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Immune System Activities For Kids
Many things.: To maintain a strong immune system, adult or child, there are several things one can do: 1. Eat a healthy balanced diet including a variety of vegetables, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates. 2. Exercise daily. 3. Keep up to date on recommended immunizations. 4. Wash your hand frequently. ...Read more
Diet/exercise/shots: A well balanced diet and exercise will allow a kid to develop his/her best immune responses.Breast feeding during the first year adds transient immune factors that will fade over time. Vaccines as recommended by the american academy of pediatrics & the american council on immunization practices will maximize the immune barrier to otherwise worrisome childhood diseases. ...Read more
How can I ensure a healthy immune system? What kind of habits, diets, or activities can I do to strengthen my immune system?
Do glucocorticoids suppress all parts of the immune system, or suppress some parts and increase the activity of other parts?
Complicated: The answer is complicated. In general glucocorticoids suppress the immune system by interfering with protein production in cells. That being said, glucocorticoids also work on receptors in the cytoplasm of cells, enacting signal mechanisms, some of which are unclear as to action. Glucocorticoids also release food stores for use in a stress reaction. ...Read more
Dr. I feel I have a weak immune system n feel tired all too often for my age. Opinions on how to strengthen? Gen. healthy but got colds easy as a kid.
Play and explore: Just as you can't read without being exposed to words, the immune system needs exposure -- yes, this includes microscopic germs that you can't see -- to learn and build defenses. So, fill their tummies with a healthy diet and let them play with other children and explore their surroundings. Not only will this enrich their minds, it will make their bodies stronger, inside and out. And vaccinate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. I'd like to know what I can do for boosting my immune system. I have 3 children under 10 yes old and they are always sick. it takes me so much longer 4 me to recover.
Eat right, exercise.: Your immune system get healthy when you are and also when it gets challenged. Studies prove that minor ailments to the body are one of the stimulus to the immune system and the immune system gets a boost from them. Regular exercise is another way. Eating right and also adding vitamins are other ways to improve your immune functionality. Good luck with your efforts. ...Read more
If a child is always in a germ-free environment, will his immune system not be as strong as that of other's?
Too strong...: A major hypothesis in the medical community is that a germ - free environment at a young age, doen't allow the child's immune system to"calibrate" itself to an infection later in life. Subsequently, when the immune system activates itself to an infection later in life, it goes "overboard", leading to damage to one's body ("auto-immune" response) as seen with asthma and inflammatory bowel dis. ...Read more
GOOD diet: I sound like a "broken record" but it must be obvious to all that the only way that you can use an engine is by obeying the fuel rules in the owner's manual. The human body must have the right fuel for its cellular engines. We are wondrously made and all that is reqired is energy to run those engines. That comes from studying the right diet. It might require some supplements. ...Read more
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