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Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

January 5, 2013

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

Regular exercise may help battle the flu

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

The functioning of the immune system, like most systems in the body, is dependent on proper nutrition.

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:


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 Deficiency

August 20, 2012

Steven asks…

Pretty Important Medical Question?!?

So, in January, I had a freak case of Rhabdomyolysis. I’m 16 years old, and I went to the hospital presented with myoglobinuria (if that’s how you say it). No pain, no stiffness (after I exercised I had pretty bad stiffness, but it went away the next day), nothing when I was admitted…. They did a blood test, and my CK levels came out at 492,000. My potassium levels were also high…I think…either high or low. I was hospitalized, and my CK levels dropped at about 120,000 per day…and 4 days later I was released from the hospital. It was kind of odd, because from what my doc said, people with rhabdo in my situation already have renal damage, and are usually in the ICU on dialysis. I was discharged perfectly fine. My doctor, nor none of the Emergency Medicine Residents could figure out why I got it. My family physician really wanted me to go see a GI doc and a Renal doc. I went to go see a GI doc and he found nothing. I knew something was up, and since I’m in a Emergency Med program at my school, I decided to look into to things. After looking for a few months, I think I have something called Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase 2 deficiency (CPT-2 deficiency).

Website since the disorder is rare:

I do get muscle stiffness and pain a lot when I exercise…..Many of the symptoms it gave me, explained me perfectly, especially with the rhabdo. So what’s the next step? Do I call my doctor immediately, or can I just tell her at my next physical?

admin answers:

You certainly need to see your own doctor again, but not necessarily in a hurry. Even if you do have CPT-2 deficiency (and there are other possibilities) there has to be a trigger for the rhabdomyolysis. If you avoid fasting and energetic exercise, you will be fine until the next appointment. When you talk to your own doctor, I suggest you avoid presenting your own diagnosis (if I were your doctor, I would be tempted to respond by suggesting you organise your own treatment as well). Instead, raise the entirely appropriate question that you might have a genetic condition and might benefit from consulting a genetic specialist.

Mandy asks…

Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Question’s?

I have been doing some research regarding deficiency‘s associated with Vaplroic Acid, and from what I have read there are vitamins and minerals that can be taken to reduce these deficiency‘s. In particular:
Selenium — 100-200mcg daily.
L-Carnitine — 500-1000mg three times daily.
Vitamin D — 600 IU daily.
Calcium — 200mg daily.
Vitamin B12 — 30mcg daily.
Vitamin B6 — a lower dose??
Possibly a supplement of Biotin.

I would just like to know if anybody has/is taking valproic acid and has experienced side effects such as fatigue, shakiness, hard time getting to sleep, and staying asleep, blurry vision, head ache, and has been taking the medication for more then 6 months. I am at a dosage of 250mg twice daily of Valproic Acid treating Epilepsy, having one serious seizure almost a year ago, 17 years old, 5’7, 150 lbs, and run 5km 3 days a week. If anyone has knowledge of these supplements and if they may help with these side effects i would like to know. As well are these supplement doses reasonable??, and anything else to consider with these supplements such what to mix, what not to mix?? times of day?
Another question about melatonin, is it safe to use on Valproic Acid and will it help with my sleep?

admin answers:

Vitamin D lack, or just hypovitaminosis , is undoubtedly widespread for People in america, particularly those that are living in wintry, upper environments, also as the aged population. This really is because our own potential to generate the particular vitamin lowers as we grow older.

Within the active condition, cholecalciferol goes thru your bloodstream, focusing on a number of bodily organs, which include brain, impacting on just what exactly that particular organ really does. Vitamin D3 will be vital for the purpose of regulating tissues growing, improving calcium and also phosphorus ingestion, keeping immunity process integrity and cardiovascular system healthiness. This may possibly be involved when it comes to tumors reduction. Essential vitamin D3 may help to keep our blood calcium mineral degrees good for making bone as well as the teeth, muscles contracting, as well as the relocating for neurological impulses.

