on the north coast, where her family used to run a hotel, has called on the authorities here to close the roads to the north west this Easter in a bid to stop anyone defying the lockdown to head for one of the lovely beaches in the area.
The news that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, a qualified doctor, is to spend one day a week working again in the health service as Ireland does battle with the coronavirus has been met with cynicism in some quarters.
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