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How to strenghten immune system

I have been down with a constant cold / alergy since autumn and although sometimes I feel better it is never completely gone. I’ve been under a lot of stress lately which according to internet can cause a great damade to my immune system. That’s the only explanation I can have to my constant cold – my immune system is down and I need to do something to repair it instead of popping bunch of the cold pills every day. I’ve made a little research and this is what I found to be essential to bust immune system :

1. Take in lots of food with antioxidants ( Vitamin A – liver, carrot, broccoli, sweet potato, Vitamin C – citrus fruits,green pepper, broccoli, Vitamin E – whole grain foods and vegetable oils, Carotenoids – red, yellow and orange fruits and vegies,leafy green foods), minerals (zinc – whole grain foods and seafood, iron – meats, dry beans, tofu and selenium – fish, grains and nuts) and Omega-3 Fatty Acids (salmon, walnuts, soybeans);
2. Reduce stress by relaxing and exercising ( yoga, gym, dancing);
3. Wash hands and throat every time you come hom and before each meal ;
4. Enough sleep is essential to good health and stress reduction;
5. Drinking green and black tea as well as herb tea can add well to relaxation;
6. Dress warm for cold weather;
7. Clean the house to keep dust to a minimum.

I’m gonna try all this and hope to get better soon! ^-^

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  1. Tom #

    Have you tried ecchinacea with the Vitamin C? I was dubious at first, but i’ve just seen the first science based review of it saying together they have synergistic effects.
    Hope that helps – the above you’re already doing should wor too!

    March 4, 2008
  2. Thank you Tom! I’m gonna try it too! After one month I already feel better but it’s an alergy season in Japan now so I gotta to be extra careful! Thank you for your advice!

    March 6, 2008

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