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Your Questions About Carnitine

June 12, 2013
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William asks…

Im taking L-Carnitine Plus raspberry ketones i have a sinus cold is it ok to take Tylenol sinus daytime?

I called my local Pharmacist they told me they couldnt answer my question because they dont know much about L-Carnitine or raspberry ketones and for me to google it….Thank you so much in advance:~)

admin answers:

Stupid SCAMS don’t do squat.

Mark asks…

What is a great way to lose weight if you are already really active and you diet and you arnt losing weight?

I am thinking of running in the morning, after taking some L- carnitine, B-12, and vitamin-c. And after school, waterpolo practice. As for a diet i was thinking, raw fruits and veggies and the occasional grained cereal only liquids are water and milk. So what do you think, I am trying to loose 20 pounds. In about 2 months.

admin answers:

Hello

First, I understand where you’re coming from.
Here’s what I found out after lots of research and trial and error, the hard way.

The reality is that there are no shortcuts or easy ways to get in good shape. Sorry, but someone needed to tell you this.
As long as you get conscious about what you are doing, you will see the results.

Below you will find the four principles that you need to keep in mind in your weight-loss journey.

Http://topsecreteverloss.blogspot.com/

1.Forget About Diets

People that go from diet to diet never reach a stable weight, let alone a good shape. The reason is quite simple: diets are, by their very nature, temporary. You can’t expect to eat properly for two or three weeks and fix your weight problems for the rest of the year.

2.Proper Nutrition

If you want to keep your weight and fat percentage under control, you will need to learn the basics of nutrition. Once you learn them, you will be able to eat healthy throughout the year.

3.Physical Exercise

Eating healthy and having a caloric deficit will only take you half the way. The other key factor is physical exercise.

4.Discipline and Perseverance

You can start eating healthy and exercising properly, but unless you stick doing it regularly, the results won’t appear (if they do, they won’t last).

Discipline and perseverance are key here.

If you want to Lose Weight ,I can recommend you to check out

http://topsecreteverloss.blogspot.com/ .

It is a great program that helped me.

George asks…

What supplements can help improve my mental stamina and endurance?

i take ginkgo biloba and acetyl-l carnitine and they help me concentrate but they dont seem to do much in the way of stamina.

admin answers:

B complex. A variety of the b vitamins. Siberian Ginseng.
Magnesium—taken with calcium, and vitamin D. Talk to your vitamin store worker there. They can probably give you a write up on this information here.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

January 5, 2013
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Betty asks…

How can I boost my immune system?

I have had 3 colds and a tonsillitis-like respiratory infection in the last 6 weeks. Once i think i’m over it, I seem to get ill again. I am a student nurse and have had a lot of time off (can’t go into hospital spreading germs over poorly patients). I am quite run down physically, emotionally and mentally. Due to my job/study I never seem to eat properly and my sleeping pattern is shot to buggery.

Does anyone have any suggestions to give my immune system a quick boost to kick start the road to recovery?

admin answers:

I am sorry about your struggle to stay healthy, I have a few suggestions, I hope I dont overwhelm you, but the more you do of the following list, the stronger your immune system will be, and better chance you will keep healthy and be full of energy!

To boost your immune system, do as many of the following list as possible….

1) keep practicing good personal hygiene care, wash your hands!

2) get plenty of rest. During deep sleep, our body release potent immune-enhancing substances that strengthen your immune system function. By not allowing our body sufficient rest, the immune system will sputter, and as a result, not function at full capacity. We then are more likely to become ill with common illnesses. A healthy, deep sleep allows our body to release a significant amount of growth hormone that boost the immune system and aids in the growth and repair of the body.

3) get moderate and regular exercise
An increase in blood flow associated with moderate exercise helps to circulate antibodies along with white blood cells necessary to fight infection more quickly. As a result, this provides our bodies with an early warning system to ward off potentially damaging germs. In addition, the increase in body temperature as a result of physical activity may aid in inhibiting the growth of bacteria; thus allowing the body to fight infection more effectively.

4) Receiving a Regular Body Cleansing.
Body cleansing is essential because our bodies need to properly eliminate the toxic build up that has formed in our intestines (colon), which may lead to sickness and disease. Our body organs and tissues must be free of toxins for the immune system to function optimally thus enabling our bodies to receive the essential nutrients our bodies need.

