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What is the best way to protect & build a strong immune system?

What is the best way to protect & build a strong immune system?

See below: There is no simple answer but i would suggest the following.
Regular exercise
8 hours of sleep each night
healthy/well balanced diet
take a probiotic such as vsl#3
eat antioxidant foods including teas, dark chocolat, berries, purple grape juice etc.
Do not smoke
do not drink more than 1 alcoholic drink/day
good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to help you create a healthier immune system?

What are the best foods to help you create a healthier immune system?

Eat colorful foods: Interestingly, the color pigments in foods are often some of the best antioxidants you can eat to help boost your immunity. Whole books are written on this subject, but the short version is: purple, red, orange, yellow and blue vegetables and berries can be really helpful. Here's a link: http://www.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/antioxidants-your-immune-system-super-foods-optimal-health. ...Read more

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What is the best way to boost the immune system? I need a lot of tips!

No simple way: Do you really have ringworm? I so, you may not be immunodeficient. Testing for fungal skin infections can be tricky. Anyway, first the diagnosis should be confirmed. For people with a normal immune system, only adequate nutrition and routine vaccines are necessary. There is no simple way to boost the immune system. Without more information about your problem, i can't comment any further. ...Read more

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I always get sick what could this be what is the best way to boost my immune system ?

I always get sick what could this be   

what is the best way to boost my immune system        ?

Immunity: The best way to boost your immunity is to pamper your body: get 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night, eat well, maintain a proper weight, exercise regularly, and don't smoke! ...Read more

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Hey, greetings from Slovenia. I'd love to know what's the best, the fastest, the most affective natural or anything thing to boost my immune system?

Hey, greetings from Slovenia. I'd love to know what's the best, the fastest, the most affective natural or anything thing to boost my immune system?

Not proven effective: Many "non-medical" supplements, foods, herbs, and techniques are claimed to "boost" the immune system, but none have been proven effective. The immune system is complex, and "boosting" it to make it act stronger is not always a good thing. In conditions like arthritis, thyroid disease, diabetes type 1, lupus, eczema, etc..., the immune system is over-acting and damaging the patient's own organs. ...Read more

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Which fruits are considered the best to help boost the immune system?

Which fruits are considered the best to help boost the immune system?

All fruits are good : Eating fruits with each meal daily is very healthful. Vegetables especially colored ones are also healhty and should be part of each meal. This will allow you to cut on animal based foods(red meat) which have too much harmful(saturated) fat in it. ...Read more

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What're the best fruits to support your immune system or to make it work better?

Darker the better: It is said that the darker the fruit, the more potent or abundant the amount of antioxidants. Nearly all fruits are good for you when consumed in moderation. If they work, it will likely work on reducing inflammation in your body and not boosting your immune system per se. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best food to give a child to help boost there immune system?

Please help! what is the best food to give a child to help boost there immune system?

Healthy diet: Eating a healthy diet of whole grains,lean protein,fruits/veggies is the best way to boost immunity.
If you are concerned about a picky eater, a multivitamin supplement for children will help. ...Read more

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Other than eating and drinking the right things what are the best things i can do to improve my immune system?

Sleep & exercise: Daily activity of 20-30 minutes
adequate sleep (so you feel rested and make it through the day)

turn off screens and settle down before bed

find some friends to share activities you both enjoy

laugh

consider journaling, reading, writing letters

volunteer and/or do things to help others

there is great research supporting the idea that by helping others, we make ourselves more healthy. Best! ...Read more

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What is the best multivitamin for men or immune system?

Not one choice but: The only vitamin which appears to have the greatest potential in regulating the immune system is vitamin d3. The lower normal limit in blood vitamin d3 level is targeted towards the bone since a higher level is likely needed for immune function. Other supplements such as zinc, beta carotene, Folic Acid etc have been touted as immune boosters but the evidence is very weak. ...Read more

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When testing the immune system can bloods test. B cells t cells nk killer cells, what is the best way to test immune function in depth?

When testing the immune system can bloods test. B cells t cells nk killer cells, what is the best way to test immune function in depth?

Good start: Yes, the parameters you mentioned can be tested easily, and there are numerous other tests which may help to assess "immune function" which can be utilized depending upon the clinical situation and indices of suspicion. You might see either an infectious diseases expert or an immunologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, i get sick very often with anything that's floating around. What's the best dietary or lifestyle change I can make to boost my immune system?

Hi, i get sick very often with anything that's floating around. What's the best dietary or lifestyle change I can make to boost my immune system?

No sure way.: Staying in good physical shape with regular exercises (not extreme exercises) and a healthy diet may be helpful. Blood vitamin d3 should be 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 60 to 80 ng though the recommended level is above 30 ng.Consider seeing an allergist for an immune evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to strengthen your immune system? I am already taking vitamins.

What is the best way to strengthen your immune system? I am already taking vitamins.

Several things: There are several things you can do. Get plenty of sunshine. Vitamin D is good for immunity. Eat a well-balanced diet, in reasonable quantities. Sleep also contributes to overall health, so don't skimp. And exercise! Exercise improves your health and fitness, and thus your ability to fight infection. ...Read more

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What is the best way to build your immune system up so you stop catching the flu?

What is the best way to build your immune system up so you stop catching the flu?

Healthy Living: Don’t smoke, eat healthy (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low in saturated fat), exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, control your blood pressure, drink alcohol in moderation, get adequate sleep, and practice good hygiene (washing hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly). Make sure to have regular check-ups with doctor and try to reduce stress, this can wreak havoc on immunity. ...Read more

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I have a 6 day old infant, when is the best time to walk them outside to get some sun? concerned that her immune system is still too low...

