The Great Defender: that's our immune system, uniquely designed to keep us healthy and defend against illness and infection. Made up of organs, including the skin, lungs, and gut, as well as specialized cells, the immune system's job is to remain on alert for disease-causing invaders and to protect our body against them.
It’s here. The dreaded time of year when we either fear getting sick, or try our best to prevent it from happening. Recently, many patients have told me that they either just got the flu shot or the pneumonia vaccine. Some get sick from it, and some even have reactions to it. In reality, most of us don’t know whether we should get the vaccines at all. Some of us try to prevent illness through other means. But what is really the best way to stay healthy in the cold and flu season? Is it different for kids.....