Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

December 28, 2012

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:
-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

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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