I have a 6 day old infant, when is the best time to walk them outside to get some sun? concerned that her immune system is still too low...

Sun times: The best times are usually early to mid-morning or later in the evening. The sun is a good source of vitamin d and the walking is good exercise. Good health. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to build your immune system up to stop from catching the flu/sick stomache or other stuff?

Whats the best way to build your immune system up to stop from catching the flu/sick stomache or other stuff?

Healthy diet: Healthy diets and lifestyles are important. Do not use street drugs or tobacco and use alcohol only in moderation. Also of importance - wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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What's the best thing you can do to boost your immune system . I have hypothyroidism and allergies does that mean that my immune is system is low ?

What's the best thing you can do to boost your immune system . I have hypothyroidism and allergies does that mean that my immune is system is low ?

Sort of: 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. Any problems with your thyroid gland will affect your immune system health. ...Read more

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What's the best food for immune system? Will supplements help boost it too? I want to boost mine to fight HPV asap. I want to be HPV free soon. How??

What's the best food for immune system? Will supplements help boost it too? I want to boost mine to fight HPV asap. I want to be HPV free soon. How??

Not proven effective: Many "non-medical" supplements, foods, herbs, and techniques are claimed to "boost" the immune system, but none have been proven effective. The immune system is complex, and "boosting" it to make it act stronger is not always a good thing. In conditions like arthritis, thyroid disease, diabetes type 1, lupus, eczema, etc..., the immune system is over-acting and damaging the patient's own organs. ...Read more

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I have a friend with lymphocytic chronic leukemia. What are the best superfoods to help with immune system and chemotherapy?

I have a friend with lymphocytic chronic leukemia. What are the best superfoods to help with immune system and chemotherapy?

Organ meat: CoQ10 is found naturally in organ meat (heart liver kidney) and can help restore antioxidant balance while taking chemotherapy. That is the least obvious source if you Google "superfoods". Rooibos tea is a good antioxidant. Fruits, vegetables and nuts considered to be super-foods are listed all over the internet. Now if you return to Health Tap later today there will be many more responses! ...Read more

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What is the best option for overactive immune system? I've minimized stress, eat a whole foods diet w/ omega 3, try to exercise but it makes me sick.?

What is the best option for overactive immune system? I've minimized stress, eat a whole foods diet w/ omega 3, try to exercise but it makes me sick.?

Over or under active: An overactive immune system usually means that you have allergies (high ige) or a gammopathy (increased immunoglobulin or immunoglobulins) a much more serious issue. If you mean that you are getting sick alot then your immune system is not doing its job and it is under active. To improve your immune system get proper sleep, eat healthfully and watch your stress level. ...Read more

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What are the best childrens vitamins to boost a 4 yr olds weak immune system?

What are the best childrens vitamins to boost a 4 yr olds weak immune system?

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

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What's the best way to boost your immune system to fight off a cold, allergy, or flu if you have an autoimmune disease?

Allergy: It is presumed, though not very well proven, that having sufficient body stores of vitamins c/e, zinc, and b vitamins to fight off illnesses. The best way is to get good sleep and eat plenty of healthy calories during sickness. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamins for baby to be able to enhance growth and brain development? Also make her immune system stronger to fight sickness.

What is the best vitamins for baby to be able to enhance growth and brain development? Also make her immune system stronger to fight sickness.

Vitamins: That's easy! Breast feed! There are no man made vitamins that beat what Mother Nature can give. You will need to give baby Vitamin D, for good bone growth. Breast milk has all of the building blocks for Vitamin D, but it takes sunlight to activate them. We protect our babies from the sun, not to mention long gray winters, so that's the only supplement recommended. ...Read more

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What would be the best herbs to calm in overactive immune system? I have mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and chronic soreness, aching in my body.

What would be the best herbs to calm in overactive immune system? I have mild to moderate ulcerative colitis and chronic soreness, aching in my body.

Not aware: I don't know of an herb (s) which would calm your autoimmune reaction enough to make any difference. However there are effective drugs which can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Can IVF Fostimon and Merional hormones cause a fall of the immune system? What is the best supplement for immunologic raise?

Can IVF Fostimon and Merional hormones cause a fall of the immune system? What is the best supplement for immunologic raise?

Not really: No, these are sex hormones and do not directly effect the immune system or cortisol, which is the hormone that does effect the immune system directly. I have a fascination with immune neurology, and have yet to find a good immune system supplement. If you are concerned about an immune system issue, I would see an immunologist or discuss with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Hi Doc. What is the best way to build up my immune system for winter? I normally take Vitamin C tablets but this year I had a bad case of flu

Hi Doc. What is the best way to build up my immune system for winter? I normally take Vitamin C tablets but this year I had a bad case of flu

Flu Vaccine: Flu vaccine is most effective, but preventatively. You need to get it next yr around end April. Also try taking ecchinacea as supplement add on to vit c, troughout winter. Wash hands regularly. Healthy diet and exercise helps too. :) ...Read more

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Hi doc , what will be the best vitamins supplements for my husbnd 40 and physically active as mechnical engr, his immune system is getting low recntly?

Hi doc , what will be the best vitamins supplements for my husbnd 40 and physically active as mechnical engr, his immune system is getting low recntly?

Instead: Remember there is no one size fits all for supplementation, but in general, unless you have to, consider opting for optimizing your husband's overall health. This means making sure he is minimizing stress, remaining active, sleeping well, eating well(focus on whole foods with lots of color, minimal processing and lots of veggies) and remaining socially active. ...Read more