When it comes to emotional health condition and learning, this important vitamin has a tendency to trigger receptors on nerves in portions of your brain liable for actions adjustment. This boosts release of important brain chemical substances and also defends the brain by being free radical cleansing. Vitamin D also performs as the anti- — inflammatory agent up against general problems.

Helen asks…

herbal adderall…. any exist? Looking for use for recreational purposes for energy, focus, and fatloss?
This product contains..

Vitamin B3
Is a B vitamin with Nootropic effects. It is also has been noted for its use in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Vitamin B12
Is involved in the metabolism of every cell of the body, especially affecting the DNA synthesis and regulation but also fatty acid synthesis and energy production. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause severe and irreversible damage, especially to the brain and nervous system. Vitamin B-12 gives a great natural energy boost.

Guarana is an herb that is rich in caffeine. Research has also shown that guarana may affect how quickly the body perceives itself to be full as well.

Bitter Orange
Bitter orange is used as a stimulant and appetite suppressant which aids in weight loss. It contains several alkaloids such as synephrine that stimulate the body’s beta-3 receptors. Activating these receptors boosts your metabolic rate and energy levels to help increase fat burning and ultimately body fat loss. It also promotes the release of epinephrine and nor-epinephrine which boost mental energy and focus while indirectly helping body fat loss.

Yohimbe Bark Extract
It is of the tryptamine chemical class with stimulant and aphrodisiac effects. It is also known for it’s thermogenic effect. Like adderall® it is classified as pycho-stimulant that has Nootropic behavior.

Choline Dihydrogen Citrate
It is a naturally-occuring ammonium salt that is found in the lipids that make up cell membranes -in the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Choline is the chemical precursor or “building block” needed to produce the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and research suggests that memory, intelligence, and mood are mediated at least in part by acetylcholine metabolism in the brain.

ALCAR has neuroprotective benefits in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. ALCAR plays many important roles in the body, but the most important one from a fat burning perspective is ALCAR’s role in escorting fatty acids to the cell’s mitochondria where they can be burned as fuel aiding in body fat loss.

Bacopa Extract
It has been used in India for several thousand years and is considered a “brain tonic” which enhances memory development, learning, and concentration thus fighting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The herb shows significant psychotropic action as evidenced by excessive sleep and conformation changes in the brain as well as blood. It is also a potent antioxidant.

Tyrosine is converted in the body to key biologic compounds. These compounds include epinephrine, dopamine, L-dopa, Co-Q10, and thyroid hormones.

Caffeine has nootropic effects, inducing positive changes in memory and learning. Both caffeine and naturally occurring caffeine found in guarana called guaranine are found in Adderllin.

DMAE is related to choline and is a biochemical precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Studies have shown an increase in vigilance and alertness, with a positive influence on mood.

White Willow Bark Extract
White willow bark extract is added because a synergy occurs whenever ingredients are combined and the specific combination of those ingredients provides a greater benefit than the individual benefits that could be realized if each of those ingredients were taken independent of each other. Also known as a natural pain reliever.

Piperine is an extract found from black pepper and is known for it’s increased uptake of nutrients and supplements.

Is an extract found in the periwinkle plant. Vinpocetine is reported to have a cerebral blood-flow enhancing and neuroprotective effects. It is also used as a drug in eastern european countries for the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders and age related memory impairment.

Is naturally occurring and extracted from the Firmoss plant. Huperzine has been shown to enhance memory and learning performance in clinical trials performed on China

I hope this helped people who want to take an herbal alternative for recreational use.

admin answers:

Nice website – I was surprised at its functionality.
I was also pleased to see the ingredients listed there as well – it sounds like a dynamite combination.
I would have been happier to see a percentage or the mg of the separate ingredients for quality control.
In time the FAQs may need to be expanded to include answers about norepinephrine and serotonin and MAO inhibition
This is not a nutritional supplement for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease although some constituents most certainly are such as Piperine. Because some ingredients function as AChE inhibitors, it would be contraindicated but that is a reason for using for AD.

