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Doctor insights on: What Nutrient Is Found In Fruits Vegetables That Strengthens The Immune System

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What type of fruit can I eat to boost my immune system?

What type of fruit can I eat to boost my immune system?

False claims: Some fruit producers claim boosting. But it is only about money. Fruit is healthier than meat but there is no particular one. ...Read more

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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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How can taking advair effect your immune system? I am also allergic to citrus fruit. What are my other options to boost my immune system?

How can taking advair effect your immune system? I am also allergic to citrus fruit. What are my other options to boost my immune system?

Advair: The steroid portion of advair (fluticasone) actually can blunt immune responses where it is used. There were not a dramatic increase in infections when the medication was studied however. ...Read more

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What strengthens the immune system?

What strengthens the immune system?

Good health: 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

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Can I strengthen my immune system?

Can I strengthen my immune system?

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

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How do I strengthen my immune system?

How do I strengthen my immune system?

What's the prob: The immune system has many facets, what are you trying to achieve? An immune deficiency is best diagnosed by an allergist/immunologist and they can guide you on how to treat it. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my immune system?

How can I strengthen my immune system?

More fruits and vege: Unless a person has an immunodeficiency, a balanced diet with more vitamins (seafood, fruits, vegetables and nuts) and better life style with enough sleep, sports and fresh air, . Those are the pillars for good health hence better immunity. ...Read more

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What to do to strengthen your immune system?

What to do to strengthen your immune system?

What's the prob: The immune system has many facets, what are you trying to achieve? An immune deficiency is best diagnosed by an allergist/immunologist and they can guide you on how to treat it. ...Read more

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Why can having friendships strengthen your immune system?

Why can having friendships strengthen your immune system?

You feel better and: So your body does too. Being around bullying, dangerous, or unhappy people can make you nervous, mad, upset or sad. Unless you exercise to relieve this stress or meditate to calm down, this has long term effects on your body. Take care of yourself and invest in caring loving friends who love you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does exposure to germs in toddlers strengthen the immune system?

Yes: Exposure to germs in our everyday world will make the immune system stronger. ...Read more

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If I strengthen my immune system will this assist. In ridding hpv?

No: But it can make it more likely to be dormant and less of an issue. ...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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Could treating yourself better and strengthening your immune system help with allergies?

Could treating yourself better and strengthening your immune system help with allergies?

Unrelated: Allergies are rather due to over reactive immune system, boosting your immunity would help warding off an infection, although there is no such thing as boosting immunity, you're either immune competent or immune compromised, maintaining good immunity necessitates maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as simple as that, so good sleep, healthy diet, lots of fruits and vegetables, fresh air and exercise ...Read more

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How to strengthen your immune system?

How to strengthen your immune system?

Stay immunocompetent: healthy diet, good night sleep, lots of fruits and vegetables, fresh air and exercise ...Read more

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What can help strengthen your immune system?

What can help strengthen your immune system?

Stronger immunity: Your immune system is made up of many parts. To increase the immunity, make sure you are getting good anti oxidants (the weapons to fight off infections), anti-inflammatories (to decrease the inflammation), improve your GI system which supplies the nutrition by using a probiotic, make sure your hormones are balanced and a low glycemic diet. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my kids immune system.?

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

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Can you tell me how I could strengthen my immune system?

Can you tell me how I could strengthen my immune system?

More fruits and vege: Unless a person has an immunodeficiency, a balanced diet with more vitamins (seafood, fruits, vegetables and nuts) and better life style with enough sleep, sports and fresh air, . Those are the pillars for good health hence better immunity. ...Read more

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How do doctors strengthen your immune system?

How do doctors strengthen your immune system?

Healthy diet: Nothing really boosts your immune system, but you should maintain a healthy diet by eating fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Does regular exercise strengthen the immune system?

Does regular exercise strengthen the immune system?

Your health yes: Data on immune system less clear Some suggests yes the best data is it is for your health there are theories on reducing bacteria but whether it improves the immune system is not clear ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods to eat or drink to strengthen the immune system?

Fruits & veggies: Eating real food, that has as little processing as possible, will help your body get important nutrients to help it heal and prevent infection. Aim for at least 5-9 servings of fruits & veggies every day.

Try to buy fresh or frozen rather than canned.

Eat lots of dark, leafy greens and brightly colored fruits & veggies

also get enough sleep & regular exercise & enjoy friendships & volunteering. ...Read more

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What can you do to strengthen an immune system, always feeling nauseous and sick?

What can you do to strengthen an immune system, always feeling nauseous and sick?

Unrelated: Best to see a GI specialist since nausea is not a common symptoms for immune impairment. As for feeling sick, you will have to be more specific about the symptoms.
I am assuming that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I get the fly or colds very often, how can I strengthen my immune system or avoid getting sick so much?

I get the fly or colds very often, how can I strengthen my immune system or avoid getting sick so much?

Vitamin/sleep/food: There are many causes that people get recurrent infections. Check with your doctor to make sure you do not have diabetes or another condition that can make you susceptible to infections. If not then eating a healthy diet, doing regular exercise, drinking water and getting plenty of rest are the best things to boost your immune system. A multivitamin daily could be helpful. Wash hands often. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my immune system?? I'm starting to find that it's very weak considering I get any/every sickness that comes my way.

How can I strengthen my immune system?? I'm starting to find that it's very weak considering I get any/every sickness that comes my way.

