Thriving Health Nutritional Therapy of Alfred, NY

Maria Adam, NTP


 I am not a doctor. The information on this website should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any conditions, physical or otherwise. Information provided on this website has not been reviewed or approved by any federal, state, or local agency or healthcare group. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent any particular individual or professional group. © 2017 Maria Adam Thriving Health. All rights reserved.

August 26, 2019

Autoimmune diseases are increasing at an alarming rate. Today, 1 in 10 people are diagnosed with autoimmune diseases world wide, and 1 in 5 people within the United States. [1][2] These diseases, in which the immune system becomes overactive, and results in a chronic i...

August 12, 2019

We have covered a lot of ground in our exploration of the immune system! Now it is time to dive into some of the immune issues that you or your loved ones may be experiencing. We will begin by evaluating the difference between acute vs. chronic immune responses. 

Our im...

July 19, 2019

Our final microbes to evaluate are bacteria and viruses, which are most commonly associated with impacting our immune system. Many bacteria boast necessary functions for our health, however an overgrowth which causes an infection must be treated. Viruses on the other h...

June 28, 2019

After weeks of traveling in Bolivia, it is time to dive back into the immune system! Last time, we looked at an overview of microbes and more closely at the first category: fungi. This week, we will examine our next two microbes: protozoa and algae. We are connecting h...

May 16, 2019

When we have a cold, flu, or other immune illnesses, we often attribute them to a bacteria or virus without knowing what these terms actually mean. I will explain these and other terms by defining microbes that make up and interact with our bodies. This process will eq...

May 3, 2019

Immune System: Anatomy and Physiology Part 2

Our bodies’ immune defense is very complex, and technically interrelates with many systems throughout the body. However, we will focus on several organs and cells that are distinctly categorized a the “immune system.”  

I will...

April 26, 2019

Our defense system is made up of entire organs such as the thymus and and also vessel systems such as the lymph vessels. However, it is not limited to these specific organs and vessels as it also involves tissues groups and specialized cells throughout the entire body.


April 5, 2019

Our immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that helps the body fight infections and other diseases. It is our military which protects us from microbial invaders and manages inflammation on the home front. The primary components of the immune s...

March 1, 2019

The cold and flu season has been brutally taking its toll on many of us. Particularly, in the last few weeks, I have known of many individuals and families battling sickness. Myself included as I recently went to war against a nasty cold. For this reason, I am sharing...

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