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Your Questions About Carnitine Dosage

July 3, 2012

Carol asks…

does anyone take acetyl -l-carnitine vitamins?

did it help at all with brain funtion-memory , concentration and focus….did you have any side effect?? what is the dosage amount you take daily???Overall wold you say these vitamins where helpful i nyour health in any way.?

admin answers:

I took it. Can’t remember what dosage I took. Didn’t help me at all or only a little and then wore off. But try it. It might help you.

Lizzie asks…

Memory…all natural vitamins?

I have looked into vitamins for memory. I know of Ginko Biloba already and is that, alone, enough? But I have also heard of ACETYL L-CARNITINE. Is there one better than the other? What milligram of dosage is sufficient and would more be better? Can I combine the two? If anyone has taken ACETYL L-CARNITINE and has had good/bad results, please let me know.

admin answers:

For the moment, I’m having Ginko only… Sorry, can’t answer your question..

John asks…

Anyone know how long the Linus Pauling Heart Diisease Cure takes+ where to get the following supplements?

Must be the EXACT dosage:

Vitamin C (ascorbate) 6000 mg
Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) 800 mg
Vitamin A (Palmitate) 16000 IU
Coenzyme Q-10 200 mg
L-Lysine 6000 mg
L-Proline 500 mg
L-Carnitine 500 mg


If you can’t understand me or dont believe there’s a heart disease cure, look up: Linus Pauling Heart Disease Cure, or follow this link below:

admin answers:

Here’s a good article from LEF (Life Extention Foundation) They also sell very high quality supplements that would meet this protocol.
Here are also a few more links to online stores with good prices and selections.

I wish you well!

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

April 11, 2012

Betty asks…

iLASIKs not turning out perfect in one eye because of the wrong drops during surgery?

i had the iLASIKs procedure done a couple of weeks ago. I was told that it went well and I had my follow up done the next day with the same results. My vision in my right eye is perfect but my vision in my left eye is blurry and I feel like it is straining (like I’ve been working on a computer all day strain). I have been taking things easy since the surgery. I haven’t been exercising (which I normally do), I have limitted my TV and computer time, and I have not picked up a book. I did everything the doctor said to do. The thing that concerns me is that (even though I was doped up for the procedure) I remember the nurse had put the wrong drops in that eye and the doctor had to flush it out. I can’t remember which drop she used or what she was suppose to use. I just remember her laughing and the doctor saying that “I need to flush that immediately”, which he did. I know if I ask him about it he will say that putting the wrong drops in when it was flushed would not have any affect on why that eye turned out blurry (out of fear of a lawsuit, which I have no intention of doing so). I’m just wondering if he were to suggest another surgery what I should say and is it possible that it will get better? Who can I ask where I know I will get honest answers?

admin answers:

It takes a while for the eyes to fully heal and get final vision. Likely the drops made no difference.

Ask your doctor at you next checkup why the left eye is blurry and what he plans to do to improve it.

Susan asks…

Is natural eyesight improvement possible?

We are at an age where nearsightedness is found in the majority of people. And the only ways people know of dealing with this is to either get glasses, contacts, or Lasik. Anyways I have been dating a guy for a couple of weeks now and we have been getting to know each other and I noticed that he has better eyesight than me and I wear glasses. I asked him how he had good eyesight to read small print from far away and he said he was once nearsighted and ten years ago he started doing eye exercises and watching what he eats and his vision improved overtime. He says that the only problem is that it takes time and a lot of patience andyou need to do the exercises frequently and you will not notice the change right away. So why isn”t eye exercises recommended by doctors? Are they afraid of losing business by not selling glasses or is this fake? If it is fake then how come it worked for my boyfriend? I don’t know who to believe since there are some internet forums I checked out where people claim eye exercises work and there’s others who say it doesn’t. What do you think is the truth?

admin answers:

Your b/f is being tricked by the devil… (think about it…)

William asks…

How can i get better eyesight?

i wear glasses and i don’t like wearing them. is there a way that i can get clear vision or enough to see great without glasses. Please help me. i don’t want to do surgery or get contacts. i want to get better eyesight by eating certain types of food or doing exercises. please tell me how long i have to do the exercises or eat the food (for a year, a month, etc.) (ex.roll your eyes every thirty minutes) and please tell me how much or how many times i have to eat the food or do the exercises (ex.carrot eat two a day). Thank you. if it really helps then i will pick it as the best answer. :]

admin answers:

To ensure your eyesight is in optimum condition you need to consume these foods and vitamins.

