Are you struggling with an ongoing illness or do you know someone who is? In either situation, sometimes a good support group can be one of the best ways to improve health, according to a story from MSNBC.com.
In fact, according to a university professor quoted in the story, social support can strengthen the immune system and contribute to accelerated healing. Support Web sites, according to an estimate in the story, are popping up about every 10 minutes.
One site, www.healthcentral.com, provides online support groups for several health conditions, including acid reflux, allergies, diabetes and arthritis. It’s a great place to share stories about enzymes and enzyme therapy.
It seems like most of the groups offer a moderator who is an expert on the specific health condition. Also, the site offers e-mail newsletters, which keep you informed on the latest posts from support-group members.