Adrienne Hill-Strathy

Adrienne is an Intern at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, based in Toronto, Canada.

Viral Infections and Covid -19

Common Viral Infections – from Herpes to HPV to COVID-19

Viruses are not living organisms but small proteins of DNA or RNA. Viruses enter a host through contact with ocular, mucosal, or nasal cells, integrating their genetic material into cells. Each virus subtype has a unique way of gaining access to a host and proliferating its genes into human cells. Some viruses act quickly and …

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Antiviral Herbs

Antiviral Herbs: Our Top Ten Picks

Are you looking to add some virus-kicking herbal additions to your diet? Herbs have been used for centuries to prevent and treat a multitude of infections and disease. The unique makeup of herbs interacts with the body to influence our cells activitiy. Antiviral therapies and vaccines have been important in limiting the impact of viruses …

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Gut Health

Why Healing the Gut Is the Key to a Healthy Immune System

Why Nutrition Is So Important Nutrition plays an essential role in maintaining proper function of the immune system. The majority of the immune cells within the human body are found within lymphatic tissue surrounding the intestines, called the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). The location of the immune system near the digestive tract plays an important …

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Stress at Work

How Stress Compromises Your Immune System

We each experience different forms of stress in our lives. Stress can range from acute time-limited stressors, like public speaking, to brief life stressors, like academic examinations. Stress can also be more chronic, due to loss of a job, a relationship, or debilitating illness. How stress impacts the immune response differs depending on the type …

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Strong Immune System

Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Immune System against Coronavirus and other Viral Infections

How Your Body Fights Viruses: Mounting an Immune Response to Coronavirus, HPV, the Herpes Virus (cold sores), and more. With the COVID-19 virus currently surrounding us, many of us are looking for natural ways to support our immune system. The way the body fights off infections like COVID-19, HPV, and even cold sores caused by …

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