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Illness comes with a distinct set of psychological and behavioral features. You feel fatigued, maybe a little depressed, less hungry than usual, more easily nauseated and perhaps more sensitive...
Activating the immune system to fight germs costs your body a lot of energy.
Fatigue reduces your level of physical activity, leaving more energy available for the immune system.
People possess a regulatory program that lies in wait, scanning for indicators that infectious disease is present. If it detects signs of infection:
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With over 200 different kinds of viruses that make up the common cold, Science is struggling to find a cure.
Adults suffer this elusive, widespread, and infectious disease 2 to 4 times...
Scientists to date have identified seven virus families that cause the majority of colds:
For Doctors, vaccines are preferable to drugs as they protect the host even before any infection.
For Pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma), vaccines don't spell money, as much as over-the-counter drugs and treatment do.
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Mostly women go to therapy. This is true as women more often receive therapy because there is less stigma preventing them from doing so. Conversely, societal pressures make men ambivalent...
Most mental health professionals treat mental illness by combining psychotherapy and medication or by therapy alone. Many clients choose the latter when they don’t need medication or think of it as burdensome.
Untrained people can’t offer the same mental health benefits as a mental health professional could.
Your mental health is too big a responsibility to place on the people in your life. They will be there for you during hard times, but shouldn’t be a substitute for therapy.
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We ourselves contribute to slowing down our recovery. Our never-ending responsibilities add to an additional layer of stress while we fight our illness, and our negative reactions ...
Seeing one’s own illness with compassion and care leads to acceptance and aids recovery.
We should not be anxious or resentful about being sick, as the added worry is not doing the body any good.