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Doctor insights on: Can You Improve Your Immune System By Drinking Orange Juice

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Can you improve your immune system by drinking orange juice?

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 more

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Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


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What foods or liquids can you eat or drink to boost your antibodies & immune system?

What foods or liquids can you eat or drink to boost your antibodies & immune system?

Healthy diet: Nothing really boosts your immune system, but you should maintain a healthy diet by eating fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and avoid fast food and packaged foods. ...Read more

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If a person is exposed to flu virus, can he drink prune juice and eat beans to "flush" his system to avoid getting sick?

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 more

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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?

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?

Advair: The steroid portion of advair (fluticasone) actually can blunt immune responses where it is used. There were not a dramatic increase in infections when the medication was studied however. ...Read more

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Can drinking lemon water de-tox your body if not what can ?

Can drinking lemon water de-tox your body if not what can ?

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

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How to improve immune system?Does vitamins and minerals help?Please suggest a way to make uses of them to improve immune system.Thanks.

What's wrong?: The immune system has many facets and can affect different conditions. There are no real ways to boost the immune system with vitamins and minerals unless they are deficient, maintain a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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What foods can help make your immune system stronger?

What foods can help make your immune system stronger?

Healthy diet: Nothing really boosts your immune system, but you should maintain a healthy diet by eating fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods to eat or drink to strengthen the immune system?

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

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Please suggest what foods should be eaten to boost your immune system?

Healthy diet: Following a healthy diet, that avoids fast food and packaged food, and includes a balanced diet with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables is the best way to maintain a healthy immune system. ...Read more

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Can drinking lime juice make you miss your period?

Can drinking lime juice make you miss your period?

I am not aware: Of this being a cause for missing periods. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should people eat to boost their immune system?

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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Could black coffee help you clean your digestive system?

Could black coffee help you clean your digestive system?

Coffee like: allthings with caffeine is a diuretic, meaning you urinate out more than you put in and hence can lead to constipation, anal itching and hemorrhoidal flares. So in my opinion, coffee is not a good idea to clean out the digestive system ...Read more