Holistic Health: Drop the Advil! Fevers are good for you

Fever, a sign of inflammation and infection, may not feel good, but its good for you.  According to new research published in the November issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology,  an increase in body temperature helps strengthen your immune system. Researchers say a particular type of immune cell is enhanced when exposed to mild fever.

Cold and flu season is here. The next time you’re burning up, think twice before you take a fever reducer.  You might be better off toughing it out.

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I'm a writer, reporter and editor who has been on the health beat for over 15 years. I've worked on staff at Whole Living Magazine and More Magazine, where I conceived an investigative piece on unwarrented hysterectomies that earned a 2009 National Magazine Award nomination. Other publications I've worked at include Self, Vogue, and Lucky. View all posts by alternahealthgrrrl

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