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Old 07-11-2007, 03:54 PM #1
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What are some ways that I can boost my immune system? I'm already on tons of supplements such as Vitamin C, E, D, A, flaxseed oil, minerals, etc.

What about transfer factors? Can anybody explain what they are to me?

I get sick with either just one of the following or multiple symptoms such as a sore throat, cough, ear ache, or congestion. They last for about a week and then I'm better for about 2 weeks. Then I'm sick again. repeat .... I had a strep test today and it was negative, but my doctor gave me an antibiotic just in case as she's still seeing a lot of strep going around. I'm waiting on a call back from my allergist to see if it sounds like my shots may need some readjusting or if it sounds just like viral infections(I work in a day-care and the kids are constantly sick). So it's certainly possible that I just pick up about everything possible from the kids.

So anyways, how can I boost my immune system? Here's a list of the things I already take: Vitamin A, C, D, E, B Complex, P5P, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid, B12, Biotin, Calcium, CO Q10, Carnitine, Flaxseed Oil, 5 HTP, Folinic Acid, Magnesium, Probiotics, Reduced L-Glutathione, Selenium, Zinc, and chelation agents.

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We take those packets of Vitamin C called Emergen-C - when we feel a cold coming on.

[Super Orange Emergen-C fizzes in water to furnish 1,000 mg of Vitamin C with 32 different mineral complexes plus B Vitamins. Sweetened with Fructose for Quick Energy with Staying Power.]
many other flavors/combos

http://www.alacer.com/

some interesting immune boosting sites -
http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/t042500.asp
http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/immune.htm
http://naturalmedicine.suite101.com/..._immune_health
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I am very impressed with Uno de Gato aka Cat's Claw.
It has remarkable immuno boosting properties, so much so that those with auto-immune disorders need to avoid it.

I also really like the Dan Active drinkable yoghurt, which has specific immune supporting cultures

Other good immune support products are grapeseed extract and pycnogenol as well as bilberry (which also helps eyesight)
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My husband and I drink Dan Active every day. He is convinced that it's responsible for finally making that shingles pain so away.
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Hi Caroline --

Boy, that's an interesting question.

I have some similar problems and they are all related to an ongoing infection in my jaw, around some old implants (dental implants) that I was supposed to have surgery to remove, along with the infected bit of jaw bone -- only court stuff got in the way, then I had no ride.

So.... have you noticed whether you are losing hair at all? When my infection gets bad I invariably lose hair.

Right now I seem to have things somewhat under control... and that's mainly due to vitamin C in fairly large quantities... about 3,000mg 4 times a day.

But... after the periodontist told me about the problem, he also told me that all the Ibuprofen I'd been taking was weakening my jaw bone, that it along with Fozimax was known to weaken the jaw bone.

So I quit taking ANY Ibuprofen (not so easy) and started taking Serrapeptase which is supposed to relieve swelling.

I started taking a lot more magnesium in the hopes that would build my jaw bone back up... and I started putting Whey amino acids in my coffee twice a day...

and now I've added the probiotics (I don't have a fridge now that I don't have grid electricity, so I can't do yogurt).


There were some very clever adds on telly about how our immune system is mainly in our gastro intestinal system.

I bet it is...

So the probiotics and yogurt are a good idea. IMHO



Oh.... the impovement I've seen since I did all these things is pretty HUGE. I'm beginning to wonder if I can lick this infection without surgery...

did you see that women in history series about King Henry the 8th wives? The first one, to whom he was long married and apparently happily married, got an infection after or during giving birth to one of their children.

I was amazed that she recovered from it. I mean, amazed. I think the program said she was in her darkened room for a long time. I'm sure people came to visit her, and I'm sure her diet was the best available.

But imagine, she actually recovered from an infection deep in her body...

I find that inspiring.
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