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11 Things That Are Destroying Your Immunity

 
Posted May 22nd, 2014 @ 5:00am by Chilli Amar

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According to Yahoo, here are 11 THINGS THAT ARE DESTROYING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM:

 

1.      Microwavable Popcorn

Immune System Assassin: Microwavable popcorn bags are commonly coated in nonstick chemicals called perflurorinated compounds (PFCs) so grease doesn't penetrate the bag. A recent study found levels the government considers "safe" are 100 to 1,000 times too high for children. These chemicals have been shown to mess up your immune system; vaccines given to people with higher levels of PFCs in their bodies were much less effective.

Immunity Boost: Make popcorn on the stovetop.

2.      Pots and Pans

Immune System Assassin: Some of the same nonstick chemicals added to popcorn bags also hide out in many nonstick pots and pans.

Immunity Boost: Don't panic if you have nonstick pans, but when you start noticing scratches and chips, replace them with glass, made-in-the-USA cast iron, or stainless steel to avoid nonstick chemicals.

3.      Loneliness

Immune System Assassin: T cells scan your body for disease and then share information like honeybees, according to a recent scientific breakthrough. But if you're not so social, it could impact your ability to fight disease. Ohio State researchers recently found worrying about close relationships acts like a chronic stressor that suppresses your immunity.

Immunity Boost: If you just can't seem to click with new people, try volunteering where you'll find generous and grateful folk, such as at a soup kitchen.

 

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