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Daily Contest Friday May 20
Today’s Theme: Immune Health
Read about today’s theme and then answer the question to enter the daily contest. Remember to tag as many people as you’d like in the comments on Instagram and Facebook because each tag is a new entry!
The immune system has gotten a lot of attention since the pandemic and the Nova Scotia population is learning a lot about virology, in particular!
Did you know that symptoms experienced when you are sick (e.g. fever, headache, mucus, chills) are not actually caused by the virus/bacteria, but are caused by your own body and its defenses?
People often take medicine to relieve them of these symptoms (e.g. Tylenol to break a fever), but sometimes you need to experience some symptoms (to some extent) in order to fight off the invader. Coughs and runny noses are other ways in which the body rids itself of viruses. A fever is when your body raises its temperature in order to kill the temperature-sensitive microbe.
When people get sick, they usually feel sick for 3-5 days because it takes that many days for the adaptive immune system to grow strong enough and produce strong antibodies (our mini fighters!) against the infection.
Today’s Contest Question*
True or False: Fevers can be good for you. They can be an important part of your immune system’s defense mechanism against a microbe.
Today’s Featured Doctor: Amy Florian, ND
As a naturopathic doctor, Amy is passionate about educating patients about their health and loves to teach them how to live happier healthier lives.
She practices and lives in Kentville, Nova Scotia, and enjoys spending time enjoying the Annapolis Valley with her young family.
Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Dalhousie University and a degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She holds professional memberships with the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She is licensed with the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (FYI Nova Scotia does not have its own college).
Amy also owns The Healing Station, home to a variety of healthcare providers and their respective businesses.
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