Essentials Of Life was established in 1995 as a division of our founding company Tan Plus.
Operating as an indoor tanning salon, it is especially critical that we provide a clean and healthy environment for our salon customers. The recent outbreak of Coronavirus is having a substantial impact on healthcare, the economy and financial markets and instilled fear in many worldwide.
Throughout the years we have encountered various types of viruses and flu having implemented the same protocol in our day by day operations to minimize any health risks to our customers, whether it is the Coronavirus, seasonal flu or common cold.
Coronavirus and the Sun: a Lesson from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
We have weathered all the storms thanks to your loyal support and the trust you have placed in us. We will all get through this one soon and return to our normal routines.
"Tough times never last, but tough people do." - Dr. Robert Schuller -
Understanding Your Immune Systems' Role In Prevention
Isn't it strange that the same type of viruses may not have the same affect on everyone? Some get very sick, some may die, while others only experience minor flu-like symptoms and recover quickly. The answer may be found within our individual bodies immune defense system. The immune system is one of the most complex parts of the human body, protecting us from colds, flu, and a host of other viral and bacterial pathogens.
Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D.,the country's leading expert on nutritional science and author of numerous nutritional books, describes the strategy of the immune system and how it functions:
The function of the immune system is to defend the body against invaders. Microbes (germs or microorganisms), cancer cells, and transplanted tissues of organs are all interpreted by the immune system as nonsales against which the body must be defended. Although the immune system is intricate, its basic strategy is simple: to recognize the enemy, mobilize forces, and attack. Understanding the anatomy and components of the immune system makes it possible to see how this strategy works.
The immune system maintains its own system of circulation-the lymphatic vessels-which permeates every organ in the body except the brain. The lymphatic vessels contain a pale, thick fluid (lymph) consisting of a fat-laden liquid and white blood cells.
Along the lymphatic vessels are special areas-the lymph nodes, tonsils, bone marrow, spleen, liver, lungs, and intestines-where lymphocytes* can be recruited, mobilized, and deployed to appropriate sites as part of the immune response. The ingenious design of this system ensures the ready availability and quick assembly of an immune response anywhere it is needed. This system can be seen at work when a wound or infection in a fingertip leads to an enlarged lymph node at the elbow, or when a throat infection causes the lymph nodes under the jaw to swell. The lymph nodes swell because the lymphatic vessels drain the infection by carrying it to the nearest area where an immune response can be organized.
* Lymphocytes: The main cell of the lymphatic system, further categorized as B lymphocytes (which produce antibodies) and T lymphocytes (which help the body distinguish self from nonsales).
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Ray Allard (owner/founder)
Essentials Of Life was created in 1995 to contribute to a healthy lifestyle through education and by offering services and products that to make a positive difference in our customers lives and help them put their health on track. Our main purpose is to help our clients by giving them the tools to help them take charge of their own health.