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Help strengthen my Immune system

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Created April 25, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Hi, last month I got sick with sore throat, coughs and now after a course of antibiotics, then anti histamines, steroid inhalers, I am feeling vulnerable to coughs and colds. Still some coughs. Doctor told me to continue antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays for a month. Its disgusting. My all throat culture, mono tests came out negative, chest x-ray is okay.

Now I want my body to heal naturally. Would you guys please share tips to strengthen my immune system. I am eating daily bone broths, 1 oz liver, salmon, eggs, meat, veggies, blueberries, strawberries, apples, kefir, yoghurt, oranges, bananas. I also gained 8 lbs after my sickness as I am eating more fruit, white rice and have no energy to workout. Also daily 5000iu D, 3g C (more than that makes me run to bathroom). Please share your tips to boost immune system.

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on April 26, 2013
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It's pretty great. I notice an improvement in sleep, digestion, and just overall "Feel goodness". Sometimes I do a little Natural Calm combined with a cup of Chaga - Some of the best nights of sleep I've ever had!

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I have read most of the articles on PHD blog and eat safe starches! Will look into supplementing iodine but I normally eat some kelp and brazil nuts every other day when I am not eating any seafood.

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Agreed. At the end of the book there is a chapter on immunity, and ways to boost it. They especially recommend intermittent fasting (eating only within an 8ish hour window each day) as a way to give your body time to do housekeeping.

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on April 25, 2013
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Liver on alternate days will still replete your zinc and give you too much A. Don't do liver more than a couple times a week. Trader Joe's has smoked oysters in olive oil (most others are in seed oil).

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on April 25, 2013
at 03:08 PM

Thanks, I take most of them except Chaga tea, would like to try that.

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Thanks for tips! I eat 1 oz liver alternate days now, I am also supplementing with Mg, forgot to mention that. I don't find raw oyesters anywhere, is canned crown prince smoked oyesters have same nutritional value?

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Green vegetables for everyone. More carbs if you're a hard training individual.

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on April 25, 2013
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Eve, I suggest you read Perfect Health Diet (Jaminet) and broadly follow the dietary suggestions (..by all means tweak it a bit) and the suggested supplement regimen. I think Paul Jaminet really knows his stuff and somehow manages to explain it all clearly yet in technical detail.

As for your perceived present immune system vulnerability, I suggest you take 6 mg of iodine daily. This equates to 1/2 of an Iodoral tablet or 1 drop of Lugol's 5%. You will need to take a couple of other companion supplements to complement the iodine, which is powerful stuff. Iodine is a wonderful antibiotic/antifungal nutrient. The Perfect Health Diet discusses iodine, and it is discussed on Paul Jaminet's web site (perfecthealthdiet.com).

_Lazza

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on April 25, 2013
at 04:53 PM

Agreed. At the end of the book there is a chapter on immunity, and ways to boost it. They especially recommend intermittent fasting (eating only within an 8ish hour window each day) as a way to give your body time to do housekeeping.

3d32417c82811adb90f0790f820c571a

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on April 25, 2013
at 10:16 PM

I have read most of the articles on PHD blog and eat safe starches! Will look into supplementing iodine but I normally eat some kelp and brazil nuts every other day when I am not eating any seafood.

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on April 25, 2013
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You shouldn't be eating liver daily, your Zinc and D3 levels will go to the floor because of copper and A, which are antagonists and plenty in offal. Eat offal only twice a week. Replace the rest of the liver days with other meats, fish and of course, oysters (as good in nutrition as liver, but worth more zinc). Also, an idea would be to also get magnesium (most are deficient, even on Paleo, because our soil/water doesn't contain much anymore), and coQ10 Ubiquinol (not ubiquinone). These foods and supplements will boost your immune system further.

3d32417c82811adb90f0790f820c571a

(63)

on April 25, 2013
at 03:06 PM

Thanks for tips! I eat 1 oz liver alternate days now, I am also supplementing with Mg, forgot to mention that. I don't find raw oyesters anywhere, is canned crown prince smoked oyesters have same nutritional value?

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on April 25, 2013
at 04:40 PM

Liver on alternate days will still replete your zinc and give you too much A. Don't do liver more than a couple times a week. Trader Joe's has smoked oysters in olive oil (most others are in seed oil).

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on April 25, 2013
at 02:14 PM

Here are some of my top immune-boosting items:

Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger/Lemon/Honey tea, Chaga Tea, Vitamin C

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on April 26, 2013
at 03:46 PM

It's pretty great. I notice an improvement in sleep, digestion, and just overall "Feel goodness". Sometimes I do a little Natural Calm combined with a cup of Chaga - Some of the best nights of sleep I've ever had!

3d32417c82811adb90f0790f820c571a

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on April 25, 2013
at 03:08 PM

Thanks, I take most of them except Chaga tea, would like to try that.

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