5) Boost immune system by drinking plenty of filtered water.
Water is essential for all living things and keeps our immune system operating optimally while improving the way we feel, look and live. Without sufficient amounts of water, you may experience routine fatigue, dry skin, headaches, constipation, and a decrease normal bodily function which may lead to your body unable to fight off diseases. Without water we would literally dehydrate which could result in the shutting down of vital organs and ultimately end in death.

6) Eliminate all sugar and allergens from your diet.
Just a small amount of sugar has been proven to impair white blood cells up to 50% for very short periods of time. By discovering what our personal food allergies are, then eliminating or desensitizing them will help strengthen your immune system. By removing these triggers, our immune cells are strengthened in order to combat other invaders such as influenza rather than the allergen. The elimination of sugar from your diet can also strengthen immune system.

7) Eat nutritiously
Good foods to eat include organic fruits and vegetables, chloretta, medicinal mushrooms like maitake, shiitake, reishi, or turkey tail. Besides water, wheatgrass juice, aloe vera juice, or green tea are good drinks.

8) Take supplements
Supplements are needed because our bodies can not produce the nutrients necessary to maintain optimum health. There are many nutrients needed in order to maintain a strong immune system. It is very challenging in the world we live in to obtain sufficient nutrition with the foods available to us. They are over processed and void of many essential nutrients. Additionally, food is grown in soils that have been over-planted and saturated with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Vitamin and mineral deficiency subjects us to more diseases, aging, sickness, and the weakening of our immune system.

Best herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, garlic, olive leaf extract, elderberry, or astragalus.

Best vitamins include Vitamin A, C, or E. These are a good source of antioxidants, which will boost your immune system.
The minerals zinc and selenium also help with boosting your immune system.

As you can see, there is no one magic cure, one supplement, to stay healthy, but there are many things you can do to help your situation!

James asks…

What little things could I do to boost my immune system and not catch swine flu, etc.?

My immune system isn’t the best..

1) Are there any vitamin C tablets that you recommend?
2) What foods (fruits, veggies, etc.) help your immune system?
3) What other kinds of things could I do to boost my immune system? (such as excercising..Anything!)

admin answers:

The information is too long to post here, so you can visit these sites to read the articles! Hope this helps!

Antioxidants and Your Immune System: Super Foods for Optimal Health

http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/antioxidants-your-immune-system-super-foods-optimal-health

Regular exercise may help battle the flu

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Regular+exercise+help+battle/2138243/story.html

The immune system is enhanced by sleep and rest,[93] and is impaired by stress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immune_system#Sleep

The functioning of the immune system, like most systems in the body, is dependent on proper nutrition.
Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immune_system#Nutrition_and_diet

Charles asks…

are canker sores a sign of a weakened immune system?

It seems like everytime before I get sick I get sores in my mouth… Is this a sign that my immune system is getting weak, or is this just coincidence?

admin answers:

No.

Canker sores are small shallow ulcers that appear in the mouth and often make eating and talking uncomfortable. There are two types of canker sores:

Simple canker sores. These may appear three or four times a year and last up to a week. They typically occur in people between 10 and 20 years of age.
Complex canker sores. These are less common and occur more often in people who have previously had them.
What Causes Canker Sores?
The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods – including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, strawberries) – can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like Motrin, is another common cause. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, might also trigger canker sores.

Some cases of complex canker sores are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune system; nutritional problems, such as vitamin B-12, zinc, folic acid, or iron deficiency; and gastrointestinal tract disease, such as Celiac disease and Crohn’s disease.

Pain from a canker sore generally lessens in a few days and the sores usually heal without treatment in about a week or two.

If sores are large, painful, or persistent, your dentist may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse, a corticosteroid ointment, or a prescription or nonprescription solution to reduce the pain and irritation.

Can Canker Sores Be Prevented?
Although there is no cure for canker sores and they often reoccur, you may be able to reduce their frequency by:

Avoiding foods that irritate your mouth – including acidic or spicy foods
Avoiding irritation from gum chewing
Brushing with a soft-bristled brush after meals and flossing daily, which will keep your mouth free of foods that might trigger a sore.

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Your Questions About Carnitine

January 2, 2013
By

Donald asks…

What are the consequences of one week vacations without gym?

Hi everyone. I have a bit of an obsession with my weight. I’m about 5″9 and I weight 147 pounds with a fat percentage of 8.5 percent. I go to the gym everyday for about 3 hours, doing cardio and weight training (except on Wednesdays, when I do Yoga). I’m also taking L-Carnitine and CLA pills.

