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How To Increase White Blood Cells

How Can I Increase My White Blood Cell Count Naturally?

📝 Medically reviewed by Dr. Patricia Shelton 🔍 Last updated July 8, 2024 📚 22 citations 📖 6 minute read  About the Author:  Dr. Patricia Shelton, MD, has been a medical communicator and educator since 2014. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, both from the University of Washington in Seattle. -- Your body produces nearly 100 billion white blood cells (WBCs) each day. Also known as leukocytes, these cells protect your body from foreign invaders by identifying and eliminating threats. WBCs are an essential part of your immune function and have several major...

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Innate Immunity

How Does The Innate Immune System Work?

📝 Medically reviewed by Dr. Patricia Shelton 🔍 Last updated July 1, 2024 📚 19 citations 📖 8 minute read  About the Author:  Dr. Patricia Shelton, MD, has been a medical communicator and educator since 2014. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, both from the University of Washington in Seattle. -- The average individual's immune system contains approximately 1.8 trillion cells. ¹ This complex community creates proteins, antibodies, and other components that work in harmony. Your innate immune response is your body's first line of defense against invading microorganisms. This fast-acting system prevents harmful...

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What Do Antibodies Do

What Are Antibodies And What Do They Do?

📝 Medically reviewed by Dr. Evan Leonard 🔍 Last updated June 17, 2024 📚 13 citations 📖 6 minute read  About the Author:  Dr. Evan Leonard is a Doctor of Medical Science and has been a board-certified physician associate since 2014. He practiced at the University of Florida's healthcare system for two years in internal medicine, followed by an additional two years in emergency and critical care medicine. He is now a university professor.  -- The human body can generate about 10 billion different antibodies. ¹ These protective proteins, also referred to as immunoglobulins, are produced by your body's immune system...

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Natural Ways To Lower Blood Sugar

5 Ways To Naturally Support and Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

📝 Medically reviewed by Dr. Patricia Shelton 🔍 Last updated June 10, 2024 📚 19 citations 📖 6 minute read  About the Author:  Dr. Patricia Shelton, MD, has been a medical communicator and educator since 2014. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, both from the University of Washington in Seattle. -- Metabolic health is important for maintaining overall health, and it’s been receiving a lot more attention recently. One aspect of metabolic health is how your body regulates and maintains healthy blood sugar levels, even when consuming sugars and other carbohydrates through your...

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