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Doctor insights on: Immune Enhancing Foods

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Which vitamins, food are recommended to boost immune system?

Which vitamins, food are recommended to boost immune system?

Normal healthy diet: A normal healthy diet and a healthy life style avoiding street drugs, tobacco and alcohol are helpful to maintain a healthy immune system. I would not recommend any over the counter supplements. At most, a one-a-day vitamin would be a possibility. ...Read more

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Could eating bad foods help boost immune system?

Could eating bad foods help boost immune system?

No: I don't know what you exactly mean by bad foods. However, eating properly is important for proper health, nutrition and the immune system. ...Read more

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What are foods to improve immune system?

What are foods to improve immune system?

No magic here: The internet sites touting "superfoods" that supposedly enhance immunity are all made up as entertainment. A sensible diet will prevent the immunodeficiency seen in nutritional disease. You also need to know that, based on the studies i've had a chance to review, nothing from a pill bottle will enhance your overall immune health so much as a serious re-commitment to aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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Does soy milk help boost the immune system?

Does soy milk help boost the immune system?

No : I don' t there is any good data that would support that statement. ...Read more

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Which food to improve immune system?

Which food to improve immune system?

No magic here: A sensible diet with sufficient nutrients will keep your immune system working as it should, but there is no magic food. Especially if you are a vegetarian, your health care team can advise you on supplements. I trust you avoid most greasy, salty ;/or sugary stuff. In the scientific studies i've seen, no dietary modification has the positive impact on immunity that fitness training has. ...Read more

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Odorless garlic supplement vs kyolic supplement as immune system booster, do these work?

Odorless garlic supplement vs kyolic supplement as immune system booster, do these work?

Maybe: Garlic does have some general and very non-specific immune boosting effects, but the exact effect and to what extent is not clear. If you feel your immune system is weak or needs boosting you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which foods boost fertility?

Which foods boost fertility?

Low Glycemic Index: Great question! while there are no magic foods, normal weight and a healthy, low glycemic index diet are associated with higher fertility, while excess weight and an unhealthy high glycemic index diet are associated with higher rates of infertility. For a helpful reference check out the fertility diet, an easy to read book by harvard researchers dr chavarro and dr willett. ...Read more

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Can certain foods boost testosterone naturally?

Can certain foods boost testosterone naturally?

Healthy lifestyle: First, lose weight if you are overweight. Sleep 8 hours per/night. Increase exercise aerobic plus strength training. Take control of stress. Researching various medical website, most conclude that you need to optimize your Vitamin D levels. Increase healthy fats eg, nuts, avocados, fish, eggs, olives, olive oil. Increase zinc in diet with Oysters, shellfish and beans. Contact your Dr. about T. ...Read more

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Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Astragalus: Astragalus has been used in traditional chinese medicine for centuries. Its main use has been to boost the body's immune system. But it also has been used to treat other conditions, including heart disease. That raises the question of exactly what heart benefits astragalus might offer. And if it does offer heart benefits, are there side effects you should know about? ...Read more

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What foods and drinks to help boost one's immune system actually work?

What foods and drinks to help boost one's immune system actually work?

Nothing particular: Our body keeps our immune system in good order. There is no special diet, food or drinks that can improve it. But inadequate rest( lack of sleep) and poor nutrition, excess of alcohol can cause some weakness in the immune system. ...Read more

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Which food to improve my body's immune system?

Which food to improve my body's immune system?

No magic food: 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

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Hello....can avoiding wheat products help my immune system?

Hello....can avoiding wheat products help my immune system?

Not necessarily: Avoiding wheat products is not known to augment the immune system but I have had many patients experience improvement in their overall well being by avoiding wheat even if they don't have gluten sensitivity. I would give it a 20% chance so it may be worth trying. ...Read more

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What are some foods that will boost my immune system?

What are some foods that will boost my immune system?

Eat well: A healthy, well balance diet. Beyond that, there's not much solid evidence, despite what you might hear from fans of the latest dietary fads. ...Read more

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Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease? No processed foods of course. ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?

Wh foods to avoid / which foods or supplements are good when living w autoimmune disease?  No processed foods of course.  ?Dairy? ?Animal protein?

No GMO, anti-inflam.: Diet is best individualized but i advise an anti-inflammatory diet: see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would also be appropriate: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx do your best to avoid gmo's & foods high in pesticides: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ see my comment for more:. ...Read more

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Does nutritional supplements like whey protein contain steroids? Or, are, they harmful?

Does nutritional supplements like whey protein contain steroids? Or, are, they harmful?

No steroids: Supplements bought legally within the US do not contain steroids. Whey protein and other nutritional supplements are generally not harmful, but are also not necessary for adequate muscle development- appropriate diet can supply all you need, and supplements are costly. There are also some supplements, like creatine, that while generally safe can pose harm in selected people. ...Read more

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What dietary practices can impair the immune system?

Food generalities: Too much refined sugar can raise catecholaines and impair chemotaxis. Cat down on foods with refined sugar. Also too much red meat can influence an inflammatory state. ...Read more

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Will echinacea boost my immune system?

Yes, if good quality: A large number of studies show that good-quality echinacea products can boost immune function, esp. What is called non-specific immunity, by enhancing function of macrophages, neutrophils & natural killer cells. Some of the studies are inconsistent but this may be due to the fact that not all echinacea products are of good quality. See http://www.Nottingham.Ac.Uk/burn/parker.Pdf for a good review. ...Read more

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Foods known to fight cancer?

Foods known to fight cancer?

None known to be: Effective agains existing cancer. However a balanced healthy diet and other habits may help in preventing cancer. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, and whole grains; low in saturated fats and processed foods. No use of tobacco in any form and limit intake of alcohol to no more than one drink a day. It would be good to supplement your diet with daily aerobic exercise. ...Read more