I’m going for vacations for a week. My question is, without taking the pills and without exercise, will I put too much weight in one week? I mean, everyone knows we eat more on holidays, so take that in consideration!

Thanks!

admin answers:

I think that as a person who works out 6 days a week, you scare the hell out of me. If there is such thing as over-doing it, that would qualify. I think that not only will you survive for that brutal one week vacation, it might be the best thing for you.

Maria asks…

What’s the safe maximum amount I can take for CHROMIUM PICCOLINATE ?

I used to take 200mg/day and now I take 400mg but want to take two separate doses of 400mg to speed up my weightloss or even make it more effective. Also, is it safe to combine this with L-carnitine? I have 25 lbs to lose post-pregnancy and have moderate to high levels of activity.

To those who would respond check with your Dr., you don’t have to as I already predicted some people would suggest that.

Thanks for your reasonable response.

admin answers:

Generally, it’s recommended that a person not take more than 600 mcg of chromium picolinate per day. That amount is more than sufficient for the bodily needs; any more than that can cause toxicity after a while.

George asks…

Bodybuilding – Which of these supplements would work best to help reduce belly fat?

OK, so I already diet pretty healthy. High protein, low fat, and moderate carbs. I lift weights a couple times a week, and get my cardio from playing sports a couple times a week. However I still have a little bit of excess fat, maybe about 5 pounds, covering my abs. And its been there for years, so I’m looking for a supplement that will help give me a boost in loosing it. I’ve been trying fat burners recently such as lipo 6 and hot rox, but haven’t noticed any difference.

These are the ones I’m considering right now.
1) Taking Omega-3 supplement pills (I doubt I get much omega 3 daily, and I heard it helps burn fat)
2) Taking cortizone blockers (don’t know much about them)
3) Taking estrogen blockers (know nothing about them, or any possible side effects, or if they are worth it).

I’m planning on using Animal PAK vitamins as soon as they come in the mail, they contain omega 3′s and l-carnitine, and other stuff. Know if they help with fat loss? Or have any other ideas for me?
When I said cortizone blockers, I meant cortisol blockers.

I also heard of 2 other types….Topical creams (have searched and searched for scientific proof these work, but find nothing). And also thyroid boosters (which I don’t know anything about, but perhaps they might help considering my belly fat might be a fight against genetics, since my parents are fat)

admin answers:

Forget about the supplements … You’re not going to get the results you are seeking from these things. Losing weight comes down to this equation: Calories In verus Calories Out. If you are burning more calories than you are taking in, you will lose weight, other wise you’ll remain the same or gain. I would recommend taking abetter look at what you are eating, and when you are eating it. Diet is a big part of burning the last bit of fat. Or you might want to add cardio outside of your sports, particularly if the sports are stop and go like football or basketball. Also maybe consider eating more frequently as well, like every 3 hours, to increase your metabolism.

As far as rating the supplements, just in case you don’t believe what I told you above …

Omega 3′s are good for you in general, but the fat burning component of them will be very minimal. Cortisol is a stress hormone, you’re body producing when under stress, like excessive exercise. Cortisol blockers are good if you are worried about losing muscle when your exercise longer than an hour. There’s no evidence that cortisol blockers can help you burn fat. Finally, estrogen blockers are only good if you are doing anabolic steroids.

So save some money, forget the supplements, change your diet and exercise program and you should see those final five pounds gone in no time! Good luck!

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Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

January 1, 2013
By

Lizzie asks…

What are some good foods and drinks to help boost one’s immune system?

And what exactly is in those foods and drinks that make them so good for the immune system?

admin answers:

I applaud you in your interest in strengthening your immune system with food. As you may know, it is a challenge today to find foods that are mineral rich without added chemicals that are toxic.
The good news is it is possible to find healthy foods that are rich in vitamins, mineral, photonutrients, ect. For you body.

A place to start is looking for raw and organically grown fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Here is a sampling.
Vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, collard greens, and spinach are the great source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fiber,

Fruits (like blueberries, bananas , acai,and mangoes.) are good sources of antioxidants and phytonutrients

Proteins containing amino acids aids in the growth and repair of your immune system. Some protein sources can be chlorella , eggs, organic meat and poultry, fish especially those high in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, trout and tuna.

Medicinal Mushrooms such as Shiitake, Reishi, Maitake, and Coriolus Versicolor (turkey tail) are wonderful for building your immune system up.

Drinks like Wheatgrass, Aloe vera juice, green tea, and white teas are excellent drink choices to boost your immune system. Holy tea is my favorite, since it also does a great job in cleansing my body and maintaining a healthy weight.