Vitamin A – Vitamin A also known as retinol, occurs naturally in animals. This Vitamin keeps the skin healthy and helps produce mucous secretions to build resistance to infection. If you don’t consume enough vitamin A you can end up with a condition known as Nyctalopia (Night Blindness). Night blindness is the inability to of the eye to adapt to dim light, sufferers can see in the day, but have trouble seeing in the dark or faint light.

People who don’t consume enough Vitamin A may also go on to develop a condition called Xerophthalmia (Greek for dry eyes). This condition makes the surface of the eye become dry and likely to develop infection.

Vitamin A – Vitamin A can be found in plants with carotenes, the body converts these into Vitamin A. Carotenes can be found in carrots, cabbage and lettuce. Vitamin A can also be found in green and yellow vegetables, butter, eggs, fish liver oils, liver, milk and sweet potatoes.

Another good Vitamin to improve eyesight is a Vitamin called B2

Vitamin B2 – Vitamin B2. Vitamin B2 is also known as Riboflavin. It is needed for growth and for healthy skin and eyes. Vitamin B2 can be found in the following foods. Green vegetables, poultry, fish, liver, cheese and milk.

The last of the Vitamins to improve eyesight will be looking is called Niacin

Niacin – Niacin is also known as nicotinic acid. This Vitamin is essential for for growth and for health tissues. Without Niacin, Riboflavin cannot function properly so in that respect it is quite essential. Niacin can be found in liver, yeast, lean meat, whole-grain and enriched breads and cereals.

As you can see, consuming foods and vitamins to improve your eyesight is not difficult. The vitamins a re found in common foods and sometimes you can get all of these vitamins from one single food i.e. Liver appears in all the lists for the 3 different vitamins.

Let just quickly recap the 3 Vitamins.

Vitamin A is also known as Retinol, it stops you from getting Night Blindness and Xerophthalmia.

Vitamin B2 is also known as Riboflavin and it is essential for health eyes.

Niacin is also known as nictonic acid, and without it Vitamin B2 cannot function properly

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Your Questions About Naturally Improve Eyesight

January 21, 2012

Chris asks…

How to Improve Eyesight Naturally?

Hello, My eyesights are little week, my doctor recommend me specs but I dont like to wear them or to take those side effect medicines. My friend told me that there are some natural exersises for eye and which really works better than hope. So please if you can suggest me some exersises or method to naturally fix my eyes.

admin answers:

NATURALLY you should EXERCISE your IMPROVING good judgement & go to an eye doc & FIX your eye sight with lasik, glasses or contacts

Richard asks…

improve eyesight naturally?

how do i improve my eyesight naturally. Any ideas

admin answers:

L-Taurine 400mg, Bilberry Extract 100mg, Luteine 20mg, Lycopene 20mg, Ginko Biloba 50mg, Vinpocetine 20mg and Zeaxanthin 1mg.
Vitamin A,C,E – zinc and copper.
Full hand of whole dried Lycium Barbarum berries.

Lycium should be avoided during pregnancy and nursing, because it contains betaine, which may act as an abortifacient

These once a day should do in the health improvement of your eyes.

Laura asks…

Does anyone know how to naturally improve your eyesight and lessen your dependence on glasses?

admin answers:

Try to take a vitamin called lutein…great for the eyes. If you have trouble seeing far away leave your glasses off for a few hours a day and try to read or focus on things that are far away. If you have trouble seeing close up try to read books or magazines with your glasses off for a few hours a day and things may improve. It worked for my brother.

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