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A 28-year-old female asked:

Hi doc. what is the best way to build up my immune system for winter? i normally take vitamin c tablets but this year i had a bad case of flu

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Additional: immune system boosters would also include: zinc ( lozenges or oral tablets ( Cold-Eze), dark brown natural honey, a good daily multivitamin and protein shakes.
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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Diet & Lifestyle: Keep taking vitamin C. Also make certain you get good sleep and learn stress control. Meditation is good for stress control. Panax ginseng, garlic and echinacea may also help. Also eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. And avoid smoking and too much alcohol. Daily aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, swimming or bike riding is also a good idea. I wish you well with your health!
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Last updated Aug 23, 2017

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