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A 44-year-old female asked:

Hi! wht are a few tips and foods maybe that help boost your immune system. i don't get the flu shot cause it does't help. what can i do to prevent flu?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Not surefire: Living healthy with a good diet and regular exercise is likely the best way to boost your immune system. Vitamin d3 deficiency may also be associated with immune dysregulation but not necessarily defect. If flu shots do not work for you, which is unusual, be sure not to share drink or food with people and wash your hands often after touching anything in public.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flu shot is#1 way.: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Immune system: Hand Washing is most important. Some food items are; Unpasteurized grass fed organic milk, Olives, Coconut oil, Raw fresh vegetables, Raspberries & Blueberries, Mushrooms, Green tea, Garlic, Licorice, Turmeric, Oregano, Cloves, Cinnamon, Elderflower.

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