Whole grains like brown rice, millet, buckwheat, oats, and barley are also a valuable source of the vitamins, minerals and fiber that are an essential part of keeping the immune system healthy. Fiber helps cleanse the colon of toxins and helps prevent intestinal infections.

It is also important to avoid “bad” foods (“unprocessed” and “unrefined”) that will weaken your immune system.

Here is some suggestions:
Sugar contains no nutrients. Excessive sugar intake can deplete your body of several vitamins and minerals. Sugar impairs the ability of white blood cells to sweep up and kill bacteria. It also robs the body of key nutrients such as zinc that is vital for the immune function. Sugars food to avoid include soda pop, candy, many cereals, and ice cream.

Coffee
Caffeine is a diuretic that contributes to the body’s loss of important nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The acid in coffee eats away the villi of the small intestine, reducing their effectiveness in supporting nutrient assimilation.

Alcohol (when consumed in excess), is a poison to every system of your body. It depresses the nervous system, inhibits the bone marrow’s ability to regenerate blood cells, is toxic to the liver, depletes B-vitamins, and is dehydrating.

Raw foods such as clams, oysters, sushi, very rare meats, and undercooked eggs contain infectious bacteria and intestinal parasites.

With the advent of pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizer and green harvesting, our fruits and vegetables lack vital nutrients. Today, it is necessary that our diet will need supplements to the food for the immune system.

For more info on supplements or other ways to strengthen your immune system without food, go to website in source box.

Charles asks…

How to fix a Bad Immune System?

I think I have a very bad Immune system. I get sick every time someone I know gets sick. I’ve always been like this every since I was a small child. Right now I am 19 years old and still get sick all the time. Does anyone know how to make your immune system better? I would appreciate any help.

admin answers:

Yes you CAN fix a bad/weak immune system!

To strengthen your immune system, you need to first avoid the things that weaken it such as junk foods; toxins, stress, drugs, and sugar are some examples. These thing also causes you body to be acidic, prime ground for sickness to thrive. Go to this link to learn more on what weakens your immune system. Http://www.immunesystemremedies.com/weak-immune-system.html

To strengthen it, here are many suggestions.

1) Keep practicing good personal hygiene care, wash your hands! The great plague of 1918 could have been avoided by practicing good personal hygiene.

2) Get plenty of rest. During deep sleep, our body release potent immune-enhancing substances that strengthen your immune system function. By not allowing our body sufficient rest, the immune system will sputter, and as a result, not function at full capacity. We then are more likely to become ill with common illnesses. A healthy, deep sleep allows our body to release a significant amount of growth hormone that boost the immune system and aids in the growth and repair of the body.

3) Get moderate and regular exercise
An increase in blood flow associated with moderate exercise helps to circulate antibodies along with white blood cells necessary to fight infection more quickly. As a result, this provides our bodies with an early warning system to ward off potentially damaging germs. In addition, the increase in body temperature as a result of physical activity may aid in inhibiting the growth of bacteria; thus allowing the body to fight infection more effectively.

4) Receiving a Regular Body Cleansing.
Body cleansing is essential because our bodies need to properly eliminate the toxic build up that has formed in our intestines (colon), which may lead to sickness and disease. Our body organs and tissues must be free of toxins for the immune system to function optimally thus enabling our bodies to receive the essential nutrients our bodies need.

5) Boost immune system by drinking plenty of alkaline water.
Water is essential for all living things and keeps our immune system operating optimally while improving the way we feel, look and live. Without sufficient amounts of water, you may experience routine fatigue, dry skin, headaches, constipation, and a decrease normal bodily function, which may lead to your body unable to fight off diseases. Without water we would literally dehydrate which could result in the shutting down of vital organs and ultimately end in death. Alkaline water also balances your pH levels which is very important in avoiding sickness.

6) Eliminate all sugar and allergens from your diet.
Just a small amount of sugar has been proven to impair white blood cells up to 50% for very short periods of time. By discovering what our personal food allergies are, then eliminating or desensitizing them will help strengthen your immune system. By removing these triggers, our immune cells are strengthened in order to combat other invaders such as influenza rather than the allergen. The elimination of sugar from your diet can also strengthen immune system.

7) Eat nutritiously
Good foods to eat include organic fruits and vegetables, chloretta, medicinal mushrooms like maitake, shiitake, reishi, or turkey tail. Besides water, wheatgrass juice or green tea are good drinks.
To restore health, your diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.

