A 29-year-old female asked:
what's the best food for immune system? will supplements help boost it too? i want to boost mine to fight hpv asap. i want to be hpv free soon. how??
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not proven effective: Many "non-medical" supplements, foods, herbs, and techniques are claimed to "boost" the immune system, but none have been proven effective. The immune system is complex, and "boosting" it to make it act stronger is not always a good thing. In conditions like arthritis, thyroid disease, diabetes type 1, lupus, eczema, etc..., the immune system is over-acting and damaging the patient's own organs.
Last updated Jun 30, 2016
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