Thursday, October 7, 2010

How not to fight colds

Jennifer Ackerman makes the following five important points regarding colds:
  • "the most prevalent cold viruses in fact do little direct harm to our cells",
  • "chemical agents manufactured by our immune systems inflame our cells",
  • "it's possible to create the full storm of cold symptoms with no cold virus at all",
  • "strengthening your immune system may be counterproductive",
  • "in any case, the supplements, remedies and cereals that claim to strengthen immunity (and thereby protect you from colds) so no such thing".
You can read the whole article 'How Not to Fight Colds' in New York Times.

Check out her video below as well.

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