Boosting Immune system

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    Feb 18, 2010 9:59 PM GMT
    So... since moving out here to California and (half) subscribing to the American fast-food diet I feel like my immune system has taken a beating (both flu, swine flu and a mild strep throat in the space of three months).

    Basically I'm asking what supplements/vitamins/minerals/ whatever I should be taking. I do get the time to occasionally cook, but not like back in the UK and therefore I was wondering what you lovely RJ'ers would recommend?

    Keep in mind I'm not looking to break the bank....

    Thanks!

    Fable.
  • lopakados

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    Feb 19, 2010 1:22 AM GMT
    a good multivitamin and vitamin C are great for the immune system.
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    Feb 19, 2010 1:44 AM GMT
    Fable saidSo... since moving out here to California and (half) subscribing to the American fast-food diet I feel like my immune system has taken a beating (both flu, swine flu and a mild strep throat in the space of three months).

    Basically I'm asking what supplements/vitamins/minerals/ whatever I should be taking. I do get the time to occasionally cook, but not like back in the UK and therefore I was wondering what you lovely RJ'ers would recommend?

    Keep in mind I'm not looking to break the bank....

    Thanks!

    Fable.


    So now I understand your comment to me on the other Forum Post. You are originally from The UK. So Welcome nice to have you here and I hope your stay is enjoyable for what ever length even permanent if that is the case.

    If your immune system is taking a beating stress can be a very large component to cause break down. Most likely the change in local has brought you into contact with viruses your body hasn't seen yet and you are young so exposure may have been limited although I don't know that.

    Eat the best you can, good fresh food is better than process food. Sleep and exercise are your main components to a healthy immune system. I am not a subsciber to supplements vitanims as there are really no real double blind studies as to effectiveness. If you want to take some Vit C it is prabably the best but there are conflicting studies on the amount.

    What ever stress you may have work on reducing it, healthy attitude will go a long way in helping and dealing with stress.
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    Feb 19, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    lopakados saida good multivitamin and vitamin C are great for the immune system.


    I agree! Also plenty of green leafy veggies, fruits and drink plenty of water to flush toxins out of your system. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 19, 2010 1:51 AM GMT

    Rest (i.e. relaxation and seven to nine hours of sleep on a regular schedule), moderate exercise, hydration, a balanced moderate diet of unprocessed foods will get you a long way. As for supplements, maybe you could add and acidophilus or a similar probiotic - if your gut is working right, it's a big boost to your immune system. Best of luck.
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    Feb 19, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    vitamin C is over-rated .. beta-carotene, lycopene, lots of veges. Maybe some glutamine .
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    Feb 19, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    I'd have to agree with Active. Vitamin C is somewhat overrated but it is a good source.

    Rest, water and a healthy supply of veggies, fruit and exercise can boost your immune system up.
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    Feb 19, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    Neem. Make sure its the good stuff. Tea, Oil, Caps...google it. It's amazing. I found about about it working for a neutracutical company years ago.
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    Feb 19, 2010 2:40 AM GMT
    Different parts of the country have various environments. Eat well. Take a multi-vitamin; save your money for food. You'll be fine.
  • curve

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    Feb 19, 2010 7:07 AM GMT

    Lots of sleep and exercise first, balanced diet with loads of leafy greens, kale, mustard greens, broccoli, etc. Little to now red meat (depends on blood type and kind of exercise you do)

    Vitamins:
    Grape seed
    Lysine
    Multi vitamin
    Omega 3 Oils
    Flax seed
    Zinc

    yoga and meditation...



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    Feb 25, 2010 12:22 AM GMT
    Thanks a lot for the tips guys...
  • mynyun

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    Feb 25, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    Laughter is the best medicine. icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif
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    Feb 25, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    I usually don't have much time to cook, so when I have time I cook a shitload of chicken breasts and just keep them frozen w/ a couple in the refrigerator so I can make them quickly when I need a meal. Other than that I always keep those pre-mixed bags of salad in the fridge and lots of fruit, neither of those need any time for cooking... and it's all healthy.
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    Feb 25, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
    Fable saidSo... since moving out here to California and (half) subscribing to the American fast-food diet I feel like my immune system has taken a beating (both flu, swine flu and a mild strep throat in the space of three months).

