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Can You Live Without The Immune System
Immune system: Your Immune system is a general term for your body's ability to fight infections. There are textbooks written on the subject as it is very complex but includes various body organs and blood cells to keep your body free from foreign invasions. ...Read more
Cells, tissues, organs: The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks. Lymphoid organs (produce white blood cells that fight invading organisms) found throughout body, in bone marrow, thymus gland, lymph nodes, tonsils, appendix, lining of digestive tract and lungs. ...Read more
Many good choices: There are many herbs proven to improve immune function. Some of the best choices include astragalus, ashwagandha, andrographis, echinacea, eleuthero & medicinal mushrooms like reishi, cordyceps, turkey tail, shiitake & maitake. See http://blog. Chestnutherbs. Com/herbs-for-the-immune-system & http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/31/organic-mushrooms-for-immune-support. Aspx. ...Read more
Eat right, exercise, sleep appropriately. Many supplements claim to strengthen the immune system.
The only immune systems strengthened are the ones of the people who overprice and sell you something which makes them sleep better making large sums of money for something inexpensive and unproven. ...Read more
Simple rules: Get adequate rest. Eat properly, exercise. Try to have proper mental health. It sounds simple but each of these things can affect the inmmune system. Also having parents with a good immune system can help. ...Read more
Stay physically fit: There's no magic food, pill or herbal product. Get enough sleep and don't overdo mind-altering substances or use tobacco. The one intervention that repeatedly is shown in controlled studies to enhance people's responses to antigen challenges is re-committing to aerobic fitness. You'll be glad. Best wishes. ...Read more
Fitness: There's no magic food, pill or herbal product. Get enough sleep and don't overdo mind-altering substances or use tobacco. The one intervention that repeatedly is shown in controlled studies to enhance people's responses to antigen challenges is re-committing to aerobic fitness. You'll be glad. Best wishes. ...Read more
Live healthy: The best way to boost your immunity is to eat right, exercise regularly, get enough rest and sleep. Also, you should refrain from being "too clean". There is no need for vitamins or supplements. Very few of the many supplements advertised for boosting the immune system are truly active. ...Read more
Many things.: Almost everything you do everyday affects your immune system. Your diet, activity, sleep habits & how you deal with stress have a major impact on your immune system function. There is no substitute for having excellent nutrition, daily exercise, proper sleep & effective stress management. Eliminate toxic habits like smoking & excess alcohol. Keep excellent control of chronic illness (ie. Diabetes). ...Read more
No magic pill: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet. ...Read more
No sure way.: Staying in good physical shape with regular exercises (not extreme exercises) and a healthy diet may be helpful. Make sure your plasma vitamin d3 level is optimal since vitamin d3 has been shown to be an important immune regulator. I would like to see the 25 oh vitamin d3 level to be around 50 to 60 ng even though the recommended level is around 30 ng. ...Read more
Old age not golden: Advanced age seems at least in some people to lessen or blunt both immune recognition and the intensity of the humeral and cellular response. Additionally often skin barrier protection is affected as elderly are more prone to skin breakdown. Other protective functions such as cough can be diminished. Additionally other diseases, nutrition and hygiene can more likely affect the elderly. ...Read more
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