Lifestyle: Good sleep, fresh air, exercise, fresh vegetables and fruits and multi vitamins, are the recipe to boost your immune system, if still suffering despite that, you need to see an allergist/Immunologist ...Read more

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To what extent does Growth Hormone improve / strengthen the immune system?

To what extent does Growth Hormone improve / strengthen the immune system?

Nothing food: Don't even think about it. Despite the zeal from GH advocates, it will do you far more harm than good in the long run. Using GH is like borrowing from a loan shark. You may feel better for the short run but will be paying a heavy price in the long run. ...Read more

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How do vaccines protect your health aside from strengthening your immune system?

How do vaccines protect your health aside from strengthening your immune system?

Vaccines: Do not strengthen the immune system, simply put: they rather train the immune system on how to combat a specific microorganism by forming antibodies specific for that bacteria or virus on re-exposure, you can maintain your immune system by leading a healthy lifestyle, good luck ...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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How exactly can cold showers strengthen the immune system?

How exactly can cold showers strengthen the immune system?

Cold showers not: Cold showers do not strengthen the immune system. They don't weaken it, either. The immune system is incredibly complex and resilient, but like the rest of your body, it works best with good nutrition for building blocks, and adequate rest. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting sick? How can I strengthen my immune system?

Why do I keep getting sick? How can I strengthen my immune system?

Sleep & excercise: Good night time sleep, excercise in fresh air, lots of fruits and vegetables, if that doesn't work see an Allergist/Immunologist, check aaaai, org or acaai. Org to locate an allergist/immunologist in your area ...Read more

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Is it true that a child who never gets sick doesn't really improve or strengthen his immune system?

No: There are some kids with good reserve who acquire new germs occasionally & their immune quietly recognizes them & fights them off without the process rising to the level of a recognized illness. If we test these kids blood for immunity factors at a given age, they are as high or higher than some of the sickly ones. Most kids are not that lucky. ...Read more

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How can I ensure a healthy immune system? What kind of habits, diets, or activities can I do to strengthen my immune system?

How can I ensure a healthy immune system? What kind of habits, diets, or activities can I do to strengthen my immune system?

Be healthy: Eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, drink plenty of water and take a good multivitamin, and it will do at least as much for your immune system as any of the fads that you hear about on late night tv. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my immune system? What vitamins should I be taking or is there certain foods I can eat or drink?

How can I strengthen my immune system? What vitamins should I be taking or is there certain foods I can eat or drink?

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

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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.

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.

No you don't have: A weak immune system, your anxiety is taking its toll also, here is a recipe: fresh air, good night time sleep, excercise and a healthy diet, lots of fruits and vegetables and much less of fats, sweets and fast food, goodluck ...Read more

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How to strengthen immune system when you have the flu to prevent deadly complications?

How to strengthen immune system when you have the flu to prevent deadly complications?

Help with the flu.: Once you have the flu, medication aside, your best bet would be rest, adequate hydration (water until your urine is almost clear), wholesome nutrition including complex carbohydrates and lean proteins. Consider Tamiflu if you can start it within 48 hours of symptom onset. If you’re worsening, get to emergency room. This flu season is particularly bad. ...Read more

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My daughter is constantly sick. And has asthma problems breathing what can I do to strengthen her immune system?

My daughter is constantly sick. And has asthma problems breathing what can I do to strengthen her immune system?

Consider Probiotics: There have been a couple well-executed (prospective, randomized, controlled) clinical trials of probiotics in children, published in the journal, pediatrics. Both found a significant reduction in the frequency, severity, and duration of uris, in children taking a daily probiotic preparation. Further research suggests that the effect is immune-mediated. Please check my blog for more on probiotics. ...Read more

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In addition to suppressive therapy, what else should a person do to reduce frequent hsv 2 outbreaks? What can be done to strengthen the immune system?

In addition to suppressive therapy, what else should a person do to reduce frequent hsv 2 outbreaks? What can be done to strengthen the immune system?

Sorry, not much: Unfortunately, no proved methods. Maintaining health (rest, exercise, balanced diet) is always good. Avoid things that seem to trigger oubreaks, but clear triggers are rare for genital HSV2; outbreaks are random and don't indicate immune system weakness. Suppressive therapy is the only thing that works reliably. Frequent "outbreaks" while on suppression usually turn out to not be herpes. ...Read more

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Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Which daily natural vitamin supplements help strengthen the immune system?

Don't waste money: None! It's not possible! Eat a balanced diet, get adequate rest and exercise. Your immune system will take care of itself. Don't waste your money. ...Read more

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Is drinking apple cider vinegar good for strengthening your immune system?

Is drinking apple cider vinegar good for strengthening your immune system?

No: That's silly stuff. The fact that it's promoted for everything should tell you that this is intended to mislead good, simple people. The one evidence-based, consistent finding in strengthening immune responses (tested by responses to antigen challenges) is heavy-duty aerobic exercise. If you're interested in this stuff, get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins/foods that are proven (or recommended) to boost/strengthen immune system in a person with immunodeficiency?

Are there any vitamins/foods that are proven (or recommended) to boost/strengthen immune system in a person with immunodeficiency?

It depends: Western medical doctors typically look for a deficiency (such as Vit D) or conditions which impacts the immune system. Therapy is then directed accordingly. In Washington State Naturopaths might have some other ideas and if you have a good Chinese Medicine Herbalist nearby check them out. Hopefully, there are biomarkers which can be followed to better assure effective therapy. ...Read more