    Basically I'm asking what supplements/vitamins/minerals/ whatever I should be taking. I do get the time to occasionally cook, but not like back in the UK and therefore I was wondering what you lovely RJ'ers would recommend?

    Keep in mind I'm not looking to break the bank....

    Thanks!

    Fable.



    Uh... don't eat fast food, for one icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 25, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    Chances are, there's nothing wrong with your immune system. You're being exposed to a whole new crop of bugs that aren't in the UK, and therefore, your system hasn't developed the same immunity that you developed over a lifetime in the UK. The same thing would happen to an American going to England. Just make sure you're getting enough sleep and adequate nutrition. Next year should be better. And you might be one of those people who would benefit from a yearly flu shot as they are region-specific.
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    Feb 25, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    Learn REIKI.
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    Apr 13, 2010 6:05 AM GMT
    wash your hands often,
    don't rely too much on those gels .

    avoid rubbing your eyes, or take your hand to your mouth unless you've washed them first.

    that's how bugs penetrate your system most of the time.

    it's impossible to know when someone is at the contagious phase so no need to be antisocial but try keeping a certain distance without being rude.

    and still, it's often nothing but luck.. or bad luck rather..lol.


    you can rest, eat well and have a top notch immune system , but an unidentified virus will go under your immune radar.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Apr 13, 2010 9:36 AM GMT
    I was watching animal planet the other day and this guy was on who has been shooting up on low dose snake venom for 20 yrs. The hemotoxic kind not the neurotoxin type.

    He actually found a Dr who is know studying his blood because there were findings he's more immune than average men. They might use his blood to develop a vaccine of some sort.

    Go figure-always someone looking to stick a needle to get what they want over real protection for a quick fix.

    Eat right, exercise and avoid the roid!!icon_idea.gif
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    Apr 13, 2010 9:53 AM GMT
    Fable saidSo... since moving out here to California and (half) subscribing to the American fast-food diet I feel like my immune system has taken a beating (both flu, swine flu and a mild strep throat in the space of three months).

    Basically I'm asking what supplements/vitamins/minerals/ whatever I should be taking. I do get the time to occasionally cook, but not like back in the UK and therefore I was wondering what you lovely RJ'ers would recommend?

    Keep in mind I'm not looking to break the bank....

    Thanks!

    Fable.


    it's probably just from living in student res, they're like mini disease epidemics
  • Delivis

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    Apr 13, 2010 9:59 AM GMT
    Alpha13 saidLearn REIKI.


    Or witchcraft, or homeopathy, or wizardry. They are all about equivalent.
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    Apr 13, 2010 10:00 AM GMT
    Gosh I have to take medication to lower mine, as being to high can have issues too.
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    Apr 13, 2010 7:00 PM GMT
    Delivis said
    Alpha13 saidLearn REIKI.


    Or witchcraft, or homeopathy, or wizardry. They are all about equivalent.


    Says the world expert on fucking everything.

    shut-the-fuck-up.jpg
  • MikemikeMike

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    Apr 14, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    Delivis said
    Alpha13 saidLearn REIKI.


    Or witchcraft, or homeopathy, or wizardry. They are all about equivalent.


    Says the world expert on fucking everything.

    shut-the-fuck-up.jpg


    Can we get chuncky a barrel of that?? lmaoicon_lol.gif
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    Apr 14, 2010 3:16 PM GMT
    Delivis said
    Alpha13 saidLearn REIKI.


    Or witchcraft, or homeopathy, or wizardry. They are all about equivalent.


    K-Slap! LOL
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    Apr 14, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    Fable saidSo... since moving out here to California and (half) subscribing to the American fast-food diet...


    just say 'no'.