Stay away from junk food like pop, bake goods, any processed foods. Bad foods contain stuff like refined sugar, sodium nitrite, Trans fats, Mono-sodium glutamate (MSG), Artificial colors, preservatives, and flavors.
8) Take supplements
Supplements are needed because our bodies cannot produce the nutrients necessary to maintain optimum health. There are many nutrients needed in order to maintain a strong immune system. It is very challenging in the world we live in to obtain sufficient nutrition with the foods available to us. They are over processed and void of many essential nutrients. Additionally, food is grown in soils that have been over-planted and saturated with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Vitamin and mineral deficiency subjects us to more diseases, aging, sickness, and the weakening of our immune system. Learn about some good supplements, go to

http://www.immunesystemremedies.com/immune-system-supplements.html

As you can see, there is no one magic cure, one supplement, or one way to boost your immune system, but there are many things you can do to help prevent from getting sick in the future!

More details can be found at the website in the source box.

Joseph asks…

What are some ways you can boost your immune system?

I’m constantly falling ill and i always catch every little virus going around..
how can i boost my immune system?

admin answers:

Hope you are not looking for a short answer. I know alittle about boosting your immune system. Here are some suggestions……

1) keep practicing good personal hygiene care, wash your hands!

2) get plenty of rest. During deep sleep, our body release potent immune-enhancing substances that strengthen your immune system function. By not allowing our body sufficient rest, the immune system will sputter, and as a result, not function at full capacity. We then are more likely to become ill with common illnesses. A healthy, deep sleep allows our body to release a significant amount of growth hormone that boost the immune system and aids in the growth and repair of the body.

3) get moderate and regular exercise
An increase in blood flow associated with moderate exercise helps to circulate antibodies along with white blood cells necessary to fight infection more quickly. As a result, this provides our bodies with an early warning system to ward off potentially damaging germs. In addition, the increase in body temperature as a result of physical activity may aid in inhibiting the growth of bacteria; thus allowing the body to fight infection more effectively.

4) Receiving a Regular Body Cleansing.
Body cleansing is essential because our bodies need to properly eliminate the toxic build up that has formed in our intestines (colon), which may lead to sickness and disease. Our body organs and tissues must be free of toxins for the immune system to function optimally thus enabling our bodies to receive the essential nutrients our bodies need.

5) Boost immune system by drinking plenty of filtered water.
Water is essential for all living things and keeps our immune system operating optimally while improving the way we feel, look and live. Without sufficient amounts of water, you may experience routine fatigue, dry skin, headaches, constipation, and a decrease normal bodily function which may lead to your body unable to fight off diseases. Without water we would literally dehydrate which could result in the shutting down of vital organs and ultimately end in death.

6) Eliminate all sugar and allergens from your diet.
Just a small amount of sugar has been proven to impair white blood cells up to 50% for very short periods of time. By discovering what our personal food allergies are, then eliminating or desensitizing them will help strengthen your immune system. By removing these triggers, our immune cells are strengthened in order to combat other invaders such as influenza rather than the allergen. The elimination of sugar from your diet can also strengthen immune system.

7) Eat nutritiously
Good foods to eat include organic fruits and vegetables, chloretta, medicinal mushrooms like maitake, shiitake, reishi, or turkey tail. Besides water, wheatgrass juice, aloe vera juice, or green tea are good drinks.

If you are too busy to cook healthy food…
If you are too sick to cook healthy food…
If you just don’t like healthy food…
“Better than Greens” is a complete food supplement. “Better than Greens” is one of the very few products on the market that not only builds your body, but it also cleans your body. Http://www.betterthangreens.com/Product.asp?intProdID=99&AT=7
8) Take supplements
Supplements are needed because our bodies can not produce the nutrients necessary to maintain optimum health. There are many nutrients needed in order to maintain a strong immune system. It is very challenging in the world we live in to obtain sufficient nutrition with the foods available to us. They are over processed and void of many essential nutrients. Additionally, food is grown in soils that have been over-planted and saturated with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Vitamin and mineral deficiency subjects us to more diseases, aging, sickness, and the weakening of our immune system.

Best herbs include echinacea, goldenseal, garlic, olive leaf extract, elderberry, or astragalus.

Best vitamins include Vitamin A, C, or E. These are a good source of antioxidants, which will boost your immune system.
The minerals zinc and selenium also help with boosting your immune system.

