by Tina Sendin April 27, 2020
The world we live in now is such as different one from just a few months ago. I am writing this in April 2020, in the height of global COVID-19 lockdown, when practically most of the streets throughout the world is a ghost town.
It’s the perfect setting for a zombie apocalypse, sans the zombies.
All of a sudden, people are either stuck at home working remotely – if not finishing all the Netflix shows – or fighting for other people’s lives – if not their own.
To say that we are living in strange, unprecedented times is a massive understatement.
So the big question is – how can we avoid catching COVID-19?
One of the main things about this chart from Cleveland Clinic is keeping your immune system strong. 
But how exactly can we keep our immune system strong, especially in this lockdown life? That’s what we’re going to cover in this article.
Our body is usually equipped enough to fight viruses since our immune system is made up of antibodies.
Our immune system also has three lines of defense: 
The reason why SARS-Cov-2 virus – commonly known as COVID-19 or Coronavirus – has infected a significant portion of the entire global population is that we don’t have the third line of defense against it yet.
COVID-19 is most known for infecting the old and immunocompromised, although that’s not to say that children and younger people are not susceptible at all.
This is because the older population and immunocompromised have weaker immune system than others. As we grow older, our bodies’ lines of defense are no longer as effective as they were years ago. And people with certain illnesses or taking medications that suppress the immune system are more susceptible than others.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described those with weakened immune systems to be: 
“… those with HIV/AIDS; cancer and transplant patients who are taking certain immunosuppressive drugs; and those with inherited diseases that affect the immune system (e.g., congenital agammaglobulinemia, congenital IgA deficiency).”
Cancer.gov also defined immunocompromised patients as follows: 
“Patients who are immunocompromised have a reduced ability to fight infections and other diseases. This may be caused by certain diseases or conditions, such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, malnutrition, and certain genetic disorders. It may also be caused by certain medicines or treatments, such as anticancer drugs, radiation therapy, and stem cell or organ transplant. Also called immunosuppressed.”
In this time of Corona, one of the best things we could do is to maintain healthy habits and strengthen our immune system.
According to Professor Marc Pellegrini, an infectious diseases expert at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, “anything that makes your heart healthy, your lungs healthy, and kidneys healthy, will make your immune system healthy.” 
Some people say that eating green vegetables like broccoli could do wonders with our immune system. But experts say it’s all about having a well-balanced diet.
The CNN article “How to strengthen your immunity during the Coronavirus pandemic. Part 1: Diet” listed down key foods to improve your diet: 
Research shows that having enough sleep is essential to keeping a strong immune system. And that chronic sleep deprivation suppresses the immune system. 
With this lockdown life, it would presumably be easier to sleep in, right?
But if too much uncertainty and anxiety are keeping you up at night, know that it’s a normal response.
Here are some tips for getting more sleep, including lessening the amount of blue light at night, some meditation, and taking supplements containing natural sleep-inducing ingredients like VALI Sleep Well.
by Tina Sendin November 24, 2020
Us ladies just want to maintain healthy, luscious locks all the time – lockdown or not.
But sometimes, we’re doing more harm than good to our crowning glory... often, unbeknownst to us. We may think we’re looking after our hair as best as we could, but at times they turn out to be a disservice to our hair.
For starters, hair goes through wear and tear daily, in more ways than one. What you consider hair care may actually be damaging to it.
To resolve this, a good place to start is understanding how we may be causing harm to it.
And for this, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ways you may be damaging your hair, and a few tips to turn it around.
by Mark Miller October 29, 2020
Nootropics are also called "smart drugs" and "cognitive enhancers." The theory holds that they help you think better, remember more, and be more alert, creative, focused, and motivated.
Whether you're near the end of your life and suffering from memory loss, in your middle years and needing to stay alert during that afternoon slump, or a college student needing to enhance your memory, nootropics can help.
They can also help people with ADHD, anxiety, and confused thought processes.
by Tina Sendin October 27, 2020
Blue light has been getting such a bad rap especially in the context of sleep. Many believe that blue light gets in the way of having a good night sleep and causes a lot of tossing and turning at night.
But what is blue light and where can you get it? Can it really keep you from sleeping well? If so, what’s the explanation behind it?
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