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what health supplements or vitamins should a girl in her 20s take to build up her immune system? i constantly have problems, would like to correct it.

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many vits,mushrooms: Research shows vitamins a, b complex (esp. B6, B12 ; folate), c, d, e ; k enhance immune function.Bioflavonoids ; minerals like zinc are important for immune function.Many herbs like astragalus, ashwagandha, andrographis ; medicinal mushrooms like coriolus help. Minimize stress ; toxins (including sugar), balance GI flora. I highly recommend the book the road to immunity by kenneth bock md.See comment:.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
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I see you're on Omeprazole- this can create serious imbalances like mineral deficiencies, increased risk of intestinal parasites & imbalances of GI flora that can not only impair immunity but be life-threatening- see http://bit.ly/1b1Avqs Antibiotics also disrupt flora. I advise seeing a doctor knowledgeable in nutrition & herbal medicine, perhaps a practitioner of Chinese Medicine for guidance.
Mar 9, 2014

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