Links to fantastic immune building products!

Http://www.micronutra.com/immuno-xcell.html?kbid=2768

http://www.shaklee.net/immune_system_remedies/prodNuFeronHome

http://www.shaklee.net/immune_system_remedies/product/20613

http://www.shaklee.net/immune_system_remedies/product/20241

As you can see, there is no one magic cure, one supplement, or one way to improve your immune system.

More details can be found at the website in the source box.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

December 28, 2012
By

Paul asks…

What can i do to boost my nonexistant immune system?

I had chemo shots back in 2003(methotrexate),and since then,my immune system has been low to the point that i get sick almost everytime i step foot outside of my house.
I drink OJ and eat fruits with vitamin C,but it doesn’t seem to help.
Any suggestions?

admin answers:

YOu may have to try a multi-modal approach.

Vitamin C is one approach, but you need to suppliment it with other thing to counteract any immuno suppressants

one that people do not usually think of is stress. Be sure to get a proper amount of sleep each night and to take some time out fo dealing with stress.

Also, exercise on a regular basis.

Suppliment your vitamin c with a healthy diet.

Try to think of the immune system needing energy to work, and anything that would detract from that energy or impair it would cause issues for your immune system’s performance.
Things like:
-stress
-malnutrition
-out of shape
-poor heating (like in the house)
-self-esteem issues

Laura asks…

How does one build up their immune system?

I’m not a big believer in taking vitamins. I actually do not like taking any kind of drugs of any sort, even for a headache. Can lack of sleep and stress weaken your immune system even if you are eating properly and exercising?

admin answers:

A balenced diet, adeqate rest and physical activity will help build your immune system. Taking vitamins and nutritional supplements is a nonsence option unless one has got problems with food and fluid intake, digestion and absorption. Stress including spending too much time on non physical activities (computer, TV, computer games etc) can impair immune system. Specific immunity can be obtained through vaccinations for certain conditions.

Chris asks…

What is the best way to boost your Immune System?

What foods or liquids can you est or drink to boost your antibodies & immune system?

admin answers:

I applaud you in your interest in strengthening your immune system with food. If you are interested in great ways to boost your immune system without food, go to www.immunesystemremedies.com

Boosting with food…..
As you may know, it is a challenge today to find foods that are mineral rich without added chemicals that are toxic.
The good news is it is possible to find healthy foods that are rich in vitamins, mineral, photonutrients, ect. For you body.

A place to start is looking for raw and organically grown fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Here is a sampling.
Vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, collard greens, and spinach are the great source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fiber,

Fruits (like blueberries, bananas , acai,and mangoes.) are good sources of antioxidants and phytonutrients

Proteins containing amino acids aids in the growth and repair of your immune system. Some protein sources can be chlorella , eggs, organic meat and poultry, fish especially those high in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, trout and tuna.

Medicinal Mushrooms such as Shiitake, Reishi, Maitake, and Coriolus Versicolor (turkey tail) are wonderful for building your immune system up.

Drinks like Wheatgrass, Aloe vera juice, green tea, white teas, and MonaVie juice are excellent drink choices to boost your immune system.

Whole grains like brown rice, millet, buckwheat, oats, and barley are also a valuable source of the vitamins, minerals and fiber that are an essential part of keeping the immune system healthy. Fiber helps cleanse the colon of toxins and helps prevent intestinal infections.

It is also important to avoid “bad” foods (“unprocessed” and “unrefined”) that will weaken your immune system.

Here is some suggestions:
Sugar contains no nutrients. Excessive sugar intake can deplete your body of several vitamins and minerals. Sugar impairs the ability of white blood cells to sweep up and kill bacteria. It also robs the body of key nutrients such as zinc that is vital for the immune function. Sugars food to avoid include soda pop, candy, many cereals, and ice cream.

Coffee Caffeine is a diuretic that contributes to the body’s loss of important nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The acid in coffee eats away the villi of the small intestine, reducing their effectiveness in supporting nutrient assimilation.

Alcohol (when consumed in excess), is a poison to every system of your body. It depresses the nervous system, inhibits the bone marrow’s ability to regenerate blood cells, is toxic to the liver, depletes B-vitamins, and is dehydrating.

Raw foods such as clams, oysters, sushi, very rare meats, and undercooked eggs contain infectious bacteria and intestinal parasites.

With the advent of pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizer and green harvesting, our fruits and vegetables lack vital nutrients. Today, it is necessary that our diet will need supplements to the food for the immune system.

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