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What can I do to boost my immune system?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice

In brief: Several

Vitamin c raises hdl, lowers blood pressure, inhibits arterial plaque.
Vitamin e implicated in lowering risk of cardiovascular dz (harvard study) beta carotene stimulates production of natural killer cells, macrophages and t-cell lymphocytes. Bioflavenoids protect cell membranes. Zinc increases white blood cells to fight infection. Omega 3s increase phagocyte activity.

In brief: Several

Vitamin c raises hdl, lowers blood pressure, inhibits arterial plaque.
Vitamin e implicated in lowering risk of cardiovascular dz (harvard study) beta carotene stimulates production of natural killer cells, macrophages and t-cell lymphocytes. Bioflavenoids protect cell membranes. Zinc increases white blood cells to fight infection. Omega 3s increase phagocyte activity.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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