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What is good for my immune system?

What is good for my immune system?

Stay healthy: Eat right, exercise, take a multivitamin. Antioxidents such as teas, colored fruits and berries, chocolat and a little red wine. Probiotics such as yogert may help. Get enough sleep. Don't smoke or drink to excess. ...Read more

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Need good ways to boost your immune system?

Be healthy: There is no proven way to boost your immune system, other than to eat a healthy diet, avoid tobacco, and get the recommended vaccinations. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good ways to build up my immune system?

Healthy living: A healthy diet, adequate sleep and reasonable exercise. Your immune system will take care of itself. There are no proven foods or magic potions to aid your immune system, they only take your money! ...Read more

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How is it possible for the immune system know what is good and bad for the body?

Foreign molecules: The immune system looks for molecules that are not native to the territory for which they are invading. A virus in the respiratory tract, a toxic grain in the gut, an enviromental chemical in the skin and even pharmaceutical drugs are all examples of immune system stimulants. ...Read more

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How long does it take your immune system to rebuild? What are some good things to take to help it along?

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How long does it take your immune system to rebuild?  What are some good things to take to help it along?

Depends: It all depends on what has caused the immune impairment. Some may be permanent and others may be transient. A healthy lifestyle with adequate sleep is the best way to achieve optimal health. ...Read more

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Any good way to speed up my immune system?

Any good way to speed up my immune system?

Diet and exercise: Contrary to the claims in health food stores, there is no way to "boost your immune system." your immune system is great at what it does; there's nothing you can do to improve it. What you can do is provide it with the tools it needs to do its job - eat a healthy, nutritious diet, get adequate exercise, and keep your bmi under 25. Take care of your body, and your immune system will take care of you. ...Read more

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Is hot cocoa good for the immune system. And what else is it good for pleaz help?

No: There is not sufficient evidence to say that hot cocoa is good or bad for the immune system. In general, a healthy diet, plenty of sleep and exercise would be helpful to support good immune system. ...Read more

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What exactly is in those foods and drinks that make them so good for the immune system?

Good diet: A diet that provides adequate vitamins and minerals is all that is needed to keep your immune system health. ...Read more

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Why are immunosuppressants good for some people if we need our immune system to fight off disease?

Why are immunosuppressants good for some people if we need our immune system to fight off disease?

Relative: immuno-suppression is resorted to when there is a "hyperactive " immune state leading to an auto-immune disease or condition, or to allow the immune system to adapt to a transplanted tissue, that doesn't mean that the immune system is totally knocked out (in some states yes during bone marrow transplant) but can still fight certain infections, till total recovery, the immune system is complex ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for the immune system?

Nothing special: If you eat healthy meals with ample amounts of veggies and fruits along with whole grains, you will get adequate amounts of vitamins. So you hardly need to take any vitamin supplements. The only vitamin supplement if you want to take anything at all, would be vitamin-c which appears to have some beneficail effect in enhancing your immune system but even this is debated. ...Read more

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We got very good immune system but why is it that we can't fight hiv?

We got very good immune system but why is it that we can't fight hiv?

Immune system attack: Good evening, it is an insightful question! HIV agent attacks the immune cells themselves while most other infectious agents are attacked by cells of immune system as soon as they enter our body. Hiv enters the immune cells, kills them, causes programmed cell death of cells, and we lose cell-mediated immunity. This makes us defenseless against other invading organism and normally harmless germs. ...Read more

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Please explain what foods and supplements are good for strengthening the immune system?

Please explain what foods and supplements are good for strengthening the immune system?

I wish there was: There really isn't any substitute for optimal health. Proper nutrition and vitamin supplements if not eating well, exercise and adequate sleep. Avoid smoking, reduce stress and alcohol. The stuff you already know. ...Read more

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What are some good multivitamins for young women to take who have a week immune system?

Multivitamins: Vitamins do not strengthen the immune system per se, but if you do not always eat a well balanced diet, a multivitamin may help your general health and well being. If you are sick a lot see your doctor to find out why. ...Read more

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I work at a daycare and constantly get sick. Know any good ways to go about boosting my immune system?

I work at a daycare and constantly get sick. Know any good ways to go about boosting my immune system?

Vitamin D: According to an increasing number of studies, people with adequate vitamin d levels are less likely to get colds, the flu, etc.. Echinacea, zinc lozenges, and elderberry extract can all be useful to shorten the duration and intensity of a cold if taken regularly within the first 24 hours of symptoms. Agree with good hand washing and keeping them away from your face, and with getting flu shot. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat when you have a cold? I know there's no cure, but which foods are best to help w/symptoms or boosting the immune system?

What are good foods to eat when you have a cold? I know there's no cure, but which foods are best to help w/symptoms or boosting the immune system?

No difference: Sorry to burst any bubbles about diet, infections, and the immune system. But the foods you eat or avoid will make no difference in your cold symptoms or how quickly it clears up. Just maintain a normal diet, with increased fluids if you have fever. Whatever tastes good and goes down easy will be just fine. ...Read more

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Is green tea good for health.Can it boost immune system?

Green Tea: It is of course thought to be very beneficial to health by many cultures in the world. I do not believe there is any scientific evidence of specific benefits such as 'immune boosting'. Billions of people use green tea in our world. ...Read more

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Are there any good natural liquid supplements for the immune system?

Juicing: Although anecdotal, i juice daily with organic vegetables in the morning and i haven't had a cold in years. ...Read more

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What is a good multivitamin for men to take to boost their immune system?

What is a good multivitamin for men to take to boost their 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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