What can I do to boost my immune system?

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  1. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 8 years ago

    What can I do to boost my immune system?

    For the last 4 months I have had one cold after another. I don't eat processed food. I eat healthy. I get all my vitamins yet still the second one of my children gets a sniffle I get sick. My toddler is having the same problem. What can I do to boost our immune system? I am tired of being sick and I'm sure my toddler is too.

  2. innerspin profile image91
    innerspinposted 8 years ago

    I found that changing from bars of soap to liquid soap helped cut down on bugs being passed around. Make sure toothbrushes are cleaned regularly, especially after a sore throat. It may even be worth buying a new one.

    Stress can weaken the immune system. Laughing is meant to be good for stress relief and boosting your immunity, so have a good giggle whenever you can.

  3. Christofers Flow profile image90
    Christofers Flowposted 8 years ago

    The quickest way to boost your immune system, which is to say your digestive tract is to add probiotics, daily and nightly.  So many today would say that you could be sensitive to gluten and have reactions to it.  This could be true, but as I said EVERYONE has to have the proper bugs in their lower GI tract.  Bad bugs are colonized down there if you have a poor American diet.   Good bugs will get killed by the COLONIES of bad bugs that are there.

    This used to be REVOLUTIONARY, when I started writing about these 5 years ago.  Now there must be 10 products on the marketplace.  KEY #1  Regular yogurt is filled with sugar and does not have enough good bugs.  Your deep bad bugs are NOT IMPRESSED.  KEY #2  Take good regular doses of the "good bugs".  You need to do it for the rest of your life, but definitely for several months.  Recolonization means that you will be starting a war in your gut.  You probably won't feel it, but  millions and millions of bad bugs need to be replaced by colonies of good bugs.  This is much more erudite than just calling them good bugs and bad bugs.  There is much on it, you can get through good searches.  I drink kiefer, which Noah used, Moses got a hold of, and Mohammed hid from all the Christians for  1500 years, (Or his edict did).  The reason it was special is because the people up in the Caucuses had tremendous longevity.  They had big bags made of cowhides at their front doors.  It would "cook" all the time, and people would come by and imbibe when they wanted it.  Finally they got it out of the Caucuses and it spread through Eastern Europe.  Now its at your grocery store.  I drink it every night, about 2 cups.  It goes down good, calms your tummy, helps you sleep and really improves your bowel movements. My wife can't believe I don't get sick (sniffles, coughs, colds)  Its as easy as a nightly milkshake.  Take it for at least 3 months for the colonization to take place.

    1. Relationshipc profile image89
      Relationshipcposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting. I just started talking probiotics to help with my digestive issues, and you got me really excited!

    2. lisasuniquevoice profile image73
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Christofers Flow,
      I've been thinking about taking probiotics but now I will definitely do it. Thank you so much for your detailed explanation.

  4. Relationshipc profile image89
    Relationshipcposted 8 years ago

    I just wrote a hub about this a few weeks ago. If you are eating healthy, maybe your low immune system has something to do with stress...It is amazing what stress does to our body, and I found that removing it in the way of stressful relationships and situations has had a great impact on my health. I barely ever get sick.

  5. L.L. Woodard profile image69
    L.L. Woodardposted 8 years ago

    Healthylife2, a hubber who has gone through surgery and chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, is knowledgeable on the topic of improving your immune system. She's delved into the many ways to make our daily habits and routines more supportive of good health in her quest to be as healthy as possible. You might want to check out her profile page to see the many hubs that deal with immunity boosting.

    Hope you and the little one feel better soon.

  6. lisasuniquevoice profile image73
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 8 years ago



    You can eat fresh veggies, drink green tea, take acia berry, drink plenty of water, and take a multivitimin every day.

  7. TheApril profile image68
    TheAprilposted 8 years ago

    Toxic relationships can also strain your immune system. Check your environment for people who "suck the life" out of you. Hope you feel better.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image73
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's funny you should mention toxic people in relationship with your immune system, because that's one of the things you don't realize is happening when in fact it is. I believe you're right. Thanks for bringing it up here.

  8. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 8 years ago

    The #1 thing someone can do to boost their immune system is to plenty of rest on a regular basis. Parents with small children tend to get sick more often than adults that have no children or those with older children. Do the best you can to prevent your child from becoming ill. I suspect before you had children you weren't sick nearly as much. Schools and daycare centers are a petri dish of bacteria. :-)

  9. teamrn profile image59
    teamrnposted 8 years ago

    All of the above, good sleep: I'd only add Vitamin D3 (not 500 IU, but taking 2-3,000 U per day. Will help bone health and immune health. But, take another look at your diet, making sure that you get all of the RDA of needed vitamins and because of our soil depletion, take a multivitamin fail. (multivitamin doesn't have to be fancy and expensive). Centrum is reliable. At the end of the day, there are some people who are just more prone to get a cold which results from a weakened resistance, essentially the immune system.

  10. Faith A Mullen profile image88
    Faith A Mullenposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Relationshipc that stress can be a huge factor in being unable to fight off sickness (depression can too). As far as supplements go, Vitamin C, Zinc and Probiotics can help boost the immune system. Garlic is supposed to activate immune system cells too.

    I have a friend who swears by Airborne (http://www.airbornehealth.com/). Could be worth a try!

  11. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    There are supplements out there that contain colostrum, designed specifically to help boost the immune system.  As you probably know, colostrum is that "first milk" produced by any mammalian mother (woman, cow, whatever) as soon as a baby is born.  It contains agents that are not present in the milk later on, and which tell the immune system to get up and go to work.

    One caution:  My wife and I used a colostrum based supplement for that reason some 15 years ago or so.  It worked...but it also triggered her arthritis.  Turns out the healthier immune system decided to overdo things and went after her joints.  So if you're vulnerable (I'm not; my spouse is), be cautious in how much you take.

  12. Jenny Miner profile image60
    Jenny Minerposted 8 years ago

    Have your indoor air quality tested by a professional. If your bodies are battling mold or other volatile organic compounds, you will be unable to ward off a cold no matter what condition your immune system is in.  Also, ear infections, upper respiratory infections and sinus infections will be tough to fight.  Of course, depending on the type of VOC, you may not have colds at all.  If you breath in something your body instinctively tries to fight off, it can seem like a cold.

    As far as the negative or toxic energy surrounding you....burn sage in your home. It actually purifies both physical and metaphysical toxins.


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