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Can You Improve Your Immune System By Drinking Orange Juice
Not really: Review of current literature demonstrates a overall inconsistent set of data to suggest that orange juice, or its constituents (like vitamin c), have any broad sweeping or amazing effect on immune function. Most review papers have demonstrated that while vitamin c may reduce some symptoms of acute infections, it has not been shown to reduce the number of infections or work as prophylaxis for cold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No need to worry. Have another cup. ...Read more
I've heard taking a daily dose of bee propolis can help boost your immune system. Is this correct? If so, how much?
No evidence: Sorry to tell you but there is no scientific evidence for this. ...Read more
Are there immune boosters that can help prevent bladder infections? Can i drink cranberry citrus soda regularly to help?
Immune booster: No there no vaccines that can prevent all infections. No drinking cranberry soda would not help. ...Read more
Should drinking a lot of water before bed help my body flush toxins better during sleep? Will the glymphatic system function better too if hydrated?
If a person is exposed to flu virus, can he drink prune juice and eat beans to "flush" his system to avoid getting sick?
Flu: Is a self limiting viral disease that can have complications. Healthy people with good immune system get over it without sequelae but the old and the young can have bad complications. Rest, and fluids to avoid dehydration is what is recommended. Don't eat things that can cause diarrhea but fluids is needed. You can't flush your system, your system maintains its own balance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can taking advair effect your immune system? I am also allergic to citrus fruit. What are my other options to boost my immune system?
Diet & Exercise: "De-tox" is a term that sounds good, but has no real meaning in medicine (except maybe describing what the liver does). The best way to "detox" your body is to sleep well, exercise regularly, eat low on the food chain, few processed foods, and reduce stress. Proven anti-oxidants include Vitamin D and fish/omega-3 oils. ...Read more
Probably not: Not that i'm aware of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fruits & veggies: Eating real food, that has as little processing as possible, will help your body get important nutrients to help it heal and prevent infection. Aim for at least 5-9 servings of fruits & veggies every day. Try to buy fresh or frozen rather than canned. Eat lots of dark, leafy greens and brightly colored fruits & veggies also get enough sleep & regular exercise & enjoy friendships & volunteering. ...Read more
I am not aware: Of this being a cause for missing periods. ...Read more
How does exercise help with digestion? I thought if you exercise, sympathetic nervous system will inhibit digestion.
It helps: Stimulates the nervous system.Get a more detailed answer ›
Immunity and Diet: Despite much dietary hype, there are no specific dietary needs to "boost" your immune system. Except in cases of severe protein-calorie malnutrition, the production of antibodies and immune cells will be maintained with a normal diet. However, eating more plant-based foods, less saturated fats and maintaining a normal weight may reduce cardiovascular disease and reduce the risk of certain cancers. ...Read more
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