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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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Lauric Acid

Lauric Acid: Potential Health Benefits, Sources, Uses, And More

📝 Medically reviewed by Dr. Patricia Shelton 🔍 Last updated May 27, 2024 📚 14 citations 📖 7 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. -- Are you seeking a natural way to better your overall well-being? Lauric acid is an organic compound that has promising potential for human health. This medium-chain fatty acid may help support immune response and digestive function. ‡ Coconut oil, a popular kitchen...

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What Does Clean Label Mean

What Does It Mean To Have A 'Clean Label'?

📝 Medically reviewed by Dr. Evan Leonard 🔍 Last updated May 20, 2024 📚 9 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.  -- 71% of United States consumers believe that it is important to be able to recognize the ingredients in the products they buy. ⁷ An increasing number...

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